Bundt Ham Salami and Provolone Sandwich

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Bundt Ham Salami and Provolone Sandwich
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a bundt pan with cooking spray. Place bread dough into the bottom of the pan and pinch the ends together to form a single ring. Bake about 30 minutes until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Place the bread on a serving platter and slice in half. Spread mayonnaise on the bottom half of the bread then sprinkle with about 1 tsp of Italian seasoning. Put provolone slices on top of bread, followed by meats, lettuce and tomatoes. Spread mayonnaise on the other half of the bread and sprinkle with the rest of the Italian seasoning.
  3. Slice and serve. Enjoy!
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This homemade bundt Ham Salami and Provolone Sandwich is super delicious and flavorful! This sub is huge. It is great for lunch and parties. Also, it’s very easy to make.

Ingredients:
  • 2 tubes refrigerated bread dough
  • Mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning, divided
  • 8-10 slices of Provolone cheese
  • 1/2 lb Salami
  • 1/2 lb Deli sliced Ham
  • 1/2 Lettuce
  • 1 Large Tomato, sliced
Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a bundt pan with cooking spray. Place bread dough into the bottom of the pan and pinch the ends together to form a single ring.

French bread dough

Bake about 30 minutes until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes.

Place the bread on a serving platter and slice in half. Spread mayonnaise on the bottom half of the bread then sprinkle with about 1 tsp of Italian seasoning. Put provolone slices on top of bread, followed by meats, lettuce and tomatoes. Spread mayonnaise on the other half of the bread and sprinkle with the rest of the Italian seasoning.

Bundt Ham Salami and Provolone Sandwich

Slice and serve.

Bundt Ham Salami and Provolone Sandwich

Enjoy!

Painting for Toddlers

Painting for toddlers is fun, but it can get pretty messy. It doesn’t have to be stressful. So when should we introduce paint to toddlers?

I introduced painting to my daughter when she was 18 months old. She was big enough to understand not to eat paint. She knew her colors too so it was fun for her to say the colors as she paint. My 15 month old son still eats everything so I will introduce paint to him later.

Painting is a really fun activity for my daughter and she always want to paint. The only negative thing about painting is that it is messy. Paint gets on her hands, face, clothes, and table.

Painting for Toddlers

(My daughter at 18 months old painting for the first time)

What type of paint are good?

Definitely washable and tempera paints! Tempera paints are non-toxic and it comes off clothes easily. You would want to avoid acrylic paints since it is not washable and it would not come off clothes. I had this happened before when she used my paints instead of hers.

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Water color painting is really fun although it can get messy if your toddler isn’t careful. It is best to use water color paper or card stock paper. I introduced water color to my daughter at age 3. She was able to understand that she has to dip/wash her brush in the water then get a color to paint. As you can see in her palette, she mixed some colors already. After painting, you can clean the paint by removing the mix colors with a wet paper towel. She did good by not making a mess or spilling the water and had fun painting. (She was playing “house” earlier in the background)

Mess free paint

There will be days when your toddlers want to paint, but you don’t feel like cleaning up. Here’s an idea that I found on pinterest. It’s mess free paint! Basically you put some paint in a ziploc bag and let your kids paint by moving the paint around.

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My daughter prefers to paint with a brush on paper though so I’ll just have to clean up after.

Hopefully these tips are helpful. Paints can get messy, but remember to have fun!

Brussel Sprouts with Shrimp and Bacon

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Brussel Sprouts with Shrimp and Bacon
Brussel Sprouts with Shrimp and Bacon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Brussel Sprouts with Shrimp and Bacon
Instructions
  1. Rinse the brussel sprouts then cut them in half or fourth. Set aside.
  2. Rinse the shrimp, take off the tail, and drain. In a medium bowl, put a paper towel in. Pour the shrimp into the bowl. This will help soak the liquid from the shrimp. Set aside.
  3. Cut the bacon into bite size. In a pan, cook the bacon until it's cook. Place a paper towel on a plate and scoop up the bacon bites onto it.
  4. In a large pan, heat 1 tsp olive oil. Pour in the brussel sprouts and cook until tender.
  5. Stir in the shrimp and bacon. Add the lemon pepper seasoning, salt, and black pepper.
  6. Serve with rice. Enjoy!
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Brussel sprouts with shrimp and bacon is a healthy and low calorie dish. It is simple and quick, yet taste amazing! Also very flavorful. It’s one of our family favorite meal.

