Tuesday, May 31, 2011

McCormick Winner

And the winner is...

Cheryl F. said...

Tweeted the giveaway

May 25, 2011 9:27 PM

You have 24 hours to claim your prize. Congratulations.

NEUTROGENA® Wet Skin Sunblock review and giveaway***CLOSED***

New NEUTROGENA® Wet Skin Sunblock Spray line is the first sunblock specially formulated to be applied to Wet Skin while offering broad spectrum SPF protection. The products of this comprehensive line for adults and kids.

NEUTROGENA® commissioned a national survey that revealed more than 70% of Americans do not reapply sunscreen when they are outdoors for long periods of time. However, doctors and their professional organizations stress the importance of sunscreen reapplication to prevent sunburn. The Skin Cancer Foundation advises, "Reapplication of sunscreen is just as important as putting it on in the first place, so reapply the same amount every two hours."
The new product line includes:

For Kids:

o NEUTROGENA® Wet Skin Kids Sunblock Spray SPF 70+

For Adults :
o NEUTROGENA® Wet Skin Sunblock Spray SPF 30

o NEUTROGENA® Wet Skin Sunblock Spray SPF 50

o NEUTROGENA® Wet Skin Sunblock Spray SPF 85

For more information about the brand, please visit:

NEUTROGENA® Wet Skin Sunblock Spray es la primera línea de protección solar específicamente formulada para ser aplicada en la piel mojada mientras ofrece máxima protección solar. Los productos son para adultos y niños.

A principios de año, NEUTROGENA® llevó a cabo una encuesta nacional que reveló que el 70% de los Americanos no se vuelven a aplicar el protector solar cuando están al aire libre por largos periodos de tiempo. Sin embargo, los doctores y sus organizaciones, reiteran la importancia de la re-aplicación del protector solar para prevenir la insolación. The Skin Cancer Foundation[1] sugiere: " La re-aplicación del protector solar es igual de importante que la aplicación inicial, por lo cual se debe re-aplicar la misma cantidad cada dos horas".

La nueva línea de productos incluye:

Para Niños:

-NEUTROGENA® Wet Skin Kids Sunblock Spray SPF 70+

Para Adultos:

-NEUTROGENA® Wet Skin Sunblock Spray SPF 30

-NEUTROGENA® Wet Skin Sunblock Spray SPF 50

-NEUTROGENA® Wet Skin Sunblock Spray SPF 85

Para mas información sobre la marca, vista:

My thoughts: I really like that this line of sunblock can be added while wet. How many times do you get to the pool and the kids jump in before you lather them up with layers of sunblock? I like that there is a product for the kids and for adults. Who wants to wait for the sunblock to dry? The kids really like it because it is a spray on, compared to the rub done. I also like that it is hypoallergenic.

Would you like to win a $70 Neutrogena gift pack? Here is how to enter:

1) Tell me which SPF you would like to try and why? (1 entry)
2) Be a GFC follower. (1 entry)
3) BE a twitter follower. (1entry)
4) Tweet. (1 entry/per tweet, unlimited)

Win a $70 Neutrogena Wet Skin gift pack @independentmami ends 6/14

This giveaway ends on June 14 at 8 am. A winner will be picked at Please leave an email in your comment. The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize. US only. Good Luck.

***Disclosure-I received a Neutrogena Wet Skin gift pack for review. No monetary compensation was received. These are my honest opinions. You may have different results or opinions.

Monday, May 30, 2011

NEUTROGENA® Oil-Free Acne Pink Grapefruit Review and Giveaway***CLOSED***

NEUTROGENA® Oil-Free Acne Pink Grapefruit line, the products that eliminate acne and contain a refreshing Pink Grapefruit scent.

The product line includes:
· The NEW NEUTROGENA® Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit
Cream Cleanser
· NEUTROGENA® Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser
· NEUTROGENA® Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub
· NEUTROGENA® Body Clear® Body Wash Pink Grapefruit
NEUTROGENA® Oil-Free Acne Pink Grapefruit line, los productos cual eliminan el acné y que contienen un refrescante aroma a toronja.

La línea de productos incluye:
· El Nuevo NEUTROGENA® Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Cream Cleanser
· NEUTROGENA® Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser
· NEUTROGENA® Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub
· NEUTROGENA® Body Clear® Body Wash Pink Grapefruit
My thoughts-The first thing that I like about this line is that it is Oil-Free because I have an oily face. Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub has microbeads and it foams up really good. Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Cream Cleanser is really refreshing with a cool sensation after you wash your face. And Neutrogena not only takes care of the face but now it takes care of the body with Body Clear® Body Wash in Pink Grapefruit. I like the Grapefruit scent. I knew Grapefruit was good for the inside but now it is also good for the outside.

Would you like to win $50 Neutrogena gift pack? How to enter:

1) Go to and tell me which is the feature that most catches your attention about this line? (1 entry)
2) Be a GFC follower. (1 entry)
3) Be a twitter (@independentmami) follower. (1 entry)
4) Tweet. (1 entry/tweet, unlimited)

Win a $50 Neutrogena gift pack @independentmami ends 6/14

This giveaway ends on June 14 at 8 am. A winner will be pick at Please leave your email in your comment. The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize. US only. Good Luck.

***Disclosure-I received a gift pack to review. No monetary compensation was received. These are my honest opinions. You may have different results and opinions. It is always good to try a product for your own experience, and results.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Houston Movie Screening Passes-XMEN***CLOSED

Are you ready and excited to go see X-MEN: FIRST CLASS? Want to go see it before all your friends?
Do you live in Houston or surrounding areas? I have 15 general admission admit-2 passes to give away to the first 15 people to comment below. Please leave your email in the comment, that is the only way I am going to send you the instructions on how to get your pass. Screening Passes are not guaranteed entrances, they are first come, first serve basis.

The screening is on Thursday, June 2nd at 9pm at Cinemark Memorial City.

That's it-Leave a comment.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

AMF's Summer Unplugged

School is almost out. My son gets out of school in 1 more week. What are we parents to do to entertain these kids and keep them busy? We enjoy bowling as a family and with our friends. Check out this great deals...

Fun. Active. Social. Local.

AMF's Summer Unplugged is this summer's best bowling deal!

Zip, Zero, Zilch for Kids 16 and Under-

At select AMF centers, two free games of bowling per day for kids 16 and under. (Shoe rental not included, but they’re worth paying for.)

Time: open until 8:00PM, 7 days a week.

Dates: Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day) through Monday, September 5 (Labor Day).

Parents go to to select a participating center (over 200 locations) and complete a simple registration form.

Free game coupons emailed every Sunday starting May 29 for the following week – it’s that simple!


Share the fun and save!

For families of registered kids, a one-time payment of $27.95 buys 2 games per day for 4 people all summer long – it’s the AMF Summer 17 Plus Pass. (Same dates and times as above.)

Less than $7 per person for 2 games everyday all summer.

Available online at


Kids combo meals all summer for $2.99.

