Monday, January 17, 2011

I LOVE Free Stuff!

My favorite UPS driver just stopped by with an unexpected surprise...

Its 4 full size bottles of flavor infused grapeseed oils. A Jalapeno Pepper, Zesty Lemon, Hickory Smoked Grilling and a Basil Pesto! I earned them by selling just $500 worth of Wildtree in my first 20 days as a rep, which I must admit was easy-peasy since it really sells itself!

Since tonight's dinner is already marinating (Lemon Pepper Pork Tenderloin, in case you are just dying to know) - I guess I have until tomorrow to decide which one I will open first.

Have I mentioned how much more fun (and easy) dinnertime is at our house?

Friday, January 14, 2011

I can't promise

that a cutie like this will be in your Wildtree shipment, but if you order any of our amazing products, what I can promise is that you won't be disappointed with what you get in your shipment!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Not sure where to start?

A great way to introduce yourself to all of the goodness Wildtree has to offer is with one of several mealtime bundles available here.  One of my personal favorites is the Family Basic Bundle.  For just $77.75 (plus shipping and tax, if applicable) you will get:

Natural Grapeseed Oil
Scampi Blend
Taco Seasoning Blend
Lemon Rosemary Blend
Fajita Seasoning Blend
Hearty Spaghetti Seasoning
Alfredo Extraordinaire
Quick and Easy Pizza Dough
Pacific Fusion Sauce

The best part about these bundles is that they come with delicious recipes, all using the ingredients you received in your bundle.  The recipes included in the Family Basic Bundle are:

Grilled Chicken Fajitas
Lemon Rosemary Roasted Chicken
Shrimp and Veggie Stir Fry
Fajita Pizza
Taco Salad
Shrimp or Chicken Scampi
Chicken Cacciatore
Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo
Pacific Fusion Steak for stirfry, tacos or fajitas
Lemon Rosemary Roasted Pork & Vegetables
Traditional Veggie Pizza

All yummy.
All good for you. 
All simple and easy to prepare.

Monday, January 3, 2011

From one of my customers...

I received the letter below from a customer.  I love to hear how much others love their Wildtree products, and even more so, I love to hear how they are using their products! I am going to have to try this one for sure.  I should point out that this customer is referring to Wildtree's Garlic Galore seasoning blend.
Thank-you for your e-happy new year card!  We made chili for New Years Eve and I left it in the crock pot thinking I would slow cook it and add the Chipolte chilis later.  However, my husband the Chef Ramsey of a cook, looked in the cupboard and into the green bag you had given me with the two spices, one fetticini power and garlic seasoning. He used the garlic seasoning spice to add to the chili.  Needless to say, we did not add the chilis, it was that good!  everyone raved about how the chili was amazing!  Thank-you for that spice.  You had added it to sour cream at the Boutique, as I remember.  So now add it to your chili!
Note: Names will always be omitted to protect customer privacy. 

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Perfect Piccata

Chicken Piccata is one of my favorite dishes. It has been for many years. The problem I always had with Chicken Piccata is that to make it almost always required a trip to the store. It seems there would always be at least one ingredient I didn't fresh lemons, or capers, or chicken broth, and I almost never had a bottle of white wine on hand, because I prefer to drink red. Now, I know for some it's not a big deal to have to run to the store to pick up a couple of quick items, but for me, when I have to tote along the littles for a quick can seem like a rather daunting task.

Enter Wildtree.

Wildtree's Perfect Piccata Sauce is one of my new favorite go-to items. It has all of my ingredients right there in a handy little bottle.  So now, when I crave Piccata like I am today, I can have Piccata, without having to run to the store!

To make it like I do, you will need:

Thin cut chicken breasts
salt and pepper
about a cup of flour
2 eggs, beaten
about a cup of bread crumbs
 1 Tbsp. Wildtree's Zesty Lemon Grapeseed Oil
3/4 cup Wildtree's Perfect Piccata Sauce

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. First dredge the chicken in flour, then dip it in the egg, then dip it in the bread crumbs (I learned these three steps from my sister).

Heat the grapeseed oil in a saute pan and brown both sides of the chicken breast. Transfer each breast to a baking sheet (I like to line mine with parchment paper...makes cleanup a whole lot easier) and bake them just until the juices run clear. While they are baking, add the Perfect Piccata Sauce to the saute pan and heat while scraping up the bits and pieces of chicken and bread crumbs.  Remove the chicken breasts from the oven and gently dip each one back in the saute pan to coat with sauce.
Now, I like to serve it over a bed a mashed potatoes (which should be no surprise if you read this post). You can also serve it over white rice, pasta...really whatever your preference.  

I also like to add a couple of tablespoons of butter to the sauce, because well, my family loves sauce and the butter just gives us a little extra to spoon over our meal. If you are not a chicken eater - give it a try with veal or even salmon.

Mmmmm...I'm hungry just thinking about it!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Holla for Jalapeno Artichoke Dip!

A few weeks ago I was looking for a dip-like recipe to make for my Mom so she could take it to her weekly MNF gig. (I didn't mention this before, but another awesome thing about Wildtree is that you can search for recipes using the actual Wildtree products you have). So I looked through some of my samples and found

Jalapeno Pepper Blend. So then I went to my website and searched for recipes using Jalapeno Pepper Blend and low and behold, up popped a recipe for Jalapeno Artichoke Dip. I decided to give it a try, and holy cow, did my husband and Mom go nuts for the stuff!  Mom was hands down the hit of the party that night and since then, I can't even tell you how many batches of that dip I have made. Seriously, every holiday event I attended, I took a crockpot of dip along, and everyone L-O-V-E-S it.  The best part is, it is SO simple to make.  Prep time is about 10 minutes and if you chop your artichoke hearts in a food processor like I do, it's even less. 

I'm giving you the recipe so that you can be the hit of the party too!  You'll need:

1 cup mayo
8 oz. sour cream
1 cup each of shredded jack and shredded parmesaen cheeses
2 cans artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

Mix all these ingredients together and heat and serve right from the crockpot (you can use the microwave to heat it too).  I like to serve it with tortilla chips or bread.

So that's it!  Awesome Jalapeno Artichoke Dip. With the 2 tablespoons of blend you get about a medium heat, so if you like it hot, just add a little extra. 

Now, be the 10th person who signs up as a "follower" on my new blog, and I will send you your own sample of Jalapeno Pepper Blend so you can try the goodness for yourself!