September 30, 2014

Giveaway: Transformers: Age of Extinction Blu-ray / DVD with #DolbyAtmos #TRANS4MERS


Transformers fans get ready. Releasing today is Transformers: Age of Extinction on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and VOD! As if that's not cool enough, this will also be the first Blu-ray released with Dolby Atmos technology.

Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie

Note: I'm part of Dolby influencer program and will share information and news about their products. However any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Dolby Atmos started in the cinema in 2012 in the hit film Brave. Since then, it’s been used for more than 180 theatrical releases, including hits like Godzilla, Guardians of the Galaxy, Gravity, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (which I wrote a review on)


Dolby Atmos home theater

Now the technology has come to home theater this summer. The first Dolby Atmos receivers and speakers are in stores now, so families can enjoy a multidimensional sound that flows all around.

So that means, during family movie night, you can sit back and enjoy watching Transformers: Age of Extinction with the feel and sound like being in a real theater. Especially if you have home entertainment system with Dolby Atmos.

But even if you don’t have a Dolby Atmos home theater, media content mixed in Dolby Atmos still sounds better. This format gives filmmakers the tools and freedom to bring more sound off the screen and into your living room creating a more enveloping experience - taking your family movie night to the next level.

This fall be sure to check out more Dolby Atmos titles for home theater on both Blu-ray Disc and from streaming video providers like Vudu.

You can get more information on the Dolby Atmos website and on the Dolby blog.


Now that you know what makes the newly released Transformers: Age of Extinction Blu-ray with Dolby Atmos so awesome, enter to win (1) of (3) that I'm giving away!

Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Blu-ray DVD

Synopsis

The Transformers film series continues with this fourth entry from director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg. In the devastating aftermath of the fight for humanity, an enigmatic group strives to alter the course of history as an ancient force of evil plots the destruction of mankind.

In order to defeat it, Optimus Prime (voice of Peter Cullen) and the rest of the Autobots must join forces with a new, resilient band of humans who will fight an epic battle that will determine the fate of the entire human race. Mark Wahlberg and Jack Reynor co-star.


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6 Tips to Take Better Smartphone Photos from Verizon Wireless


Being a blogger and a mom, I take TONS of photos using my smartphone. It's handy, small and easy to use. If you also use your smartphone to take photos, then here are a few tips from the Verizon Wireless team for taking a better photo.

6 Tips to Take Better Smartphone Photos by Verizon Wireless

photo credit: Verizon Wireless

Tip #1: Set the white balance to auto or none

Have you ever taken a photo that comes out a completely different color than the scene you actually captured? Setting the white balance to “auto” or “none” may help. The auto feature allows the camera to read your scene’s color temperature and adjust automatically so your picture accurately captures the colors of the moment.


Tip #2: Turn on HDR (High Dynamic Range)

If shadows are dominating your shot or the colors just don’t seem to be as vibrant as they should be, hit the HDR button. This trick works with photos and video (if you hold the camera steady). It’s a quick and easy way to capture spectacular shots.


Tip #3: Don’t zoom, crop

If your subject is far away, try snapping a couple of pictures without zooming. You’ll be able to crop when you edit the photo later and the quality will be exponentially better.



Tip #4: Shoot in 4K

Wait, there’s something better than HD? 4K, which is also known as Ultra HD, is the new standard in video clarity, and – all the technical details aside – shooting in 4K results in breathtaking video. The downside? The files are very large, so you won’t be able to store more than one or two 4K videos on your phone.

Solution? Upload your 4K videos to Verizon Cloud; 25 GB of Verizon Cloud space are included with the MORE Everything data plans from Verizon Wireless.



Tip #5: Enable Burst Mode

Make sure you’re getting the shot you want by enabling Burst Mode, which lets you take a bunch of photos in rapid succession by holding down the capture button. The feature will only save photos to the phone (not the SD card, which isn’t fast enough), so make sure you’ve got the room.



Tip #6: Take pictures with your voice

Admittedly, this tip might be more about impressing your friends than grabbing a great shot. From the camera screen, simply say, “Smile,” “Capture,” “Flash on” or “Record video.” The phone takes care of the rest.


September 29, 2014

Movie Mon: The Book of Life Movie Advance Screening Tickets #BookOfLife


Want to attend a FREE advance screening for the upcoming film THE BOOK OF LIFE? On Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 6:00pm there will be one at Regal Union Square (850 Broadway) and you are invited! Read on to find out how to get FREE passes.

