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What??? Another Vendor Show!!! YES!

Posted by Trish Morris | Posted on 6:07 PM

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Yeppers!  The last show was a great success, and this one promises to be even better!  We have MORE vendors, a wide variety of products, a great fundraiser for the BCBC Youth Sports Scholarships!!!  

October 26th from 9 am - 4 pm!  Parker Community Center in Belmond Iowa!

Vendors - here is the contract! Please download, fill out and return to the address indicated in the top paragraph! If you have any questions, please let me know!

BCBC October 26th Vendor Show Forms by Trish Morris

Busy Bee Keeper and End of School Year!

Posted by Trish Morris | Posted on 8:44 PM

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Wow.. super busy!   This time of year is typically my busy time working at the school.  As Technology Director, this time of year I am upgrading, cleaning out, and updating computers, our SIS and a lot of other tech related items to get them ready for the new school year!

So, since I was so busy, and obviously have a lot of time on my hands I decided to join my husband in another business venture.  What is it say you?  

Wildtree.

Yes, Wildtree.

What is Wildtree you ask?

Check it out. NO GMO's, Certified Organic, Gluten Free items, recipes galore, and Freezer Meal Workshops!  Not only do you get to buy great, good for you, products, we also teach you how to create fabulous meals your whole family will love!! 

Orange Chicken & Lo Mein

Go to our other blog, Once Upon a Wildtree, to find out more.  I promise you, it will be awesome... 

Also - to see all the products go to our official Wildtree site.   

I am also still doing Tupperware parties and vendor shows.. (my first love), and really - I need containers to put all of this yumminess in don't I?  

I am working on combining the two.. Tupperware has some nice cookware, and microwave cookware.. 

Truly a WIN/WIN!!!






 

Tupperware Stack Cooker $65 During Birthday MONTH!!!

Posted by Trish Morris | Posted on 7:07 AM

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The Tupperware Stack Cooker is ON SALE for ONLY $65 for the FULL set!

The stack cooker is much more than a 'cake maker'.   Although the recipes below are very tempting 'eh?

I have come home from work and had forgotten to take meat out of the freezer, or just plain didn't plan what we would be having for dinner (or supper, depending on your part of the country).    My Tupperware Stack Cooker has saved my behind many times!   

Below there are over 30 Recipes to bake a cake in your Microwave with the Stack Cooker.   I will be adding, in another post, more recipes for lunch & dinner to try.   And to think, within 30 minutes or less, you can have a full meal on the table!


Want to have a dessert in 15 minutes or less? Don't want to heat up your kitchen during the 100 + degree temps we have been having lately?

Check out the recipes below!



My favorite?


Why, it is Death by Chocolate!  And Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Reeses Cake, Snicker's Cake... well, you get the idea.

And, the Stack Cooker doesn't JUST make cake!

How about BLUEBERRY FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE?




Blueberry French Toast Cassarole
Ingredients
8 slices of white bread
3 large eggs
1½ cups whole milk
¼ cup maple syrup
1 tbsp. Simple Indulgence™ Cinnamon-Vanilla Seasoning Blend
pinch of kosher salt
½ cup of blueberries
Cooking Instructions
Slice bread diagonally into large triangles. Set aside.
Crack eggs into the TupperWave® Stack Cooker 3-Qt./3 L Casserole.
Add milk, syrup, Cinnamon-Vanilla Seasoning Blend, and salt.
Whisk together until combined.
Fold in the blueberries.
Add the slices of bread and press the bread down into the liquid with your fingers. Make sure all of the bread
has been submerged in the custard before proceeding.
Place cover over Casserole and microwave at 50 percent power for 12 minutes, or until the casserole has risen. Let rest for five minutes.
Serve with additional maple syrup and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Death By Chocolate I
1 Chocolate Cake Mix
2-12 oz containers of Cool Whip
2 large Instant Chocolate Puddings
4 Heath Bars

Directions:
Mix cake in the Mix n stor pitcher plus using directions on package. Pour into the 3 qt Tupperware casserole with
the cone in. Microwave cake for 10 minutes on high, turn after 5 min.(oven wattage varies so experiment with time)
Let cake cool 10 min before turning out. Mix pudding in the mix n stor pitcher plus, using directions on package.
Layer in Thatsa Bowl: ½ of cake crumbled, 1 box of pudding, 1 container of Cool Whip, 2 Heath Bars, chopped.
Repeat layers. Seal Bowl and refrigerate. Use ice cream scoop to scoop out of Thatsa Bowl to serve. Great with Ice Cream


Death By Chocolate II
1 Chocolate Cake Mix
1 Chocolate Pudding Mix
1 Cup Chopped Walnuts (optional)
1 Cup Milk
2 Eggs
1 Bag Chocolate Chips

Directions:
Mix all ingredients together except the chips in the Mix 'N Store. Place the chocolate chips in the bottom of the 3 quart TUPPERWAVE casserole dish with the cone. Pour the cake mixture on top of the chips, microwave on high for 13 minutes. Rotate one time if not using a carousel.