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb of Brussel sprouts
  • 1 pack Bacon
  • 1 lb Shrimp
  • 2 tsp Lemon pepper with garlic & onion
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp Olive oil



Directions:

Rinse the brussel sprouts then cut them in half or fourth. Set aside.

Brussel sprouts

Rinse the shrimp, take off the tail, and drain. In a medium bowl, put a paper towel in. Pour the shrimp into the bowl. This will help soak the liquid from the shrimp. I’m using cooked shrimp, but raw shrimp works too. Set aside.

Shrimp

Cut the bacon into bite size. In a pan, cook the bacon until it’s cook. Place a paper towel on a plate and scoop up the bacon bites onto it.

Bacon Bacon

In a large pan, heat 1 tsp olive oil. Pour in the brussel sprouts and cook until tender.

Brussel Sprouts

Stir in the shrimp and bacon. Add the lemon pepper seasoning, salt, and black pepper.

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Serve with rice. Enjoy!

Brussel Sprouts with Shrimp and Bacon

Slow Cooker Meatballs and Spaghetti

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Slow Cooker Meatballs and Spaghetti
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix bread crumbs, salt, pepper, cheese, and eggs. Stir in the ground beef. Shape it into 1 1/2 inch balls and put it in the slow cooker.
  2. Pour the tomato sauce over the meatballs. Make more meatballs and put it in the slow cooker.
  3. Pour the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, onions, garlic, dried basil, oregano, parsley, and salt into the slow cooker.
  4. Slow cook it on low for 5-6 hours. Add in the cornstarch until the liquid is thick.
  5. Serve with cooked spaghetti. Enjoy!
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I always buy spaghetti sauce at the store until I decided to make my own. This slow cooker meatballs and spaghetti is delicious! I used to bake my meatballs, but not anymore. Slow cook meatballs taste way better than bake meatballs.

Ingredients:

Meatballs

  • 1 1/2 lb Ground Beef
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt

Sauce

  • 1 medium Onion, chopped
  • 2 cans Tomato sauce
  • 2 can Diced Tomato
  • 1 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 4-5 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp Dried Basil
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • Salt, to taste
  • Cooked Spaghetti



Directions:

In a large bowl, mix bread crumbs, salt, pepper, cheese, and eggs. Stir in the ground beef. Shape it into 1 1/2 inch balls and put it in the slow cooker.

slow cooker meatballs

Pour the tomato sauce over the meatballs.

slow cooker meatballs

Make more meatballs and put it in the slow cooker.

slow cooker meatballs

Pour the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, onions, garlic, dried basil, oregano, parsley, and salt into the slow cooker.

slow cooker meatballs

Slow cook it on low for 5-6 hours. Add in the cornstarch until the liquid is thick.

slow cooker meatballs

Serve with cooked spaghetti. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Meatballs and Spaghetti

Slow Cooker Meatballs and Spaghetti

 

 

Charm VoxBox

Charm VoxboxI’m so excited to be one of the 10,000 moms on Influenster to receive this Charm VoxBox. I have been waiting all week for my box to come in the mail. Super happy that I got it yesterday. This is the perfect box for moms and their child/ren. It is filled with some snacks and goodies for mom. Thanks so much Influenster!

I received these products for free and for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.

Charm VoxBox

The Charm VoxBox includes:

  • Vera Wang Embrace
  • Wet n Wild 1 Step WonderGel Nail Color
  • EVA NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask
  • EVA NYC Clean It Up Shampoo
  • Mott’s
  • McCormick Organics Taco Mix
  • Peeps Delights
Vera Wang Embrace ($29.99)

A collection of fragrance that evokes the intimacy and emotion of Vera Wang, capturing moments in time to be cherished & embraced.

