How to Use Mezzetta Everything Spread #everythingeasy #recipes

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Mezzetta Everything Spread is a quick and easy way to add flavorful taste to your dishes. Simply mix it, spread it, or add it to any snack or meal. You can use a little or a lot, and there's really no wrong way to use it. Everything Spread's freshly blended ingredients can spice up your breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacks.
I used the Olive, Parmesan, and Garlic Everything Spread in an Italian casserole. In a baking dish, I combined cooked penne noodles, cooked Italian sausage cut into little pieces, 2 cans of tomato sauce, 1 can of petite diced tomatoes, 1 can of tomato paste, and 2 tablespoons of Everything Spread, topping it with 2 cups of mozzarella cheese, then covered and baked it at 350 for 30 minutes. It was delicious and was enough food for six people.
I used the Savory Garlic Everything Spread two ways. First, I used 2 tablespoons to marinate 2 chicken breasts for a couple hours in the fridge, then baked the chicken at 350 for 45 minutes. I also added 2 teaspoons to prepared mashed potatoes. The whole meal was amazing.
I used the Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil to create appetizers by spreading some wheat crackers with a bit of whipped cream cheese, then topped each one with a bit of Everything Spread. It's such a quick and easy way to make a scrumptious snack in minutes. No more mincing, grating, or measuring individual spices!
Adding the Red Hot Chili Pepper Everything Spread to a smushed avocado makes a delicious, savory guacamole in just minutes. Just stir it in and toss a bit on top for an eye-pleasing, mouth-delighting taste. Everything Spread takes all the guesswork out of spicing up foods, while saving preparation time.
Visit Mezzetta at www.mezzetta.com to learn more about Everything Spread and see more ways to use it. You can find Everything Spread in the condiment aisle for around $3.49 at Westcoast Safeway, Kroger, Raley's Stores, and HEB in Texas. You can also purchase these flavors, plus three other flavors, on the Mezzetta website. I know you'll love Everything Spread as much as I do!


Fresh Home Decor for Spring from Overstock

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Spring has arrived in full force here in Texas and I'm loving it! This is my first spring in my "empty nest" home and we've been spending time outdoors trying to whip our yard into shape. It's also a great time to add some fresh and sunny elements to my interior decor too. Overstock.com has many wonderful products to give my home a splash of sunshine!
I received the Angelico Large Recycled Glass Vase from Overstock.com and it's simply gorgeous! It's much larger than I initially expected, measuring almost 16 inches tall. The green is a rich hue and the braided band around the neck has touches of green for a perfect complement.
This vase is made of 100% recycled glass and I'm thrilled to add this beautiful Earth-friendly accent to my home. It weighs in at almost six pounds, so it can be used both indoors and outdoors. Overstock.com is a great place to get all the newest styles and save money while shopping from the comfort of my home.
My vase was well-packaged to prevent breakage during shipping and it arrived quickly. I added some glass beads to the bottom of the Angelico vase to emulate water and selected some twisted willow branches for display in the vase (so I won't have to continuously wipe dust off a leafy display).
Initially, I had planned to put my new vase on the kitchen table, but with the willow branches it definitely looks better on the floor. In my search to find the perfect spot for my new vase, I tried it by the patio door that leads to my backyard. I love the way the sunlight hits it!
I also tried it on my back patio on the table that sits between my wicker chairs. With its wide base and heavier weight, it's a great element for outdoors because the wind won't be likely to tip it over. My seat cushions have a touch of green although the blue shows more prominently in the photo.
I placed the vase in my family room to see how it would look there too. It's a great way to brighten up an otherwise empty space, but my husband reminded me he'll be building an entire wall of built-in shelves around the television. So I tucked my vase into the alcove that leads into the master bedroom and I really love how it pulls the green in from the kitchen wall to the left.
Which spot do YOU think I should put it? It's the perfect piece for so many of my rooms that I'll probably move it around depending on my mood! Check out Overstock.com for versatile, fresh home decor for your home. If you're drooling over the beautiful accents at the top of this post, here's the list of links where you can find them:

1. Chantal Medium Yellow Ceramic Vase Price: $52.99
2. Chain Green/Yellow Decorative Throw Pillow Price: $55.50
3. Patent Leather Yellow Decorative Books (Set of 5) Price: $112.99
4. Diamond Carnforth Sunshine Yellow 1-light Ceramic Table Lamp Price: $126.99
5. Finely Yellow Baroque Wall Mirror Price: $96.99
6. Upton Home Niles Yellow Accent Table Price: $132.99
7. 8.5-inch Round Mantel Clock Price: $58.99
8. Hand-Knotted Leanna Border Wool Rug (3'6 x 5'6) Price: $261.99
9. Tabouret 24-inch Lemon Metal Counter Stools (Set of 2) Price: $89.99
10. Mid-Century Modern Wishbone 'Y' Stool Price: $238.99
11. angelo:HOME Green Mercer Table Lamp Price: $118.00
12. Side Diamond Stripe Geometric 16-inch Decorative Pillow Price: $33.50
13. Dublin Green Cube Price: $119.00
14. Tommy Hilfiger Bicycle 18-inch Decorative Throw Pillow Price: $39.99
15. Green Ceramic Garden Stool Price: $85.50
16. Garden Essentials Coir with Vinyl Backing Doormat (1'5 x 2'5) Price: $23.99
17. Decorative Pussy Willow Orb (Set of 4) Price: $36.99
18. Sage and Co Tin Canister Lantern (Set of 2) Price: $68.99

~~~ Overstock.com ~~~


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Giveaway! $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Card

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Reading to your child is one of the best ways to spend time together! It helps develop language skills, letter and word recognition, social and emotional skills, and even small motor skills while learning to turn the page. Reading new stories allows children to learn about the world around them and develops their imagination and creativity. After reading a story to your child, ask them to read it back to you. Even if they aren't readers yet, you'll be amazed at how much they will remember of the story just by looking at the pictures. The picture books below are books I authored. You can find my books in several online stores. 
Raindrop Dream by Lisa Weidknecht
Raindrop Dream is a children's story that teaches perseverance and determination. Readers will also learn concepts about weather, seasons, and the water cycle. Most importantly, children will be inspired to dream big and follow their dreams.
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E is for Emotions by Lisa Weidknecht
"E is for Emotions" will help your young child learn to recognize the multitude of feelings he or she experiences. Through the use of rhymes, one for each letter of the alphabet, this books helps to develop children's social and emotional skills. The story is told from a child's point of view and an example is given for each emotion. Sure to be a favorite alphabet book!
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Giveaway! Paper Pumpkin Craft Kit Subscription Box

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I invite you to discover the April subscription box from Paper Pumpkin with me! Each month, a new craft kit arrives in my mailbox, with all the supplies I need to create something beautiful and useful. This month's kit is called "Sew You."
It contains supplies to make nine all-occasion cards. I received the Sew You photopolymer stamp set of 12 stamps, a black ink pad, nine black and white card bases in three designs, nine blue envelopes, nine die cut word bubbles, 12 stickers in four designs, a sheet of 50 dimensional adhesives, a needle, and 12 yards of yellow thread.
These cards were so fun to make! Paper Pumpkin kits come with step-by-step directions and they even offer online video tutorials for their kits. All their supplies are created by Stampin' Up! so I know everything will be high-quality.
I first stamped all my cards, word bubbles and envelopes with the stamp set. Then, I used the yellow thread and needle to stitch through the word "YOU" on all the word bubbles. I'm SO glad the holes were all pre-punched on the word bubbles!
Then, I adhered the word bubbles to the card bases, added a sticker to the word bubbles, and placed them on the cards. It was so much fun and was a relaxing way to spend a quiet morning. I can't remember the last time I picked up a needle and thread.
My cards turned out absolutely lovely! I love receiving my monthly subscription box to Paper Pumpkin. Even more, I love having beautiful handmade items to give to others. These craft kits make me look much craftier than I really am.
Wouldn't your mom love a subscription to Paper Pumpkin for Mother's Day? Wouldn't you? Visit Paper Pumpkin to learn more and to get signed up. You can even buy past kits if you want! Check out their Pinterest page for more great crafty ideas too.

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Coolibar Tropicana Sun Hat #fashion

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Coolibar combines high fashion with UPF 50+ sun protection in this beautiful Tropicana Sun Hat. It blocks 98% of UVA/UVB to protect facial skin from damage. Its four-inch front brim provides generous shade for my face. When the sun is overhead it also shades the back of my neck.
This lightweight, breathable straw hat features a moisture-wicking elastic sweatband and cotton crown lining, so it's super comfortable to wear and fits perfectly. I also love the stylish touch of the crepe sash tie. My light skin makes me susceptible to quick sunburn, but the Tropicana Sun Hat allows me to be where I most love to be this time of year -- outside!
It's available in natural/brown and natural/black so it's a wonderful accessory for all your spring and summer outfits. I love the sloped-down brim design because it provides me shade even in the morning sun when the sun is low in the sky. The Tropicana Sun Hat is classic, elegant, and sophisticated.
Check out Coolibar at www.coolibar.com for the Tropicana Sun Hat, plus all kinds of fashions for men, women, and children. All their products provide protection from the sun! Their special Suntect fabric provides UPF 50+ protection while keeping you in fashion no matter where you explore the outdoors.