Pineapple Angel Delight

1 Angel Food Cake Mix (one-step)
1 Medium Can Crushed Pineapple

Directions:
Combine cake mix (dry) and crushed pineapple. Pour into TUPPERWAVE 3 Qt. with cone. Cook on high for 10 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes. Invert onto serving dish and let cool before serving.


So Simple Chocolate Cake
1 Chocolate Cake Mix
3 Eggs
1 can cherry pie filling

Mix ingredients in Mix-N-Store plus pitcher then pour into 3qt. Tupperwave dish with cone in place. Let stand for 0 minutes. Microwave 12 minutes on high, turning 1/4 turn every 4 minutes.

Frosting
1 cup chocolate chips 1 cup sour cream
Melt chocolate chips in 3/4qt. Tupperwave cover, then stir in sour cream. Drizzle over cake.


Easy Cake
1 Pkg. Cake Mix - Any Flavor
1 Can Pie Filling - Any Flavor
3 Eggs

Mix dry cake mix, pie filling and 3 eggs. Pour into 3 Qt. TUPPERWAVE with cone. Microwave on 80% power for 18 minutes. Cool and invert onto cake taker/dish.


German Chocolate Cake

1 German Chocolate Cake Mix (made as directed)
1 Can Coconut Pecan Icing

Spread icing in the bottom, sides and up the cone of the 3 Qt. TUPPERWAVE casserole. Pour prepared cake mix from the Mix 'N Store on top of the icing. Microwave on high for 11 minutes. Let stand a few minutes and invert onto cake taker.


Easy Layer Cake
Cake Mix of Choice
Frosting of Choice

Mix cake mix according to package directions. Pour half of the batter into the 3 Qt. TUPPERWAVE Casserole and the other half in the 1-3/4 Qt. TUPPERWAVE Casserole. Microwave one at a time 4-5 minutes on high power.

Layers are ready to frost...can use Gourmet Decorator with the cakes inverted onto the cake taker using the Eggceptional Server as a pedestal base.


Turtle Cake
1 Pkg. Chocolate Cake Mix
1 Cup Sour Cream
1 Cup Water
3 Whole Eggs
1 Cup Chopped Pecans
1 Jar Caramel Ice Cream Topping

Place pecans around the cone in the TUPPERWAVE 3 Qt. casserole. Mix together the cake mix, sour cream, water and eggs. Pour cake mixture on top of pecans. Then top the cake mixture with 2/3 cup of caramel topping. Do not let the caramel touch the sides. Microwave on medium for 9 minutes.
Microwave on high for 8 minutes.


Pineapple Upside Down Cake
½ Cup Butter
½ Cup Brown Sugar
1 Large Can Crushed or Sliced Pineapple
1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
2 Eggs

Melt butter in 3 Qt. TUPPERWAVE Casserole. Put in cone and spread brown sugar around the cone. Drain pineapple and save the juice. Place the pineapple in casserole around cone. Mix together cake mix, pineapple juice and eggs. Pour over brown sugar/pineapple mixture. Microwave for 9 minutes on high. Cool and invert.



Easy Dessert Recipe (in the 1 3/4 qt. casserole)
Place in casserole in the following order:
1 16 oz. can crushed pineapple
1 ½ C. mini marshmallows
½ box yellow cake mix
¼ C. margarine or butter melted
½ C. shredded coconut
½ C. pecans

Microwave on high for about 12 min. Serve warm or cool; plain or with whipped topping.



Reese's Cake
1 box choc cake mix
16 oz sour cream
3 eggs

Mix all together, very sticky but it works. Take mini-reeses peanut butter cups and cut into ½'s. Put ½ batter in 3 qt w/cone. Put as many Reese 1/2 's as you can around cone but don't touch the cone or the sides. Put rest of cake mix. Let set 5 minutes. Microwave on high for 12 minutes. Let set a bit before you invert it. ENJOY!!



Snicker Cake
28 caramels
1(15oz) can sweetened condensed milk
2 Table. Butter
1 (18oz) pkg chocolate cake mix
1 c. water
3 eggs
1 c. pecans, finely chopped

Combine caramels, milk, and 1 table. Butter in 1 3/4 casserole. Microwave for 4 minutes at 100% power, stirring once. Combine in the MIX N STORE the cake mix, water, eggs, and remaining 1 Table butter. Beat well. With cone in place spread half the batter in the 3 qt. Casserole. Top with caramel mixture and sprinkle with pecans. Spread remaining batter then microwave 8-10 minutes at 100% power. Rotate half way through. Cool 10-12 min.  Turn out onto the CAKE TAKER.



