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Date Night Just Got Simple Thanks to Restaurant.com

by Jennifer Wieland
DINNER AND A MOVIE DEAL FROM SPECIALS BY RESTAURANT.COM #ReviewCrew #ad

 

DINNER AND A MOVIE DEAL FROM SPECIALS BY RESTAURANT.COM

2 Movie Tickets + $100 Restaurant.com eGift Card

Enjoy a delicious dinner and a star-studded movie for two with this dramatic and delicious deal. For only $30, you’ll receive two tickets to any movie AND a $100 Restaurant.com eGift card for any participating restaurant. It’s great for a date or to take a friend! Use your tickets to see any movie, including all new releases.

DINNER AND A MOVIE DEAL FROM SPECIALS BY RESTAURANT.COM #ReviewCrew #ad

Head over to Specials by Restaurant.com for this awesome deal, but be quick! This deal ends Sunday, June 19. 

Restaurant.com and Specials by Restaurant.com make great gifts for everyone on your wish list. Remember, for more information on Restaurant.com be sure to check out their Facebook page, follow them on Twitter, find them on Google+ or check out their blog, The Dish.

“The only thing better than going out for a great meal, is getting a great deal.  Restaurant.com has been filling tables since 1999 and is the destination for dining whether you like to plan ahead or find a meal on the go.  Restaurant.com helps diners discover the perfect dining experience and boasts nearly 50,000 dining deals available every day, even on the weekends!  And, the deals are easy to use – present the certificate to the server on a mobile device, or print out a copy, and voilà – the savings will be deducted from your final bill.  Bon Appétit!”

 

 


Teaching the Kids Rock History at Hard Rock Cafe

by Jennifer Wieland
Feeding the Family & Teaching the Kids Rock History at Hard Rock Cafe #worldburgertour
Today’s post has been sponsored by Hard Rock Cafe. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

 

My kids love getting to go out just as much as any other kids. I like being able to go to restaurants that I enjoy but that will appeal to the kids as well. I mean it’s not going to be much fun if it’s some highfalutin place that doesn’t like kids or so kid friendly parents cringe when it’s mentioned. No, I like a place that has a nice mix of great food that appeals to everyone in my family but with enough fun and entertainment that the kids aren’t bored with that entertainment being a draw for the grownups too. That’s why Hard Rock Cafe is always a favorite with my family! We get to teach the kids some rock and roll history, listen to great music and enjoy a delicious meal together!

Feeding the Family & Teaching the Kids Rock History at Hard Rock Cafe #worldburgertour

One of the things that makes dining at Hard Rock Cafe so entertaining is the music. Whether it’s a live band performing or an eclectic mix of rock and roll from across the decades their is always music to move you. Throw in all the cool music memorabilia and you have an honest to goodness museum that not only lets you dance but feeds you once you’ve worked up an appetite. 

Feeding the Family & Teaching the Kids Rock History at Hard Rock Cafe #worldburgertour

As soon as we walked in I had to snap a pic of my son with the guitar on display in the entrance. That day he was wearing his Jimi Hendrix t-shirt and the entryway display holds one of Jimi Hendrix’s guitars. 

Feeding the Family & Teaching the Kids Rock History at Hard Rock Cafe #worldburgertour

I could not consider myself a youth of the 1980’s (sigh… am I that old?) and not want to get a little excited over one of Madonna’s conical bra outfits.

Feeding the Family & Teaching the Kids Rock History at Hard Rock Cafe #worldburgertour

How cool was it to see Bono’s famous vest? Yeah, you guessed it! Super cool! Only thing that would have made it better was if he was there modeling it. 

Feeding the Family & Teaching the Kids Rock History at Hard Rock Cafe #worldburgertour

No self-respecting child of the 80’s and early 90’s would miss a chance at a hair band guitar pic. How perfect that they have a Warrant guitar on display in a restaurant? I mean hello, there most famous song was Cherry Pie. 

Feeding the Family & Teaching the Kids Rock History at Hard Rock Cafe #worldburgertour

While awesome childhood memories are great. What’s even more fascinating is seeing stuff from or about the legends of rock and roll and there are very few more famous than Mick Jagger. I just love this Mick Jagger statue they have that shows him in his famous strut!

Feeding the Family & Teaching the Kids Rock History at Hard Rock Cafe #worldburgertour

By the time we were done checking out all of the rock and roll history our amazing burgers were ready to be served up!

