Friday, October 10, 2014

Feel Good Friday: Confused Puppy Thinks Door is Closed, It Isn't

Hi Fellow Foodies!

TGIF! This video is so darn cute I just had to share it with you guys. 

This poor pup thinks his owners left him or her outside. They even taunt her with a treat!



Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Orchard Apple Crisp

Hello Fellow Food Adventurers,

This past weekend I went apple picking with Alan and a couple of our friends. It was a beautiful day and we picked two pecks worth of apples and two large pumpkins to carve for Halloween! They had so many varieties of apples I couldn't count them all, they even had this Banana Apple, supposedly it has a hint of banana.

In honor of all this deliciousness I decided to make one of Alan's favorite desserts, apple crisp. I hope you enjoy the recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 5 Apples cored, peeled and sliced(Use at least two different kinds, honestly I don't know which ones I used I just took 5 different ones out of the bag lol)
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 + 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of cane sugar
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 stick of butter, cut into pieces
Oven: 375 F         Bake: 30-35 Minutes

How To Put It Together:
  1. Preheat Oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Peel, core and slice your apples, place them in a large bowl.
  3. Add the juice of half a lemon and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Mix together until the apple slices are evenly coated in the lemon and cinnamon. 
  4. Place the apples into a 1-1/2 qt baking dish
  5. In a food processor place in the brown sugar, cane sugar, flour, 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon and pieces of butter.
  6. Pulse the mixture until everything comes together and you no longer have large clumps of butter.
  7. Pour the topping evenly over the apples.
  8. Bake for a half hour or until golden brown.
Serving:
  • Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream

Eat Well and Adventure On,
Kat

Friday, October 3, 2014

Feel Good Friday: Ultimate Lost and Found Tool




TGIF fellow Food Adventurers!

Thanks to a cute little pup losing or forgetting your stuff on an airplane just got a lot less frustrating. 

Mashable wrote:
KLM, the Royal Dutch Airlines, has been getting a little bit of help returning lost items to passengers as quickly as possible at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.The airline has enlisted the assistance of an adorable beagle, appropriately named Sherlock, that helps find passengers who have left items on an airplane and returns it to them in the cutest way possible.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Feel Good Friday: Tiny Hamster vs Kobayashi

TGIF Foodies!

I will have to say this is the cutest food eating contest I've ever seen in my life.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Happy Fall Mac & Cheese


Hello Fellow Food Adventurers,

Happy first day of fall! To celebrate I thought I would share a delicious fall dish, mac & cheese. This is the perfect comfort food to say farewell to summer.


Ingredients:

  •  1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni, shells or cavatappi
  •  3 tablespoons + 1 tablespoon butter
  •  3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  •  2 cups whole milk
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt 
  •  1/2 teaspoon pepper
  •  2 cups of shredded cheese (You can do all cheddar or mix it up cheddar and gruyere) 
  •  1 teaspoon mustard powder
  •  1/2 cup of bread crumbs (italian or panko work well )
BAKE: 350 degrees F          COOKING TIME: 40-45 mins 

How to put it together:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add a generous sprinkling of salt to the pasta (follow box instructions).
  3. While you wait for the pasta to cook, melt three tablespoons of butter in a large pot.
  4. Add the flour and stir until the mixture is lightly browned; 1-2 minutes.
  5. Now slowly add in the milk and whisk to remove any lumps and add the salt, pepper and mustard powder.
  6. Stir in the cheese and whisk until smooth and melted.
  7. When the pasta is almost done but still firm, drain it and add to the sauce.
  8. Stir the pasta into the sauce and bake in a greased 2 quart dish or an 8x8 pan.
  9. Melt the last table spoon of butter in a bowl, mix with bread crumbs and top your mac & cheese
  10. Bake for 40-45 minutes until browned and bubbly.

Serving:

  • Top with pulled pork
  • Mix in bbq sauce or sriracha sauce
  • Serve as a delicious side
Eat Well and Adventure On,
Kat

Friday, September 19, 2014

Feel Good Friday: Puppy Time!

TGIF Foodies!

I'm happy to start a new tradition on Fridays. Something that will make all of us feel good. 

Who knew that puppies and a GoPro could be so AMAZING! Press play below to see for yourself. 

 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Dairy Pure Tote Bags- CONGRATS TO OUR WINNERS!

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The giveaway is over and our winners have officially been chosen!


Congratulations to the following Kat's Food Adventure's Fans (Names below are based off your Facebook Name):

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Thanks everyone!

Eat Well & Adventure On,
Kat



Monday, June 9, 2014

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Rickland Orchards - Digital Camera


Bite into Summer with Rickland Orchards' newest giveaway. This week they are giving away a digital camera! Good Luck!

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

FREEBIE ALERT: Dunkin Donuts Free Donut - National Donut Day!