Strawberry Delight Cake
1 Box strawberry cake mix
3 eggs slightly beaten
1 can strawberry pie filling

Mix together just until cake mix is all moistened evenly. Pour batter into pan and let set 5 minutes. Place in microwave on high for 12 minutes (works best on a turntable, or turn ¼ turn every 3 minutes). Remove from pan after cooling for 5 minutes. (Try this with Cherry cake mix and cherry pie filling…pineapple cake mix and pineapple pie filling…spice cake mix and apple pie filling…banana cake mix and 2 cups mashed rip bananas (add nuts if desired.)



Monkey Bread
3 Cans 10-count Biscuits
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Light Brown Sugar
1 Tsp. Cinnamon
1 Stick Margarine
½ - 1 Cup Chopped Nuts (optional)

Cut biscuits into quarters & place in Thatsa Bowl. Mix 1 cup sugar, ½ cup brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts. Pour over biscuits. Seal bowl and shake until well coated. Place cone in 3 qt. TUPPERWAVE casserole and place biscuits around cone. Melt margarine and ½ cup brown sugar. Mix well and pour over biscuits. Cover and microwave on high 7-10 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Invert on tray & serve, pulling apart in sections.



Pumpkin Bread Cake
1 - 16 oz can solid pack pumpkin
1 small can evaporated milk (5 oz)
3 eggs ¼ tsp ground cloves
½ cup sugar
½ tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ to 1 cup chopped nuts

LIGHTLY HAND MIX ONLY JUST UNTIL MOIST! (DO NOT USE MIXER OR BEAT BY HAND) Spoon evenly in 3 qt Tupperwave with cone insert. Be sure all air bubbles are popped. Microwave on high for 14 minutes (rotate ¼ turn every 3 ½ minutes) Bread is done when sides pull away from pan and top is mostly dry. Twist cone to loosen before inverting onto servicing dish. Remove from pan in 5 minutes.



Graham Streusel Coffee Cake
Topping
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 pkg(9oz) (1 layer size like Jiffy) yellow cake mix prepared according to box directions
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup chopped nuts(optional)

Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 Tbsp. milk

Combine graham cracker crumbs, butter, sugar, nuts and cinnamon in small round 2 ½ cup Rock ‘N Serve; heat on medium for 1-2 minutes in microwave. Stir to blend. Spread half of this topping mixture on bottom of 3 qt. Tupperwave casserole with cone. Prepare cake mix according to directions. Pour half of cake batter on top of topping mixture. Pour remaining topping mixture on top of cake batter. Pour remaining cake batter on top of topping mixture.

Cook on medium (50%) for 6 minutes. Cook on high for an additional 3-5 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and invert on serving platter. Combine powdered sugar and milk to make glaze and drizzle over coffee cake. Enjoy!


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Cherry Chocolate Cake *
Chocolate Cake Mix
1 Can cherry pie filling
3 eggs

Top with fudge frosting, whipped topping, grated chocolate, or more cherry pie filling.


Luscious Lemon *
Lemon or White Cake mix
1 can Lemon pie filling
3 eggs

Top with a lemon glaze and whipped topping


Pumpkin Carmel *
Spice Cake mix
1 can solid pumpkin
3 eggs
½ tsp. Cinnamon, optional

Drizzle with carmel ice cream topping and top with whipped topping! A sprinkle of
cinnamon sugar is nice too.


Raging Red Rasberry *
White or chocolate cake mix
1 can raspberry pie filling
3 eggs

topped with whipped topping and grated chocolate (white or reg.) and nuts


Apple Cinnamon Spice *
Spice Cake Mix
1 can apple pie filling
3 eggs

drizzle with carmel. Top with ice cream or whipped topping.


Banana Banana *
Banana Cake Mix
3 eggs
1 Can banana cream pie filling or
14oz. mashed bananas

Glaze with powdered sugar glaze and chopped walnuts


Carmel Apple *
Carmel or butter peacan cake mix
1 can apple pie filling
3 eggs

top with cinnamon ice cream


Fantastic, Quick Chocolate Cake * -
(4 ingredients)
Chocolate cake mix
16 oz sour cream
3 eggs

½ cup chocolate chips Sprinkle with powdered sugar
(For a really fancy final touch, fill center with strawberries!)


*With the above recipes - follow these instructions.
Mix eggs and pie filling in Tupperware bowl. Add cake mix and blend well. Pour batter into 3 qt. Tupperwave with cone and microwave on high for 8-13 minutes (depending on the watts in your mw - if you have a higher wattage you will cook it for less time, ie: 1000 or more watts = 8 minutes cooking time). Let cake cool and invert onto a plate or tray or cake taker, and top with icing or whatever recipe calls for.