Feeding the Family & Teaching the Kids Rock History at Hard Rock Cafe #worldburgertour

Boys being boys meant that my sons thought it was super cool that their burgers came out complete with a big, old knife in the middle of them. (sigh… Moms of tween and teen boys can relate I’m sure.)

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Hard Rock World Burger Tour

·         Hard Rock Cafe locations in North America are celebrating the start of burger season with a menu showcasing international Local Legendary™ Burgers

·         The limited-time World Burger Tour menu is available Sunday, May 1 through Thursday, June 30, 2016

·         This year, Hard Rock is also offering a literal World Burger Tour, a travel package that takes the most adventurous burger enthusiasts on the road (and the skies) to sample offerings from the World Burger Tour menu at Hard Rock Cafe locations in London, Athens, Buenos Aires and Seattle!

Feeding the Family & Teaching the Kids Rock History at Hard Rock Cafe #worldburgertour

Backstage Burger Pass

Hard Rock gives chefs at their cafes the freedom to create a unique Local Legendary Burger that captures the flavors of their city. This year more than 160 local burgers were evaluated by Hard Rock’s culinary team with fan favorites selected to headline the World Burger Tour menu. Throughout May and June, Hard Rock Cafe menus* will feature the following World Burger Tour offerings:

·         English Breakfast Burger (London, England) – a Certified Angus Beef® patty topped with sliced ham, a sausage patty, a fried egg, a Portobello mushroom, arugula and garlic aioli and served with a side of baked beans

·         Java Lava Burger (Seattle, United States) – a Certified Angus Beef patty grilled and dressed in a house-made espresso rub and topped with lava sauce, crunchy java onions, bacon, melted Cheddar cheese and garnished with a fried jalapeño

·         Tandoori Chicken Burger (Mumbai, India) – a dark meat chicken patty seasoned with aromatic spices and fresh herbs, topped with mint mayonnaise and served with a side of cucumber

·         Jamaican Jerk Burger (Montego Bay, Jamaica) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with banana pepper rings, mango jalapeño cream cheese and jerk mayonnaise

·         ATOMIC! Burger (Las Vegas, United States) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with Atomic beer-battered peppers, pepper jack cheese, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, garlic chipotle ketchup and chipotle mayonnaise

·         Tango Salsa Burger (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with andouille sausage, Monterey Jack cheese, chips de batata, a fried egg, salsa criolla and garlic aioli

·         Greek Burger (Athens, Greece) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with arugula, feta cheese and a tomato slice

·         Aloha Burger (Honolulu, United States) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with SPAM, Monterey Jack cheese, a grilled pineapple ring with sweet soy glaze, guacamole and pico de gallo

 Feeding the Family & Teaching the Kids Rock History at Hard Rock Cafe #worldburgertour

 Kicked Up Cocktails to Pair with Your Burger

Hard Rock Cafe has created cocktails that perfectly compliment World Burger Tour offerings. Served in Hard Rock’s iconic mason jars, adult guests can order with the suggested pairing or mix it up with any other burger from the limited-time menu. New cocktails include: 

·         All Jacked Up – created to balance the Jamaican Jerk Burger’s spicy flair, this cocktail features a mix of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, PJ, Orgeat and lime juice, garnished with orange and pineapple wedges and a cherry

·         Crisp Sipper – inspired by the Aloha Burger’s sweet and savory taste, this cocktail features a mix of Hendrick’s gin, Monin Cucumber, lemon, orange and raspberry, topped with tonic and garnished with rosemary and thyme

·         MelonPalooza – designed to complement the fresh flavors of the Greek Burger, this cocktail features a mix of Midori Melon Liqueur, Malibu Rum, Hard Rock’s house-made sour mix and PJ, garnished with slices of pineapple and strawberry

·         Sweet & Fiery – inspired by the ATOMIC! Burger’s spicy flavor, this cocktail features a mix of Absolut Peppar Vodka, Canton Ginger Liquor, Blue Curacao, lemonade and ginger beer, garnished with a red pepper

·         Black Cherry Melonade (non-alcoholic) – created to complement the rich espresso of the Java Lava Burger, this mocktail features a mix of Black Cherry Real and Monin Cucumber, topped with ginger beer, garnished with a cucumber slice and a cherry

