Valentine's Day Card Giving Made Easy #OkayToCry #MC

Posted by Jenna | Friday, January 31, 2014

*I participated in a Blogger Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for I received complimentary cards and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Although I think it's important to do sweet things for my loved ones often throughout the year, Valentine's Day is an especially fun and popular time to do so as well! Since I was young I've always enjoyed the feeling of receiving a sentimental card from those I cherish and love! That's why I always get excited to do the same for my family and friends...letting them know just how special they really are!

I have always enjoyed buying cards and writing sentimental thoughts and feelings in them. I find that by taking my time and thinking about the person I'm giving it to, it can really help me write something from the heart. Joseph Joyce, Creative Director for, has some great tips for writing heartfelt cards as well. Here are a few I especially like:

  1. Be Yourself - Your Valentine's Day card should represent you and the feelings you have for your partner. "Be yourself, speak from the heart and let the card be the card," says Joyce. "In other words, you don't have to try to sound like a greeting card because that part's already done for you. Just be honest and say what you feel.
  2. Incorporate Photography - Try choosing a photo that highlights an unforgettable moment you shared together and incorporate it into your card. You might tuck a printed photo inside the card, but to really impress, consider designing your card online with your personal photos.
  3. Personalize - "Personalization is a huge trend" Joyce says. "Creating something custom for someone is very special, and easier with current technology. We also continue to see design trends like chalkboard, beautiful handlettering and flirty card-copy."
This Valentine's Day, wants to help people share their feelings with loved ones. Whether you're looking to write a sentimental, romantic message to your spouse, or a silly, festive note to your kids, has something for everyone!

You may remember me mentioning before the holidays. They make personalizing and sending special cards a piece of cake! As a busy mom, I love when tasks like this are made easier for me. I can now make cards from the comfort of my home, personalizing them and making them more special than anything I could find in the store. Best of all, once you create a custom card with personalized pictures, messages and a signature, will even print, stamp and SEND the cards for you!!

With Valentine's Day around the corner, I was excited when asked to work with on a review. They have a fantastic selection of Valentine's Day cards to choose from. I was able to create one for my hubby and one for my kids.

It took me a while to decide on one for each of them, there's just so many to choose from! I finally narrowed it down and couldn't be happier with my decision. Aren't they fun?!

And, best of all, it was super simple to do! I simply picked my card, personalized it with a photo(s) and message (which couldn't have been easier), and then chose my shipping preferences. I could either have it shipped directly to the recipient or have it shipped to me so I could give it to them. Since my hubby and kids obviously live with me, I chose to have it shipped to me with a blank envelope so I could give it to them on Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day often sneaks up on me, so I'm happy to have found an easy way to plan in advance. I would encourage you to pre-plan as well. makes it really easy to do. You can create your card and then choose the date you'd like it sent by. How great is that?! (Note - the deadline for ordering Valentine’s Day cards in order for them to arrive in time is February 6th)

You'll find a great selection to choose from, and you'll be able to take your time from home personalizing it just the way you want...bringing your loved ones to tears as they read your loving words. Cardstore reminds us this year that 'It's Okay To Cry' and embrace the emotions and sentiment from our loved ahead, and make it personal! There have been many times I've brought loved ones to tears as they read my sentimental thoughts and feelings in a birthday or holiday card. 

You can also connect with Cardstore on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest

**The product for this review was provided at no cost. However, all opinions are my own.

As a child I remember loving this time of year at school. We were always starting to get ready for our Valentine's Day parties, and that included being able to personalize yummy candy for all of my friends. I have fond memories of doing this, and so far Kaelyn enjoys doing the same! This year Sweethearts is making it even more fun to do a Valentine's exchange with their new packing!

Sweethearts Conversations Hearts, little sugar hearts with the sweet, quirky sayings, have been a Valentine's staple for the last century. NECCO, the manufacturer of Sweethearts, makes 8 billion candyhearts each year to meet demand! WOW! This Valentine's Day, Sweethearts has a brand new package so kids can personalize their Valentines even more for their friends and classmates. 

We were sent a case of this cool new candy offering to try out. 

The new Sweethearts Color Your Own box is black and white. It has stenciled hearts and a matte finish so children can actually color/design their own boxes with crayons and markers. There's even a place to put who it's to and from! 

