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Justin’s Nut Butters – Something for everyone!

 

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Back in the day when I was a young girl there was really only one “nut butter” on the market – peanut butter. That was fine with me. I could live on peanut butter. I love it so much I can eat it by the spoonful.

A few years ago I started to hear about other kinds of nut butters. I’m sure they have been around for ages, but it seems like lately they are becoming more and more popular.

I have to admit that I really haven’t hopped on the nut butter “bandwagon” – yet. After sampling some nut butters from a company called Justin’s I think I am the newest nut butter fan.

Justin’s has a line of nut butters in flavors I have never heard of before like Vanilla Almond Butter and Maple Almond Butter.

What makes Justin’s different from other companies that make nut butters is that Justin’s uses quality organic and natural ingredients and whenever possible they get their ingredients from local sources. They also take care to minimize their carbon footprint and they are involved with charities. Without even tasting the nut butters the company sounded wonderful to me.

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Justin’s nut butters are available in jars like regular nut butters. They are also available in single use squeeze packs. The squeeze packs are a great idea because the nut butters don’t require refrigeration. The packs are a perfect size to toss into your lunchbox, purse, tote bag, gym bag or backpack. They would be great to have on hand at work for those times when you are looking for a healthier for you snack and want to avoid the vending machine.

I received a few of the squeeze packs to review.

I tried the nut butters from Justin’s on toast, crackers, rice cakes and on apple slices. Mmm… I wish I had more left because now I’m craving apple slices with Justin’s Honey Almond Nut Butter.

So far I’ve tried Honey Almond Butter, Classic Almond Butter, Chocolate Almond Butter and Chocolate Hazelnut Butter. Other available flavors are Maple Almond Butter, Vanilla Almond Butter, Classic Peanut Butter and Honey Peanut Butter. One day I want to try all flavors.

I like the squeeze packs because they help control your portions. To be honest, if I had a jar of the any of the butters I would probably use more than a recommended serving size, only because they are so good. :-)

Justin’s makes more than just nut butters. They also make Peanut Butter Cups – available in dark and milk chocolate.

Did someone say peanut butter cups? I LOVE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS!

Justins Peanut Butter Cups

Justin’s was kind enough to send me a few packages of peanut butter cups to try.

They taste a lot like the famous peanut butter cups but at the same time they taste different – if that makes any sense? I mean, they are tasty peanut butter cups but there is a notable difference in the taste. Most especially with the dark chocolate.

I like that the peanut butter cups taste more fresh then the ones I buy in the store. These taste a lot like a home made confection. They are truly delightful and I would certainly buy them if I happened across them in the store.

Justin’s products are supposed to be carried by stores I normally shop in but I haven’t come across them yet. I am going to keep my eye out for them. In the mean time I can look for them at local health food stores or even order them online.

Look for Justin’s products at these retail stores.

Where to buy

 

If you would like to learn more about Justin’s products you can visit Justins.com. You can also check out the brand on Twitter and Facebook.

Be sure to check out the yummy recipes on the Justin’s website including Savory Sweet Potato Peanut Soup and Chicken with Savory Almond Butter Sauce.

You should also check out the brand’s Facebook page and see all the interesting places around the world Justin’s Nut Butters have traveled to including France and Machu Picchu.

Are you a fan of nut butters? Have you ever tried Justin’s? Feel free to share your thoughts.

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Kimberly

*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

 

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Amazing Visual Math – Calculator Giveaway Opportunity (giveaway ends 7/31/14)

 

Amazing Visual Math

I hate to say this but it will be time to shift our thoughts from lounging by the beach, hanging out at the pool and enjoying the lazy days of summer to prepping for back to school.

My kids are ready to go back. They are pretty bored this summer because we haven’t been able to go anywhere or do anything except on the weekends. I hate to say that but it’s true.

My daughter is excited to go back to school because she’s a senior this year. My son on the other hand is dreading it. He’s always hated school, especially when it comes to subjects he doesn’t like – math and science. Math is especially hard for him. He has a hard time “getting” certain concepts.

We’ve always had to go the “extra mile” to help our son with math, including getting him extra help at school.

One thing we have found over the years is that he’s a visual learner. He tends to understand more when he can “see” the problem. I still remember when he was little my husband would use Lego bricks to help him understand some math concepts.

