Barefoot by the Sea

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Open Nature® Scandal-Less Light Ice Cream and Open Nature® Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Feature #recipe #shaws #ad

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Companies . The opinions and text are all mine.
Open Nature® Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert from my local Shaws have become our new "go to" dairy free ice cream this summer! Many of you know that we try to eat dairy free most of the time, especially my oldest daughter. Of course this time of year, we're looking for ice cream alternatives. I was pretty thrilled to find out that Shaws introduced their NEW line of products: Open Nature® Scandal-Less Light Ice Cream and Open Nature® Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert. Yes! It's so nice to have options. A lighter delicious ice cream without a chalky or chemical aftertaste. A dairy free option that's tasty and satisfying!

We tried two different flavors from Shaws:
Open Nature® Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Peanut Butter Cookie, so good! Made with either cashew or almond milk, Open Nature® Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert is a great non-dairy alternative to traditional ice cream! This was a hit! Delicious and definitely satisfying.
Open Nature® Scandal-Less Light Cookies and Cream Ice Cream. You aren't missing out! The Open Nature® Scandal-Less Light Ice Cream was indulgent with less fat and calories and between 240 and 370 calories PER PINT, I definitely didn't feel deprived! These dessert options are definitely perfect on a cone or even straight from the pint! They're THAT good! With lower calories and fat and a higher protein content, this is a dessert you can feel great about!

Even though you're free to indulge with The Open Nature® Scandal-Less Light Ice Cream, I thought it would be great to make some ice cream sandwiches with them.
Open Nature® Scandal-Less Light Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches:

  • Open Nature® Scandal-Less Light Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
  • Simply scoop a teaspoon of Open Nature® Scandal-Less Light Cookies and Cream Ice Cream in between chocolate cookies
  • Freeze and Enjoy!
I buy my Open Nature products at Shaws and you can also find them exclusively at all of the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw's, Star Market, and Carrs/Safeway. Visit Shaws to find a store near you and discover more recipe ideas.
Both desserts were creamy in texture and smooth. We are huge fans! Shaws has a big line of different flavored Open Nature® Scandal-Less Light Ice Cream and Open Nature® Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert selections to choose from! We want to try Open Nature Scandal-less Sea Salt Caramel and Open Nature CashewMilk Coffee Caramel Fudge next! There's a flavor for everyone! Which are you most excited to try?

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Storyland 2018 Feature and $9 Off Coupon #sponsored #ad #nh #summerfun

**Please note, I did receive tickets to Storyland in exchange for this feature but all opinions are 100% my own, as always**

It just wouldn't be Summer around here without an annual trip to the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire and yes, STORYLAND! You might think we would be getting too old or bored of this park after so many years but the opposite has happened! I don't think my kids will ever grow tired of it. Storyland brings us a sense of nostalgia and so many memories from the past. It's also a TON of fun with new attractions for everybody. That's what we love about this park so much, there's always something new to enjoy, experience and discover. We don't grow tired of it and there's always new things to see and do, plenty of fun around every corner! 
Storyland is New Hampshire's #1 Kid's Amusement Park and open daily from 9:30am - 6pm! This year, Storyland's brought THREE new shows certain to wow everyone! Including Daniel Tiger's Grr-ific Day! Join Danial and Katerina Kittycat for a fun filled show of make believe and fun. After every show, the gang sticks around for hugs and pictures. The excitement on the kid's faces? Priceless! Bring those cameras and enjoy this fantastic new show! 
Also new? It's Magic, a fun filled magic show with a new magician yearly. This year, come enjoy the amazing illusions and fun! My kids always love this one, filled with audience participation and eye opening magic tricks. We saw an Iphone disappear last week - don't worry, it re-appeared at the end of the show!
Storyland also has their daily Farm Follies, Camp Fairy Tale and Cinderella's Royal Celebration at the end of the day, every day. We've found the shows are a great way to break up the day! With five shows, there's something for everyone! 