I love this idea, as kids enjoys coloring and personalizing things for their friends and teachers. This is the perfect idea for Valentine's and one Kaelyn is excited to do for her friends at school! 

She and her brothers even made some for their cousins and had a great time doing it. The matte finish on the box makes it easy to decorate, and I love that each one turns out unique. There are even lines on the back to leave a personal message which Kaelyn especially enjoys now that she's writing and spelling more words.

Along with the launch of their new packaging, NECCO is also launching a Color Your Own contest so kids can share their unique sweethearts box designs with the world for the chance to win sweet prizes like $1000 savings bonds! Here's a link to the contest page to learn more.

WIN IT: One lucky reader is going to win a case of Sweethearts Color Your Own boxes!

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It's hard to believe, but Valentine's Day is just around the corner already! My hubby and I usually do something small for each other on Valentine's Day...something thoughtful and sweet. Knowing his favorite candy is Mike and Ike and hot Tamales candy, I was excited to learn about their limited-edition varieties. After all, nothing says Valentine's Day like a big box of candy! 

We were sent these special edition varieties to try out. The MIKE AND IKE Passion Mix and HOT TAMALES candies both come in a 5 oz box and are the perfect addition to any Valentine's Day gift. 

The kids and I LOVE the Passion mix. It is a blend that includes Paradise Punch, Strawberry, Grape and Cherry flavors. YUM! 

My hubby likes the HOT TAMALES best, they are one of his favorites! It is the classic cinnamon flavor. The box even comes ready to give with a tag fully integrated into the packaging! 

Knowing how much the kids and my hubby love these candies, I was happy to find that there are some tasty recipes created by Chef Jamie Geller that I can make as a surprise Valentine's Day treat for the following!

BeJeweled MIKE AND IKE® Cookies

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Ready Time: 25 min
Servings: 36

·         1 ½ Boxes of MIKE AND IKE® Passion Mix
·         2/3 Cup margarine – cold
·         1 Cup Sugar
·         1 Egg
·         1 teaspoon vanilla
·         2 Cups flour
·         1 teaspoon Baking Soda

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a mixer bowl, put 2/3 C Margarine, 1 C Sugar, 1 Egg and 1 teaspoon Vanilla.
3. Mix until well creamed. 
4. Add in 2 C flour and 1 teaspoon Baking Soda.
5. Add in chopped up MIKE AND IKE® Passion Mix, mix into a dough (will be slightly sticky).
6. Roll into 1 inch balls. Place on cookie sheets lined with baking paper.
7. Bake for about 10 minutes or until edges are golden. Centers will be slightly soft.
8. Let cool.

HOT TAMALES® Snickerdoodles
Servings: 2 dozen


·         1/2 cup (4 oz) HOT TAMALES® Candies, coarsely chopped*
·         1/4 cup (2 oz) salted margarine, softened
·         1/4 cup (2 oz) shortening (I use Spectrum Organic)
·         3/4 cups (5.6 oz) granulated sugar
·         1 egg
·         1 1/2 cups (6.75 oz) all-purpose flour
·         1 teaspoon cream of tartar
·         1/2 teaspoon baking soda
·         pinch of salt (increase to 1/4 tsp if using unsalted margarine)
·         4 teaspoons granulated sugar
·         4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

*The candy is quite sticky so the best way to chop it is with a lightly oiled knife. 

1.       Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
2.       Using an electric mixer, cream together the margarine, shortening and ¾ cups sugar. Add the egg and beat until thoroughly combined.
3.       In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients (except the candy) into the creamed mixture and mix until just combined. Add the chopped candy and mix until the candy is evenly distributed, a few minutes more.
4.       Refrigerate the dough for at least 15 minutes (this makes it easier to handle).
5.       Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
6.       Combine the remaining sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.  Form dough into balls the size of small walnuts (I use a tablespoon cookie scoop). Roll the balls of cookie dough in the cinnamon sugar.
7.       Place the cookies two inches apart on the cookie sheets. Bake for 8 minutes, rotating the cookie sheets in the oven at the halfway point. They are done when they look puffed in the middle and slightly brown at the edges (the tops of the cookies will form cracks). Be careful not to overcook.
8.       Remove cookie sheet from the oven and let cookies sit on it for another minute or so before removing to cooling rack; cookies will flatten out as they cool.
9.       These cookies are best served warm, straight out of the oven, but they can be stored in an airtight container for up to two days.

