Sunday, September 9, 2018

FALL ENTERTAINING RECIPES & TIPS





Fall is my favorite time of year! The leaves are changing color, the temperature is cooler, and it's all about food, fun and family. 

This year, I have partnered with a few brands to help you with Fall entertaining, Football parties and tailgating.  Add a splash of warm colors like red, yellows and browns when entertaining.  It doesn't cost a lot to add little décor items like garlands of leaves and acorns to your counters, buffet dishes and table runners.  A little color around a serving dish, with a seasonal candle can also  warm the entrée or appetizer.   Here's 5 of my other Fall Entertaining tips. Enjoy!



                      
#1 Make Sandwiches that are sure to please the palate
Did you know the maker's of America's #1 selling frank also make turkey and ham lunch meats? I like their Grilled Hawaiian  Sandwich featuring Bar-S Smoked Ham and Oven- Roasted Turkey. 
 This  tasty sandwich is easy to make.  The recipe calls for, pineapple, barbecue sauce and  3 slices of turkey and ham lunchmeat.  It's fast and easy and perfect for busy families, tailgate parties and more.  To find this recipe and more go to  Bar-S recipes and coupons, sign up online at https://www.bar-s.com/newsletter.   


#2  Choose crowd pleasing appetizers  for Wine, Football or Fall Parties!

Football season is finally here, and game day is always more with with a crowd-pleasing spread of Wisconsin Cheese.  Whatever team you are rooting for, these recipes from WisconsinCheese.com are sure to bring home a win. Check out the  recipe for this football favorite, Bacon Siracha Football Cheeseball.  It's delicious!  Find the recipe at https://www.wisconsincheese.com/recipes/3570/bacon-siracha-football-cheese-ball









#3  Serve a clean fine tasting wine for adults, and Fall beverages like cider and hot chocolate for kids 
I really like FitVine Wine.  It's the wine for people with an active lifestyle, combining love for wine and fitness an ethic for sustainability. 
Being a  cyclist, I entertain a lot of athletes in my home, and most don't want to compromise their workouts and fitness goals while enjoying wine.  Fitvine Wine products are not only clean tasting, but also have the flavor, mouthfeel and alcohol you come to expect from a great wine.  FitVine varietals include:  Pinot NoirCabernetRoséChardonnayPinot Grigio, and Sauvignon Blanc. To create clean and rich tasting wines with the flavor, mouthfeel and alcohol content you expect from a fine wine, FitVine uses a proprietary malolactic fermentation process. The wine ferments to dry and lowers sugar levels. On average, all wines have less than 0.09g of sugar, 118 calories, and 3.9g of carbohydrates (per 5oz. glass). The FUN in the bottle remains intact with all wines ranging from 13.4 - 13.9% alcohol.  This is a favorite since it's lower in calories, carbs, calories, sugar and sulfites, but still rich in taste and high in alcohol. Very reasonably priced and FREE online shipping when you purchase a case.  You can also find FitVine at Whole Foods, Publix and many wine and liquor stores.  Go to https://www.fitvinewine.com to find your closest local retailer.  Instagram @fitvine_wine   Twitter @fitvine  FB  Fitvine Wine #FitVineWine #FitVine

     
#4 Choose Paleo deserts packed with protein this Fall.
Most guests are looking for deserts that are guilt free!  For a healthier desert option try a recipe from www.paleopro.com  I really like their Rich Paleo Chocolate Avocado Pudding.  It's made with PaleoPro Protein Powder with 26 grams of protein and the highest quality ingredients.  
                            
      


Chocolate Avocado Protein Pudding
Serves 1–2
1 large ripe avocado
2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
2 Tbsp. organic raw cacao powder
1 scoop Chocolate Paleo Pro Protein in Ancient Cacao Flavor
2 Tbsp. honey (or monk fruit sweetener if you are following a keto diet)
Pinch of sea salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1Ž4 cup unsweetened chocolate or vanilla almond milk (or more)
Halve avocado and remove pit. Scoop flesh into food processor or blender. Purée with melted coconut oil. Add remaining ingredients and slowly add almond milk, depending on desired thickness. Blend starting on low and then move to high until it is smooth like pudding, but don’t overblend. Top with chocolate chips, goji berries, coconut shreds, blueberries or whatever you feel like. 




# 5 Always have a  great cookware set        
There's nothing worse than cookware that causes food to burn easily or causes food to stick when it comes time to clean it.  I have used Swiss Diamond Cookware for years and have never been disappointed.  I upgraded to Swiss Diamond's X-D Ultimate Kitchen Kit.  It's the most advanced Swiss Made Diamond-Reinforced Cast Aluminum Non-stick cookware.  It's PFOA free and designed for healthy cooking with little or no oil.  Visit www.swissdiamond.com to save 15% online.  Type in Code "Coffee 15" through Dec 31st.  www.swissdiamond.com  Watch this video link to learn more about this wonderful cookware. Swiss Diamond Video


Visit www.lauradellutri.com  @lauradellutri  #lauradellutri to find more tips and recipes!



Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Fall Beauty Tips- Eva-NYC Mane Magic 10 in 1 Primer!

According to Bazaar Magazine 2018 Fall hair colors are warm blonds, smoky browns, and platinum highlights.  Think Sandra Bullock brown, Sarah Jessica platinum highlights, and you will be in style! To protect your hair, I like  Eva NYC Mane Magic 10 in 1 Primer. I have shared a few bottles with friends and they love it too!

