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Entries in food (38)

Wednesday
May132009

**UPDATE** Edy's / Dreyer's Ice Cream Giveaway and Contest to Win $100K

**UPDATE**
After verifying all comments, tweets and blog posts

The winner is....
comment #41 Lily!

______________Original Post____________

Edy's Lego Truck
Photo Credit
: Model Gal via Flickr

I. Love. Ice cream.
I'm pretty sure I've said that more than once.

I even love sharing it with you!
And I'm so happy to share 3 ways you can WIN with Edy's / Dreyer's Ice Cream.

1. Win an ice cream Block Party for 100 guests


Log onto www.slowchurned.com and in 350 words or less explain why your neighborhood deserves a Slow Churned Neighborhood Salute ice cream blog party. You just might be one of 1,500 winners...great odds! But hurry - entries MUST be in by May 29, 2009.

2. Win $100,000 for one day's work of dishing out ice cream


Edy's / Dreyer's created Rocky Road 80 years ago during the Great Depression. This June, they will debut a new Slow Churned Light ice cream flavor to 'deliver a double scoop of optimism' for the Taste of Recovery promotion. Visit www.icecream.com (can you believe that domain name wasn't already taken? I digress.) One lucky person will be given the oportunity to earn $100K for one day of dishing out the new flavor and lots of smiles.

3. Win a 6-month supply of Edy's / Dreyer's Ice Cream!


Yes, one of my lucky readers (and commenter, c'mon people - you know how this works) will win gift certificates for a 6 Month Supply of ice-cream. All I'm saying is, if you are local to me, you better be prepared to share!
How to enter:

Leave a comment- What do you think of Edy's / Dreyer's Taste of Recovery promotion?
a) I think promotions like this help 'lighten things up' during times like these
b) I think it's just another way to advertise
c) I don't care either way I just want some free ice cream!

Extra Extries as usual leave a separate comment with link:

  • Tweet this giveaway "I just entered to win a 6-month supply of Edy's / Dreyer's Ice Cream! http://tinyurl.com/ow72mp "
  • Blog about this giveaway
  • Email 5 friends and cc me scarytwins [at] yahoo [dot] com

The give certificate giveaway ends 5/27 at 11:59 pm ET.

I scream, you scream we all scream for Ice Cream!
Janine

Monday
Apr272009

Mister reviews Ragu Old World Style Sauce


Normally Mister does not contribute to my blogs. Occasionally he'll leave a comment or two. A number of times he's helped me figure out html code. Usually I'm throwing him under the bus in one of my posts.

But this time I was running out somewhere being fabulous and all, and he was in charge of making dinner.

I had thawed out some previously made penne with ricotta but it was lacking in the sauce department.
So the mister grabbed a bottle of Ragu Old World Style sauce I had just received from Mom Central and unknowingly became part of the Twofer review team.

Here's how it went:

Me calling to check in from my land of fabulous to see how the kids are doing, "Hi! How'd it go?" (I'm rather verbose)

Mister, "That pasta stuff was awesome!"

Me, "Really? Because it was frozen and I didn't know how it would taste."

Mister, "I used that Ragu sauce...that stuff was great! You should get that more often."

Me annoyed by his sexism, "YOU should go to the store and get that more often."

Mister, "{sigh} Whatever. That Ragu sauce is good and the girls ate it up."

Me, "Well........good. I love you."

Mister, "mmm, hmmmm" which means 'I love you back'.

So you see, Ragu Old World Style sauce not only tastes good, it can help you communicate with your spouse.

Eating the leftovers,
Janine

Thursday
Apr232009

Interesting Study: Healthy Choice meal + walking lowers cholesterol & weight

Earlier this week I got to sit in on a call with Dr. James Rippe who will be releasing results of a study he did with 130 participants who all had at lease one major risk factor for heart disease.

The Rippe / Healthy Choice Study

In this study one group of participants were required to eat one Healthy Choice frozen, prepared meal a day plus participate in a walking program.

The other group only did the walking program.

The result was the Healthy Choice group lowered their cholesterol by an average of 12 points. They lost an average of 18 lbs and all of that weight was body fat. More importantly, according to Dr. Rippe, the participants did NOT have a decrease in dietary quality which is often the case when people diet.

Why Healthy Choice for this study?

Apparently Healthy Choice is the ONLY bran
d of froze, prepared meals that fit the criteria 'healthy' in terms of calories, fat, sodium, etc. as determined by the FDA.

In addition, Healthy Choice has developed a new line of All Natural Entrées that are filled with protein, whole grains, fiber and antioxidants to help promote heart and digestive health...without preservatives, artificial flavors or colors.


