Dunkin Donuts Bakery Series In-Home Party #sponsored #DunkinAtHome

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Dunkin’ Donuts. I received product samples to facilitate my In-Home party as well as a promotional item to thank me for participating.

 

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Dunkin Donuts…I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t like Dunkin Donuts. When I told my playgroup mommy friends I was having a party providing Dunkin Donuts new Bakery Series Coffee, they were all for it! I can’t even tell you the excitement I got for my upcoming party, every one was looking forward to it! I even baked some yummy goodies to go along with our party too, including a delicious Tres Leches cake and blueberry muffins! Yum! I was hoping to head to Dunkin Donuts and pick up some donuts, but I didn’t have time. I had to have a last minute party because I have been sick for the past week.

We were sent a lot of great flavors of coffee to try out from the Dunkin Donuts Bakery Series!

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Chocolate Glazed Donut, Jelly Donut, Old Fashioned Donut, Cinnamon Coffee Roll, Blueberry Muffin, and Caramel Coffee Cake. I can’t even tell you how excited I was to try them out, especially the Chocolate Glazed Donut. My hubby was excited too as that’s his very favorite donut from Dunkin Donuts. My friends and I made a pot of all of them to try the different flavors, and I have to say our favorites were the Chocolate Glazed Donut, Old Fashioned Donut, Caramel Coffee Cake, and Cinnamon Coffee Roll. None of us were really fans of the fruit flavors, it’s not that they were bad, we just liked the savory flavors better!

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Have you ever heard of Hungry Girl? She’s pretty famous and has some great recipes to help you watch your figure. She has a lot of yummy takes on healthy recipes with Dunkin Donuts coffee that you must try out! Hungry Girl’s Dunkin Donuts Recipes. We tried one out at the party, that was absolutely fantastic, the Sticky Bun Coffee!

Sticky Bun Coffee Recipe

Ingredients:
2 tbsp. fat-free liquid coffee creamer
1/2 tbsp. fat-free, low-fat, or light caramel dip
1 packet no-calorie sweetener
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1 drop almond extract
6 oz. fresh-brewed Dunkin Donuts® Cinnamon Coffee Roll coffee

Directions:
Combine all ingredients except coffee in a microwave-safe mug. Microwave for 30 seconds, or until creamer is hot and caramel dip has melted. Mix thoroughly.

Add coffee, stir well, and enjoy

I promise you won’t be disappointed with this low calorie recipe that’s full of flavor! You can check out the video here! The entire recipe is only 55 calories!

Dunkin Donuts Bakery Series is perfect to celebrate National Coffee Day on 9/29! Make sure you try out one or all of the Dunkin Donuts Bakery Series coffees, you will love them!!!

What flavor of Dunkin Donuts Bakery Series are you looking forward to trying the most?

Disclosure: I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Dunkin’ Donuts. I received product samples to facilitate my In-Home party as well as a promotional item to thank me for participating. All opinions are completely my own. 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 about this event or would like to see your event hosted by Mom Powered Media, please email everythingmommyhood@gmail.com.

Recipe: Basmati Rice with Asparagus

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf Success® Rice. All opinions are completely my own.

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I don’t know about you, but me being a busy mom, I really don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. Between hauling my children between school and extracurricular activities and running errands plus all the house work at home, and working, there’s not much time in the day left. I still want to treat my family to a good meal though. That’s why I always have Success® Rice in my pantry. It’s one of my go to choices when making a meal for my family. I wanted to share with you one of my favorite dishes made with Success® Basmati Rice.

Success® Basmati Rice is the only brand that is boil-in-a-bag which makes cooking dinner that much easier. If you haven’t had Basmati rice before it’s long and slender and elongates 3-4 times in length when cooked. It has a distinctive fragrance and fluffy texture. With the boil-in-a-bag feature (which is BPA free) you can have rice ready in just 10 minutes without measuring and without any mess. That’s what I call easy for a weeknight dinner. It’s also great to keep on hand for last minute entertaining as well. To find more recipes check them out here.

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Ingredients:
1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil
1/2 Medium Onion, Diced
8-10 Asparagus, Roughly Chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 Boil-in-a-bag Success® Basmati Rice
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:
Boil some water in a sauce pan for your rice. Add rice in it’s boil-in-a-bag. Set timer for 10 minutes.

