NEW! Prego® Cooking Sauce

The extra loud laughs. The NSFD (not-safe-for-dinner) stories. The “splatter.” On Prego pasta night, your fam can get pretty messy — and that’s just the way you like it. That’s the way Prego likes it too, which is why they’re giving your family even more tasty ways to #LoveTheSplatter… pasta optional. With new Prego Cooking Sauces – available in five delicious varieties – you don’t have to wait for pasta night to enjoy Prego night. All you need to create another great, messy family meal is chicken and 20 minutes. Thank you for sending my family free Prego cooking sauce and coupons. #PregoCookingSauces Continue reading “NEW! Prego® Cooking Sauce”

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Sesame Stir Fry

Thank you to Influenster & P.F. Chang’s®️ Home Menu for sending me this free for testing purposes along with a coupon to save $1.00 on any one (1) 14oz P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Sauce Bottle. Great for dipping, cooking, and marinating. I used the whole bottle.

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Here’s something to make for dinner. I thank myself for not being lazy because the only thing that was provided was the sauce I cut up my own chicken breast, peppers, boiled my own broccoli, and rice. I didn’t use everything from the recipe I used the ingredients to my liking.

Glad this took me out of my comfort zone I’m always looking for new recipes instead of making the same ole basics or being something I would order now I can save $15 on Chinese food.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/8 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic

2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger

2 cups fresh broccoli florets

1/4 cup water

1 cup chopped yellow onion

1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper

1/2 cup chopped yellow bell pepper

3/4 cup P.F. Chang’s®️ Home Menu Sesame Sauce Toasted sesame seeds

1. Cook the chicken by itself. Add the garlic and ginger during the last 30 seconds of cooking. Season the chicken with your choice.

2. Cook broccoli separate from chicken until tender or your choice if you like the crunch of it.

3. Sauté your peppers and onions by themselves or combine with your chicken to cook on low.

What I did was drain everything once it was all cooked and added it all to one pot then I added the P. F.Chang®️ Home Menu Sesame Sauce then it’ll be ready to serve. Self-explanatory when you know how to cook hope that wasn’t too complicated.

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I hope you enjoyed the recipe and let me know if you decide to make this for dinner one day.

XOXO Ranisha

2 Ways to Drink more Water

How much water are you drinking? You know it’s good for you but we know it doesn’t have any taste. For some reason, it’s the ice-cold water that quenches our thirst after a long workout or hot summer day but choose a sports drink if you are physically active for more than 90 mins.

Why I love water because it’s inexpensive has no calories and always available. You ever noticed asking someone for something to drink and they say: “all I have is water” (me at my house). Of course, I prefer bottled over tap I got to a point where I make my lemonade, kool-aid, or any flavored water with bottled water it takes about 5 water bottles I’m up to 2 cases a month perfect for just me.

This summer I’m using my refillable water bottle and taking it with me at all times that way I can just pay anyone for the ice and use my own water bottle. I feel like it’s easier to buy the ice instead of the water. Thank you to EvolutionFresh for sending me this bottle.

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I believe when I buy a house I’m going to the Springs to get our water not because I’m always looking for ways to save but because I’m always looking for ways to save. What is a Spring? A spring is any natural situation where water flows from an aquifer to the earth’s surface. It is a component of the hydrosphere. I know this because I live in the mountains there’s always water falling off some rock. I live about 30-40mins from the tallest mountain in Massachusetts. I’ve gone hiking once, I’m just not the nature, trail run type. But I understand it. There are people who wear TheNorthFace for its purposes and not for swag.

The question is why are you not drinking more water? Water plays a vital role in the functioning of our body. Everything in our body depends on water. Want more sugar and calories then don’t drink water.

Here are 2 Ways I like to Drink Water: infused with fruit. Yes, it can be any fruit of your choice.

Strawberries & Pineapples

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Sliced Lemon

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DIY Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Ok here’s my first try at making chocolate covered strawberries. How did I do? You can be honest at least give me an E for effort and actually trying instead of saying I can’t.

I don’t know what made me decide on chocolate covered strawberries but I knew it couldn’t be that hard. I also love to Do it Yourself (DIY) in the kitchen activities and here’s to many more until I become a pro next thing you know I’ll be charging $3 a strawberry 12 at least (joking but serious)

Are you looking for a DIY activity for the hubs or your man and haven’t thought of anything. Let’s hope your man likes chocolate and strawberries (what are the odds) look a bit fun to have a serious conversation, but hey bae I still love you type of setting. Does romance always lead to the bedroom? (21 + up) maybe he’ll be more shocked and surprised you saved him money (shrugs)

This isn’t a How-To make chocolate covered strawberries recipe it’s more of an I wanted to make chocolate covered strawberries and show you that you can make them too. It’s pretty much self-explanatory I don’t have any tips & tricks to the chocolate I did add a little milk (stir) to keep the chocolate from sticking.

My 1st time trying Villa Jolanda MOSCATO & Strawberry Sparkling bubbly a champagne like wine. It felt like New Years all over again because this is really considered “popping a bottle” but only for $11.99 how much did your New Year cost you? This Sparkling wine is best served with sweets & pastries.

