Recipe: Sweet Cinnamon Butter

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While this recipe is simple, it’s a must have for the breakfast table. It’s perfect on toast, english muffins, or even a decadent blueberry muffin fresh out of the oven. I have come up with the perfect concoction that you must make. It’s easy to make ahead and keep in your refrigerator too, as it lasts until it’s gone!

Ingredients:
1 stick of room temp butter
1/2 cup of sugar
1.5 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

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Directions:

Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix together until combined completely.

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Place in a container or form until a log between saran wrap and refrigerate for future use. Try to not eat it with a spoon, because it’s THAT good.

Check back throughout the month for this to be updated with more recipes from the Blogger Recipe Challenge!

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5-hour ENERGY® Recipe: Lemon Lime Bomb, Yummification Contest, & Giveaway – ends 8/21

The 5-hour ENERGY® samples, gift card, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by the makers of 5-hour ENERGY®.This is a sponsored post brought to you by 5-Hour Energy. All opinions are those of my own.

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Now that school is back in session that means early mornings all around for everyone. Running this child to preschool and this child to elementary, plus staying up late to blog, and getting up early all over again sure does leave this momma tired. When 5-hour ENERGY® contacted me about trying their product and posting about a fun contest they have, I was ecstatic. Maybe 5-hour ENERGY® was the answer to everything?? I was ready to give it a shot (pun intended)!

I was sent a generous box of a ton of their flavors to try. If you haven’t heard of 5-hour ENERGY® or are curious about them, here’s some great information:

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I’ve actually tried a few of them now over the past couple weeks and my favorite is the Pink Lemonade flavor! I have to say they really do give me energy without feeling jittery. It makes me feel alert and energized to get chores done, errands done, etc! I also like that they are a small shot, and it’s not a whole drink you have to chug down. The fact that it’s only 4 calories is a huge plus!

Along with trying their products, I was encouraged to make a drink recipe using a 5-hour ENERGY® for their Yummification Contest (which I’ll tell you about shortly!).

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Ingredients:
Lemon Lime Soda
Ice Cubes
5-hour ENERGY® Lemon Lime Flavor

Directions:
Place your ice cubes in a glass, pour in your 5-hour ENERGY® Lemon Lime Shot, and then fill with Lemon Lime Soda.

Enjoy!

That’s all you have to do for my yummification drink for the 5-hour ENERGY® contest. Now what is the contest you ask? The makers of 5-hour ENERGY® announced the launch of the “Yummification” video contest, where entrants can win a share of $100,000 for creating a video of their favorite way to mix a 5-hour ENERGY® shot with an everyday beverage.  The contest will be judged on the creativity of the video and the taste of the creation. Drink creations must follow the approved/non-approved ingredients guidelines (i.e. no caffeinated beverages or alcohol.

To enter the contest, visit www.5houryummification.com and follow the instructions to complete the entry form; “Like” 5-hour ENERGY® on Facebook, then create and submit a video that is no longer than 60 seconds showing an original combination being made, tasted, and named (creativity counts!)

One grand prize winner will receive $50,000, and the following prizes will also be awarded: 2nd prize – $30,000; 3rd prize – $10,000; Ten 4th prizes of $1,000 each.

Entries must be received by August 19, 2014 at 11:59 PM EDT to be eligible (so get your entries in folks!).  No purchase necessary.  US residents only.  18 years and up.  For entire set of official rules visit 5houryummification.com.

You can also follow 5-hour ENERGY® on Twitter to follow all the “Yummification” goodness.

Now for the giveaway!
One winner will receive a variety of 5-hour ENERGY® shots as well as a $25 Visa Gift Card!
US residents only, age 18+.
One entrant per household/IP address.
Void where prohibited.
Winner will be chosen randomly via the Giveaway Tools entry form and will be emailed.
Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize before a new winner is chosen.
Giveaway ends 8/21/2014 at 11:59pm CST.

Disclosure: The 5-hour ENERGY® samples, gift card, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by the makers of 5-hour ENERGY®.This is a sponsored post brought to you by 5-Hour Energy. All thoughts and opinions are those of our own and were not influenced in any way. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, and any other social media are not affiliated with this posting or giveaway. Everything Mommyhood is not responsible for prize shipment. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. If you have any questions, please email everythingmommyhood@gmail.com.

Recipe: Four Bean Salad

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This month I have joined a new group in the blogging world, Blogger Recipe Challenge, and each month there’s a handful of us bloggers who will be putting together 10 recipes each a month, to a theme. This month is herbs and spices, so be on the lookout for more recipes, and check out the linky below with more recipes!

Bean salad really isn’t a popular dish that I see that often, and growing up, even as a child, it was one of my favorite salads. There was a period of 10 years or so that I didn’t have it at all, as I just never remembered it because it was never around anywhere. Once I became an adult with my own family I knew I had to make it, and perfect it just like my Grandma made it. I scoured the internet looking at recipe after recipe and finally came up with one after several tweaks to find the right consistency and flavor. I now make it for my family and my daughters absolutely love it! They pick out the onions, but they love the flavor of the beans and dressing. My  husband, eh, not so much, but he’s weird about salads with sugar in them. Oh well, more for me and the kids!

Ingredients:
1 can of cut green beans (drained)
1 can of yellow wax beans (drained)
1 can of chick peas (drained)1 can of kidney beans (light or dark, drained)
1/2 cup of red onion sliced thin, or diced (I slice mine so they are easy to pick out for my girls)
3/4 cup of sugar
2/3 cup of white distilled vinegar
1/3 cup of canola or vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon of celery seed
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of pepper

Directions:
First all, make sure you drain all of your beans.