Hard Rock World Burger Tour

Burger Tour for the Roadie

·         For those a little more hungry, Hard Rock will bring its menu to life and offer a unique burger experience that takes guests’ taste buds on an international journey

·         Hard Rock, in conjunction with global experience agency RPMC, is offering a World Burger Tour travel package that includes stops at iconic cities includingLondon, England; Athens, Greece; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Seattle, United States. This four-stop, once-in-a-lifetime excursion celebrates the cities that inspired Hard Rock’s World Burger Tour

·         The World Burger Tour travel package is a private, 10-night trip that includes flights, first class hotel accommodations, ground transportation and exclusive dining and music experiences at Hard Rock Cafe locations in each city not typically available to the public

For more information on the Hard Rock Cafe World Burger Tour or for info on the trip check out the official World Burger Tour website. To find your local Hard Rock Cafe head HERE and for up to the minute info follow them on Twitter

 

 


Get $3 Restaurant.com Certificates to Celebrate Your Best Friend

by Jennifer Wieland
Restaurant.com $3 Bestie Sale on $25 Certificates
I am part of the Restaurant.com Review Crew. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

 

$3 SALE FROM RESTAURANT.COM

SAVE AT MORE THAN 23,000 RESTAURANTS NATIONWIDE

The best way to one’s heart is through their stomach! Celebrate Best Friend’s Day by treating your bestie to a dinner out. For 2 days only, Restaurant.com is serving up $25 Certificates for only $3 with Promo Code: HEART.

Restaurant.com $3 Bestie Sale on $25 Certificates

Search Restaurant.com by location, cuisine, price range and more, to find exactly what you want, where you want it!

Don’t wait! This sale will be done before you know it. Visit Restaurant.com today for amazing deals on delicious meals. This offer ends Wednesday, June 8 at 11:59 pm CT.

Restaurant.com and Specials by Restaurant.com make great gifts for everyone on your wish list. Remember, for more information on Restaurant.com be sure to check out their Facebook page, follow them on Twitter, find them on Google+ or check out their blog, The Dish.

“The only thing better than going out for a great meal, is getting a great deal.  Restaurant.com has been filling tables since 1999 and is the destination for dining whether you like to plan ahead or find a meal on the go.  Restaurant.com helps diners discover the perfect dining experience and boasts nearly 50,000 dining deals available every day, even on the weekends!  And, the deals are easy to use – present the certificate to the server on a mobile device, or print out a copy, and voilà – the savings will be deducted from your final bill.  Bon Appétit!”

 

 


Eight Cooking Tricks to Enhance Your Kitchen Skills

by Jennifer Wieland
Eight Cooking Tricks to Enhance Your Kitchen Skills

If you already enjoy food and cooking, you may be ready to move up another level. Cooking classes or guided dining and market experiences can be a great way to boost your culinary knowledge. There are also plenty of things you can do to improve your cooking now. Below are eight suggestions that you can start to use today to make the food you cook even tastier.

Eight Cooking Tricks to Enhance Your Kitchen Skills

Read the Recipe All the Way Through

Many people fail to do this, or they only quickly glance at the recipe. Read it thoroughly, and as you read each step, visualize how you will perform that task. Make sure that you have all of the ingredients and equipment that you need. Think about how long it will take to perform certain tasks, and don’t put too much credence in the prep time given by the recipe itself because those times are often too short. Clean your area, and locate or lay out everything that you will need to complete the recipe. Consider prepping most of your ingredients ahead of time so that you can easily add them as needed.

Use the Best Ingredients

When you begin cooking regularly, you will begin to notice that quality of ingredients makes a huge difference. If you are on a budget and there is a significant price difference between ingredients, you can make adjustments as needed, and not all quality ingredients are necessarily costly. However, you will find that in most cases, cutting corners on ingredients like Parmesan-Reggiano cheese affects the end product. When it comes to quality ingredients, salt is one of the most significant ones. You will be surprised at what a difference it can make to your cooking when you switch from table salt to kosher or sea salt. Salt is also important at bringing out other flavors. A pinch can do a lot to enhance the flavors in your dish.

Taste as You Go

Speaking of flavors, you should get into the habit of tasting your cooking as you go along and adding seasoning as needed. Keep in mind that the recipe is only a guide. If you need more intense flavors, then you should add them.

