Hey faithful readers! Wow we are on the verge of 2018. I am so excited about what 2018 will bring... what about you? As I set the course for reaching for new goals I want to encourage you to do the same. I am in the middle of a rebrand. In the future a year or so down the road SuziesView.com will end eventually, but for now it is still here with a few more things to come!
I will have a more dynamic site with great content as well over at WhatsUpSusan. I want to thank you for your support at this site. I welcome and thank you for your support of my new site my friends! I Love you! If you ever need me reach out I will be praying for you.
May God Bless your new year to come!
The best is yet to come!
I love Chinese egg rolls they are simply fantastic to me. But lately I have to watch my carbs. This month I set out to fix this problem and I did. As a Jennie-O Switch Circle blogger I was sent their all natural turkey sausage. I tried it out in making a egg roll in a bowl. It really took me away!
What you need:
Ok the great thing about using Jennie-O's all natural trukey sausage is that is it only has 5 grams of fat! It is zero carbs and has 13 grams of protein. The sodium count is much lower than other sausage brands that I have compared it too.
This dish is so simple and a serving is only around 6-9 carbs depending on if you add a few frozen sweet peas for color.
This is enough to serve a large family or save for other meals during the week. Or you can cut the tube in half and the bag in half and make a smaller amount.
This fresh dish is healthy and fast. You just can not beat the flavor and the time it takes to prepare. Amazing.
At the Southern Womens show I met the Busy Bee ladies Nikki Sessoms & Natalie Nevitt of Busybees.com. They sent me home with a roll of their NC famous Cheese Dollars for my thoughts. Cheese Dollars are the perfect item to use when entertaining. This is great for weddings, anniversaries,showers Or really any event to serve your guests.
Me and my family sampled the Cheese Dollars celebrating a special occasion. They are in love with these crispy and addicting little rounds and they did not last long! I love that these are handmade with love. You can make about 30 per roll baking for only 9 mins at 375. This is a fast,easy option to serve your guests. These are made with all natural ingredients. I wish you could of tasted these.
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Tea is so amazing. It is very beneficial in so many ways to health. Different types of teas can do different things for you, all while providing enjoyment. It is the perfect base to launch your next party and share with your friends. Below I will share my tea party tips with you to get you started.
Enjoy my Tea Party Pinterest board below with ideas to support the tips above!
I recently tried the brand Tastea Blends from the Southern Women's Show in Raleigh NC to sample at home. I loved this simple light fruity (but not over baring) tea. The tea I was given was their White Grape loose leaf tea blend. I highly suggest this selection for your tea party. It has all the information you need to guaranTEA a great taste. I love the simple yet refreshing light taste of this tea. It is great warm or iced.
I am just so tickled pink to write today about a product that is made right here in my fine state of North Carolina. House-Autry was founded way back in 1812 and based in Four Oaks, NC. They produce authentic stone ground grits,chicken,seafood breaders,corn meal, hush puppy,biscuit & corn mixes. To me it is simply fascinating to learn this company has lived on for 200 years. Just astounding! A company that lives that long means it is innovative yet maintains stability & quality in their products. With House-Autry offering more than 3 dozen classic Southern products there is something yummy for everyone.
Now I would like to share today the House-Autry Seafood Breader. Of course you know you can use this to prepare your favorite seafood dishes. But today I want to show you that you can use it for even more than seafood. I wanted to do a new twist with it and make a vegetable tempura. This dish is sure to please. It is pure crispy southern goodness with a Asian flare! My family thought this was simply amazing.
To make the tempura all you need :
To make the tempura all you do:
I was provided this product for review & compensated to provide this post. ALL thoughts of this product are my very own.
For those who can eat pork or love pork this Hormel inspired Harvest salad is simply delightful. You simply use Hormel's Slow Simmered pork roast ( it only takes 4 minutes to heat in microwave or stove top) & Hormel's Maple flavor Black Label Bacon. Throw in some cheese & apple slices and any other veggie you may want and your off to the races with a fresh tasting dynamic salad for any occasion.
I am a Hormel Extended Family Blogger. I receive Hormel products for free but all thoughts are my very own.
I am part of the Jennie-O Switch Circle Blog Team. I received this Turkey free but all my thoughts are my very own.
I am super excited y'all yippee................. because this year I got a turkey to cook up for the family that requires not work to be delicious. I truly love easy. I love easy crafts. I love easy cooking. So Jennie-O was singing my tune when they sent me thisOven Ready Turkey. I have never tried an oven ready turkey that you do not thaw. This is a new concept to me but hey I am not complaining! This turkey might just trim 36 hours of my prep time this year. The turkey truly got me to thinking about a lot of things about the Thanksgiving holiday and some of the stresses it can bring. I love my fellow blogger Michelle Kurke's advice on it over atCommon Sense Housekeeping. Go by there & read it!
