This cracker crusted pork is a healthy twist on the usual breaded and fried pork products! Pair with a leftover holiday side dish or make a quick one like couscous. These simple cracker crusted pork steaks are lean, crunchy and your children are sure to love!
1/4 Cup Milk
5 Small Boneless Pork Steaks
1 Sleeve Club or House Crackers
1 Can Pork or Mushroom Gravy
Mix eggs and milk in bowl. Stir in a few dashes of pepper. Place the pork in the bowl. Make sure all sides of meat are covered with mixture. Let sit for about 5 minutes. In a separate bowl, mash the crackers.
Spray a pan with nonstick cooking spray. One at a time, place each pork steak in the cracker mixture. Be sure to evenly coat both side. Place the meat in a fry pan. Cook over medium heat. Turn steaks until both sides are brown and crispy. Cook for about 15 minutes, or until pork is completely cooked and not pink inside.
Top with gravy and serve!
* Always adhere to safe internal temperatures of meat.
* No added salt necessary. Salt on the crackers adds just enough flavor!
* Pork is a great source of lean protein. Enjoy!
I am finally sharing my famous recipe for deviled eggs! They are the perfect addition to any party menu! These simple deviled eggs are fast, easy and fun to make with your children!
1/4 Cup Miracle Whip
1 Teaspoon Mustard
1 Teaspoon Vinegar
Place the six eggs in a pot of water. Bring water to a boil, then reduce heat. Let simmer for 15 minutes. Remove eggs and place in a bowl of cold water and ice until eggs have cooled. Hold each egg under running water as you remove the shells.
Cut each egg in half, longways. Remove the yokes and place in a bowl. Add the Miracle Whip, mustard and vinegar. Use hand mixer or potato masher to mix ingredients until a smooth consistency. Fill egg whites with mixture and sprinkle with paprika.
* Do not over cook the eggs or the shells will be difficult to remove.
* Double recipe for parties. They will go fast!
* Eggs are a great source of protein. Enjoy!
You have been busy all week, and now the weekend is here. Your kids want to play pretend. What do you do?? Look no further than your recycle bin! There is a ginormous supply of recyclable items that have endless possibilities! Here are a few ideas for items that would normally be thrown out or recycle.
Return Envelopes – when you receive a credit card application or some sort of invoice in the mail, a return envelope is normally included. These can be used to play mail delivery or put special projects in.
Credit Card Samples – along with the credit card application, many times a sample credit card was included with the mailing. My girls love playing store with these!
Coffee Can – there are so many uses for a decorated coffee can! Have your child wrap gift-wrap or colored paper around the can. Decorate the can with stickers, markers, or affix any fun things your child would like to embellish it with! Leave the lid on, and they could use it as a drum. It could also be used to store numerous things. We use ours at home to keep all the crayons together.
Plastic Container – Washout the plastic containers from butter, sour cream or cottage cheese. Decorate the outside, fill with dirt, and plant some seeds! Once they are big enough, plants can be transplanted in the garden! Tip: make a hole in the bottom of the container and set it on the lid (lip facing up) or a plate. This will allow the soil to drain if too much water is added.
Paper Tubes – Grab your toilet paper or paper towel tubes and let your kids’ imaginations run with it! Decorate the tubes with fun stickers, ribbon, buttons, markers or paint. Tape two tubes together, and you know have a set of binoculars! A single tube can be transformed into a telescope or magic wand!
Egg Carton – Make sure the egg carton is washed well with hot soap and water! The outside can be painted fun colors and decorated. It is now transformed into a stylish organizer! What a great way to organize beads or hair accessories! It can also serve as a home for toys that include teeny-tiny pieces.
Empty Water Bottles – Time to make music! Put marbles, rocks, or beads in an empty water bottle. You now have a fun noisemaker that can be shaken along with your child’s favorite song!
Paper Shopping Bags – Let’s go shopping! The paper, handled shopping bags you get from specialty stores or boutiques are the perfect size bags for your little ones to play with. They can be decorated or used as they are!
The following items could be found in your recycle bin:
Glass Bottles or Jars
Foil or Aluminum Trays
Plastic Bottles & Containers #1-7
* Please check with your city or county to find out their recycling policy and what items are accepted in your area.
The school year is well underway! The busyness of school, homework and extra curricular activities has begun! I had the opportunity to participate in a review for Del Monte® new Fruit Burst™ Squeezers. In exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions, I received a gift pack containing samples of these new products to try.
