Monday, May 22, 2017

Quick and Easy Summer Recipes and Fabulous Fathers Day Giveaway

Take over the grill like a pro with these quick and easy recipes for Father's Day-from flavorful favorites like Steak Arrachera to Beer Marinated Beef Fajitas, these recipes have all the heartiness and taste he'll love, but are grilled and prepared with less fat and little-to-no-oil! Whats better? These simple recipes and grilling tips will make your cookouts the talk of the town all summer.

Steak Arrachera
Recipe courtesy of Princess House

1 lb steak; style of choice
1 bunch of asparagus
1 summer squash; sliced
Mi Cocina by Princess House® Grill & Steam Pan
Juice of 4 limes
Juice of 1 orange
½ cup olive oil
6 cloves garlic, peeled
1 tsp. ground cumin
½ cup cilantro leaves
Vida Sana™ Personal Blender

Heat Grill Pan on grill or stove top on medium. Cook steak on the Grill Pan to desired wellness. While steak is cooking, make the sauce by adding all ingredients to the Blender and pulsing until puréed. Five minutes before the steak is done cooking, add the vegetables and sauce to the Grill Pan. Cover for remaining minutes, giving vegetables time to steam. Serves 2.

Beer Marinated Beef Fajitas
Recipe Courtesy of Princess House

Beer Marinade

3 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled & then chopped
1 lime, juiced
1 cup of light beer
1 tsp. salt
1½ tsp. pepper
2 tbsp. traditional fajita blend

1.5-2 lb. beef skirt steak, trimmed
1 large onion, sliced ½-inch thick
2 red, green or orange bell peppers, cored and sliced ½-inch thick
8 flour tortillas
1 cup jarred salsa
¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves
Mi Cocina by Princess House® 13″ Comal
Add first six ingredients into a casserole dish and mix well. Add steak and cover in marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight.

Heat Comal on low for 5-8 minutes. Then turn heat up to medium. Pat steak dry with paper towels and place onto Comal. Cook 4-8 minutes on each side depending on thickness. Remove steak from Comal and allow to rest for 10 minutes.

While steak is resting, add onions and peppers to the Comal and cook until soft. Thinly slice the steak against the grain. Return sliced steak to Comal with onions and peppers and serve with warm tortillas. Top with salsa and cilantro. Serves 6-8.

How about a fun Fathers Day giveaway to help you cook these Delicious meals? On of my lucky readers will win this amazing item....Comment below and let me know what your favorite quick and easy summer time recipe is.
                     Mi Cocina by Princess House® 
                                   Grill & Steam Pan

Gobble It Up Reviews was not compensated for this post! However, I only post products/recipes I firmly believe in. 

Friday, May 5, 2017

TG Bears CHD Awareness Bear Review Plus 2 Giveaway Opportunities

Meet Peter. Peter is a handmade teddy bear here to bring awareness to CHD (Congenital Heart Defects). The website estimates that 40,000 US babies are born with CHD annually each year . That's roughly 1 in 100 newborns. 

As alot of you may already know, my son Logan was born with CHD in 2007. He required heart surgery at about 4 weeks old and open heart surgery around 6 weeks old, along with numerous heart caths before he was finally able to leave the hospital roughly 4 and a half months after being born. We thank God daily that our son has continued to have healthy yearly heart appointments since then, but CHD is something that will always be in our lives. 

When I ran across the TG Bears website and saw her awareness bears I just knew one of these would be perfect for Logan. Something he could keep and one day pass down to his children. When i reach out to the Monica, the owner/creator, she was happy to run with my idea of a CHD bear. I gave her a few facts about Logan's CHD and about how he has Kabuki Sydrome, so she included the green bow tie (Green is a staple color for Kabuki Syndrome Awareness). Read more about Kabuki Syndrome Here

I had told Logan a little about the bear, and that it was made special for him. He waited anxiously for it to arrive. The first thing he noticed was the beautiful blue and red CHD ribbon and then ofcourse he saw his name on the paw. He was so happy and shocked to have a bear with his name on it. Peter bear ended up arriving on a day that Logan had an important doctors visit. Having his new bear with him at this appointment definitely gave him some much needed comfort. He loved showing him off and having every one asking about it. 

TG bears has also made many bears for celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Hillary Duff, Melissa Rycroft and more. Monica makes custom bears for charities and then donates a portion of the proceeds to the relevent charity/organization. Whether your looking for a handmade personalized bear to raise awareness for a cause, or you just want something special for a loved one, please check out TG Bears and find exactly what your looking for.
For an opportunity to win your very own TG Bear, please visit and sign up for the newsletter. 
For another opportunity to win a $100 Visa Gift Card to purchase your very own TG Bear (not required, but you would love it) Enter the Giveaway below!!!






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