Pin decorating contest:

Most votes on Facebook in each of 4 age divisions wins a $2500 scholarship prize

AMF donates 25 cents per vote up to $10,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

Schedule of learn-to-bowl and fun competitive sessions.

***Disclosure-I participated in this campaign as a member of One2One Network and am eligible for a prize drawing. All opinions stated in the post are my own.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Tween Parents-Don't Fret The Sweat

Check out for money saving offers and expert tips, tools and real life stories about how parents are communicating and transitioning their tweens into confident and self-reliant teens.

***Disclosure-No monetray compensation was received.  This post is my entry into a sweepstakes as part of my membership with One2One.

Winner of Pampers $50-Pay it Forward AX gc

I was very torn because I had to pick a winner.  After reading all the different stories, there were a couple that really touched my heart.  I contacted some to give me more information on the person or persons they would help as well.  I would love to help everyone but I only have 1 giftcard to give away.  So since I could not decide, I went to, and we have a winner.

And the winner is....

katychick said...


I would buy diapers for my friends son- he is 5 months old. They are really in need and if you read this-they could use your prayer. The mom had one eye removed about 2 years ago b/c she has a rare form of ocular melaoma-she is only 30 years old. She then had a son- he is now 5 months old and the cancer has returned- to her liver. She needs all the support we can give her. please add her to your fb

fb- benefit for tiffany blair
This is her story:

Tiffany was diagnosed in August 2009 with a rare form of cancer called Ocular Melanoma. This is a very rare type of cancer of the eye. Doctors told her at the time that due to the size of the tumor the best course of action was enucleation, or removal of the eye. Tiffany handled all of this with amazing grace and strength. She had a prosthetic eye made and adapted amazingly quickly. Her insurance would not cover the cost of the eye, as it was deemed to be “cosmetic”, and she had to pay out-of-pocket for this. However, scans revealed no signs of cancer anywhere else in her body and she was deemed to be “cancer free”, and was told she just needed follow-up CAT scans every 6 months for the first 3 years.

She had a beautiful baby boy Dylan in January 2011. During her pregnancy she was unable to have the CT scans completed. She had her most recent scan March 2011. It showed the cancer had returned to her liver and spleen. To make matters worse, she lost her health insurance the day after she learned of this diagnosis. Thankfully, Tiffany has been able to secure insurance from the “high risk pool” in Texas, and her coverage will be effective as of May 1st. However, the premiums and deductible are extremely high. In addition, treatment options are very limited. We are in the process of trying to research the best options quickly. It appears very likely that she will have to travel out-of-state to receive at least some of her treatments. There is a doctor in Pennsylvania that has some potentially promising treatments. We are not sure at this time what all treatment is going to consist of, it is constantly evolving.

Thank you so much,

Tcogbill at live dot com

May 19, 2011 2:36 PM

If you would like to help Tiffany, please click here to go to her donation page.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Ancho Adobo Bistec Tacos with Roasted Corn & Tomatillo Salsa

Bistec (beef) tacos get fiery heat with an adobo or marinade of garlic, cilantro, lime juice and three peppers – smoky ancho, sweet paprika and crushed red pepper. Serve the tacos with a refreshing salsa of roasted corn, tomatillos and cilantro.

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Refrigerate 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Roasted Corn & Tomatillo Salsa:
3 to 4 ears fresh corn
3 fresh tomatillos, papery skin removed, rinsed well and diced (about 1 cup)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 green onion, chopped (about 2 tablespoons)
1 radish, halved and thinly sliced (about 2 tablespoons)
2 tablespoons diced red onion
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon McCormick® Gourmet Collection Diced Jalapeño Peppers
1/4 teaspoon salt

Ancho Adobo Steak:
6 cloves garlic
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon McCormick® Gourmet Collection Ancho Chile Pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon McCormick® Paprika
1 teaspoon McCormick® Crushed Red Pepper
1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Cumin
1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Coarse Ground Black Pepper
1 1/2 pounds boneless beef sirloin steak
3 boiler onions, halved
12 corn tortillas (5 1/2-inch)

FOR THE SALSA, remove husks and silk strands from corn. Soak in water for 15 minutes.
Grill corn over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until tender and lightly charred, turning occasionally. Cut kernels off cobs (about 2 cups). Mix corn, tomatillos, cilantro, green onion, radish, red onion, lime juice, oil, jalapeño peppers and salt in large bowl until well blended. Cover. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes to blend flavors.

FOR THE STEAK, place garlic, cilantro, lime juice, water and seasonings in food processor. Cover. Process until smooth. Reserve 2 tablespoons. Place steak in glass dish. Add remaining adobo; turn to coat well. Cover. Refrigerate 15 minutes or longer for extra flavor. Remove steak from adobo. Discard any remaining adobo.

GRILL steak over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes per side or until desired doneness, brushing with reserved 2 tablespoons adobo. Grill onions 2 to 3 minutes per side or until slightly charred. Grill tortillas 1 minute per side or until warmed.

SLICE steak into thin slices. Slice onions into thin strips. Serve steak and onions in tortillas. Top with Salsa.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: 399 Calories, Fat 11g, Protein 31g, Carbohydrates 44g, Cholesterol 39mg, Sodium 800mg, Fiber 5g

Test Kitchen Tip: Boiler onions are small onions with a sweet, pungent flavor. They are often used whole in recipes for stews, kabobs and roasts. If unavailable, substitute cippolini or small sweet onions.

Tacos de Bistec Adobado con Chile Ancho con Salsa de Maíz Asado y Tomatillo

Rinde 8 porciones
Tiempo de preparación: 40 minutos
Tiempo de cocción: 20 minutos


Salsa de Maíz Asado y Tomatillo
3 a 4 espigas de maíz fresco
3 tomatillos frescos, pelados, bien lavados y cortados en cubos (alrededor de 1 taza)
1/4 taza de cilantro fresco picado
1 cebollita picada (alrededor de 2 cucharadas)
1 rábano cortado a la mitad y en rebanadas finas (alrededor de 2 cucharadas)
2 cucharadas de cebolla roja en cubos
3 cucharadas de jugo de limón fresco
2 cucharadas de aceite de olive
1 cucharada McCormick® Gourmet Collection Diced Jalapeño Peppers (jalapeños cortados, línea gourmet)
1/4 cucharadita de sal

Bistec Adobado con Chile Ancho:
6 dientes de ajo
1/4 taza de hojas de cilantro fresco
6 cucharadas de jugo de limón fresco
2 cucharadas de agua
1 cucharada Chile Pepper, Ancho (chile ancho)
1 1/2 cucharaditas de sal
1 cucharadita de Paprika (pimentón estilo español)
1 cucharadita Red Pepper, Crushed (chile rojo triturado)
1/2 cucharadita Cumin, Ground (comino molido)
1/2 cucharadita Black Pepper, Coarse Ground (pimienta negra molida gruesa)
1 1/2 libras de bistec sirloin deshuesado
3 cebollitas cortadas a la mitad
12 tortillas de maíz (de 5 1/2 pulgadas)


PARA LA SALSA, retire las hojas y las barbas del maíz. Remójelo en agua durante 15 minutos.

