Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Yummy & Easy... a Fundraiser!

Make your Holiday Entertaining Yummy & Easy with delicious food mixes from...

Janet, a blog reader from Iowa is graciously hosting an online Tastefully Simple Fundraiser to benefit Matt & Molly and their financial needs!

NOW through December 5th, 100% of the profits from any sale of Tastefully Simple product will be donated to the "Help Matt & Molly Fund"!

Sound Tasty & Simple?

Read on for great gift and holiday entertaining ideas and yummy recipes too!

Gift items starting at less than $15!

Gift items can be sent directly to your recipient with a personalized gift message included!

Need something really EASY for that busy mom who hates to cook?
This season, Tastefully Simple has introduced a new line of meal kits. Like all of the products, you never have to add more than 1 or 2 ingredients, and you can enjoy oven baked mac and cheese, bowtie pasta and chicken cacciatore, and more.

How about giving a gift to warm someone up with winter?
Try a delicious soup mix! the most popular soup, Perfectly Potato Cheddar is easy to make and delicious! Or try a warm drink such as Awesome Amaretto Cocoa, Warm Up Mulling Spice, or the customer FAVE, Oh My! Chai Drink!

Want to make your holiday entertaining EASY, elegant and delicious?
In addition to the very popular Bountiful Beer Bread and dips, you can enjoy easy-to-make Cranberry Tangerine Cheese Cake, Creamy Dreamy Chocolate Mousse, or Nanna’s Apple Cake.

And don’t forget the party buckets... Ruby Orange Slush Drink Mix or Samba Sangria Slush Mix make fun drinks simple to make! Drink mixes also have non-alcoholic versions.

Want to make a purchase & help the Nagels?
Log onto:

Click "Shop our Products"
From there, you can make an online purchase for yourself or as a gift for someone else.

And remember... 100% of the profits will go directly to Matt & Molly!

Have additional questions?
Email Janet at

Fundraiser Closes December 5th!

Expect products to arrive within 10 days.

How about some recipes?

  • The more, the merrier! Make marvelous mini-meatballs by adding Bacon Bacon™, Onion Onion™, Seasoned Salt and sharp Cheddar cheese to your favorite meatloaf recipe. Roll into 1-inch balls; bake and serve hot, skewered with cocktail picks and cherry tomatoes.
  • Add cream cheese and chopped red bell peppers to Bruschetta Cheese Ball Mix. Chill and serve with crusty bread, crostini or crisp veggies.
  • And for a creamy crowd-pleaser, stir flaked crab or cooked cocktail shrimp into Artichoke & Spinach Warm Dip before baking. Serve hot with French bread or chips.
  • Slice chicken breasts into cubes. Wrap a half slice of bacon around each one; secure with toothpicks. Brush with Bayou Bourbon™ Glaze, and bake until bacon is crisp.
  • Add cream cheese and chopped red bell peppers to Bruschetta Cheese Ball Mix. Chill and serve with crusty bread, crostini or crisp veggies.

Cranberry Orange Martini Slush

Ruby Orange Slush Drink Mix
14 oz. (1 1 3/4 cups) vodka
16 oz. (2 cups) cranberry juice or cranberry juice cocktail
About 4 cups warm water

Empty and rinse bucket; add all ingredients. Stir until dissolved

Oh My! Chai-Nog

1 scoop Oh My! Chai®
6 oz. hot water
6 oz. warm eggnog
1 oz. brandy
Whipped cream (optional)

Combine Oh My! Chai® and water in large mug. Add eggnog and brandy. Top with whipped cream for garnish, if desired. Makes 1 serving.

Rhubarb Strawberry Pie

1/2 cup strawberries
8 oz. plain yogurt
1/3 cup Rhubarb Strawberry Fruit Spread
4 oz. Cool Whip®
9-inch graham cracker pie crust

Mash fruit in bowl with yogurt and Rhubarb Strawberry Fruit Spread. Fold in Cool Whip; blend thoroughly. Spoon into pie crust and freeze at least 4 hours. Makes 6-8 servings.

For these recipes and many,many MORE, visit:


Elizabeth said...

If anybody out there hasn't tried Tastefully Simple, I can vouch that the products are VERY tasty! I love to cook, but was expecting our 2nd child last year so when I was invited to a party I indulged in a few items to make life easier while we adjusted to having 2 little ones. I've personally used the Bountiful Beer Bread mix, Garlic Garlic! seasoning, Fiesta Party Dip Mix (great for spicing up soups - homemade chicken corn chowder anyone?), Pomegranate Chipotle Sauce and Creamy Wild Rice Soup Mix. They are all FABULOUS! Several of them were perfect to use in easy holiday appetizers that got rave reviews and no leftovers at family gatherings :) You can bet I'll be taking advantage of this fundraiser!

Janet said...

Thanks, Elizabeth, for your testimony! I am the consultant offering this fundraiser. Like you, I love to cook, so was first suspect about the TS products. I was afraid they would be 'fast food products' with a 'fast food' taste. I learned quickly when I attended my first party that I was very wrong. These products are EASY and DELICIOUS. You can use them as instructed on the directions - or use them in more creative and elaborate ways. Incorporate them into your favorite recipes, or find recipes on the website. You can't go wrong. After attending my first TS party - I fell in love with the products and decided to become a consultant.