Vera Wang Perfume sample

These are the samples that I got: Green tea and pear blossom (left) and Periwinkle and iris (right).

The green tea and pear blossom is a “fresh floral fragrance blending the comfort of Pear Blossom and the earthy crisp of Green Tea with note of Freesia and Sandalwood.”

The periwinkle and iris is a “floral gourmand fragrance blending sparkling notes of Violet Petals with the comfort of Whipped Sugar and a tender touch of Periwinkle and Iris.”

Both of these smells great! They have a floral scent. It’s not too strong so I would wear it daily.

Wet n Wild 1 Step WonderGel Nail Color ($4.99)

1 Step WonderGel Nail Color is a true gel formula that provides up to 2 weeks of color and shine in 1 easy step. No top coat, UV lamp, or harsh removal needed! You favorite nail color is a 2016 Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner.

Wet n Wild 1 step gel nail

This nail polish was alright. I love the color though. It takes about 5-10 minutes for it to dry. I had to apply two coats for it not to be transparent. It’s best to let one side dry before painting the other side. It was easy to take it off with nail polish remover. I shook the bottle a couple of times, but the nail polish have some tiny bubbles when I apply it on my nails. Not sure why.

An hour later and I already have some scratch marks on some of my nails. Life of a busy mom! After a couple of hours the nail polish was completely dry and it’s harder to make a dent in it.

EVA NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask ($11.99) & Clean It Up Shampoo ($9.99)

The Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask features Argan Oil to nourish and revitalize, while Keravis Protein Complex drastically increases hair’s strength and elasticity for hydrated, soft and manageable hair. Available at Ulta Beauty.

The Clean It Up Shampoo features Argan Oil to nourish and revitalize, while Keravis Protein Complex increases hair’s strength 3x when used together with our Soften Up Conditioner. 1 Liter bottles available at Costco Warehouses nationally.

Eva nye hair products

I love this shampoo and hair mask. Smells great! It cleans my hair well and gets rid of the oils in my hair. It makes my hair soft, silky, and stronger. The shampoo is very light and good for thin hair. The hair mask is a thick cream; thick enough to form a ball. I was amazed and decide to toss it in my hand from left to right. Haha. I feel like my hair does feel a little stronger. I’ll have to buy this shampoo and hair mask again after I finish these bottles.

Motts’s ($2.09-2.12)

Mott’s portable applesauce pouches are the perfect healthy snack for your on-the-go lifestyle. Now you can take your favorite applesauce wherever you go. Great for lunches, parties, purses, picnics, and halftime snacks.

Motts apple sauce

This is a good product for both moms and kids. I had a taste of it before I gave it to my son. It taste ok; wasn’t too sweet. Snack pouches are really good for on the go. It really is convenient and less messy.

McCormick Organics Taco Mix (1.50/unit)

This seasoning mix is a tasty blend of authentic, USDA-certified organic ingredients, including chili peppers, cumin, and oregano. A fiesta of flavor, McCormick Organics Taco Mix has a bold taste that’s not too spicy, but still warm enough to complement a variety of meats and your family’s favorite meals. Made with natural spices. Gluten-free. Non-GMO.

Taco seasoning

This seasoning mix taste good. It does taste a little bit different from others that I have tried. This one is very flavorful and taste healthier.

BurritoBurrito

Made myself a burrito! (I have braces)

Tacos

Made my husband tacos!

PEEPS Delights ($1.99)

Enjoy NEW dipped and decadent PEEP Delights! Available in classic marshmallow dipped in chocolate, along with other indulgent flavors like coconut and blueberry dipped in dark chocolate.

Peeps

I’m not really a fan of PEEPS, but these were alright. I could taste the coconut flavor. My daughter tried it and didn’t like it. I thought she would since she loves everything that is sweet including marshmallows.

Again, I received these products for free and for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.

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