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National Ice Cream Month with My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream and UNIQLO

Hello Ice cream lovers, it’s time to celebrate and indulge in some creamy, milky goodness. Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? And that July 21st is National Ice Cream Day. To honor the day, My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream and UNIQLO have partnered for the ultimate Ice Cream Day takeover. Not familiar with mochi ice cream? Read on for how you can try it out for free.

For those not familiar with the delicious brand, My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream is a colorful snack made with a scoop of premium ice cream wrapped in pillowy rice dough. Available in several decadent flavors including Sweet Mango, Green Tea, Ripe Strawberry, Cookies & Cream, Double Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Vanilla Bean, and Mint Chocolate Chip, you’ll find yourself unable to resist this handheld snack.

These mind-blowing mouthfuls of ice cream bites will be yours to enjoy on July 21st, National Ice Cream Day, at participating UNIQLO stores across the US, including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, Chicago, and Washington DC. This is your chance to indulge in these magnificent frozen treats. Perhaps you can find a new favorite flavor if you’re already a fan, or try mochi ice cream out for the first time and discover why it’s so delicious.

After you’ve fallen in love with the My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream (trust us, you’ll love it), be sure to keep an eye out for the flavors featured above, which boasts a third layer of yumminess inside. The Chocolate Sundae features premium vanilla bean ice cream covered in chocolate-flavored mochi dough and stuffed with a cherry center. The Dulce de Leche features creamy coffee ice cream with a milky, melt-in-your-mouth caramel center. The Vanilla Blueberry features creamy vanilla bean ice cream, wrapped in pillowy mochi dough all wrapped around gooey, bluey blueberry center. Lastly, the S’mores features chocolate mochi dough wrapped around premium graham cracker ice cream filled with marshmallow.

My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream is also available in gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan flavors, making it a wonderful snack that everyone can enjoy. Will you be joining My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream and UNIQLO on National Ice Cream Day?

Beat the Heat with San Bernardo Italian Escapes Ice Cream

As the saying goes, “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream”, and we’ve been screaming for the decadent San Bernardo Italian Escapes Ice Cream flavors since winter. Since Mother Nature has finally realized we’re in the warmer months, we can finally sing the praises of (and keep cool with) the sinfully delicious, and utterly indulgent range of San Bernardo Italian Escapes Ice Cream pints, commanded by Owner and President, Jonathan Tammara. The family owned San Bernardo Ice Cream has been in business for over 40 years by the same family and offers signature flavors created with natural flavors and the finest ingredients from around the world.

We were first introduced to San Bernardo Italian Escapes Ice Cream last winter, not the best season to enjoy frozen treats, but we survived thanks to the tropical heat setting in our apt. That’s a very different story now that we’re experiencing 90+ degree days. The San Bernardo Italian Escapes Ice Cream pints are available in seven delicious flavors: Amaretto Praline Pecan, Biscotti, Cannoli, Italian Cheesecake with Raspberry Swirl, New York Style Cheesecake, Spumoni, and Tiramisu. These most famous Italian ice creams flavors are made with only natural, quality ingredients for a pure, creamy and delicious ice cream experience. It is quite difficult to select a favorite, and every time you think you have one, the next flavor blows you away. Like their other “escape” ice cream collections, the San Bernardo Italian Escapes Ice Creams contain no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, and no high fructose corn syrup.

Amaretto Praline Pecan

The ultimate old-world indulgence, a rich amaretto ice cream filled with crunchy, sugar-covered pecans.

Italian Biscotti

An all-time Italian favorite transformed into a creamy frozen treat. It boasts biscotti ice cream with a vanilla base, with a dash of almond and finished up with almond slivers, chocolate-covered biscotti pieces, and a thick caramel sea salt swirl.

Cannoli

Even better than you remembered it. Painstakingly crafted with ricotta cheese and blended with pieces of chocolate-covered cannoli shell, this cannoli ice cream evokes the warmth of an authentic Italian kitchen.

Italian Cheesecake with Raspberry Swirl

In true Italian cheesecake fashion, this ice cream base includes real mascarpone cheese and is topped off with a thick, decadent raspberry swirl.

New York Style Cheesecake

This luscious, authentic New York-style cheesecake ice cream conjures up the Big Apple with the magic of graham cracker pieces, real cream cheese, and rich sour cream.

Spumoni

A traditional Italian dessert, taken to the next level. Bernardo’s signature Spumoni includes chocolate swirled with pistachio, strawberry and vanilla ice creams, mixed with fresh sliced cherries and pieces of almonds, and topped off with a tantalizing hint of amaretto.

Tiramisu

The only thing better than tiramisu is tiramisu ice cream. This fabulous re-creation of an old Italian classic includes marsala wine and an authentic mascarpone cheese base to complete the experience.

The San Bernardo Italian Escapes Ice Cream collection is available in 16oz Pints and 48oz Scrounds and are a delicious way to cool down in this sudden and instant heatwave we’re experiencing. Get to know more about San Bernardo and their ice creams by visiting their website, www.sanbernardoicecream.com.