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Next, place the vinegar, sugar, and oil in a saucepan. Heat on low just until sugar is dissolved. Set it aside to cool for a bit.

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Next put all of your beans and onion in a bowl. Then add the spices.

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Now pour your slightly cooled vinegar/sugar/oil mixture over top.

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Next, toss everything together. Place in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours, and stir every few hours.

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Enjoy!

Now for the rest of the recipes in our challenge group! Check back throughout the month for this to be updated with more recipes!

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Recipe: Best Ever Juicy Green Chili Jack Burgers with Hellmann’s #burgervention

Everything Mommyhood was compensated for the posting of this review. All opinions and recipes are those of our own.

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Summer time is upon us which means lots of get togethers and outside time, including BBQs on our grills. Everyone is used to the normal old burger, throw some meat on the grill and a piece of cheese and slap it on a bun with with some mayo and ketchup, but we have something WAY better for you to try out. You should introduce these at your 4th of July family get together. Your guests are sure to love them! To create the Best Ever Juicy Burger this summer, mix Hellmann’s Mayonnaise directly into the ground beef when preparing your burgers. The mayonnaise helps to lock in moisture as the burger cooks on the grill, ensuring a juicy, delicious burger every time. Opt for great ingredients in your burger like Hellmann’s, which is committed to cage free eggs, quality oils and vinegar.

Everything Mommyhood was recently chosen to participate in Hellmann’s (also known as Best Foods) Best Ever Juicy Burger Challenge. We went shopping for a few ingredients and came up with a SUPER yummy burger that we are excited to share with our readers. Check out Hellmann’s Best Ever Juicy Burger recipe, and then check out OUR twist on it below.

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Ingredients:
1lb Ground Beef (I like using an 85/15 cut for a juicy burger)
3 oz of Monterey Jack Cheese, cut into very small cubes
Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese
1 small can of chopped green chilies, drained very well
1 Tbsp of Hellmann’s or Best Foods Mayonnaise
1 tsp of black pepper
1 tsp of garlic powder
1/2 tsp of cumin
Burger Toppings (Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Guacamole, etc)
Buns

Directions:
In a bowl, throw in your ground beef, monterey jack cheese, green chilies, Hellmann’s mayonnaise, black pepper, garlic powder, and cumin.

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Mix together, and form 4 patties. I like to score the meat down the middle with my hand into a cross to make 4 even patties.

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Next throw them on the grill or even a griddle pan and cook them to your liking.

Top with a slice of pepper jack cheese.

Get your bun ready with your choice of toppings. I used lettuce, tomato, red onion, and guacamole for my burger, and it was AMAZING!!!

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ENJOY! I like to serve them with a side of potato wedges, or even a nice cold salad like a broccoli salad, pasta salad, or whatever you may choose. Once you make your burgers with the addition of Hellmann’s mayonnaise in the mix, I promise you that you won’t turn back. They make the best ever juicy burger!

Are you going to try this burger recipe? What are your favorite burger toppings?

Disclosure: This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Modern Mom Insider for Hellmann’s. All opinions expressed are 100% mine. Everything Mommyhood received compensation in exchange for posting this review. All thoughts and opinions are those of our own and were not influenced in any way. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, and any other social media are not affiliated with this posting or giveaway. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. If you have any questions, please email EverythingMommyhood@gmail.com.

Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie with TruMoo Chocolate Milk & Giveaway – ends 5/23

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo. All opinions are 100% mine.

My two girls LOVE flavored milk and most of the time I hate to give it to them because most brands contain high fructose corn syrup. Fortunately, TruMoo flavored milk has just enough sugar and doesn’t contain any high fructose corn syrup. TruMoo starts with pure fresh low fat milk from your trusted dairy, contains no artificial growth hormones, no HFCS and has the delicious chocolate taste kids love. TruMoo contains 8 essential nutrients! Knowing that gives me a peace of mind that my children are getting great nutrition while enjoying flavored milk that they love. TruMoo also comes in yummy strawberry milk too! Check out TruMoo for more information and try out our recipe below!

Ingredients:

1 cup of TruMoo Chocolate Milk

1 cup of Ice Cubes

1 Ripe Banana

1 Tbsp of Peanut Butter

Directions:

Throw everything into the blender and blend until smooth.

Pour into a glass and add a fancy straw, your kids will love it!

For an extra cold drink, freeze your banana first, and chill your milk in the freezer too!

This recipe is a great way to incorporate calcium and protein into your diet. It’s a yummy filling treat that you or your kids are sure to love. Make up your own recipe using TruMoo Chocolate milk or TruMoo Strawberry Milk! I bet a Strawberry banana smoothie would be fabulous too! You won’t be disappointed giving your children flavored milk knowing there’s no artificial growth hormones, no HFCS, and has 8 essential nutrients!

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What TruMoo flavor are you most excited to try?

Now for the giveaway!

One lucky reader will win 4 free product coupons for TruMoo products!

Open to US Residents, 18 and up.

Void where prohibited.

One entrant per household.

Winner will be chosen randomly via the Giveaway Tools entry form and will be emailed.

Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize before a new winner is chosen.

Giveaway ends 5/23/2014 at 11:59pm CDT.

Disclosure: Everything Mommyhood was monetarily compensated for this review & giveaway All opinions are 100% our own and were not influenced in any way. Everything Mommyhood is responsible for prize shipment.  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, and any other social media are not affiliated with this posting or giveaway. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. If you have any questions, please email EverythingMommyhood@gmail.com

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