Saturday, May 13, 2017

Gumbo Love: Recipes for Gulf Coast Cooking, Entertaining, and Savoring the Good Life by Lucy Buffett, Cookbook Review!




"Life is short-eat dessert first" so I did! I was offered to review the newest cookbook from Lucy Buffett, Gumbo Love: Recipes for Gulf Coast Cooking, Entertaining, and Savoring the Good Life. Being born in Key West, I was excited to see what this was all about. Well the sweet tooth in me (even though I have been low-no sugar since Feb) went for the desserts. Being Mother's Day weekend I thought I'd treat myself. This Easy-Peasy Chocolate Sauce wasn't just easy, it was delicious! Another sweet tooth recipe that caught my eye is her Chocolate Brownie Flan. 

Incorporating Caribbean, Cajun, Cuban, Mexican, Old Florida, and Creole influences, Lucy proves through her collection of recipes that the Gulf Coast has its own distinct flavors and traditions that make it a destination year after year.

Like her brother, Jimmy Buffett, Lucy celebrates freedom, relaxation, and seaside decadence in her own art — cooking. In her new book, Lucy combines over one hundred new recipes with old favorites, including gumbos, main dishes, deep fried favorites, salads, seasonings, libations, and desserts.

A perfect Mother's Day brunch from her book might include:

-Highbrow Margarita
-Watermelon and Feta Cheese Salad
-Spicy Shrimp Ceviche
-Key West Tuna Burger
-Southern Pound Cake with Strawberries



 leave it alone while it heats up in a double boiler!

let's eat!

mmmm!



*Disclosure* I wrote this review for "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" about Gumbo Love. The product(s) in this review were provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting my review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own. Product info and stock images if any are provided by PR or Co.

Rachelle

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

-ENDED- General Mills Big G Cereals #NationalCerealDay Celebration #Giveaway!


Hello there! I know it's been a while but I've been offered to host a very fun giveaway for you guys in honor of #NationalCerealDay coming up on March 7th!

No lie, we love cereal and if my kids could, they'd eat it all day long. I also love that they now make more flavors gluten free, such as these Lucky Charms so I can have a bowl if the craving hits.

We were sent a very fun gift pack in honor of #NationalCerealDay. Inside was a box of cereal, a T-shirt, an adorable personalized spoon, lots of photo props, decorations and noise makers.

How would you like to win a git box? I have been offered one gift pack to one lucky MIH winner. Enter below for your chance to win!



 Enter below for a chance to this #NationalCerealDay gift pack! Winner chosen 3/08/2017 usa.

ENTER TO WIN HERE:
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Rachelle

*Disclosure* I wrote this review and or giveaway for "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" about #NationalCerealDay. The product(s) in this review were provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting my review and or giveaway. All opinions expressed in this review are my own. This giveaway is provided by General Mills Big G Cereals. Product info and stock images if any are provided by PR or Co.


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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

California Water H2O Challenge


Living in California, we know all to well the importance of water conservation. A couple of summers ago a restriction was put into effect because of the drought and we could not fill the kiddie pool to play, water our lawns as often, no driveway car washing, etc.  Places around town turned off their water displays to help conserve too. Many people changed their lawns to drought tolerant plants. Needless to say our yard went dead! Dried up grass turned into hay and eventually the yard was just boring, ugly dirt. Back when it would rain for a day or so, I'd put out buckets to catch rain water to help water plants throughout the week. Happily we've had a good few days worth of rain lately and our yard came back!! Just look at our fresh new grass that came back naturally!

The California Water H2O Challenge is FREE CA classroom competition teaching kids about caring for water. Teachers check it out!

The Cal Water H2O Challenge was designed in collaboration with the WestEd/K-12 Alliance to ensure an educationally sound curriculum that aligns with Common Core State Standards and is complementary to the Next Generation State Standards. Also developed with the North American Association for Environmental Education, their project-based learning model offers an effective and engaging manner to inspire students to community action while achieving curriculum standards.


About the Cal Water H2O Challenge

• Registration for the Cal Water H2 O Challenge ends on January 31, 2017.

• The students of participating classrooms initiate, develop, and implement a 4-8 week-long project (or longer at teacher discretion), focusing on caring for water. This class-based project explores water as a global resource and as a local resource, while tackling a local water problem in an individual and community-based endeavor.

• A handbook can be found in the resources section of challenge calwater.com, including a guide for the flow of the project, and sample lesson plans.

• Upon completion of the project, students create a final portfolio documenting their work. This portfolio, along with accompanying cover sheets, student reflections, and a teacher reflection, constitute the final submission. Submissions are due February 28, 2017.

• Curriculum Alignment:
Cal Water H2 O Challenge was designed in collaboration with the WestEd / K-12 Alliance to ensure an educationally sound curriculum that aligns with Common Core State Standards and is complementary to the Next Generation Science Standards. In aligning the curriculum, sample lesson plans were developed incorporating these guidelines.