The Book of Life Movie

SYNOPSIS

THE BOOK OF LIFE, a vibrant fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village.

Starring the voice talents of (in alphabetical order): Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Hector Elizondo, Diego Luna, Zoë Saldana, Channing Tatum

In theaters Friday, October 17, 2014.


Ready to get your advanced screening tickets? Getting the passes are easy.
Just a FYI, seating at the screening is not guaranteed since it's on a first come, first serve basis. So make sure to get there with your printed pass earlier!

To learn more about the movie, visit www.bookoflifemovie.com


September 27, 2014

Febreze "Fresh Fête” Event with Julie Edelman and Manny the Frenchie #FebrezeAirPurifiers


With the chilly Fall and Winter weather coming, more people will start staying inside. That's a great incentive to keep your home air not only clean but also fresh. One good way to do this is with one of Febreze air purifiers.

Febreze air purifiers Event with Julie Edelman and Manny the Frenchie

Note: I was invited as media to this event. A $50 donation will be made to the ASPCA of NY on behalf of each guest. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Febreze air purifiers Event with Julie Edelman and Manny the Frenchie
Febreze air purifiers Event with Julie Edelman and Manny the Frenchie

At the event to help me learn more about keeping my home clean and using Febreze air purifier, was Julie Edelman, The Accidental Housewife.

Julie shared how to remove mud stains from clothing using a potato. The tip? Rub the potato on the area since the enzymes help break down the mud. Pop in the laundry and done.

Another cleaning tip included using play-doh to help pick up broken glass, sprinkles, etc.

But when it comes to cleaning the air at home, Julie recommended using on of the new Febreze HEPA-Type Air Purifiers.


Febreze™ Air Purifiers are the only air purifiers specially designed to powerfully clean the air, eliminate odors and add freshening with Febreze scent.

Febreze air purifiers Event with Julie Edelman and Manny the Frenchie

Other features include:
  • HEPA-Type filtration captures up to 99% of airborne pollutants such as dust, pet hair/dander, pollen, smoke and odors.
  • You control the level of scent with the scent control dial.
  • Filters and circulates the air in the room 5X per hour.
  • 3 air-cleaning levels
  • Automatic filter and scent replacement reminders

Febreze air purifiers Event with Julie Edelman and Manny the Frenchie

After chatting with Julie and learning about the Febreze air purifiers. I spent some time with Manny the Frenchie. You can't tell from the photo but our time together was hilarious. As soon as he met me, he tried to kiss me. It surprised me a little bit and I think I hurt his feelings when I didn't want to return the kiss. Ha!

To learn more about Febreze Air Purifiers, visit - www.febrezeairpurifiers.com



Giveaway: Anne Geddes Padded Board Books Combine Baby Photos & Nursery Rhymes


When it comes to taking photos of cute babies in amazing poses, no one does it like Anne Geddes.

If you are a fan of Anne and her iconic baby photographer, then get ready for more adorableness! Coming out this fall are two new padded board books that combine Anne Geddes photography with popular lullaby and nursery rhymes.

Anne Geddes Lullaby and Good Night

Anne Geddes Lullaby and Good Night (ISBN: 9781402298233; October 7, 2014; $8.99 U.S.; Gift; Padded Board Book) features beautiful and touching photographer set to the classic lullaby. Whimsically soothing, Anne Geddes Lullaby and Good Night is the perfect bedtime board book.

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Anne Geddes This Little Baby (ISBN: 9781402298288; October 7, 2014; $8.99 U.S.; Gift; Padded Board Book) features baby flowers, butterflies, and bumblebees on a busy journey through a world of whimsy set to the classic nursery rhyme.

If you still can't get enough, Geddes is also releasing a first year baby journal this fall.

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Anne Geddes My First Year: A Baby Journal (ISBN: 9781402298134; October 7, 2014; $14.99 U.S.; Gift; Hardcover) is brimming with questions for you to answer and spaces to record favorite moments with your baby. From baby’s first bath to first smile, parents can place pictures and record milestones alongside iconic photographs from Geddes’s extensive collection.

Anne Geddes My First Year is also available on Put Me In The Story, where family members can personalize the book with a special dedication page.