These Made in the USA products contain 1-1/2 fruit and veggie servings and come in five healthy flavors.
They are an excellent source of vitamins A and C, and contain no artificial flavors or high fructose corn syrup.
Peach-Mango: Pear puree concentrate, water, pumpkin juice concentrate, peach puree concentrate, pear juice concentrate, carrot juice concentrate, carrot puree, mango puree concentrate, natural flavors, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), citric acid.
Blueberry: Pear puree concentrate, water, pumpkin juice concentrate, pear juice concentrate, natural flavors, carrot puree, blueberry puree concentrate, fruit and vegetable extracts for color, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), citric acid.
Apple Cinnamon: Pear puree concentrate, water, apple puree concentrate, pear juice concentrate, natural flavors, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), cinnamon, malic acid.
Mixed Berry: Pear puree concentrate, water, pear juice concentrate, natural flavors, strawberry puree, red raspberry puree concentrate, blueberry puree concentrate, fruit and vegetable extracts for color, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), malic acid.
Strawberry: Pear puree concentrate, water, pear juice concentrate, strawberry puree concentrate, natural flavors, carmine, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), malic acid.
They truly are delicious and nutritious snacks that we enjoyed on-the-go! They were definitely convenient and travel well!
Day One: On Day One, we enjoyed the Mixed Berry Fruit Burst as a healthy After-School Snack! Because of the squeezable packaging, it was nice that my daughter could complete her homework while enjoying this treat, and I did not have to worry about any type of mess.
Day Two: On Day Two, we brought the Strawberry Fruit Burst to dance class for a healthy On-The-Go treat! It was convenient and easy for my girls to enjoy in between their lessons.
Day Three: On Day Three, my daughter took the Apple Cinnamon Fruit Burst to school as her Lunch Box Favorite! Including a sandwich and yogurt, and I was confident that she was eating a healthy lunch.
Day Four: On Day Four, it was my turn to experience the Blueberry Fruit Burst as my Mom’s Treat! I enjoyed this flavorful snack will reading one of my favorite books!
Day Five: On Day Five, the Peach-Mango Fruit Burst came along on a fall trip as a Go Anywhere Must Have! The pouch easily fit in my purse, and could be enjoyed while continuing our walk through the magnificent fall colors.
Del Monte® new Fruit Burst™ Squeezers are available at your local Walmart! Be sure to add these squeezable snacks to your cart while picking up essentials for your family!
Now it’s time for a Give Away! A $50 Walmart gift card will be given to one lucky winner! To enter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Del Monte Giveaway” in the subject line by November 15th. The Del Monte products, information, gift pack, and gift card have been provided by Del Monte.
To learn more about these great products, please click on these Del Monte Links!
This is a fast breakfast or anytime recipe that your whole family will love! It is healthy with a little bit of treat sprinkled on top. You can prepare this meal even faster by making the crescent rolls the night before. The cream cheese filling is a hidden surprise for your taste buds!
¼ cup Jif® Natural Creamy Peanut Butter Spread
1 Pillsbury® Refrigerated Reduced Fat Crescent Dinner Rolls 8 oz (8 ct)
¼ Cup Crushed Peanuts
¼ Mini Chocolate Chips
4 oz Cream Cheese
Roll crescent rolls out and cover the bottom of a 9-1/2 by 13 inch baking sheet. Bake crescent rolls in oven at 375 degrees for 11 to 13 minutes or until golden brown. Put peanuts in a plastic bag and crushing them with a rolling pin. In a small bowl smash the bananas. Mix in the peanut butter until smooth. Once the crescent roll has cooled, spread a layer of the cream cheese. Next, evenly spread the banana/peanut butter mix. Sprinkle the top with the chocolate chips and crushed peanuts. Slice and serve!
How would you like to make an easy recycled jack-o-lantern from items you probably have around your house? This is a great Halloween project that you can do with your kids for little or no expense!
Get two of the same size plastic bottles out of your recycle bin. They can be large soda bottles or smaller water bottles. It does not matter what size you use, as long as the two bottles you have chosen are the same size.
Cut out the base of the bottles with strong scissors. For safety reasons, I would recommend this be the job of an adult. With orange duct tape, connect the cut sides of the bottles together. Paint the bottles orange. Cut shapes out of sheets of black and green duct tape for the eyes, nose, mouth, and stem. Remove the backing of the shapes and stick them onto the pumpkin. You are done!