Share the passion of Valentine's Day by surprising special loved ones in your life with limited-edition varieties from MIKE AND IKE and HOT TAMALES candy!

Buy It: SRP for both 5 oz boxes is $1-1.39.

Planners by Tools4Wisdom ~ Mom Planner {Review}

Posted by Jenna | Wednesday, January 29, 2014

**The product for this review was provided by Tools4Wisdom. All opinions are my own.

In my younger years, I always considered myself a fairly organized person. That all changed however, once I had children and find myself balancing more and more. I tend to forget commitments we have, goals for the month that have been set, and throw together grocery lists last minute. 

With the new year I've made it my goal to become more organized, especially when it comes to scheduling our family's time/commitments. To do a better job, I need a planner that will help me keep track of everything. That's why I was happy when introduced to Tools4Wisdom offers a wide selection of planners to help meet the needs of those who use them, both long term and short term. These planners are designed to help you make daily choices that are smart. They are not only filled with weekly and monthly planners, but also thought provoking sections to inspire and encourage you as well. 

In looking through the different planners offered, the Mom Planner and its amazing list of features stuck out to me right away! 


  • Thick plastic poly cover
  • 200+premium paper pages
  • Durable spiral binding 
  • Planning pages include: 12 goal settings pages, 12 months weekly planner with 2 page/month goals pages, 2 page/month calendars, 2 pages/week planner journal pages
I could tell this was much more than a typical planner and was excited to learn I was going to have the opportunity to review one!

When the Mom Planner from Tools4Wisdom arrived, I was impressed right away with the size and durability. I love the size, because it's large enough for me to slip important papers and notes into, as well as easy for me read and write in. I have found that some planners are far too small to write much in which doesn't help me much. So this was something I really appreciated.

The durability is also fantastic! I love that it's made to withstand heavy usage and wear and tear! The spiral binding is great feature as well. It keeps all of the pages securely in place, while making it easy for me to access the pages I need to.

Of course, it's what is inside the planner that really impressed me and set this planner above and beyond others I've come across! It includes a ton of pages...everything from 2014 weekly and monthly planning pages, goals sections and even journal pages!!

I love that each monthly calendar is laid out with plenty of room to write notes and goals. There's also helpful questions to keep me on track with my goals and organization at the top of each month. Love it!

As a mom I balance a lot between my schedule, my hubby's schedule and the kids and their activities. It's nice to not only have a planner with a monthly calendar, but one that breaks it down into weekly planners as well!

Each week is laid out with a schedule from 5am-11pm. This makes it easy for me to know exactly when our commitments start and end and which overlap. 

There's also a section on these pages for personal goals, family goals, and daily goals for each family member! It's been great help me get the things done I need to, as well as my husband and the kids. 

One feature I didn't expect, but love is the grocery list and daily meal plan on these weekly planning pages! I have always planned our grocery list last minute and have been needing a push to be more organized with it. I love being able to write down our meal plans for the week, as well as the groceries I need. It not only makes it easier to get supper made and eat out less, but we spend less money because the grocery list is planned out well in advance.  

The goals pages in the front of the planner, and the journal pages in the back are also sections I know will come in very useful as I aim to reach my goals and stick to being more organized in 2014! 

I've been really impressed with the Mom Planner from Tools4Wisdom! The quality is top-notch, and the many features it offers a busy mom who is keeping everyone's schedules straight has been great! It's perfect for mom's balancing many things and something I would highly recommend checking out. It will not only make it easy to track your life, work and school schedule, but also set and measure goals for the whole year ahead day-by-day, week-by-week, and month-by-month!

The Mom Planner, and other Tools4Wisdom Planners can be purchased on Amazon. However, they also have a great website with high-value content as well! When you get a chance, head over and you'll find many features you'll benefit from, including: 
  • Animated planner preview
  • Live recording of part-1 of The Art of Planning webinar
  • Video-Trailer to the next live webinar on February 3rd
  • Link to the Planners by Tools4Wisdom store on
  • Preview access to their library of +77 printable planner downloads! 

Check out the Printable Planner Downloads, Videos, and Webinars at!  You can also connect on Facebook for webinar videos recordings and humor. 