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Cherry or Blueberry Upside Down Cake
1 Box White Cake Mix
1 Cup Water
3 Tbsp. Margarine
1 Can Cherry or Blueberry Pie Filling
3 Eggs
¼ Cup Oil
1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar

Melt margarine at 30% power for approximately 2 minutes in bottom of 3QT. TupperWave casserole dish with cone inserted. Mix brown sugar into melted margarine. Spread ½ can of pie filling over brown sugar mixture. Combine cake mix, eggs, water and oil. Pour ½ of the batter over the pie filling mixture. Bake 7 minutes on 100% power. Rotate twice if there is no turntable. Spread the other ½ of the pie filling over the baked cake. Pour remainder of the batter over the pie filling. Cook an additional 7 minutes at 100% power, rotating as necessary. Let stand about 4 minutes and check for doneness. If necessary, place cake back in microwave for 30 seconds intervals until done. Cool cake 5 minutes before inverting on cake
plate.


Microwave Chocolate Turtle Cheese Cake - Yields 12 Servings
4 Tbsp Margarine
1 tsp Vanilla
16 oz Cream cheese
14 oz Caramel candies (36 Brachs)
2 Tbsp Milk ½ cup Evaporated milk
½ cup Sugar 12 Pecan halves
1 c Pecan pieces
1 ¼ c Graham cracker crumbs
2 Eggs
1 cup Chocolate chips, divided

Put margarine in the 3 qt. casserole dish. Microwave on HIGH 40 seconds, until melted. Stir in crumbs and pat on bottom of pan. Put caramels in the 1 ½ qt. casserole with evaporated milk. Microwave on HIGH 2-3 minutes, until melted. Pour on crust and press pecan pieces into it. Refrigerate and clean your 1 ½ qt casserole out for use again.

Put cream cheese in the 1 ½ casserole dish with ½ cup chocolate chips. Microwave on 50%(Medium) for 3-3 1/2 minutes, until cheese is softened and chips are melted. Add sugar and vanilla; blend till thoroughly combined. Add egg and blend. Pour on top of caramel layer in cake pan. Rotating twice during baking, microwave on 70% (MDMHIGH) 10-11 minutes, until center still juggles slightly. Cool and refrigerate. Clean 1 ½ qt. casserole again.

Combine remaining chips and 2 tablespoons milk in the 1 ½ qt. casserole. Microwave on HIGH 1-2 minutes, until chips are melted. Stir until smooth and spread on top of cheesecake. Top with pecan halves. NOTE: Assembled cheesecake can be baked in a 350F pre-heated conventional oven for 40 minutes.


Apple Fudge Brownies
½ cup butter or margarine
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
¼ tsp baking soda
2 squares (1 oz each) unsweetened chocolate
½ cup applesauce
½ tsp baking powder
1 cup chopped apple (small apple should do)

Set power select on High. In 3 qt Tupperwave casserole, heat butter and chocolate 1 - 2 minutes or until melted. Stir in sugar, applesauce, eggs and vanilla. Gradually add flour, baking powder and soda; stir in apple. Set power select at medium. Heat 10 to 12 minutes. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes, cool uncovered, 10 minutes. Store, covered, until ready to serve. Yield: 16 brownies.


Microwave Lemon Chiffon Pie Recipe - Yields 8 Servings
1 Envelope unflavored gelatin
½ tsp Salt
Water
1 - 6 oz Can frozen lemonade concentrate, undiluted
½ c Sugar
1 - 16 oz Can sliced peaches, undrained
1 cup Icy cold evaporated milk, -whipped
1 - 10" graham cracker crust

In a 1 ½ -quart Tupperwave casserole dish, mix gelatin, sugar and salt. Drain liquid from peaches into a glass measuring cup and add enough water to peach liquid to make ¾ cup. Add liquid mixture to gelatin mixture.

Heat gelatin mixture in microwave 3 minutes or until gelatin is dissolved. Stir every 45 seconds. Add undiluted lemonade concentrate to hot gelatin mixture. Chill in refrigerator until mixture mounds slightly when dropped from a spoon.

While lemonade mixture is chilling, whip chilled evaporated milk until stiff peaks from. Fold whipped evaporated milk into chilled gelatin mixture. Poor all into the crust and chill until ready to serve. Top with sliced peaches if desired.


Microwave Coffee Cake
1 ½ c. Bisquick
½ c. milk
2 Tbsp. cooking oil
¼ c. sugar
¼ c. chopped nuts
1 egg

Topping:
1/3 c. Bisquick
2 Tbsp. butter
1/3 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

In TW bowl, mix Bisquick and sugar. Add milk, egg and oil; beat by hand mixing well. In separate TW bowl, blend Bisquick, sugar, cinnamon and butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over coffee cake before you cook. Grease 3 qt casserole and cone. Cook on High for 5 to 7 minutes. Rotate every 1 minute and 35 seconds.

Frosting: Blend 3/4 cup powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon milk in Quick Shake; drizzle over coffee cake while still
warm.


