I partnered up with @anolon to giveaway this amazing 10 piece set. Perfect for all the holiday cooking. This is how you enter and get extra points. Head over to my social media and do the following.
1.Follow: @anolon and @homemadedelish
2. Post a photo on social media tagging @homemadedelish showing me ur pots and pans now and why you need these.
3. Tag a friend that needs these
Winner will be randomly chosen November 17th. Good luck! 👍
My daughter’s birthday was couple of weeks ago, and I wanted to have some fun delicious dips to serve for the kids and adults. These dips are perfect for entertaining, and a great pairing with them would be those delicious and crunchy pretzel crisps. I Hope you try these and enjoy.
Fundetti Dip (recipe by Pretzel crisps)
Pretzel Crisps®, for serving
1 Box Funfetti Cake Mix
2 Cup Cool Whip
2 Cup Vanilla Yogurt
In a large bowl mix the ingredients until well incorporated. Serve with pretzel crisps.
Goat cheese and Horseradish Dip
Pretzel Crisp, for serving
4 oz goat cheese
2 tsp horseradish
Green onions, chopped for garnish
In a small bowl mix together horseradish and goat cheese. Roll into a log and top with green onions and serve.
I have been wanting to try out a Lincoln car or SUV for a very long time. They always looked like fine luxurious vehicles. Boy was I right. It has everything plus more. I was part of the NYCWFF last week and I got to enjoy this beautiful ride as my main source of transportation.
The 2016 Lincoln MKX is a larger, more sophisticated midsize luxury crossover, than its previous model. It’s technology features, and a unique premium sound system, give the Lincoln an extra edge. The MKX shares some similarities with its cousin the Ford Edge.
Standard safety features on the Lincoln MKX include a rearview camera, multiple airbags, passive anti-theft system, post-crash alert system, tire pressure monitoring, child-safe rear door locks, perimeter alarm, and passive anti-theft system.
Several additional safety features are available individually on select trim levels. This includes inflatable rear outboard safety belts, pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, and the Enhanced Security Package which requires a valid coded key to avoid drive away theft and electronic lockable storage.
That touch screen controls most of the MKX’s technology, including the audio system, navigation, 360-degree camera system, climate control and 22-way power seats.
You put the MKX into gear with a row of buttons on the left side of the console’s 8-inch touch screen.
Front seats are plush with rich leather surfaces and an easy-chair feel that gives the driver and passenger a relaxing ride. They’re easily adjustable for varying heights helping ensure good visibility. Did I also mention that the seats give you a massage? Yes a massage, just the right amount for a long road trip.
Rear seats are equally comfortable, although the middle seat isn’t suited for long drives. It is incredibly roomy with 39.2 inches of headroom and 39.6 inches of leg room
As most of Lincoln’s models, the exterior design of the 2016 MKX represents a significant departure from the previous model. The newcomer now has the company’s corporate look with split-wing grille, elegant side profile, and new, blade-like headlights. Those changes result in well-balanced proportions and give the vehicle a rather interesting and appealing look.
I give the Lincoln a 9 out of 10. For more information visit http://www.lincoln.com/crossovers/mkx/
Lunch or Dinner is served. Now that we are back in the swing of things at home with school, homework, baseball practice and art class it gets kinda busy around here. Giving my family a nutritious meal for dinner is key. When I received this opportunity to partner up with Minute® Ready to Serve Rice. I was excited; because they have such a variety of different rices to offer. We usually buy the brown rice but when I found out they had this multi grain medley with rice, quinoa and brown rice I was ecstatic. Some people struggle with making rice but minute rice ready to serve makes it easy for you.
This rice recipe is one that I grew up eating; especially when we were sick or in the cold months. It’s a Brazilian chicken and rice soup. It’s delicious and my kids love it. Instead of using the traditional rice I used the multi grain medley blend which made it very wholesome and quick for a soup. Dinner was done in 15 minutes.