Peanuts Deluxe Edition: Touchdown Charlie Brown! ~ Review

Posted by Jenna | Sunday, January 26, 2014

**The product for this review was provided for free. All opinions are my own.

As the Super Bowl approaches, Snoopy Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts Gang are getting people excited about football with the release of Peanuts Deluxe Edition: Touchdown Charlie Brown! Our family enjoys football, and the kids were tickled to learn we were going to have the opportunity to review a copy of this DVD!

Available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment this month, this football-inspired title is comprises of the re-mastered, animated TV special, It's Your FIrst Kiss, Charlie Brown, in which the Peanuts gang celebrate homecoming, plus THREE football-themed episodes of The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show. 

When our special edition dvd arrived, we were all excited to sit down and watch it! It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown is about homecoming season and Charlie Brown's school. The kids celebrate with a parade, a dance and of course, football! The big game, which is refereed by Snoopy, draws many spectators. Charlie Brown is the team's placekicker and Lucy is the placekick setter. The pressure to win is on but can Lucy control her urge to pull the ball away just as Charlie Brown is about to kick it? I won't give it away, you'll have to watch to find out! :)

Linus and Charlie Brown are also chosen as escorts for the homecoming queen and her court. Charlie Brown is asked to escort the queen, which happens to be a little girl Charlie Brown has been pining for his whole life! He escorts her to the dance floor and kisses her on the cheek. It is an electrifying experience and one that leaves him in a complete blur. It's a very cute episode and one our whole family really enjoyed. 

The Peanuts Deluxe Edition: Touchdown Charlie Brown also features three delightful, football inspired episodes from The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show for nearly TWO HOURS of Peanuts and football fun! 

With the Super Bowl around the corner, this is a fun collection of episodes our family has really enjoyed. It's one we'll watch over and over again, especially this time of year! If you're looking for some Charlie Brown fun, I would recommend checking it out for yourself!

Buy It: The Peanuts Deluxe Edition: Touchdown Charlie Brown! is available on Amazon right now for just $14.96! 

I don't know about you, but I usually feel a little anxious when January rolls around. I start hearing and reading about the resolutions people have for the new year, all while I'm still working on the big goals and resolutions I made last year! 

Some resolutions are just hard to stay 100% committed to. But, instead of beating myself up, I've decided to keep my resolutions more realistic this year...being more active with the kids and unplugging from my computer/phone more are just a couple of them. 

Joovy also has a great list of 'no fail' resolutions that are easy to inject into our daily routine! They are smaller, more realistic daily resolutions that are easy to accomplish and set you up for success. YAY! You can check them out on the Joovy blog, here

To celebrate the New Year and these 2014 Joovy ResolutionsX2, Joovy has a great giveaway going that I'm so happy to be a part of! 

WIN IT: One very lucky person will win $600 to spend on!

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**The product for this giveaway was provided by Tortle. All opinions are my own.

When my kids were babies, I remember being concerned about Flat Head Syndrome and trying to do what I could to prevent it. Every baby is at risk of developing Flat Head Syndrome, with one out of two babies diagnosed with the syndrome. I new it was fairly common, but didn't realize it was that common! Knowing this statistic, I was glad to learn more about Tortle.

Through availability at, Tortle has the opportunity to further increase awareness of Flat Head Syndrome and the ease in which it can be prevented or treated. 

Flat Head Syndrome is caused due to the lack of movement and the amount of time infants spend on their back (the safest place for them to be). If left untreated, there can be some long-standing problems. Treatment is usually expensive and can be somewhat uncomfortable for a baby. That's why it's important to know that Plagiocephaly and Torticollis are almost 100% preventable with repositioning and Tortle makes this safe and easy! In fact, it is recommended that all newborns wear a Tortle for the first 6 months of life to support healthy development.

Tortle is a lightweight knit beanie that helps prevent and treat Flathead Syndrome and is now available on Target.comIn learning more about the Tortle, I found that it was developed by Dr. Jane Scott, a Board Certified Pediatrician and Neonatologist. The Tortle beanie is an FDA-cleared patented Class 1 medical device that promotes proper head and neck movement which is essential for appropriate development. 

Tortle helps prevent and treat early stages of flat head syndrome: plagicephaly (the flattening of the baby's skull) and torticollis (unbalanced neck muscles). It works by gently deflecting a baby's head from side to side when they are sitting or lying on the back of their head. 