There is an awesome book by DK publishing that I wish we had when he was younger. It’s called Amazing Visual Math.

What sets this book apart from others is that throughout the book you can peel out pieces, assemble some of them and interact with them.

Book 1

Book 2

Here is more about the book from the DK Publishing website.

Covering the essential math concepts learned in the first years of school, Amazing Visual Math brings a whole new dimension to learning.

Amazing Visual Math is an interactive hands-on experience that makes math fun. Key curriculum subjects including shapes, patterns, telling time, lines of symmetry, addition, subtraction, measurement and more are explained through over 50 interactive elements throughout the book including pop-ups, flaps, and pull the tab elements, making an otherwise tedious subject entertaining.

Ideal for developing manual dexterity skills and sharpening visual learning skills,Amazing Visual Math is a hands-on experience kids won’t want to put down.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Each page has colorful images and elements and you can interact with the pages by pulling on flaps or assembling cubes. It’s pretty cool.

I showed the book to my son. Even though he’s older then the books age demographic, he said that something like this would have been helpful for him years ago.

Math was never my strong point either. I can add, subtract, multiply and divide – and dabble in fractions and decimals – but that is about it. I hate to admit it but I also found this book to be helpful, even as an adult. Like my son I am a visual learner, as well as a tactile learner.

If you child has a hard time grasping math concepts I would recommend picking up a copy of Amazing Math. Now would be a great time too. You child can get a head start on the new school year by learning about math now.

You can purchase Amazing Math on the DK Publishing website. The book sells for $12.99 which is a great prices for such a helpful book.

For more information about DK Publishing visit DK.com.

Calculator

To help get your child ready for school, DK would like to give five lucky readers this colorful and handy calculator for your child or grandchild.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on July 31, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you’d love to win this calculator?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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Kimberly

*I received a free sample copy of the book and calculator in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Find plus size bathing suits (and other sizes) at FreeCountry.com

 

Bathing Suit

I have been a “plus” size almost all of my life. I am not proud of that fact, but that is just how it is. Even when I lose weight I’m still considered overweight for my height. Sigh… If only I could be 7′ tall. Then I’d be a perfect weight for my height.

Clothes shopping is not always an easy thing when you are a plus size. I am very grateful for the sites that do carry plus size clothing. I am especially grateful to those clothing companies that create beautiful plus size clothing so that I am not stuck wearing muu muus every day.

Nothing is more horrific for a plus size woman than shopping for a bathing suit. I for one HATE shopping for bathing suits. I also try to avoid wearing one at all costs. If I must wear one I usually throw something over it.

To give you an idea of how much I dread shopping for bathing suits I’ve had the same suit for about 12 years. It was literally falling apart. I even had to use a rubber band wrapped around the straps in the back to keep it from falling off of me.

I could have easily purchased another suit over the years but it was not something I looked forward to.I liked my old bathing suit. Plus some suits that are available for plus size women just didn’t look like something I would wear.

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It’s also not easy to find bathing suits in plus sizes. If you are lucky to find a place that sells them be prepared to shell out a lot of money. Plus size bathing suits are not cheap.

Not too long ago I learned about a clothing company called Free Country that carries plus size (and regular size) bathing suits. I checked them out and I was pleased with what I saw. They had plus size bathing suits that were really nice looking. Best of all they wouldn’t “break the bank” like other plus size bathing suits.

Free Country was kind enough to send me a bathing suit to review. It took me a while to narrow down what I liked. There were several pieces that stood out to me.

I opted for the Plus Size Leapin’ Leopards Flyaway Tankini Top and Plus Size Women’s Swim Shorts.

I was a bit “iffy” about getting a two piece bathing suit. After all, I don’t exactly rock six-pack abs. It’s more like a six-pack of muffins (aka – “muffin top”). LOL!

Swim Top

I really liked the top. It’s not a soil one piece. It looks like one piece but the side piece are not attached so there is some “flow” to the top. I think that flow helps to hide the various “rolls” I have around my body.

The under piece is dark gray which helps to “minimize” your appearance, as dark colors usually do. The colorful print on the outside is very flattering.

The chest area features soft cups which add padding and support to the area. The straps are also adjustable.