Minute Rice ready to serve has a flavor for every family member. Rice is such a versatile food that you can make anything from savory to sweet dishes.
If you’re looking for a wholesome option, Minute® Ready to Serve Rice provides easy portion control since it’s conveniently packaged in two individual single-serve cups.Try mixing in your favorite ingredients with your favorite Minute Ready to Serve Rice. For example:Mix in a protein and veggie, plus a sauce/seasoning or cheese, for a quick weeknight meal.
This recipe can be done in the microwave or stovetop.
Brazilian Chicken and Rice Soup
3 cups cooked chicken breast, chopped
6 cups low sodium chicken broth
2 cups frozen peas and carrots
1 large potato, peeled and cubed, optional
1/2 tablespoon dried basil
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground sage
Salt & pepper, to taste
Hot sauce, optional for topping
- Heat rice according to package directions. In medium microwave-safe bowl, combine chicken, broth, seasonings and vegetables. Microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes. Stir in rice. You might have to add another minute or 2 if the potatoes aren’t done. You can always leave the potatoes out. Save for leftovers and enjoy the next day for lunch or dinner.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice.
Classes are back in session. Now it’s time to get the lunch situation back on track. Packing healthy lunches is key. I want to make sure my kids are getting healthy options, but I also want to make lunch fun for them so they don’t get bored of the sandwich in the plastic baggie. I think this helps the kids eat their lunches at school.
I was excited to partner up with one of my favorite food stores WHOLE FOODS MARKET. They offer so many amazing back to school options. Some of you may not know but WHOLE FOODS has their own brand called 365 Everyday.
The 365 Everyday Value products can fill your pantry without emptying your wallet. With value prices every day of the year, the products are formulated to meet all of their quality standards, come in both natural and organic selections, and will change the way you shop at WHOLE FOODS MARKET. That’s because they have it all — from whole grain flours and shade-grown coffee to organic milk and frozen veggies. They make it easy to stock up on the best products for the best price.
My kids love lunch meat roll ups. I added a little pretzel stick to keep the roll up together. WHOLE FOODS lunch meats are now 25% off Sliced In-house Deli Meat Sale from 9/7 until 9/13.
365 Everyday Value® Organic Sliced Cheese has the benefits of organic including that it’s made from the milk of cows not given synthetic hormones (rBST) and Lunchmeat that doesn’t contain artificial colors, flavors or preservatives such as added synthetic nitrates or nitrites.
Below you will find 3 fun ideas to pack for the kids. I hope everyone has a fun and safe school year.
Here we have Peanut butter & Jelly rolls, pretzel stick, carrots and water
Quaker crackers, Ham & Cheese kabobs, water and some mandarin oranges
Peanut butter apple sandwiches, carrots, quacker crackers and water
Check out the other great dishes from this week’s Food Network Blog #fallfest below:
Devour: Embrace Your Inner Kid with 5 Fun Flips on Pizza
The Lemon Bowl: Skillet Mexican Street Corn
Homemade Delish: Healthy Back-to-School Lunches
Creative Culinary: Peanut Butter and Apple Oatmeal Cookies
The Fed Up Foodie: Spiced Pumpkin Donuts
A Mind “Full” Mom: 2-Ingredient Homemade Gogurts
The Mom 100: Tomato-Orzo Dill Soup
Healthy Eats: 7 Back-to-School Dishes That Kids Can Help Make
Taste with the Eyes: Black Bean Spaghetti Caterpillar For Kids
In Jennie’s Kitchen: Kale Sushi Rice Bowls
Swing Eats: Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Cookies (Gluten-Free & Flourless)
FN Dish: Our Favorite A+ Afterschool Snacks
I finally had the opportunity to try out the 2017 Ford Escape. This is the first time I was able to try out a ford and I have to say I was quiet pleased. The car has some great features.
The popular small crossover SUV has come a long way from its debut in 2001. It uses the latest update of Ford’s Sync voice-command system. It also gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integrated into the infotainment system. Which was a convenient feature. It was like having your iPhone right on the screen.