As a mom who also has many mom friends and family members with babies, I loved learning more about the Tortle! With the incidence of Plagiocephaly and Torticollis increasing to epidemic proportions since 1992 with more than a million babies being diagnosed with the condition each year in the US alone, it's an important topic and one I'm glad is being given more attention.

Dr Jane's mission is to prevent Flathead syndrome and bring awareness to it. I am thankful to have learned more about it, and Tortle and am thrilled that I've been given the chance to share about it with you as well.

You can learn more at as well as by watching this Tortle video

Buy It: You can purchase at or! You'll find there are three Tortle designs available: Blue Elephant, Pink Flowers and Solid White. The Tortle beanies are available in medium and large sizes at a suggested retail price of $19.99.

You can also connect with Tortle and Dr. Scott on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

WIN IT: One lucky reader is going to win a Tortle of their own. (open to US and Canada) It's great if you have a baby or are expecting, or know someone who is! Perfect baby gift idea!

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**The product for this review/giveaway was provided by Baby Fans. All opinions are my own.

All through high school and college, my hubby was an athlete. He still enjoys playing sports and of course, watching them too! He enjoys wearing clothing that supports his favorite teams, as well as dressing the kids in team apparel as well. That's why I was excited when introduced to!

Baby Fans is an online store dedicated to providing the best licensed team baby clothing and infant products available! They are a one-stop-shop for your favorite teams in the NFL, NBA, MLB and NCAA. 

In browsing the Baby Fans website for the first time, I was impressed with the large selection of team clothing offered for little ones. With sizes ranging from newborn to 4T they're the perfect place to find apparel for both my boys. 

When asked if I'd like to review something, I couldn't have been happier. My hubby's favorite team is the Minnesota Vikings, so I decided to go that route and received the adorable Vikings Kids Sweatsuit to review!

When the outfit arrived, I couldn't wait to check it out. I was immediately impressed with the quality. It's top-notch and something I can tell will hold up well to a lot of wear. YAY!

I also love the fabrics and the fact that this is a Vikings outfit not found just anywhere. It's more unique than some of the other sweatsuits I've seen in stores and absolutely adorable for any little one. 

Putting it on Caysen, I found that it fit him perfectly. The sizing seems true to size, and it's very cute on! It seems comfortable for him to run around and play in as well as warm which is nice this time of year. 

Of course, the best part about the outfit though, is that it helps Caysen support Daddy's team! :) I like that the Minnesota Vikings name is front and center on the shirt, as well as the logo on the pants too.

I really love this outfit on Caysen. He's worn it several times since we received it and when we're out and about, always receives compliments. I will definitely be looking to Baby Fans again in the future...their selection of team apparel for kids is fantastic!

If you're looking for cute licensed team baby clothing, I would recommend checking out

Buy It: You can purchase the Vikings Kids Sweatsuit for $29.95.

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**The products for this review/giveaway were provided by Safety 1st. All opinions are my own.

Whether it's a family trip or a typical school day, there are times when we need an easier way for Kaelyn to to ride in the car. We want to keep her safe in a high quality car seat, but also need for it to be something that's convenient when she's going to school in one vehicle and riding home in another. Thankfully, Safety 1st has come to our rescue with the Safety 1st BoostAPak!


  • Backless Booster: 40-80 pounds and 43" -  52"
  • Moves easily from car to car – great for car pools
  • Travel friendly: fits easily into an overhead bin
  • Unique, patented fold-out seat belt guides
  • Durable plastic shell
  • High visibility reflective trim
  • Removable cover for easy spot cleaning
  • ID tag

I was thrilled to learn we were going to have the opportunity to review such an innovative booster carseat, and had a feeling it would be perfect for our busy lifestyle. I was right!

When the Safety 1st BoostAPak Belt Positioning Booster Car Seat arrived, I was immediately impressed with it's compact design. I could also tell the quality is top-notch! It has a durable plastic shell and the cover removes for easy spot cleaning as well!

There are some booster seats that are not very comfortable for Kaelyn to ride in, but she has not complained once about this one. In fact, she likes it quite well and says it's comfortable to sit in. This backless Booster is made for children 40-80 lbs and 43"-57" so it's just right for her. 

