Celebrate Dad This Father’s Day and All Summer Long

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Michelob ULTRA helps you celebrate dad this Father’s Day and all summer long. Ice cold and refreshing, great tasting beer that allows you to balance health and happiness.

Celebrate Dad This Father’s Day

and All Summer Long

 

Sometimes dads are found in untraditional places. Rory’s real father has been far from a loving, trustworthy figure in her life–disappointment and heartache riddled their relationship and still does.

However, in Luke, Rory has found a father figure worthy of respect. Someone who cares about her, loves her, wants to see the best for her, and isn’t afraid to be a “parent.” She thinks of Luke as her step-dad, and this Michelob ULTRA moment is for you, Luke, because you are an ULTRADAD! Thanks for being there; you’re the best.

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If you’re looking to live a balanced life without compromise, you can have it all with Michelob ULTRA. Uniquely positioned at the corner of health and happiness, it offers superior taste with 95 calories and 2.6 carbs. Great news for beer drinkers who want to maintain an active lifestyle. Or maybe you just want to have some fun and laugh a little too much while hanging out with friends or family. Beat the summer heat, grab yourself a refreshing ice cold beer.

We love to BBQ all summer long (all year really, here in So Cal). Luke mans the grill and Rory and I act as Sous Chefs. One of our favorite summertime meals is barbecue chicken with Citrus, Chili, Cilantro Marinade. It is light, packed with flavor, and a perfect pairing with Michelob ULTRA. Get the printable recipe here.

We also love to work and play in our garden.

Celebrate dad this Father’s Day by spending some quality time with him and letting him know how much he means to you. Michelob ULTRA makes a great gift idea too.

Whether it’s after a bike ride, hanging out around the barbecue, or just having fun in the garden, it’s always a good time chillin’ with Michelob ULTRA!

Celebrate your ULTRADAD.

 

 

 

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Arctic Coke Make Icy Magic Happen

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Arctic Coke make icy magic happen and enjoy! The Arctic Coke Icy Beverage Machine is easy and fun to use – watch the video!

Arctic Coke Make Icy Magic Happen

Enjoy a frosty and refreshing beverage

 

This past weekend as we were running about doing errands, we stopped in at our local Chevron station and hit the ExtraMile convenience store there. What a treat to find the Arctic Coke Icy Beverage Machine! The machine is super easy to use and pretty fun too. But, best of all, it makes the Coca-Cola  beverages slushy and icy cold. You can find a variety of Coca-Cola, Diet Coke®, Sprite®, and POWERADE®. Watch how simple the Arctic Coke is to use.

 

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Arctic Coke Icy Beverage Machine Step-by-Step Tutorial

  • Pull your beverage of choice from the Arctic Coke Icy Beverage Machine.
  • Slowly turn the bottle upside-down, then just as slowly return it to right side up.
  • Place the beverage on the platform.
  • Press the Snowflake button.
  • Watch Arctic Coke make icy magic!
  • Remove the cap and enjoy a super cold and icy drink.

It was really cool to actually see the icy crystals appear inside the drink. We each had to give the machine a try and treat ourselves to a refreshing, cold and tasty beverage.

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Beach Survival Kit For Summer Fun

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Find out the must haves for a beach survival kit perfect for great summer fun and sharing an ice cold Coca-Cola with friends!

Beach Survival Kit for Summer Fun

Share an Ice Cold Coke at CVS

Summer is here, and that means it’s time for some fun! We all have awesome memories of summertime adventures with family and friends. This year will be no different, so as the summer season gets underway, let’s share an ice cold Coca-Cola and make some memories.

Living in Huntington Beach, California, we love to hit the beach when the weather gets warm. Whether it is an all-day party or a spur of the moment trip with friends, we know exactly what to take, and CVS helps us put together the perfect Beach Survival Kit.

Making Memories

Over the years, we have enjoyed many events at the beach from family gatherings to birthday parties, to end of the season awards parties for baseball, soccer, and cross country. Sometimes, going to the beach is well planned and other times we go on the fly.

Some mornings, you wake up and the sun is shining, the sky is blue, and the weather is gorgeous, and you know it’s time to hit the beach. You call your friends, or they call you. Walking along the beach with your girlfriend’s is a great way to knock off some of those 10,000 steps we are supposed to get daily. Listening to the waves crashing on the sand, smelling the salty air, and feeling the warmth of the sunshine–delightful. But sometimes, we like to turn it into a family event and bring the kids along for some summer fun.

