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Taste Test Tuesday: Nana’s Apple Cake

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Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. This weeks Taste Test Tuesday is from Tastefully Simple’s standard line. It’s Nana’s Apple Cake.

This post does contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase using one of these links I will receive a commission.

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Did you have guests pop over for a visit? Need a treat for your child’s classroom? Or maybe you just want a quick dessert to go with tonight’s dinner. Nana’s Apple Cake Mix is just the thing for you. Made with just chopped apples and eggs, this sweet cinnamon-spiced cake in ready in just under an hour.

If you don’t have any apples on hand, applesauce, pears, peaches, canned pumpkin, pineapples and mandarin oranges work too. You can add walnuts to give it a crunch. Nana’s Apple Cake is a great choice for brunch or even just a snack. It’s a kosher product and makes about 9 servings.

You can check out my website for more recipes.  Thanks for stopping by today and sure to grab a piece of Nana’s Apple Cake before you leave.


Be a Tastefully Simple Host in April

This post does contain affiliate links. Any purchases made through these links will result in me receiving a commission.

For the month of April Tastefully Simple hosts get to enjoy the perks of it being National BLT Month and earn the trio of great products to build your own BLT.

Level 1 $300 – $599.99 party
Hosts can purchase the above items for $14.99
(that’s more than 50% off retail value).

Level 2 $600+ party
Hosts earn a trio of zesty new products FREE, including:

  • Zesty Bloody Mary Starter
  • Brown Sugar & Maple Bacon Seasoning
  • Refrigerator Dill Pickle Kit

(combined retail value $31.97)

You still get the other host rewards as well. These parties not only include the tasting parties but online/Facebook/catalog parties too.

These are the items you’ll receive:

Are you ready to host a party in April?


5 Reasons I love being a Tastefully Simple Consultant

Hello, everyone, today’s post is a little different, yes it deals with my love of food but it also describes my love for Tastefully Simple. I was recently asked why I chose to sell Tastefully Simple. First I must give you some background information about how I found out about this company.

A former coworker of mine (Hey Kacey!) was having a Tastefully Simple party and she invited me to come. She told me it was a food tasting party, I immediately said count me in. My mom and I went to the party, it was really fun and interactive. While the consultant was answering questions about her Tastefully Simple business, my mom leans over to me and says ‘You can do this.’ My response is “What, host a party?” She’s like ‘No, become a consultant. You like to talk, meet new people and you love food. I say you should do it and I’ll host a party.” So I said, “Okay, I ‘ll do it.” Once I got to the checkout part of the party I signed on as a consultant.

I love what I do and Tastefully Simple provides me with a lot of flexibility. I still work full-time, I can still travel and my business can go with me wherever I go. Here are 5 reasons why I love Tastefully Simple.

  1. Food: Tastefully Simple has a large variety of products including sauces, marinades, bread, desserts, drinks and even gifts. Each of these products is easy to use. Some of them are open and pour items while others you may only have to add one or two items to the mix. It helps make any mealtime fun and easy.
  2. Discount: As a consultant, you are offered a discount when purchasing products for Tastefully Simple. I use my discount to go grocery shopping and buy gifts for family and friends. This is such a great aspect provided by the company. Even if you decide not to build a team you still can keep your discount and shop.
  3. Flexibility: You don’t have to have a set schedule for when you want to sell your products. There’s no required number of parties that you have to hold. People can order at any time and not just at a party. Being a Tastefully Simple consultant allows you to have work-life balance.
  4. People: This is an opportunity for you to spend time with friends while sharing great food items and recipes. It also gives you the chance to meet new people and network. Some of my Tastefully Simple clients have become really great friends.
  5. Opportunities: Make money, that’s right you can make a living by being a Tastefully Simple consultant. Use the money to pay off bills or save for a vacation. You can build a team to increase your income and help other people become consultants. Tastefully Simple offers various opportunities to attend events and leadership trips to different states and resorts. You can work your way to a vacation provided by the company. It’s a networking opportunity. I have been able to meet other consultants from different direct sales companies and have collaborated with them on projects and vendor events.

I really do love being a consultant. It’s fun and flexible. The food is simply delicious. Check out my site and ask any questions you may have.


Taste Test Tuesday: The Essential 4 Collection

Essential 4 Collection

Includes Bountiful Beer Bread, Garlic Garlic, Onion Onion, Seasoned Salt and a recipe book.

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.


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.


