Making Strides Against Breast Cancer:A Family Meal Planning Cookbook For A Cause!

July 31, 2010 · Posted in Cookbooks, Fundraiser Events · View Comments 

I’m joining in to create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays!

Why am I walking?

Today, there is more hope than ever for people facing breast cancer. However, there is much work to be done. Every day, the American Cancer Society is helping people stay well by taking steps to reduce their risk of breast cancer or find it early, when it is most treatable; helping people get well with information, day-to-day help, and emotional support to guide them through every step of a breast cancer experience; by finding cures and promising new treatments through funding and conducting research; and by fighting back by working with lawmakers to help all women get access to screenings and care.

I believe that one day, breast cancer will never steal another year from anyone?s life ? and we will live in a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays. That?s why I’m walking in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. Not only is this my opportunity to join my community to fight back against breast cancer, it is a way to inspire hope by raising funds and awareness to help those facing the disease and save more lives.

And you can be a part of it, too.

I have signed up to walk on Sunday, October 17, 2010 in Sacramento, CA.  and I hope you will join me in my effort by signing up to join my team, Babes For Boobs or making a donation in support of my participation, by visiting my personal page. Together, we can save lives from breast cancer! We’ve raised $270 to reach our team goal of $1000! Visit our page often to view our team status.

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As part of my committment to the cause, I have decided to donate $2.00 for every A Busy Mom’s Guide To Family Meal Planning  E-Cookbook  sold. I am leading by example and I hope you’ll follow my lead!

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Friday Freebies and Savings At The Grocery Store

July 30, 2010 · Posted in Noel's Kitchen Smarts · View Comments 

Target Store Display on a recent coupon shopping trip for Hot Coupon World

After browsing through some of our local grocery store ads, I thought I’d share with you some great shopping finds. I’ll list them store by store so they will be easier to ad to your grocery list. Please be sure to check your pantry first before you go shopping.

Raley’s is having a Weekend Sale this Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Here’s are the specials:

  • Triple Sweet Corn 5 for$1
  • 2 Lbs. Juicy Bluberries $3.97 each
  • Personal Watermelon 2 for $4
  • Kellogg’s Super Sale!: Only $1.99 each when you buy 10-Mix & Match~AND when you buy 10 advertised Kellogg’s products, you’ll get a $10 coupon valid at your next visit!
  • Bumble Bee Tuna $0.99
  • Ronzoni Pasta $0.99

 Safeway is offering great savings along with Super Price Coupons! From Wednesday, July 28th thru Saturday July 31st with a $10 minimum purchase. Here are the top deals:

  • Fresh Foster Farms Whole Chicken $0.79 lb
  • Sunworld Superior Green Seedless Grapes $0.69 lb
  • “O” Organics Salad Blends or Kits Buy One, Get One FREE
  • Lucerne Large Eggs 12-ct $0.99 w/coupon, limit 2
  • Lucerne Cheese-String or Sticks $2.49 w/coupon, limit 3
  • Safeway Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts 4lb bag $1.99
  • Safeway Macaroni & Cheese $0.49 each
  • Ragu Pasta Sauce 2 for $3

I realize that many of you may not have these two grocery stores in your area. This is something new I’d like to try doing weekly for all of you in hopes of offering you more savings each week on your grocery and household needs. Each week, I’ll research different grocery stores to find savings and highlight those stores.

What are some of your grocery store finds for the week?

Happy Friday Friends!

As always, my quick and easy recipes for Busy Moms can be found on my website Noel’s Kitchen Tips.com.

Visit my new Amazon Kitchen Store  for some of my recommeneded appliances, storage and kitchen needs along with some of my favorite cookbooks and aprons to help you with your family meal planning. For high quality kitchen tools for your kitchen, visit www. NoelsKitchen.com

Would you like to join our growing Family Cooking Club? Share recipes and tips with others? Join the Family Meals Matter Cooking Club on Facebook.  

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National Lasagna Day:Messy Lasagna

July 29, 2010 · Posted in Beef, Main Dishes · View Comments 

National Lasagna Day

In celebration of National Lasagna Day, I wanted to share another one our our favorite Lasagna recipes. My family enjoys Lasagna and is always asking for seconds. This is an easy recipe for busy families and could be made on a meal planning day and frozen.

