Loaded Baked Potato Salad

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Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

During the summer, we tend to grill out practically every night that it isn’t raining! We tend to eat a potato dish, green vegetable, and sometimes a salad with each meal. One favorite, is Baked Potato Salad, and it’s great for potlucks or taking to barbecues too! The best part is that it’s really easy to make, double (or more) if needed, and people always ask for the recipe, so I thought I’d share it here, so it’s easy to point them right to it. I’d love for you to bookmark it, Pin It, share on FB using the social share buttons here, Stumble It, etc to share with your friends and family too :)

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Loaded Baked Potato Salad
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. Yukon Gold Potatoes (Any potato you have on hand will work fine)
  • 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Green Onion, chopped
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ Red Onion, chopped
  • ½ lbs. Bacon, cooked crispy chopped
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
Instructions
  1. Cut the Potatoes into ½ inch cubes, boil until tender, 8-10 minutes. Drain and rinse with cool water to stop the cooking process.
  2. In a large bowl combine Greek Yogurt, Mayonnaise, Red Onion, ½ of the Shredded Cheese and ½ of the bacon. Mix well.
  3. Add the Potatoes to the mixture and stir until the Potatoes are evenly coated. Add Salt and Pepper to taste.
  4. Sprinkle the Green Onion and remaining Cheese and Bacon on top of the potato salad.
  5. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

 

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Purchase two TIDE Products at Target and receive $5.00 TARGET Gift Card

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We are a TIDE household. I can personally attest that it works great on getting stains out of Aprons and/or clothes if you forget to put an apron on :) I stopped in yesterday and picked up a few bottles to replenish our supply, and collected my $5 Gift Card, don’t miss out on yours :)
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Hamburger Helper – Protein Rebate

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Now that my kids are in the tween/teen age category, they are being given additional responsibilities around our home. While that does help us as parents out, the primary goal is to help them learn life skills they can use for the rest of their life. My middle school son, who has some special needs, has been learning some basic cooking skills in one of his classes. In the beginning, he was baking brownies, cookies, and cakes, but now he’s advanced to making quick and easy dinners. When it’s “his” night to make dinner, he gets a budget, we stop by the store on the way home from sports practice and pick up the ingredients, teaching him some financial skills too! Ground Beef at our local store is $1.99/lb and Hamburger Helper is $1.00. We select some veggies for around $2 for sides, and for $5 he can make a complete meal for 4. With the Hamburger Helper – Protein Rebate, it brings the price down to $3!!!
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We’ve been practicing with him to brown some ground beef, drain it, and know when it’s done, then he can browse the pantry and spice cabinet to see what we have on hand for him to add in,such as spices, salsa, etc. and then we add in a box of Hamburger Helper to complete the meal. I love that it’s so easy for him to make without a lot of supervision, clean up is easy, and with growing boys there is never any leftovers, they eat every last bite!

Weeknights are crazy for us, with all the boys in various sports, school clubs, and activities. This is a product I typically buy several boxes of at the supermarket so we always have a quick and easy meal on hand. I grab extra packages of ground beef, chicken, or tuna depending on what type of Hamburger Helper I’m getting, and tuck those in the freezer or pantry so they’re on hand when schedule surprises arise. It’s also really nice to have on hand in case mom gets sick and needs one of the guys to cover dinner preparation :)

About Hamburger Helper:

Helper has always been a value brand—we launched in the 1970’s to help consumers, like you, stretch their dollars while also enjoying a delicious and hearty meal. We are demonstrating our value again, in a new way, with free ground beef!

Not only does Helper help you stretch your dollar, but all of the hamburger varieties, use one pan. It’s that simple, one pan prep!

HOW TO CLAIM YOUR REBATE:
1. Visit your local grocer, and purchase three Hamburger Helper products and Ground Beef.
2. CLICK ON THIS LINK OR THE IMAGE ABOVE, it will take you to the rebate landing page. You will see the digital rebate: “Free Ground Beef, when you buy 3 boxes of Helper.” Please note that you may also buy Chicken Helper or Tuna Helper.
3. Click on the rebate.
4. Print and mail in the rebate form.

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End the stigma

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I have a friend who is in her mid twenties, and just had her first child. Since she knows I am a mother of 3, she called me recently to talk about some issues she’s been having. She’s been experiencing Light Bladder Leakage when she coughs, sneezes, laughs, or strains to lift or reach something. She isn’t comfortable getting together with her local friends because she doesn’t want to have an “accident”. When she must leave home, she had been using feminine products, but those weren’t working for her, because that’s not what they were designed for. She couldn’t figure out what to wear for bladder leakage issues.