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FREEBIE ALERT: Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Iced Coffee



So if you like cinnamon and you like iced coffee this is the freebie for you! 
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GIVEAWAY ALERT: Purex Grill & BBQ Set


Hey Everyone,

Enter daily for your chance to win a gas grill, BBQ set and a year's supply of Purex!

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Good Luck!

FREEBIE ALERT: L’Oreal Paris Advanced Shampoo and Conditioner Samples


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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Dairy Pure Tote Bag

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Hi Everyone,

I know I have been MIA lately because of my new job with Honest Tea but I'm back with a vengeance and with my very first giveaway! Recently Dairy Pure has reached out to me and has given me five awesome Dairy Pure tote bags to give to all of you! Good Luck everyone and stay tuned for my Dairy Pure Flip Top review!



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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Life Changing Homemade Coffee Creamer

Hey Everyone!
Long time no post. I've been so busy with my new job at Honest Tea as their Field Marketing Team Lead! So I've been starting my day with a nice hot cup of coffee. I got tired of just putting half and half in my coffee and so I decided to make my own coffee creamer.
It is super easy and now I will never go back to store bought again. The best part is that once you've made the base you can make whatever flavor you want.

Base Ingredients:
  • 14oz Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 3/4 Cup Milk or Cream (I used almond milk)
    • Other Options: whole, low-fat, skim, soy milk, heavy cream, half & half (heavy cream and half & half will give you a creamier base
Once you've made you can mix in different flavors to make delicious coffee creamer.

Flavor Options:

Chocolate:
  • tablespoons Chocolate Syrup (I use Nesquick because it doesn't use high fructose corn syrup)
  • teaspoon Vanilla (optional but I think it balances out the flavor)
French Vanilla:
  • teaspoons Vanilla Extract
Vanilla Bean:
  • 2 Vanilla Beans (slice in half two vanilla beans and scrap the seeds out and put in base)
Mint Chocolate Chip:
  • tablespoons Chocolate Syrup
  • teaspoon Peppermint Extract
Coconut:
  • teaspoons Coconut Extract
Chocolate Covered Coconut:
  • tablespoons Chocolate Syrup
  • teaspoon Coconut Extract
Cinnamon Bun:
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Pumpkin Spice:
  • 3 tablespoons pureed pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Honey Vanilla Almond:
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • teaspoon almond extract
These are just recommendations don't let them stop you. Experiment with flavors you love and make your very own delicious homemade coffee creamer!

Eat Well and Adventure On,
Kat

Monday, April 7, 2014

FREEBIE ALERT: Au Bon Pain - Medium Iced Coffee & Iced Tea



April 8th is just a day for freebies!
Free Medium Iced Coffee & Iced Tea at participating Au Bon Pain's from 2PM-5PM.

FREEBIE ALERT: Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's




April 8, 2014 is FREE CONE DAY at Ben & Jerry's... do I need to say more?

Visit your local Ben & Jerrys from 12PM-8PM for your free cone.

To learn more visit: Benjerry.com

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

FREEBIE ALERT: New Hefty® Ultimate™ With Arm & Hammer™ Odor Control Trash Bags


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Ships in 4-6 weeks
Ends when all 50,000 samples are claimed 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Universal Orlando Florida Loews Portifino Bay Hotel Getaway


Enter to win a two-night stay at Loews Portifino Bay Hotel's new Despicable Me Themed Kids Suites for yourself and three other people.

Share your unique link at the end and get more entries!

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US residents only. Must be 21 years old to enter. 
Good Luck!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

GIVEAWAY ALERT: International Delight and Cold Stone Coffee Bar Kits



International Delight and Cold Stone have partnered up for this awesome giveaway! Win one of 25 International Delight® & Cold Stone Creamery™ coffee bar kits for you to enjoy coffee and cake with your sweetheart.  

Good Luck!


Prizes:
  • Twenty five (25) International Delight® & Cold Stone Creamery™ coffee bar kits for you to enjoy coffee and cake with your sweetheart.  
    • Each prize includes a single-cup brewing system; a glass storage jar and a single-cup portion pack sampler of flavored coffees, extra bolds, teas, and decafs; ID minis and a coupon; a Cold Stone Creamery™ gift card and mugs; and more. 
Ends February 16, 2014 23:59 

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Retail Me Not Loves Me, Loves Me Not


Check out Retail Me Not's newest instant win game and sweepstakes. You could win one of 5,000 Amazon gift codes or be one of the lucky four sweepstakes prize winners.
Each entrant may enter/play one (1) time per day during the Promotion Period. You can receive up to two extra entries by Tweeting or sharing with friends after you've played the instant win game
Good Luck!

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Ends March 8, 2014

FREEBIE ALERT: Tide+ Collection 10oz -Happy VaalenTides Day


New freebie by Tide to celebrate Valentine's Day and the New Tide+ Collection
First, you must select a friend and choose one of 6 different bottles of Tide that you think your friend would like the most. Than, if your friend picks the same bottle you picked, they’ll score a FREE 10oz. Bottle of Tide! If they choose a different bottle, they’ll be offered a coupon instead
Make sure a friend sends one back to you so you can get one too!