Anne Geddes and The Mommy Factor

I met Anne Geddes a while ago and she's an amazing person. I know you'll enjoy her new board books so here's a giveaway for you to win one of them!

Learn more about Anne Geddes, visit - www.annegeddes.com
On Facebook - www.facebook.com/annegeddes
On Twitter - www.twitter.com/annegeddestweet


ENTER TO WIN THIS GIVEAWAY!
  • Choice of (1) of Anne Geddes New Board Books: Lullaby and Good Night OR This Little Baby
WAYS TO ENTER:

Entries must be made on or before 11:59 p.m. October 10, 2014.

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Playtime at Hasbro’s Transformers Birthday Celebration #TFBirthday


This weekend we had some play time at Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS Birthday Celebration, at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.

Hasbro’s Transformers Birthday Celebration
Hasbro’s Transformers Birthday Celebration
Hasbro’s Transformers Birthday Celebration

Note: I was invited as media to this event and received a gift bag. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

During the event families had the chance to play and build with TRANSFORMERS toy lines and enjoy other birthday activities.

Hasbro’s Transformers Birthday Celebration
Hasbro’s Transformers Birthday Celebration
Hasbro’s Transformers Birthday Celebration
Hasbro’s Transformers Birthday Celebration

We had fun playing with KRE-O TRANSFORMERS building sets, TRANSFORMERS HERO MASHERS action figures, TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS action figures and more!


Happy Birthday Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS!



September 26, 2014

LEGO Store Flatiron District Grand Opening Weekend Activities and Offers


Fellow LEGO fan get ready! There's a new store opening in the Flatiron District of New York City! As if that's not cool enough, during the Grand Opening Weekend there will be lots of activities to enjoy including helping LEGO Master Builders construct a 20-foot tall LEGO model of the Statue of Liberty completely out of LEGO bricks!

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Grand Opening Details:

WHEN: October 10th-13th; Friday 4-6, Sat-Mon 11-6
WHERE: Madison Square Park (south end near store)
WHAT: The public are invited to help LEGO Master Builders construct a 20-foot tall LEGO model of the Statue of Liberty completely out of LEGO bricks! All participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement for participating.

COST: It's free and fun for the whole family!

EXCLUSIVE GRAND OPENING OFFERS: Don’t miss out on exclusive offers available Grand Opening weekend only!
  • Friday: Free Collectible LEGO T-Shirt with a $50 purchase
  • Saturday: Free Limited-Edition LEGO Store Set with a $75 purchase
  • Sunday: Free Exclusive LEGO Minifigure Set with a $50 purchase
  • Monday: Free mini Statue of Liberty Set with a $35 purchase
Shopping V.I.P. Program: Earn 1 point for every $1 you spend and for every 100 points you get a $5 voucher good toward your next purchase of LEGO sets. Opportunities to double your rewards when you use purchase selected items.

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The new Flatiron District Store is the 76th LEGO Store in the United States and will feature:
  • Nearly 500 LEGO sets and LEGO-inspired items available for purchase
  • Life-size brick model of the flagship store’s mascot, Brickley the Dragon
  • Custom New York inspired LEGO® models
  • - Replica of the LEGO Store Flatiron District made out of LEGO bricks for children to build upon
  • - Front windows feature LEGO murals of legendary New York City scenes
  • - In store New York street clock tells actual time
  • - A LEGO Miniland replica of New York City is on display
  • - 8-foot tall Statue of Liberty model available for photo opps

Experiences:

LEGO Lounge: Unique to the LEGO Store Flatiron District, the LEGO Lounge welcomes locals to stay awhile. Centered on a replica of the Flatiron district – complete with the new LEGO Store – on display for children to build and play upon, the LEGO Lounge invites parents and children to get cozy on the oversized couch, enjoy the latest LEGO books in our reading area, build on the LEGO carpet, or simply recharge at our free charging stations. Young builders are also welcome and are sure to enjoy our LEGO DUPLO Preschool building area.

In-Store Building Events and Activities:

Monthly Mini Model Build: Children ages 6 to 14 can join us on the first Tuesday of every month and learn how to build a cool mini model, then take it home – for free! A new, seasonally themed model is available every time. Models are not for sale and cannot be purchased. One free model per child. Quantities are limited to approximately 250 per store and offer is good while supplies last.

LEGO Club Meetings:

LEGO Club Members can meet other members for fun and play, with themed building activities occurring one hour prior to the store opening on select Saturdays during the month. Availability varies by store and pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 25 children per meeting.