Now I would like to share with you some thanksgiving help from Jennie-o! They have it all figured out for you! Just click a link below.
Below leave me your stress free tips for the holiday!
Have a happy Thanksgiving all !
I found the cutest, yummy treat at Skippy's web site and I wanted to high light it this month & share with you. What a cute fast way to celebrate any day with these easy frozen treats! I was given Skippy Salted Caramel Creamy Peanut Butter to sample. It is the perfect flavor to also celebrate the on coming of fall & was perfect to try this recipe out on! This was super yummy & I will be making again & again! I hope you also enjoy! These treats are also great for entertaining!
The twist on this I used was white chocolate, Skippy Salted Caramel Peanut Butter & a teaspoon of Apple Spice. This gave a fall flavor!
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup SKIPPY® Creamy Peanut Butter
8 large bananas, cut in half
1. In 1-quart saucepan, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Cool slightly; pour chocolate mixture into tall glass.
2. Place wooden ice-pop stick in cut end of each banana; dip into warm chocolate mixture. Spoon sprinkles over bananas; place on wax-paper-lined tray. Freeze at least 6 hours or overnight.
This recipe is recommended for 16 servings.
Want to find out some super cool fun facts about peanuts & peanut butter? Have you and your kids visit @ TheFunNut On Twitter! He sometimes send you the reader some love too! Once a long time ago he sent me a goodie package long before I was a Hormel blogger. You just never know! He truly is fun!
And the Peanut day fun doesn't stop there. You and your family can try your hand at some Skippy yippie art at this fun page!
This Saturday I went on a community picnic in our neighborhood park. Boy was the weather amazing! Since I am still kind of new to the area it was a great way to meet people. They also had a donation drive for the local animal shelters which I thought was a great idea. I brought along the Hormel Gatherings Snack Tray ( the Smoked Turkey one)to share along with a towel to donate.
I arrived early to set up my Hormel Gatherings Snack Tray along side the other picnic items others had shared. If you ever attend an event or picnic this is a great no fuss easy item to bring that takes zero time to prepare! I love that about this Hormel product. It was not on the table 2 minutes before people started picking at it, as you can see in the picture below it was hit fast! It was half gone within 30 minutes! I thought it was funny. It was a hit & so very easy to share.
Now this event shed light on something for me I had never thought of. To donate towels & blankets to animals shelters! I was so happy to donate a nice fluffy towel & will do this more often. I encourage you also, if you have some extra towels or blankets why not consider donating them to your local animal shelter!
I really enjoyed my picnic in the park today meeting new people & supporting a great cause. Hormel's snack tray took all the stress of preparing food away so I could focus on having fun.
What do you serve hungry teens at a sleep over? Pizza of course. That is why this evening I was thrilled to pick up some of Marco's Limited time Grilled Chicken Florentine Pizza. It is back finally this year with a great tasting punch. This pizza was a hit with the girls tonight!
Our Marco's here in Raleigh NC is a great neighborhood pizza place to get a variety of items. So is your Marco's near you. They not only have pizza but subs,wings,salads,breads,sides,deserts,drinks & great deals! There is something for everyone at your table at Marco's Pizza.
The grilled Chicken Florentine with it's creamy no tomato base sauce, spinach, grilled chicken, cheese, tomato slices, & red onions make this the perfect change in pizza as we know it for spring. This pizza has amazing taste you've just gotta try.
I received these pizza's in exchange for my honest opinion thanks to Niche Parent & Marco's . All thoughts are my very own.
Did you know today March 23 is National Chip & Dip Day? Well if you didn't, now you do and it is a perfect time to grab your favorite chip and dip! My recent favorite is this Chi-Chi mild Mango Salsa! It is a sweet blend of taste that hit the spot today! If you like salsa you gotta try it!
While here take a look at the other Hormel dip ideas I gathered from their awesome web site to share with you today!
Use these for entertaining, gatherings,game days or any ol' snack time!
Chili Cheese Dip
1 (15-ounce) can HORMEL® Chili No Beans
1 (1-pound) package pasteurized prepared cheese product, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
In medium microwave-safe bowl, stir together chili and cheese product; cover. Microwave on HIGH (100%); stirring once, 4½ to 5 minutes or until hot and cheese is melted. Serve with corn chips, if desired.
Warm & Cheesy Bacon Dip
1 (16-ounce) package sour cream
1 (3-ounce) jar HORMEL® Real Bacon Bits
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup chopped green onions
1. Heat oven to 400°F.
2. In bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well. Transfer to 2-quart baking dish; cover.
3. Bake dip 25 to 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serve with assorted fresh vegetables, crackers and/or chips.
Pepperoni Pizza Dip
1 ½ cups pizza sauce
1 (3.5-ounce) HORMEL® Pepperoni Minis
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
⅔ cup ricotta cheese
⅔ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
½ teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 cup shredded pizza cheese
1. In large skillet, heat pizza sauce over medium-high heat. Cook 5 to 7 minutes or until sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally; set aside.