Practice Cutting Foods the Same Size

Knife skills are an important part of learning to be a great cook. One of the most important things to do in order to get your food to cook evenly is to cut your like ingredients in the same size. At first, this might seem time consuming, but it’s worth the effort, and you will get faster as you go along. Depending on the city you live, there might be knife skill classes from cooking schools to help you improve your skills.

Don’t Be Afraid to Caramelize and Brown

Recipes often underestimate the time it takes to sufficiently brown or caramelize ingredients. Don’t hesitate to get both meat and vegetables nice and brown. This will significantly deepen the flavor of your dish. For example, onions become increasingly flavorful and sweet the longer they cook. Understand the optimal temperatures at which to brown foods as well. For example, searing meat should be done on a high heat while caramelizing onions should be done on a low heat.

Reduce Liquids

Another way to intensify flavors is to reduce liquids. The longer you cook liquids at a low simmer, the stronger the flavor will become. Experiment with a variety of broths, wines and other ingredients to get a sense of how those flavors work with different ingredients and which ones you like best.

Don’t Crowd Pans

Whether you are cooking meat in a pan on the stovetop or baking food in the oven, if the food is not meant to be cooked with a cover on it, be sure that you do not crowd it. This results in steaming instead of roasting or sauteeing. For example, if you are making oven-roasted potatoes, crowding them will result in soggy potatoes.

Use Your Hands

Just as you need to use your taste buds to keep tabs on the flavor of your food, you should also get accustomed to using your hands as you cook. With practice, you can get a sense for checking the doneness of meat with your hands. Your hands can also be used to toss salads, mix dough and check for the ripeness of fruits. Becoming a great cook is a sensory experience, and training your sense of touch is an important part of that.

Cooking is a fascinating pastime and a wonderful way to connect with loved ones. Learning to be a better cook is a lifelong journey. By continually working to improve your technique with tips like the ones above, you will find your time in the kitchen even more rewarding.

 

 


Hard Rock World Burger Tour

by Jennifer Wieland
Hard Rock World Burger Tour
This information has been provided to me by Hard Rock International

Hard Rock World Burger Tour

I am an all American girl and love a great burger! There are sad burgers, then there are decent burgers and then you have the over the top, knock your socks off, mouth-watering creations that make you moan when you bite into it! Could you imagine a whole burger menu of that level of crazy goodness? Guess what? You don’t have to imagine it. Nope, all you need to do is visit your local Hard Rock Cafe and order from their special, limited edition Hard Rock World Burger Tour menu. 

Hard Rock World Burger Tour

·         Hard Rock Cafe locations in North America are celebrating the start of burger season with a menu showcasing international Local Legendary™ Burgers

·         The limited-time World Burger Tour menu is available Sunday, May 1 through Thursday, June 30, 2016

·         This year, Hard Rock is also offering a literal World Burger Tour, a travel package that takes the most adventurous burger enthusiasts on the road (and the skies) to sample offerings from the World Burger Tour menu at Hard Rock Cafe locations in London, Athens, Buenos Aires and Seattle!

·      Hard Rock World Burger Tour

Backstage Burger Pass

Hard Rock gives chefs at their cafes the freedom to create a unique Local Legendary Burger that captures the flavors of their city. This year more than 160 local burgers were evaluated by Hard Rock’s culinary team with fan favorites selected to headline the World Burger Tour menu. Throughout May and June, Hard Rock Cafe menus* will feature the following World Burger Tour offerings:

·         English Breakfast Burger (London, England) – a Certified Angus Beef® patty topped with sliced ham, a sausage patty, a fried egg, a Portobello mushroom, arugula and garlic aioli and served with a side of baked beans

·         Java Lava Burger (Seattle, United States) – a Certified Angus Beef patty grilled and dressed in a house-made espresso rub and topped with lava sauce, crunchy java onions, bacon, melted Cheddar cheese and garnished with a fried jalapeño

·         Tandoori Chicken Burger (Mumbai, India) – a dark meat chicken patty seasoned with aromatic spices and fresh herbs, topped with mint mayonnaise and served with a side of cucumber

·         Jamaican Jerk Burger (Montego Bay, Jamaica) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with banana pepper rings, mango jalapeño cream cheese and jerk mayonnaise

·         ATOMIC! Burger (Las Vegas, United States) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with Atomic beer-battered peppers, pepper jack cheese, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, garlic chipotle ketchup and chipotle mayonnaise