Sobre una parrilla, cocine el maíz a fuego medio alto durante 10 minutos o hasta que esté tierno y ligeramente tostado, volteándolo ocasionalmente. Desgrane el maíz (alrededor de 2 tazas). Mezcle bien el maíz, los tomatillos, el cilantro, la cebollita, el rábano, la cebolla roja, el jugo de limón, el aceite, los jalapeños y la sal en un recipiente grande y cúbralo. Refrigere durante por lo menos 15 minutos para que se mezclen los sabores.

PARA EL BISTEC, mezcle el ajo, el cilantro, el jugo de limón, el agua y los sazonadores en un procesador de alimentos y cúbralos. Procéselos hasta que queden bien molidos. Reserve 2 cucharadas. Coloque el bistec en un plato de cristal. Agregue el resto del adobo, dele vuelta para cubrirlo bien y cúbralo. Refrigere durante 15 minutos o más para obtener más sabor. Retire el bistec del adobo. Deseche el resto del adobo.

SOBRE UNA PARRILLA cocine el bistec a fuego medio alto durante 3 o 4 minutos por cada lado o hasta alcanzar el nivel deseado de cocción, barnizándolo con las 2 cucharadas de adobo. Cocine a la parrilla las cebollas durante 2 o 3 minutos por cada lado o hasta que queden ligeramente tostadas. Coloque en la parrilla las tortillas durante 1 minuto por cada lado o hasta que estén calientes.

CORTE el bistec en rebanadas delgadas. Corte las cebollas en tiras delgadas. Sirva el bistec y las cebollas en tortillas. Vierta la salsa por encima.

Los tacos de bistec adquieren un sabor bien picante con un adobo de ajo, cilantro, jugo de limón y tres chiles, el chile ancho ahumado, paprika o pimentón dulce estilo español y el chile rojo triturado. Sirva los tacos con una salsa refrescante de maíz asado, tomatillo y cilantro.

Want to win a “McCormick Basket”, valued at $75? How to enter-

1) Follow @AsandoSabroso on Twitter. (1 entry, leave your twitter name in comment)
2) Like the Page. (1 entry, leave a comment on their wall that Independentmami sent you)
3) Go to and check out the recipes, tell me which one other than the one in this post, that you would like to try.
4) Tweet-(1 entry/per tweet, unlimited)

Win a McCormick Basket valued at $75 #giveaway @independentmami ends 05/31

This giveaway ends on 05/31/11 at 8 am. One winner will be randomly selected. Please leave your email in your comment. I have the right to disqualify any comment. Thank you for entering and Good Luck.

***Disclosure-No monetary compensation was received. I will receive a McCormick Basket as this giveaway ends.

Vocal Point

As a Latina woman, many things make you feel proud: your traditions, your experiences, your language, your family. All the things that make you beautiful inside and out. That’s why Orgullosa de mi Belleza was created.

It’s a program that celebrates the beauty and uniqueness of the Latina woman. Because feeling good about yourself is most important and is the start of feeling proud. Discover what Orgullosa de mi Belleza can offer you to help you enhance your beauty and feel more proud than ever.

Thanks to Vocal Point for allowing me to throw a RSVP Party. I invited my girlies over for a girls nite of pampering. Check out the goodies they received Thanks to Vocal Point and
About Orgullosa-
Orgullosa de mi Belleza es un programa que celebra la belleza de la mujer latina. Gracias a la colaboración de importantes marcas, Orgullosa de mi Belleza ofrece consejos personalizados, tips, novedades e información sobre productos. Un lugar en el que encontrarás todo lo que necesitas para realzar tu belleza.

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  I am a member of Vocal Point.  I was selected to throw a RSVP party which came with a party kit which included sample product items, information pamplet, coupons, and a $5 giftcard for each guest.  I, as the host, received a $10 giftcard.  These are my honest opinions.

Friday, May 20, 2011

NCHS Red Light Safety Cameras

Just recently here in Houston, voters voted to remove red light cameras. But the cameras may be saving lives, whether you are on the opposing team it could be your life that a camera may save one day. With the economy, and budget cuts, people are getting laid off and losing their jobs. It is happening everywhere including in the law enforcement fields. The red light cameras are extra man power we do not have. And the lives it saves, can be yours. My mom got hit by someone running a light a couple of years ago, so this is a topic I like to get information to pass along about.

Check this out...

A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that 113,000 people were injured and 676 were killed in crashes that involved red-light running in 2009 – two-thirds of the victims were pedestrians, bicyclists and occupants of vehicles hit by the red-light runners.

The study also showed that red-light safety cameras helped save more than 150 lives in 14 of the biggest U.S. cities from 2004 to 2008. Had the cameras been operating in all 99 U.S. cities with populations more than 200,000, more than 800 lives could have been saved.

Each time we enter an intersection, our families are at risk of becoming the victim of an accident – whether on foot or in a vehicle. Red light safety cameras help to change driver behavior and reduce the risk to our loved ones, however many people are unaware just how valuable these cameras are to those on the road.

The National Coalition for Safer Roads has created a powerful video, showing just how tragic the consequences of running a red light can be.

You can find the National Coalition for Safer Roads on their website, Twitter and Facebook pages, for more information about this important initiative.

Join the Coalition in spreading this important message. You may save the life of a loved one or spare a family the heartbreak of losing a life to a tragic intersection accident.

***Disclosure-No monetary compensation was received. This is an informational post only.

Flavor Forecast 2011 – Grilling Edition

McCormick just announced its “Flavor Forecast 2011 – Grilling Edition”. What does that mean, it means that this year’s forecast showcases Mexican flavors. With the Summer just around the corner, Memorial Day next weekend, and 4th of July only 2 months away, it is time to start getting your grill ready. To me Memorial Day always marks the start of summer, and we love grilling all summer long. I am excited to see what new Grill Mates McCormick has. One reason I like to grill is because it is healthier, and now that I am pregnant, it only makes more sense. Check out this great recipe-
Yucatan Adobo Pork with Red Bell Pepper & Orange Salad

An adobo or marinade of garlic, citrus and warm spices like paprika and chili powder infuses pork chops with flavors from Mexico's Yucatan peninsula. Serve with a vibrant salad that’s packed with flavor and texture from grilled peppers, oranges, avocado and toasted almonds.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Refrigerate: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yucatan Adobo Pork:
1/4 cup coarsely chopped onion
3 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Chili Powder
1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Paprika
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Coarse Ground Black Pepper
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Cloves
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Cumin
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Whole Mexican Oregano
6 bone-in pork chops, 3/4-inch thick (about 2 1/2 pounds)

Paprika & Orange Glaze:
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Paprika
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Coarse Ground Black Pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt

Red Bell Pepper & Orange Salad:
1 large red bell pepper, halved and seeded
2 heads baby frisée (about 1/4 pound), trimmed and leaves separated
2 seedless oranges, peeled and sectioned
1 large avocado, peeled, seeded and sliced
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon McCormick® Cinnamon Sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

FOR THE PORK, place all ingredients except pork in food processor. Cover. Process until smooth. Place pork in glass dish. Pour adobo over pork; turn to coat well. Cover. Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer for extra flavor.

