Johnsonville Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage Fried Potato Cakes Recipe & Morning Time Saving Tip #Johnsonville #MorningHacks

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Johnsonville has released a new product that is ready in 30 seconds. Johnsonville’s NEW Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausage Links.  Available nationwide in September, the new fully cooked links are to take the mayhem out of mornings and give families an easy way to have a hot, high protein breakfast to keep them full all morning and they sent us some samples to create a recipe with. You’ll find the recipe at the bottom of the page.

sausage potato cakes

Ready to eat in 30 seconds, Johnsonville Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausage is available in three varieties: Original Recipe, Vermont Maple Syrup and Turkey (70% less fat). To launch the new product, Johnsonville is teaming up with Elisa All, parenting expert and founder of 30 Second Mom and hosting a Pinterest sweepstakes where you can win a month of free groceries and other prize packs from Johnsonville. The idea of the game is to visit the Johnsonville Pinterest page starting Monday 8/25  and allow users 30 seconds to pin as many time saving hacks as they can to their own Pinterest boards. After 30 seconds, the page will automatically advance and prompt the users to enter their contact information for the chance to win prizes!

Johnsonville asked me to create a hack to save time for back to school and pin it to their pin board. My kids and I save time by putting outfits together as we are folding the laundry. This helps my son because he easily gets distracted by his toys in the morning. This way his outfits is all picked out. He puts it on and then still has time to play and doesn’t get in trouble with mom.

Johnsonville Hack photo: Create Outfits as you are doing laundry to save time on busy mornings trying to get the kids out the door. #Johnsonville #MorningHacks

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Johnsonville Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage Fried Potato Cakes Recipe


  • 1 package Johnsonville Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage
  • 3 -4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


  1. 1 Boil potatoes in water to cover for 10 minutes.

  2. 2 Drain and mash with butter and sour cream.

  3. 3 Add the the rest of the ingredients except flour ingredients.

  4. 4 Make patties and dust with the flour.

  5. 5 Fry in oil until crusty and brown on both sides.

15 Delicious Coffee Recipes

I’m a coffee addict and have started using it in recipes. We had a coffee crusted salmon once and I loved it. So in honor of our addiction, or my addiction rather; we are sharing 15 coffee recipes from across the web. Here are 15 recues using coffee!

coffee recipes

  1. Chocolate Mocha Pound Cake and Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream
  2. Mud Pie Oreo Stuffed Brownie Cupcakes
  3. Popular Tiramisu Blondies
  4. Caramel Mocha Java Protein Shake Recipe
  5. Mud Pie MoJoe Ice Cream {My Cold Stone Copycat}
  6. White Chocolate Mocha Coffee
  7. Tiramisu Brownies Recipe
  8. Pumpkin Caramel Café Latté Recipe
  9. Coffee Slushie Recipe & International Delight
  10. Gaelic, or Irish, Coffee
  11. Brown Butter Java Chip Cookies Recipe
  12. Sugar Free Iced Coffee Recipe
  13. Frozen S’Mores Mocha Coffee Recipe
  14. Simple Summer Iced Coffee Drink Recipes
  15. Slow Cooker Espresso Braised Pot Roast

Best 25 French Toast Recipes

French Toast is one of my favorite things to have for breakfast, and I like to have breakfast for dinners. I was really excited to find these 25 amazing recipes for French Toast.

french toast recipes

  1. Make Ahead Casserole – French Toast
  2. Caramel French Toast
  3. Cinnamon streusel french toast
  4. Banana French Toast
  5. Overnight baked creme brulee french toast
  6. IHOP Banana Bread French Toast
  7. Homemade Freezer French Toast Sticks
  8. Pumpkin Pie French Toast Casserole Recipe
  9. Banana French Toast
  10. Roasted Pumpkin and Eggnog French Toast
  11. Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole Recipe
  12. Crunchy French Toast Recipe
  13. Raspberry Stuffed French Toast
  14. Strawberry-Raisin French Toast Bake
  15. Monkey Bread French Toast
  16. Vegan French Toast
  17. Baked French Toast with Apples and Cherries
  18. Peach French Toast
  19. Elderberry French Toast
  20. French Toast with Applesauce Syrup
  21. Overnight Praline French Toast
  22. Chocolate Raspberry French Toast Casserole
  23. Nutella Stuffed French Toast
  24. French Toast Muffins Recipe
  25. Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast with Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread

25 french toast recipes

Get Creative With Kool-Aid: Top 10 Kool-Aid Recipes

Kool-Aid is a summertime treat that I used to love as either a cold drink or as a frozen home made frozen pop. But there are more creative ways to use Kool-Aid than just in your water! Check out these top 10 Kool-Aid Recipes.