We'll be there building. Come over and join us!


The Brooklyn Hospital Center & The Mount Sinai Hospital New Affiliation #health


For families living the Brooklyn area here's some good news about one of the local area hospitals. The Brooklyn Hospital Center (THBC) is now a clinical affiliate of The Mount Sinai Hospital and an academic affiliate of The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

The Brooklyn Hospital Center is now a clinical affiliate of The Mount Sinai Hospital

This joint affiliation will expand physician and medical services for the more than one million residents in The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s service area, while expanding the Mount Sinai Health System’s clinical services in New York City’s second most populous borough.

“We are proud to partner with TBHC on delivering even more advanced and specialty care options for our patients,” said Arthur Klein, MD, President of the Mount Sinai Health Network. “The Brooklyn Hospital Center will be an important partner as we work together to transform the delivery of healthcare in our state.”

The Brooklyn Hospital Center, a 169-year-old Downtown Brooklyn institution, recently received industry attention and recognition for its superior performance in a variety of fields, including surgical care, heart failure, diabetes, and pneumonia.

“The Brooklyn Hospital Center and The Mount Sinai Hospital share a strong commitment to expanding health care in Brooklyn,” said The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s President and CEO Richard B. Becker, MD. “We are excited about integrating our networks of physicians and services into a connected system that will provide top-quality care across a full spectrum of preventive, primary, emergency, and highly specialized care.”

TBHC is also home to top-rated doctors in infectious diseases, neurosurgery, gastroenterology, orthopaedics, family medicine, and radiation oncology.

For more information about The Brooklyn Hospital Center, visit www.tbh.org.
You can also find TBHC on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

For more information about The Mount Sinai Hospital, visit www.mountsinai.org
You can also find Mount Sinai on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


September 22, 2014

Lands’ End Pink Thread Project Supports Breast Cancer Awareness


Lands’ End has introduced the Pink Thread Project, a campaign created to help raise awareness and funding for www.breastcancer.org, the leading online resource for breast health and breast cancer information and support.

Lands End Pink Thread Project Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

By simply ordering and applying one of six pink icons on any Lands’ End item that can be embroidered – from totes and towels to cardigans and shirts – a full 75% of the $6.00 embroidery application fee will be donated to www.breastcancer.org

Supporters can take part in the pink thread embroidery initiative from September 19 through October 31, 2014.


Turbo FAST Origami Paper Toy Printables #TurboFAST


As a continuation of Turbo, DreamWorks’ popular flick about an ‘underdog’ snail who kicks into overdrive with his miraculous power of super-speed, Turbo: FAST follows Turbo and his pals on their pursuit of big dreams, as they continue to amp up everything to the extreme.

Turbo FAST Origami Paper Toy Printables

Note: I'm part of Netflix #StreamTeam program. While I have been compensated to share monthly information and news about their service, any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Whether you’ve already watched the first 14 episodes or are starting the series, make it a special viewing occasion with this Turbo: FAST Origami Paper Toy printable.

Turbo FAST Origami Paper Toy Printables

For more information about #TurboFAST, and visit www.TeamTurboFast.com and www.Netflix.com/Turbo


The Honest Company Back to School Essentials


The Honest Company has the non-toxic and safe gear that any student in school needs including cool skull designed lunch boxes, dorm life essentials and other back to school must-haves.

The Honest Company Essentials Dorm Room Bundle

Dorm Room Must-Have - Honest Essentials Bundle ($35.95) – College students don’t have time to make a proper market run—get them everything they need in a simple 5 product bundle. The convenience of monthly bundles of botanical body care & non-toxic cleaning essentials is just what you need for a healthy, happy college life!

The Honest Company Lunch Boxes

Coolest Lunch Boxes in the cafeteria! ($29.95) - The latest must-have back to school accessory of the season is the Honest lunch box collaboration with SoYoung! Choose from one of the stylish designs (Blue Giraffe, Pink Cupcake, Skulls, Tribal Stripe), the lunch box has a fully insulated interior with mesh pockets for carrying utensils, napkins and sweet notes! So cute and stylish you can even wear it as a backpack or messenger style!

The Honest Company Hand Sanitizer

Must-Have on Every Teacher Checklist!- Honest Hand Sanitizer ($5.95) – Whether you prefer gel or spray, the all-natural, no-rinse disinfecting sanitizers are great for long-lasting antibacterial protection- perfect anywhere, anytime!

