Monday, August 22, 2016

Nestle School Days Sweepstakes

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Back-to-school season is here! Stock up on your favorite Nestlé products at your local Safeway in Washington, Oregon, or California with these great deals listed below. Head over to the nearest Safeway and grab your favorite Nestlé products! Click here for Nestlé back-to-school savings and mealtime inspiration! Whether it's DiGiorno, Nesquik, or Toll House cookie dough - there's something for everyone to enjoy! You can also enter the sweepstakes below for a chance to win a $100 Safeway Gift Card"
  • Save $1.00 on two (2) DiGiorno pizzas
  • Save $0.55 on one (1) fun-sized bag of Nestlé candy
  • Save $0.50 one (1) Nesquik powder or syrup
  • Save $1.00 on one (1) Stouffer's mult-serve entrée
  • Save $1.00 on one (1) Skinny Cow frozen snack
  • Save $0.55 on one (1) Nestlé Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough
  • Save $1.50 on one (1) Hot Pocket Food Truck Bites, Snack Bites, or Sandwiches

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Flick Kick Paper Football

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Flick Kick Paper Football Printables are the perfect addition to any football party. They are easy and inexpensive entertainment with items you already have on hand. Add a #FamilyPizzaCombo and your football party is ready to go. #ad #FamilyPizzaCombo

With two nephews who play football, a best friend who is a football coach, and several other friends who enjoy watching Sunday football, it seems like everywhere I turn someone is talking about how excited they are for the return of football season.

Now, let’s be honest, I am really there for the yummy snacks and delicious food.

Flick Kick Paper Football Printables are the perfect addition to any football party. They are easy and inexpensive entertainment with items you already have on hand. Add a #FamilyPizzaCombo and your football party is ready to go. #ad


Since I love quick and easy meals that don’t require me to stand in the kitchen while everyone else is having fun together, the Sam's Club Cafe Pizza and Coca-Cola Bundle is the perfect solution. I noticed the bundle the last time Houston and I were at Sam’s Club, picking up our favorite mesquite chicken, and I couldn’t believe what's included for $13.98: a hot 16 inch pizza, cheesy breadsticks, six cookies, and a 2-liter bottle of Coca-Cola. I am all about the quick and easy life so being able to grab an entire party menu at Sam's Club at a great price makes hosting a football watching party a cinch. That means there is more time for party setup and decorating. A girl has to have her priorities, right?

Flick Kick Paper Football Printables are the perfect addition to any football party. They are easy and inexpensive entertainment with items you already have on hand. Add a #FamilyPizzaCombo and your football party is ready to go. #ad

I placed our order when we arrived at Sam's Club and then we did our shopping. A quick stop at the pick-up counter and we were on our way home with our meal.

I thought it would be fun to have a little football game ourselves and Houston created some awesome printables for our Flick Kick Football Game.

Flick Kick Paper Football Printables are the perfect addition to any football party. They are easy and inexpensive entertainment with items you already have on hand. Add a #FamilyPizzaCombo and your football party is ready to go. #ad

I started by making two goal posts out of yellow drinking straws. I cut one long piece for the crossbar and two shorter pieces for the upright arms of the goal post. I lightly dipped the arms into hot glue and attached to the cross bar. Then I added another straw to the bottom as the support pole.

Flick Kick Paper Football Printables are the perfect addition to any football party. They are easy and inexpensive entertainment with items you already have on hand. Add a #FamilyPizzaCombo and your football party is ready to go. #ad


Then I printed the field that Houston created and the foldable football; he was so sweet, he even put gridlines and instructions on the printable for easy folding. Once I had my football folded I grabbed a pen to keep score with the printable scorecard and we got to playing.

Flick Kick Paper Football Printables are the perfect addition to any football party. They are easy and inexpensive entertainment with items you already have on hand. Add a #FamilyPizzaCombo and your football party is ready to go. #ad


Flick Kick Football:


Supplies:

Print out the Flick Kick Printables
Cut out and fold the football graphic
Cut out the printable scorecard
Print the field printable on 11x17 paper

How to Play:

One player on each side of the field printable
Players take turns flicking the football back and forth, trying to keep the football in the opposite end zone
When a touchdown is scored, the player can then attempt a field goal for an extra point (field goals need to be flicked from the table and through the goal post - more details are included on the scorecard)
If a player's football goes too far while trying to score a touchdown and falls off the table, the opposing player can attempt a penalty kick with the same rules as a field goal kick


Flick Kick Paper Football Printables are the perfect addition to any football party. They are easy and inexpensive entertainment with items you already have on hand. Add a #FamilyPizzaCombo and your football party is ready to go. #ad


Trying to flick the football into the end zone is harder than it looks! I kept flicking it too hard and it would fly off the field and almost into the pizza. One I finally scored a touchdown, Houston raised his yellow goal post and I tried to flick the football for a field goal point. I think I better stick to paper crafting and cookie baking because I tried multiple times and never made that extra point.