FOR THE GLAZE, mix all ingredients in small bowl. Set aside. Remove pork from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade.

GRILL pork over medium heat 6 to 7 minutes per side or until desired doneness, brushing occasionally with glaze. Discard any remaining glaze. For the Salad, grill bell pepper over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes per side or until slightly charred. Cool slightly. Cut into strips.

PLACE bell pepper in large bowl. Add frisée, oranges, avocado, red onion and almonds. Mix lime juice, oil, cinnamon sugar and salt in small bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Drizzle over salad; toss gently to coat. Serve pork chops with Salad.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: 396 Calories, Fat 24g, Protein 26g, Carbohydrates 19g, Cholesterol 63mg, Sodium 660mg, Fiber 5g

Cerdo Adobado Estilo Yucatán con Pimientos Rojos y Ensalada de Naranja

Rinde 8 porciones
Tiempo de preparación: 30 minutos
Tiempo de cocción: 15 minutos


Cerdo Adobado Estilo Yucatán:
1/4 taza de cebollas picadas gruesas
3 dientes de ajo
1 cucharada de vinagre de manzana
1 cucharada jugo de limón fresco
1 1/2 cucharaditas de Chili Powder (chile en polvo)
1 1/2 cucharaditas de Paprika (pimentón estilo español)
1 cucharadita de ralladura de naranja
1 cucharadita de sal
1/4 cucharadita de Black Pepper, Coarse Ground (pimienta negra molida gruesa)
1/4 cucharadita de Cinnamon, Ground (canela molida)
1/4 cucharadita de Cloves, Ground (clavos molidos)
1/4 cucharadita de Cumin, Ground (comino molido)
1/4 cucharadita de Oregano, Whole Mexican (orégano mexicano entero)
6 chuletas de cerdo con hueso de 0.75 pulgadas de grosor (alrededor de 2 1/2 libras)
Glaseado de Paprika y Naranja:
1/4 taza de jugo de naranja
1 cucharada de azúcar morena bien comprimida
1 cucharada de vinagre balsámico
1 1/2 cucharaditas de Paprika (pimentón estilo español)
1/4 cucharadita de Black Pepper, Coarse Ground (pimienta negra molida gruesa)
1/4 cucharadita de sal
Ensalada de Pimiento Rojo y Naranja:
1 pimiento rojo grande, cortado a la mitad y sin semillas
2 cabezas de endibias pequeñas (alrededor de 1/4 de libra), sin los extremos y con las hojas separadas
2 naranjas sin semilla, peladas y cortadas
1 aguacate (palta) grande, pelado, sin semilla y rebanado
1/2 taza de cebolla roja cortada en rebanadas finas
1/4 taza de almendras tostadas y rebanadas
2 cucharadas de jugo de limón fresco
2 cucharadas de aceite de oliva
1 cucharadita de Cinnamon Sugar (canela y azúcar)
1/4 cucharadita de sal


PARA EL CERDO, coloque todos los ingredientes excepto el cerdo en el procesador de alimentos y cúbralo. Procéselos hasta que queden bien molidos. Coloque el cerdo en un plato de vidrio. Vierta el adobo encima del cerdo, dele vuelta y cúbralo. Refrigere durante 30 minutos o más para obtener más sabor.

PARA EL GLASEADO, mezcle todos los ingredientes en un recipiente pequeño y apártelo. Retire el cerdo del adobo. Deseche el resto del adobo.

SOBRE UNA PARRILLA cocine el cerdo a fuego medio durante 6 o 7 minutos por lado o hasta que alcance el nivel deseado de cocción, barnizándolo ocasionalmente con el glaseado. Deseche el resto del glaseado. Para la ensalada, cocine el pimiento a fuego medio durante 3 o 4 minutos por cada lado o hasta que quede ligeramente tostado. Permita que se enfríe ligeramente. Córtelo en tiras.

COLOQUE el pimiento en un recipiente grande. Agregue la endibia, las naranjas, el aguacate (palta), la cebolla roja y las almendras. Mezcle bien el jugo de limón, el aceite, el azúcar con canela y la sal en un recipiente pequeño con un batidor. Rocíe sobre la ensalada y revuelva suavemente para cubrir bien. Sirva las chuletas de cerdo con la ensalada.

Un adobo de ajo, cítricos y especias picantes como el pimentón estilo español y el chile en polvo le da a las chuletas de cerdo los sabores de la península mexicana de Yucatán. Sírvalas con una exquisita ensalada repleta del sabor y la textura de pimientos asados, naranjas, aguacate (palta) y almendras tostadas.

Check out for more recipes & to follow @AsandSabroso on Twitter! #mccormick

***Disclosure-No compensation was received. Informational post only.

@AsandoSabroso #McCormick Tour

The @AsandoSabroso #McCormick Tour came to Houston last Friday & Saturday! The food truck tour started in San Antonio for Cinco de Mayo and will travel all the way to Los Angeles this summer.  You can visit for details on tour stops, dates, and times.  Also follow @AsandoSabroso on Twitter. The tacos are only $1 and will go to the CIA Culinary Education Charity! Chef Johnny Hernandez, a rising star of Mexican cuisine, will be on the tour sharing tips for grilling.

The food truck was also display at the Festival de Cindo de Mayo at the Reliant Center. 
Enjoy the tasty tacos for charity!

Coming to you California-

June 4-Ubicación: Food 4 Less

Dirección: 2401 S. Bristol St. Santa Ana, CA

Hora: 11 a.m. a 2 p.m.

June 4-Ubicación: Food 4 Less

Dirección: 315 E. 1st St. Santa Ana, CA

Hora: 4 p.m. a 7 p.m.

June 5-Ubicación: Super A Foods

Dirección: 13120 Downey Ave. Paramount, CA

Hora: 11 a.m. a 2 p.m.

June 5-Ubicación: El Super

Dirección: 14601 Lakewood Blvd. Paramount, CA

Hora: 4 p.m. a 7 p.m.

***Disclosure-No compensation received.  Informational post only.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES (In Disney Digital 3D™) is a Comedic-Adventure.  It is rated PG-13.  And is hitting movie theaters tomorrow, May 20, 2011.

If you have been a fan of this series, you have anxiously been awaiting this one after they left us hanging on the last movie.  If you are not a fan, this is a great movie series to watch with the entire family.  Trust me, I was not a fan.  My husband was.  I told you in a past post about me getting wrapped up in Part 2 and had to go back and watch the first one.  I have been a fan ever since. 