10 recipes using kool aid 1. Pink Lemonade Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

2. Grape Ice Cream

3. Kool-Aid Ice Cubes

4. Kreamy Kool-Aid Pie – A Quick and Easy Pie where you choose the flavor!

5. Homemade Slushie Floats (Slurpees)

6. Patriotic Snow Cones Recipe – Easy and Inexpensive!

7. 2 Ingredient DIY Lip Balm Made with Kool-Aid

8 Homemade Kool-Aid Playdough

9. Making Grape Granita with Kool-Aid

10. Watermelon KOOL-AID Cupcakes

Pear Quinoa Muffins With Truvia Baking Blend

I am a Truvia Brand ambassador and compensated for my time, opinions are always my own.

Substituting Truvia in the place of sugar in recipes is a great place to start. Truvia baking blend is designed for easy, at-home baking, and is a blend of Truvia® natural sweetener and sugar. Truvia® Baking Blend provides sugar-like taste and texture in recipes, but with 75% fewer calories and twice the amount of sweetness than sugar. Truvia® Baking Blend is available at retail stores nationwide in a 1.5 pound bag with a closeable, easy-to-use pour spout. I love how easy it is to store and pour.


Whole Wheat Apple Pear Muffins


2 eggs
1 cup low-fat milk
1/2 cinnamon applesauce 
4 cups diced unpeeled pears
3/4 cup quinoa
3 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup Truvia Baking Blend
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
1 teaspoon ground cloves 
1 teaspoon ground allspice


1 Whisk together eggs, milk, and apple sauce until completely blended.
2 Stir in diced fruit.
3 Combine remaining ingredients in separate bowl.
4 Add dry to wet ingredients and stir just until blended.
5 Let batter sit for 15-20 minutes
6 Divide batter into greased muffin cups and bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown on top.

Then Enjoy!

The Best 20 Sandwich Recipes Around

It’s summertime and sandwiches are a go to meal for us and they don’t have to be boring. We surfed the web and found these 20 amazing sandwich recipes and wanted to share them with you.

20 sandwich recipes

1. Gut Buster Fish Sandwich Recipe

2. Eggplant Parmesan Panini

3. Rosemary & Roasted Garlic Chicken Wrap

4. Bacon, Egg, Cheese and Avocado Sandwich

5. French Dips

6. Applebees Clubhouse Grille Sandwich Recipe

7. Chicken Salad Recipe with Grapes

8. Loaded Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwich

9. Italian Sausage and Pepper Sandwich

10. Grilled Vegetable Sandwiches with Herb Ricotta

11. Southwest Chicken Sandwich

12. Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches From Scratch

13. Mock Fish Sandwich

14. Chickpea Burgers with Mango Chutney Honey Mustard

15. Turkey, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Mozzarella Panini Sandwich

16. Roasted Pepper & Meatball Sandwich

17. Turkey and Brie with Apricot

18. Roasted Garlic & Peppers Grilled Cheese Sandwich

19. Apple Cheddar And Pancetta Panini Recipe

20. YUMMY Cucumber Sandwiches

Turkey Cranberry Wrap In Black Rice Tortillas Recipe

Black Rice –though often overlooked– is a true "super grain" loaded with vitamins, minerals and natural anthocyanin (antioxidants)— just like those found in blueberries, blackberries, dark cherries and acai.

In ancient times, Black Rice was reserved exclusively for Chinese Emperors. No others were allowed to consume it. There’s a reason the Chinese Emperors wanted to keep black rice to themselves (besides the fact that’s its purple, which is commonly associated with royalty and piety) —many don’t know this, but black rice rivals and often exceeds some of the most notable antioxidant rich foods. Plus it’s loaded with natural fiber – A great healthy alternative to traditional wheat flour tortillas.


Lunch: Turkey Cranberry Wrap:

1. Black Rice Tortillas

2. 3 slices of turkey

3. Dried Cranberry

4. Your choice of sauce (recommend, pesto, avocado, greek yogurt, cream cheese)

Dessert: Strawberry Cheesecake Wrap

1 Black Rice Tortilla (please ask me for prepping instructions)

2 Strawberry Jam

3 Strawberries

4 Softened Cream Cheese (or Greek yogurt)

5 Walnuts (optional)

These exotic new tortillas are 100% vegan and gluten-free, making them a great nutrient-dense option, especially for those with certain dietary restrictions. Like all Food for Life products, Exotic Black Rice Tortillas are free of conditioners, additives, artificial flavors, colors and preservatives. Each tortilla contains 4g of protein, 2g of fiber and 0g sugar.

Giveaway: al fresco and Columbia Crest Chicken Sausage Coos Coos Recipe

This is a partnered post, samples received

I’m working with al fresco and Columbia Crest to bring you a fun recipe with a wine pairing. I LOVE Wine, really love it and so excited to be part of this opportunity. Now through August 2, al fresco all natural, America’s #1 chicken sausage brand, is partnering with Columbia Crest to help you wine and dine better by pairing al fresco’s favorite seasonal dishes with the perfect Columbia Crest wine. Here is my pairing!