 Eva NYC’s core hair care range combines Argan Oil with the breakthrough strengthening complex, Keravis™, to drastically improve the health of hair. Argan Oil nourishes, protects and repairs with Vitamins A & E, while Keravis™ protein complex is scientifically proven to dramatically increase strength and flexibility.  


This year, Eva NYC is launching a double pack of its Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer in all Costco warehouses across the U.S. The 2 pack will retail at Costco for $9.99, normally a $24 value (more than 50% savings.) Pick up your 2 pack at Costco today!  For more information go to www.eva-nyc.com @evanyc  #evanyc #evahairnyc    


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas 2018


Love is in the air with Valentine's Day just around the corner!  Did you know recent surveys show U.S. consumers will spend a total of $18 Billion dollars on their Valentines?  To make it easy on you this year, I have partnered with the following 3 brands to bring you some great gift ideas.





Share some special downtime together with your loved ones by playing video games on your TV at home or by getting together for a gaming date. Nintendo Switch it's the hottest video game system on the market today. It’s the only system that you can play at home and then take on the go. With games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2 and  The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it’s a great system to play solo or with your sweetheart.
Hardware: $299.99 (games sold separately) 
Software: $59.99 (each game) 




Based on The New York Times best-selling book, Same Kind Of Different As Me tells the true story of a couple whose lives are transformed by an act of kindness.  A recipient of the Dove Foundation seal of approval, the film is an inspiring and beautiful story about love starring Renée Zellweger and Greg Kinnear.  This uplifting drama is available on Digital February 6th, and on Blu-ray and DVD February 20th.  Watch the Trailer below...




          SameKindOfDifferentAsMeMovie.com




It’s not only Valentine’s Day in February – it’s American Heart Month!!!  So keep your Valentines’ heart healthy with one of these Garmin gifts -For the fashionista in your life, the vivomove HR is a stylish hybrid smartwatch that includes fitness and wellness monitoring, it looks like a classic timepiece. The Forerunner 35 is perfect for any runner…with built-in GPS and wrist-based heart rate. For the kiddos, the vivofit junior 2 is an activity tracker with themed app adventures from Marvel, Star Wars and Disney. For those who’d rather hop on a bike, the Edge 1030 is the ultimate GPS cycling computer with enhanced navigation and safety features. www.garmin.com 




























Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Holiday Gifts and Stocking Stuffers




It’s the most wonderful time of the year, to wish others good cheer!  This year don’t be a Bah Humbug stressed with those last- minute gifts to buy.  Here’s a few of my favorite gifts this year, all under $100, easy to find and sure to please someone on your shopping list!




SMIRNOFF PEPPERMINT TWIST VODKA

Back in time for the holiday season, SMIRNOFF Peppermint Twist Vodka is a delicious vodka specialty made with natural peppermint flavors. This limited-time offering begins with SMIRNOFF No.21 Vodka, which is triple distilled for smoothness and ten-times filtered, delivering a mouth-watering taste of sweet holiday candy, balanced by a soothing, cool peppermint taste.

The vodka specialty comes in a festive bottle, wrapped in its season’s best stripes, and features a unique “Scratch and Sniff” packaging releasing hints of peppermint and holiday cheer simply by rubbing the outside of the bottle.

Price: $15.99 Available Nationwide Smirnoff.com Twitter: @SmirnoffUSInstagram: @SmirnoffUS Facebook: @SmirnoffUS




Husky Universal Mechanics Tool Set from Home Depot 







This 60-piece, all-encompassing toolset provides a variety of ratchets, screwdriving bits, and sockets that will help get the job done. The dual-pawl technology of the 100-position ratchets feature multi-directional rotation for access to hard-to-reach areas and compatibility with several bolts and fasteners. The sockets included feature a knurl ring, making it easier to grip and spin. Pieces are stored in a durable case with stamped markings for easy identification.

Price:  $59.97 Available at HomeDepot.com or at your local The Home Depot store






              


Wahl Gift Ideas
Wahl has a full line-up of gift ideas to meet any guy's specific grooming needs.  For guys sporting facial hair, the Wahl Lithium Ion Stainless Steel Trimmer has a sleek body, powerful motor and a series of interchangeable heads.  It's an all-in-one arsenal for trimming, shaving and detailing.  The Lithium Ion technology delivers a 4-hour runtime and 1- minute quick change.  Guys who cut their own hair will want the Wahl Elite Pro Clipper, it has a classic design and Wahl's most powerful motor for goof-proof haircuts, or quick touchups.  Its self-sharpening precision blades stay sharper longer. The new Wahl LifeProof Shaver is perfect guys on the go as it’s virtually indestructible with a shock-proof and waterproof housing. You can just throw it in a gym bag, brief case or glove compartment. It also has both symmetrical and asymmetrical foil patterns to lift and cut hairs no matter which direction they are growing to give you the best shave with the fewest passes. Wahl products are available at online retailers such as Amazon as well as select retailers nationwide and at WahlHolidayGifts.com.

Facebook: Wahl Grooming
Twitter: @WahlGrooming
Instagram: @WahlGrooming


THIS BLOG IS A GIFT LIST OF MY FAVORITE PRODUCTS AND THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED ARE MINE.  I HAVE PARTNERED WITH THESE BRANDS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.  THIS BLOG IS SPONSORED BY SMIRNOFF, HOME DEPOT, and WAHL.