Here is a little about the movie:

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” captures the fun, adventure and humor that ignited the hit franchise—this time in Disney Digital 3D™. Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed adventure. Crossing paths with the enigmatic Angelica (Penélope Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love—or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” the ship of the legendary pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know whom to fear more: Blackbeard or Angelica, with whom he shares a mysterious past. The international cast includes franchise vets Geoffrey Rush as the vengeful Captain Hector Barbossa and Kevin R. McNally as Captain Jack’s longtime comrade Joshamee Gibbs, plus Sam Claflin as a stalwart missionary and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey as a mysterious mermaid.

Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth when a woman from his past (Penélope Cruz) forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane).
Pirate fun at the movie screening

Our thoughts-What a great movie. But what else did I except. It was action packed. And since it was in 3-D, action flying out of the screen. My family really enjoyed it and thought it was a great movie. It was a different depiction from the last 3. We really enjoyed all the new characters. The effects were awesome. I won't give anything away, sorry. Don't get off your seat or you will miss out. wink, wink....

Disclosure-My family was invited to a special private screening. No compensation was received. These are our honest opinions. You may have a different opinion and just plain- (Arrrrr Mayte) may not like Pirates. This movie has been Independentmami viewed and Independentmami approved for all ages about 13.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

JOHNSON'S Baby Sweepstakes-Facebook

Visita la Página Facebook de JOHNSON'S Baby para la Oportunidad de Ganar!

JOHNSON'S® ha lanzado la nueva campaña Treasuring Everyday Joy™, para invitar a los padres a reflexionar y prometer celebrar cada momento especial con sus niños.

Comenzando hoy hasta final de año, con el fin de seguir animando a los padres a cumplir esta "promesa", JOHNSON'S® está llevando a cabo una serie de concursos de fotos en su página de Facebook.

Cada mes, tres ganadores tendrán la oportunidad de ganar una variedad de premios incluyendo:

Premio Mayor: $25,000

Premio 1: Cámara Flip

Premio 2: Tarjeta de Regalo valorada a $50

Premio 3: Canasta de Productos JOHNSON'S®

*Los participantes del concurso automáticamente califican para el Premio Mayor, el ganador será anunciado en Enero de 2012.

La campaña de JOHNSON'S® hasta el día de hoy cuenta con la participación de 25,000 padres que se animaron a cumplir la "promesa" de Treasuring Everyday Joy™. Por cada "like" que reciba, JOHNSON'S® donará $1 a March of Dimes. Por favor ayúdenos a que otras familias disfruten de la experiencia de tener un hijo saludable en casa.

Visit the JOHNSON'S Baby Facebook Page for your Chance to Win!

This year, JOHNSON'S® is introducing the Treasuring Everyday Joy™ Campaign, which encourages parents to pause, reflect and promise to celebrate the everyday joy a baby brings to a parent's life - and to pay it forward.

To continue encouraging parents to take the Treasuring Everyday Joy™ promise, JOHNSON'S® will host a series of photo contests on its Facebook page starting today and throughout the rest of the year.

Selected monthly winners (3) will receive one of a variety of prizes including:

Grand Prize: $25,000

Prize 1: Flip camera

Prize 2: $50 gift card

Prize 3: JOHNSON'S® gift set

* Contest participants will be eligible for the Grand Prize, which will be announced in January 2012.
JOHNSON'S® Baby's Treasuring Everyday Joy Campaign has encouraged nearly 25,000 people to
take the TREASURING EVERYDAY JOY™ with JOHNSON'S® "promise." For every "like" at JOHNSON'S® will donate $1 to March of Dimes. Please help us in taking the "promise," so that all families can experience the joy of a healthy baby.

***Disclosure-No compensation was received. Informational post only.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Are you a GLEEk?



“Glee” creator Ryan Murphy will produce and Kevin Tancharoen (“Fame”) will direct

LOS ANGELES (May 4, 2011) __ Twentieth Century Fox Television and Twentieth Century Fox Film have partnered with GLEE creator Ryan Murphy to produce GLEE LIVE! 3D!, a film of the blockbuster “Glee Live! In Concert!” North American tour. Twentieth Century Fox will release the film – for a special limited two-week engagement -- in theaters everywhere on August 12, 2011.

GLEE LIVE! 3D! will enable fans – or, “Gleeks” -- who were unable to obtain tickets to the sold-out shows, or who live in markets not included in the tour, or who just want to see it again, to experience the concert in the immersive magic of a 3D theatrical event.

Starring 14 members of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning television show’s cast and shot live during the summer concerts, the movie will capture the unique concert experience along with special moments involving the characters themselves.

“This tour was all about going out and performing for our amazing fans who have supported our show from the beginning, but due to the limited time we had to travel during our hiatus, there were only so many cities we could get to before we had to resume work on the television series,” commented Murphy. “We knew that not every fan who wanted to attend a concert would get that opportunity. Now, thanks to our friends at Twentieth Century Fox Film, we’ll be able to bring the concert experience to movie theaters across the country in full three dimensional glory. We promise every passionate ‘Gleek’ a cinematic experience that will have them singing and dancing in the aisles.”

Kevin Tancharoen (“Fame,” “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” series) will direct the film.
GLEE LIVE! 3D! will include live performances of some of the show’s most memorable musical numbers, including “I’m a Slave 4 U,” “Raise Your Glass,” “Teenage Dream,” and “Lucky,” as well as the original songs that became chart-toppers such as “Loser Like Me,” “Hell to the No!” and “Get it Right,” and of course, the show’s anthem, “Don’t Stop Believin’.” The first “Glee” concert tour in 2010 was described by the Los Angeles Times as “triumphant,” while USA Today called the concerts “equal parts musical theater, giddy pop culture phenomenon and Journey-loving rock show.”
Tickets for “Glee Live! In Concert!” went on sale in February and are nearly sold out in all scheduled venues, prompting the studio to add additional shows for which limited tickets are still available. The concert series begins May 21 in Las Vegas with “Glee” stars Lea Michele (Rachel), Cory Monteith (Finn), Amber Riley (Mercedes), Chris Colfer (Kurt), Kevin McHale (Artie), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Mark Salling (Puck), Dianna Agron (Quinn), Naya Rivera (Santana), Heather Morris (Brittany), Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike), Chord Overstreet (Sam), Darren Criss (Blaine), Ashley Fink (Lauren) and members of “The Warblers” performing an all-new singing and dancing celebration of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning show.

The concert tour wraps up June 18 in Uniondale, New York, before moving on to the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit “Glee” at

Now in its sophomore season, GLEE – which airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on FOX -- is a biting musical comedy about a group of eager and ambitious students who strive to outshine their singing competition to win Nationals while navigating the cruel halls of McKinley High that has quickly become a pop-culture phenomenon. This season’s No. 1 scripted hour among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens boasts critical acclaim, a loyal fan base of “GLEEks,” two Platinum and two Gold albums, more than 29 million song downloads, the record for the most titles on the Billboard Hot 100 by a non-solo act (beating out Elvis Presley, James Brown and The Beatles), an incredible 19 Emmy nominations – earning it the distinction of being the most-nominated series of the year – and four Emmy Awards. To top it off, the genre-defying, award-winning series has been picked up through its third season. GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are co-creators of the series. Murphy, Falchuk, Brennan and Dante Di Loreto serve as executive producers. Become a fan of GLEE on Facebook at and follow the series on Twitter at
About Fox Filmed Entertainment
One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, Fox Filmed Entertainment produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of FFE: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation

About Twentieth Century Fox Television

Twentieth Century Fox Television is a leading supplier of entertainment content domestically and around the world. Twentieth Century Fox Television comprises its flagship studio, as well as Fox 21 and Fox Television Studios.