I have yet to try these frozen entrees but the study findings were interesting enough for me to check out Healthy Choice on my next visit to the grocery store. If any of you follow me on twitter (@twincident) you'll know I've been trying to watch what I eat including less carbs, sugar and sodium (using hashtag #dietingsucks) so this may be just what I need! (Thanks Mom Central for letting me know about this!)

For more information on the study visit: http://www.rippehealth.com/index.html

For a list of Healthy Choice All Natural Entrees including vegetarian choices like Mediterranean Pasta,or Pumpkin Squash Ravioli visit HealthyChoice.com.

Janine

Wednesday
Apr152009

Win 1 Free Month to DrWeigh for tips on feeding children

Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Joanna Dolgoff, MD (aka: Dr. Weigh) at the Subway/NIH Pep rally in DC where I learned about the WE CAN! program to defeat childhood obesity.

Watch the Stop Light


Joanna has created a very cool online program that gives parents what they need to help their children eat healthy without being hungry.

  • Her easy "stop light" system rates thousands of foods with a red, yellow, or green light to easily determine which foods need to be limited and which foods are unlimited...yes, unlimited, so there's always something to snack on!
  • Recipes and sample menus help you plan ahead and make eating healthy much easier.
  • Weekly newsletter and nutrition lessons offer support and exercise tips to help keep your family's health on track.

Check out her success stories so you can see how kids really did learn to make better choices all on their own!

Enter to Win a FREE MONTH at DrWeigh

Here's how you can win a free month of membership with all the benefits listed above:
1. Go to www.DrWeigh.com and read the program FAQs
2. Leave a comment here with the FAQ that jumped out at you most (the one that made you click and read more)

That's it!

Extra entries- LEAVE a COMMENT for Each:
3. Tweet this contest (leave link in comment)
4. Blog about this contest (leave link in comment)
5. Grab the Twofer Thumbs button (leave link in comment)
6. Email a link to this contest to 5 friends and cc me scarytwins [at] yahoo [dot] com

Contest Ends Friday, April 24, 2009 at 11:59pm

Be sure to visit Joanna's blog for lots of valuable information too: www.DrWeigh.com/blog.

Janine

Monday
Apr132009

Bringing me to tears...Haagen-Dazs Five Review and Giveaway

**UPDATE** Winner is Mike & Jill (comment #17)
Thanks for playing!
____________________________________

Today is a very sad day.
For a week now I've had something in my kitchen that has become a great source of comfort.
For a week I have had something that allowed me to take a moment, to reflect, and even smile.
For a week this little something motivate
d me, encouraged me, and rewarded me to get more work done.

I am, of course, talking about the containers of creamy, all-natural, delicious Haagen-Dazs Five ice cream that Mom Central sent me to sample.

The last of the Haagen-Dazs Five ice cream has been consumed.

I. am. crushed.

Haagen-Dazs Five ice cream has just five ingredients:
1. skim milk
2. cream
3. eggs
4. sugar
5. flavor*

*Hold onto your taste buds here because HDFive gives new meaning to flavor with
Ginger, Passion Fruit, Vanilla Bean, Mint, Milk Chocolate, Coffee, and Brown Sugar.

Here's what the Twofer thought:

The magic of Haagen-Dazs Five

These container of goodness encouraged me to get more done...."OK, one more blog post and I can have a spoonful of HDFive Mint!"
And I found the creamy, sweet-but-not-too-sweet flavors gave me that little afternoon lift I needed.
Plus, the HDFive ice cream seems to have fewer calories and fat than regular Haagen-Dazs premium ice cream so there was no guilt (I can convince myself of just about anything).

Win FREE Haagen-Dazs Five ice cream

Now YOU have the chance to win 3 of your own Haagen-Dazs Five!
To enter just leave me a comment telling me which HDFive flavor you want to try the most (or if you already have tried one) and you'll be entered to win 3 coupons each good for one free container of HDFive!

Contest ends Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 11:59pm.

Extra entries (leave a separate comment for each) include:

  • Grab the Twofer Thumbs button for your blog (include url in comment)
  • Tweet this post (tip: click on the "2 minutes ago" below your tweet to isolate and grab that url to leave in comment here)
  • Email link to this post to 5 people and cc me (scarytwins[at]yahoo[dot]com)

Be sure to check out the pictures of the ice cream arriving on dry ice from Mom Central and read about our dry ice experiment too at Twofer the Price of One!

Missing my HDFive {sniff},
Janine