Snack Time with Sargento

This month, I was selected to participate in an Influenster campaign with Sargento cheese. YUM!

We LOVE cheese around here, and Sargento is certainly a treat when put side by side with the store brand, which is what we usually buy. Kaeloo will happily eat a half pound of cheese by herself in a week, so we usually buy a big block and it’s gone before I head back to the grocery store. This week, I bought two because I want to make Panera Bread copycat broccoli cheese soup (gosh, this recipe really is so close!), but we also got to get some Sargento Snacks!
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Ilkaisha — Like a Ninja!

Recently, I was sent samples of an energy shot called GungHo. It’s review time.

I love love love me some nerdy marketing. GungHo’s marketing strategies tickle my inner nerdsense. Aimed at students, gamers and those with an inner Ninja waiting to explode from the shadows at any moment, their commercial, print and electronic copy is funny and memorable. There’s even a comic on the box. I was all ready to get some NINJA LIKE FOCUS when these arrived.

The product says to avoid other energizing substances for maximum effect, so it really took me a long time to remember not to have a morning coffee or to indulge in a can of soda to really give these a good trial. When I finally did, it was a pretty dire situation. I have a hard time sleeping sometimes when the Murse is away. I had had a long, restless night, and the dawn woke the children way too early. I was fighting sleep at noon, so I went to the fridge and snagged a GungHo. Continue reading

B is for Bison

There’s lots to blog about, but I’m not ready to talk about all of it. Let’s keep it nice and light, shall we?

How about . . . bison? It’s nice and lean. This month, I was selected to do a bison promotion with the Allrecipes Allstars program. There were a lot of great recipes from which I could choose, but when I saw Stuffed Bison Burgers with Caramelized Figs and Shallots, I knew that it was the one for me. The Murse and I have pretty much never turned our noses up at a burger, good or bad, and this one just seemed like an experience that I didn’t want to pass up. Continue reading