Archives for May 21, 2013

NEW Sweet Lemonade PEEPS® Giveaway!

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I love PEEPS but I finally have a favorite! Peeps New Sweet Lemonade is a new Summer Treat that has hit the stores this month! I received some of these yummy Peeps and they taste like lemonade! The are so good that my son and I could not eat just one! Think of  lemon meringue and that is what it tastes like to me. Really! I have tried many peeps and love them all but this is my favorite! PEEPS® Sweet Lemonade Chicks are white marshmallow with yellow glitter, in a 2 ct. package with an SRP of $0.99 – $1.29. They can be found at stores such as Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Michael’s, Rite Aid and Walgreen’s. They can also be found at PEEPS & Company® retail stores or www.peepsandcompany.com, where in addition to candy, visitors can buy PEEPS® and MIKE AND IKE® – themed merchandise and apparel. You really should try these!

Now, for the giveaway! We have teamed up with our friends at PEEPS and Four winners will win 2 pkgs. of these delicious NEW Sweet Lemonade PEEPS! You must be a subscriber to enter!  Next, check out the new www.marshmallowpeeps.com. It is a colorful and fun site that allows fans to really connect with their PEEPS®. Fans can Express their PEEPSonality by clicking on links to: Fun with PEEPS®, PEEPS® are Talking, Cookin’ with PEEPS®, Products, Promotions and more! Check it out and leave a comment below telling us your favorite thing about the website! Next, go to their Facebook page and “like” them. Don’t forget to tell them we sent you! Don’t forget to also “like” our page! Deadline to enter is May 28th, 2013 at midnight. Four winners will randomly be selected from all entries.

 

Wholly Guacamole New Avocado Verde…yum! Add to your Memorial Day weekend menu!

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I love Wholly Guacamole! If you have been following SoCal City Kids, you probably know by now that it is truly my favorite Guacamole! I was excited to find out that they have a New Avocado Verde and this is one of my favorites of all their products! I received samples from our friends at Wholly Guacamole and it is so delicious! What I really love is that it can be used as a yummy salad dressing and a dip! It is also great to add to recipes that would be perfect for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend…or well..anytime! You just have to try the following recipes!

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ZESTY SEA SCALLOPS

Submitted by: Wholly Salsa®

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Total Time: 20 min
Yield: 3 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound sea scallops, cut in half horizontally.
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup Wholly Salsa® Avocado Verde Dip
  • 3 to 4 cups basmati rice (cooked)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cook the basmati rice according to the package directions or warm up left over rice, enough for 3 servings. This is a great way to use leftover rice if you have it.
  2. Pat the scallops dry with a paper towel and sprinkle with slat and pepper to taste.
  3. Take the seasoned scallops and lightly toss in the all purpose flour.
  4. In a sauté pan, over high heat, melt 1/2 the butter until sizzling.
  5. Add the scallops to the hot butter making sure every scallop has direct contact with the pan.
  6. Lower heat to medium and allow to cook for about two minutes untouched so they start to brown.
  7. After two minutes or so, gently turn and repeat the same process on the reverse side. This whole process should take about four to five minutes.
  8. Add the rest of the butter to the pan with the scallops and add in the minced garlic, lemon zest and parsley. Allow to cook for another two minutes.
  9. After two minutes, add wine and lemon juice and allow to cook for one final minute.
  10. Remove the scallops to a plate and pour the wine sauce over the rice and mix well.
  11. Add to the rice mix a 1/4 cup of Avocado Verde Salsa.
  12. Place the hot scallops over the rice and top with remaining salsa.

The next one is really simple but just as delicious!

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HOUSE SALAD WITH AVOCADO VERDE DRESSING

Submitted by: Wholly Salsa®

Fresh greens and veggies tossed with wonderful avocado and garlic flavors.

I love the Wholly Guacamole website and all their recipes! Check them out here!

Have a Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Self Disclosure: I received products to facilitate this review but opinions are my own.

Photo and Recipe Credit: Wholly Guacamole.