_bbR3iY5lLSjzaZNziPYc6VX6tk Inspiration CAN be found EVERYWHERE!: February 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Potato Salad Deviled Eggs

With Easter coming up quickly, many of us with have a "ton" of hard boiled eggs that we will need to do something with.  
I am going to give you another solution.

Yield: 6

  • 6 hard cooked eggs, peeled
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. mustard, yellow or Dijon
  • ⅛ tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • ¼ cup finely diced cooked potato
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp. each minced red bell pepper, radish, chopped parsley

  1. Cut hard cooked eggs in half lengthwise and remove yolk. Set whites aside.
  2. In the base of the Power Chef® System fitted with paddle attachment add yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, salt, garlic, vegetables and parsley. 
  3. Cover and pull cord until mixture is well combined.
  4. Fold in potatoes and spoon mixture into egg white wells.
  5. Garnish with additional radish or parsley.

You can hold up to 24 egg halves for mess-free transport in Tupperware's Egg Tray Inserts.
You can also add the whole egg into the Power Chef System and make a quick egg salad when everyone is calling for food.  
Makes a nice smooth or chunky salad in a flash.  I love this piece.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Going for what you want

Tell me what do you think?
Can you see it?

Isn't it time we stop being afraid and start working TOWARDS what we want .. you know that thing that you can ALMOST see. But because of FEAR it continues to be just out of reach?

Let's move PAST the fear and work towards getting what we want.

Let's enjoy the fruits of our work when we walk past that which is holding us back.  

Time to say bye bye to FEAR.

Are you with me?

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sausage, Peppers and Onions with a twist

I know my hubby would like this one.
He is definitely a Sausage, Peppers and Onion kind of guy.  
How about you?

Yield: 4


  • 1 lb. Italian Sausage Links, cut into pieces
  • 2 green bell peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup beer
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp. grainy mustard
  • 2 tbsp. corn starch
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt


  1. In the base of the Microwave Pressure Cooker place sausage, peppers, and onion.
  2. In a medium bowl (Thatsa bowl is perfect) stir together beer, stock, mustard, corn starch, and salt. 
  3. Pour over sausage and peppers, stir to combine.
  4. Secure cover onto base. Microwave on high power 10 minutes. 
  5. Remove from microwave. Let stand 10 minutes or until pressure indicator valve is in the down position.
  6. Serve with rice, pasta, potatoes, creamy polenta, or on a bun.
Personally I would have done a quick brown of the sausage, before cutting into pieces and putting into pressure cooker.  It would have given a better presentation and probably added an additional depth of flavor to the "sauce".  But you can do as directed above or add that browning step ... its' your kitchen you have the control.

Hope you enjoy this one.
Let me know if you try it and what you think.

If you need any of the Tupperware pieces mentioned, hop on over to my Tupperware Site and you could be making this one very very soon!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening for Every Day People

Teeth Whitening Cost

I don’t know about you, but I love looking at pictures of models and actors and seeing their beautiful smiles.  I really do envy them their beautiful white teeth.  Ok yes, if we are going to be honest here, that is just one of the things I envy.  
But to be honest, I don’t have the money to have caps put on all my teeth and professional teeth whitening is equally expensive, so when I was asked if I wanted to test out a tooth whitening product from Smile Br!lliant, I was all for it.

And then to make it an even better or sweeter deal, my daughter and I got to try this product together!  We got to check it out and see if there was any difference between “older teeth” with 4 crowns, that would be mine and “younger teeth” that had also been through quite a few years of orthodontic work, that was Jenn’s
Now this product is not for young children who's teeth are still developing, I believe they say for no one under 18, but since neither of us fall under that criteria, we were both good to go.

What I really liked about this product was that each whitening kit is made to order.  You make your impressions so that your trays are made for you and your teeth, not a “one size fits all” set of trays.  Doing your impressions was really very easy.

As you can see from the picture, you receive 3 sets of impression materials, just in case you do make a mistake, but seriously the hardest part was making sure that you mix the two impression materials (1 black/gray (catalyst) labeled and 1 blue (base) labeled container into a consistent mix. And even that wasn't very difficult, especially if you have ever played with clay or play doh.  
It’s then very easy to take your impression by putting the materials into the dark blue trays and placing they up and around your teeth. Once completed you send the forms back to Smile Brilliant labs to make your personal whitening trays in a prepaid envelop.

When our trays came back, the first thing that came to mind when I saw them, after I saw how “interesting” our bite and teeth sizes where, was that they reminded me of what I thought those invisible braces look like.  Because they are made for your teeth, they are very comfortable to wear.  

