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The “Drippy Popsicle” Cure & Giveaway

When your kids ask you for Popsicles, do you cringe at the thought of the mess? You watch them as they lick their popsicles ,as if they will last an eternity, then the sweet sugary blue liquid drips down their hand, then forearm and lastly a pretty blue drip forms off the tip of their […]

Oven Roasted Potatoes

I’m all about lazy easy this summer. I have been super unmotivated and have been super slack-y. Maybe because it has rained EVERY day since my kids have been out of school. Maybe it’s because I have to bring my kids with me everyday to work..can you say “Super Productive”?? Orrrrr, maybe because my kids […]

Summer Garbanzo Bean Salad & Giveaway

You would think that living in a big city like Tampa, we would have large Farmers Markets and cute little fruit and veggie stands. Nope, not so much. Sure every once in a while they will have a Farmers Market and an art show, but it’s usually in the cooler months, because no one really […]

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The “Drippy Popsicle” Cure & Giveaway

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When your kids ask you for Popsicles, do you cringe at the thought of the mess?

You watch them as they lick their popsicles ,as if they will last an eternity, then the sweet sugary blue liquid drips down their hand, then forearm and lastly a pretty blue drip forms off the tip of their elbow?

Dripppppp onto their white t-shirt!!!

I know we have all experienced it.

We have all ripped our kids shirts off the instant it happens and spray it down with a stain wash.

Welp, I have a cure, at least a band-aid.

Take a tin cupcake liner and place it on a cutting board. Cut a tiny slit in it with a sharp pointy knife.

Then put the stick of your uneaten popsicle into the slit.

Viola, a drip catcher!!

Pretty genius!

Here is a little tutorial for your average slow popsicle licker and another one for your REALLY SLOW popsicle licker!

AVERAGE POPSICLE LICKER TUTORIAL

You need a tin cupcake liner, a cutting board and a pairing knife.

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Cut a small slit in the middle of the tin

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See the little slit? That is where you put the popsicle stick.

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TUTORIAL FOR YOUR SLOW POPSICLE LICKER

You will need 2 tin cupcake liners, 1 cotton cosmetic round, cutting board and pairing knife. The cosmetic round will absorbe anything that may leak past the 1st liner!
Cut slits in both cupcake liners.

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Fold the cosmetic round in half and cut a small slit

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The cosmetic round goes between the 2 tins. To make it easy to put on the popsicle stick…
put on 1 tin, the the cosmetic round and then the 2nd tin.

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Might sound like a lot or work to eat a popsicle, but it takes more time to drive to the store and buy your kid a new t-shirt ūüôā

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Giveaway

One winner will win

$25 Target Giftcard
10 Popsicle Coupons

 

Rules:

Open to US residents only.
Contest ends Monday August 5th 9 am EST
Winner will be chosen by Random Org.com

 

Main Entry
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**Updated Aug 5th….winner of Popsicle Contest

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Oven Roasted Potatoes

Oven Roasted Potatoes | The Hungry Housewife

I’m all about lazy easy this summer.

I have been super unmotivated and have been super slack-y.

Maybe because it has rained EVERY day since my kids have been out of school.

Maybe it’s because I have to bring my kids with me everyday to work..can you say “Super Productive”??


Orrrrr, maybe because my kids seem to have forgotten their bedtimes this summer and I have had ZERO time to myself, like zero time.

Don’t get me wrong, I am lucky. I love hanging out with my kids and I am lucky we own our own business and I can take them to work with me instead of putting them in a day care, but OMG, I need a two second break.

ehh, it happens every summer. I have a mini mental break down. I’ll get over.

So until then, here are some super simple oven roasted potatoes.

I’ll show you how easy…

Get yourself a 28oz bag of baby red potatoes.

Oven Roasted Potatoes | The Hungry Housewife

Carve out any nasty spots

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Cut the potatoes into 8ths. Here’s how.
Cut one potato in half

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Cut those half’s into half

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Lastly cut the 4th’s into half.

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All cut up

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Toss them in a bowl with some olive oil

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Add some crushed dried rosemary, salt and pepper

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Pour onto a rimmed cookie sheet lined with non stick foil

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Bake at 450 for 30-35 minutes.

Add more salt and pepper to taste. I can never seem to add enough salt to potatoes.

Easy Huh?

Oven Roasted Potatoes | The Hungry Housewife

 

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Oven Roasted Potatoes
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Serves: 4
 
Easy oven roasted potatoes
Ingredients
  • 28 oz. Baby Red Potatoes
  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Coarse Kosher Salt (NOT fine table salt)
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Crushed Rosemary
  • ¼ teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with non stick foil.
  3. Slice the potatoes into 8th's.
  4. Mix them in a medium bowl with olive oil, salt, rosemary and pepper.
  5. Pour onto prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until soft in the middle and golden on the outside.
  7. Stir halfway through cooking time.
  8. Add more salt to liking.

Summer Garbanzo Bean Salad & Giveaway

Summer Garbanzo Bean Salad

You would think that living in a big city like Tampa, we would have large Farmers Markets and cute little fruit and veggie stands.
Nope, not so much.
Sure every once in a while they will have a Farmers Market and an art show, but it’s usually in the cooler months, because no one really wants to go out and sweat to death for a fun activity.
So usually the closest we get is the boring ol’ supermarket.

I used to love going to the supermarket, but I am kinda over it lately. Maybe it is because everything is sooooooooooooo expensive. I’ll pick up some fresh green beans that cost a bunch, toss them in the fridge and then forget they are there and end up throwing them away. So annoying and so wasteful.
What I have been doing lately is stocking up on some canned veggie staples.
Take this salad for instance.
I didn’t even have to make a special trip to the store to make it.
I even had the parsley, that in a few days would have been forgotten and tossed away.
Summer Garbanzo Bean Salad

This is such a great lil’ summer salad, using canned veggies.
I know some people might have a thing with canned, but I swear, they don’t have the canned flavor that I remember as a child.

Summer Garbanzo Bean Salad

To bring out the flavors of the veggies, I rinsed them and tossed them with some EVOO, salt and pepper and gave them a roast in a nice toasty oven.

This was such a hit at the party I brought it to.

The flavors are fresh and light. It is super healthy and a cinch to put together.

Thank you to Libby’s for inspiring me to bring canned fruits and vegetables back into my kitchen. Be sure to show them some love and visit their website www.getbacktothetable.com

Summer Garbanzo Bean Salad
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cans Libby‚Äôs Garbanzo Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can Libby‚Äôs Whole Kernel Sweet Corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can Libby‚Äôs Cut Green Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 6 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
  • ½ teaspoon Coarse Kosher Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Fresh Black Pepper
  • Zest and Juice of 1 Lemon
  • ‚Ä®4 oz. Feta Cheese, crumbled
  • Large handful of Fresh Flat Parsley Leaves, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together garbanzo beans, corn, green beans, 3 tablespoons olive oil, kosher salt and pepper.
  3. Pour out onto a large baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes stirring halfway through cooking time.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature.
  5. Place in a large bowl, toss with remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil, zest and juice of lemon, feta cheese and parsley leaves.
  6. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
  7. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

 


 

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Giveaway *****CONTEST CLOSED *******

One winner will win an Assortment of Libby’s products and a beautiful Cherry Wood Serving Tray Set

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Rules:

Open to US residents only.
Contest ends Monday  July 22 nd 9 am EST
Winner will be chosen by Random Org.com

 

Main Entry  *****CONTEST CLOSED****
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1.) What is your favorite recipe from Libby’s Digital Recipe Box on Facebook click here
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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Libby’s. All opinions are 100% mine.

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