***Disclosure-Informational post only.

Monday, May 16, 2011

EVA MENDES - Pantene

Actresses To Appear in TV and Print Advertising, In-Store, iMedia beginning July 2011
CINCINNATI, OH, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Pantene has announced a new advertising campaign, featuring two of the most well-known women in Hollywood. Actresses Eva Mendes and Naomi Watts have been named new celebrity ambassadors for Pantene. Beginning in July 2011, both women will appear in all elements of the brand’s holistic marketing campaign, including TV and print advertising, in-store displays, iMedia and public relations campaigns. Mendes will be supporting the Breakage to Strength collection and Watts will be supporting the Flat to Volume collection.

A partir de julio del 2011, la actriz aparecerá en la publicidad impresa y de TV de la marca, así como en los anuncios dentro de la tienda y las campañas de i-Media
CINCINNATI, OH (05 de mayo, 2011) /PRNewswire/ — Pantene le pone leña al fuego con una emocionante campaña de publicidad en la que figura una de las mujeres más deseadas de Hollywood: la actriz Eva Mendes acaba de ser nombrada la nueva estrella embajadora de Pantene. A partir del mes de julio del 2011, aparecerá en todos los elementos de la campaña de mercadeo integral de la marca, incluyendo los anuncios impresos y de TV, los carteles dentro de las tiendas, anuncios i-Media y la campaña de relaciones públicas de la empresa, apoyando la colección de productos Breakage to Strength (que se especializa en cabello de quebradizo a fuerte).

Sofia Vergara-CoverGirl


Emmy®-Nominated Actress Takes on a New, Easy, Breezy Role

May 11, 2010 — HUNT VALLEY, MD — Today, Sofia Vergara joins a new modern family: she just signed her first beauty contract with COVERGIRL and announced it herself on Twitter and Facebook live from the set. The Emmy® nominated actress and mother is currently shooting her first advertising campaign for the cosmetics giant. The ads are scheduled to debut in January 2012 and Vergara will be representing some innovative new additions to the COVERGIRL product line-up.

“I have loved playing with makeup ever since I was a little girl," said Sofia Vergara. “And now, I am so honored to join the line up of extraordinary women that are and have been COVERGIRLs, and to be a part of a brand that is so committed to helping women look and feel beautiful."

SOfia is such a cute Latina with such a great attitude. I love watching her on Modern Family and her other projects. She is representing. So excited about this announcement.

ANd the winners are...

Winner of a Johnsons product bag ($30 value) is...

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Terra Launches new Site: "Remodela tu Casa" Sweepstakes

We have a new addition coming to our family. And the first thing that comes to mind is the Nursery! I am so ready to paint and change up somethings around our house. Check out this sweepstakes-I am passing it along to you as an FYI...

Terra Launches new Site: "Remodela tu Casa"

Visit for a chance to win a pre-paid Home Depot Card

Terra has teamed up with Home Depot to launch a new home improvement special, Remodela tu Casa. Our new expert, Fabiana Rodriguez, will answer any question you may have in mind, like how to remodel a small room and still keep it creative or how to complete or create a project. This new innovative site will help you get great project ideas, save money, and be entertained! "Remodela tu Casa" provides users with videos, photos, how-to guides, tips, examples of home improvements and products to get at Home Depot to help you with your project.

Users will have the opportunity to submit 'before and after' photos of home improvement projects for a chance to win a pre-paid Home Depot card. Terra brings you all of this in time to help you tackle your home improvement project! Visit and get all your answers from our home improvement expert Fabiana Rodriguez. Renovate, Decorate, Celebrate!

Terra Lanza una Nueva Página: "Remodela tu Casa"

Visita para el Chance de Ganar una Tarjeta Pre Pagada de Home Depot

Terra se asocia con Home Depot para lanzar un nuevo especial de remodelaciones del hogar llamado Remodela tu Casa. Nuestra nueva experta, Fabiana Rodríguez, contestará cualquier pregunta que tengas en mente y te dará tips tales como remodelar un espacio pequeño y a la misma vez con mucha creatividad o como completar o empezar un proyecto. ¡Esta nueva página te ayudará a obtener nuevas ideas para tus futuros proyectos, ahorrar dinero y a la misma vez mantenerte entretenida! En "Remodela tu Casa" los usuarios tienen la oportunidad de ver videos, fotos, guías, tips, ejemplos de remodelaciones del hogar y productos para comprar en Home Depot para que te ayuden y simplifiquen tu proyecto.

Usuarios tendrán la oportunidad de enviar sus fotos de 'antes y después' del proyecto de la remodelación de su hogar para un chance de ganar una tarjeta pre pagada de Home Depot. ¡Terra te trae todo esto justo a tiempo para ayudarte con tu proyecto de remodelación! ¡Visita y obtén todas tus respuestas de nuestra nueva experta de remodelación Fabiana Rodríguez. Renueva, Decora, Celebra!

Friday, May 13, 2011

I'm Pregnant

First I have to apologize for BLOGGER not working. I could not log on, as well you could not comment. I lost draft of blog posts I had already created and had scheduled. In the mist of all of this, I was holding a big secret in which I wrote a really long post about but lost after all the BLOGGER mishaps. So, maybe that was a sign that it was TMI...or too long. So short but sweet, I am pregnant. I am very excited. My son is 12 years old, so I don't remember anything. It is like a have never had a baby. I will be sharing my news, stories, and happenings here. So stay tuned. Today was my first visit to confirm the pregnancy. I have another appointment next week so I will post then with an update.

The Muve Music Wireless Rate Plan

The Muve Music Wireless Rate Plan
For just $55 per month, customers get the following features on Cricket’s nationwide 3G network:

· Unlimited nationwide calling

· Unlimited nationwide text, picture & video messaging

· Unlimited global text messaging

· Unlimited 3G mobile Web

· Unlimited email

· Unlimited data back up

· Unlimited video

· Unlimited full track downloads

· Unlimited ringtones

· Unlimited ringback tones

How to Get Muve Music on the Samsung Suede

Muve Music is available at Cricket company-owned stores and at as well as through select partner retail outlets. For a complete list of Houston locations, click here . The Muve Music unlimited wireless rate plan is $55 per month. The Samsung Suede has an M.S.R.P. of $129 through May 23. Additional accessories are available for purchase including premium headphones, an audio jack and Bluetooth adapter to connect to home and car stereos, either wired or wirelessly.

For more information about Muve Music, visit , and for Cricket’s dynamic device lineup, visit .

