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Lock that Guac with Guac Lock

Lock that guac. This shatter-proof, odor-proof guacamole container keeps it fresh, green, and ready-to-eat for longer. The container sits on a base that removes oxygen with a push (it reminds us of those push-up popsicles), creating an airtight seal. This keeps the avocados from turning brown, which means your guac stays green for days. And this oxygen-deprived environment can preserve other dips, too, like hummus, cocktail sauce, salsa fresca, and even tzatziki. When you’re ready to eat, Guac-Lock is great at serving, too. The push feature helps when you’re enjoying your dip. Give a gentle press down on the container’s sides to push the dip to the top, which looks more appealing and avoids having to scrape down the sides. We know how seriously people can get about their guacamole. Guac-Lock preserves it ‘til the last drop.FullSizeRender-17.jpgFullSizeRender-3.jpgFullSizeRender-2.jpg

Check out where to find your Guac Lock below!

https://www.thegrommet.com/guac-lock

https://www.instagram.com/guaclock/

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Baked Mac & Cheese

Hey everyone! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving last week and gobbled til they wobbled! Today, I will be sharing my recipe on baked mac and cheese which I indeed made for last weeks holiday. You can actually even call this a one pot wonder. It takes no time at all, easy to bake, and so delicious to eat for a large gathering or even great for leftovers. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter
  • 3 blocks (8 ounces each) sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 pounds elbow macaroni
  • 4 or 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • bread crumbs

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Butter a 9×13 baking dish.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the pasta until al dente and drain then set aside.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, cut the cheddar into small cubes.FullSizeRender-17.jpg
  4. Melt the butter in a large skillet, over low heat. Add the cubed cheddar and melt until creamy, stirring constantly. This will take about 10 minutes.FullSizeRender-20.jpgFullSizeRender-21.jpg
  5. Add the egg and stir until egg is mixed into the cheese.
  6. Add pasta to skillet and stir until combined. Stir in the milk and cream cheese, until cream cheese has melted into the pasta.FullSizeRender-18.jpg
  7. Add half of the pasta mixture to a 9-by-13-inch baking dish and top with some bread crumbs.FullSizeRender-24.jpg
  8. Add the remaining half of the pasta, followed by more bread crumbs.FullSizeRender-23.jpg
  9. Bake for 35 minutes and then broil on low for 5 minutes.
  10. Plate and serve!FullSizeRender-29.jpgFullSizeRender-27.jpgFullSizeRender-26.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This serves about 8 people.
  • Melting the cheddar requires a lot of arm strength and patience. Don’t worry- this recipe is totally worth it!
  • You can add whichever cream cheese flavor- I added jalapeño.
  • You can even top with onions, bacon, mushrooms, etc!

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Crazy Richards Peanut Butter

Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter allows you to get a healthy source of peanuts but at the same time, still satisfy that creamy peanut butter craving!

Why Peanut Powder? Peanuts, no matter their form, offer a variety of health benefits including being a great source of energy, rich in vitamins like niacin and vitamin E, protein, fiber and manganese. Due to their higher energy content, you need less to feel full and satisfied.FullSizeRender-9.jpg

One form of peanuts, peanut powder, is made by pressing the peanuts to remove naturally occurring oils. The result is a powder containing a higher protein to fat ratio (6g protein to 1.5g   fat) as well as fiber and other nutrients that make peanuts so nutritious. It’s important to choose peanut powders without the fillers, such as added sugars or flavors to ensure you are consuming a quality product. Unlike many other popular brands of peanut powders, Crazy Richard’s keeps it simple by using only 1 ingredient—peanuts!

Press about 90% of the oil out of their single ingredient creamy peanut butter and what do you get? Pure PB; a super versatile pure peanut powder that lets you add the flavor and protein from the peanut to anything from baking to shakes. Now in a portable single serve for on the go.FullSizeRender-18.jpg

Check out the links below to get your Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter.

https://www.crazyrichards.com

https://www.instagram.com/crazyrichardspb/

https://www.facebook.com/crazyrichards/

 

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-Mitz

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Reboot your Gut with FreedomFoods US

It’s time to reboot your gut! Barley+ Cereal grains are the best way to start off your morning simultaneously rebooting your gut. Barley+ is the best cereal grain made with a unique Barley grain called Barley max. It’s made with soluble fiber, insoluble fiber, and resistant starch. Barley+ contains prebiotic dietary fiber to help feed the intestinal flora and has a low glycemic index.

Barley+ is a delicious range of nutritious breakfast Mueslis that contains a unique Australian Barley called BARLEYmax. BARLEYmax is a non-genetically engineered Australian super grain that contains prebiotic dietary fiber to help feed the good gut bacteria found in your stomach.IMG_3468.JPG

Soluble Fiber and Insoluble Fiber are 2 important types of fiber that can be found inside of our breakfast Mueslis. These, together with beneficial resistant starch, work to promote digestion and can get you on your way to feeling positively good! And it doesn’t stop there either… Not only does Barley+ include juicy Cranberry pieces and chunks of Almonds and Pecans, it also contains 60% of your daily values of fiber and whole grains and 7g of protein in every serve!

Click below to check out freedom food US and how to get Barley+ !

http://freedomfoodsus.com

https://www.instagram.com/freedomfoodsus/

https://www.facebook.com/freedomfoodsus/

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See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Cookie Dough and Co. in My Belly

Last week, I had the pleasure of trying out a new spot in Virginia called The Stand.

The Stand is an expansive, colorful outdoor setting for everyone to enjoy the best new food trends the area has to offer. It’s super cute, super affordable, and super delicious! The Stand will not only serve a rotating menu of exciting foods from the hottest vendors around, but will also be a hub for social activities and community engagement.FullSizeRender-6.jpgFullSizeRender-8.jpgFullSizeRender.jpg

For their grand opening, I was able to try Cookie Do and Co and oh my, must I say, I was in heaven! Edible cookie dough is exactly what it sounds like, safe-to-eat cookie dough, in all its raw, gooey, & glorious form!! The best and cutest part was the shot of milk the cookie dough came with. Cookie Dough & Co. uses both heat treated flour and pasteurized eggs to ensure that every bite of the cookie dough experience is not only amazing in taste but absolutely safe to eat. It was so hard not to just take eat the cookie dough in one bite.FullSizeRender-16.jpgFullSizeRender-10.jpgFullSizeRender-19.jpgFullSizeRender-11.jpgFullSizeRender-13.jpgFullSizeRender-18.jpgFullSizeRender-17.jpg

Check out the links below for more information on Cookie Do and Co and The Stand!

https://www.cookiedoughandco.com

http://thestandva.com

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See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz