Tasty Tuesday Recipes

Saturday Spotlight: Tastefully Simple

Today’s spotlight is on a company whose products I use ALOT!  Tastefully Simple offers amazing products and meal / entertaining solutions which are simple and delicious. Matter of fact most products require 2 ingredients or less to make them. They also have a huge variety of TS Eatwell products containing nothing artificial. Say hello to Lisa!

My name is Lisa Maglione and I am a Team leader with Tastefully Simple. Over the past 2 years, Tastefully Simple has provided me with many amazing opportunities.  I am a Law Enforcement Wife and have two beautiful children Anthony 4 and Brianna 2. My son has Autism and Tastefully Simple has made it possible to pay for many of the expenses we have. I am am so grateful I can work around my husband and children’s crazy schedules. Lastly, I am beyond grateful for the friendships and relationships I have with my fellow team members and customers. I love helping them make their dreams a reality and filling all of my customers needs and wants through our products.

Here are some personal favorites:

Seasoned Salt– my favorite way to eat cucumbers. I mean let’s be honest, cucumbers don’t have much taste. The seasoned salt gives them a little ZIP with just a taste of salt. I hear it is AWESOME on popcorn too but I haven’t tried it yet. I should say, I tried to sprinkle it on but since I use “no butter” microwave popcorn, there is no way for it to stick. I am think I might try microwaving my own popcorn and sprinkle some on BEFORE it pops. Could be interesting.

Onion Onion is the BEST way to add the onion flavor to a recipe WITHOUT the mess of chopping and crying. I use it is my meatloaf ALL of the time. I use it in chili and in my tuna salad. Who would love added onions to recipes without all of the chopping and burning in eyes.

Fiesta Party Seasoning is my quick solution to a lack of salsa in the house because I always seem to have diced tomatoes around. So instead of mixing the fiesta party dip with mayo and sour cream, I use a little in the diced tomatoes for salsa in a minute. I tend to make it too spicy for hubby but I love it! I can also use it as salad dressing to change it up a little bit. Of course the Simply Salsa makes a better salsa.

Corn & Black Bean Salsa is my all time favorite. I could sit and eat the whole jar with some chips or on a salad. I have even mixed some with quinoa and added some veggies for a light dinner.

 I was introduced to Magic Chicken which is AMAZING!  Here is the recipe:

ingredients
4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs or any combination of the two
2 cups water or chicken broth
4 tablespoons Onion Onion™ Seasoning
2 teaspoons Garlic Garlic™ Seasoning
1 teaspoon Seasoned Salt (optional)

directions

  • Place the chicken in your slow cooker; add remaining ingredients.
  • Cook on LOW 5-7 hours, until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165°F on an instant-read food thermometer and shreds easily.
  • Shred the chicken. Package in 1 quart freezer bags, about 2 cups of chicken per pack.
  • Makes about 8 cups.

Serving Suggestion: Use prepared chicken for casseroles, stir in any of our sauces for a pulled-chicken sandwich, top salads, add taco seasoning for chicken tacos, the ideas are endless.

I made this with just one pound of chicken breasts and wish I had of made a larger amount.  The chicken was tender – melt in your mouth.  I froze what was left with some barbecue sauce for hubby to have for dinner.  Quick and easy with some quinoa and fresh string beans.

Lisa can help you with all of your Tastefully Simple needs.  Want to try some yummy products and have a fun night out?  Join us for Christmas in July BINGO on July 13th

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Hope Wissel

Tastefully Simple & ThirtyOne Are Better Together

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Happy Saturday Everyone! Everyone knows how much I LOVE Tastefully Simple – at least my family does when they open a cabinet.

So I have decided to team up with the wonderful Nicole to host a Tastefully Simple & ThirtyOne Gifts BINGO event on Sunday, January 17th.  It will be held at Wurlitzers on Route 9 in Toms River.  Doors will open at 1:30PM and BINGO will start at 2PM.  6 games for $10.  Additional cards can be earned or purchased for $2 each.  Lots of fun and prizes.  CLICK HERE to get in on the fun.