2. Heat oven to 375°F. Grease 8-inch square baking dish. In large skillet, cook pepperoni minis over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Drain on paper towel.
3. In medium bowl, combine cream cheese, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and oregano. Spread evenly into bottom of dish.
4. Spread pizza sauce evenly over cheese mixture.
5. Top with pepperoni minis and pizza cheese. Bake, uncovered, 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling. Serve with breadsticks. Serves 6.
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March is national Peanut month. What a grand thing to celebrate. Peanuts are so very good for you if you are not allergic to them that is! Some one whom I have always admired is George Washington Carver. What a beloved man whom I can't wait to meet someday in heaven and shake his hand (no give a great big hug) to. He is one of my childhood heroes I remember looking up to in the pages of history ( my top 5) . This man is such an overcomer & so brilliant. He lived the innovative life that no one but him and God saw coming & that so many admire & love to this day. Why even Skippy peanut butter owes a debt of gratitude to the inventor of peanut butter & many more things. In honor of Mr. Carver & national peanut month, I made my family some parfaits using Skippy's Limited Edition Creamy Peanut Butter with Salted Caramel that I think if Mr. Carver was with us today he would even enjoyed!
To make the parfaits:
Our mid week is so very fast paced and busy. So tonight is finger foods night. I want to show you 2 fast ideas.
I decided to make from Hormel's web site their Cheesy Pep Rolls Ups for my family's busy Wednesday night.
Hormel's Cheesy Pep Roll Ups as taken from their site you can find this recipe & more snack recipeshere.
Cheesy Pep Roll Ups
Rating: 3.2 (49 user ratings)
1 (6-ounce) package HORMEL® Pepperoni, finely chopped
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 (8-ounce) can refrigerated crescent roll dough
Warm pasta sauce
1. Heat oven to 350° F. Grease baking sheet.
2. In bowl, mix pepperoni, Parmesan cheese and Cheddar cheese.
3. Separate dough into individual triangles. Spread 1 tablespoon pepperoni mixture on center of each triangle. Starting at short end, roll up each triangle. Place seam-side-down on baking sheet.
4. Bake stuffed crescents 18 to 20 minutes or until heated thoroughly and browned. Serve hot with warm pasta sauce for dipping.
Hormel's Snack Tray with Honey Ham, Sargento Mild Cheddar Cheese & Butter Crisp crackers are perfect to add to the mix for a fast easy busy evening meal. It works great for a fast meal option, it's not just for appetizers! My family loves the ham, cheese & crackers when on the run paired with some chopped veggies & dip! A nice light dinner in a hurry with no pots & pans to clean. It's a win win for a busy night.
My past Hormel foods posts for January 2015:
As a Hormel Extended Family Blogger I received this Hormel Pepperoni & snack tray to test. All opinions are my very own.
All of Hormels products from this months program receive the Homemaker-Mom Seal of Approval!
I used Hormel Natural Choice Oven Roasted Deli Turkey. This is the best choice for me because it is so very good with no preservatives, no nitrates, no artificial ingredients, no MSG, no hormones & its gluten free. To get this deli quality I did not even have to stand in a long line to order, & it is packaged with minimal processing. This is a winner & in taste just really proves to be the best sandwich meat out there for us. I also used Hormels Black Label Brown Sugar Bacon to accent this delicious sandwich.
All you need is:
Cream cheese & chive
Provolone if you desire
Hormel Natural Choice Deli Turkey
Hormel Black Label Bacon
& lot of people to eat it
This is for sure going to be a hit at your party or gathering!
View my Taco Chip Yummies from last week here.
View Bacon Chicken Bites here.
I wanted to use two of my Hormel Extended Family Blogger products for this spotlight today. You can view all the products I will be highlighting this month HERE. I received these items as part of the Hormel Extended Family Blogger Program. #HormelFamily
Want some flavor that is as intense at the Seattle & Green Bay game on 1/18/15. Have you ever seen anything like that we had no idea that was coming. If you are unfamiliar with what happen that night Google it, It's worth it. So now back to the flavor topic I have something for you that they won't see coming either! It's Bacon Chicken Bites.
You cut chicken breast up into pieces and wrap them in Hormel Black Label Brown Sugar Thick Cut Bacon. Bake in your oven on 375-380 degrees for 45- 50 minutes uncovered. The last 20 minutes put your favorite BBQ sauce or any other sauce on it for the last baking minutes. We used a sweet bbq sauce to go along with the sweet brown sugar bacon taste of this Hormel bacon and ooo boy what flavor. These Bacon Chicken Bites will be the hit of your party it was the hit of mine!
I wanted to use one of my Hormel Extended Family Blogger products for this spotlight today. You can view all the products I will be highlighting this month HERE. I received these items as part of the Hormel Extended Family Blogger Program. #hormelfamily