Top

 

I was worried that the top wasn’t long enough an wouldn’t cover up my belly. It actually does. It’s hard to tell from the photo but it’s long enough to cover my entire belly area.

I hoped for swim shorts as my bottom piece. I wanted something that I could wear on a boardwalk after I was done swimming on the beach without it looking too much like a bathing suit. I just need to put on a lose top or cover up and it looks like I’m wearing regular clothing, not a bathing suit.

Swim Shorts

 

The shorts are a bit more “forgiving” and more “roomy” than the top, but that is OK with me since my bottom area is bigger than my top area.

The swim shorts have a built in brief and three usable pockets. The shorts close with Velcro and a snap closure.

I like that both piece dry very quickly. There is nothing I hate more then sitting around in a soaking wet bathing suit. The material both pieces are made of are lightweight and dry rapidly, especially on a hot sunny day (I’ve worn the suit to our condo complex’s pool).

I would have never pictured myself wearing a two piece bathing suit but I am happy with my choice from Free Country. My suit is flattering, comfortable and “trendy” looking.

The fan was on and it kept blowing the shorts up.

The fan was on and it kept blowing the shorts up.

 

Free Country not only sells lovely plus size bathing suits but also “regular sizes” as well as suits for men. Free Country also sells clothing for boys and girls.

 

Even though Winter is not on the mind of most people Free Country carries some really nice looking cold weather coats.

For more information or to check out the bathing suits visit www.FreeCountry.com.  The brand can also be found on Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube (links found on the bottom of the brand’s home page).

Do you find it hard to find flattering bathing suits? Is it something you dread shopping for? Feel free to share your thoughts or experiences shopping for bathing suits.

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Kimberly

*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinion expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Looking for a unique gift for Him? Check out Mantry

 

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Shopping for men is not easy. When it comes to women there are so many options – jewelry, perfume, flowers, gift baskets, clothing, bath products, beauty products… When it comes to men the options seem a bit limited – tools, sports memorabilia and cologne.

Many men enjoy cooking and barbecuing. If the man in your life is into cooking a cooking related gift would be a great idea.

If your man enjoys cooking, and you are in need of a gift, I have a fun and unique idea for you – Mantry!

Mantry is a subscription based service that delivers American artisan foods right to your door. It’s call MANtry because the service is made for men (but women can certainly enjoy the goodies too!).

The foods are perfect for the modern man’s pantry.

Each month the Mantry crate (yes, it’s an actual wooden crate) will contain 6 full size, unique and interesting products your man can use in the kitchen to create some truly amazing and mouth watering meals for himself or for the whole family.

There are three subscriptions available – single purchase, 3 month subscription and a 6 month subscription.

I was sent a Mantry crate to review with my husband.

Mantry certainly knows how to put together a man-friendly assortment of foods.

Mantry Crate

The Mantry Crate we received included the following;

  • Olive & Sinclair Bourbon Nib Brittle
  • Vermont Smokes and Cured Summer Sausage
  • Sourdough Brew Bread Artisan Beer Bread Mix
  • Just Cook Herbed Coffee Rub
  • La Fundidora Fuego Salsa
  • BroadBent’s Hickory Smoked Country Bacon

The first thing my husband noticed was the bacon. He made that for breakfast for our family the next morning. Who doesn’t love bacon.

The bacon was delish! I was a bit worried about it not being chilled (the bacon we buy is always cold). This bacon tasted fresh too, like something you would get from a fancy restaurant.

We haven’t made the bread yet (haven’t had a chance) and we’re saving the rub for the next time we have a barbecue at my father’s house.

I tried the Bourbon Nib Brittle. WOW! It’s really good. It’s got a nice “kick” to it. It’s really flavorful. I’m not sure if there is any alcohol content in it (I didn’t let my kids try it). It’s brittle for grownups.

My whole family enjoyed the sausage which I cut up into small pieces and put on a platter with some crackers and cheddar cheese slices. We got a lot of slices out of it. It’s a lot bigger then it appears in the photo.

We love salsa (especially on scrambled eggs). This salsa was a bit too spicy for me. My husband and son enjoyed it but I found it to be too hot. It is very flavorful and tastes like freshly made salsa. It’s unfortunate that it was too hot for me.