As you can see, your teeth fit into their own place in the tray like a second skin.  Each tooth has it’s own “sleeve” so to speak covering both the front and back of the tooth.
I was very happy that I didn’t feel like I had a huge piece of plastic on my top and bottom teeth.  I could close my mouth completely without wanting to gag.

Doing your whitening is a breeze.  With the custom-made trays, there was no problem with placement of the whitening materials like with those whitening strips.  Every time you do the whitening, the gel comes in contact with your teeth completely, no gaps, no tooth too big or too small.  Even those “paint on” style whitening products always seemed to leave too much room for error, or missing application spots.

The whitening gel and the desensitizing gel come in syringe type containers that make it a snap to set up each time.  We found that the whitening gel syringe was firmer than the desensitizing gel so you needed to be more careful pushing the plunger on the desensitizing gel syringe so that you didn’t get too much in each tray.  We found that there was enough material in each syringe so we could use each syringe 3 times, just remember to keep the tiny "cap" after you open it the first time to keep the contents fresh. 

Before we started we took “before” pictures.  I have to say I was really shocked and couldn’t believe just how “yellow” and “off color” our teeth looked.

We have well water, very hard well water so we don’t have any of the benefits of city water, which means that if fluoride assists in any way other than cavity prevention, we didn’t get those benefits.
The instructions are easy to understand and the actual process again was easy.  The only thing that wasn’t spelled out, or at least we didn’t see, was how often to do the whitening so we did not do our whitening every day as we could/should have.
Even with this miss-step, we were very happy with our results. 

If you are looking for something to brighten your smile or just make you feel like you have the whitest teeth that you could have, Smile Br!lliant is an affordable solution for you.   Have I gotten you thinking about whitening your own teeth?  Here are some things to know before you whiten.

But you don't have to just take my word for it.  Check out some others who have tried and loved Smile Br!lliant 

And someone, yes it could be you, will be lucky enough to be able to try this tooth whitening system very soon.  
You see, Smile Br!lliant has graciously offered to sponsor a giveaway prize for one of my readers.  
You can enter to win your own system at   www.smilebrilliant.com/g/katsdaily

Although not everyone can be the winner of this giveaway, Smile Br!lliant is going to make it even more affordable for you to try this product.  
When you go to Smile Brilliant to order your system, use the code “katsdaily5” and they will give you a 5% discount on your purchase.   
Which will make it even more affordable!
Pretty sweet right?

I know I am really happy with my results, which look even better than the pictures (I found it much more difficult to take the pictures than I expected).  My Jenn is too, and will probably be looking to get more product to make sure that her teeth continue to shine. 

Still thinking about it? Check out this video by Danielle Mansutti from last year ... yes it really is still this good!

Don't want to wait?  Grab your own today here.  
And don't forget your 5% discount!
I am betting you won't be disappointed .. I know we aren't.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Super Easy Apple Compote

I saw this one looking at my Tupperware back office recipes and thought this would be the bomb after dinner with little effort on my part, but would be really tasty without being heavy.

But I could definitely see this for breakfast over oatmeal or pancakes or waffles.  
Oh I may really have to make this very very soon.

Yield: 6


  • 4 large Granny Smith apples, cored and pealed
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • ¼ cup butter, cut into ¼-inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp. corn starch
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt


  1. Cut apples into ¼-inch pieces.
  2. In the base of the Microwave Pressure Cooker stir together apples, sugar, cider, butter, corn starch, cinnamon, and salt. Secure cover onto the base.
  3. Microwave on high power 10 minutes. 
  4. Remove from microwave. Let stand 10 minutes or until steam indicator valve is in the down position. Remove cover and stir.
  5. Serve warm over ice cream, oatmeal, or as a snack.

As always, if you are interested in the Tupperware products mentioned/used in this recipe, please check out my Tupperware Site.  If you have questions, just give me a shout and I will get back at you.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Potato Salad Deviled Eggs

This one really looks different.
I know its just eggs ... but I can almost taste the difference.  Can't you?

Yield: 6

  • 6 hard cooked eggs, peeled
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. mustard, yellow or Dijon
  • ⅛ tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • ¼ cup finely diced cooked potato
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp. each minced red bell pepper, radish, chopped parsley

  1. Cut hard cooked eggs in half lengthwise and remove yolk. Set whites aside.
  2. In the base of the Power Chef® System fitted with paddle attachment add yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, salt, garlic, vegetables and parsley. Cover and pull cord until mixture is well combined.
  3. Fold in potatoes and spoon mixture into egg white wells. Garnish with additional radish or parsley.

