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!