Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Westland's Holiday Boutique

After the pumpkin, the turkey, the dressing... It’s time to think Holiday Shopping and stressing.... WAIT!!! DON’T STRESS! Come have a mellow time gathering your Channukah and Christmas Gifts… “WESTLAND HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE” Friday, December 3 10 AM - 1 PM (right after the sing) Grab a coffee from the cart, a delicious breakfast from the BUTTERMILK Food Truck and come discover some great, NEW vendors!
We’re open to the public.– bring your friends, family, book club, yoga mates, colleagues, neighbors! In fact, e-mail five friends right now! Tell them we accept all major credit cards. Remember, 20% of all proceeds go to our beloved school. Ready, set....mark your calendar! Westland School 16200 Mulholland Drive Los Angeles, CA 90049 (310) 472-5544 www.westlandschool.org

Friday, November 26, 2010

Wildtree's Gift Sets

Wildtree makes gift giving simple, healthy and delicious - just like their food!
They have gift sets and bundles complete with recipes ready to go!
To place an order go to http://www.jenwarr.mywildtree.com/ and click on Shop Now.
Grapeseed Oil Sampler Set
Garlic Lover's Set - includes Garlic GSO, Scampi and Garlic & Herb

Here are some other Gift Sets all ready to go from Wildtree.

Includes: Bayou Blend, Fiesta Salsa Mix, Garlic Galore Seasoning Blend, Hot Chili Pepper and Garlic Blend, Italian Salad Dressing Mix, Jamaican Jerk Blend, Natural Grapeseed Oil, Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil, Rotisserie Chicken Blend, Tia Rosa's Red Enchilada Sauce.
New Comfort Classics Recipe Guide To Make: Jamaican Jerk Pork Tenderloin, Marinated Flank Steak, Portuguese Stewed Chicken, Chicken & Cheese Quesadillas, Pan Fried Catfish with Remoulade, Garlic Galore Meatballs
Price: $89.00

Includes: Buffalo Wing Marinade, Create Your Own Muffin Mix,Fajita Seasoning Blend, Fiesta Salsa Mix, Hearty Morning Granola Mix, Hearty Spaghetti Sauce Seasoning, Molten Lava Cake Mix, So Quick & Easy Pizza Dough Mix (3), So Quick & Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough Mix, Wildtree's Alfredo Extraordinaire.
New Comfort Classics Recipe Guide To Make: Buffalo Chicken Pizza, Mexican Pizza, The Wildtree Veggie Special, The Wildtree White Pizza, Molten Marshmallow Cakes, Granola Muffins
Price: $87.75

Includes: Hearty Spaghetti Sauce Seasoning, Hickory Smoked Grilling Oil, Hot Chili Pepper and Garlic Blend, Jalapeno Grapeseed Oil, Leslie's Chili Blend, Natural Grapeseed Oil, Sloppy Joe Seasoning, Thai Red Curry Paste, Tia Rosa's Red Enchilada Sauce.
New Comfort Classics Recipe Guide To Make: Smokin' Turkey Chili, American Chop Suey, Chicken Fricassee, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Curried Beef Stew
Price: $84.00

Holiday Gift Giving

Holiday Gift Giving
Give a gift everyone can use - simple, healthy & delicious food! Bundles for $30 or less!

Breakfast Basket
$29 (Culinary Club Members: $24.80)
This is the perfect gift for someone who loves breakfast, and who doesn’t?
Buttermilk Pancakes
Blueberry Pancake Syrup
Scrumptious Scones
Strawberry & Dark Chocolate Jam

Christmas Morning Delight
$30 (CCM: $26.40)
Pumpkin Pancakes
Apple Cranberry Jam
Whole Wheat Cranberry Orange Bread
Classic Cocoa

Popcorn Trio
$30 (CCM: $26.40)
For the movie lover on your list!
Simply Sweet Popcorn Seasoning
Spicy Cheddar Popcorn Seasoning
White Cheddar Popcorn Seasoning