ORANGE CRUMBLE CAKE
2 cups flour
1/2 cup margarine
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup orange juice
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 eggs

Combine flour, sugar and margarine until mixture is like cornmeal. Combine 1 cup of crumb mixture with cinnamon; reserve for topping. Add baking powder to remaining mixture; blend well. Beat eggs with orange juice. Mix lightly into crumb mixture. Pour into lightly greased 1 ¾ Tupperwave casserole with cone. Sprinkle top with cinnamon crumbs. Bake in microwave, full power, for 4 minutes. Turn half way around. Bake another 4 minutes. Serve warm or cool.


Stack Cooker Strawberry Mousse
1 pint fresh strawberries, rinsed and hulled
2 Tbsp. milk
1 container (12 oz) extra-creamy-style frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 or 2 drops red food coloring, optional
Mint sprigs for garnish, optional
1 pkg. (6 oz.) white chocolate baking pieces

Reserve some small berries for garnish. Coarsely chop remaining berries and set aside. In a TupperWave 3-Qt. Casserole, place baking pieces and milk. Microwave on Medium-High (70% power) 1 ½ to 2 ½ minutes until beginning to melt. Using an E-Series Whisk, stir well to combine. Let cool slightly then add chopped strawberries and mix well. If desired, reserve about ½ cup whipped topping to use as garnish. Using a Double-Sided Spatula, fold remaining topping, and if desired, food coloring into strawberry mixture. Divide mixture evenly into Impressions Dessert Cups. Chill until ready to serve. To serve, if desired, garnish each with about 1 Tbsp. of the reserved whipped topping, a reserved berry and a mint sprig. Makes 4 servings. http://my2.tupperware.com/tup-html/T/trishmorris-welcome.html

BCBC Home & Small Business Flier

Posted by Trish Morris | Posted on 7:54 PM

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No POP for you!

Posted by Trish Morris | Posted on 7:55 PM

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I quit smoking a little over a year ago.

Best decision I have ever made.. feel so much better, plus a little richer, although I am not overly positive about that.

What does that have to do in relationship to the title of this post? It is very much related in a linear way.

You see, when I quit, I did gain weight - which I expected. I was more concerned with beating that one habit and then once I was comfy with that, attend to my other issues - one most importantly is my weight. I decided to cut down, and then stop drinking soda pop. This was not as difficult as not smoking, but wasn't easy either. Pop, I believe, contributed to my weight gain - which in all honestly I truly didn't need to have happen since I was already overweight. Since I still needed to drink something.. I traded one bad habit (pop) for a good habit (water flavored with lemons, limes, or oranges) I wanted to start drinking more water.

Not as easy as some may think.

But I did find a way that water drinking became easy and more convenient to take with me where ever I went. I started with one of the small 16 oz. Tupperware Eco Water bottle. What I liked about the bottle, is the lid screws on. I didn't have to worry about leaks, or wonder how many ounces of water I drank during the day.. I just knew that I needed/wanted to drink 4 - 6 bottles a day.

Then Tupperware came out with the big 32 ounce Eco Water Bottle with a flip top lid. At first I was intimidated. It is large, huge, doesn't fit into a standard vehicle cup holder, but it did in mine... so, I took it for a test run.

Drink two of these bad boys a day and I have met my goal. Easy Peasy!

So, I combo the smalls and the bigs - I don't remember the last time I had a pop. Cutting down on the caffeine too.

Now, it can be just as easy for you all as it is for me! Check this out! Tupperware has a ONE WEEK special on the Eco Water Bottles! 50% OFF!!! And just in time for spring, summer, picnics, travel season. You name it, these will be so convenient for you! And at 1/2 price a GREAT DEAL!!!

Let me know before March 22nd if you would like to order a set or two! I know I am.. will be great Easter gifts for the grandkids!!!

The BCBC Home/Small Business Expo!!

Posted by Trish Morris | Posted on 10:37 AM

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Vendors!   If you haven't already returned your registration form, please do so! 





Click on the form below, print off and send/fax to me.  You can message me through the event page on Facebook.








Belmond Community Betterment Corporation (BCBC)

Tupperware is not just for Grownups!

Posted by Trish Morris | Posted on 7:37 AM

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I know. It is still WINTER and there is a storm coming (depending on what weatherman you listen to). So, lets do a little dreaming.... Summer, campgrounds, swimming, suntans, gardens, POPSICLES! You know, those awesome frozen treats everyone LOVES!

Right now, Tupperware's Lollitups are on sale for ONLY $12!  Now is the time to invest in some Summer Fun!  - heck, who says that Popscicles are limited to the Summertime!  Check out the video and recipes below.  If you would like to order a set or two of these, you can go to my site HERE

There are also other great deals ON SALE this month for KIDS as well! 


