My Favorite Products for the Holidays #ad #SealsForGood

As you know the holidays are really around the corner and we have to have on hand good quality products to ensure that we present to our friends and family a delicious dessert, bread or meal.

I love to use 100% Real California Milk products because they are the best quality we can have.

The Real California Milk Seal isn’t just another logo. It represents the commitment by California dairy farm families to producing quality milk that goes into the dairy products families need. To demonstrate this dedication to nourishing families and communities, Real California Milk is leading an initiative called Seals for Good. The campaign has been going on since September as we’ve been supporting families affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in Florida and Texas. But now, we are expanding the campaign to help those in our own backyard affected by the wildfires.

Real California Milk will donate $5 to the Great American Milk Drive every time a user shares a photo of our Real California Milk seal on social using the hashtag #SealsforGood (up to $10k in CA and $20k in TX/FL).

For many children and families who face hunger, even basic staples like milk may be missing. The Great American Milk Drive, in partnership with Feeding America, has delivered more than 1 million gallons of milk to food banks across the country since 2014 to help families get the nutrients they need.

I’m always recommending to my friends different and better products they can add to their baked goods and here I want to show you my favorites

Grated Cheese
Butter
Cream
Cheese
Flavored Cream

Just remember to look for the Real California Milk Seal.

 

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Created Art With Milk #Giveaway #MilkAndArtContest

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with the California Milk Processor Board and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

Picnic Centerpiece  #MilkAndArtContest

I love spending time with my family and we love making arts and craft together, this is a great way to create, reuse and use our imagination. Milk is more than a drink – it brings families together and makes simple moments magical.

In this occasion we are using different Milk containers to make some fun centerpieces for our picnic, and let me tell you the this was a super fun experience.

The materials are very simple as you can see, an empty milk container, some stickers, tape, paint and of corse a lot of imagination.

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The CMPB Milk & Art campaign creators of the got milk? encourage you to share, create and form part of this amazing campaign, and make with your kids using a milk jug/ milk carton a fun and cute craft.

This a very fun video for you to see how fun was to make this different centerpieces. And also to inspired you to get super creative with your kids using a milk carton as your canvas.

This is why you could win $2,000 for your kid’s education with this milk container! If you live in California, turn it into a work of art and send it to facebook.com/tomaleche to enter the contest.

Go and check out the Rules Here 

And also don’t forget to leave a comment so you can also participate in this great giveaway and tell me either something you learned about the Milk and Art Contest or your favorite submission so far, you could win:

Just remember to enter the giveaway you must be a CA resident, 18 years or older and US resident.

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What is in Milk? #Milk fuels a better healthy and strong future Got Milk?

Got Milk CampaignMilk is a gift of nature that has become one of the most popular foods, not only for its constant use, but also for its nutritional qualities and different applications.

What is healthy eating? A healthy diet is one that includes adequate and balanced in all food groups so that the body gets all the nutrients essential for good performance numbers. All balanced diet includes vegetables, fruits, dairy and low fat meats, grains and fats.

Milk is considered one of the most complete foods for two reasons:
1. because it provides the necessary nutrients for life: carbohydrates, proteins and fats and
2. vehicle because it is various vitamins and minerals. So it is not surprising that milk serves as raw material for many other dairy products.

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Milk is undoubtedly a highly nutritious product that struts provides high degree of versatility in the kitchen. The milk may be included as an ingredient in various recipes or just eaten alone at the desired temperature.

This nutrient promotes bone and dental health, and contributes to blood clotting, muscle contraction, and when taken as part of a healthy diet can help prevent diseases such as osteoporosis, hypertension and obesity. “Recent studies have shown that consuming 3 fat dairy a day prevents the buildup of fat in the cells thus facilitating weight reduction.

It is also the vehicle of nutrients such as vitamins and minerals, among which we can mention phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin A, B2, B12 and D, which exert specific and important functions in health. Therefore, the daily intake of 2 cups of milk is recommended.