Ringing in the New Year
 $29 (CCM: $25.60)
Makes a great hostess gift.
Wildly Delicious White Bean Dip
Guacamole Seasoning
Fiesta Salsa
Spinach, Artichoke and Parmesan Spread

South of the Border Sensations
$28 (CCM
Think Super Bowl Party
Guacamole Seasoning
Fiesta Salsa
Fajita Seasoning
Taco Seasoning

Slow Cooker Smorgasbord
$25 (CCM: $21.40)
Beef Stew Sauce
Wicked Good Slow Cooker Sauce
Southwest Stew

Comfort Food
$23/Choose 3; $31/Choose 4 (CCM: $21/3; $27.40)
Robust Tortilla Soup
 Hearty Turkey & Barley Stew
Mama Mia’s Minestrone Soup Mix
Southwest Stew

Pizza Party
$28 (CCM: $24.80)
(Includes recipe booklet)
So Quick & Easy Pizza Dough
So Quick & Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
Hearty Spaghetti Sauce
Scampi Blend

Chocolate Lover’s Dream
$24 (CCM: $21.20)
Molten Lava Cake
O’ So Heavenly Brownie Mix
Heavenly Chocolate Mousse Mix

Thursday, November 25, 2010

November's Freezer Meal Bundle

Can’t make it to the Freezer Meal Workshop but still want to save time, money & stress? Then purchase a bundle and receive all the recipes, cooking directions and side dish suggestions. When you purchase a Freezer Meal Bundle you will receive recipes for Garlic Galore Chicken, Lemon Rosemary Chicken, Chicken Curry with Sweet Potatoes and Coconut Rice, Apricot Chicken, Citrus Rotisserie Chicken, Bolognese Sauce, Korean Style Beef, Harvest Pork Roast, Caribbean Pork and Cowboy Style Chili. You will also receive the guest special of the month. The 10 Meal Bundle allows you to make all the recipes multiple times as well as many others!
10 Meal Bundle Italian Salad Dressing Blend
Garlic Galore
Lemon Rosemary
Rotisserie Chicken
Honey Mustard
Hearty Spaghetti Jamaican Jerk Curried Garlic Garlic Grapeseed Oil Leslie's Chili Blend Only pay… $92.50 My Culinary Club Price… $74

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Mustard Garlic Green Beans

A healthy alternative to the traditional Green Bean Casserole!

Mustard Garlic Green Beans
1 lb fresh green beans, washed & trimmed
1 TBSP Horseradish Mustard (substitute Honey Mustard for a sweeter dish!)
In large skillet, heat oil and mustard then add green beans. Saute, turning frequently for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender.

Cook's Note ~ Try roasting them in a 400 degree oven instead of sauteing!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Gingerbread Crinkles

Gingerbread Crinkles

1 pkg. Gingerbread Cake Mix
1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
1 large egg
1 to 2 tablespoons hot water

Stir the mix with the softened butter until even crumbs form. Add the egg and 1 tablespoon hot water. Knead until the dough comes together (dough will be a bit sticky), adding the final tablespoon of water if necessary. Divide the dough in half, wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour (or up to 3 days). Roll the dough into 2” balls. Dip tops in sugar, place on the prepared baking sheet, and flatten slightly. Bake the cookies in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 12 to 14 minutes; they will be slightly soft when done. Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes; transfer to a rack to finish cooling.

To order Wildtree's Gingerbread Cake mix or any other Wildtree groceries please go to www.jenwarr.mywildtree.com.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Guest Chef ~ The Versatile Stir-Fry!

I love a good stiry-fry!
It's quick, easy, delicious and a great way to use up leftovers!
This is another Guest Chef entry from Wild for Wildtree with Yvonne who believes stir-fry is not limited to Asian flavors.