·         Tango Salsa Burger (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with andouille sausage, Monterey Jack cheese, chips de batata, a fried egg, salsa criolla and garlic aioli

·         Greek Burger (Athens, Greece) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with arugula, feta cheese and a tomato slice

·         Aloha Burger (Honolulu, United States) – a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with SPAM, Monterey Jack cheese, a grilled pineapple ring with sweet soy glaze, guacamole and pico de gallo

 

 Kicked Up Cocktails to Pair with Your Burger

Hard Rock Cafe has created cocktails that perfectly compliment World Burger Tour offerings. Served in Hard Rock’s iconic mason jars, adult guests can order with the suggested pairing or mix it up with any other burger from the limited-time menu. New cocktails include: 

·         All Jacked Up – created to balance the Jamaican Jerk Burger’s spicy flair, this cocktail features a mix of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, PJ, Orgeat and lime juice, garnished with orange and pineapple wedges and a cherry

·         Crisp Sipper – inspired by the Aloha Burger’s sweet and savory taste, this cocktail features a mix of Hendrick’s gin, Monin Cucumber, lemon, orange and raspberry, topped with tonic and garnished with rosemary and thyme

·         MelonPalooza – designed to complement the fresh flavors of the Greek Burger, this cocktail features a mix of Midori Melon Liqueur, Malibu Rum, Hard Rock’s house-made sour mix and PJ, garnished with slices of pineapple and strawberry

·         Sweet & Fiery – inspired by the ATOMIC! Burger’s spicy flavor, this cocktail features a mix of Absolut Peppar Vodka, Canton Ginger Liquor, Blue Curacao, lemonade and ginger beer, garnished with a red pepper

·         Black Cherry Melonade (non-alcoholic) – created to complement the rich espresso of the Java Lava Burger, this mocktail features a mix of Black Cherry Real and Monin Cucumber, topped with ginger beer, garnished with a cucumber slice and a cherry

Hard Rock World Burger Tour

Burger Tour for the Roadie

·         For those a little more hungry, Hard Rock will bring its menu to life and offer a unique burger experience that takes guests’ taste buds on an international journey

·         Hard Rock, in conjunction with global experience agency RPMC, is offering a World Burger Tour travel package that includes stops at iconic cities includingLondon, England; Athens, Greece; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Seattle, United States. This four-stop, once-in-a-lifetime excursion celebrates the cities that inspired Hard Rock’s World Burger Tour

·         The World Burger Tour travel package is a private, 10-night trip that includes flights, first class hotel accommodations, ground transportation and exclusive dining and music experiences at Hard Rock Cafe locations in each city not typically available to the public

For more information on the Hard Rock Cafe World Burger Tour or for info on the trip check out the official World Burger Tour website. To find your local Hard Rock Cafe head HERE and for up to the minute info follow them on Twitter

 

 

 


Enjoy a Mommy Break with Restaurant.com

by Jennifer Wieland
Enjoy a Mommy Break with Restaurant.com #reviewcrew
I am a member of the Restaurant.com Review Crew. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

 

Mom life is hard! Mommy brain truly exists! Moms need and deserve a break now and again to enjoy some quiet time or to just reconnect with friends or feel like more than just mommy. Whether you are a SAHM, WAHM or a mom who works outside of the home you all deserve a lovely little break from that role even if it’s only for one meal. Luckily, Restaurant.com is a great way to get your mommy break in and still manage to not feel mom guilt by saving money using a Restaurant.com gift certificate. 

Recently, I had the chance to meet my best friend for lunch while the husbands were at work and the kids were at school. The problem we have when we go out is that both of us are dieting but we are doing different diets. That means we both have to make sure that the place we pick to eat has something both of us can eat on the menu. We decided to head to Grady’s Grille a local favorite with delicious, fresh food options and an ever-changing menu. 

Enjoy a Mommy Break with Restaurant.com #reviewcrew

Grady’s Grille is a local favorite for many reasons. The food is always delicious and with daily drink specials you can’t go wrong. 

Enjoy a Mommy Break with Restaurant.com #reviewcrew

The interior is a lovely cross between modern, old and industrial that makes it unique. You can even enjoy a nice day out on their beautiful patio.

Enjoy a Mommy Break with Restaurant.com #reviewcrew

My friend had a grilled shrimp and avocado salad that she loved!

Enjoy a Mommy Break with Restaurant.com #reviewcrew

I had some mini Korean BBQ beef tacos and I swapped the rice out and opted for some broccoli instead.

Enjoy a Mommy Break with Restaurant.com #reviewcrew

Remember, for more information on Restaurant.com be sure to check out their Facebook page, follow them on Twitter, find them on Google+ or check out their blog, The Dish.

“The only thing better than going out for a great meal, is getting a great deal.  Restaurant.com has been filling tables since 1999 and is the destination for dining whether you like to plan ahead or find a meal on the go.  Restaurant.com helps diners discover the perfect dining experience and boasts nearly 50,000 dining deals available every day, even on the weekends!  And, the deals are easy to use – present the certificate to the server on a mobile device, or print out a copy, and voilà – the savings will be deducted from your final bill.  Bon Appétit!”

 

 


Making Friday a Little Easier on Myself with Carry-out and Restaurant.com

by Jennifer Wieland
Making Friday a Little Easier on Myself with Carry-out and Restaurant.com #ReviewCrew
I am a member of the Restaurant.com #ReviewCrew but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

 

The last few weeks have been really rough for me. I had a hysterectomy last month and then suffered some setbacks during recovery and have had more time added to my limitations by my doctor. I’ve had to rely on my husband, family and friends to help me a lot and that is not something I am usually comfortable with (Hello, control freak!) so now that I’m able to do some stuff on my own again I’m trying hard to not let myself over do it. So when my husband texted me earlier today that he was going to be working late I made the decision to hop onto Restaurant.com and get some carry-out to make my life a little easier.

Making Friday a Little Easier on Myself with Carry-out and Restaurant.com

When I logged into my Restaurant.com account I came across a carry-out pizza place close to my house named Pizza Mia. I bought my Restaurant.com certificate to use their and then placed my order. The prices were very reasonable and I loved the selection. Since I am on a special diet I liked that I was able to find something for myself to eat plus order two different types of pizza for the rest of the family.

Making Friday a Little Easier on Myself with Carry-out and Restaurant.com #ReviewCrew

My kids absolutely loved the pizza from this place! They had asked me to order the double crust pizza and they thought it was great. They liked the amount of sauce and cheese on it. My husband who is picky and not the biggest fan of pizza unless it’s from his favorite place was surprised by how good it was. Pizza Mia definitely made my family want to go back for more. 

Making Friday a Little Easier on Myself with Carry-out and Restaurant.com #ReviewCrew

I’m so glad I read the reviews on Restaurant.com site for Pizza Mia. There were a ton and almost all of them were rated highly. When I got there to pick up my order the person in front of me and behind me both had Restaurant.com gift certificates in hand for their orders as well. Restaurant.com and Pizza Mia are definitely a great pairing!

Making Friday a Little Easier on Myself with Carry-out and Restaurant.com #ReviewCrew

Remember, for more information on Restaurant.com be sure to check out their Facebook page, follow them on Twitter, find them on Google+ or check out their blog, The Dish.

“The only thing better than going out for a great meal, is getting a great deal.  Restaurant.com has been filling tables since 1999 and is the destination for dining whether you like to plan ahead or find a meal on the go.  Restaurant.com helps diners discover the perfect dining experience and boasts nearly 50,000 dining deals available every day, even on the weekends!  And, the deals are easy to use – present the certificate to the server on a mobile device, or print out a copy, and voilà – the savings will be deducted from your final bill.  Bon Appétit!”

What’s your favorite go to Friday night meal?

 

 

 


A Sobremesa with NESCAFÉ Clásico and Family

by Jennifer Wieland
A Sobremesa with NESCAFÉ Clásico and Family #MomentoNESCAFE


 

 

It’s so easy to let life get in the way of family and friends. Everyone gets busy, you don’t get to see each other and the next thing you know you’ve lost your closeness. I felt this acutely with my oldest son. He moved back home after he graduated last summer and it was so great having him here. Now he’s working a full-time job while trying to start his own business in the evening and on the weekends. He lives with me and yet it often felt like he didn’t because I didn’t see him for more than a few minutes here and there. Yesterday we were able to have a Sobremesa with NESCAFÉ Clásico and reconnect.