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In a medium saute pan, add in the coconut oil over medium heat. After pan is hot, add in onion and asparagus.
After about 5 minutes add in the garlic.
Saute together for 5 more minutes til onions are translucent.

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Once rice is done, drain off water and add to pan with veggies.
Saute together for 1-2 minutes until everything comes together, add salt and pepper, and serve.
Enjoy.

It’s that easy. If you haven’t tried out Success® Basmati Rice or any of the other varieties available, I recommend you do so. There are 4 varieties available including: Success® Whole Grain Brown Rice and Success® White Rice, and globally-inspired aromatic varieties of Success® Rice, including fragrant Thai Jasmine or Basmati Rice.

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Have you tried any of the Success® Rice varieties? What is your favorite dish to make with Success® Rice?

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf Success® Rice. All opinions are completely my own. 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 about this event or would like to see your event hosted by Mom Powered Media, please email everythingmommyhood@gmail.com.

Recipe: Basil Beef Bowl with Quinoa Stir-Fry

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I have to say cooking this dish was WAY out of my comfort level, but it really was so easy and it was SO good. I can’t wait to make it again. This is a dish that my husband loved as well, which I wasn’t sure if he would since it was so different from what we normally eat. If it’s outside of your comfort level, I recommend trying it, because it’s really super easy!

Ingredients:
2/3 cup of quinoa
1/2 cup of peas (frozen and thawed are fine)
10-12 oz of flank steak
2 scallions (green onions), sliced
a handful of thai basil, cut into strips
2-3 carrots, cut into thin slices
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 lime, cut into wedges
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons of vegetable/canola oil
1 cup of water
salt & pepper
1 teaspoon of honey
2 teaspoons of soy sauce- divided
2 teaspoons of Sriracha – divided

Directions:
First thing I do is cut up everything and place it on my board next to wear I will be cooking. This makes cooking so much easier!

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Now you will need to cook your quinoa. Place 1 cup of water and a pinch of salt in a pan with quinoa, bring to boil, reduce heat low to simmer. Cook for approximately 10 minutes until water has evaporated and quinoa is tender. Remove from heat, cover, and set to the side.

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Next, slice your beef very very thin, against the grain. It should be in strips. Place the beef in a medium bowl with 1/2 of your lime (juice it into the bowl), minced garlic, 1 teaspoon of soy sauce, 1 teaspoon of Sriracha, and 1 teaspoon of honey. Marinate for at least 10 minutes or up to 3 hours. 10 minutes really is enough since the beef is really thin.

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Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. After a few minutes add in carrot and onion. Saute until the onions are translucent, about 5-8 minutes. Add in the peas and saute just until warmed through, about 3 minutes. Stir in your cooked quinoa, 1 teaspoon of soy sauce, 1 teaspoon of Sriracha, cook together until all is combined. Put in a separate bowl and set aside.

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Take your clean skillet and add 1 tablespoon of oil over high heat. Let the oil heat up. Add beef, but reserve any marinade in the bowl. Cook the beef until just cooked through which will be about 1 minute per side. Reduce the heat to medium and add in your Thai Basil and your marinade that was leftover. Cook for another minute.

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Next you are going to plate your food, this is enough for 2 large servings. Divide the quinoa/stir-fry between 2 bowls, add your beef on top and spoon your sauce over top. Garnish with some lime wedges and green onions. Then Serve!

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Check back throughout the end of this month for this to be updated with more recipes from the Blogger Recipe Challenge! Read on below for more recipes!

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Disclosure: The above mentioned recipe was adapted from a Plated.com dish that I received, purchased by EverythingMommyhood.com. A few things were changed as well as the wording.

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:

5-hour ENERGY® shots are dietary supplements that provide hours of energy and alertness
Contain a blend of B-vitamins, amino acids, and essential nutrients
Helps people feel alert and energized for hours
Zero sugar, zero carbs, zero herbal stimulants and 4 calories!
Caffeine in a 5-hour ENERGY® shot is comparable to a cup of the leading premium coffee
May consume up to 2 bottles of 5-hour ENERGY®, spaced several hours apart. For moderate energy, drink ½ bottle of 5-hour ENERGY®

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.