Thursday, May 31, 2012

Private Selection Moroccan Burger with Mint-Pepper Glaze

Have you been to Kroger to try the Private Selection brand yet? I have and I am all about saving money while still having flavor. I love their Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, even though I should not be eating Ice Cream. I am not a fan of hambuger but I thought I would share this recipe with you anyways. You can find other recipes from Kroger here.


Private Selection Moroccan Burger with Mint-Pepper Glaze
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Serves: 6
  • Mint – Pepper Glaze1/2 cup apricot fruit spread
    1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
    1 Tbsp Private Selection Organic Fresh Mint, chopped
    Zest of 1 lemon + 2 Tbsp lemon juice

  • Burgers
    1 tsp Private Selection ground coriander
    1 tsp Private Selection ground cumin
    1 tsp Private Selection fancy paprika
    1 tsp Private Selection California garlic powder
    1/2 tsp Private Selection ground red pepper
    1 tsp Private Selection sea salt
    1/2 tsp Private Selection freshly ground black pepper
    11/2 lb Private Selection Angus ground beef *
    Cooking spray
    6 grilled or toasted Private Selection jumbo whole wheat sandwich buns
    6 Slices Private Selection Havarti cheese
    *For a more authentic taste, use 1 lb. of Private Selection ground lamb and 1/2 pound of Private Selection ground beef.

  • For mint-pepper glaze:
    1. Combine all ingredients in small bowl. Cover and chill.

  • For burger:
    1. Combine first 7 ingredients in small bowl; mix thoroughly. In a large bowl combine ground beef and seasoning blend . Mix gently with fingertips or fork just until incorporated. Form into 6 (4 inch-wide) patties.
  • 2. Place burgers on platter. Burgers can be made up to 6 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate.
  • 3. Preheat grill (medium-high heat). Lightly coat with cooking spray. Grill burgers to desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Grill buns, cut side down, just until lightly toasted, about 1 minute.
  • 4. To assemble the burgers, spread the mint-pepper glaze on the cut sides of the buns. On each roll bottom, place a cooked burger and Havarti cheese. Add the roll tops and enjoy. Refrigerate any leftovers.

I am a BzzAgent and as a BzzAgent I received a bag of Private Selection Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt potato chips and coupons for Private Selection products for myself and coupons to share with others. These are my opinions are my own honest opinions and I was in no way paid for my opinion.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Flash Memorial Day Fire Pit Giveaway Ends May 31st

This is a guest post by Mom and Baby Reviews and Kathleens Blog Spot!

Flash Memorial Day Fire Pit Giveaway

May 26 - May 31, 2012

you the chance to win a Better Homes and Gardens Fire Pit!
The Better Homes and Gardens 30" Outdoor Fire Pit is an ideal way to heat up your garden or patio. You can easily assemble this portable fire pit for instant use. A hemispherical spark guard shields you from spurts of fire. Four symmetrical legs and a sturdy steel base offer excellent stability for outdoor use. It features steel wood racks to store wood piles and a wood grate to facilitate better airflow. With the included lifting tool, you can easily place and remove the grate. This outdoor fire pit will warm up your outdoors during chilly evenings.
Better Homes and Gardens 30" Outdoor Fire Pit:
Steel spark guard Steel wood rack Sturdy steel base Lid-lifting tool For outdoor use only Outdoor fireplace assembled dimensions: 18.5"H x 29.25"L x 29.25"W

A Huge Thank you to the following blogs for sharing this giveaway!

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

$50 Gift Card to Essential Swimwear #Giveaway

This is a guest post by Miss Jackie's Views
                  Photo Credit: Jacqueline Griebel

Essential Swimwear offers a wide array of swimsuits ranging in size from S (0-2) to XL (18).  Prices are very reasonable and right now they have a large selection of swimsuits on SALE. Essential Swimwear swimsuits are flirty and feminine with some gorgeous colors that really pop!  Sometimes it can be hard to get the right size swimsuit especially if you are ordering online, there is no need to worry about that if you order from Essentail Swimwear - they offer free exchanges! And they offer free shipping on orders over $100.

Go check out the collection of one piece swimsuits Essential Swimwear has HERE and see if you can pick just one you love! In addition to one piece swimsuits Essential Swimwear has tops and bottoms that you can mix and match, swim skirts, and board shorts. The possibilities are endless with Essential Swimwear and I am sure anyone can find a swimsuit they love! I received the Ocean Ruffled Halter Top and Ruffled Skirt to review and I really like it. I mean I really, really like it!! It is demure and flirty and provides coverage in just the right places. Usually I feel self-conscious wearing a swimsuit but not when I am wearing the Ocean Ruffled Swimsuit. Most swimsuit tops have a spaghetti strap to hold it up and it either comes undone in the water or slips a lot, the Essential Swimwear halter tops have a nice wide strap that is comfortable. And the Ruffled Skirt provides perfect coverage while looking cute and feminine.

You can connect with Essential Swimwear on FACEBOOK and TWITTER to keep up with all the latest swimwear they have and special deals and offers. Guess what? Essential Swimwear has generously offered a $50. gift card to one lucky reader of Miss Jackie's Views!! Entry is easy in the rafflecopter form below.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

$20 Starbuck Gift Card #Giveaway Ends May 15th

This is a guest post from Crazed Mind!!

I am a total coffee addict.  It is like a life line to me.  I do not need it to get going but love it for the flavor and warmth.  Also what a great way to deliver amaretto to my cup too!

But as a dedicated coffee drinker, I have to have times where I can get it on the go.  And who does it best?  Your right....Starbucks!

So today I am thrilled to offer Two $10 Starbucks e-Gift Cards for giveaway.  I am sure you can find a way to use them in no time at all.  This giveaway will run from May 1st to May 15th.  I want to thank all the blogs that are jumping in on this bandwagon to share.  Great group...I know because we all hang out together over on facebook.  A bunch of chatty patties and pauls we can be.  Sure would be fun if we could all get together at a Starbucks and share.

Here are the girls and boys of the band who brought you this giveaway!