A Sobremesa with NESCAFÉ Clásico and Family #MomentoNESCAFE

What’s a Sobremesa You Ask?

In the Latin culture we have Sobremesa moments. A Sobremesa is described as “to casually linger on, after the main meal of the day, drinking coffee and/or liquors and chatting.”

A Sobremesa with NESCAFÉ Clásico and Family #MomentoNESCAFE

Yesterday my son was off work and opted to just stay in. It was nice because the other kids were at school and my husband was at work. We were able to talk and hang out after lunch. We discussed subjects near and dear to each of us. He had time to tell me what’s been going on with work and his business. As a mom, it was great being able to feel included in his life.

A Sobremesa with NESCAFÉ Clásico and Family #MomentoNESCAFE

Why NESCAFE Clásico for Your Sobremesa?

Based on this tradition, NESCAFÉ Clásico set out to test what makes a good and enjoyable Sobremesa. The brand embarked on an experiment to see what would happen during the Sobremesa with a good cup of NESCAFÉ Clásico and without. They filmed the experiment and the results illustrated that more meaningful, deeper connections were made when a group of friends enjoyed a cup of NESCAFÉ Clásico.

 

Ready to have your own Sobremesa with NESCAFE Clásico?

For more information on Sobremesas and NESCAFE Clásico head on over to the NESCAFE Clásico Facebook page.

 


Dessert Bagels for Breakfast Three Ways

by Jennifer Wieland
Dessert Bagels for Breakfast Three Ways #ThomasBreakfastTour
I was compensated for this post by Thomas’ but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

 

I am a gal who likes her sweets! I know, I know, I know hard to tell on this site but that’s how I roll. I’m that mom who will let her kids eat cake once in a while for breakfast and justify it because hey, there’s eggs and milk in it. Since Thomas’® Bagels are a staple in my house I like to come up with fun and delicious ways to take them from a basic boring bagel and schmear to a delicious treat that’s more like a dessert bagel for breakfast. 

Dessert Bagels for Breakfast Three Ways #ThomasBreakfastTour

The Chocolate Covered Strawberry Bagel

Quick, easy and delicious to put together this chocolate covered strawberry bagel not only tastes great but gives you a dose of healthy strawberries but a bump of caffeine with the chocolate sauce.

Dessert Bagels for Breakfast Three Ways - The chocolate covered strawberry bagel #ThomasBreakfastTour

To make toast a Thomas’ Bagel and then top with cream cheese, sliced strawberries and of course some chocolate sauce.

The Elvis Presley Bagel

This protein packed, sweet treat is a deliciously delightful way to start your day and will leave you saying, “Thank you! Thank you very much!” 

Dessert Bagels for Breakfast Three Ways The Elvis Presley Bagel #ThomasBreakfastTour

To make toast your Thomas’ Bagel and then top with your favorite peanut butter, sliced bananas, a chocolate sauce drizzle and then a salted caramel drizzle. 

The Apple Pie Bagel

What’s more American than apple pie? It is the quintessential American dessert but why stop it at just dessert. This bagel is the perfect slice of apple pie minus the pie crust and scoop of ice cream. Although, now that I think about it a scoop of ice cream would be awesome here!

Dessert Bagels for Breakfast Three Ways - The Apple Pie Bagel #ThomasBreakfastTour

To make toast your Thomas’ Bagel and then top with brown sugar and cinnamon cream cheese, thin slices of apple, a sprinkle of cinnamon-sugar and then a drizzle of caramel sauce.

Dessert Bagels for Breakfast Three Ways #ThomasBreakfastTour

Now that you have some fresh new ideas on how to make your breakfast feel more like a decadent dessert I want to let you know about my visit to the Thomas’ Toaster Truck when they stopped in Chicago during the Shamrock Shuffle on one of the stops of the #ThomasBreakfastTour recently.

Dessert Bagels for Breakfast Three Ways #ThomasBreakfastTour

My daughter and I had fun placing our order, checking out the inside of the giant toaster truck and all of the fun bagel and English muffin activities. She loved getting to play the toaster game and loves that she now has her own cutting board to use in her kitchen. The tables were all made to look like stacks of bagels and English muffins. They were so stinking cute! The event was a huge hit not only with us but with the runners that day who needed to refuel after their run. 