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For the dipping chocolate, I used Baker’s it’s real milk chocolate so it’s yummy and good I actually put the chocolate into my Deco Chocolate Fondue I know right had to get fancy I couldn’t just use a bowl and melt the chocolate in the microwave. You can do so much with the Fondue it’s not just for chocolate maybe you want to heat dip, and sauce the possibilities are endless.

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Prepare it with friends or your loved ones. Let me know about other ways you have fun creating your favorite desserts?

XOXO Ranisha

Southwest Sweet Salad

My favorite Southwest Salad made easy right from home no cutting, chopping, or blending but if you cook your corn then you’ll need to do that. The reason why there’s nothing to cut is because I was trying to think of a salad recipe where I didn’t have to do much but throw things in a bowl, mix and eat. Definitely, save prepping time.

I would definitely call this my signature salad recipe because it’s easy to make and everything I like in my salad I think if I added anything else I’m just being greedy. How about you?

Once I tried A Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad from McDonald’s I was like yummy this is really good I can make this at home with the ingredients of my choice. It’s very similar to a McDonald’s Southwest Salad without the chicken. If you ever have time check out how McDonald’s make their salad’s go grab some ideas for your next get together.

Here are my ingredients:

50/50 Blend: baby spinach and spring mix

Southwest flavor tortilla strips

Corn

Dried & sweet Cranberries

Sunflower seeds (kernels) I prefer ranch but the choice is yours

Ranch salad dressing (optional) your choice

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GODIVA™ Double Chocolate Raspberry Parfait

Are you familiar with GODIVA Belgium 1926? A 90 year old Chocolate brand founded by a Belgian family whose passion for Chocolate drove them to greatness. Might I add really expensive chocolate, reasons why people think I’m rich I have an expensive taste no literally. You would think it was their family name but it’s not I guess Lady Godiva was a legend so they named the company in her honor. One day I’ll google her.

Can you believe GODIVA was appointed an official chocolatier to the Royal Court of Belgium? Make a long story short high-quality Belgian chocolate. I told you expensive. (Assorted Chocolate Gold Gift Box Set $78) Today GODIVA has over 600 owned Boutiques in over 100 countries.

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Some of you are probably like what is Belgium and where is it? Belgium shares land borders with 4 countries: Germany, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands. What languages do they speak? French, Dutch, and, German. Vacation getaway anyone?

Ingredients

  • 2 packages of GODIVA White Chocolate Vanilla Bean flavor pudding and GODIVA Chocolate flavor pudding (make separate)
  • Each package get 2 cups of milk
  • 2 cups of fresh raspberries
  • Chocolate of your choice

How to make Pudding?

  • Add 2 cups of milk to one package of Pudding whisk for a few min until you feel it starts to thicken.
  • Make each flavor in separate bowls.
  • Top each parfait with as many raspberries as you want.
  • You can also add shaves of Chocolate to the top of your parfait. (Optional)
  • Prep time: 10 min. Make at least 8 servings.

This is how I serve those in my home

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Hope you enjoyed it. Let me know what’s your favorite chocolate and why?

XO Ranisha

Super Crispy Crinkle Cut Fries

Thank you to those at Grown In Idaho® for sponsoring me to try their new Potato Products for free. Don’t stress yourself out dinner can be made easy with some New super crispy Grown in Idaho frozen potatoes which are made from 100% real Idaho potatoes for an amazing crisp on the outside and soft, tender inside. Offering a full line of surprisingly crispy fries and frozen potatoes products, like Crispy Shoe String Fries and Super Crispy Steak Cut Fries, these babies are made with 100% real Idaho potatoes and deliver a crisp like no other. Yeah, it’s okay to be drooling too.

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A Delightful Crunch for Every Munch

Sensationally crunchy on the outside and deliciously tender on the inside, Grown in Idaho® frozen potatoes come in a wide variety of sides that will satisfy any appetite:

Crispy Potato Puffs

Super Crispy Crinkle Cut Fries

Hand Cut Style Fries

Thick Cut Hash Browns

Super Crispy Steak Cut Fries

Crispy Hash Brown Dices

Super Crispy Shoestring Fries

Out the bag and into the oven

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I hope you try a bag of your choice and get a taste for yourself. When you do try a bag make sure you let me know how you liked them.

Have Taco Tuesday At Home 

It’s Taco Tuesday in my house yes my house I don’t have to go too far to enjoy Taco Tuesday and you don’t neither unless you like the atmosphere of loud music and drinks that’s something I can also do right from home except I’m not a heavy drinker a little wine here and there.

I put this post together to show you how creative you can get by inviting friends over and creating a theme to set the evening mood let just hope everyone is up for Tacos, games, and fun. Depending on the number of people you will expect will determine the size of your Taco Bar. Prepping for 10 people won’t make sense if only 4 people are coming after stuffing your face with Tacos you might not want them the next day.

I purchased all ingredients from my local grocery store and I used what I liked or would want in my Tacos I’m not a vegan this week so I didn’t load up on veggies I used a few here’s a list of ingredients I used.

My meat choices were Chicken and Ground Turkey. I baked the Chicken and then shredded it to pieces then grilled it. Tomatoes, Avocado, Corn, pickled jalapeño slices (optional), finely shredded Mexican style Four cheese blend, lettuce, sour cream, Ortega Taco sauce, Nacho cheese flavored Taco Shells, and Old El Paso soft tortillas.

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