Why oh why do we all think of Asian style food when we hear the term, “stir fry”? Wildtree does have some great Asian style stir fry sauces. I LOVE using the Asian Ginger Plum or the Thai Sesame Sun Butter. Hubby prefers the Kickin Asian Stir Fry Sauce since it is more traditional. But there is so much more that we can do with stir-fry! If you have some sort of protein (beef, pork, chicken, tofu) and/or veggies and some rice, try some of these other varieties of my favorite stir-fries! They are quick and easy (since the meat should be diced whether precooked or raw) and good for ya!
Italian Stir FryGarlic grapeseed oil sautéed chicken (or sausage), mushrooms, onion and diced tomatoes. Combine the tomatoes with some Hearty Spaghetti blend or Garlic Galore prior to adding them to the stir-fry skillet. Serve over Parmesan Rice.
Mexican Stir Fry Jalapeno grapeseed oil sautéed chicken/beef, onion, peppers, black beans, Fajita or Adobo blend (use about 1/2 TBSP). Top with shredded cheese & Fiesta Salsa and serve over Cilantro Lime Rice. You can also just add some cilantro and a squeeze of lime as well.
Basil Pesto Stir Fry Basil Pesto grapeseed oil sautéed chicken/shrimp and tomatoes – add spinach the last few minutes to wilt. Also great with some toasted pine nuts. Mix with some prepared Basil Pesto blend, to taste, with rice.
The All American (Yvonne's Hubby’s FAVORITE!) Butter flavored grapeseed oil sautéed chicken/steak, onions and mushrooms, diced potatoes and liberally sprinkled with Rancher’s Steak Rub to taste.

Here’s another one that I enjoy straight from the Wildtree recipe search tool:
Chipotle Lime Fried Rice 2 tablespoons Wildtree European Dipping Oil - Hot Chili
1 small onion diced
1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
2 cups white or brown rice, cooked
2 teaspoons Wildtree Chipotle Lime Rub
3/4 cup frozen peas
3/4 cup pineapple cut into small chunks
PREPARATION: Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook the onion until soft and translucent and add the mushrooms. Cook for a couple of minutes and then add the rice and seasoning. Finish by adding the pineapple and peas and cooking for 3-5 more minutes.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Guest Chef ~ Marvelous Mac and Cheese, Wildtree Style!!

I am fortunate to be surrounded by many Wildtree Reps who love to cook and share recipes as much as I do! Keep an eye out for these 'Guest' Chefs on my blog.

Marvelous Mac & Cheese, Wildtree Style from Wonderfully WIldtree with Becca
1/2 (8 oz) package any pasta such as whole wheat fusilli
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded provolone cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
1 TBSP Wildtree Buffalo Wing Marinade (this is on the discontinued list...BOO!! Get it while you can!!)
1 TBSP Wildtree Scampi Blend
1 cup protein (leftover ham, chicken or turkey or leave out!)
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
1/2 cup Panko Bread Crumbs

1.Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Place macaroni in the saucepan and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.

2.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8x8 inch baking dish. (Becca used her Pampered Chef Spritzer with Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil.)

3.Spread the Cheddar cheese over the bottom of the baking dish. Top with a thin layer of macaroni. Top macaroni with Provolone cheese, another layer of macaroni, a layer of mozzarella and a third layer of macaroni. Top with a layer of Colby-Monterey Jack cheese. Mix protein choice throughout casserole. Mix the egg and the milk together, add the Wildtree Seasonings. Pour into macaroni dish. Sprinkle with Panko bread crumbs.

4. Bake in the preheated oven 20 minutes, or until bubbly and golden brown.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thanksgiving is coming...are you ready?

Fall is an absolutely beautiful time of year!
It makes me homesick and fills my mind with memories in New England of vibrant colored changing leaves, cool crisp air, pumpkin patches, apple picking, making applesauce, pumpkin pies, drinking fresh apple cider, getting cozy under blankets at a football game and looking forward to a delicious Thanksgiving meal with family.
To help make your Thanksgiving meal planning easy, I have a Thanksgiving Recipe Booklet that contains 6 Holiday Favorites made with a Wildtree twist! For $82 plus shipping you'll receive 10 Wildtree products plus the recipes for... Holiday Turkey Holiday Stuffing Amazing Sweet Potatoes Spinach Artichoke Green Bean Casserole Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes Pumpkin Mousse
You must order it TODAY (Monday Nov 15) to ensure it arrives in time for the holiday. Simply contact me today to place your order.