Hold up to 24 egg halves for mess-free transport in our Egg Tray Inserts.

Don't forget, I am your Tupperware Consultant, so check out all these pieces, and so much more on my Tupperware Site.

Make sure you make a copy of this recipe so that when Easter rolls around and you have a ton of colored eggs ... you have this at the ready.  I know I will have it printed out and tacked up on my refrigerator.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

It's February 2nd and you KNOW what that means plus more

Yes it is the beginning of February - I can't believe it is the start of the second month of 2017.  I'm having a hard time believing that January is already over ... where did it go?

Today is the day that little "Phil" comes out of his hibernation spot to tell us whether there will be 6 more weeks of winter or not. 

Unfortunately I believe that is exactly what he will tell us, although I would be ok with it IF we only had the cold without ice and only a limited amount of the white stuff.  I really don't want to see the 17 inches (or more) that got dumped on us at one time last year.

But the beginning of February brings another month of goals (and incentives) for my LimeLight by Alcone business.

I would LOVE to have earned the LBB (Little Black Box) to keep my makeup in by the end of February.  
It would make it so much easier to take everything with me to do parties/makeovers because everything would be 1 one place.  
We haven't seen it "in person" yet, but it does look like it would hold almost everything needed.

But even earning the two new lip gloss colors would be great.  I mean I just started in December and I already promoted during January I am over the moon.  Oh did I just date myself there?  Does anyone say "over the moon" anymore?

Have you checked out LimeLight by Alcone?  
Do you know what it really is?
This is an awesome company, that has been around since the 1950s when it was providing makeup and skincare to the theater industry. Until 2 years ago, the only ones who could get these products were professional makeup artists and those in the movies, television and theater.  

Today we can get the same great products, because LimeLight by Alcone realized that we too were demanding great makeup and skincare.  
Our makeup is a very highly pigmented makeup, so you can use less and still get an awesome finished look.  It is leaping bunny certified (some products are awaiting certification) for which we are very proud.

Our skincare is natural, cruelty free and gives everyone a wonderful "canvas" to work with.  I have seen some other guides share pictures of some of their customers who have had unbelievable results.  I hope to be able to share some of my customers results soon.  I know my skin is so much clearer and brighter with less wrinkles, and the "bags" under my eyes are significantly decreased. I can't wait to be able to say that they are gone ...

Just to give you an idea of why we love our products and why they are safe for most consumers ... 

If you are interested in any makeup or skin care products, I hope you will stop by my LimeLight by Alcone page and pick up some of our great products.  
If you have any question, please just give me a shout.  If I don't have an answer at my fingertips, I will get it for you.

Or if you really want to go for gusto and join in our great group of woman (and men), talk to me and I will get you set up
(or you can sign up from my page) then you too can be on the cutting edge of this wonderful product line.  
I know I am really glad I took the leap of faith.  It is a wonderful company to work for.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Micro Pro Grill makes Mediterranean Salmon

Have you decided that you want to join Tupperware?  Did the great deal on the MicroPro Grill seal the deal for you?  What you haven't decided yet?  Go here and check it out so that you will be saying - yes to the deal too!

Now check out this great recipe that you can make with that Grill IN YOUR MICROWAVE!!

Yes this is the same product that is on the front cover of the current catalog.  And it makes everything you create taste wonderful. Check out how easy it is to make this Salmon in the microwave with this baby!

Yield: 4

  • 1 tsp. plus 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • ½ cup chopped eggplant
  • ¼ cup golden raisins (optional)
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ¼ tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • 4 (4 oz.) salmon fillets, skin-on

  1. In a large bowl, toss together 1 tsp. of the olive oil, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant and raisins until well coated.
  2. Transfer vegetables into the base of the MicroPro™ Grill
  3. Microwave on high power 5 minutes with the lid in the grill position.
  4. Remove from microwave; transfer vegetables back to the same bowl. Fold in rosemary and salt; set aside.
  5. Brush salmon on all sides with remaining olive oil. 
  6. Place 2 salmon fillets in MicroPro™ Grill, skin side up, with lid in the grill position. 
  7. Microwave on high power 4 minutes. 
  8. Remove salmon, sprinkle with coarse kosher salt to taste. 
  9. Repeat with remaining salmon fillets. 
  10. Serve warm with vegetables.