• Health,  Los Angeles,  New York,  WorldWide

    Quick and Easy Meal Prep – Every Day, Holiday, or Entertaining!

    Preparing a full holiday meal for all family members, that is a real headache. No matter how fun the holiday is, no one want to deal with a difficult cooking work. Moms, no worries, here comes the solution for you, make your cooking easier, tastier and fun!

    You can cook all of these with Mad Dash Mixes!

    With nearly one in three Americans reporting that they feel overly stressed during the holidays, adding complicated, time-consuming meal planning and preparation to the list is the last thing they want or need. Mad Dash Mixes scratches this worry from the already frenzied holiday agenda. The company’s lineup of soup, dessert, dip, meat seasoning and pasta salad mixes helps holiday hosts and hostesses whip up festive party dishes quickly and easily.

    On December 21, 2017, the “New York Post” reported, “According to new research, 31 percent of Americans describe the holiday season as ‘frantic’.” Among the top five most stressful parts of the holidays is cooking, with 36 percent of respondents singling it out as a primary contributor. What’s more, “The pressure to have a ‘perfect Christmas’ also takes its toll on 41 percent of Americans, who confess to working ‘too hard’ to achieve it.” The anxiety builds throughout the month of December, but “the turning point from mild to severe stress comes on December 18.”

    As the mad dash reaches its peak, Mad Dash Mixes comes to the rescue with a line of quick and easy food mix-ins. Holiday favorites like Chili, Tortilla Soup, and Cranberry Pasta Salad are all on the Mad Dash Mixes menu. Also making a return for the holidays is Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake. With a few simple ingredients, this no bake stir-in produces an impressive holiday dessert in just minutes.

    For those holiday hosts and hostesses who insist on going out of their way with a traditional homecooked meal, Mad Dash Mixes’ wide variety of dip mixes keep guests’ hunger at bay while they wait. Spinach Artichoke and Zesty Crab are just two of the taste-tempting options.

    Leading up to the holidays, getting a healthy meal on the table for the family can also be an issue. Mad Dash Mixes makes it doable with Fajita Seasoning, Texas BBQ and Chili. Just add grilled or ground meat and veggies, and voila: a tasty dinner option that won’t add any stress – or excessive calories. For the food sensitive, the company even offers gluten-friendly options like Cheesy Chicken Enchilada and Creamy Corn Chowder.

    Mad Dash Mixes are available for purchase at vintage shows across the country, in select stores throughout the South and Midwest, and online at the company’s website.

    Stressed holiday planners who want to scratch one big to-do off their overbooked list can learn more about Mad Dash Mixes’ line of quick and easy food-making options online at https://maddashmixes.com/.

    About Mad Dash Mixes

    A family-run food business, Mad Dash Mixes operates under the belief that homecooked meals are wonderful but the time involved in preparing them is not. To that end, the company hand-blends all its Mad Dash Mixes in a commercial kitchen in Cleburne, Texas. Mad DashMixes offers delicious packaged spice mixes that are designed to take the hard work out of family meal time. From dips to desserts to sides, soups and meat seasonings, Mad Dash Mixes are fast, easy and expectation exceeding. For more information, please visit https://maddashmixes.com/.

  • Toronto,  WorldWide

    HCB #50: keep it in check!

    Tis the season of those weird cravings… you know, the ones you get once the weather starts getting a little colder, and your appetite get’s a lil uh… CRAZY… I know you know what I’m talking about.

    some like it naked…

    Anyway for those of us that find ourselves wanting to indulge a lil more during the cold months, BUT are determined to keep the health and shape in CHECK during the cold season; might I suggest we reach for more delicious and nutritious options, versus “delicious” i-will-fatten-you-up options that just leave you so damn disappointed that you gave in. I’m just saying.

    but a lil balsamic dressing ain’t never hurt nobody… mmm this was GOOD!!

    I know a lot of people only associate having an appetizer when they’re dining out, but I find having a yummy salad before my meal usually fills me up, thus preventing me from um… over indulging… *eeek!*
    Happy Cooking Lovelies and have a lovely weekend!
    *HeyDoYou is for the cute, clever and connected*

  • Toronto,  WorldWide

    HCB #38:mmm nom nom

    You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.- Oprah Winfrey

    slice em gooooood 🙂

    My appetite’s been pretty weird lately, and over the last couple days it’s pretty much disappeared… can’t seem to find it… 🙁

    But seeing as I don’t believe in starving myself, I gotta make sure I eat something!
    I loves me some peppers, cranberries, and I’m a sucka for ranch dressing, add some romaine lettuce to the mix, and it’s a winner! It’s also pretty filling!

    Happy Cookin’
    *HeyDoYou is for the cute, clever and connected*

  • Toronto

    HCB #9: When I’m too lazy to cook…

    This is what happens when I’m too lazy to cook. A packet of noodles, some shrimp, veggies, abracadabra *tosses ingredients around*

    et voila!

    It was really yummy, and really filling; the veggies definitely did the trick… the shrimp didn’t hurt either lol.
    This meal is perfect for days when you want something tasty, but don’t have the energy to do the whole cooking thing;  it didn’t take me more than 6 minutes to make this…
    stay blessed,

  • Toronto

    HCB #8: Sweet Hoisin Wings

    I loved this! The celery and green peppers offered a freshness and crisp texture to these sweet SAUCY wings! It was definitely finger- to- elbow licking-lip smacking GOOD!

    Wings go great with crudités but, I only had celery and green pepper so I had to make magic with limited ingredients. Lucky for me I LOVE both vegetables so I wasn’t worried.
    B’s Crudités Salad:
    Chopped celery and green pepper into miniature matchsticks
    Dried cranberries,
    Garlic/Peppercorn vinaigrette
    Toss em all together, and voila!
    Did you know? Crudités are traditional French appetizers comprising of sliced or whole raw vegetables which are dipped in a vinaigrette or another dipping sauce. Crudités often include celery sticks, carrot sticks, bell pepper strips, broccoli, cauliflower, and asparagus spears.

    The wings:
    5 chicken wings cut in two
    Garlic-chopped finely
    Ginger-chopped finely
    Secret spice blend
    Rice wine vinegar
    Hoisin sauce
    A lil sugar for love!
    Did you know? Despite the literal meaning of “seafood,” Hoisin sauce does not contain fish. Traditionally, Hoisin sauce is made using sweet potato.
    Happy cooking!

  • Toronto

    HCB #6: Lasagna Tart?

    It was cold and wet outside, and after skipping over puddles on my way home from class, I was kinda starving… okay I was really starving lol, yes I admit, I’m guilty of sometimes skipping breakfast *ugh* Anyway, I wanted something warm and hearty, but not heavy. So I went with a classic Italian dish; Lasagna.


    Pause. I know what you’re thinking; lasagna is pretty friggin’ heavy, but I was determined to make a healthy TASTY lasagna. I decided to leave out the béchamel sauce, but I was confident it would be yummy all the same. And because I always like to keep things interesting, I decided to do a lasagna tart! 

    it’s a beast! Lol
    The ingredients:
    Fresh marinated Groud beef
    Home made pasta dough- for lasagna pasta sheets
    Low-fat Ricotta cheese
    Marble cheese
    Parmesan cheese
    Home-made tomato sauce
    Butternut Squash (I the delicateness of this vegetable) 
    I seasoned my dough with some oregano for a lil more sexiness 🙂
    Rolling these out was quite the work out lol, I don’t like using machines… I prefer to use my hands 🙂
    circle sheets for my lasagna tart…
    mmm butternutsquash!
    before getting acquainted with the oven…
    Next time, I think I’m gonna do something with chicken and spinach…