Messy Lasagna

Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef

1/2 pound Italian sausage links, casings removed

1/2 cup onioned, chopped

2 garlic cloves, pressed

3 cups , 2 ounces  (26 ounces) marinara sauce (homemade is better and can be made on your meal planning day)

4 eggs

1 32 ounce container ricotta cheese (can substitute with cream cheese)

2 cups (8 ounces) mozzerella cheese

1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

2 Tablespoons fresh parsley

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 16 ounce package lasagna noodles

Extra parmesan cheese for topping

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large 8 quart stockpot, bring water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles according to package instructions.

In a large saucepan, heat oil. Add onion, garlic, beef and sausage, cooking over medium heat until meat mixture is no longer pink.

Add sauce. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 25-30 minutes.

In a 2 quart mixing bowl, lightly beat eggs with whisk. Add ricotta (or cream cheese & cottage cheese), parsley, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.

To assemble lasagna, place 2 Tablespoons of sauce on the bottom of a rectangular baker/dish. Top with meat mixture. Spoon ricotta mixture over sauce. Sprinkle mozzerella cheese over ricotta mixture. Repeat layers. Top with Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil.

Bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until cheese on top is slightly brown. Serve.

*Recipe Note: If frozen, cook for 45-50 minutes.

Try my Easy Weeknight Lasagna recipe.

As always, my quick and easy recipes for Busy Moms can be found on my website Noel’s Kitchen Tips.com.

Visit my new Amazon Kitchen Store  for some of my recommeneded appliances, storage and kitchen needs along with some of my favorite cookbooks and aprons to help you with your family meal planning. For high quality kitchen tools for your kitchen, visit www. NoelsKitchen.com

Would you like to join our growing Family Cooking Club? Share recipes and tips with others? Join the Family Meals Matter Cooking Club on Facebook.  

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Crispy Mexicali Salad

July 29, 2010 · Posted in Recipes, Salads · View Comments 

Crispy Mexicali Salad

Fresh vegetables and black beans are united in this salad with a zesty Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette.  It’s light, colorful, crunchy and full of zesty flavor. Very easy to make and tastes delicious!  This salad is the perfect compliment to fajitas. Part of our Keep it Cool summer recipe ideas.

Ingredients:

1 head Red Leaf lettuce

1 tomato diced

2 green onions, sliced

1 red bell pepper diced

1 cup black beans

1 cup fresh corn (I used leftovers from our corn on the cob)

1 cup cucumber, diced

1 avocado, diced

Tortilla chips, shredded for topping

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette (recipe below)

Directions:

In a large salad bowl, add above ingredients in order listed.  Serve with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette.

Recipe Note:  For a heartier main dish salad, 2 cups diced cooked chicken  or shredded beef can be added, if desired. This salad can be made up to 24 hours in advance. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

1/4 cup vegetable oil

2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 Tablespoon water

1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar

2 cloves garlic, pressed

1/2 teaspoon organo

1/2 teaspoon Southwestern Seasoning Mix (available at www.NoelsKitchen.com)

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

In a small bowl, whisk together ingredients. Wrap with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for one hour to incorporate the flavors.

 

Easy Slow Cooker Family Suppers:Pulled-Pork Tacos

July 25, 2010 · Posted in Pork, Recipes · View Comments 

Easy Slow Cooker Family Suppers

The slow-cooker as I”ve said in so many of my previous posts is truly a time-saving resource for when you don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. It’s a great kitchen tool that helps busy families make those budget-friendly hearty meals, snacks and desserts.  Yesterday, our family spent a beautiful morning shopping and came home to work on a few household projects. I was able to throw this meal together in 15 minutes before we left the house.  Below is a recipe for Pulled-Pork Tacos, which has great flavor and the cilantro makes this meal refreshing.

 

 

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos

Ingredients:

1 3 1/2 pound pork shoulder roast

2 cups of your favorite salsa, plus more for serving

1 cup of your favorite beer

1/2 cup sliced onion, plus more for serving

2 Tablespoons Taco seasoning

1 Tablespoon cooking oil

12 Corn or flour tortillas

Sour Cream

Cilantro

1 Lemon or Lime

Directions:

Optional: Trim excess fat from pork shoulder roast. ( A little fat will add more flavor to the meat.)