Monday, February 10, 2014

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Vaseline Lip Therapy® Rosy Lips Valentine's Day Sweepstakes


Enter to win Vaseline's new Lip Therapy® Rosy Lips Valentine's Day Sweepstakes!

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Prizes:
One Hundred (100) Prizes: box of chocolate and a limited-edition Vaseline® Lip Therapy® Rosy Lips jar (max ARV: $25.00 each)

Ends Feb 12,2014

Check out the official rules here.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

FREEBIE ALERT: Bottle of Neuro Sleep


Neuro is giving away bottles of Sleep to current and new fans!
You have the choice of printing your coupon or having it mailed to you.

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PET FREEBIE: VETIQ Pet Care Minties


VETIQ is giving away free samples of Minites for your favorite pup.

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I got it and you can too!


Monday, February 3, 2014

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Snickers Bar Coupon Giveaway


Snickers is giving away over 900,00 prizes. I already won a Snickers Bar! 

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PRIZES INCLUDE:
  • Five Hundred (500) First Prizes: each, a $100 Visa Gift Card
  • One Thousand (1,000) Second Prizes: each, a $25 Visa Gift Card
  • Ten Thousand (10,000) Third Prizes: each, a SNICKERS® Branded Candy Bowl; ARV: $15 each.
  • Nine Hundred and Ninety Thousand (990,000) Fourth Prizes: each, a coupon redeemable for one (1) SNICKERS® Bar (1.76-1.84 oz.)


Ends Feb 28, 2014

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Contigo & Mio Sweepstakes


Contigo has partnered up with Mio to host a delicious giveaway.

Prizes:
  • One 16 oz. Shake & Go™ Tumbler, in either colors blue or citron, and one 1.62 oz. MiO ENERGY Liquid Water Enhancer (ARV: $ 17.78). Two hundred and fifty (250) prizes will be awarded for this particular promotional period.

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Ends Feb 9, 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014

FREEBIE ALERT: Kotex Sample Pack


Kotex wants you to try out there U by Kotex. They have several different sample packs that you can choose from, just pick the one that fits your needs.

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Feel Good Video Of The Day: DJ Dog


Here's a pup that seriously knows how to throw down some beats. Watch as this french bulldog copies his human scratch. 




FREEBIE ALERT: DeMet's Turtle Valentine's Box @ 3PM EST


Today at 12PM PT or 3PM EST you can enter to win a free box of DeMet's Turtle Valentine's Box for Two.

First 200 Win!

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GIVEAWAY ALERT: Windex Touch Up

Enter Right At Home's giveaway for your chance to win a Windex Touch Up. 120 Winners today!
Good Luck!

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Ends Today, Jan 31, 2014

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Jama Juice Healthy Habits Kickstart


Check out Jamba Juice's Healthy Habits Kickstart Sweepstakes and Instant Wing Game.

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Giveaway Ends Feb 17, 2014

Prizes: 

GRAND PRIZE

  • Trip for Two to HawaiiTrip includes:
    • Round-trip airfare for two (2) to Hawaii, 
      courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines®
    • 4 days/3 nights deluxe hotel accommodations
    • $1,000 spending money
  • A Year of Jamba Juice Smoothie
  • Wii FitU game bundle + Wii U system**
    • Wii Fit U game:  Help shape up with over 70 fun activities
      including Yoga, Strength exercises, Balance games,
      Dance, and more!
    • Fit Meter:  Track your progress, from calories
      burned to steps taken!
    • Wii Balance Board accessory:  Get off the couch,
      step onto the Wii Balance Board and into a fun way to get fit.
    • Wii U system:  The next-generation HD gaming system from Nintendo 
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    • Wii U GamePad controller:  Included with every Wii U system,
      the revolutionary GamePad Controller is a second window into your gaming world.

DAILY INSTANT WIN PRIZES

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  • 50 $10.00 Jamba Juice Gift Cards
  • 25 $25.00 Jamba Juice Gift Cards

JAMBA JUICE COUPONS

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

GIVEAWAY ALERT: Oregon Chai


Enter daily for your chance to win one of 400 daily prizes: one box of Oregon Chai Chai Tea Latte Powdered Mix and an Oregon Chai branded mug, total approximate retail value is $14.00. You then are also entered to win a trip for two to Portland!

(Click here to enter)

Good Luck!

See all Official Rules here.

Ends on February 17, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. CT 

PRIZES: 

  • One (1) grand prize of $2,500 travel voucher for a trip for two people to Portland, Oregon. All taxes on prizes and expenses relating to acceptance and use of prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. 
  • Four hundred (400) “daily” prizes: one box of Oregon Chai Chai Tea Latte Powdered Mix and an Oregon Chai branded mug, total approximate retail value is $14.00.