Friday, June 22, 2018

Jarlsberg Sizzling Summer Burger Contest

Join Celebrity Chef George Duran on a Quest for the Perfect Cheeseburger

Enter the Jarlsberg Sizzling Summer Burger Contest to Win Big

Contest Runs from July 2nd to August 27th
Jarlsberg® Cheese famous worldwide for its nutty, mild and sweet flavor launches a global recipe global contest starring two best friends: burgers and cheese. 

 Cheese fans and all foodies can enter the Jarlsberg Sizzling Summer Burger contest from July 2nd to August 27th at Entrants will have the chance to win exclusive Jarlsberg® Grill Kits every week and the grand prize is a Big Green Egg Grill, so that winners can recreate their favorite Jarlsberg® burgers, just in time for Labor Day weekend!

The program also offers some great new burger ideas from Celebrity Chef George Duran.  Duran, the Venezuelan born American chef, is well known for hosting cooking programs on TLC and Food Network and his appearances on numerous TV shows. He has created four distinctly different Jarlsberg® burger recipes, including one vegetarian burger and one burger with grilled pineapple slices in place of burger buns.

Each of Chef Duran’s four burger recipes offer a summer story and their own film: The Marvelous Meltdown (Jarlsberg® Fondue Burger), Melted Maui Madness (Pineapple Bun Jarlsberg® Burger), The Viva La Quinoa (Quinoa and Red Lentil with Jarlsberg®), and The Brooklyn Bacon Bonanza (Bacon Burger Stuffed with Jarlsberg®). 

The burgers are placed in different settings, and the ambience is quintessentially New York: three of the four burger shorts are filmed in a Williamsburg brownstone, and the fourth on a rooftop in Queens with the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop.

I received complimentary product.

Enjoy these creative, fun summer BBQ recipes from Jarlsberg® and Chef George Duran. 

The Marvelous Melt-down – Fondue Burger                              

For the burgers:

1 tbsp. panko-style breadcrumbs

1 tbsp. heavy cream

1 1/2 lb minced beef

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tbsp. salt

1/4 tbsp. black pepper


4 sesame burger buns


Chopped scallions

Red pepper flakes (optional)

For the Jarlsberg® fondue sauce:

2 tbsp. butter

2 tbsp flour

1 C. of whole milk

1 1/2 C. of grated Jarlsberg® cheese


1.      In a small bowl, mix the breadcrumbs and heavy cream until absorbed ( about 3 – 4 minutes)

2.      In a large bowl, mix the beef with the garlic and breadcrumb mixture until combined. Season with salt and pepper and form 4 large burgers. Make a large indentation in the middle of each burger and preheat your grill.

3.      In the meantime, make the Jarlsberg® cheese fondue sauce by melting the butter in a small saucepan and whisking in the flour. Whisk over a medium heat until browned. Slowly whisk in the milk and allow to thicken (about 3 – 4 minutes). Add the grated Jarlsberg® and whisk until smooth. Keep some cheese aside.

4.      Grill each burger as desired, spread butter inside the buns and toast lightly. Arrange lettuce on the bottom half of the bun, followed by the burger. Then pour fondue sauce on top of the burger. Add the other half of the bun and pour more fondue sauce over the top.

5.      Garnish with scallions and red pepper flakes.

Makes 4 burgers

Melted Maui Madness

1 1/2 lb. minced beef

1 tbsp. tomato paste

1 tbsp. teriyaki sauce

1 tbsp. kosher salt

Non-stick spray

4 thick pineapple rings

4 red bell pepper rings

4 slices Jarlsberg® cheese

Thinly-sliced red onions

8 slices of cooked bacon (optional)

Lettuce and tomato


1. Pre-heat your grill.

2. In a medium bowl, mix the beef with the tomato paste, teriyaki sauce and salt.

Form 4 equal-sized burger patties.

3. Spray the grill with non-stick spray and grill the pineapple rings evenly on both sides.

Set aside and grill the peppers and burgers as desired. Top the burgers with Jarlsberg® cheese and allow to melt slightly.

4. Assemble your burgers using the pineapple rings in place of a bun and top with the

burger, cheese, peppers, red onion slices, bacon, lettuce and tomato slices.

Makes 4 burgers

You can also make this recipe via sous vide cooking information found at this website.

Bath Time Fun with Edushape

Greek Archimedes discovered while taking a bath that an object’s volume could be measured by being submerged in water! Unable to contain his excitement, Archimedes leapt out of the bathtub yelling “Eureka, Eureka!” as he ran through the streets.

Today, Edushape, continues to celebrate Archimedes’ excitement and discovery with bath toys that promote learning and exploration because bath time is THE best time to discover and learn.

I received complimentary product.

Edushape Water Magic Cube
Edushape Water Magic Cube
Clearly fascinating, the artful cube has 6 different strainers. Fill it, rotate and pour, then see the water stream into unexpected shapes. Hands, eyes and minds are engaged and bath time is more fun, thanks to a little science magic.

Edushape Sensory Hoops

Set of 3 balls and floating hoop
Includes mesh storage bag
Water Sport Fun!

For bath and pool fun, includes floating multi-level Sensory Hoops plus three Original 2 ½” Sensory Balls specifically designed to be easily picked up by wet or soapy hands!

Cassandra's review- What seems like basic fun can make all the difference for a child with special needs.  I like that the hoops can be played in the living room as well as in the bath so that your little one can learn and explore the texture.  The magic cube is like a cup with holes in it, and little ones really enjoy the shower like experience.  As long your child does not try to dump it outside the bathtub, this can be a lot of fun.

NKJV Children's Outreach Bible Review

NKJV Children's Outreach Bible
By Tommy Nelson
Our most-loved Children’s Outreach Bible includes full-color study helps with the trusted New King James translation to make Bible reading fun and accessible for kids!

This affordable Children’s Outreach Bible in the trustworthy New King James Version is a great value for anyone who wants to give children God’s Word. The fun and colorful cover is designed for boys and girls alike, and the interior features the full Old and New Testaments of the New King James Version, the translation loved and trusted by millions!

Also featured are 24 pages of kid-friendly full-color study help pages to help young children learn and grow in their faith journey. Pages include:

Why Should I Read the Bible?
Bible Verses to Know
Knowing Jesus Better
How Do I Pray?
How Can I Let God’s Love Shine Through Me?
How Do I Study the Bible?
The Names of God
and many more!
A special presentation page is perfect for personalizing!

Whether you’re giving a child his or her first Bible or rewarding a Sunday school class for a job well done, this economy Bible with great features is the perfect way to meet the needs of those around you!

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The paperback cover is a little hard to keep from getting ripped if your little one is eager to learn and holds it wrong.  It is geared for a younger reader, but most children will still not be too sure of how to read it just because it is still a Bible and it does contain bigger words.  I think if your not a teen or going to read this to your child with the extra time to explain it, then this might be a little bit hard.  Obviously it is faith based and includes some of the greatest stories in times past. 

Let Them Wear Their Big Truck Giveaway

Let Them Wear Their Big Truck Giveaway

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$100 RV

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