In a saute’ pan, heat cooking oil and add pork shoulder roast and sear on all sides. Drain off any cooking oil. Sprinkle Taco seasoning over the entire pork shoulder roast.

In a 6-quart slow cooker on low setting  add onions, beer and 1 cup salsa.  Stir ingredients together. Add pork shoulder roast and turn to coat. Add 1 more cup of salsa.

Cook until meat is tender and pulls apart easily 6-8 hours. Warm torillas in the microwave or oven 20 minutes. wrap in foil to keep warm. Shred the pork while still in the slow cooker and stir.

Serve on warm tortillas with extra salsa, sour cream, cilantro, lemon or lime and a glass of lemonade or ice tea.

As always, my quick and easy recipes for Busy Moms can be found on my website Noel’s Kitchen Tips.com.

Visit my new Amazon Kitchen Store  for some of my recommeneded appliances, storage and kitchen needs along with some of my favorite cookbooks and aprons to help you with your family meal planning. For high quality kitchen tools for your kitchen, visit www. NoelsKitchen.com

Would you like to join our growing Family Cooking Club? Share recipes and tips with others? Join the Family Meals Matter Cooking Club on Facebook.  

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20-Minute Meal:Thai Chicken with Sesame Peanut Sauce

July 23, 2010 · Posted in Chicken, Main Dishes · View Comments 

20-Minute Meal

Ever thought making a  wonderful, delicious meal for your family in 20 minutes was out of your league?  I am going to show you how to make a quick and delicious weeknight meal your whole family will love. There are times where the actually process of making dinner is not something you look forward to.  That’s why creating a meal plan is so important. It’s the perfect back-up plan for those days when you have just about had enough and your family wants dinner like yesterday.

Thai Chicken with Seasame Peanut Sauce

Ingredients:

4-6 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed (This step can be done on your meal prepping day, chicken frozen and thawed in the refrigerator)

Seasame Peanut Butter Sauce:

Exotic blends of lime, lemongrass and garlic bring out the true traditional flavors of Thai.

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/8 teaspoon seasame oil

4 Tablespoons peanut butter (crunchy or creamy)

4 teaspoons soy sauce

4 teaspoons white venegar

1 1/2 teaspoons sugar

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon Thai Red Curry Rub (available at www.noelskitchen.com)

1 Tablespoon water

Directions:

In a microwavable bowl, heat chicken, set aside. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together oils, peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, pepper, thai seasoning and water. Add chicken pieces and toss to coat with sauce. Serve on rice or noodles.

Recipe Note: This would be a great meal served on a bed of lettuce greens with green onion and julienne carrots. Sweet Chili Sauce is an optional topping we like to use.

As always, my quick and easy recipes for Busy Moms can be found on my website Noel’s Kitchen Tips.com.

Visit my new Amazon Kitchen Store  for some of my recommeneded appliances, storage and kitchen needs along with some of my favorite cookbooks and aprons to help you with your family meal planning. For high quality kitchen tools for your kitchen, visit www. NoelsKitchen.com

Would you like to join our growing Family Cooking Club? Share recipes and tips with others? Join the Family Meals Matter Cooking Club on Facebook.  

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Summer Snacks For Kids:Mega Fruit Chillers

July 21, 2010 · Posted in Recipes, Snacks · View Comments 

Would you like another cup of coffee?

Today the kids are super excited about having a summer play date with a few friends from school. Play dates are a great way for children to socialize, and it provides parents with additional opportunities to entertain their children during the summer. I always make sure to serve a healthy snack.  Our kids love to eat fruit during the summer as a refreshing snack.  They are constantly asking me for a fruit smoothie.  I’ve tested a few smoothie recipes and I thought I would share one of their favorites with you. They are perfect, fun summer time fruit snacks for kids.

Mega Fruit-Chillers

Ingredients:

 1 cup frozen strawberries, thawed

1 cup frozen mango, thawed

1 cup frozen blueberries, thawed

1/2 cup vanilla yogurt

1/4 cup apple juice

1 1/2 Tablespoons honey

Directions:

Puree all ingredients until smooth and combined. Serve and enjoy these Mega Fruit Chillers. 

Recipe Note: Sometimes I will add a little bit of Kale to the smoothie. It blends right in.

As always, my quick and easy recipes for Busy Moms can be found on my website Noel’s Kitchen Tips.com.