If you would like your jack-o-lantern to glow in the dark, cut a hole in the bottom, and insert a glow stick. You can decorate an outdoor path or any place in your home with these fun ecofriendly pumpkin friends!
Are you stuck on what to pack for your kids’ school lunch? Do they get bored with the same thing every day? I have shared a few of my family’s easy and healthy lunch ideas that will be sure to keep away the lunchbox blues!
Fill a wheat flour tortilla with sliced turkey, cheese, avocado, and lettuce!
SALAMI ROLL UPS
Evenly spread cream cheese over a piece of salami. Roll up and spear with a pretzel rod!
FUN PASTA SALAD
Make a quick pasta salad with noodles, cheese, veggies, and salad dressing of your choice!
HOTDOG BUN SUB
Use your left over hotdog buns to make the perfect size sub sandwich for your little one!
Fill a container with a spoon full of peanut butter and a spoon full of jelly. Add a side of crackers to be dipped into the yummy goodness!
Use cookie cutters to create fun shapes out of cheese. Include crackers, and your child can make their own cool stackable sandwiches!
As we age, unfortunately, so does our skin. It kind of creeps up and catches you in the mirror when you least expect it! I had an opportunity to try the Dermagist Complete Rejuvenation System, and provide an honest review of my experience.
I am always a little bit skeptical about anti-aging creams and their effectiveness. I am happy to say that I got a chance to see for myself how the Dermagist products really do improve your appearance! Dermagist prides itself in providing “Miracle cosmeceuticals for beautiful skin.”
My problem area has been my forehead. Not only did I notice a decrease in the lines in my skin, but I could actually feel my skin tightening up. It really was amazing!
The Dermagist Complete Rejuvenation System is a four-step, four-week process. The Original Wrinkle Smoothing Cream moisturizes and increases skin rejuvenation with Matrixly and Sodium Hyaluronate. The next product your skin will be introduced to is the Dynamic Age-Defying Serum. This product comes in an easy to use pump. It focuses on wrinkles, pores, redness, and age spots. The final skin care product in the Complete Rejuvenation System is The Instant-Effect Lifting Serum. This light serum uses Sesaflash to provide an “instant-lift” to your skin. Together, these three products work to lift wrinkles and heal aged cells.
It only takes a few seconds a day to apply the products. For the first two days, I applied the Original Wrinkle Smoothing Cream in the morning and evening. Days three and four require apply the Dynamic Age Defying Serum and Original Wrinkle Smoothing Cream twice per day. On days five through the duration of the products, simple apply a small amount of Instant Lifting Serum, Age Defying Serum and Wrinkle Smoothing Cream.
Over the course of four weeks I did notice firming and moisturizing of my skin. The products have a pleasant scent and are easy to apply. I would recommend using small quantities for application, especially when you get to the point of using multiple products.
After completing the Dermagist Complete Rejuvenation System my skin felt younger, smoother, and overall looked noticeably healthier.
For more information about Dermagist products, please visit their website at www.dermagist.com.
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**Previous Dermagist giveaway winners are not eligible. The giveaway will be open to US and Canada.**
Imagine a world full of bubblegum dreams and parties at a palace! I received “Bubblegum Princess,” a fun new children’s book to review. Julie Gribble brings young readers into a world of royalty and bubblegum adventures.
The story follows the witty young Katy and proper Prince Will. The cute tale and bright illustrations remind me of the British Royal family. The story adds a whimsical twist to the usual fairy tale story.
I enjoyed the use of verbiage to create magical imagery, as well as being simple enough that young readers can enjoy on their own.
How would you like to win your very own copy of “Bubblegum Princess?” Tell me who is your child’s favorite princess, and why they would like to hear the tale of the Bubblegum princess! Send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 15th!
Welcome to the ”End of Summer Giveaway Event” sponsored by Tip Hero and featuring some wonderful bloggers. With summer soon drawing to a close (unfortunately), we thought a great big giveaway event would be the perfect pick-me-up!
There are some great opportunities to score deals at the end of the summer. One lucky winner will win a $100 Walmart gift card to potentially use while shopping those end of the season sales.
This giveaway begins on August 15th and will run until August 29th at 11:59pm US Eastern time. It will be open to residents of the US only, 18+. Use the PromoSimple form below to enter, and make sure that you take advantage of the many entries you can gain. Also, be sure to come back daily for more chances to win. Best of luck!
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