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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Yoplait Trix yogurt just got better

Nothing says fun like Yoplait Trix yogurt. Its colorful, delicious flavors are sure to please kids and moms everywhere. Kids will love the same great taste and moms will appreciate the goodness packed into every cup.

Image provided by Yoplait
Yoplait understands the importance of providing children with wholesome healthy snacks. Which is why they've taken their already delicious product and made it even better by removing all the artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners and high fructose corn syrup.

Convenient 4-pack
According to news reports, only about 50 percent of children over the age of 2 are getting the recommended amount of calcium and 90 percent are not meeting the recommended amounts of vitamin D, vital for building bone mass. Yoplait provides a fun product that kids love to eat while getting much needed nutrients during developing adolescent years.

Yoplait provides a fun product that kids love to eat while getting much needed nutrients. Yoplait Trix yogurt comes in a convenient 4-pack and retails for about $2.29 before this coupon offer. The individual cups are great for dropping into their lunch or when you're on the go. And the single serving cups are the perfect amount for toddlers and teens alike.

Make each day a fun day with a variety of fruity flavors. Strawberry Banana Bash, Triple Cherry, Cotton Candy, Raspberry Rainbow and Strawberry Punch. I had the pleasure of trying the Strawberry Banana Bash - and even though Trix "is for kids," it's also for sneaky grandmas.

Strawberry Banana Bash

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Apple Cartwheels: A healthy treat for all

This recipe can be found in the Taste of Home magazine, another of my favorite go-to places for recipes. This healthy snack is not only easy, but can also be made ahead and refrigerated for a quick snack. It's a sure family pleaser for all kids - big and small.

Miriam Miller of Thorp, Wisconsin stuffs apples with a yummy filling, then slices the fruit into rings to make eye-appealing after-school snacks. The filling is an irresistible combination of creamy peanut butter, sweet honey, miniature chocolate chips and raisins.

Photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 4 medium unpeeled Red Delicious apples, cored


  • In a small bowl, combine peanut butter and honey; fold in chocolate chips and raisins.
  • Fill centers of apples with peanut butter mixture; refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Cut into 1/4-in. rings. Yield: about 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts1 apple ring equals 50 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 13 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.
Originally published as Apple Cartwheels in Quick Cooking September/October 2001, p40

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Pork Tenderloin with Dijon Marsala Sauce

I found this recipe on the website. It looked delicious and the 15 minute prep time really caught my eye. The recipe was posted by KOALAGIRL who said "try the sauce over other cuts of meat and vegetables." I'm thinking thinly sliced chicken breast lightly pan fried, would be perfect to smother with this sauce!

I'll let you know, as I plan to prepare it very soon. Hope you enjoy the recipe and be sure to let me know what you think or maybe you have your own recipe to share with me.

Until next time - VA


cookin'mama Supporting Member


  • 2 pork tenderloins
  • 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1 cup Marsala wine
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat pork tenderloins generously with mustard. Oil a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Arrange tenderloins in pan, and brown the meat. Turn to brown evenly. Transfer meat to prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Turn, and continue cooking for 20 minutes, or until desired doneness.
  4. Meanwhile, melt butter over medium heat in the same pan used to cook the pork. Cook shallots in butter until soft. Stir in Marsala, mustard, and cream, and cook until volume of liquid is reduced by half.
  5. Slice pork, and place on a serving dish. Spoon sauce over meat, and serve. 
  6. Prep Time:
    15 Min
    Cook Time:
    40 Min
    Ready In:
    55 Min
     Amount Per Serving  Calories: 463 | Total Fat: 26.1g | Cholesterol: 163mg Powered by ESHA Nutrient Database

Nutritional Information
Pork Tenderloin with Dijon Marsala Sauce
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 463
  • Total Fat: 26.1g
  • Cholesterol: 163mg
  • Sodium: 439mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.1g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1g
  • Protein: 32.6g