Milk is definitely a product you should not be without great food and friendly, and there are many health benefits that people experience daily consume.

This post is brought to you by got milk? Drink to a brighter future.

Check out these links where you can find more info, ideas and facts about the got milk? campaign.

Got Milk

http://www.facebook.com/gotmilk

Here is a beautiful printable for you, to place in your kiddos lunch box, bag or anywhere you want to make it more special when they are drinking Milk.

Got Milk growing up healthy

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MORE THAN A STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE

First I want to tell a little story, a few weeks ago my husband bought a Vitamix and for those who know this brand will know that this is the most popular blender at the moment, does much more than blending, is almost magical says my daughter.

Well, my youngest daughter was so excited, she loves being in the kitchen with me, we were trying to see what kind of recipe we made first, my precious baby said she wanted a milkshake, I saw her very surprised because I did not know where she had seen that you could make smoothies and I saw that she had the recipe book in hand.
We started to make the smoothie and everyone loved it, my Vitamix has officially become the tool of the smoothies.
I made this smoothie the day that my daughter did not want anything to eat, she has only 3 years so sometimes it is difficult for her to eat.
I try to use fruit that she likes and I add a couple of secret ingredients that nobody would notice. Some times we have to disguise some meals for the children.
This is a unique and fun way to share with family and eat better.
Enjoy it.

INGREDIENTS

*1-1/2 cups nonfat milk
*1 pint fresh strawberries
*2 bananas, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
*1/4 cup powdered milk
*1/4 cup oatmeal
*1/4 cup honey
*2 cups cracked ice

DIRECTIONS

In a blender combine all the ingredients until you have a smooth, thick texture.
Serve immediately, preferably chilled glasses.

Makes 4 servings.
Total time counter 10 minutes.
Level of this recipe: Easy.

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MAS QUE UN BATIDO DE FRESAPrimero quiero contarles una pequeña historia, hace unas semanas mi esposo me compro una Vitamix y para muchos que la conocen sabrán que es la licuadora mas popular en este momento, hace mucho mas que licuar, es casi mágica dice mi hija.
Bueno, mi hija menor estaba muy emocionada, a ella le encanta estar en la cocina conmigo, estábamos tratando de ver que tipo de receta hacíamos primero, mi bebe tan preciosa dijo que quería un batido, yo la volví a ver muy sorprendida ya que no sabia donde había visto que se podían hacer batidos y en eso vi que tenia el libro de recetas en la mano.
Hicimos el batido y le encanto, mi Vitamix se ha convertido oficialmente en la herramienta de los batidos.
Este en particular lo hice un dia que ella no quería nada de comer, tiene solo 3 anos así que aveces es difícil que coma. Trate de utilizar frutas que le gustan y ademas le agregue un par de ingredientes secretos que no iba a notar y que para su alimentación son muy importantes.
Esta es una forma diferente y divertida de compartir en familia.

INGREDIENTES

*1-1/2 taza de leche sin grasa
*1 pinta de fresas frescas aproximadamente 20 fresas medianas
*2 bananos pelados y cortados en trozos de 2 cm.
*1/4 de taza de leche en polvo
*1/4 de taza de avena tradicional
*1/4 taza de miel de abeja
*2 tazas de hielo en triturado

PREPARACION

En la licuadora combine todos los ingredientes hasta que tenga una contextura suave y espesa.
Sirva inmediatamente, preferiblemente en vasos que hallan estado previamente en el congelador para mantener el smoothie bien frio.

Rinde 4 porciones.
Tiempo total de la receta 10 minutos.
Nivel de la receta Facil.

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TORTILLA SOUP


This recipe takes me back to my childhood.
My grandmother made ​​us this soup on rainy afternoons, or when there was a lot of tortillas at home.
I’m not sure who invented the soup, I only know that for many years was consumed in my house and we all loved it.
I was surprised when one day my husband told me that he also made ​​him this soup as a child and is one of their favorites.
What I do now is to make it on occasion for my family, trying to follow the tradition that started many years ago my grandmother.
I hope you make it and enjoy it as much as we do.