Available through Honest website, the all-natural products are completely non-toxic and are conveniently delivered to your doorstep. For single item purchase or curated kits and bundles,  visit www.honest.com/shop


Amazon First 'Appisodes' for ANNEDROIDS Kids Series #Annedroids


Created by Emmy-nominated J.J. Johnson (Dino Dan) and Sinking Ship Entertainment, Annedroids is a live-action adventure series about “Anne,” a young female scientist, her human friends, their android assistants and the amazing scientific discoveries they make while undertaking the biggest experiment of them all: growing up.

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If you enjoyed watching the premier episodes of Annedroids, then you'll want to check out Amazon’s first two ‘appisodes’ based on Annedroids, which will launch on Prime Instant Video this Wednesday, September 24, 2014.

These Annedroids "appisodes" expand the storyline of the season’s first two episodes and are a fun way for kids to share in the action of the show. Kids can play exciting mini-games that open the door for them to join in the science and adventure with their favorite Annedroids characters.

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GAMES: Episode 1 'New Pals'
  • Escape from Hand – Help Nick outrun Hand, the bulldozer-sized Annedroid whose job it is to guard the junkyard.
  • Battery Paths – Help to power-up Pal by rotating batteries to complete a circuit and channel the electrical charge.
  • Lightning Catcher – Move Hand around the screen as she tries to catch the next bolt of lightning to power-up Pal.


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GAMES: Episode 2 ‘Pal ‘N ’Go Seek' (Full episode)
  • Access Android Engineering Bay – Help Anne connect all the wires in the control box to open the huge doors of her workshop.
  • Tracking Hand – Uh oh. All of the androids have gone into super-hide mode. Help Anne find them before Pal’s circuits burn out.
  • Chasing Pal – It's a mad dash through the junkyard as you help Anne catch up with speedy pal.
Annedroids debuted on Amazon Prime Instant Video this past July and spotlights, through trial and error, how science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM) can inspire children to do great things.



September 21, 2014

9 Fun Facts for Elephant Appreciation Day #ElephantAppreciationDay #EAD


Earlier this year I posted about my backstage tour with Ringling Bros. Circus Elephants. I was so amazed to see that group of elephants up close and learn a bit about them.

Elephant Appreciation Day

Elephants really are impressive creatures so I was happy to learn that today is Elephant Appreciation Day, a holiday founded by pachyderm lover Wayne Hepburn in 1996.

In connection with today, Ringling Bros. is sharing the best elephant content from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation™ (CEC), a 200-acre, state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the conservation, breeding, and understanding of these amazing animals.

Elephant Appreciation Day

You and your family can also join in by downloading some fun materials such as this cool EleFun Facts infographic or a picture of the very first #elphie (elephant selfie) from the Elephant Appreciation Day page at www.elephantcenter.com

During this special day (and any day after) you can also helped spread the word in honor of the Asian elephant - a endangered species with only 35,000 left in the world. So it is important elephant lovers learn all they can about these special animals.

As a special treat, make sure to check out the cute videos of Mike, the newest calf born June 27, 2013, as he has fun with mud, sand piles, balls, logs and of course playtime with his mom.

Happy Elephant Appreciation Day to Mike and Elephants everywhere!

About Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation

Ringling Bros. cares for the largest herd of Asian elephants in the Western Hemisphere with 44 elephants, and has more than 144 years of experience and expertise working with elephants. Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation®, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the reproduction, research and retirement of Asian elephants is home to most of these elephants: retirees, calves and their mothers, male elephants and elephants that might not prefer the circus life.



September 19, 2014

Giveaway: Karaoke Night System with LED Light Show


Ever wish you can enjoy Karaoke Night but from the comfort of home? Then you'll want to learn more about these "Karaoke Night" high tech Karaoke systems with LED light that's perfect for families.