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  Informational post only.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cricket-Muve Music Unlimited Wireless Rate Plan

Cricket Launching its Muve Music Unlimited Wireless Rate Plan in Houston Market

~ Unlimited Music Downloads to Mobile Phone Makes it Easy for Consumers to Listen as They Go ~

HOUSTON – April 26, 2011 – Cricket Communications Inc., a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless services is excited to provide Muve Music to the Houston market. Muve Music is now available in 48 Cricket markets across the country.

“We are thrilled to officially launch Muve Music in the Houston market, providing our customers with a way to get the music they love through a wireless plan on a phone and over a network they can rely upon.” said Rick Baughman, Regional General Manager-East Texas of Cricket Communications. “We continue to be pleased with the response of our customers’ who quickly see the benefits of having digital music downloads as part of their monthly wireless rate plan.”

Muve Music is a $55 a month unlimited wireless rate plan that includes unlimited voice, text, Web, video and unlimited music downloads to the mobile phone. Consumers do not need a credit card or a computer. With Muve Music, consumers can view, select and enjoy digital music right on their mobile phones and through Bluetooth-enabled products such as a home or car stereo.
The Muve Music library, which continues to expand, features artists from the 55 record labels of the four major music companies Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and EMI Music as well as music from more than 50 countries through independent aggregator IODA. Houstonians are now able to enjoy music from thousands of musicians, as well as local favorites like Chamillionaire, Lil Flip, Beyonce, and Robert Earl Keen.

About Cricket

Cricket is the pioneer of simple and affordable unlimited wireless services with no long-term commitments or credit checks required serving more than 5.5 million customers in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Cricket offers wireless voice and broadband Internet services over the latest technology, high-quality, all-digital 3G CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO wireless network. Cricket’s nationwide wireless voice service plans include unlimited anytime minutes, unlimited U.S. long distance, unlimited text and picture messaging, unlimited text to Mexico, unlimited Mobile Web, unlimited directory assistance, as well as a variety of calling features and feature-rich mobile applications such as popular games, ringtones and wallpapers. For more information on Cricket, visit . Cricket is offered by Leap Wireless International, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, Calif. For more information on Leap, visit .

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  Informational post only.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Recetas Para el Día de las Madres

Éste Día de la Madre, Papá y los niños pueden demostrarle a mamá cuánto la quieren con recetas fáciles de preparar con el ingrediente más importante: Amor.

Mamá disfrutará despertarse con unos deliciosos Huevos Benedictinos. El ingrediente MAGGI® Caldo Sabor a Pollo le da a éste platillo de desayuno un sabor único que no podrá resistir.

Para un postre especial, prueba los Bocaditos Deliciosos de Jugo hechos con NESTLÉ® JUICY JUICE® 100% de jugo natural. Los niños disfrutarán preparar éste divertido postre del mismo modo que mamá disfrutará comerlo.

Para obtener otra receta fácil de preparar que los niños y papá pueden preparar juntos este Día de la Madre, mira el video de demostración de Ani (en español) sobre cómo preparar Deliciosas Tortitas de Elote. Los niños pueden ayudar a mezclar los ingredientes mientras papá los cocina.

Huevos Benedictinos (Porciones: 6)

Tiempo Estimado
Tiempo para Preparación: 10 min
Tiempo para Cocción: 10 min

1 lata (7.6 onzas líquidas) de Media Crema NESTLÉ
1 cucharada de mostaza Dijon
1 cucharada de jugo de limón
1/2 cucharadita de MAGGI Caldo Sabor a Pollo Granulado
1 cucharadita de eneldo fresco finamente picado
Espray antiadherente
6 huevos grandes
1 1/2 cucharaditas de agua
6 rebanadas de pan integral, tostadas
6 rebanadas de jamón ahumado
Eneldo fresco para guarnición

COMBINA la media crema, la mostaza, el jugo de limón y el caldo en una olla pequeña. Calienta a fuego bajo de 1 a 2 minutos o hasta que se caliente (no dejes que hierva). Agrega el eneldo y reserva aparte.

CUBRE una sartén antiadherente grande con el espray y caliéntala a fuego medio. Rompe los huevos en la sartén teniendo cuidado de no quebrar las yemas. Reduce el fuego a bajo y cuando las claras de los huevos estén cuajadas en las orillas, agrega el agua y tapa la sartén. Cuécelos hasta que estén hechos a tu preferencia.

COLOCA una rebanada de jamón sobre cada pan tostado y luego con un huevo y termínalas rociadas con la salsa de media crema. Decora con eneldo fresco.

Bocaditos Deliciosos de Jugo (Porciones: 12)
Tiempo Estimado
Tiempo para Preparación: 15 min
Tiempo para Cocción: 3 min
Tiempo para Refrigerar: 2 hr

5 sobres (7 gramos cada uno) de gelatina sin sabor
4 tazas de Jugo de Manzana 100% Natural de JUICY JUICE de NESTLÉ, uso dividido
1 envase (16 onzas) de fresas, lavadas, sin tallos y cortadas en rodajas (3 tazas en total)
1 envase (6 onzas) de arándanos frescos (1 taza en total)
1 lata (15 onzas) de mandarinas sin azúcar agregada, escurrida
Moldes decorativos para cortar galletas
ESPOLVOREA la gelatina sobre 1 taza de Juicy Juice en un tazón grande.

CALIENTA las 3 tazas restantes de Juicy Juice en el microondas a alta potencia (100%) durante 3 minutos o hasta que esté muy caliente. Vierte con cuidado sobre la mezcla de gelatina y bate hasta que se disuelva. Vierte en una bandeja para hornear de 13 x 9 pulgadas de tamaño o un molde para brazo de gitano lo suficiente grande para acomodar la mezcla.

AGREGA las frutas a la bandeja y tápala con film de plástico. Refrigérala durante por lo menos 2 horas para que cuaje. Usando los moldes de galletas, corta la gelatina en formas.

Giveaways Around the Blogosphere

@Rita Reviews Win Mommy Loves Tee 3 winners Ends May 27

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Coupons and freebies for you-Win Boon "Squirt" Baby Food Dispensing Spoon ~ Ends 5/16

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Kiddies Corner Deals Win $50 Gift Card Giveaway 5/12

GIVEAWAY-Pampers-Little Miracle Mission & Wants YOU to Pay-It-Forward***CLOSED


Pampers is working hard to make this world a better place for every little miracle.

Little Miracle Missions is a program that encourages people to help one another in fun, unexpected ways. From time to time we'll suggest a way for you to support a little miracle. Gather some friends to join the cause and Pampers will complete their own larger mission reaching families across the country. Think of it as a chain of good started by you.

Once you finish your mission, share your story and photos of how you inspired us all.

Every time you do some good you can enter The Little Miracles sweepstakes for a chance to win free diapers and wipes for a year*. *Limit one entry per person per day.

Everyone can easily participate in a small way by logging on to Pampers Facebook page ( by hitting ‘like’ and then going to the Miracle Missions tab and committing to Missions. As a side note, anyone who pledges is automatically entered to win a year’s supply worth of Pampers diapers and wipes (and that can definitely help someone in a big way!).