Dessert Bagels for Breakfast Three Ways #ThomasBreakfastTour

For more information on Thomas’ Bagels and English Muffins, food ideas and to follow along on the #ThomasBreakfastTour be sure to follow Thomas’ on Instagram!

 

 


How to Make 30 Minute Chicken Flautas

by Jennifer Wieland
How to Make 30 Minute Chicken Flautas #HERDEZkids #Herdez #DiadelNiño

 

Each April 30th, Día del Niño, or Day of the Child is celebrated throughout Mexico to honor and appreciate children. It’s a time for families to come together and enjoy some time together cooking in the kitchen. Together with HERDEZ® Brand I’m going to show you how you and your niños can make a quick, easy and kid-friendly meal of 30 minute chicken flautas.

How to Make 30 Minute Chicken Flautas #HERDEZkids #Herdez #DiadelNiño

I think it’s pretty clear just from the blog here that I love to cook and bake with my kids. When you cook with your kids you don’t need big elaborate meals with everything from scratch and hours of work. Nope, simple ingredients and shortcuts can make meal prep a breeze and make cooking with the kids a snap! 

How to Make 30 Minute Chicken Flautas #HERDEZkids #Herdez #DiadelNiño

HERDEZ® Salsa Verde provides a delicious and flavorful base for these chicken flautas. The salsa verde also compliments the chicken wonderfully. A sprinkling of additional seasonings and you’ve got the makings of a delicious meal. All you need now is the meat.

How to Make 30 Minute Chicken Flautas #HERDEZkids #Herdez #DiadelNiño

One of the greatest things you will ever find in your local grocery store is rotisserie chicken. It’s already cooked, inexpensive and more versatile than you can imagine. 

How to Make 30 Minute Chicken Flautas #HERDEZkids #Herdez #DiadelNiño

Shred the rotisserie chicken, mix in the flavorful Herdez Salsa Verde and spices and your filling is all ready for your flautas.

How to Make 30 Minute Chicken Flautas #HERDEZkids #Herdez #DiadelNiño

Grab some corn tortillas, fill and roll. 

How to Make 30 Minute Chicken Flautas #HERDEZkids #Herdez #DiadelNiño

30 Minute Chicken Flautas
Serves 16
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
158 calories
11 g
57 g
4 g
20 g
1 g
96 g
304 g
0 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
96g
Servings
16
Amount Per Serving
Calories 158
Calories from Fat 33
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 57mg
19%
Sodium 304mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates 11g
4%
Dietary Fiber 1g
6%
Sugars 0g
Protein 20g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
5%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. Vegetable or canola oil for cooking
  2. 3 c. rotisserie chicken, shredded
  3. 1 tsp. onion powder
  4. 1 tsp. garlic powder
  5. 1/2 tsp. cumin
  6. 2 tbsp. cilantro, chopped
  7. 1/4 tsp. pepper
  8. 1/4 tsp. salt
  9. 1/2 c. HERDEZ® Brand Salsa Verde
  10. 12-16 corn tortillas
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl combine the chicken, seasonings, spices and salsa verde. Place a heaping spoonful of meat onto a tortilla. Roll the tortilla and use a toothpick to hold it closed.
  2. Fill a large pot with enough oil so that it's 2" deep. Heat the oil to 375°.
  3. Using tongs, carefully place one of the rolled flautas into the oil. Continue to hold the flauta with the tongs for a minute. Finish frying and then move the flautas to a paper towel lined plate.
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fat
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protein
20g
carbs
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As the No. 1 selling salsa in Mexico, HERDEZ® Brand cares about authenticity in both food and culture. In honor of the authentic holiday, Día del Niño, the HERDEZ® Brand encourages family and friends to celebrate their youngest family members by passing down beloved traditions where the heart of each celebration starts: in the kitchen.

Who’s ready for some Día del Niño giveaway fun?

You can enter the Celebrate Your Chef Giveaway on the HERDEZ® Brand Facebook and Instagram for a chance to win one of the following prizes:

– Grand Prize: 2 cooking classes for 2 (parent & child) plus $1000
– 2nd Place: 1 cooking classes for 2 (parent & child) plus $300
– 3rd Place: Child cooking gift basket
– Weekly prizes/honorable mentions: Child size Día del Niño apron.
Additionally, there will also be Weekly Día del Niño Trivia questions on the HERDEZ® brand Facebook giving fans another opportunity to win a child size Día del Niño apron.

 

 


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