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Call 630-261-3537 to hear Senior Vice President of Sales Jean Jonas and National Executive Director Teresa Brown explain why now is an amazing time to join The Pampered Chef®.

After listening to this, contact me through email, and I can answer questions you may have and walk you through getting started today if it sounds like something you want to try. ([email protected])

For less than $200, you will never find a better opportunity, to start your own home-based business–flexible, no inventory, and low start-up…

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What is ORAC?

What is ORAC?

It stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbent Capacity.

Oxygen Radicals …………… are the free radicals

Absorbent Capacity …………. is a foods ability to absorb the free radicals

The higher the ORAC score… the greater its ability.

How does Chava Vital Chocolate compare to other foods? One square (8 grams) of Chava has an ORAC score of over 37,208.

Lets compare that to well known foods

Blueberries are known for their high antioxidant value.

To get the equivalent ORAC value of one square of Chava you would need 567 grams of blueberries which is about 1.2 pounds

Or 5.3 pounds of raw spinach that’s a wheel barrel of spinach

Or 6.4 pounds of red grapes

Bacteria…yikes!

Quick Tips

At home and especially On the Remote In hotels, a potential place where bacteria and other germs may hang around is the TV remote control. Be sure to disinfect before you change the channel. Keep some bacteria wipes available at home and when you travel.

Sponge Toss
Two items in the kitchen are generally swimming with bacteria – the kitchen sponge and your dishcloth. Switch sponges often and be sure to use Clorox® Regular-Bleach as directed on your dish towels to remove bacteria.

Toilet Plume
Cover the toothbrushes. Viral aerosols enter the air each time the toilet is flushed, landing on everything in the bathroom, including toothbrushes

Quick kitchen clean
Before going to bed or after breakfast, use Clorox® Clean Up® Cleaner with Bleach on your counters and exterior appliance surfaces as directed, so that your kitchen will be clean, fresh and ready for the next time you use it.

Chocolate, An Antioxidant,Yeah!

Chocolate! There is no product in existence that can compare to dark chocolate for consumption. For the majority of us chocolate is an addiction. One billion people worldwide ate dark chocolate yesterday. They will do it again today,tomorrow, and the next day.

Excited about Chava! NCD has been added to dark chocolate!
Chocolate lovers look at the health benefits of chocolate and NCD, added together, WOW!
The fusion of NCD and a hyper-potent dark chocolate extract that has created an unheard of ORAC value of 33928. There is no other product in any distribution channel that even comes close. This incredible ORAC value has been certified by Brunswick Laboratories. This is the super food of all super foods!

STOP! There’s something about Chava you HAVE to know!

Chava, with its bold intense flavor, rich velvety overtones and smooth finish is designed to be savored in its entirety. Gourmet chocolate is like fine wine, and Chava is no exception. For the complete sensory experience, place the whole square on your tongue and let it melt slowly. The temptation to chew alone is an exhilarating exercise of restraint. Each dissolving layer will reward your patience, from the creamy organic cocoa butter to the robust cacao, and the tantalizing notes of almond and vanilla that will leave you yearning for more. The first piece is a decadent awakening of the senses, but it’s the second piece that’s truly divine. Anything less is unthinkable!

Pink Martinis

Pink Martinis
Ingredients:
1 cup (250 mL) ice cubes
1/2 oz (15 mL) grenadine
4 oz (120 mL) Southern Comfort® (70 proof)

2 oz (60 mL) light rum
3 oz (90 mL) pineapple juice
2 oz (60 mL) sweet & sour mix

Directions:
Place ice in Shaker. Measure remaining ingredients into Shaker, starting with grenadine.
Secure lid and jigger on Shaker. Shake 10-15 times or until desired drinking temperature is reached. Remove lid from Shaker; pour into glasses.
Yield: 2 servings

Nutrients per serving: (about 3/4 cup/175 mL): Calories 310

Fresh Mango Margaritas!

Fresh Mango Margaritas!