Independentmami received a $50 gift card to Pay-It-Forward. I did not even think twice of who I would help. My family and I are always helping others with money, food, or services. But I had one family in particular that we really wanted to help. My son sings in the church youth choir. He loves to sing. THe youth choir always him to express himself, grow as an individual, and also learn how a team works together. I am so thankful for these individuals who take time every week to practice with our kids for 2 hours a week with no pay. They are even taking the kids to a trip to New York this summer. The are exposing them to culture, and new places. One of his youth leaders got into a serious accident and has been disabled for a couple of months. The entire church is helping them out while he recovers. Well his wife is pregnant and is ready to pop. I know as an expecting parent, (You heard right, I'm pregnant!!), one of the first thing you think about is all the pampers you have to purchase. So we decided to use the entire $50 giftcard on pampers, so Tom will have one less worry when the baby comes. The kids and parents are putting together a baby shower for them as well. How would you Pay-It-Forward in your community?
I have a $50 giftcard for 1 Independentmami reader. How to enter:

Mandatory and only entry-
1) Tell me in details -How will you use this $50 gc to Pay-It-Forward? Who will you help? Where would you help out?

I will pick 1 winner with the best Pay-It-Forward idea. Please leave your email. This giveaway ends Monday, May 23 @ 8 am. The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize. Good Luck.

***Disclosure-I received a $50 gc to use as a Pay-It-Forward. No monetary compensation was received. These are my honest opinions.

Feliz Dia De Las Madres

In Mexico and Central America Mother's Day is always celebrated on May 10. Mother's Day is the largest card-sending occasion for Hispanics beating out both Christmas and Valentine's Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!  Here is a freebie card you can print out...

En MExico y Centro America El Dia de las Madres siempre es celebrado el 10 de Mayo.  EL Dia de las Madres es el dia que se mandan mas tarjetas por hispanos ganadole a la Navidad y el Dia de San Valentin.

Feliz Dia De Las Madres!  Aqui esta una tarjeta gratis para imprimir...

WINNIE THE POOH returning to theatres this summer (July 15th).

And the winners are....

The winner of 5 shades of CoverGirl LipPerfection lipstick is-
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The winner of a $50 Johnson's Beauty Bag is-

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Healthy Choice review

As you know I have been eating healthy and trying to control and watch everything I eat. It is an everyday job of counting calories and trying to get all the nutrition I need from the food I eat. I had the opportunity to review 2 Healthy Choice meals. When I headed to the store the first thing I noticed was the packaging. Check this picture out, how easy is it to see how much protein, whole grain, and calories there are in this meal? Very easy. So looking for a healthy meal was simple. Picking out a meal now thats the hard part, they all looked very good. But here is what I picked.
Independentmami thoughts-The Lemon Pepper was really good. I even got a dessert. This meal was only 330 calories. After a long day at the office I put this in the microwave for under 5 minutes and it was ready to go. And I did not have to worry about nutrition because it had it all, fiber, whole grain, etc.. Great meal!!
Independentmami thoughts-The Lemongrass Chicken and Shrimp hit the spot. I love Asian food. Now I do not have to worry about not eating healthy because this meal only has 270 calories. The great taste with all the nutrition. And this meal was so easy to make right in the microwave.

Healthy Choice Information- Research Findings

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese, which puts them at increased risk for heart disease, diabetes and the metabolic syndrome.

Recent research shows that replacing 10 meals per week with a portion-controlled Healthy Choice meal, as part of a reduced calorie diet, can lead to improved quality of life and dietary quality.

The study, conducted during 2009 and 2010, followed more than 60 participants for 30 days with one group primarily eating Healthy Choice meals for lunch and the other group mainly for dinner every day. Participants were also instructed to add 2-3 food items to their diet, such as fruits and vegetables, according to their caloric/gender needs.

Participants in the study:

o Lost an average of six pounds and trimmed their waistlines by about one inch
o Improved the quality of their overall diets by increasing dietary fiber, reducing saturated fat intake by 50 percent and consuming 30 percent less cholesterol and sodium
o Reported an increased sense of well being, having more energy and feeling healthier after just 30 days

The research was presented by the Rippe Lifestyle Institute at the Experimental Biology Conference in April 2011 and funded by ConAgra Foods.

As Americans look for ways to make simple, positive changes to their diets, incorporating a ready-to-eat, pre-portioned healthy option, such as Healthy Choice, is a simple way to be more health conscious, lose weight and improve quality of life.

Healthy Choice has nearly 70 varieties for fewer than 400 calories that provide positive nutrients such as whole grains, fiber, protein and antioxidants. For more information visit

Brands with “healthy” in their name are held to a higher nutrition standard set by the FDA. Healthy Choice is the only major brand in its category that can call 100% of its products “healthy” as defined by the FDA. This means that each meal must be:

1. Low in fat
2. Low in saturated fat
3. Controlled in sodium and cholesterol
4. Supply at least 10% of the daily value for three beneficial nutrients (calcium, protein, fiber, iron, vitamin A or vitamin C)

***Disclosure-I received 2 coupons for product review. This is a sponsored post and compensation is being received. These are my honest opinions. These meals have been Indepedentmami tasted and are Independentmami approved.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Slimmies review

I am going to introduce you to Slimmies, a Chocolate Chew.
About the Program – The Slimmies Weight Loss Program is designed to effectively reduce fat absorption, boost metabolism and control appetite, essentially promoting overall health and wellness. Slimmies is a Weight Loss Chocolate Chew that helps you feel full faster, so you eat less, and with its active ingredient Luralean, helps reduce the fats and calories absorbed from the food you do eat. Luralean is a soluble fiber (100% plant-based natural formula) with a high molecular weight and viscosity compared to other fibers, and thus provides support for weight management, regularity, glycemic control, and lipid metabolism. Used in hospitals for patients, child obesity treatments, and for elderly diabetes patients, Luralean is designed to act naturally and physically in your body, not chemically, making it one of the safest weight control methods currently available.

Voted ECRM as the best new diet product in North America, Slimmies is truly an amazing product, and has some fantastic package deals being offered to those interested in starting this weight loss program – Buy 2 Get 1 Free, and the Fit for Life Program.

More details about Slimmies current offers and science background, as well as an informative video, and clinical studies can be found on their Official Website –

Independentmami thoughts-I took the Slimmies 30 minutes before eating my food, and drank 8oz of water immediately after to activate the active ingredient. The chocolate was actually good. I was really iffy at first but these Slimmies got me through Easter and all that Easter candy cravings. I even passed some around the office for my co-workers to taste. And they agreed with me and said the chocolate chews tasted good. They are better than trying to take pills to me because you get to eat chocolate. I have been eating the chocolate chews for several weeks now and they have helped me control my eating and cravings. Check out the nutricional facts:

Disclosure-I received sample product for this review. No compensation was received. These are my honest opinions. This product has been Independentmami tested and Independentmami approved. You should always try a product out yourself and make your own conclusion.