Birchbox – June 2011

june 2011 birchbox Yesterday I received my second Birchbox in the mail!  I must say, it was another really great box for me.  I can honestly say that I’m excited about each of the samples I got.

Here’s What I Got:

Kate Spade “Twirl” Fragrance Sample
Laura Geller Baked Blush N’ Brighten in “Honey Dipped”
Amika Oil Treatment
Pangea Organics Green Mandarin and Sweet Lime Facial Toner
Bonus: Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads (2) and Small Packet of Pangea Balancing Oil

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Your Favorite Pie Recipe May Be Worth $1000!

Nestle pie contestNestle is giving Facebook users a chance to win a $1000.00 American Express gift card!  All you have to do to win is submit your from scratch homemade pie recipe that includes at least one Nestle product.  You can go to their official rules section to see what Nestle products qualify.

Don’t worry, you have plenty of time to perfect your recipe.  The contest runs up until June 30, 2011.  Make sure you include step by step recipe instructions, a title for your recipe and a picture.

For more info, visit the Nestle contest Facebook page now.

*ps – I am in no way affiliated with this contest and have not been paid to advertise this.  I just wanted to share the contest opportunity with my readers.

Crockpot Mexican Pulled Pork

mexican pulled pork

This pulled pork recipe is very versatile just like my Salsa Chicken is.  These kind of crockpot meals are great for weekends when you have tons of other things to get done and you don’t want to have to be in the kitchen long.

All you have to do is put all the ingredients together and come back in 6 hours.  You still get a great home cooked meal without slaving over the oven all afternoon.

We ate this pulled pork in soft taco shells as the original recipe intended but you could use it many other ways.  It would also make a great topping for a delicious salad!

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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

loaded baked potato soup

Sadly, this will probably be my last soup recipe until fall hits.  :(  I don’t know what it is but I just can’t get myself to eat a hot bowl of soup when it’s hot outside.  It’s just not appealing to me.

But on the bright side, I left the best soup for last!  Yummy loaded baked potato soup.  It’s cheesy, creamy and so delish.  I left some nice potato chunks in mine but you could puree it smooth if you wanted to instead.  I like feeling the texture of the potato and broccoli bits.

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