Chicken Sausage Coos Coos with Columbia Crest 2012 Pinot Blanc

(Aromas of apple blossom and jasmine introduce flavors of juicy pear and melon. The wine displays bright acidity and minerality with a refreshing finish.)

chicken sausage

Chicken Sausage Stir Fry Recipe


Assorted Veggies (we used red peppers, yellow peppers, zucchini and carrots)
3 al fresco Chicken Sausage Links (more if your family are big meat eaters)
Sun-Bird Stir Fry packet
1/8 cup soy sauce
1/8 cup Columbia Crest  Pinot Blanc
1 Tablespoon butter


Cut your veggies
Sautee your veggies with the butter until they are soft (about 15 minutes)
Cut the sausage in half and in half again
Add to your pan and cook for about five minutes
Pour the stir fry packet over your pan stir into the veggies
Then add soy sauce and wine and stir; cook for 5 more minutes
Prepare the coos coos to directions
Then stir in the coos coos in your pan

Enter to Win:

ALL-EXPENSE PAID trip to the Columbia Crest Winery in Washington State by liking al fresco on Facebook and submit the required form as directed!

Then here at MomStart:

(1) Grand Prize of :

· al fresco coupons for (2) free products

· al fresco trivet, spatula

· grilling brush

· Columbia Crest wine opener and bottle stopper

Runner Up Prizes:

· (5) coupons for free al fresco products

To Enter:

Tell me what wine/recipe pairing you might enjoy

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Movies On Demand Viewing Party & Home Made Orange Juice Ginger Pops Recipe #MODSummer

This is a partnered post with Movies On Demand I’m working with Movies On Demand on cable once again to get the word out about their service where you can watch many of your summer favorites with the push of a button instantly in the comfort of your own home all opinions are my own.

With the heat blazing outside we like to stay in and watch the TV so we decided to have our Movies on Demand Viewing Party. We started outside with Home Made Orange Juice Ginger Pops. It was a hot day and we needed to cool off and I don’t like the mess of popsicles inside the house. So they had to eat their pops outside.

Orange Juice Ginger Pops

Orange Juice Ginger Pops Recipe:


9 oranges
1 inch of ginger


Juice 9 oranges
Peel an inch of Ginger and then Juice it with the oranges
Freeze the juice in the freezer

Then Enjoy!

Then we decided to take it inside to watch the movie.


We started on the couch watching the LEGO movie eating popcorn. You can’t have a viewing party without popcorn, even if you did just have pops.


The LEGO movie follows Emmet, who is on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the universe together, a journey for which he is hilariously underprepared. Now available On Demand the same day as DVD. We LOVE this movie and love that we were able to use only $4.99 to get it On Demand. Plus it’s right there and we don’t have to leave. We cuddled for a while and eventually the kids ended up in the floor in their sleeping bags.

My husband and I are still looking forward to a date night to watch something On Demand by ourselves. There are a lot of really great options with Moves On Demand with new titles every month.

For more information about Movies On Demand on cable, please visit

Bishops Chicken Cacciatore Using Anna Boiardi’s Fast Cooker Low Pressure Cooking System

We are Food Network addicts and I’ve learned a lot about cooking this past year. While watching all of these amazing cooking shows I realized that I really wanted to learn how to use a pressure cooker. I don’t even own a pressure cooker so when I was offered the chance to review Anna Boiardi’s Fast Cooker Low Pressure Cooking System I jumped all over that it was ice cream on a hot day.

Chicken Cacciatore recipe

They sent me a sample and then I had to decide what to cook, I picked Chicken Cacciatore, it’s one of the recipes in her recipe book that comes with the Low Pressure Cooking System. But I didn’t have some of the ingredients and had to make a few changes to the recipe.

WP_20140708_16_50_32_ProHere is my recipe:


Bishops Chicken Cacciatore


15 Chicken Tenderlions
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup flour
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp pepper
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 cup olive oil
5 large carrots (peeled and chopped)
1 Kohlrabi (peeled and chopped)
2 garlic loves minced
1 cups canned Italian peeled tomatoes
1/2 cup chicken stock
2 tbsp Rosemary


Place chicken in a plastic bag with warm water, 1/2 cup salt and apple cider vinegar for at least 20 minutes

Then dry them off with paper towels

Place chicken in a clean bowl and add remaining salt, pepper, and red peppers and mix well


Place flower in a separate bowl and then dust each piece of chicken and shake off excess then place on a large sheet of foil.

Add olive oil to the Fast Cooker and heat oil over medium high heat. Add half the chicken and brown it on each side, about 4 minutes each. Remove the chicken and then cook the rest.


Lower the heat to medium and add the veggies and garlic and cook for about 4 minutes. Add Rosemary and cook for 2 more minutes. Then add all of the chicken, tomatoes and chicken stock and mix well.

Lock the lid and bring it up to pressure.

Release the pressure and then let cool and serve.


I really like being the owner of a pressure cooker now. I think eventually I’d like to get a High Pressure Cooker but this was such a great way to try out my hand at using a pressure cooker.