There was a nice assortment of “man-friendly” foods in this Mantry Crate. Check out some past crates and the goodies they contained.

Crate Mantry

I like that the crates are a wee bit different too as far as the colors are concerned.

The crates can be re-purposed. I saved the one we received. I’m not sure what I’m going to use it for yet. I’m thinking about putting it in the bathroom closet to house hair care products to help make the closet more organized and easier to find things.

I think it’s a great idea to have a specialty food subscription service made with men in mind. Of course women can enjoy these products too.

This would make a great gift for a birthday, holiday or even as a care package for a college student.

For more information visit www.Mantry.com. While you are there be sure to check out the recipe section.

The brand can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. The links are found at the bottom of their website’s pages.

What do you think about Mantry? Does it sound like something you or the man in your life would enjoy? Feel free to share your thoughts.

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Kimberly

*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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A-M-A-Z-I-N-G burger recipes from Ohmaha Steak’s Chef Karl Marsh

 

Pork and Bacon burger from Omaha Steaks.

Pork and Bacon burger from Omaha Steaks.

Summer is not summer without hamburgers. They go “hand-in-hand” with backyard barbecues. My family and I LOVE barbecued burgers.

To be honest with you, when I think of burgers I think ground beef, a slice of cheese and our favorite toppings like ketchup, pickles and onions. We’re missing out because there are so many great recipes available to create gourmet quality burgers quickly and easily.

Are you familiar with Omaha Steaks? Ohmaha Steaks is an online retailer of quality meats, seafood, appetizers, desserts and more.

My mom used to order from Omaha Steaks often. She was in love with their steaks. I have to laugh when I think about it because I rarely had a chance to enjoy the steaks. My mom considered them food for the grown-ups. Kids were given hamburgers. Now that I’m an adult I can enjoy Omaha Steaks too. :-)

Hamburgers are easy to prepare and require few ingredients, but sometimes you want to offer your family or guests something a little “more”. Ohmaha Steaks has a nice variety of burgers worth checking out.

My family had the opportunity to try out some mouth watering burgers from Ohmaha Steaks. They grill up perfectly on the barbecue or you can enjoy them pan fried in your kitchen. We tried them both ways (on the grill and in a pan  on the stove). Personally I enjoy the barbecue method.

I received to review the following burgers.

Omaha Steak Burgers

Aztec Salmon Burgers

To be honest I was very curious about these burgers. I love salmon, as does my daughter. I couldn’t imagine a salmon burger. I just had to try these.

The Aztec Salmon Burgers are made from Wild Alaskan Salmon with black beans, sharp cheddar, fire-roasted corn and peppers. They are very colorful!

These burgers are SO GOOD! I love the combination of ingredients. Salmon is great “as is” with just a dash of lemon juice. The addition of the beans, cheddar and other ingredients really make the flavor of these burgers “pop”.

You don’t have to eat these like a regular burger. You could put on on top of a salad or with a side of wild rice.

My daughter loved these so much she asked me to get more. She wants to be able to make one for a light lunch.

If you love salmon you must try these delicious burgers.

Pork and Bacon Burgers

Most people love bacon. There are some people out there that are bacon obsessed (I know a few people who love anything and everything bacon). I like bacon too. I would never think to include it inside a burger.

These are not your typical burgers. These are made out of pork, not beef. You can tell when you cook them too. They smell like pork. They even taste like pork (of course!).

Whomever thought to pair pork and bacon in a burger form is genius! The flavor combination is amazing.

Normally I like ketchup on top of my burgers. You don’t need to add anything extra to these burgers. They are packed with flavor just as they are.

Your family and guests will rave about these mouth-watering burgers.

Brisket Burgers

If you love big, juicy, hearty burgers then the Omaha Steaks Brisket Burgers are for you. These thick and juicy burgers are very satisfying. They are thicker then the other burgers. They are quite the mouthful. True burger lovers will flip for these yummy burgers.

The burgers are available in multi packs ranging from 4 burgers upwards to 16 burger packs. Each one is individually sealed so you can make a few and save the rest for another occasion. They are frozen solid when they arrive at your door. You’ll need to let them defrost a bit before cooking them.