 

Strawberry Popsicle Recipes

Strawberry Cherry Lemonade Popsicles: Blend 2 cups strawberries, 3-4 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, 1 1/4 cups pitted cherries and 1/4 cup agave nectar. Pour in molds, then freeze.

Strawberry Blueberry Popsicles: Blend 1 lb strawberries, 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp lemon juice. Fill ice pop molds half way and freeze for 30 minutes. Then blend 12 oz blueberries, 1/3 cup sugar and 1 tsp fresh lime juice. Pour into the molds to fill, then freeze.

Strawberry Tangerine Popsicles: Blend 1 cup sliced strawberries with 1 cup tangerine juice. Pour into molds and freeze.

Triple Berry Popsicles: Blend 2/3 cup sugar, 1 cup blueberries, 1 cup strawberries, 1 cup raspberries and 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice. Pour in molds, the freeze.

Peach & Strawberry Popsicles: Puree 2 ripe pitted peaches, 1 cup strawberries, 2 Tbsp honey and 1/2 cup milk. Pour into molds and freeze.

Strawberry Apple Popsicles:Blend 1 quart strawberries with 1/2 cup apple juice. Pour in molds and freeze.


Citrus Popsicle Recipes

Kiwi Popsicles: Blend 8 peeled and sliced kiwis, 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup honey and a pinch of salt. Pour into molds and freeze.

Honeydew Lime Popsicles: Stir 1/4 cup sugar into 1/4 cup water to dissolve. Blend 1 ripe, chopped and seeded honeydew melon with 2/3 cup lime juice and the sugar-water mixture. Pour into molds and freeze.

Lemon Raspberry Popsicles: Puree 1 cup raspberries. Pour into molds and fill the rest of the way with lemonade. Freeze.

Watermelon Lime Popsicles:Blend 2 cups chopped and seeded watermelon with 2 Tbsp honey and the juice of two limes. Pour into molds, then freeze.


Brothers enjoy a summer treat.  Photo from Shutterstock

Tropical Popsicle Recipes

Pina Colada Popsicles: Blend 2 1/2 cups chopped pineapple, 1/2 coconut cream, 1/2 cup coconut milk, 3 Tbsp shredded dried coconut and 1 Tbsp agave nectar. Pour in molds, then freeze.

Mango Popsicles: Puree 2 peeled and chopped mangos, 1 cup rice milk and 1 Tbsp honey. Pour into molds, then freeze.

Mango Coconut Popsicle: Blend 1 1/4 cups chopped mangos, 3/4 cup coconut milk, 1 Tbsp sugar and 1 Tbsp lime juice. Pour in molds and freeze.

Pineapple Popsicles: Blend 1 cup chopped pineapple with 1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice. Pour into molds and freeze.

Mango Banana Popsicles: Puree 4 ripe peeled and pitted mangos, 2 medium bananas and 1 1/4 cups fat free milk. Pour into molds. Freeze.

Pineapple Orange Banana Popsicles:Puree 2 cups chopped pineapple, 3 bananas and 2 peeled oranges. Pour into molds and freeze.


More Fruit Popsicle Recipes

Apple Grape Popsicles: Mix 3 cups organic applesauce with 1 cup frozen grape juice concentrate. Pour into molds and freeze.

Watermelon Popsicles: Cut a watermelon into chunks and puree it them in a blender. Pour in molds, then freeze.

Watermelon Lemonade Blueberry Ice Pop: Blend 2 1/2 cups of cubed, seeded, watermelon with 1/4 cup sugar. Pour into molds about one third of the way and freeze for 30 minutes. Blend 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, 1/4 cup orange juice and 1/4 tsp vanilla extract. Pour into molds over the watermelon mixture, and freeze. Then blend 2 cups fresh blueberries, 1 cup water, 5 Tbsp sugar and 1 tsp fresh lemon juice. Fill the molds. Freeze.

Apple Rhubarb Popsicles: Puree 2 cups diced rhubarb with 4 ounces of organic apple sauce and 2 tsp sugar. Pour in molds and freeze.

Blueberry Honey Popsicles: Blend 1 cup blueberries, 1 Tbsp honey and 1 cup soy milk. Pour into molds and freeze.


Chocolate Popsicle Recipes

Tutti Fruiti Chocolate Popsicles: Blend 1 large banana with 4 ounces low fat, unsweetened coconut milk. Fill molds leaving a little room at the top. Freeze for about 1 hour. Then add raspberries and chunks of dark chocolate evenly throughout. Add sticks and freeze.

Chocolate Coconut Popsicles: Heat 1/2 cup water, 6 Tbsp sugar and 1/8 tsp salt in a saucepan until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and whisk in 4 ounces chopped semi-sweet chocolate until melted and smooth. Whisk in 1 cup coconut milk and 1/4 tsp vanilla extract. Let cool to room temperature. Pour into molds and freeze.

