Blue Bunny Ice Cream Coupon + an Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

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We’re headed toward the end of summer, but there is still plenty of time left to cool off on a hot day with ice cream and keep the good times rolling with blue Bunny! Plus, this Sunday, August 2nd, you can check your local newspaper for a coupon for $1 off* Blue Bunny cartons, sandwiches and bars. Whether it’s the signature Bunny Tracks, classic Simply Vanilla ice cream sandwiches or irresistibly fun Mini Swirls, ice cream aficionados throughout all 50 states can choose from tantalizingly tasty Blue Bunny ice cream flavors and a delectable collection of cones, sandwiches and bars.
Made in Le Mars, Iowa, Blue Bunny uses fresh milk sourced from local dairy farms and turns it into delicious ice cream within 24 hours.

*The following states will receive a $.75 cent offer: NV, ND, CA, ID, KS, LA, MN, TN, WI, CO. Offer not available in DE and WY.

Click here to find a retailer that carries Blue Bunny near you. For more information about Blue Bunny, visit www.bluebunny.com.

You can use your Blue Bunny ice cream to make these Star Spangled Ice Cream Sandwiches!

Star Spangled Ice Cream Sandwiches

 

What is your favorite flavor of Blue Bunny Ice Cream?

Brownberry Healthfull Bread Swap Out with Reader Giveaway

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I won’t lie, we go through a lot of bread around here.  There are only four of us but we like sandwiches, and french toast.   We usually buy the same brand of bread, but occasionally we will branch out and try something new.  When I was given the opportunity to do the Brownberry® Healthfull® Bread swap out, I did not tell my family, I just went ahead and signed up for it.  Of course they noticed the change right away, the slices are slightly smaller, and is a bit more dense than our regular bread.  So I couldn’t hide the fact that our bread was different, and swapped out. Luckily my family is pretty easy going and did not complain about the swap.

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First I tried our favorite Brinner (Breakfast for Dinner at our house) French Toast.  I decided to try the Steel Cut Oats and Honey Brownberry® Healthfull® Bread for this particular meal.   The Steel Cut Oats and Honey bread tasted great for this recipe.  It is not fancy or hard to make.  Just a few simple ingredients.   Judging from this smile, it looks like our daughter liked the new bread:)IMG_0861

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Recipe type: Easy French Toast
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 8 thick slices bread
  • 3 eggs
  • 1½ cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • I don't always measure and we like cinnamon and nutmeg so as you can see from the photo I add more than the recipe calls for. All of the items are sort of add more or less depending on how you like your french toast.
Instructions
  1. Beat together egg, milk, desired spices and vanilla.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle of skillet over medium-high flame.
  3. Dunk each slice of bread in egg mixture, soaking both sides. Place in pan, and cook on both sides until golden. Serve hot.

Our second “recipe” is not hard to make and is our version of “Grilled Cheese”.  This time we tried the Healthfull® Nuts & Seeds bread.  We used sliced colby jack cheese and then sliced turkey. Instead of butter I put coconut oil on the outside of the bread, so it still gets the golden grilled look to it.

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This was a success as well.  The best part of this bread is that it is better for you!  The Healthfull® Nuts & Seeds bread for example:

  • No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  • No high fructose corn syrup
  • 13g whole grains per serving

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If you are looking for some new recipes the Brownberry website has some great ones.  Why not change things up a bit, and swap out your bread for a good tasting and better for you bread?

Reader Giveaway:  One lucky reader will receive a $25 Visa gift card and one (1) coupon, valid for $5 off any Brownberry® Healthfull® Bread. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 7/2/15. Good luck!

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Tuna Bruschetta Recipe

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Tuna can be a very versatile staple to keep in your pantry. Of course there are the old standbys of tuna salad sandwiches and tuna noodle casserole, but there are a LOT more possibilities beyond that. Case in point: this Tuna Bruschetta Recipe. It uses fresh, simple ingredients and is packed with nutrition.  It is light and perfect as an appetizer or as a lunch all by itself.
 

Tuna Bruschetta Recipe

 
Ingredients:

4 whole wheat pitas
1 Tbsp olive oil
coarse sea salt
1 can Ocean Naturals Skipjack Chunk Light Tuna
2 tsp Italian seasoning
4 vine ripened tomatoes, chopped
2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
2 Tbsp red onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp olive oil
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper

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Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Cut each pita into eight wedges. Brush lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with coarse sea salt.  Spread in a single layer on a cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, flipping once.  Let cool.

In a medium bowl, combine tomato, basil, onions, garlic, olive oil and vinegar.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Refrigerate tomato mixture for at least 20 minutes to blend flavors.

In a small bowl, combine tuna with Italian seasoning and salt and pepper to taste.

To serve, place a spoonful of tuna on each pita wedge.  Top with tomato mixture.  Enjoy!!

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Ginger Berry Fizz Drink Recipe

Ginger Berry Fizz Drink Recipe

Summer is nearly here and that means it is the season for refreshing, light and delicious drinks! I personally love drinks with real fruit added to them. This easy recipe starts with ginger ale and then makes it special with the addition of frozen berries. You can use regular ginger ale, or opt for a lighter option with a low-calorie soda.
 