Flick Kick Paper Football Printables are the perfect addition to any football party. They are easy and inexpensive entertainment with items you already have on hand. Add a #FamilyPizzaCombo and your football party is ready to go. #ad


We had a great time snacking on pizza and playing our flick kick football game. It is going to be a great way to entertain my younger nephews who don’t like watching an entire football game on TV and it is inexpensive entertainment with supplies you probably already have on hand. We will be sharing the printables next week so you can have your own tabletop football game, so stay connected via Instagram.

Fun printables and a quick and easy dinner have me ready for football season. If I have you craving pizza now, you can find a Sam's Club near you and have dinner (and dessert!) in a snap.



Monday, August 1, 2016

Ice Cream and Brownie Parfait

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Ice Cream and Brownie Parfait with Toll House Brownie and more mix is the perfect sweet summer dessert. #mixinmoments #ad

It has been hot in Southern California; like, woah dang, hold onto your wallets, hot! With temperatures in the hundreds for a week straight, we have been pretty miserable trying to keep cool. Well, with the exception of my office during the day, where I still wear a sweater and keep a blanket on my lap; I swear you could freeze meat in my cubicle.

So meals have been light on the spicy or warm temperature and in are the pasta salads and cool desserts. Now, I love ice cream as much as the next lady, but baked goods are really my jam. Give me a choice of cookies or ice cream and I will always choose the cookie. I also love baking as a way to de-stress from the week/day (let’s be real, sometimes a girl needs a cookie on a Tuesday) and I am a diehard Nestle Toll House chocolate chip girl. Don’t even think about trying to fill my chip jar with another brand of chocolate chips; I will notice and you won’t get a cookie.

I have such wonderful memories of baking desserts with my grandma and mom growing up and they always made sure the dessert was placed on a pretty tray, in a fancy tin with doilies, or on a cake stand as the table centerpiece; maybe that’s where I get my presentation obsession with cake stands.

I felt like stress-eating and baking this weekend after finishing my math homework, can anyone tell me when I will use a logarithm in real life, and went to Target to pick up some baking supplies (and enjoy the free air conditioning). I headed down the baking aisle to pick up my beloved Nestle Toll House chocolate chips (semi-sweet minis, in case you’re wondering) and I noticed a new product on the shelf.


Nestle Toll House has new baking mixes with my favorite chocolate chips baked right into them.
I grabbed a box of the cookie mix and one of the brownies as well, but they also have a brownie or cookie mix with Butterfinger candy inside (yum!). I grabbed a couple more supplies and I headed home to make my weekend treat an ice cream and brownie parfait!

Here are the different varieties you can purchase:
Brownies & More with Butterfingers
Brownies & More with chocolate morsels
Cookies & More with Butterfingers
Cookies & More with chocolate morsels


Ice Cream and Brownie Parfait with Toll House Brownie and more mix is the perfect sweet summer dessert. #mixinmoments #ad

Ice Cream and Brownie Parfait with Toll House Brownie and more mix is the perfect sweet summer dessert. #mixinmoments #ad


Here are the ingredients you need to make one for yourself:

Ice Cream and Brownie Parfait

NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Brownies & More Brownie Baking Mix with Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels.
Vanilla Ice Cream (softened)
Whipped Cream
Toppings of your choice

Bake your brownies according to the directions on the box
Allow the brownies to cool
Use a circle cookie cutter to cut brownies and place one in each mini trifle bowl
Add a scoop of softened vanilla ice cream to the mini trifle bowl
Add another brownie circle (repeat layers if your dish is bigger than mine)
Top with whipped cream, caramel sauce, a cherry, or whatever topping you would like

Ice Cream and Brownie Parfait with Toll House Brownie and more mix is the perfect sweet summer dessert. #mixinmoments #ad

Ice Cream and Brownie Parfait with Toll House Brownie and more mix is the perfect sweet summer dessert. #mixinmoments #ad

I am slightly obsessed with how easy these brownies were to make and will be picking up another box of the Toll House baking mix on my next trip to Target; especially since there is an Ibotta cash back offer right now. It is one box of mix and endless possibilities of yummy desserts with no artificial flavors or colors (added colors from natural sources).

I am a simple toppings kind of girl: whipped cream and caramel.  Tell me what your favorite ice cream topping would be on this brownie parfait in the comments!