Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Here's to Mom MasterCard Post Holiday Shopping

Now that you have finished your holiday shopping, and spent all your money you will have to figure out a way to buy the necessitates that you need to survive. I know sometimes you can find better deals for some grocery items online. Really, you can buy pretty much anything online.  Remember that you can use your MasterCard to earn a reward for buying those purchases online.  to sign up all you have to do is enroll your MasterCard card, do some of your holiday shopping online and after spending just $200 you receive a $20 MasterCard gift card! Remember that this deal expires on 12/31/2011, so if you haven't already sign up HERE. I look forward to seeing you all in 2012. Have a wonderful and save New Year.

I am participating in this MasterCard Promotion and I received a complimentary special Here’s to Mom kit for my participation. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip Review

I am lucky because Noah likes to eat healthy. I know many other parents that struggle with their children are eating habits. Noah loves fruits; we are still working on some vegetables. He seems to like carrot sticks and celery sticks. We are still working on peas and corn, but he loves raw green beans. I like to get some of the precut carrot sticks and slice my own celery, because it is cheaper. We had the opportunity to try out some Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip.  I really like the Marzetti product line. They make delicious salad dressings and my personal favorite caramel cups. I thought that Noah would like it, because he loves yogurt and dips anything he can think of in it. He creates his own wraps and recipes all the time so I knew it would be a hit.  I am sure he has dipped his carrot sticks and celery in yogurt before we tried the Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip.

We went to get our test sample of the yogurt dip and were excited to try it. Me being a picky eater I wasn’t really interested in trying it. I am very persnickety about what foods I will eat so I had my review team try this out. My review team consists of my five year old, and since we are in Florida my mom. I had my mom pick out the flavor to appease her taste buds, as I thought she would be the one eating the most of it. We went with Spinach and Artichoke. It is also gluten free, which is great for those who can’t or choose not the eat foods with gluten.   Noah was a little hesitant to try it, as he is with most foods. I was able to have him try it and he really liked it. Just as I suspected, he likes it with carrots and celery and I think I saw a grape or two dipped in. 

My mom really liked it too; she thought the texture was really good, and very flavorful. She said it is hard to find a good spinach and artichoke dip that is ready made when you want a snack and don’t have time to make it yourself.  She is really pleased and will buy it again and wants to try different flavors like the Chipotle Cheese and the Garden Herb and Ranch. I think this would be great for a holiday get together with a veggie platter, or as a snack for game night, or even just as an afternoon snack.  They have some good recipes on their website too, I know my mom’s mouth will water when I share them with her.  I can’t wait to tell her about the Spinach and Artichoke pizza and the other recipes.  I am sure you could even make up your own recipes to try or substitute any recipe that calls for veggie dip for Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip.

Have you ever tried Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip? What is your favorite flavor? Do you have any recipes that you have used with it? I look forward to your thoughts.

I was one of the bloggers selected by T. Marzetti Company and Clever Girls Collective to host a Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip review. They provided me with product to test myself and compensation for my time. However, my opinions are entirely my own.