2 large mangoes, peeled and cut into wedges
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup mango nectar
4 limes (divided)
1 tbsp sea salt
1 1/2 cups ice cubes divided
2 oz tequila , divided
mango and lime slices

1. For mango puree, finely chop mango wedges using food chopper. Place mangoes, sugar and water into batter bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 2-3 minutes until sugar is dissolved and mixture is hot.
2. Pour mango mixture into strainer over classic batter bowl. Press using classic scraper. Add enough nectar to mango puree to measure 1 1/2 cups. set aside. Juice limes to measure 1/2 cup . (Reserve one for the juiced lime halves).
3. Place salt onto appetizer plate. Rub cut ends of reserved lime half around edges of four dots martini glasses; dip glasses into salt. Fill shaker with half each of the ice, lime juice, puree and tequila. Secure lid on shaker and shake vigorously until chilled. Garnish with mango and lime slices….

My Shaker

Loving My Shaker in this hot weather. I seldom leave home without it!

Heading out in the car, to the office, to a doctor’s office, out to the pool area (where glass should be prohibited, to ball practice and games, it’s a great tumbler to have along….Double wall construction minimizes condensation and quickly chills beverages without causing the exterior of the Shaker to become cold. The lid has silicone seal, preventing liquids from leaking or dripping while shaking and pouring. Frosted dots add a unique decorative touch.

So whether it’s to be filled with your water, favorite tea or powered drink, the shaker will keep it cool and refreshing. Martini’s, it’s great for those, too!

Email me on how you can have one, too!
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“The Magic Pot”

What is the Magic Pot? It is a wonderful stone that helps prepare Dinner in No Time! It is stone on top of stone and fits and cooks as well in the microwave as it does in the oven. In the microwave meat will be tender and juicy as if it’s been in the slow cooker for a half of day.

It’s Cranberry Color brings color and beauty to any table regardless of decor, straight from the oven to the table.

So if you want to bring dinnertime to your table in 30 minutes or less, bringing the family back to the table during mealtime for family “togetherness” and “communication” rather than a drive thru before sporting events, the deep covered baker is the method.

Email me to find out how (through June 30th) you can have one in your home.
It truly will make a difference in your family’s life- in time, efficiency and your kitchen.

Those who have purchased one say they use it 4-5 nights a week. With the purchase I will send you through an email, 30+ recipes you can use in the oven and in the microwave.

Give yourself the gift of time, so you can not only be with your child in their evening activities but serve up a delicious meal in thirty minutes or less and in many areas, the servings are about $2 a serving.

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Request: Recipe for Tiramisu

“Hey! Do you have a Pampered Chef recipe for Tiramisu? My neighbor had it the other night and said it was wonderful.”

Yes, I do. Below are two recipes for Tiramisu. One is Brownie Squares and the other, a Trifle…..
Bon Appetite!
Yvonne

Tiramisu Brownie Squares

1 package (19-21 ounces) brownie mix (plus ingredients to make cake-like brownies)
1 cup milk
1/4 cup instant coffee granules
1 container (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
2 packages (3.4 ounces each) cheesecake instant pudding and pie filling
20 chocolate crème-filled sandwich cookies, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels, grated
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray rectangular baker with oil. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions for cake-like brownies; pour into baker, spreading evenly. Bake 25-30 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Remove to cooling rack; cool completely.

2. In a bowl, combine milk and instant coffee granules; stir until dissolved. Add half of the whipped topping and pudding mix; whisk until smooth. Coarsely chop cookies; fold into pudding mixture. Spread filling evenly over cooled brownie.

3. Attach open star tip to a decorator; fill with remaining whipped topping. Pipe diagonal rows, 1/4 inch apart, over entire surface of filling. Grate chocolate morsels over whipped topping. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Chill 30 minutes. Slice& Serve .