Gluten Free Chocolate Almond Butter Popsicles: Blend 2 large bananas, 1/4 cup creamy roasted almond butter, 1/4 cup water, 2 Tbsp cacao powder, 1 Tbsp vanilla extract and 1/4 tsp Stevia. Pour into molds and freeze.


Unique Popsicle Recipes

Avocado Popsicles: Mix 1 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar in a saucepan, bringing it to a boil until sugar dissolves. Let cool to room temperature. Then mash in 2 small avocados, a pinch of salt, 2 Tbsp lime juice to the sugar-water mixture. Pour into molds. Freeze.

Sweet Potato Popsicles: Blend the flesh of 3 cooked sweet potatoes, 1/4 cup apple juice, 2 Tbsp honey and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Pour into molds and freeze.

Electric Green Popsicles: Blend 3 ripe bananas, 1 medium pineapple, 2 cups spinach and water to reach a smooth consistency. Pour into molds and freeze.

Cucumber Mint Popsicles: Blend 1 peeled and seeded cucumber, 1/2 cup mint simple syrup and the juice of 1 lemon. Pour into molds and freeze.

Red Bean Popsicles: Blend 1 cup of red beans, 2 cups coconut milk and 1 to 2 cups of evaporated organic cane juice. Pour into molds. Freeze.

Carrot Cake and Almond Butter Popsicles: Puree 4 large cooked carrots, 3/4 cup coconut milk, 1/4 cup almond butter, juice from 1/4 lemon, cinnamon, ginger, salt and a touch of honey.

FridgeSmarts 101

Posted by Trish Morris | Posted on 10:20 AM

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So.. Tupperware has this awesome special going on.

This 4 piece FridgeSmarts set is ON SALE for ONLY $27.50.




Incredible.

When I first became a Tupperware Consultant, I just wanted to get discounted Tupperware for ME.  Well, how selfish of ME!  I soon became enamored with  my  Tupperware and decided I wanted to share it with the world!

That led me to my Modular Mates and to FridgeSmarts.

Modular Mates I was very familiar with... FridgeSmarts, not so much.

So, this is what I did.  I purchased strawberries and put them in a small FridgeSmart and left some in the original package and put them on a shelf in the fridge, and told the fam to LEAVE THEM ALONE.  In other words... "do not eat because I am conducting an experiment on "Food Rot".

Well, this is what I got AFTER 3 WEEKS!




I do know that we would normally eat strawberries faster than 3 weeks.  However, when they go on sale for $1.88 a quart, I buy two.  Typically, by the time we get to the 2nd quart, I am picking out white fuzzies.  (blech) and thus lost MONEY and an opportunity to be HEALTHY by eating my fruits and veggies.

After this successful experiment with the strawberries, I tried lettuce!... we were eating lettuce out of my large FridgeSmart for 4 weeks!   Nether a piece of wilted or brown slimy lettuce in site!   Bagged lettuce didn't last as long as the head lettuce I tore apart, but it lasted longer than had I kept it in the bag!

Incredible -  Knock me over with a carrot stick!!!

The below video is a lot of fun, but it does explain, in part, how FridgeSmarts work.  Enjoy.







This video shows some more - what it looks like in your fridge. 




Did you know that fruits and veggies can be classified into light breathers up to heavy breathers?   (I know, I grinned at that also).

Here is the lowdown - 
 
Refrigerate fruits and vegetables immediately in Tupperware FridgeSmart containers.

Dry Garlic, Mature Onions, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Winter Squash and unripe fruit are not recommended for refrigerator storage.

Fruits and vegetables are divided into 3 groups - High Breathers (leave both vents open), Medium Breathers (leave one vent open, one closed), and Low Breathers (keep both vents closed)

High (or Heavy!) Breathers include:


  • Artichokes
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Endive
  • Peas (including Snow Peas)
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Corn (dehusked)

Medium Breathers include:
Vegetables
  • Beans (including Snap Beans and String Beans)
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Fresh Shallots
  • Green Onions
  • Greens (Collard, Kale and Swiss Chard)
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce, all types
Fruits
  • Ripe Apples
  • Citrus (including Grapefruit, Orange, Mandarin, Lemon, Tangerine and Lime)
  • Ripe Pears
  • Peppers (including Bell, Sweet, Hot and others)
Low Breathers include:
Vegetables
  • Asparagus
  • Beet Root
  • Button Mushrooms
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Okra
  • Radishes
  • Rutabaga
  • Summer Squash
  • Turnips
  • Zucchini
Fruits
  • Ripe Berries
  • All other ripe fruit not included in medium category
  • All fresh cut fruit
Although Tupperware works with the University of Florida and they have a lot figured out, here are some tips that you might find helpful:
  1. Try venting your mushrooms - I find they keep even longer
  2. Store cucumber at room temperature - you will find they do not go slimy. After a couple of weeks they may lose their color, but they will not rot even once they are cut. (I picked up this tip from a customer who has a produce store).
  3. Vent your cheeses keeping 1 or both vents open
  4. Experiment with 1, 2 or no vents open - find out for yourself what works in your fridge
Seriously - all kidding aside.

