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Snack and Meal Ideas with Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spreads

#cbias disclosureIt’s the end of the school day and I’m anxiously waiting for the kids to barrel through the front door. They come in and it’s like a tornado. Shoes are kicked off, jackets are slung on chairs, backpacks opened and papers are in the swirling in the air. Mom, Mom, Mom, MOM. Guess what happened at school today? Maxim got in trouble again. I got a perfect score on my test. Can I have a snack?I ripped my jeans on the playground. What’s for dinner? Can we have a snack? Can I watch Frozen again? Can I have a snack? Mom is spread thin these first few moments, time to #spreadtheflavor with Philadelphia soft cream cheese.

Philly Cream Cheese for Snacking #SpreadtheFlavor #shop

Time to take a deep breath, sit them down at the kitchen island and start the wind down process. I get them to each talk about their day, go over papers and start homework. This is usually when we break out a snack. Keeping it easy is usually the way to go. There is always something happening within the next hour such as Lacrosse practice, Youth in Government, Vet appointments or errands. There is nothing simpler than flavored Philly Cream Cheese.

Philly Cream Cheese for Snacking #SpreadtheFlavor #shop

Philly Cream Cheese for Snacking #SpreadtheFlavor #shop

Snacks can vary from cheese sticks to fruit to crackers & peanut butter. I always try to keep it small, light but tasty. Pretzel sticks or wheat crackers dipped into Garden Vegetable Philadelphia Cream Cheese has been a new favorite. It’s enough richness to satisfy their grumbling tummies but still wholesome so I don’t feel the mommy guilt like when I feed them less nourishing options.Philly Cream Cheese for Snacking #SpreadtheFlavor #shop

Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spreads aren’t just for snacking and bagels either. I’ve been known to doctor up my staple Chicken, Pasta and Veggie dinner with a big scoop of Chive & Onion or Garden Vegetable flavored philly cream cheese. It transforms the tasty but simple meal into a decadent feast where no one is picking out ingredients they don’t want.

Food and cooking doesn’t have to be rigid or tedious or dull. Take the meals that you already prepare and give them a makeover. I choose Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spreads for this one because it a BIG change with little effort. Adding them to to pan drippings to make a sauce or stir into mashed potatoes for a delicious kick. Variety is key in making sure meals are satisfying and gobbled up.

#SpreadtheFlavor with these creative ideas

  • Chive Onion stirred into homemade mashed potatoes topped with crispy onions
  • Strawberry smeared on toasted waffles
  • Blueberry spread on a warm biscuit
  • Jalapeno mixed in your taco fillings
  • Garden Vegetable spread on a flatbread topped with mozzarella and veggies then baked

Is your mind working on how to incorporate this little bins of creamy goodness into your meal plan? Let me know what genius meal idea you come up with. As you can see my Walmart has so many flavors to choose from, I can never pick just one.

Philly Cream Cheese for Snacking #SpreadtheFlavor #shop

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Bringing Back Memories with Glade #meltsbestfeelings

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My grandmother passed away almost 5 years ago but something happens every once in a while where I swear I can feel her standing right next to me. Her apron hangs in my kitchen and if it gets moved or handled it releases the smell of her perfume even after all these years. The memories start flooding back. It makes me want to stay in the kitchen and spend time with the kids and bake and cook and create our own warmer

Sawdust is another scent that brings back tons of memories. Personally I don’t think it’s a pleasant scent but it reminds me of my pop-pop who I love and cherish dearly. I remember sitting at the lumber yard kicking around sawdust with my feet and spinning in an office chair.

Scent might be one of the strongest senses. It has the ability to trigger memories and emotion and often there is no explanation for it. The simplest of acts like walking into a grocery store or past a group of people will set off a series of feelings that weren’t there minutes before.

Glade® wants to help you create a space for the #bestfeelings in your home that is warm, inspiring and inviting with their Wax Melt Warmer and variety of scented refills. My local ShopRite carries a good mixture of scents including the new Limited Edition Spring Collection with fragrances like Live Loud, a fruit and floral blend of peonies and orange blossoms.Bringing Back Memories with Glade #meltsbestfeelings #cbias #shop

Bringing Back Memories with Glade #meltsbestfeelings #cbias #shop

Introducing a new scent into your home or work space can be invigorating or relaxing, whatever your mood dictates. Right now I’m sick of seeing the snow fall outside of our window and piling in our driveway so I’m melting Hawaiian Breeze to bring on the daydreams of white sand beaches, fruity umbrella drinks and warm sun.

Glade® offers a scent for just about any situation. With so many blends of fruit, spice and floral and anyone can produce a environment that is calm, soothing or electrifying.

Take advantage of the ShopRite’s everyday low price of $2.99 for Glade® Spring Collection Wax Melts. Plus when you shop for 5 Glade® Products and use your Price Plus card during 2/16-2/22 you’ll receive $3 off your NEXT shopping trip. You too can enjoy the #MeltsBestFeelings like the #CollectiveBias team. wax melts shelf

Fridays In Your Freezer #TGIFGameDay

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Being on the East Coast we have to deal with the late start time of the Big Game.  This usually means smaller scaled parties because our group of friends and family either have kids or live a bit of distance away.  While that makes get together a touch more intimate it doesn’t mean we skimp on the goodies and appetizers.

This year we kept it easy by incorporating T.G.I. Friday’s frozen products instead of making a whole slew of sides.  This let me hang with friends and watch my team win instead of spending all my time in the kitchen tending to dips and salads.Loaded Chedar & Bacon Potato Skins #TGIFGameDay #cbias #shop

T.G.I. Friday’s offers lots of tasty appetizers to serve many different appetizers. One of my favorites is the Loaded Cheddar & Bacon Potato Skins.  The bubbling cheese and extreme bacon toppings really hit the spot especially next to a plate of saucy wings and perfectly smoked pulled pork.  We were left with piles of empty dirty plates.Empty Plates on Game Day #TGIFGameDay #cbias #shop

Having a little something for everything is the key to being the perfect host.  I try not to overdo it on one dish but instead offering smaller dishes with lots of variety.  I made sure to have selections that would appeal to kids and to those that don’t like spicy foods. A good variety is best for my group of friends and family.  I was lucky enough to snag a coupon from a T.G.I. Friday’s Demo at my local Walmart. They were out of food to try but were handing out more reasons to buy.Freezer Case #TGIFGameDay #cbias #shop

TFIG Coupons #TGIFGameDay #cbias #shop

Whether it’s #TGIFGameDay, a birthday or a holiday make things simple on yourself with T.G.I. Friday’s appetizers right from your freezer.  Shop Walmart, like I do, for great prices on favorites like Honey BBQ Chicken Wings.  You won’t sacrifice on flavor but you’ll gain time with your loved ones.