Yield: 20 servings or 30 sample servings

Nutrients per serving: Calories 340, Total Fat 16 g, Saturated Fat 4.5 g, Cholesterol 35 mg, Carbohydrate 44 g, Protein 3 g, Sodium 310 mg, Fiber 0 g
Source: Pampered Chef

Tiramisu Brownie Trifle – Pampered Chef Recipe #341124

“Coffee liqueur makes a bold statement in this dramatic dessert.
If desired, use our nonalcoholic variation, as shown in Cook’s Tip.”
30 min | 10 min prep
SERVES 20

1 (18 ounce) package fudge brownie mix (plus ingredients to make brownies)
1/4 cup water (or as called for on the brownie package)
1/2 cup oil (or as called for on the brownie package)
2 eggs (or as called for on the brownie package)
1 (16 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
2 (1 1/2 ounce) dark chocolate bars, divided
1/2-1 cup coffee liqueur (see Cook’s Tip)
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons instant coffee granules
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 (3 1/3 ounce) package vanilla flavor instant pudding and pie filling mix

Preheat oven to 375°F

Line Large Sheet Pan with a 20-inchpiece of Parchment Paper; set aside.

Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Pour batter into pan; bake 20-22 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove brownie from pan to Stackable Cooling Rack.

Meanwhile, attach open star tip to Easy Accent Decorator. Fill with about 3/4 cup of the whipped topping; set aside.

Chop 1 1/2 of the chocolate bars using Food Chopper; set aside.

For filling, combine 1/2 cup coffee liqueur, water and instant coffee in Small Batter Bowl; stir until dissolved using Stainless Whisk.

In Stainless (4-quart) Mixing Bowl, whisk cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add coffee mixture to cream cheese; whisk until smooth. Add pudding mix to cream cheese mixture; whisk until mixture begins to thicken. Fold in remaining whipped topping and chopped chocolate using Master Scraper; set aside.

Cut brownie into 1-inch cubes using Pizza Cutter. If desired, using Chef’s Silicone Basting Brush, brush brownie cubes with additional 1/2 cup coffee liqueur.

To assemble trifle, place one-third of the brownie cubes into Trifle Bowl.
Layer one-third of the filling evenly over brownies.
Repeat layers two more times.
Pipe whipped topping in rows 1/2 inch apart over filling.
Grate remaining chocolate bar over whipped topping using Rotary Grater.

Cook’s Tips: To make a substitution for coffee liqueur, combine 3/4 cup water, 3/4 cup sugar, 2 tbsp instant coffee granules and 1 tsp rum extract in Large Micro-Cooker Microwave on HIGH 2-3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Chill before using.

“It’s 5 o’clock somewhere”,,,,The “Quick Stir Family Pitcher” to the rescue

Most recipes serve 4-6, so a double batch is probably necessary….

Pina Colada (with Rum) (makes more than 4-6 servings)
46 oz can pineapple juice 18 oz Malibu rum
16 oz can cream of coconut (in the wine section at stores)
Mix all in Quick Stir pitcher with ice

Mimosa Punch
12 oz can thawed orange juice concentrate 1 liter club soda
1-2 bottles sparkling wine or champagne
Put orange juice in gallon Quick Stir Pitcher. Pump to soften. Add 4 c cold club soda, fill with sparkling wine and pump to mix. Add crushed ice, if desired

Margaritas Please
12 oz frozen limeade 1 can water
½ can Tequila (I use more!) juice of ½ lime
Juice of ½ orange ½ bottle Corona
Using Citrus Press, squeeze juice of lime and orange into pitcher. Fill with ice, then add all other ingredients, pump and enjoy!

Yummy Lime Sipper
12 oz can frozen lemonade 4 c lime sherbet 2 liter Sprite
Pour lemonade into Quick Stir Pitcher. Add 2 c of sherbet, plunge till well mixed. Fill pitcher with sprite. Can garnish glasses with lime slice. Optional: can add vodka

Pink Panty Droppers J
1 can frozen pink lemonade 2 bottles pink or red fruity wine coolers
1 bottle or can of beer 2-3 shots vodka
1 can water
Combine all in Quick Stir Pitcher with ice and serve