TS March Client Promotion

To kick off this new season of delicious food and healthy living, we’ve got a new client promotion this month. Our March client promotion is our Red Bell Pepper Hummus Mix. You can get this mix for $5.99 with a $60.00 purchase.

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To make this Red Bell Pepper Hummus just add chickpeas and olive oil. Hummus makes a great dip, a base for pizza, or even a sandwich spread.


TS Eat Well

Good day everyone. As many of you know I am also a consultant for Tastefully Simple. Our new Spring and Summer line has launched and we are all extremely excited about it. This season we are introducing everyone to TS Eat Well. Each of these products are free from artificial flavors, preservatives, colors, sweeteners, MSG and hydrogenated fats.

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Eating Well can be simple and delicious. We have a host of new products this season along with some label and name changes for a few others. Over the next few weeks I will introduce you to some TS Eat Well products, some you may know, others you may not.


Taste Test Tuesday: Tastefully Simple My Mug Cake

Happy Tuesday loves! Today is about cake. Now it is chocolate week here on blog. So of course Taste Test Tuesday is going to feature some chocolate.

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For the Fall/Winter catalog season Tastefully Simple has this decadent Raspberry Chocolate cake that you can make in a mug, in the microwave!!! I know what you are thinking “a cake in the microwave” but no worries it’s actually good and very easy to make; cake mix and water, that’s it.

Now the beauty of all of this is the convenience of having a personal portion of cake and not feeling guilty for eating it. Moist chocolate cake with raspberry and add some chocolate sauce; a great way to change up your afternoon snack at work. Plus the mug is adorable and you can reuse it for coffee or tea.

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We offer the mug cake as a gift pack so it makes a great gift or treat for yourself. Be sure to check out all the other tasty treats Tastefully Simple has to offer, their button is right here on our site.


TS Returning Favorites Are Leaving June 30th!

As many of you know I am extremely passionate about food and giving families more time together and not having to spend hours in the kitchen. As a consultant for Tastefully Simple, I am able to further assist people in preparing healthy meals in small amounts of time and learn to be creative without costing them loads of money.

Tastefully Simple brought back some of their customer favorites for a limited time only and now these Returning Favorites will be leaving once again on June 30th. Are they coming back? We have no idea, so it’s best to stock up now.

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Here is the line up for the Returning Favorites:

Cost: $42.95

All of our ingredients are either open and enjoy or you need to add one or two items to make them complete. Not sure what to order, no problem. I am here to assist you in any way that I can. Be sure and grab these returning favorites soon because we never know if they are going to come back.


Taste Test Tuesday: Tastefully Simple’s Nacho Cheddar Cheese Ball Mix

It’s another Tuesday here in the kitchen and today we are going to feature a product from Tastefully Simple and we will also provide you with some recipes to use as well.

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Nacho Cheddar Cheese Ball Mix is a product on the Spring/Summer seasonal line of Tastefully Simple. A flavor filled with chillies and tomatoes, this cheese ball can be made with an 8oz block of cream cheese and 2 Tbsp. of milk. A very easy snack to prepare and have on hand. Can be served with Tastefully Simple’s Blue Aztec chips, tortilla chips, crackers or veggies.

Now Nacho Cheddar Cheeseball can be used in more ways than just a cheese ball. You can incorporate it into your every day meals. One of the recipes that is sure to be a crowd pleaser is Nacho Chicken Pizza. That’s right pizza. This a great meal idea for you and your family, it’s also really quick to make as well.

Nacho Chicken Pizza

Ingredients

1 packet Nacho Cheddar Cheese Ball Mix
8 oz. softened cream cheese
2 cups cubed rotisserie chicken
1 cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup finely diced tomato
8 (6-inch) pita breads*
Olive oil

Directions
Combine first 2 ingredients; stir to blend. Prepare barbecue grill (medium heat). Lightly brush 1 side of each pita bread with oil. Grill, oiled side down, until bottom is crisp, about 2 minutes. Transfer to work surface, grilled side up. Spread each pita bread with cheese ball mixture; top with chicken, cheese and tomato. Return pita pizzas to barbecue grill. Grill, covered, until heated through; about 2 minutes. Makes 6 servings.

*May use 2 (12-inch) pre-baked thin pizza crusts in place of pita breads.

You can purchase the Nacho Cheddar Cheese Ball Mix from Kimberlee’s Tastefully Simple website.

If you would like to earn FREE groceries she is booking tasting and catalog parties. Don’t worry if you are not in her area, she can always do your party via Skype.