Many of you might also have dealt with this issue, because while the average age of someone with bladder leakage is 52, there are more people with light bladder leakage in their 20’s than in their 80’s! Because so many people aren’t really comfortable discussing this issue, you may be surprised to know there are more people with bladder leakage 50 or younger than 60 or older.

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Depend is entering year two of Underwareness, a social movement and charitable cause to break down the bladder leakage stigma. As part of Underwareness, the Depend brand is encouraging people to show their support for women with bladder leakage. For every photo and video shared using #Underwareness and featuring Depend products, the Depend brand will donate $1, up to $3 million, through 2016 to fund charities that advance the research and education of bladder leakage.

I often hear women who are curious enough about Underawareness, but not quite comfortable yet with the topic ask why it’s so important to discuss the issue. Personally, I feel that it’s important so that the stigma is eliminated. I have people comfortable calling me to ask questions because they know I have a couple of family members who’ve dealt with this issue for a while, and they know I’m educated on the topic. I’m not embarrassed to discuss the issue, provide helpful suggestions that doctors have offered us (what works for one person doesn’t work for everyone, so sometimes you have to try several things to fix an issue). One thing that I am QUITE impressed with is how Depend has listened to women’s stories, heard complaints about products, and worked to implement product design and style changes. They are first in this product category to offer products available in black and beige colors. Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs are designed with a lower rise and an underwear-like look, fit and feel.

I would like to encourage YOU to visit www.Underwareness.com to support the cause and request FREE SAMPLES of Depend Silhouette Active Fit, so you can see for yourself (or offer to a friend in need) just how updated and current this product is.

About Depend:
Depend provides a variety of discreet products that help people regain their freedom and get their lives back, including: Silhouette Active Fit

Silhouette Active Fit for Women briefs: Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs are a new moderate-absorbency brief that feature a thin design for complete comfort with the trusted protection of the Depend brand and a lower rise+ for an underwear-like look, fit and feel. As a category first, the product is available in black and beige colors.

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Turkey Lasagna

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Turkey lasagnaWe live in New England, and we got a BRUTAL storm last Wednesday that left us without power for several days, and it was C-O-L-D! We were fortunate to be able to join another family that had power for their Thanksgiving meal, but that meant no leftovers! The kids keep asking me when I’m going to make a turkey here for them, and I don’t know if they’ll have the patience to wait for Christmas Dinner, so I may be cooking one soon. However, I got an email today with a recipe for Turkey Lasagna (Turkeysagna) featuring leftover turkey. I know that in a typical year I’m always scouring the internet for new and creative ways to use up all that leftover turkey, so I thought I’d share this one with you :)

The best part of Thanksgiving, many would argue, is not the before or the during… it’s the after. We’re talking leftovers!

Top Atlanta caterer, Chef Shane, of Ocean Market shows us that there is more to our leftovers than the classic “All-in-One Sandwich” we’ve come to know and love. Meet: Chef’s Leftover Turkeysagna. The best parts of the bird, mixed with a little Alfredo and… well, let’s just say this one speaks for itself. Go ahead, try it out (you won’t be disappointed!).

Turkey Lasagna:

  • 1lb. Lasagna noodles
  • 16 oz. Ricotta
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large onions
  • 2 tbls. Fresh garlic
  • 2 tbls. Italian seasoning
  • 1 lb. Portabella mushrooms – diced
  • 1 lb. mushrooms – quartered
  • 1 lb. fresh spinach
  • 3 lbs. leftover Turkey
  • 1/2 gal Alfredo sauce (recipe below)
  1. Dice turkey in medium pieces.
  2. In a large pot sauté turkey until browned on all sides (approx. 5 min).
  3. Add onions, mushrooms, garlic and seasoning. Cook until onions are translucent.
  4. Chop then add spinach – cover pot and let cook 4-5 minutes until all spinach is wilted.
  5. Drain mix into colander
  6. Return mix back to pan and add ricotta cheese and Alfredo sauce. Mix well.
  7. Build lasagna by layering dry pasta in bottom of deep sided pan then ladle on the Alfred, chix, spinach, mushroom sauce. Top each layer with a handful of shredded mozzarella and parmesan cheese until you reach top of pan.
  8. Cook 350 degrees for about 45-min to an hour or until done.
  9. Let cool for approximately 10-15 minutes before cutting.
  10. Enjoy with simple Caesar salad!

Alfredo Sauce (makes 1/2 gal)

  • 1 1/2 quart chicken stock
  • 3 tbls. Fresh garlic
  • 1 1/2 quart heavy cream
  • 6 oz. parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbls. Italian seasoning
  • salt & pepper
  • 3-4 tablespoons corn starch in water
  1. Combine chicken stock, Italian seasoning and garlic in pot and bring to a boil
  2. Add heavy crème and reduce by 1/2
  3. Add corn starch, let thicken and simmer for at least 10 minutes
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