Ford Escape offers three engines: The 2.5L with independent variable cam design (iVCT). The available 1.5L EcoBoost® iVCT, the most fuel-efficient Escape engine.* And for more punch at the pedal, the available 2.0L EcoBoost with twin-scroll turbocharger. Both EcoBoost engines feature fuel-saving and emissions-conscious Auto Start-Stop Technology.
*EPA-estimated rating of 23 city/30 hwy/26 combined mpg.
2017 Escape is smarter than ever. Available technology can alert you to unintentional lane drift, warn you of a vehicle in your blind spot, auto-maneuver you into (or out of) a tight parking spot, or open the available hands-free, foot-operated liftgate with just a gentle kick under the rear bumper. And the EcoBoost® engines feature Auto Start-Stop Technology to help save fuel when you’re driving in the city.
Additional technology making its first appearance in an Escape includes adaptive cruise control with forward-collision warning and brake pre-conditioning; lane-assist alert and active lane aid, which makes steering corrections; and enhanced parking assist (the driver operates the pedals and gearshift, the system controls the steering), which now performs in parallel and perpendicular parking situations.
Returning to the Escape for 2017 are blind-spot monitoring, hill-start assist, automatic high beams, and the vaunted foot-activated tailgate.
Escape Titanium with the most powerful engine, all the tech that matters and upgraded cabin materials and amenities, and the price climbs just above $38,000. That’s fairly pricey for this class, but Ford crams in a lot of features for the money.
A new Sport Appearance package equips the Escape SE or the Escape Titanium with blacked-out exterior trim, blacked-out 19-in. wheels, dark-tinted headlight bezels and taillights, partial-leather seats with a V-shaped pattern, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shiftier.
The 2017 Ford Escape has more padded materials giving a high-quality look. Ford also adjusted the design of the center console, moving the shiftier back to provide easier access to the climate controls and switching to an electronic parking brake to free up more space for storage. Improved sound insulation means the Escape is about as quiet as a luxury vehicle on the highway.
Escape’s front seats are comfortable and wide, though the back seats provide a pretty spacious back seat for the small SUV.The Escape shares a new 6-sided grille with the Edge and Fusion sedan. The bumper has been equipped with a huge center cut-out with two small hollows. Fog lights sit below the headlights.
All in all I give this an 8 out of 10. It’s an outstanding car with great features. Make sure to check out your local ford dealer for a test drive or visit http://www.ford.com/dealerships/locate
Get ready for a Food Truck Rally rolling into Dorney Park from August 27th – 28th! With food trucks from across the region and all the thrills of the park, you get the kind of fun that’s only at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom. The Food Truck Rally will be held during park operating hours on the Main Midway. Guests will be able to sample signature snacks and delicious treats from 10-15 different food trucks from the Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia and New Jersey. For a list of participating vendors, please visit http://www.dorneypark.com. Your admission to Dorney Park & Wildwater gives you access to this event!
Each truck will be offering a variety of specials and food will be available for purchase. On Sunday, August 28th, guests will be able to meet Nick Elmi from Bravo’s Top Chef from 12 – 3PM. Chef Nicholas Elmi has worked at some of the top rated French restaurants on the east coast, including Guy Savoy (Paris), Le Bec Fin, Union Pacific, Oceana and Lutece. Nicholas has built a solid French repertoire that is constantly inundated with influences from his travels as well as his upbringing in New England. In the fall of 2013, Nicholas opened French/American restaurant, Laurel, at 1617 East Passyunk Avenue in Philadelphia — the city he has called home for 13 years — with a focus on sustainability and simplicity.
Guests can join the fun by purchasing their admission tickets online or at the park. Save up to $10 off the front gate price by purchasing a 2016 Good Any Day Admission ticket online in advance of your visit at http://www.dorneypark.com. About Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to Dorney Park,
Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, three water parks, one indoor water park, and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract. Visit http://www.dorneypark.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
“Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand, and I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are my own.”