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Pumpkin Muffins Pumpkin Fudge Stuffed Peppers Product Reviews Cookbook/Recipe Club???

Meet Misty May-Treanor

Hey everyone!  Valeria, from Marina Maher Communications, was kind enough to let me know about a cool new contest!  Thanks, Valeria!

Fans and up-and-coming players alike know that being able to train with Misty May-Treanor, who is one half of the world’s greatest beach volleyball team, would be a dream come true.  For one lucky person that dream is going to become a reality!

Arnold, Brownberry and Oroweat Breads, the Official Bread Supplier of the U.S. Olympic Team, has partnered with Misty and are offering the opportunity for one fan to win a private volleyball clinic with this two-time Olympic gold medalist.

Fans can submit their personal “Slice of Gold” sandwich recipe on the Arnold and Oroweat Facebook
page<http://www.facebook.com/arnoldandoroweatbread> for a chance to win the clinic.  The contest, which runs until Noon EST on July 2, will be judged by Misty herself.

For more information on Misty, her pre-Olympic healthy tips, and the
official contest rules, visit the “From Grains to Glory” tab on the Arnold
and Oroweat Facebook page:



Good luck, everyone!


Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad

This is such a quick and easy appetizer/meal.  It’s nice and light, yet filling at the same time!

Start with a bed of spring mix with herbs, plus tomatoes and mozzarella cheese

Add some fresh basil

And a drizzle of balsamic glaze

And there you have it – a delicious and healthy meal, with a beautiful and fancy presentation, that took no time at all to make!

Product Review: Honey Bunches of Oats Fruit Blends Peach Raspberry Cereal

I recently had the chance to try a new cereal – Post Honey Bunches of Oats Fruit Blends Peach Raspberry Cereal,

which Kristen, of Marina Maher Communications, was kind enough to send me.  Thanks so much, Kristen! 

This cereal is great because it is made with whole grains and provides 9 essential vitamins and minerals.

The first thing I noticed when I opened the package was that the cereal had a nice light fruity fragrance, which makes you really want to eat it! 

I tried the cereal as a snack

and absolutely loved the raspberry granola clusters.

They were nice and crunchy, with the perfect amount of flavor.  It has just enough flavor to where you notice it when you chew the granola cluster, but it’s not strong enough to overpower anything else. 

They were also the perfect size in proportion to the peach flakes, which are light, thin, and crispy.

The peach flakes had an even more subtle flavor than the raspberry granola clusters.  In fact, at first I actually couldn’t even taste any peach flavor.  But then I realized that most of the cereal flakes seem to be more plain in flavor, making up the base of the cereal, and the raspberry clusters and peach flakes are more just accents of flavor. 

I also noticed that some of the cereal flakes almost seem frosted, and those are the ones that have the peach flavor.  If you place one in your mouth and let it linger on your tongue, you’ll definitely taste the peach flavor.  It has a stronger flavor this way than when you just chew it.  Of course, you’re probably not going to eat it this way, but this just helps you to see what the peach flakes actually taste like by themselves, so that when you eat everything all together, you can actually pick out the peach flavor as well.  I think it’s a good thing that the peach flavor is a little more subtle than the raspberry, because then neither flavor has to compete with the other, instead complementing each other nicely.  The peach is more of a background flavor, while the raspberry flavor is more in the foreground. 

I actually liked the Post Honey Bunches of Oats Fruit Blends Peach and Raspberry Cereal so much that it is now my favorite cereal.

It has enough flavor to keep it interesting but not too much to where you get too used to it or sick of it fast.  It’s plain enough that you’ll actually want to eat it everyday, but has enough uniqueness in the flavors, as well as combination of flavors - peach and raspberry – that it will actually feel like a treat as well.