Not only is it great for times we're running errands, taking her to school, etc...but it's perfect for car pools too. One of the neatest things about this seat is that it's not only a travel car seat, but doubles as a back pack! It's easy for Kaelyn to take with her if she's getting a ride from someone else, and even has an ID Tag so she doesn't lose it.

The design makes it easy to convert from a Belt-Positioning Booster to a backpack, and to my surprise actually offers a lot of space! 

The fact that it's convenient to move from one car to another makes it easy for my husband and I on a daily basis when he takes her to school in his vehicle and I pick her up in mine (or someone else is taking or picking her up). It would also be great for travel, as it's made to even fit into an overhead aircraft bin! 

As I said, we've been using this with Kaelyn and appreciate the quality it provides. I love the fold-out seat belt guides that make it easy to ensure Kaelyn is buckled in properly and safe (or top priority when it comes to any car seat or booster seat!). There's also collapsible armrests as well.

This portable and convenient carseat is lightweight (at just 3.4 lbs) and is truly something both parents and kids will love. Now that we have it, I don't know how we went so long without it! In fact, once Kaden is in school, I foresee us getting one for him as well. 

We've been very happy and recommend it to other families we know as well. If you're looking for a great travel booster seat, I would definitely recommend checking out the BoostAPak by Safety 1st. It gives kids the convenience of a travel bag as well as the ability to stay safe when switching from one car pool to a different one. 

The following are also some helpful car seat safety tips from Consumer Safety Expert, Julie Vallese:
  • The safest place to install a car seat is typically in the center of the rear seat.
  • Check in with a local Child Passenger Safety Technician to ensure your child's seat is installed correctly. You can visit a local police station, fire station, AAA office, or Safe Kids Chapter for guidance. 
  • Car seats expire and recommends that car seats be replaced every 5-8 years. This tip is so important because more than 40% of the car seats checked during a Safety 1st car seat check at the Indy 500 Community Day were replaced due to expiration or a recall. 

Buy It: You can purchase the BoostAPak from BuyBuyBaby for $69.99.

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Libby's Fruits & Vegetables Recipes for Entertaining {Giveaway}

Posted by Jenna | Thursday, January 09, 2014

**The product for this review/giveaway was provided by Libby's. All opinions are my own.

Whether it's for the holidays or any other time during the year, family get-togethers are something that takes planning. If you're like me, you like to have a variety of appetizers and desserts to serve...but don't always plan much in advance. Thankfully, Libby's Fruits and Vegetables can help even the biggest procrastinators (!) create a gorgeous meal at a minimal cost!

Not only does Libby's give you a greater bang for your buck when preparing meals, but it also gives a convenient way to add nutritious ingredients to your dishes! As I looked at their website, I found tons of recipes, including delicious desserts like Pear Gingerbread Squares and Southwestern Chicken Quesadillas

The variety of recipes offered makes it easy to plan family get-togethers now, and any time during the year. You can find even more recipes on Libby's Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages as well. 

I was sent a few Libby's Fruits and Vegetables products and tried the Sweet and Spicy Peachy BBQ Pork Sliders. YUM!

2lbpork loin (in two pieces)
1⁄2tBlack pepper
1Tcanola oil
2 Garlic cloves, minced
1⁄4cWorcestershire sauce
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped
1⁄2tcider vinegar (or substitute white vinegar)
12ozLibby’s® Peach Slices, diced
24 slider buns

Preheat oven to 375o F. Line a roasting pan with parchment paper and set aside. Rub the pork loins evenly with cumin, salt, and pepper. Place in prepared roasting pan and cook for 20 minutes. While pork is cooking, heat canola oil in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for 30-45 seconds. Stir in ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, chipotle pepper, cumin, vinegar, and peaches. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until just boiling. Reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Pour mixture into a blender and blend until smooth. Baste pork loin with 2-3 Tablespoons of the sauce and return to oven for 8 more minutes, or until an instant read thermometer registers 160 degrees. Let rest 3 minutes. Slice pork loins thinly across the grain. Place a few slices on each slider bun. Spoon sauce over the pork before adding the top portion of the bun. Serve immediately.

WIN IT: To make entertaining easier and more fun, Libby's has offered a lucky reader a festive serving platter from Crate & Barrel (retail value of $55)!

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