Have That Friday Feeling All Week Long With Tai Pei!

This is a sponsored blog; while the views expressed here were genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me by Tai Pei Food to review this product.

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I don’t think I’ve ever had to tell you twice, or three times, how much I love Tai Pei Asian Cuisine.

And I remember the first time I bought it. I was at our local grocery store chatting with a friend in the frozen Asian food section of the freezer aisle and I must have been telling a particularly gripping story (to myself) because I backed up into the freezer case and that’s when I saw it. “I must have that now!” I shouted. By the way, my story was a funny story about Des starting kindergarten, but that’s no longer neither here nor there. I loved these flavors! I wanted to try every entrée.

And I eventually did.

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Think about it. We all have our own brands of “busy.” I don’t think I’m unique in my zany life but we all balance our own schedules uniquely. For me, it’s working at home which is not the same as staying at home, and it makes the endless list of domestic and work tasks seem insurmountable. I juggle two businesses, two kids, two dogs, and even the cat and chickens – although they’re a lot easier in terms of daily routines than the kids and dogs. The doorbell is always ringing. The dishes are always piling up. And I have to do errands too. I’m a juggler! Like her! This isn’t me, but there are similarities for sure.

Like food preferences:

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Let’s talk Tai Pei entrées and Tai Pei flavors. And let’s talk about the impact on your life! This is how you spend less and wait less, because Tai Pei has healthy, filling ingredients and is ready in just minutes. Their entrées, like the savory General Tso’s Spicy Chicken or Sweet & Sour Chicken, include real ingredients and no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. I love those nights with no meal prepping – just vibrant Asian food! Tai Pei a good time, plus I get to use my new chopsticks!

Aren’t they pretty? The better for spearing pineapple..

Tai Pei is my idea of Monday motivation, plus that lasts through the week. Want to hear more? All of Tai Pei’s products have clean ingredients with no additives, preservatives, artificial flavors or colors. Their new packaging was designed to serve the perfect portion size to satisfy your cravings, while also allowing enough room for their tasty ingredients to steam perfectly. And they’re not kidding. I feel like an ace in the kitchen every time! It’s so easy to get it just right.

Also, if you’re a rice lover like me, you’ll love this. Each grain of rice is infused with their carefully crafted signature sauces, made from recipes they collect from across the continent. Think of that. Flavor-infused rice. YUM.

Flavor-infused rice. Quick-prep Asian Cuisine. Healthy, tasty, and affordable. There’s a lot to love. We all know how it is to go through our days at lightning speed. Now you know what to do when it’s time to prepare a quick and healthy meal. There are ten delicious entrée recipes from Asia! Each variety is designed to deliver a restaurant-inspired experience straight from your own kitchen or office in just minutes. AND, they have a full lineup of appetizers and snacks too! I love the potstickers.

Ready to hear more? Find out all about Tai Pei food here. And don’t forget to check out the Tai Pei where to buy here.

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Which Tai Pei entrée do you most want to try?

Snow Cone Cupcakes and Other Delights

These snow cone cupcakes are the epitome of summer! They're festive, fun and easy. Use them for any occasion! Unlike real snow cones, these won't melt!

If we’re being honest, the last six days have been like having a newborn baby, without the physical pain.

And then we quickly graduated to it being like having a toddler in the house, although my toddlers never ate wood chips or chewed on coffee tables. That said, it takes constant vigilance. I’m only writing this while he naps now at my feet, like so:

snow cone cupcakes

My mental state is good..ish. I don’t do well with the end of the school year. All of those permission slips and field days and end of year breakfasts and goodbyes. It gives me a stomachache, and I mean that sincerely and literally. (ow) I did ok with it as a kid because I had the promise of an eons-long summer vacation to answer to, but as a mama? My growing mama heart has to wrap my head around new teachers and routines, and my kids both have the audacity to have June/July birthdays while the years pass. More years taking me beyond those early moments and days. When all I had to do was hold them.

To my heart. Hold them and hold on. Hold on.

So this puppy – this baby. Our baby. I’m quite attached. Athena and Juniper seem to like him too. Junie and I will always have our computer cuddle time. (seriously – she wants to cuddle only when I’m working) And the puppy isn’t big enough for the dog park yet until he has all his shots. That belongs to Athena and me. Eventually she’ll show him the ropes and he’ll be ready. She will soon see that it means more time at her favorite place. Nothing but more lately. More love and more life.

I figure that out eventually. Every time.

These snow cone cupcakes are the epitome of summer! They're festive, fun and easy. Use them for any occasion! Unlike real snow cones, these won't melt!

These snow cone cupcakes are the epitome of summer! They're festive, fun and easy. Use them for any occasion! Unlike real snow cones, these won't melt!

These snow cone cupcakes are the epitome of summer! They're festive, fun and easy. Use them for any occasion! Unlike real snow cones, these won't melt!

You are so lucky, because you’re about to find out how to make snow cone cupcakes. Pretty cool, right? I’ve seen them in red, white and blue, which is really pretty, but I wanted to make mine more summer-colorful. You can make them any way!

Snow Cone Cupcakes:

Ingredients:

6 prepared cupcakes, unfrosted
1 container white frosting
Sanding Sugars—red, yellow, blue
6 white styrofoam cups, 12 oz
6 plastic spoons
Scissors

Instructions:

1 – First, cut off a little more than half of the top of each cup. The bottoms will be used to hold the cupcakes so make sure the cupcakes fit inside with the cake tops being about even with the cup tops. Don’t put the cupcakes into the cups yet.

2 – Frost each cupcake with a thick layer of frosting and smooth it into a dome shape.

3 – Start with the blue sugar and sprinkle a thick coat on the left third of the frosting so it looks like a blue stripe. Use the yellow sugar next and sprinkle a thick coat on the middle of the cupcake to look like a yellow stripe. Use the red sugar last to sprinkle on a thick coat for a red stripe on the right third of the cupcake. It should resemble a snow cone.

4 – Set each cupcake down into a cup and dip a spoon down into the edge of the cake so it looks like a spoon inside a snow cone.

5 – Enjoy!

snow cone cupcakes

snow cone cupcakes

snow cone cupcakes

snow cone cupcakes

snow cone cupcakes

These snow cone cupcakes are the epitome of summer! They're festive, fun and easy. Use them for any occasion! Unlike real snow cones, these won't melt!

Do you like snow cones best, or would you like snow cone cupcakes even more?

These snow cone cupcakes are the epitome of summer! They're festive, fun and easy. Use them for any occasion! Unlike real snow cones, these won't melt!