Guest Post Recipe: Stuffed Zucchini Boats

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We have another wonderful guest post recipe today from DonnaHup.com! I love checking out the posts over on her blog as well as all of her recipes. She does great work and has wonderful step by step pictures! Another recipe that I think looks amazing is Slow Cooker Spicy Macaroni & Cheese! Make sure you read on below and check out DonnaHup.com for more posts, giveaways, recipes!

I really love eating clean and how I feel when I eat that way. I will confess though that I still crave things like buffalo wings and pizza. Thankfully I have been finding healthy alternatives like Buffalo Cauliflower Bites and now Zucchini Boats! This has become one of my favorite dinners. I have been having it at least twice a week and they’re very easy to make!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 zucchinis
  • tomato sauce
  • pizza toppings

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1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Cut the Zucchini lengthwise and scoop out the center so they’re like boats.

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3. Fill in the boat with tomato sauce.

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4. Start piling on the toppings. Some of my favorites are black olives, onions, and mushrooms.

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I also like Oregano and Nutritional Yeast . If you’re not vegan or dairy free you could add cheese. That is why I use the Nutritional Yeast. It gives it a cheesy taste.

5. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes at 400 degrees.

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Guest Post Recipe: Sausage & Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Hey everyone! Fall is upon us and squash is every where it seems. I was talking with Reesa over at Momma Lew, and we wanted to share her recipe on my blog, so check out this guest post recipe! If you have time, make sure you stop by MommaLew and check out her other posts and yummy recipes. She has a ton of great info on her blog that I know you will love. One of my other favorite recipes on her blog that is a must eat is her Steamed Seafood Boil. I promise you won’t be disappointed, now read on below and check out this yummy Sausage and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash recipe that’s perfect for Fall!

This time of the year, a variety of squash are abundant at every farm and market. We love squash, but it seems that many of my friends and readers have no idea how to cook it. Guess what? It’s simple and easy! The hardest part for me is slicing my squash in half. Squash and sausage are the perfect pair a delicious Fall dinner.

Sausage & Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash How to Prepare the Squash:

  • Slice your Acorn Squash in half. Scoop out the center, removing the seeds.
  • Pour about 2 tbsp of olive oil on a cookie sheet.
  • Season your squash with salt and pepper and lay cut side down on the cookie sheet.
  • Cook approximately 30 minutes, until the squash is tender and soft.

Stuffing Recipe:

  • Dice half of a large onion & 1 stalk of celery. Cook until soft and translucent in 1 tbsp of olive oil.
  • Remove from the pan to keep from burning.
  • Add about 1lb of ground sausage and brown.
  • Dice 1 large apple and add to the pan. Add the onion and celery back into the pan.
  • Cook 1 cup of white rice (I used Minute Steamed Frozen White Rice) and add that to the mixture.
  • Season with 1/2 tbsp of pumpkin spice and salt & pepper to taste.

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After your squash is finished roasting, it is time to stuff it! Fill the centers with your stuffing mix. Place back into your oven and roast for an additional 10-15 minutes so that the flavors meld together.

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Sausage & Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

 Now get in your kitchen and make it!!

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Monk Fruit In The Raw – Blueberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe #MC #Sponsored #MonkFruitInTheRaw

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Monk Fruit In The Raw. I received product samples to facilitate my post as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

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If you didn’t know it already, September is Childhood Obesity Month, so in observance of this month I made a recipe incorporating Monk Fruit In The Raw into one of my favorite recipes. I love making recipes healthier without reducing the taste, and Monk Fruit In The Raw did just that. My recipe turned out great, and I barely noticed a difference. My girls LOVED it just the same. When baking reduce your sugar to half, and add half of Monk Fruit In The Raw. This insures that your baked goods will rise and brown appropriately. In any other recipes besides baking, you can replace sugar cup to cup!

Monk Fruit In The Raw is a zero calorie sweetener. It is made with real fruit! 1 tsp is just 0 calories, where as sugar is 15 calories per teaspoon. It may not seem like a big difference, but when using it in recipes, the calories really add up when you’re using sugar! Monk Fruit In The Raw is made without table sugar, sugar alcohols (erythritol), or molasses.

A few months back, my girls and I went to the local blueberry farm and we picked a gallon of blueberries.

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I of course froze most of them so I could use them over the upcoming months in recipes. One of our favorite blueberry recipes is Blueberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake, so I thought I’d give it a try with Monk Fruit In The Raw instead of just all sugar. I’m rather impressed with how it turned out!

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Ingredients:
1 1/2 Cups of Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
3 oz of Cream Cheese (room temp)
4 oz of unsalted butter (room temp)
3/4 cup of sugar
3/4 cup of Monk Fruit In The Raw
4 Large Eggs (room temp)
1 tsp Vanilla or Vanilla Extract
1 cup of blueberries

Directions:
Pre-heat the oven to 325. You will need a loaf pan, they are about 8×5.
With a mixer, cream together the butter, cream cheese, sugar, and Monk Fruit In The Raw. Beat until fluffy.
Once combined, mix in the eggs, one at a time.
Next add the vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk together.
Turn your mixer on low, and slowly combine the dry ingredients into the wet.
Do NOT mix all the way. Turn off, and grab a rubber spatula.

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Pour in your blueberries, and gently fold until just combined.
Turn over into a well greased loaf pan.

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Bake at 325, for 60-65 minutes if you’re using fresh blueberries, or 75-90 minutes if they are frozen.
It will be done when golden brown, and a toothpick comes out clean from the middle.
Let the cake cool for 10-15 minutes before taking out of the pan.
Take out of pan and make a glaze or just slice and eat like it is! I just made a little glaze with a little bit of powdered sugar, Monk Fruit In The Raw, a touch of vanilla, and a splash of milk to the desired consistency.

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For your convenience, Monk Fruit In The Raw comes in individual packets, which is great for on the go, and in a Bakers Bag for easy measuring for recipes. Monk Fruit In The Raw is great for moms who are looking to cut calories and added sugar, without sacrificing taste for their family.
You can find Monk Fruit In The Raw in the baking aisle at your local supermarket.

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I’d love to hear your thoughts on my recipe or on Monk Fruit In The Raw, so leave me a comment below!

Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Monk Fruit In The Raw. I received product samples to facilitate my post as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. 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 about this event or would like to see your event hosted by Everything Mommyhood, please email EverythingMommyhood@gmail.com.

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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.