Burgers

These burgers are packed with flavor and convenient. They are available year round too.

Regular ground beef burgers are great but the gourmet burgers from Omaha Steaks are extraordinary.

Speaking of extraordinary burgers, Omaha Steak’s Chef Karl Marsh has some burger recipes that are sure to make you drool just by reading them.

Burger 1

Mediterranean Lamb Burger with Feta Cheese and Tzatziki Sauce

Ingredients:

4 Omaha Steaks Lamb Burgers
2 tsp. Omaha Steaks Seasoning
4 oz Feta Cheese Crumbles
4 Ciabatta Buns
1/2 cup Tzatziki Sauce
4 Large Beef Steak Tomato Slices
4 Green Leaves

Directions:

1. Prepare the Tzatziki Sauce ahead of time.
2. Clean and preheat grill to high. Season burgers as desired with Omaha Steaks All Natural Seasoning. Grill for 4-5 minutes per side until internal temperature reads 160°F. Sprinkle crumbled Feta Cheese on each burger before removing from the grill.
3. Lightly toast the Ciabatta Buns on the grill. Then spread 1 Tbsp of Tzatziki Sauce on each half of bun.
4. Place burgers on buns and top with green leaf and tomato slices.

Tzatziki Sauce (Makes 2 cups)

Ingredients:

1 cup Plain Yogurt
1 each Large Cucumbers (Peeled, Seeded and Diced)
1/4 cup Red Onion (Minced)
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 teaspoon Garlic, Minced
1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice (Fresh)
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1/4 teaspoon Ground Pepper

Directions:

1. Combine all and mix well.
2. Store up to 1 week in fridge.

Burger 2

Pork Bacon Burger with Bourbon Onion Mayonnaise

Ingredients:

4 each Omaha Steaks Pork & Bacon Burgers
4 each Onion Buns
2 tsp. Omaha Steaks All Natural Seasoning
1/2 Cup Bourbon Onion Mayonnaise
4 Green Leaves
4 Beefsteak Tomato Slices

Directions:

1. Clean and preheat grill to high (600°F). Season burgers as desired with Omaha Steaks All Natural Seasoning. Grill for 5-6 minutes per side until internal temperature reads 160°F
2. Lightly toast the Kaiser Rolls and spread 1 Tbsp. of Bourbon Onion Mayonnaise on each half of buns.
3.Place burgers on buns and top with green leaf and tomato slice.

Bourbon Onion Mayonnaise (Makes 2 cups)

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp. Canola Oil
1 Tbsp. Butter
1 large Yellow Onion, Sliced
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
1/8 tsp. Black Pepper
1/4 cup Beef Au jus*
1/2 cup Bourbon
1 Cup Mayonnaise

Directions:

1. Heat oil over medium heat.
2. Add butter and brown slightly.
3. Add sliced onions and cook while stirring for about 10 minutes or until onions just begin to caramelize.
4. Add Brown Sugar, Salt and Pepper. Stir well, reduce heat to medium low and continue cooking for 20-30 minutes.
5. When onions are caramelized, add the Beef Au Jus and Jim Beam Black Bourbon
6. Cook until onions have a nice brown color.
7. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
8. Place onions in food processor and pulse until smooth.
9. Combine in mixing bowl with mayonnaise and mix until smooth

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Reuben Burger

Ingredients:

2 slices Rye Bread
1 tsp. Mayo
1 slice Swiss Cheese
6oz Omaha Steaks Brisket Burgers
Sprinkle All Natural Seasoning
1 oz Corned Beef Brisket Sliced
2 Tbsp. Thousand Islands
1/4 cup. Sauerkraut

Garnish:

Green Leaf
Cole Slaw
Pickle
Omaha Steaks Steakhouse Fries

Directions:

1. Sprinkle burger with Omaha Steaks All Natural Seasoning and grill to desired doneness.
2. Spread mayonnaise on rye bread and place on medium grill with mayonnaise side down.
3. Place a slice of Swiss cheese on one slice of bread.
4. Place corned beef and sauerkraut on the other slice.
5. Grill bread until toasted and cheese is melted.
6. Place cooked burger on top of sauerkraut and top with the other piece of toasted rye.

What do you think about these recipes? I have more but it’s hard for me to copy/paste them into a post.

