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Are You Ready for the Cough and Cold Season?

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Are you ready for the cough and cold season? I always stock up on tissues, Signature Care™
honey lemon cough drops, and ingredients to make some of our favorite cozy soups. I've
collaborated with Albertsons on our favorite yummy chili recipe that the whole family loves.
Is there a go-to recipe your family loves to make when the weather gets cooler?
Our Chipotle Pepper Chili is so easy to make. It's meatless for your Meatless Monday
recipe collection but you won't miss the meat with the rich smoky flavor of the chipotle
peppers. It's so delicious hearty and filling and made even better with ingredients from
Albertsons’ exclusive O Organics product line. We topped it off with our fresh Avocado
Relish, shredded cheese, corn chips and sour cream.



Chipotle Pepper Chili Recipe

● 1- 16 ounce can of White Beans
● 1- 16 ounce can of Pinto Beans
● 1- 16 ounce can of Black Beans
● 1- 16 ounce can of Red Beans
● 1- 32 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
● 1 - 6 ounce can of chipotle peppers
● 1 cup of O Organics® chicken broth
● 3 cloves fresh garlic
● 1 small yellow or white onion
● 1 teaspoon cumin powder
● 1 teaspoon sea salt

Chop garlic and onions. Saute in olive oil until caramelized and turning a light golden brown.
Chop chipotle peppers. In a pot add beans, crushed tomatoes, salt, cumin, onion, and garlic.
Add peppers. Pepper can be hot so be sure to add a little at a time until desired heat is
achieved. Add broth. Bring chili to a boil then turn down the heat to low. Simmer for 20
minutes for flavors to blend. Serve with our Cheddar Cornbread.



For a fun family dinner idea create a chili toppings bar.



Albertsons carries its exclusive line of affordable wellness product line Signature Care™. I
find all the Signature Care™ products at my local Albertsons in Utah, and you can find
them at all Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel-
Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, United Supermarkets,
Market Street, Albertsons Market, and Carrs/Safeway.
These products provide the same quality and relief that national name brands do, but at a
better value. Signature Care products contain the same active ingredients are subject to
the same manufacturing standards as national brands. They are pharmacist recommended and come with a 100% satisfaction guaranteed or your money back promise. We all love a
100% satiations guarantee. It means we can try a new product without risk.


This post is sponsored by Albertsons all opinions are mine along with the original recipe.

Stock Up and Save with Albertsons

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Hey, friends, I teamed up (sponsored post) with Albertsons to share with you the big Stock Up Sale which means I can grab some of my favorite staples from General Mills, Coca-Cola, Kraft and Nabisco at a great price and you can too!


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Come shopping with me starting with the Albertson’s mobile app. On the Albertson’s mobile app I first register adding my personal information and setting my local Albertson's store location so I can take advantage of the coupons and weekly ads when shopping.


Once I’m all registered I can easily add discounts in the Albertsons app with the J4U savings tool on products I have on my shopping list such as my favorite Dasani Black Cherry Sparkling Water and my reduced sugar Heinz Ketchup.


I’m also able to check to see if some of my favorites are on sale so I can be sure to stock up. I love a good sale on my favorite products.
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This week the Classico Tomato Basil has a coupon which is perfect for my Pizza Meatball Recipe. I’m planning to serve my Bacon Ranch Wedge Salad with the meatballs so I add Kraft Ranch Dressing to my shopping list which is also on sale. I also grabbed some Oui™ by Yoplait® Strawberry French Style Yogurt and Jack Links Original Beef Jerky for some protein-packed snacks on the go.


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Here’s my Albertsons Stock Up Sale haul, of course, I couldn’t fit everything into the photo but you get the idea. There are some great staples at a great price.


I got all of these great products at my local Albertsons. Be sure to check out these great products at your local Albertsons Companies grocery stores including Albertsons, Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, United Express, United and Carrs/Safeway.


