Month: December 2015

|Easy Vodka Sauce|

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Easy Vodka Sauce 

Ingredients:

  • 1 can tomato sauce 8oz
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp crushed red pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to:

  1. Heat tomato sauce, vodka, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper in pan until bubbly.
  2. Add in garlic, heavy cream and Parmesan cheese. Stir to combine completely.
  3. Add crushed red pepper and combine. 
  4. Cook until heated through and cheese is completely melted and combined. 
  5. Enjoy!

Serve with any type of pasta! We enjoy it served on top of rotini and topped with extra Parmesan!

Great week night meal made fast with little clean-up. 

|Stocking Stuffers|

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Need any last minute stocking stuffers?

Don’t forget I have GREAT priced items at my Etsy Shop for BOTH men AND women that will be โ€ขPERFECTโ€ข for stocking stuffers. Shoot me a message to my Etsy shop before you place your order and let me know you found my shop via my blog and I will send you a coupon code for a discount on your order! Always support Small Businesses!

Check out the selection of organic Beard Balms as well as the selection of organic Sugar Scrubs!

Remember, you have until December 19th [end of business day] to get your Christmas orders in for guaranteed delivery before Christmas.

Merry Christmas,

The Marshall’s

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|Traditional Pumpkin Pie|

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When the holidays start approaching, instantly I start craving my grandmother’s Pumpkin Pie. And who doesn’t love a Pumpkin Pie? This recipe is super easy with easy clean up!

Traditional Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients:

  • 1 can pumpkin [15oz]
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk [14oz]
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice + a dash more
  • 1 frozen unbaked pie crust

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well combined. 

Place mixture in unbaked pie crust. 

Bake in 425 degree preheated oven for 13-15 minutes. 

Remove from oven. Let oven cool to 350 degrees and cook pie for additional 40 minutes. 

Let cool completely. 

Sprinkle with ground nutmeg and top with whipped cream. 

Enjoy!

    
 


|Customer Service|

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When I’m looking in to purchasing a product or service, the first thing I consider is the price, because we all know, even the greatest of things can’t make us purchase it if we cannot afford it. Secondly, I research wanted product or service and find reviews and I read and read and read. [I’m really bad about this when it comes to hotels] Getting information first hand from someone who has actually experienced the product/service is REAL. Now, with that being said, if the price is great, the reviews from customers are excellent and the Customer Service from the company just flat out sucks, you can forget that I’ll be participating.


I have to share a wonderful Customer Service experience I received this week with my Blue Apron subscription.

I’ve been a customer for over two months now and I have never had a bad experience with the quality of this product and company. I receive my weekly shipment on Tuesday of this week and I open the box and start sorting through the ingredients. While I get to the bottom section of the box which contains the freezer packs and selected meat for the week, I pick up the package of catfish in which is normally vacuumed sealed. I inspect it over for a few seconds and find the tiniest pin point hole in the package, which could have happened anytime without notice. With it being meat, and I was unsure how long this hole had been in the package I got on my Blue Apron app and emailed customer service just stating that I had never had an issue with shipping/delivery but I was basically just afraid to eat the fish since the package had been compromised and wanted to know what they could do to fix this slight, minuscule shipping issue. Within 5 minutes…ย For real, 5 minutes, I had an email back from Kathy with Customer Service. She sincerely apologized for the issue and stated she would talk with her shipping department to possibly rearrange the way the meat is boxed and then continued on to apologize and suggest I not eat anything else in the box that I would consider to be “in question” and that she would credit my account for the meal which happened to total to approximately $20.00. “WOW!” I thought, for one, that was a quick response, and two, I really wasn’t expecting any monetary return, I just really wanted another package of fish mailed to me! HAHA! As I’m sitting there reading this email, again… because I didn’t believe I read it right the first time, you know, surely this has to be a mistake… I was just taken aback as to how polite she was and how quickly she addressed and fixed the issue I had with the company she worked for. Then, I made an assumption [and you know what happens when you do that], that I wouldn’t receive my credit to my account for awhile. I logged into my BA account and THERE IT WAS! I had received a response from Customer Service and the issue completely satisfied within a total of 5 minutes. Customer Service doesn’t get any better than that and in today’s times it is unfortunate that GOOD Customer Service is far and few between.ย In the meanwhile, I’m reading and cooking one of the other meals that came in my Blue Apron box for the week – and I must say, with every great Customer Service encounter comes a great steak!