Have you tried Omaha Steaks burgers before? If so, what did you think about them?

Have you ever purchased from Omaha Steaks? Do you have a favorite product?

Feel free to share your thoughts.

For more information please visit www.OmahaSteaks.com. You can also find the brand on the various social media sites (links can be found on top of the brand’s home page).

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Kimberly

*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Dinner made easy with Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods

 

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I’ve officially re-joined the “rat race”. I just started a part time job last week – my first “real” job in many years. Thankfully I am able to work during the morning and blog in the afternoon. It’s a win-win situation for me.

I’m not used to working yet so by the time I get home I’m exhausted. The last things I want to think about is cooking and cleaning. I just want to come home and take a nap. :-)

Being a stay at home mom for so many years meant that I had plenty of time (and energy) to cook dinner. Now that I don’t have the same kind of time (or energy) as before I can see the value in pre-made meals.

Not all pre-made meals are created equal. Often they are not big enough to feed my family of four (especially a growing teen boy). I have found that I need to buy two or more packages.

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Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods recently launch five new larger size meals at Walmart – enough to feed a family of four (normal portion sizes – not huge sizes like most people go for).

Michael Angelo’s Meat Lasagna is now available in 46 and 80 ounce sizes. Their Baked Ziti with Meatballs is now available in 44 ounces and Michael Angelo’s Eggplant Parmesan is available in 44 and 80 ounces.

Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods are made with 100% natural ingredients, without any additives or fillers.

Michael Angelo’s authentic, homemade tastes comes naturally with vine-ripened tomatoes, imported Italian cheeses, and fresh vegetables and herbs sourced from some of the best farms in the world. Unlike many other brands in the freezer aisle, every Michael Angelo’s ingredient is selected with care by Michael and his mom, Sara, ensuring authentic taste from the seed in the ground to the meal in your freezer. Where other frozen meal makers may skimp on imported ingredients and cut corners on sourcing to save on production costs, Michael Angelo’s gourmet, homemade style makes every bite a wholesome and nutritious experience.

My kids and I recently stopped by a local Walmart Super Center and I purposely looked for the Michael Angelo’s products. All of the meals are family favorites. I just recently got my husband to eat Eggplant Parmesan so I know he’s like that meal option.

I could only find the Baked Ziti and Meatballs in the larger size (44 ounce). I picked up a small Eggplant Parmesan dinner while I was there.

I honestly thought I had taken photos of both boxes but I can’t seem to find them. I’m sorry to have to use stock images of the boxes. Here are photos I took with my phone during dinner. The meals might not look “pretty” but trust  me – they were delish!

Eggplant

Eggplant Parmesan

Ziti and Meatballs

Ziti and Meatballs

I ended up making them both at the same time because my family couldn’t decide which one they wanted.

I popped both in the oven and they were ready quickly. I could have microwaved them too but it was easier for me to put them both in the oven so they could be ready at the same time.

If I had to make these from scratch it would have taken me a long time, especially the Eggplant Parmesan since I’ve never made it before. It was so much easier to turn on the oven and pop them in. Dinner was ready in no time.

So how did they taste? DELICIOUS!!!

I will admit that I do purchase premade meals from time to time. I try to cook from scratch often but there are times when I don’t have the time or energy to cook from scratch. That doesn’t mean I don’t want my family to enjoy a delicious, hearty meal. Sometimes the premade meals taste weird. You can tell they were mass produced. The Michael Angelo’s meals tasted more like homemade. In fact the Eggplant Parmesan tasted like something my Italian mother-in-law would have made. It didn’t taste “mass produced” at all. I was impressed by both meals, as was my family. There was nothing left over. We ate every last bite of both meals.

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My kids even requested that I purchase the meals again. My husband – who tends to be a picky eater – even enjoyed them both.

The next time I am at the Walmart Super Center I am going to pick up more Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Meal. They are perfect to have on hand for those days I don’t feel up to cooking plus my family really enjoyed them.

For more information about Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Meals visit www.MichaelAngelos.com. That brand can also be found on the various social networking sites (the links are found on the main page of the brand’s website).

Have you tried Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Meals before? Do you have a favorite?

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Kimberly

*I received a gift card in order to purchase the products. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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