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Here are some of my TS favorites:

Seasoned Salt- my favorite way to eat cucumbers. I mean let’s be honest, they don’t have much taste or at least I don’t think they do. The seasoned salt gives them a little ZIP with just a taste of salt. I hear that it is AWESOME on popcorn too but I haven’t tried it yet. I should say, I tried to sprinkle it on but since I use “no butter” microwave popcorn, there is no way for it to stick. I am thinking that I might try microwaving my own popcorn and sprinkle some on BEFORE it pops. Could be interesting.

Onion Onion is the BEST way to add the onion flavor to a recipe WITHOUT the mess of chopping and crying. I use it is my meatloaf ALL of the time. I used it in chili this week too. I love when I am making meatloaf and hubby asks “where is the onions?” because I am not chopping and complaining about the burning in my eyes. He loves onion in his meatloaf so this is a GREAT way to save me from the pain.

Fiesta Party Dip is my quick solution to a lack of salsa in the house. I always seemed to have diced tomatoes around because I use them ALOT. So instead of mixing the fiesta party dip with mayo and sour cream, I use a little in the diced tomatoes for salsa in a minute. I tend to make it too spicy for hubby but I love it! I can also use it as salad dressing to change it up a little bit. Of course if I have the Simply Salsa in the house, that makes a better salsa.

Corn & Black Bean Salsa is my all time favorite. I could sit and eat the whole jar with some chips or on a salad. I have even mixed some with quinoa and added some veggies for a light dinner.

I am not gluten-free by a long shot but I do like the GlutenFree Vanilla Bean Pound Cake Mix. I didn’t even know it was gluten free! I haven’t made it myself for fear that I would eat the whole thing but I LOVE it when someone else makes it. Those are my picks from Tastefully Simple. I have tried many of their products, but these are the staples in my cabinet. I am not a baker – I leave that up to my daughter Belinda but I do like to cook.

What are your favorite Tastefully Simple products? Need some help picking some out, reach out to Nicole – she is AWESOME! Share your favorites with us…

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Hope Wissel

Tastefully YUMMY

Happy Saturday Everyone!  I have been doing a lot of experimenting this week with seasoning on my veggies.  I have also tried a few new recipes – all with the help of some AWESOME seasonings from Tastefully Simple.  Here are some of my favorites:

Seasoned Salt has become my  NEW favorite way to eat cucumbers.  I mean let’s be honest, they don’t have much taste or at least I don’t think they do.  The seasoned salt gives them a little ZIP with just a taste of salt.  I hear that it is AWESOME on popcorn too but I haven’t tried it yet.  I should say, I tried to sprinkle it on but since I use “no butter” microwave popcorn, there is no way for it to stick.  I am thinking that I might try microwaving my own popcorn and sprinkle some on BEFORE it pops.  Could be interesting.

Onion Onion is the BEST way to add the onion flavor to a recipe WITHOUT the mess of chopping and crying.  I use it is my meatloaf ALL of the time.  I used it in chili this week too.  I love when I am making meatloaf and hubby asks “where is the onions?” because I am not chopping and complaining about the burning in my eyes.  He loves onion in his meatloaf so this is a GREAT way to save me from the pain.

Fiesta Party Dip is my quick solution to a lack of salsa in the house.  I always seemed to have diced tomatoes around because I use them ALOT.  So instead of mixing the fiesta party dip with mayo and sour cream, I use a little in the diced tomatoes for salsa in a minute.  I tend to make it too spicy for hubby but I love it! I can also use it as salad dressing to change it up a little bit.  Of course if I have the Simply Salsa in the house, that makes a better salsa.

Corn & Black Bean Salsa is my all time favorite.  I could sit and eat the whole jar with some chips or on a salad.  I have even mixed some with quinoa and added some veggies for a light dinner.

I am not gluten-free by a long shot but I do like the GlutenFree Vanilla Bean Pound Cake Mix.  I didn’t even know it was gluten free!  I haven’t made it myself for fear that I would eat the whole thing but I LOVE it when someone else makes it. Those are my picks from Tastefully Simple.  I have tried many of their products, but these are the staples in my cabinet.  I am not a baker – I leave that up to my daughter Belinda but I do like to cook.

What are your favorite Tastefully Simple products?  Need some help picking some out, reach out to Tina – she is AWESOME! Share your favorites with us…

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!