Taste Test Tuesday: The Essential 4 Collection

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post that has affiliate links.

Tastefully Simple’s Essential 4 Collection is a staple in my home. My first experience with Tastefully Simple was with the Garlic Garlic and the Beer Bread, both are some of my favorites. This collection gets you started on your Tastefully Simple journey.

 

Onion Onion– a blend of onions, chives, shallots and sea salt. No more chopping onions and crying.

Garlic Garlic– a mixture of garlic, onions and chives. Relieves you of peeling and mincing.

Seasoned Salt– a blend of spices, bell peppers, celery and sea salt. Great choice for an everyday seasoning.

Bountiful Beer Bread Value Pack – our signature bread, that you can have fresh from the oven in less than an hour. This value pack has 3 servings of beer bread. Just add a carbonated beverage and butter (optional.)

Essential 4 Recipe Book– a booklet with 20 delicious and simple recipes featuring the items from the Essential 4 Collection.

Each item in this collection works well on its own or combined with each other. Brushing some Garlic Garlic and butter on the Beer Bread gives you instant garlic bread, fresh from the oven; it’s yummy. I use these all time and have to watch my friends and family when they come over because they try to steal my seasonings.

These can be purchased separately or in the collection for a discounted price of $39.99.

Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. This post has affiliate links, which means if you buy any items using these links I will receive a percentage of the sales.


Life Happens

Pay Attention

Life happens and we have to deal with it. A few months ago while working on some blog posts I wasn’t feeling well. I had pushed myself way beyond my limits for  a while. I thought I had learned my lesson earlier in the year when my body decided to shut down. Apparently I didn’t because it happened again. This time I knew I had to make some tough decisions. I have spent the last 3 months evaluating my personal and professional life. Looking at the way things were going and whether I was happy with them. One thing that I wanted to pay more attention to was this blog. I wanted to be able to write more, start including recipes again (most of you know what happened before), and be able to share more of me and my time in the kitchen. Little did I know my life was about to change that would make this a possibility.

I have officially been given a lot more time to focus on my blog, writing and cooking. The saying ‘somebody prayed for me’ is definitely true. As 2016 began so did my new journey, a new career with flexibility, a car ( I didn’t have one) and a list of possibilities and dreams to carry out. I’m excited about what’s taking place. My first few weeks took some getting used to but I’m on a good schedule. I had to take some time to pay attention to me: my body, my life, my goals. I love writing, I love this blog and my new career loves both!

Let’s get ready for a great 2016!!

~Kimberlee


Hello November

Hello November! Fall is here, the holidays are approaching fast and it’s time to start planning for Thanksgiving. Throughout the month we will feature planning tips to help you with your Thanksgiving meal, product reviews and recipe ideas for left over Thanksgiving food.

As usual we will have our Taste Test Tuesday reviews, Kitchen Tip Thursdays and some family food fun. We may even have a little home decor treat for you.

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Are You Ready For Fall Foods?

Summer is just about over and I’m sure you have been bombarded with the with the love of pumpkins and every pumpkin flavored items you can imagine. Are you getting excited? It’s time to pull out your slow cookers and gather your soup recipes, fall is here and it’s all about comfort food. It’s the time of year when the slow cooker makes itself a permanent fixture on your kitchen counter. Do you have favorite slow cooker recipes that you and your family love to make?
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Pumpkins- A very large berry, yes we said berry. But like a tomato it’s also recognized as a vegetable. You can use it in pies, cakes, breads, smoothies, cookies, stews, soups or just roast it; either way is a very delicious treat.
Sweet Potatoes & Yams- Did you know that there is a difference? Some people don’t and that’s perfectly okay. They are perfect for baking, adding into a pie, roasting or even adding them to a cold salad; change it up and make a harvest sweet potato salad.
Butternut Squash- This is another hidden gem that can be roasted, steamed, put into a salad or even made into a soup. Add it into your pasta, some slaw or even roast it with some Parmesan cheese on top. You’ll love the creamy texture and it’s filling too.
Eggplant- This is one of my fall favorites. I love it because around mid-September to mid-October I can always count on my grandpa making some eggplant parmesan.
These are just some of the fall foods that we will enjoy for the next few months. What are some of your fall favorites?
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Another thing we love about the fall is…it’s canning season!!! So every fall my grandparents go out and pick, apples, peaches, and tomatoes. Then they come home and begin the canning process. They stock the pantry with tomato soup, applesauce and peaches. We will eat off these all year. As kids we would get excited because we love the home-made applesauce (it’s chunky and has less sugar). The soup has okra, and corn in it and pairs well with a grilled cheese sandwich. We also use the peaches for preserves or to pour over ice cream, make a pie or a cobbler. Writing all these has me thinking of my childhood, I may need to go call my grandparents. Do you have activities and recipes that you do every fall with your family?
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Welcome Gourmet Gifter! 

Good day everyone, we have some new products from our friends at Gourmet Gifter that we will begin to share with you over the next few months. Each month we will feature some of the great products that they have provided. This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small portion of the proceeds.

 

This box I received contained the following products:

Chili Cheese Puffs

Salty Sweet Addiction Kettle Corn

Pineapple Meal Replacement Bar

Peanut Brittle

So stay tuned for some great reviews.

 


TS to You!

Do you ever get a headache trying to figure out what to eat? Tired of having the same thing over and over again? Well let Tastefully Simple help you with our new TS to You program.

You can now purchase an eligible collection on our website and create an account. Every other month you will receive a new shipment with new recipes. There are no membership fees, no commitments, you can cancel when you need to.

We also have a TS to You rewards program where you will receive 10% credit on your account for each order. After three consecutive orders you are eligible for free shipping.

Contact me for more information or check our site.


TS August Client Promotion

This month we have a new promotion for our clients. It’s a great opportunity to get our acrylic pitcher for 40% off the regular price. All you have to do is make a $40 purchase and you could get this pitcher for an additional $19.17. What are you waiting on? Let’s get shopping.

 


20% Off These Fall-Winter Tastefully Simple Sauces

Early release sauces just for you! That’s right we are bringing you two sauces from the upcoming Fall-Winter line early.

Tastefully Simple
Fall-Winter Early Release
Garlic Parmesan Wing Sauce
Ginger Orange Sriracha Sauce

Fall-Winter Early Release
Garlic Parmesan Wing Sauce
Ginger Orange Sriracha Sauce

Starting July 20, you’ll get to purchase our two favorite Fall-Winter early release sauces for only $13.58. The Garlic Parmesan Wing Sauce and Ginger Orange Sriracha Sauce are so flavorful, we just couldn’t wait any longer! I’d love to chat soon to get your order placed or to book a party.


How Can We Help You?

Good Day Everyone! We decided to take a look at a few different things on the blog. We’ve had a few people contact us about adding recipes to the blog, which is something we will be adding very shortly. What else would you like to see us add to the blog?

In the past we have held Kitchen Tip Thursdays on social media, twitter chats, and a weekly newsletter. What’s next for us?

Feel free to submit your information here, via email southernrootskitchen (at) gmail (dot) com, or via this quick questionnaire. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

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Happy Birthday Tastefully Simple!

Happy Birthday Tastefully Simple!!!!  This year they are celebrating by having a sale on all their cakes! Now who doesn’t love cake? It’s 30% percent of all cake mixes.

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This sale will only last for 3 days, so get your orders in now. All month-long I will be having a sale as well. There will be cake, sauces, seasonings and drink buckets to give away. Be sure to sign up on my website and stay in touch on the blog for more details.

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