Ginger Berry Fizz Drink Recipe

 
Ingredients:

2 cups frozen mixed berries
1 Tbsp sugar
Ginger Ale

Directions:

Mix the sugar with the frozen berries in a small bowl. Microwave until starting to soften. Place berry mixture in blender and pulse until a puree forms with a few large chunks of berry remaining. To serve, put ice cubes in a glass. Add a big scoop of berry puree. Fill glass with Canada Dry TEN Ginger Ale, stir and serve!

Blue Bunny Ice Cream Summer Savings + Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

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Summer is here and you can Kick off the season with savings on Blue Bunny ice cream!  If you want to score a rare coupon on this delicious brand, make sure to keep an eye on your Sunday Newspaper this week, May 10th, for a special offer on Blue Bunny ice cream cartons, cones, sandwiches and bars.

Click here to find a retailer that carries Blue Bunny near you.

You can use your Blue Bunny ice cream to celebrate the Avengers and make these Captain America Ice Cream Sandwiches!

Captain America Ice Cream Sandwiches

 

 

What is your favorite flavor of Blue Bunny Ice Cream?

Easy Cranberry Salsa Recipe

Cranberry Salsa Recipe
Did you know that salsa is America’s #1 condiment? Maybe that has to do with having SO MANY different variations available. You can make an interesting spin on your next bowl of salsa by making this sweet and spicy Cranberry Sala Recipe. You can choose how spicy you want it to be by increasing or decreasing the amount of jalapeño you use.

This Cranberry Salsa Recipe is great served with chips or add a bunch of extra flavor to your enchiladas or a chicken quesadilla.

Cranberry Salsa Ingredients
 

Easy Cranberry Salsa Recipe

 
Yields: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Ingredients:
1 bag cranberries
1 granny smith apple
1/8 medium red onion
½ large red pepper
¼ large green pepper
2 tablespoons pickled jalapeño
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/3 cup apple juice

Cranberry Salsa Process

Directions:
1. Chop the apple, red onion, bell peppers and jalapeño into large pieces and place in food processor.
2. Add the bag of cranberries to the food processor.
3. Use the food processor to chop and combine the ingredients.
4. Move the chopped ingredients to a bowl and add sugar, lemon juice, apple juice and cilantro. Stir together.
5. Best if chilled in refrigerator for 2 hours before serving to allow flavors to combine.
6. Serve with chips.

Homemade Tortilla Chips in the Microwave – Easy, Healthy Recipe

I already LOVE homemade potato chips made in the microwave, so I figured I should be able to do the same thing with tortilla chips. Yep, it works! Very good and much healthier than store-bought fried chips.

 

3 corn tortillas
cooking spray or oil mister
coarse-ground salt

Cut each tortilla in 6 pieces using a pizza cutter or knife. Lightly spray on both sides with cooking spray. (I like to use my olive oil mister to spray.) Sprinkle with the salt. Spread out on a microwave-safe dinner plate so pieces are not touching. Microwave for 1 minute to 90 seconds (lower wattage microwaves will need the 90 seconds). Flip chips over and microwave on other side 1 minute to 90 seconds. If not yet crispy, flip again and cook another 30 seconds, continuing until crispy. Serve warm.

Half the Fat and Less Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

When making chocolate chip cookies from the classic tollhouse recipe on the Nestlé Chocolate Chip bag, I have long decreased the sugar and used half the chocolate chips.  Well, today I accidentally halved the butter and the egg in the recipe and guess what…..they still tasted good!  They taste different than “regular” cookies of course and the shape/texture is different, but they are still good and much less guilt inducing!

Half the Fat and Less Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Mix flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl and set aside.  In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugars and vanilla until creamy.  Add egg and beat well.  Gradually add the flour mixture into the butter/sugar mixture.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets.  Bake 10-11 minutes or until starting to brown.  Cool on baking sheets several minutes and then transfer to wire racks to continue to cool.

Half the Fat and Less Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Easy Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Recipe

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This really has to be one of the easiest recipes EVER! It only uses a few ingredients and it sits cooking in your crockpot all day! It tastes delicious served on buns or just on a plate with a side of potatoes and veggies.

 

Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Recipe

 
Ingredients:

3 pound beef chuck roast
1 1/2 cups BBQ Sauce
6 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
salt and pepper

Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Recipe

Directions:

Place the beef in the slow cooker. Cut 12 deep slits spread out over the surface of all sides of the roast. Press 1/2 clove of garlic into each slit. Sprinkle both sides of roast with salt and pepper. Add BBQ sauce and turn roast to coat all sides. Cook on low 7 to 8 hours or until meat shreds easily by pulling it apart with two forks.

To serve, place on sturdy buns like kaiser rolls, or just serve on a plate alongside mashed potatoes (which is how my husband likes it).

Enjoy!!

Lawry’s Copycat Recipe – Make Your Own Seasoning Salt

Lawry's Copycat Recipe

Seasoning salt is an easy way to perk up a recipe. It is also great “straight up” as a seasoning for potatoes, chicken, popcorn and more. If you want to save a bit of money over prepackaged seasoning salt, or if you just prefer to know exactly what ingredients go into your seasoning, here is an easy Lawry’s Copycat Recipe to make your own seasoning salt.

Lawry’s Copycat Recipe

2 Tbsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cornstarch

Mix all of the above in a small bowl until well blended.  Store seasoning salt in an empty spice bottle or other airtight container.