Thursday, October 30, 2014

Apple Pie Protein Oatmeal- Hamilton Beach review

As a Hamilton Beach brand ambassador I was given the new Hamilton Beach Set & Forget 6qt Slow Cooker with Spoon/Lid to try and review.
((Know that I was given the product free of charge, but the opinions in this post are all my own)).

We use our slow cooker sporadically. Honestly, I don't have a lot of good slow cooker recipes that picky-eater1 and picky-eater2 would actually eat! Our old Slow Cooker was also the Hamilton Beach brand, so you know we're already fans.

The new Slow Cooker has a meat thermometer attachment that comes with it, and the cool thing is you can tell the Slow Cooker to only cook the meat until it reaches a certain temperature. This will come in really handy when we start roasting whole chickens!

For now I have made an Apple Pie Protein Oatmeal in mine. No thermometer required, but it turned out darn tasty!

I was inspired by my PUMPKIN PIE PROTEIN OATMEAL that was featured in the February issue of Austin Fit Magazine.

Apple Pie Protein Oatmeal
created by theFoodette
yields aprx 4 servings

2 cups dry oats
2 medium/large apples- chopped
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup milk
2 tsp apple pie spice
1/4 cup brown sugar

In a small bowl whisk together protein powder, milk, water, and apple sauce until the powder is completely dissolved.
Combine all ingredients into the Slow Cooker, mixing well.
Set Slow Cooker for 4 hours on LOW.

The new Hamilton Beach Set & Forget 6qt Slow Cooker with Spoon/Lid will automatically turn itself to the WARM setting once the 4 hours are up so you can set this at night before bed and you'll have breakfast ready and waiting for you in the morning!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Favorite Family Recipes- a virtual recipe swap party

Have you ever been to a recipe swap party? You show up with a dish and it's recipe. You chat, mingle, drink a little wine, maybe, and talk food! Everyone leaves with a different recipe than they came with to add to their recipes collections!

Doree from Top Notch Mom and I hosted the first Favorite Family Recipes virtual recipe swap last year and we had such a good time doing it we knew it would make a comeback this year!

Here's how it works:
Submit your info via this Google Form and Doree and I will assign partners. When your partners are assigned, you will receive an email from one of us with all the info.

You will e-mail someone a recipe, and someone will e-mail you a recipe. You are responsible for then making, photographing, and sharing/blogging the recipe that was sent to you!

Share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Be sure to hash-tag #FavoriteFamilyRecipes whenever you post!
Please remember your manners and give all the recipe credit to the person who sent it to you!

Fill out the Google Form by November 3rd. E-mails will be sent with info on the November 6th/7th.
All posts should be scheduled for sometime between November 8th and 22nd.
On November 22nd there will be a linky party to showcase all your Favorite Family Recipes, please plan on joining!

- You MUST have a blog. 
-1 recipe submission per person, please! The Holidays are stressful enough!
- Please, NO MAIN DISHES. Appetizers, Sides, Desserts, and Drink recipes are very much welcome. We just don't want to force someone to roast a whole brisket, or bake a whole turkey...
-Play nice! All recipe credit shall be given to the recipe creator/sender. We're fostering friendships here, people.
-Please only send your family recipes or recipes that you have created for the this I mean, please do not copy and paste from a recipe you found on Pinterest. mmkay?
-Please include the Favorite Family Recipes image found below in your post.


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Beet and Cauliflower Pizza Crust

My brain is full.

I went to the Prevention Magazine R3 Summit today and it was fantastic. I have so much great information swirling around in my head, along with two great big bags full of goodies from the day, that I am finding words somewhat difficult. <--- clearly, because I just wrote and rewrote that sentence three times,

SO... instead of asking you to decipher my explanations, I will instead ask you to visit a website that I am now a contributor to!
(I know, because I need more on my plate... new job, family, blogging, WEDDING PLANNING!...)

I whipped up a Beet and Cauliflower Pizza Crust for a super awesome lady by the name of Kim. She is the genius behind Fitness Galore and so much fun to hang out with!

Go check out the recipe, I know you'll love it.

Stay tuned for  a non-rambly post about my excellent day with Prevention Magazine!