Up Your Weekend with these Frozen Pizzas

If there’s one thing we look forward to during the weekend, it’s getting to enjoy a few hours (or a full day) of going through our DVR, and catching up on our favorite shows and movies with an easy to enjoy meal or snack. Last week we basically curled up on our couch in sweats and pigged out on some good television-watching food. No besties were hanging out with us this time (then it would be a pajama party), but the key ingredient in our solo party, was some kick-ass pizza. Thanks to the variety of great frozen pizza options, we were not at the mercy of waiting for pizza delivery, praying for pizza deals, or scouring the internet for pizza coupons, and besides, we didn’t want the cute delivery guy to see us looking “bummy” in sweats anyway. If you too are planning your own weekend pizza party, check out some of the great pizzas we pigged out on last weekend, including one with a gluten free pizza crust. All we’re waiting on is a pizza desert option – chocolate pizza anyone? Can you make that happen?

TOMBSTONE PIZZA

Do you remember when Tombstone’s tagline, “What do you want on your Tombstone?” only included their twelve flavor varieties and crust types? Get ready for more delicious flavor. Tombstone has added two new, delicious, limited edition frozen pizzas flavors that’ll make you love them even more. Known for its unmistakable flavor, quality toppings and the perfect combination of sauce, cheese and crust, Tombstone will blow you away with their boldest flavors yet – the Diablo Pizza, bursting with fiery flavor thanks to spicy chorizo, jalapenos, sweet red peppers, and a sriracha tomato sauce over real Wisconsin mozzarella cheese, and the Bratwurst Pizza, toppling with green peppers, onions, tomato sauce with spicy brown mustard over real Wisconsin cheddar and mozzarella cheeses. As mentioned, these are available for a limited time only, so if you see them, snatch them up quickly before you miss out.

BON APPÉTIT PIZZA

Who says frozen pizza can’t be gourmet? Bon Appetit Pizza has been creating exceptionally crafted pizza for years. Their addictive thin, artisan crust pizza is topped with carefully selected, flavorful ingredients. We love the like whole chunks of mozzarella cheese, and fresh cut cherry tomatoes in their Mozzarella & Pesto pizza. Vegetable lovers will love the chunks of fire roasted tomatoes, red onion and red, green, and yellow bell peppers. Meat-lovers will the decadent Bon Appetit’s Trio Bacon, and Pepperoni & Pesto pizzas on a bed of thin, flaky, buttery, made-from-scratch crusts. All five varieties of Bon Appetit Pizzas are available in the freezer section of grocers nationwide.

FRESCHETTA GLUTEN FREE PIZZA

We admit when we’ve seen gluten free, the word delicious didn’t always come to mind but we’ve become addicted to the Freschetta’s Gluten Free Thin & Crispy Pizzas in their signature pepperoni, and four cheese. These extra thin crusts, which come in family, and personal sizes, are certified by the Celiac Sprue Association, and boasts real mozzarella cheese that covers the crust from edge-to-edge. So whether you’re craving pizza for yourself or feeding the family, you won’t be disappointed with Freschetta’s Gluten Free Thin & Crispy Pizzas.

HOT POCKETS SNACK BITES

Get ready to enjoy everything you love about Hot Pockets in bite size portions. technically these are not pizza but they are pizza-flavored. We love fun and delicious amuse bouches, and that’s what you’ll get with the Hot Pockets Snack Bites. These bite size sandwiches are a good source of protein, are made with premium ingredients, including 100% real cheese, and has ZERO artificial flavors, giving you a delicious, hearty and hunger-satisfying snack. Both varieties come wrapped in a flaky crust and make a good snack option at any time of the day.

So that was our delicious, pizza filled weekend. 

DEAL ALERT: Walmart is Rolling Back Prices on Banquet Frozen Meals

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There’s nothing more gratifying than hearty meals during those very final, frigid months of winter. We enjoy the warm feel of a good, satisfying meal, especially when we also save on that meal. During this uncertain winter season, we’re stocking up on and enjoying wonderful #lowpricemeals from Walmart. Our grocery expenses are being cut, without losing the great quality and taste of a hot meal, thanks to Banquet dinners and pot pies. From now until February 24th, 2015, all Banquet frozen dinners and pot pies are on rollback at Walmart for only $0.80 each. That sound you’re hearing is your budget celebrating. With a great variety of meals, including Salisbury Steak, Pepperoni Pizza, Lasagna, and Cheesy Bacon Pot Pie, you can plan a great family meal at a low cost. While shopping at Walmart, be sure to look for the Rollback signs for Banquet in the freezer section and stock up like we did.

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With over 30 delicious Banquet Frozen Meals to choose from, you may find yourself needing another shopping cart. We’ve already racked up on our favorites including Sweet & Sour Chicken, Pasta Carbonara, Swedish Meatballs, Rigatoni, Turkey Meal, and we’re definitely going back for more.

