Pizza Night: Better Ingredients. Better Pizza

During our renovation we ate a lot of pizza. It was easy, didn’t make a mess, and we didn’t even need to use a plate! Since we frequently were without water at the house ,pizza was a perfect meal for the family.

Even after we finished the first phase of the renovation we still continued our weekly pizza night tradition.

If you have teenage boys, you know they can EAT. Especially since they spend most of their free time doing things like this…

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or this…

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It isn’t surprising that they can eat an entire pizza by themselves!

It makes me happy to know we can find quality ingredients when we order our pizza from Papa John’s.

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Papa John’s has quality ingredients which is important to me considering the amount of pizza my teenage boys consume every month!

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They also have a huge menu with lots of options for toppings. While my little kids prefer plain cheese or pepperoni, my bigger kids like more variety and veggies on their pizza.

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My boys, of course, prefer meat, and lots of it!

If you haven’t looked at Papa John’s menu lately you’ll want to check it out and see all the choices available for delivery or pick up. They have Garden Fresh, Hawaiian BBQ Chicken, Greek, Spinach Alfredo, and many more. If you don’t find one you love, create your own and make it exactly how you like it.

It’s easy to encourage your kids to try some new fresh cut veggies like green peppers, mushrooms, or tomatoes on their pizza the next time you order. In fact pizza is one of my favorite ways to get kids to try new veggies!

The next time you indulge in a pizza night, consider ordering from Papa John’s. Their dough is fresh, never frozen, and their signature sauce made from California tomatoes is our favorite.

Papa John’s has NO trans fats, no MSG, no BHA or BHT, no fillers in its meat toppings and no partially hydrogenated oils. To learn more, visit www.papajohns.com/better.

Order now!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Papa John’s. Papa John’s provided the pizza featured in this conversation to me free-of-charge. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Delicious Yogurt Mix-Ins

My family loves yogurt. Since my children were little they’ve been eating it almost every day and my husband loves it too. It is one of our favorite go-to snacks that is portable and easy for my kids to get on their own.

This month we tried a Yulu, a delicious new yogurt. Lately my husband has been on a Greek yogurt kick, but after trying Yulu he’s quickly becoming a fan of this Aussie inspired yogurt. My kids literally said it was the best yogurt they’d ever had and were asking when I could buy more.

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Yulu is smoothed twice for extra creaminess and contains real fruit. What it doesn’t contain is artificial flavors. It is available in vanilla bean, strawberry, blueberry, raspberry and honey.

Any yogurt endorsed by kids and guys is probably worth trying, don’t you think?

Yogurt makes a great snack, and can even be a quick meal when you mix in fruit, nuts or protein.

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My daughter and husband both like a little crunch in their yogurt so they suggested granola or almonds, both of those were delicious.

My younger daughter loves bananas and thought the granola and bananas were the best combination.

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The fresh blueberries were a also big hit and you can always substitute with frozen when they are out of season!

I thought toasted coconut and pineapple would be a great combination in the vanilla bean yogurt.

We also like to mix-in yogurt with our smoothies. The creaminess of yulu would make a delicious smoothie combined with your other favorite fruits and vegetables.

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Hello Yulu… Good-bye Greek, our family has a new favorite yogurt. If you haven’t tried double smoothed, double delicious yulu yogurt find out where it is being sold near you and give it a try.

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Slow Cooker 101: Free Kindle Download

This looks like a great free Kindle book on Amazon. Slow Cooker 101: Master the Slow Cooker with 101 Great Recipes is available for free download.

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This everything you need to know guide for slow cooking also includes color photos and and over 100 recipes.

Download it for free today.

If you don’t have a Kindle, then you can still download these free eBooks to your smart phone or computer. All you need to do is download one of Amazon’s free reading apps.

Remember that Amazon prices fluctuate constantly, so verify the price before purchasing.

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Last Minute Side Dishes & Farberware Giveaway

Do you need a side dish in a hurry?

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I remember several years ago a friend and I were making a salad and the candied nuts that were supposed to go in the salad burned on the stove top. We ended up having to come up with a quick alternative to take with us since we had burned all the walnuts.

During the holidays it seems like there are more potlucks, dinners, and special events than usual.

If you need a side dish that is ready to go in less than thirty minutes try one of the recipes below.

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Roasted Cauliflower

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Spiced Green Bean Casserole

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10 Minute Cranberry Sauce with Walnuts

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Creamed Spinach

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Easy green beans and tomatoes

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Garlic Butter Asparagus

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Skillet corn

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Bacon Sweet Potato Skillet

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Green beans with Cranberries and Almonds

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Caramelized Butternut Squash

Many quick side dishes are prepared in a skillet. I love my Farberware non-stick skillet because it is easy to clean and I don’t need to use oil or butter if I don’t want to.

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It is also great for fixing a quick breakfast or reheating all those Thanksgiving leftovers. If you haven’t tried reheating your leftovers on the stove top you are missing out! Try it this weekend and you won’t microwave a leftover ever again!

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If you have a favorite holiday dish you can share it on social media with the hashtag #SeasonstoCelebrate and be entered to win Farberware Dishwasher Safe Nonstick 12-Piece Set coated with Teflon® nonstick coating or a Farberware Dishwasher Safe Nonstick Jumbo Cooker.

You can also enter to win a Farberware Dishwasher Safe Nonstick 12-Piece Set coated with Teflon® nonstick coating in your choice of color right here! 

To enter leave a comment sharing your favorite skillet dish. Giveaway ends December 2, 2014.

 

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