I normally make my own tomato sauce, but when I heard Ragu was coming out with a Thick & Hearty sauce I was excited to try it.
Ragu Thick & Hearty sauce comes in 5 flavors.RAGÚ® Homestyle Pasta Sauce is simmered in tradition with a made-from-scratch taste.
RAGÚ® Homestyle Pasta Sauce is crafted with only vine-ripened California tomatoes for a bold, thick, and hearty texture that hugs the pasta.
RAGÚ® Homestyle Pasta Sauce has no artificial flavors, no artificial colors and no high fructose corn syrup.
The suggested retail price for a 23 oz. jar of RAGÚ® Homestyle Pasta Sauce is $3.50.
The first sauce we tried was the Thick & Hearty Mushroom.HI was going to just add it to past, but hubby was in the mood for meat sauce.
Step 1: Brown meat until very little pink.Step 2: Boil pasta according to directions on box.Step 3: Drain pasta AND meat.
Step 4: Add Ragu Thick & Creamy Mushroom sauce to meat. Step 5: Bring to boil and then simmer for 10 minutes. Tip: Don’t fight with the sauce at the bottom of the jar. Turn the jar over and wait for all the sauce to drip down towards the lid. When ready pour the sauce into the pan. And just like that we had a delicious, thick and hearty sauce that the whole family loved!Including this little guy.
Where to Purchase
RAGÚ® Homestyle Pasta Sauce is available at your local grocery store and at the following retailers: Target, Walmart, Albertsons, Safeway, Kroger, Vons, Raley’s, Lucky, SaveMart, Stater Brothers, and Smart & Final. Go to here to find a store near you.
Disclosure: This post was written as part of my participation in the Moms Meet program. While Ragu provided me material and necessary resources to complete various activities, the thoughts and statements in this post are my own.
Getting your kiddo to eat their veggies can be tough! (photo via google)
Thanks to Harvest Snaps Snapea Crisps, made from 70% whole green peas, you can now snack guilt free with 5 grams of protein, 16% of the recommended daily value of fiber, and less fat and sodium than regular chips per serving.
Every Harvest Snaps snack is baked, not fried, and is guaranteed to have a satisfying crunch.
Harvest Snaps snacks are minimally processed and gluten-free.
Harvest Snaps Snapea Crisps are available in four delicious flavors: Lightly Salted, Caesar, Black Pepper, and Wasabi Ranch. Harvest Snaps Lentil Bean, made from whole lentils, are available in two flavors: Tomato Basil and Onion Thyme.
To see the difference we had a neighborhood taste test.
The kids thought it was funny to see the peas and “chips” side by side. It was such a lovely afternoon. I love our neighborhood kids!
The kids and families all had different favorites. My favorite Harvest Snaps flavor is Onion Thyme.
We ended the evening with each kiddo taking a snack size bag home.The retail price for Harvest Snaps Snapea Crisps and Lentil Snaps ranges between $1.99-$2.49 per item, depending on the retailer.
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Disclosure: This post was written as part of my participation in the Moms Meet program. While Harvest Snaps provided me material and necessary resources to complete various activities, the thoughts and statements in this post are my own.
Almost every dish I prepare starts with a little bit of olive oil.
From appetizers to the main course olive oil makes things taste SO much better. But not any olive oil will do. Using extra virgin olive oil like Farchioni makes things taste right.
Farchioni is a great Italian success story that started way back in 1780 and is now on people’s tables all over the world, with products recognized and prized for their quality. Their Extra Virgin Olive Oil, the pride of the Farchioni family, is the fruit of decades of work, study, and experience in selecting the nest quality olives in Italy and other countries. This is why Farchioni is one of the top five producers, bottlers, and distributors of extra-virgin olive oil in Italy.
Why choose European?
The olive tree has been revered in Europe since Antiquity. Over thousands of years farmers have evolved hundreds of varieties of olive trees (cultivars) and optimized them for different environment conditions and terrains to produce the most delicious yields.
Put your olive oil to the test and try this yummy recipe.
Balsamic Garlic Chicken
- 1½ pounds boneless chicken breasts, sliced into strips
- salt and pepper to season chicken
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 8 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 pound mushrooms, sliced
- ⅓ cup balsamic vinegar
- ¾ cup chicken broth
- Season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.
- Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large 10-inch skillet over medium high heat. When skillet and oil are hot, place the chicken in the skillet evenly.
- Cook the chicken on one side for 5 minutes until browned, flip the chicken and cook for 3 more minutes.
- Set chicken aside.
- Add the garlic and the mushrooms into the pan and stir to combine. Cook this for 5 minutes until the mushrooms begin to soften.
- Add in the vinegar and broth.
- Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
- Uncover the skillet and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes to thicken the sauce slightly.
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Where to Purchase
Farchioni oil is available at Whole Foods North Atlantic Region (New York metro market), Gourmet Garage in NYC, Best Markets in Long Island and Adams Fairacre north of New York City.
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I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com), May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own.
You’ve got life upgrades in spades: Whether taking steps into parenthood or taking steps into a new place to call home, there’s a lot going on. Why not upgrade your dishwasher detergent with Cascade® Platinum™ ActionPacs™? With 3X more film-fighting power, better grease cleaning abilities and rinse aid action powered by Shine Shield, these tough-on-grime dishwasher packs make it easy to clean even the hardiest stains. Formulated with the grease-fighting power of Dawn®, ActionPacs™ clean tough food stains better than six bargain brand detergent packs combined. That’s why it’s the #1 recommended detergent by North American dishwasher manufacturers.
As a daily dishwasher user these ActionPacs are really handy. It’s not only easy to use, they actually work.
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Disclosure: This post was written as part of my participation in the BzzAgent program. While Cascade provided me material and necessary resources to complete various activities, the thoughts and statements in this post are my own.
Now that I go kickboxing several times a week I need something to keep the funk at bay.
But after many different deodorant brands (even a men’s brand) I was still getting funky mid way through class.
On the hunt for something better I came across, Grateful Naturals. This mompreneur makes amazing stuff! She makes things like lip balm, sunscreen, hand sanitizer and other goodies. Her items are natural, without any harsh chemicals and with ingredients you can actually pronounce. Plus they smell great too!!
I tested out her deodorant in lavender for the week. Just after one try I noticed a difference.
First thing I noticed was the color. It didn’t freakishly white like those other sticks. It looked like a natural color. Kinda what it should look like if one was to use natural ingredients.
Second was the texture. It was thicker. I didn’t feel the need to spread it several of times as it came out thick the first time.
Next was the smell. I love lavender but this smelled like fresh garden picked lavender. I loved it!
After a week of using it I no longer found myself smelling funky mid class AND I found myself not needing to reapply before class.
I am so excited to have found this deodorant!!
Thank you Grateful Naturals for your awesome deodorant!
Can’t wait to try your the rest of your products.
Where to Purchase
Grateful Naturals products are sold locally and online.
It’s important to make sure your whole family is taking vitamins year-round, but it’s especially crucial during the cold months, when you spend more time inside. Did you know supplements that contain vitamin D3, like Solgar® U-CubesTM, can help your body stay balanced when you see less sunlight?
Just the Facts
Building strong bones early on can be the best way to support bone health later in life.
Calcium and vitamin D are two key nutrients for healthy bones and teeth, and vitamin D also helps support immune-system health.
Four gummies provide the pediatrician-recommended 600 IU of vitamin D3.
Solgar® U-Cubes are made in small batches to ensure the highest quality and rigorously tested for safety and potency… but never animal tested.
Plus, these yummy gummies are non-GMO and contain no artificial colors or flavors, gluten, wheat, or dairy.
A 120-count bottle of Solgar® U-Cubes Calcium with D3 Gummies retails for $19.98, and the 60-count retails for $11.98.
U-Cubes Calcium with D3 Gummies can be taken alone or in combination with Solgar® U-Cubes Multi-Vitamin & Mineral Gummies.
My daughter and I both love these vitamins! They taste great while working on keeping our bodies balanced. Sarah’s favorite flavor is the light pink color. She says it looks like a piece of Elsa’s magic snow. I just love her imagination!
Where to Purchase
Solgar products are sold at independent health food stores, Vitamin Shoppe, Sprouts, select Whole Foods, Wegmans, and Fairway. To find a Solgar in your area, visit their store locator here.
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Disclosure: This post was written as part of my participation in the Moms Meet program. While Solgar provided me material and necessary resources to complete various activities, the thoughts and statements in this post are my own.