• Project-Based Learning:
Developed with the help of the WestEd / K-12 Alliance and the North American Association for Environmental Education, the project-based learning model offers an effective and engaging manner to inspire students to get involved with community action while achieving curriculum standards.

• Objective Rubric:
Judging of the competition will be conducted by a panel of experts working in education and/or an environmental field and will use an objective rubric, developed with the help of the West Ed / K-12 Alliance. This rubric evaluates the water topic choice, project goals, action plan, and outcomes, long term benefits, integration with student learning and curriculum, student participation, impact on student learning, presentation, and impact on teacher practice.


Winners of the Cal Water H2O Challenge will receive:
Grand Prize
Class Celebration: Classroom tent-camping trip to the Santa Monica Mountains with NatureBridge
Class Funding: $3,500 grant
Extras: Cal Water prize packs for every student

2nd Place
Class Celebration: A Pizza Party
Class Funding: $2,500 grant
Extras: Cal Water prize packs for every student

3rd Place
Class Funding: $2,000 grant
Extras: Cal Water prize packs for every student

4th Place Class Funding: $1,000 grant
Extras: Cal Water prize packs for every student

All Participant Prizes Student Recognition:
An official certificate of participation for every student
Teacher Recognition: A teacher certificate
Teacher Gift: An AMEX gift card

Learn more online about the challenge, access the resource center, and read the FAQ section at challenge.calwater.com.



*Disclosure* I wrote this review for "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" about California Water H2O Challenge. Product info and stock images if any are provided by PR. This is a paid post.


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Friday, June 24, 2016

General Mills Debuts New Cereals This Summer!


Peek-A-Boo! Thought I'd jump right back on here and see how things are going! Work is keeping me very busy lately so when I have some free time I may be writing another blog post.

As a blogger, General Mills likes to send out boxes of their cereal as a sort of Thank You, no strings attached. You may have seen some of my past goodies on my Instagram. Just thought I'd share them here too.

Well coming up for this summer, they have a few new varieties you may like! They contain no artificial flavors or colors from artificial sources and feature real ingredients, something they are doing to make their cereals even better.


First up would be one for me, Gluten Free! Strawberry Cheerios!! Oh yeah! I'll be hiding that one from the kids.



Then they have Tiny Toast in blueberry or strawberry flavors. How adorable are these!


For those who like a heartier cereal, they have Nature Valley Chocolate Oat Bites, Raisin Oat Clusters and as a snack idea, Maple Brown Sugar Granola.



*Disclosure* I wrote this review for "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" about General Mills. The product(s) in this personal review were provided to me free of cost. All opinions expressed in this review are my own. Product info is provided by PR or Co. Thank you GM!

Rachelle

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Celebrate the Holidays with Peeps: Review & Giveaway! #peepsholiday

ENTER TO WIN!


‘Tis the season for all things sweet! PEEPS® and PEEPS & COMPANY® have you covered! They have everything PEEPS related now days. For this holiday season they have snowmen, reindeer, gingerbread men, chicks and even minions! Wouldn't they be so cute in your gingerbread house decor or even in the stockings? If you and your family love PEEPS like we do, you'll love this giveaway too!

Plus all of my readers are getting a 20% off discount code off your next purchase at PEEPS® and PEEPS & COMPANY®! Valid now through 12/31/15. Please use code: SWEETINGS15.

Our 2015 tree as seen on my IG

Our house is getting into the Christmas swing finally and we've got our Christmas goodies to bake up this weekend. We'll be adding in some of these fun Peeps to share and eat.

We were sent our favorite PEEPS® holiday candies, including:
PEEPS® Large Banana Crème Flavored Minion
PEEPS® Vanilla Crème Chicks Pop
PEEPS® Marshmallow Minions
PEEPS® Large Marshmallow Snowmen
PEEPS® Candy Cane Flavored Marshmallow Chicks
PEEPS® Gingerbread-Flavored Marshmallow Gingerbread Men
PEEPS® Marshmallow Trees
PEEPS® Marshmallow Snowmen
PEEPS® Chocolate Mousse-Flavored Marshmallow Reindeer
PEEPS® Holiday Pop
One (1) PEEPS® Holiday Plush toy
One (1) MIKE AND IKE® MERRY MIX Candy
One (1) PEEPS® Lollipop

How cute is this Peep pop?

Run fast little gingerbread man! Gingerbread-Flavored Marshmallow Gingerbread Men

How adorable! A Chocolate Mousse-Flavored Marshmallow Reindeer.

This Candy Cane Peep was very deeelicious! My fave!


A minion!

Chomp!


ENTER TO WIN a variety of five PEEPS® and PEEPS & COMPANY® products
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*Disclosure* I wrote this review and or giveaway for "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" about . The product(s) in this review were provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting my review and or giveaway by PEEPS® and PEEPS & COMPANY® . All opinions expressed in this review are my own. This giveaway is provided by the company. Product info and stock images if any are provided by PR or Co.

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