INGREDIENTS

4 cups of milk
12 corn tortillas
1 1/2 teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS

In a saucepan, heat milk and crumble the tortillas, add salt and stir.
Wait until the milk begins to boil and apart from the fire.
You will notice that it will thicken as they cool.

Serve immediately.

Preparation time 10 minutes.

Makes 4 servings.

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FRUIT DELIGHT

This dessert is special for busy days.

Super fast and delicious.
The taste and texture is the best and for this time of year is what is needed.
I hope you will try and enjoy.

INGREDIENTS

1 can condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk
1 can fruit cocktail 14 ounces
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1 / 4 cup water

DIRECTIONS

Place the gelatin in the water and leave for 5 minutes.
In a bowl, mix condensed milk, evaporated milk and fruit cocktail with juice.
Put the gelatin in the microwave for 30 seconds to dissolve.
Add to the mixture, stirring constantly.

Place in a rectangular pyrex and put the dessert in refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight if possible.

Before serving, cut into small pieces and carefully remove the pieces and serve.

This recipe makes 20 servings.

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HOMEMADE BREAD PUDDING

Especially to enjoy with family, this recipe is very easy and delicious.

Ideal for afternoon coffee or breakfast.
Traditional in Costa Rican cuisine, and a favorite in almost the entire world.
I invite you to taste this delicious recipe that has been in my family for a long time.

INGREDIENTS

1 baguette
1 cup sugar
1 stick butter melted
2 eggs
3 cups nonfat milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon

DIRECTIONS


Cut bread into chunks and place in a bowl.
In another bowl mix milk, sugar, eggs, butter, cinnamon, vanilla and heavy cream.
Bring the mixture to the bread and let stand for 15 minutes.
Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

You can add raisins, candied fruit, or nuts if desired.

Once completely cool store in the refrigeration.

Enjoy it.

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MY GRANNY COCONUT CAJETA

An original recipe from my beloved grandmother and I want to share with you.

I hope you enjoy them as much as me.

INGREDIENTS

2 cans of condensed milk
2 cups shredded coconut
2 sticks butter
1 / 4 teaspoon coconut extract
15 units of graham crackers
pinch of salt

DIRECTIONS

In a heavy bottomed pan heat the butter, condensed milk and coconut, stirring constantly for 15 minutes over medium heat until mixture is browned, add a pinch of salt and coconut extract.
Make crumbs with the cookies.
Remove from heat and add the cookies, bring back to the heat and let thicken about 15 minutes. Remember that during this process must move constantly.
Remove from heat.
We take teaspoons of the mixture and form balls, put them on parchment paper to cool completely.

From this recipe you get 62 cajetas.

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ARROZ CON LECHE COSTA RICAN STYLE ( RICE PUDDING )

This is a classic desert from my beloved Costa Rica, with some changes to give it a taste even more delicious.

INGREDIENTS
2 cups of long grain rice
5 cups of milk
1/3 cup sugar
3 cinnamon sticks
5 cloves
1 can condense milk
1 can evaporate milk
1 egg yolk
zest of one lemon
1 cup raisins
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon butter
DIRECTIONS
In a large saucepan over low heat put the rice, milk, cloves, cinnamon and lemon zest. Stir with a wooden spoon. Let it cook until the rice is ready in about 30 minutes. Move constantly to avoid sticking to the bottom of the pot. When the rice is almost dry, add butter, and three quarters of evaporated milk. Stirring constantly add the egg yolk with the remaining quarter of evaporated milk, sugar and condensed milk. Remember to move constantly. Finally raisins, move, leave Boil for three minutes and remove from heat. You can add coconut, ground cinnamon or grated cheese without salt.

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