Friday, August 22, 2014

Broccoli, Cubed Ham and Mozzarella Cheese #HormelFamily

Broccoli, ham and mozzarella cheese is a great combination!  I was a little weary about these ingredients put together but it was delicious.  I was checking around on Pinterest when I came across this recipe -
I didn't care to use eggs in the recipe this time.  I will definitely have to try it sometime! 

(3) 12 oz. bags of Green Giant Steamers Broccoli Florets
12 oz. Hormel Premium Cubed Boneless Ham
8 oz. bag of Kraft Mozzarella Cheese

You will need a 9" x 12" casserole dish.  Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Follow the directions on the back of the Green Giant Steamers broccoli florets and steam the broccoli in the microwave.  After each bag is done, drain the bags of broccoli in a colander.

Spread out the broccoli in to the 9" x 12" casserole dish.  Add the cubed ham to the broccoli.

Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese all over the broccoli and ham.

Slide the dish into your preheated over for around 15 minutes.  Long enough to heat the ham and melt the cheese with out the cheese burning.  Now enjoy!  Serves as a side dish for about 6 to 8 people.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Save those empty ink cartridges! #StaplesRewards

Every time I have an empty ink cartridge, I would add it to a small bag on my shelf.  I've always known that you can recycle the empty cartridges but never took the time to find out how.  A couple months ago, I came across the Staples Rewards Program.  There are three different membership levels.  The Base level, you spend up to $499.00 annually and earn 2% in store or online.  The Plus level, you spend between $500.00 - $999.00 annually and earn 3% in store or online.  The Premier level, you spend $1000.00 or more annually and earn 5% in store or online.  There are additional benefits that would be available to you if you are a member of the Plus or Premier levels.  For a non business owner, I would probably never reach the Plus level.  Being a couponer, saving money printing out coupons is a big deal to me.  I had around twenty five empty cartridges when I signed up with the Staples Rewards Program.  I'm soooo glad that I've been saving them!  I earned $2 back for every ink cartridge that I recycled.  As a Base member, I'm able to recycle up to 10 a month and earn $2 a cartridge after buying $30.00 worth in ink or toner.  A little after a month my rewards showed up in my member account.  I took my reward that I earned and used it to help buy more ink.  Instead of paying around $35.00 for a double ink cartridge package, I used my $20.00 reward and only paid $15.00 out of pocket!

School lunches are back! #HormelFamily

Monday, August 18, 2014

Mini Pizzas with Pepperoni #HormelFamily

Set your oven to 375 degrees
Ingredients include:
Any refrigerated biscuit dough
a jar of pizza sauce
8 oz. bag of mozzarella cheese
pepperoni (I used a package of the convenient resealable Hormel brand.)
optional oregano
baking sheet

Spread out each biscuit dough to make your own personal mini pizza.  Add about a tablespoon of pizza sauce to each mini pizza and a dash of oregano.

Sprinkle your desired amount of mozzarella cheese on each pizza.

Now top off each one with a slice or two of pepperoni.  Slide your baking sheet in the oven and let bake for 10 minutes.  

These little mini pizzas are great for kids parties!  Each child could create their own personal pizza to enjoy.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Kroger's Free Friday Download Coupon

Download Kroger's coupon for a free Chili's Single Serve Frozen Entree (today only)!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Here are all the samples I received in the mail today from!  The nail polish and deodorant are full size products.  If you haven't signed up for this site yet, do it now! will let you know what day and at what time the samples will be available.  You will have to be on their site when the samples are released or you'll miss out.  

Monday, August 4, 2014

Pinterest review for pulled pork using A&W

Another great recipe for pulled pork that I found on Pinterest -
You can find several recipes for this combination.  I don't think there is a way to mess it up unless you do it on purpose.  It soooo easy to make.  It only takes a few minutes to add everything into the crock pot and then leave it for about 6 hours. When the pork is done cooking, drain the liquid and add BBQ sauce.  

You need 2 lbs of pork loin.  I used 2 Hormel Pork Tenderloin Originals.  I bought a 2 liter of A&W root beer but you only need 12 oz. for the recipe.  I went ahead and bought a whole 2 liter because my kids love it.  You also need 18 oz. of your favorite BBQ sauce.  One of my family's favorite is the KC Masterpiece Hickory Brown Sugar.  Of course, you'll need your crock pot.  Don't forget the buns!

Place your pork tenderloin(s) in the crock pot.

Pour the 12 oz. of root beer over your pork tenderloin.  Put your lid on the crock pot, set it on low and cook for 6 to 7 hours.

After the pork has cooked for the appropriate amount of time, check and see if the pork comes apart easily.  Then drain the liquid and start shredding the pork.

When you have the pork completely shredded, add your BBQ sauce and serve.  This recipe should be enough for 8 single servings.