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Friday, October 2, 2015

Friday Book Club: @HousePartyFun With #HarlequinParty #WhateverYourInto

Reading a good book is like a grand adventure. When you open a new book you step into a whole new world and live the lives of many. To share my love of books and adventures with others is an amazing moment. It is even better when you can turn someone else onto the joys of reading. Like this past week when I hosted an Harlequin whatever you're into party for House Party.

House Party sent me a box full of fun things to do at my party. From free books to gift cards to giveaway. All I had to supply was the food and guest. For food I choose to go with a buffet of finger foods like tater skins and boneless wings. 

Once everyone got their food and was settled we discussed the books we had read. Everyone seemed to enjoy them and had many great things to say like they found the characters to be well developed and the storylines flowed well. 

 After everyone got done eating and talking about the books we got done to some serious business. Yep you guessed it party games. We played a fun round of fortune teller which had us all in giggles. My neighbor won the fortune teller game but decided to present her winnings to my son for helping her with some chores he was thrilled. Next we took on bingo and well Mom won that game. Now I see why she plays bingo on Thursday night she is good. 

 I must say we had a great time. We had good food, a great discussion and tons of giggles. I really loved hosting this book party and can't wait to do it again. Plus bonus everyone went home with a new book and a new love of reading. 

Do you enjoy hosting parties? Do you like a theme party or an anything goes type party?

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

#FrozenToFork With Alaska Seafood

 Have you ever found yourself in the kitchen wondering what you were going to cook for dinner only to discover everything is frozen? Yep me to, as a matter of fact just last night I came home from picking up son from band practice only to realize I hadn’t taken anything out for dinner. At this point my options were either take out which I didn’t like cause it meant going back into town or cooking something from frozen. Frozen won out of course and we had the best meal ever.

Disclaimer: I was provided with a GC to purchase Alaska seafood for this recipe. All opinions are 100% mine.

I wasn’t sure at first how I was going to pull off dinner with frozen seafood but with son’s help we not only came up with an easy recipe but it took less then 30 minutes to make.  We also learned that with this recipe anything goes really so you’re not tied to one element. Plus cooking fish from frozen is delicious and effortless. 

Now before I wow you with my awesome recipe let me give you a little 4-1-1 on why you should be eating Alaska fish.

• Nearly 60% of all seafood harvested in the U.S. comes from Alaska 
• Known for its wild salmon, crab and whitefish varieties, Alaska preserves much of the fresh catch immediately after it leaves the icy water by rapidly chilling the catch, then commercially flash freezing at well below zero, ensuring Alaska seafood is kept at the peak of freshness locking in the best quality and flavor.
• The cold water and natural environment of Alaska produces seafood with lean flesh, firm texture, and superior flavor that is full of high quality protein, vitamins, minerals and oils essential to good health.
• With five species of salmon, several varieties of whitefish, and numerous shellfish species, Alaska offers mouthwatering seafood options year round.
Alaska seafood is high in protein, low in saturated fat, low in sodium and one of the best sources of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

My family loves having seafood a couple times a week and I admit for a long time I thought I could only cook it after it was thawed. Now I know that’s not true and that I can go from “Frozen to Fork” in no time plus have a delicious meal. Here is the recipe my son and I came up with to enjoy our wild Alaska seafood dinner.


3-4 Wild Alaska flounder filets
1 bag of frozen broccoli, cauliflower and carrot blend (you can use any frozen veggies you want)
1 teaspoon Lemon pepper seasoning (you can change this up to whatever seasoning you like plus you can use more if you like a stronger lemon pepper taste)
Olive Oil


1. Heat oven to 450°. Place each fish fillet on 12-inch square of aluminum foil that is greased with Olive oil or non stick spray. Season with lemon pepper. Top each fish fillet with one-fourth of the vegetables.  Sprinkle with a small amount of lemon pepper.
2. Fold up sides of foil to make a tent; fold top edges to seal. Fold in sides, making a packet; fold to seal. Place packets on ungreased cookie sheet.
3.  Bake about 20 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender and fish flakes easily with fork.

If you enjoyed this recipe then Check out more COOK IT FROZEN!® cooking techniques HERE to learn more about how to take Alaska seafood from frozen to fork in 15 minutes or less. You can also find a cooking demonstration near you by going HERE to find a store in your area. 

Tell me have you ever created a delicious meal from frozen? What is your favorite seafood to enjoy? 
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

Tea time

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