Now let's talk about rides! So many fun ones for kids of all ages! I've talked about the Roar-O-Saurus in the past. The only wooden roller coaster of it's kind in Northern New England! There are also tons of fun Dino facts all around to enjoy if roller coasters aren't your thing! 
The Crazy Barn raises off the ground and spins! So fun! And on a side note, that Farm Stand right to the left of it? They sell ORGANIC grilled cheese sandwiches and delicious freshly squeezed lemonade! So many healthy options along with the typical delicious park fare including the Slush Factory, Dunkin Donuts, Friends Around the World Food Fair and the NEW Los Bravos Burgers! There's something for everyone! Check out all their food options here
We also love Dr. Geyser's Remarkable Raft Ride! The perfect place to cool down on a hot summer day! This ride is super fun and a family favorite! Oh and yes, you WILL get wet! 
Kids can take a ride on the Antique Cars and even get their own Storyland Driver's Licence at Town Hall!
Storyland still has their Storybook Animals area that incorporates live animals including a rabbit, goats, chickens, pigs and sheep. It's a great educational opportunity for the kids. The Little Dreamers Play area is and interactive play area for the littlest Storyland visitors, complete with a shady area for kids to wind-down when needed.  

Characters are seen throughout the Storyland: Rory, Duke, Humpty Dumpty and more! We saw Tinkerbell and Cinderella during our visit! There's always someone to see and a photo to be taken!
On the way out, be sure to check out the Games and Gift Shops! Did I mention Yum-Yum Junction offers samples of their delicious fudge?
Storyland is a fun destination when planning your next vacation!  Be sure to Like Storyland on Facebook here!  You can also follow them on Twitter here!  Be sure to enter their photo contest to win a 4 pack of tickets to the park here
Also, click here to get a coupon for up to $9 off gate admission to the park! 

See you next year Storyland! Check out all the fun here! Plan your trip to this beautiful park today! 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Storyland NH Coupon #coupon #kids #nh #summerfun

Hi Guys! Anybody out there still looking for Summer fun? I wanted to pass along a coupon for up to $8 off your next visit to Storyland! If you haven't been, it's a great time to visit! Fun for kids of ALL ages! This year, they have a brand new show, Daniel Tiger's Grr-ific! You can check out last year's Storyland feature for more info! We've been going here for years and it's always so much fun! 
To access the coupon, click HERE


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Shop NEW Signature Reserve™ Super Premium Ice Cream at local Shaws store #SignatureReserve

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Companies . The opinions and text are all mine.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Companies. The opinions and text are all mine.

Apple Banana Cake topped with Caramel Apple Chai Ice Cream is the perfect dessert for the ice cream and cake lovers in your life. Delicious apple cinnamon goodness topped with delicious is sure to make everyone happy!

I'm not a huge sweet eater but when I'm craving one, it's always ice cream. It is pretty much the best dessert ever, especially this time of year. As a kid, I can remember my father going to our local farm store where they made homemade apple spice cake and topped it with homemade ice cream. This comes close.

When Shaws invited me to try out their new exclusive Signature Reserve ™ Ice Cream it didn't take much convincing! This Signature Reserve™ Super Premium Ice Cream is perfectly balanced with unique flavors from around the world using globally-sourced ingredients. We're a tad particular about ice cream around here, it has to be "worth it". No chalky flavors or icy consistency! I was excited to try some of the unique flavors that are part of the Signature Reserve line. Flavors like Brazilian Guava Cheesecake, Bourbon Maple Blondie and Belgian Chocolate Almond!

There are so many delicious flavors but our favorite was the Colombian Cold Brew Caramel Ice Cream. It is SO good. This ice cream is perfect when you just want to grab a spoon and eat it straight out of the container! It's rich, indulgent and great in a cone too!

Another flavor we really liked was Signature Reserve's Madagascar Vanilla Bean. We recently went strawberry picking and this is the perfect, rich, creamy vanilla ice cream to compliment fresh berries. The entire line of premium ice cream and tastes delicious!

I decided to use the Caramel Apple Chai ice cream to top my Apple Banana Cake. It did not disappoint!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups peeled, cored and grated apples
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 & 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Combine all the wet ingredients in large bowl and mix well
  • Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl and mix well
  • Add dry to wet ingredients and mix thoroughly
  • Pour into an ungreased 9"x13" pan
  • Bake for 1 hour
  • Let cool and slice
  • Top with Caramel Apple Chai ice cream and garnish with an apple slice

I buy my Signature Reserve products at my local Shaws and you can also find them exclusively at all of the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw's, Star Market, and Carrs/Safeway. Visit Shaws.com to find a store near you and discover more recipe ideas.

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