Visit my new Amazon Kitchen Store  for some of my recommeneded appliances, storage and kitchen needs along with some of my favorite cookbooks and aprons to help you with your family meal planning. For high quality kitchen tools for your kitchen, visit www. NoelsKitchen.com

Would you like to join our growing Family Cooking Club? Share recipes and tips with others? Join the Family Meals Matter Cooking Club on Facebook.  

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Kitchen Tips For Mom:I’m Back In The Kitchen!

July 20, 2010 · Posted in Kitchen Tips · View Comments 

I’m Back In The Kitchen!

While the rest of the world was busy working, I took a well-earned (in my opinion) family staycation. At least once a year during the summer, I like to kick back, relax, make sure I switch off from work and dedicate quality time with my family. It also gives me a chance to re-group on some new ideas in the kitchen. I’m looking forward to cooking up some great meals and sharing them with you! I’ll be back in the kitchen this week having fun!

I was also able to put together some ideas on a new Kitchen Tips Digest coming out in August, that will feature recipes, kitchen tips and the everyday lifestyle of a busy mom. You’re in for a special treat with this special issue on Back To School Meal Savings Ideas.  Want to Share with us your family kitchen stories, favorite family recipes or what tips work for you in preparing family mealtimes! I’d love to showcase your kitchen talents or oganization in the kitchen, but I need to hear from you soon! –Remember, if I include your contribution in a Digest, you’ll receive that issue FREE.

Kitchen Tips For Busy Mom

While I’m cooking up some recipes to share this week, take a peek at how you can get ideas and practical information on everyday family meal planning with my new e-cookbook, A Busy Mom’s Guide To Family Meal Planning by visiting HERE.  I’ve decided to continue to offer this e-cookbook at a 25% off  savings to you! It’s a collection of quick and easy recipes your whole family is guaranteed to love! Find appetizer recipes for your next family party and dinner recipes for those busy weeknights.

As always, my quick and easy recipes for Busy Moms can be found on my website Noel’s Kitchen Tips.com.

Visit my new Amazon Kitchen Store  for some of my recommeneded appliances, storage and kitchen needs along with some of my favorite cookbooks and aprons to help you with your family meal planning. For high quality kitchen tools for your kitchen, visit www. NoelsKitchen.com

Would you like to join our growing Family Cooking Club? Share recipes and tips with others? Join the Family Meals Matter Cooking Club on Facebook

Teen Icon Inspires Healthy Cooking For Kids

July 16, 2010 · Posted in Improving Family Life · View Comments 

Teen Icon Inspires Healthy Cooking For Kids

There are dozen or more teen icons each of our kids could name off within seconds. Our kids happen to love watching the iCarly show on Nickelodeon. With as much controversy as there is with kids watching a lot of television, they can learn from watching their favorite tv icon. The  Today Show, featured Actor Reed Alexander, who plays Nevel Papperman on Nickelodeons hit show iCarly. Reed Alexander shares some of his favorite healthy recipes for kids just like him. Your kids can find more inspiration in cooking healthy meals by visiting www.Kewl Bites.com.


Freebies For Busy Moms

July 16, 2010 · Posted in Kitchen Tips · View Comments 

This will be a quick post, because I’m off to the pool with the kids to enjoy our last “official” day of our family staycation. But I thought it might be kind of fun to offer some Freebies to the Busy Moms out there. After all, we’re looking for ways to save on our household budgets too! 

I recently found some great freebies throughout my web adventures and I’ve been sharing those freebies in my weekly newsletter, A Busy Mom’s Kitchen. Here a few of the freebies from the upcoming Newsletter :

  • 70% of children don’t receive the required amount of Vitamin D their bodies need. Nature Made is offering  a free sample of Vitamin D3 Chewables  for children.
  • RC Willey stores are offering a backpack filled with 10 pencils, 10 pens, 6 erasers and a ruler for just $5 just for coming to the store with no other purchase required. Click HERE for details!
  • GoodNights for Kids Free sample Click HERE for details.
  • John Freida Samples~Root Awakening Giveaway! Receive a sample packette of Strength Restoring™ Shampoo (0.28-oz.), Strength Restoring™ Conditioner (0.28-oz.) and Strength Restoring™ Smoothing Lotion (0.15-oz.)

 

Have a Great Weekend Everyone!

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