We know you love a good deal, and this is an amazing one, so be sure to head to Walmart before February 24th, and stock up on these #lowpricemeals while supplies last! To find out more information on this Banquet Frozen Meals deal, head over to www.walmart.com/rollbackmeals.

Long, Hot Summer? Cool Down with a Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Popsicle

Yesterday was a very hot day. Before the rains came down and saved us all from melting, our lips were practically glued to bottles of water. While water did help keep us hydrated, we needed much more to cool down. One of our favorite frozen treats to help us stay cool and happy on those scorching summer days are Popsicles. We have enjoyed quite a few this summer and are always on the lookout for new, fun recipes to try. While Popsicles are always fun for kids of all ages, we’re concentrating on ones for the 21-and-over crowd. We came across two Popsicle recipes created by Molecular Mixologist, Rob Floyd – Basil Hayden’s® Berry American Popsicle and Basil Hayden’s® Spiced Chocolate Popsicle, that are sure to be a hit during these sweltering summer days. They’re frozen cocktails on a stick – what could be better! Are you ready to enjoy a Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Popsicle this summer?
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Whether you’re at the pool, relaxing on your back/front porch, or entertaining friends, these Basil Hayden’s Bourbon popsicles will make great summer treats. the perfect snack to cool you down from the heat the best way we know how – with bourbon! The recipes, which are made with Basil Hayden’s trademark spicy bourbon and delicious fruit or decadent chocolate, are very easy to make and we’re sharing them with you today.

Basil Hayden’s® Berry American

7 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
1 1/2 parts Elderflower Syrup
2 parts Water
2 parts Fresh Lime Juice
4-5 Strawberries, medium size
12 Blueberries
Poke a hole in each blueberry and soak in 4 parts of bourbon for 30 minutes. Set aside.
Add strawberries to cocktail shaker and muddle.
Add fresh lime juice, Elderflower syrup, remaining bourbon and water to the cocktail shaker and shake hard.
Add to the popsicle molds.
Add three bourbon-soaked blueberries to each mold and freeze.

Basil Hayden’s® Spiced Chocolate

2 parts Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon
16 parts Low Fat Milk
1 1/2 parts Unsweetened Chocolate
1 1/2 parts Sugar
1 bar of Dark Chocolate (4 oz bar)
4-5 dashes of Chipotle Chili Pepper
In a saucepan over low heat, combine milk, unsweetened chocolate, sugar and dark chocolate.
Warm, and stir continuously until all ingredients are combined (Do not boil).
Remove from heat and let cool.
Add bourbon and chipotle chili pepper and stir.
Add to popsicle mold and freeze.

Are your mouths watering yet? Why not try one or both of these delicious Popsicle recipes this summer  as temperatures continue to rise, you’ll thank us for it.

Chili’s Grill & Bar Launches Frozen Foods Line

We’ve all seen their commercials on television, with real people celebrating their real life experiences. The closeups of the delicious, steaming dishes tantalizing our taste buds almost to the point of licking the screen (or is that just us?) Suddenly you’re thinking, I wish I was having some of that now. Well guess what, now you can. Thanks to a partnership with Bellisio Foods, a leading frozen foods manufacturer, Chili’s® Grill & Bar is introducing a new line of licensed Chili’s®-inspired frozen meals that are boldly flavored and delicious. And the best part, they are so incredibly yummy, you won’t believe you’re not dining at a Chili’s Restaurant. If you’re tired of under-seasoned and bland frozen meals, try out one or all of these perfectly seasoned frozen meals…..you won’t regret it.

The new licensed Chili’s® frozen food line officially launches in June with single-serve entrées and multi-serve meals that boasts bold colors, bold flavors and bold innovations. The Chili’s®-inspired frozen meals include menu favorites like Pepper Jack Mac ‘N’ Cheese, Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl and Cajun-Style Chicken Alfredo. The eight single-serve entrees (two shown above) include:

  • Bacon Mac ‘N’ Cheese (see above photo)
  • Cajun-Style Chicken Alfredo
  • Cheesy Chicken Pasta Florentine
  • Chicken Bacon Ranch
  • Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl
  • Island Chicken and Rice
  • Mango Chicken with Rice (see above photo)
  • Pepper Jack Mac ‘N’ Cheese

The five multi-serve meals (pictured below) include:

  • Nacho Potatoes with Beef & Bacon
  • Chicken Fajita Rice
  • Seasoned Chicken Bites with Honey Chipotle Sauce
  • Chicken Bacon Ranch
  • Bacon Mac ‘N’ Cheese

Naturally we have our favorites, such as the Cheesy Chicken Pasta Florentine, Cajun-Style Chicken Alfredo, Island Chicken and Rice, and the Mango Chicken with Rice but we invite you to discover your own.

The eight single-serve Chili’s®-inspired frozen meals will be available at suggested retail price range of $2.79 to $3.49, with the five multi-serve meals available at suggested retail price range of $6.99 to $7.99 each. The Chili’s®-inspired frozen meals will be available at major retailers nationwide, including Walmart, Kroger, Safeway, Food Lion, H-E-B, Meijer, Giant Eagle, Schnucks and many more.