With the price of fresh fruits and veggies going up and up, and with more people growing their own, how can anyone not want to take advantage of  these containers!  

It is an investment pure and simple.

Contact me to order this special!  
Good until FEBRUARY 22nd!!!

 

Small Stuff, Mayo Jar & 2 Cups of Coffee

Posted by Trish Morris | Posted on 7:31 PM

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When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 Hours in a day is not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class
and had some items in front of him.
When the class began, wordlessly,
He picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar
And proceeded to fill it with golf balls.


He then asked the students, if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was..

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured
them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.
The pebbles rolled into the open Areas between the golf balls.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.

Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

'Now,' said the professor, as the laughter subsided,

'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.
The golf balls are the important things - family, children, health, Friends, and Favorite passions –

Things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, Your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, house, and car.

The sand is everything else --The small stuff.
'If you put the sand into the jar first,' He continued, there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.

The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, You will never have room for the things that are important to you.

So...

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.


Play With your children.


Take time to get medical checkups.


Take your partner out to dinner.

There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.

'Take care of the golf balls first --
The things that really matter.
Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.'

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled. 'I'm glad you asked'.

It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.

New "Essential Style" Products

Posted by Trish Morris | Posted on 7:52 AM

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Tupperware is always developing new products to make Tupperware Lover's lives easier -- and quite often brings back 'old friends'.

Check out the new line of Tupperware products called "Essential Style".   The video below was created at our Tupperware headquarters.   Love this.. know a few of this very dedicated people!  Enjoy!
 


   



Essential Style










Check out the mid-January Sales Flier! 

Smart Steamer from Tupperware

Posted by Trish Morris | Posted on 7:44 PM

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Now that you have watched the videos HERE about how Tupperware's Smart Steamer works, and the fact that Dr. Oz endorses this product, lets talk about a few recipes.    



In 20 minutes or less, you can have a healthy, nutritious, great tasting meal on your table.

 


Tangy one-dish Citrus Chicken with Steamed Vegetables



Citrus Sauce - makes 1/2 cup


½ cup fresh basil leaves 

1 green onion
2 tbsp. flat-leaf parsley 

2 tbsp. capers, drained
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice 

1 clove garlic, peeled
3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 

salt and pepper, to taste
 

Place first seven ingredients in the base of your Chop ’N Prep™ Chef. 
Replace cover twist to seal and pull cord 4–5 times to blend to a coarse puree. Remove blade and transfer sauce to a small bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste.
 


Chicken

1¾ cup/400 mL water 

2 - 4  boneless, skinless chicken breasts
½ lb./230g green beans, trimmed 

1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
salt and pepper, to taste 

3 tbsp. Citrus Sauce (recipe above)

Place water in Water Tray. 

Place chicken in base of Tupperware® SmartSteamer; season with salt and
pepper and brush with Citrus Sauce. 

Place green beans and red pepper strips in Colander Tray. 
Microwave on High power 14 minutes or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165° F/74° C. 
Remove chicken to a serving platter and brush with sauce. 
Toss the vegetables with 1 tablespoon Citrus Sauce and serve with chicken.

Note: This recipe was tested at 1200 watts. Serves 2 - 4

Let's Talk About Healthy Eating.

Posted by Trish Morris | Posted on 6:33 PM

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Before you eat healthy, you need to cook healthy.

How many of you know of, or watch Dr. Oz?   Well, he, along with other health professionals promote healthy cooking and eating.   One of the products he featured on his show is Tupperware's Smart Steamer.   Check this out.  






This is one product that I want to talk about.   It is January.  The month for resolutions.   I have one, and that is to lose weight.. I am sure I am not alone in this.   Along with that resolution, and all of this goes hand in hand, is to eat healthier, and be more active.  This is one product among many from Tupperware that promotes a healthy lifestyle.

This is how it works.



Give me a call or message me to find out more.  I would be happy to demonstrate how this awesome product works and how delicious healthy food tastes. 

Trish's Tupperware Connection

Posted by Trish Morris | Posted on 2:45 PM

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Well, I did it. 

After talking myself into it, out of it, and back into it - I created my Tupperware Connection Facebook Page. 

I will continue with the blog.. lots of nice links, recipes, specials and other musings. But, the FB page will be a more immediate information feed for specials, drawings, recipes, party notifications and more. 

 
Right now I have a special going on.   When I hit 25 "likes"  all those who have 'liked' the page to get to that number will be entered into a drawing to win a $20 Trish's Tupperware Gift Certificate.  Pretty awesome huh?

You can also go directly to my Tupperware Website for specials and other things - check it out... Modular Mates are ON SALE for 40% OFF!