Albertsons is giving away groceries for a year to one lucky winner. Between 10/4-10/19, show them how you how you stock up your pantry and share a photo of how you’ve loaded up with your favorite items, including those below, from #StockUpSale2017

Entry is as easy as 1-2-3:
  1. Take a photo featuring two or more of the participating Stock Up Sale products listed below
  2. Share the photo on Twitter or Instagram or here by 10/19
  3. Use #StockUpSale2017 and #Sweepstakes in your caption and complete entry form



Honey Nut Cheerios™


Cheerios™ 8.90oz.


Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ 12.20oz.


Progresso™ Traditional, Rich & Hearty, Reduced Sodium, Light Soup, Vegetable Classic, selected varieties 18-19oz


Nature Valley™ Granola Bars 7.44oz-8.44oz


Yoplait® Traditional Yogurt, 4-6 oz, selected varieties


Oui™ by Yoplait® Strawberry French Style Yogurt 5oz.


Annie’s™ Natural Mac & Cheese 6 oz; selected varieties


Old El Paso™ Shells


Totino’s™ Pizza Rolls 15 ct, Totino's Party Pizza 9.8-10.4oz, selected varieties


Betty Crocker™ Hamburger Helpers, 4.7-8.7oz, selected varieties


Betty Crocker™ Fruit Snacks, 4.5-8 oz, selected varieties


Chex Mix™ 8-8.75oz, selected varieties


Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Cake Mix, 15.25 - 16.25oz., select varieties


Betty Crocker™ Whipped Frosting, Milk Chocolate 12oz.


Betty Crocker™ Brownie Mix, Chocolate 18.40oz.


Pillsbury™ Apple Toaster Strudel™, 6ct., 11.70oz.


Coca-Cola Mini Cans


Dasani Sparkling Black Cherry


Classico Tomato Basil


Heinz Ketchup


OREO 14.3 oz


Ritz 13.7 oz
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Albertsons stores.

Our Pups Are More Than Just Pets

This post was sponsored by Milk-Bone® as part of a Two-Post Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. #DogsAreMore #IC #ad


When Milk-Bone asked us to collaborate with them on a blog post about out pets all I could think about it that our pups are more than just our pets they are part of our family.  We got Harrison Oakley Acorn when he was 3 months old. He's our black Taco Terrier which is a mix of a miniature fox terrier and a chihuahua. He is our rescue dog. His mom and dad were put in a foster home when his mom was pregnant with him because their owner had a stroke and couldn't take care of them anymore. We were lucky because he was born at the foster home and got to live with his parents up until we adopted him. He's our first dog. I had no idea how much I would love having a puppy until my son convinced me we need a puppy. One look at Harry and I was sold. He is the sweetest little pup. I call him my shadow not only because he's black but also because he follows me everywhere.


Pink Poppy Rose or Rosie is our baby. She's a 4-month-old border collie. We got her from a local farmer/rancher. We call her out silly sitter because she sits in the funniest places and in the funniest ways. For example, when we're in the car she thinks she can fit on the little armrest next to the driver's seat to use as her seat. She finds all sorts of silly ways to sit around the house. Rosie is learning new tricks every day. She just learned to shake your hand and is now working on rolling over. She loves having a crunchy treat as an incentive to work on her tricks. Harrison has been helping her out by showing how to do the tricks. It's the cutest thing to watch.

Both of these pups have come into our lives and we had no idea how they would enrich our family and bring comfort and companionship to each of us daily. Harrison always knows when someone is sad. He is right there by your side the moment he senses you need comfort. Rosie is a sweetheart

Milk-Bone is celebrating their 20th anniversary. To celebrate they are working with Canine Assistants which is a non-profit organization that trains service dogs to help kids and adults with special needs and disabilities and then gives them a service dog to assist them.
As part of the 20th-anniversary celebration, Milk-Bone created a video to showcase some of these sweet service dogs and their pet parents. Isn't this the sweetest video?




Do you have a pet that's more than just a pet to your family?