Karaoke Night CD+G Karaoke System with LED Light Show and Black and White Monitor

Karaoke Night CD+G Karaoke System with LED Light Show and B&W Monitor (KN355) - This top load compact disc player is capable of playing CD, CD+G, CD-R and CD-RW discs. Has LED light show with on/off switch. Comes with 20 song CD+G demo disc including 5 big hits from the latest hot artists.  Price: $99.99

Features include:
  • Built-in 5”, black and white monitor to view CD+G lyrics while you sing
  • A/V outputs to connect to TV/monitor to see the CD+G lyrics on a bigger screen (cable included)
  • Echo, balance, separate mic 1 and mic 2 volume, master volume and AVC controls
  • Convenient microphone holders included
  • 4" wide range speaker (5W RMS)

Karaoke Night CD Sing-A-Long Karaoke with LED Light Show

Karaoke Night CD Sing-A-Long Karaoke with LED Light Show (KN103) This vertical compact disc player is capable of playing CD, CD-R and CD-RW discs. Has a LED light show with on/off switch to add further excitement to your performance. Price: 49.99

Features include:
  • 3.5mm Aux in jack to connect virtually any audio device with a headphone jack and use it as a music source
  • Master and microphone volume controls
  • Twin 3" speakers

Both Karaoke Night items are currently available for purchase at Amazon.com, Target.com, ToysRUs.com

Ready to have a Karaoke Night with your family? Then enter this giveaway.


ENTER TO WIN THIS GIVEAWAY!
  • (1) Karaoke Night System with LED Light Show

WAYS TO ENTER:

Entries must be made on or before 11:59 p.m. October 3, 2014.

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Winner will be selected by random.org. Giveaway entry must be completed before extra entries will count. Winner will be contacted by email and must respond within 24 hours or a new winner will be selected. Open to residents of the U.S. with a valid street address.

Giveaway: Popchips Crust Mac and Cheese with White Cheddar Recipe #Popchips


I'm always looking for ways of making a favorite recipe new, interesting and more tasty! Like many families with a young child (and even older children), Mac-n-Cheese is one of those dishes requested a lot. And I really do mean a lot.

Popchips Crust Mac and Cheese with White Cheddar Recipe

But the great thing about this dish is you can customize and make so many different ways. So I when I learned about a recipe to make Mac-n-Cheese using PopChips, I wanted to share it with you.

I know! Cooking with Popchips!

Popchips Recipes

But guess who else is cooking with popchips? Top chef contestant Dakota Weiss has partnered with popchips and put together all sorts of recipes including:
  • Deviled Eggs with sea salt popchips
  • Salted Caramel and Bacon Popsicle with sweet potato popchips
  • Crackling Cole Slaw with bbq popchips
  • Butter Lettuce “Wedge” with sea salt and vinegar popchips vinaigrette
  • Potato Salad with sea salt and vinegar popchips
  • Grilled Kobe Dog with bbq popchips, pickled cabbage and tomato salad
....and the recipe I'm sharing today

"White Cheddar Mac and Cheese with a Sea Salt and Vinegar Popchips Crust"
Serves: 8
Preparation: 1 hour

Ingredients

- 1 bag pasta, cook in salted water to al dente
- 2 bags sea salt and vinegar popchips, crushed

White cheddar cheese sauce

- 1 package garlic and herb boursin cheese
- ½ cup cream cheese
- 1 quart heavy cream
- 1 cup white cheddar, shredded
- 2 each garlic cloves, minced
- Kosher salt to taste
- White pepper to taste

Directions
  • Add all of the ingredients into the pot (except for the white cheddar) bring to a slow boil always whisking. Once the cream is at a rolling boil whisk in the cheese. Once it is all melted season the sauce with the salt and pepper.
  • Add the pasta to the sauce and stir well. Pour into a serving dish that is oven proof and sprinkle on the popchips, bake until the chips are golden brown and the sauce is bubbling.
Popchips come in 3.5 oz. share bags with 15% more to love with friends and family and have a suggested retail price of $2.99 per bag. popchips are sold at over 30,000 retailers, including Whole Foods Market, Safeway, Kroger, Target, Walgreens, Wegmans, Loblaws and select Costco locations

To learn more about Popchips, visit www.popchips.com


Want to try recipes using Popchips? Then enter this giveaway.


ENTER TO WIN THIS GIVEAWAY!
  • (1) Box of Popchips various flavor single serve bags (about 40-50)

WAYS TO ENTER:

Entries must be made on or before 11:59 p.m. September 30, 2014.

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Terms and Conditions

Winner will be selected by random.org. Giveaway entry must be completed before extra entries will count. Winner will be contacted by email and must respond within 24 hours or a new winner will be selected. Open to residents of the U.S. with a valid street address.


 
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