Regardless, if the beach outing is well planned or spur of the moment, we always stop at CVS to pick up some snacks and ice cold Coca-Cola. CVS is not just a pharmacy, you can find almost anything there for almost any occasion. Grab hot dog buns and condiments for roasting wieners over the fire pit. Or how about deli meats and bread, fruit snacks, trail mix, crackers, and more. You can even stock up or replenish the items for your beach survival kit. Forgot your beach towel, T-shirt, flip flops? No problem, you can find these and many other beachy items on the shelves now (boogie boards, beach chairs, water shoes, swimming goggles, the list goes on).

Let’s make a Beach Survival Kit:

Here is a list of things we need in our kit, but feel free to add additional items to yours.

  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm
  • Sunglasses
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Wet Wipes
  • Hair Bands
  • Flip Flops
  • Beach Towel
  • Hat
  • Zippered Bag
  • Coca-Cola

Share a Coke is back! This year, you can get the 20-ounce bottles featuring 1000+ first and LAST names on multiple Coca-Cola brands/packages such as Coca-Cola Classic, Coke Zero, and Diet Coke®. It is the perfect ice cold refreshment for sharing the summer’s hottest moments. Save with your friends when you use your CVS ExtraCare card to receive the special pricing of 2 for $3. Don’t have an ExtraCare card? No sweat, it’s super easy to get one — sign-up online or in the store.

 

Go to CVS and pick up a quick couple of bottles of Ice Cold Coke to share with your friends, right away. Enjoy!

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Marshmallow Pops – Recipe For A Sweet Treat

Who doesn’t love spoiling the special people in our lives? Well, I have a quick and easy recipe that puts a little pizzazz and pop in a sweet treat. Everyone will love these Marshmallow Pops.

Marshmallow Pops

A Sweet Treat

If you are looking for something super simple to give as a Valentine treat, this Marshmallow Pops Recipe is for you. It would be fantastic for kids to share at school, as a party treat bag, or even as a cute dessert platter. Plus, they can be decorated for anytime of year, not just for Valentine’s Day.

Honestly, you can make a bunch of these marshmallow pops in 15-minutes! I was pleasantly surprised, and it takes very little by way of ingredients too.

 

 

Here’s What You Need:

Your choice of dipping mediums. I used Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, White Chocolate Chips, and Caramel Bits (If using caramel, you’ll want a splash of milk). Marshmallows, and Lollipop Sticks. Optional Decorating Sugars–I had pink and red. You could also use sprinkles, jimmies, nuts, crushed candies, etc.

 

How-to Make the Pops:

Pour chips or caramels into separate bowls. Heat the chocolate chips for one minute in the microwave, and then, for additional 30 seconds at a time until thoroughly melted. The caramel bits melt faster, so check them at 30 seconds, and then, go 15 seconds at a time.

 

Take a lollipop stick and dip the pointed end (if there is a pointed end) into the melted chocolate of choice. Push the covered stick down into (almost all the way through) the marshmallow. Place sticks in all of your marshmallows.

 

Dip your marshmallow pops!

I did a couple different types of dipping with my marshmallows:

  • Caramel Chocolate Double Dip
  • Chocolate Dipped and Decorated

I made a dozen marshmallows, 3 of each: caramel with white chocolate, caramel with semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate decorated, and semi-sweet chocolate decorated.

 

Starting with the caramel marshmallows, I dipped them all in the caramel, and set them aside to dry a little, Then, I worked on the decorated marshmallows–dipping them in the chocolate of choice and immediately sprinkling them with the Colored Sugars. Once those are finished, go back to the caramel marshmallows and dip them in the chocolate of choice.

You are finished. It’s as easy as that. You can eat them right away, or set them in the refrigerator for a few minutes to allow the chocolate to harden up a bit.

 

Serve these cute marshmallow pops on a plate, or package them in a cellophane bag to hand out as a special treat.

 

 

Here is a Printable Recipe just for YOU!

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Marshmallow Pops
 
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Type: Dessert
Ingredients:
  • Your choice of dipping mediums - here's what I used:
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Caramel Bits (If using caramel, you'll want a splash of milk).
  • Marshmallows
  • Lollipop Sticks
  • Optional Decorating Sugars (I had pink and red. You could also use sprinkles, jimmies, nuts, crushed candies. etc.)
Directions:
  1. Pour chips or caramels into separate bowls.
  2. Heat the chocolate chips for one minute in the microwave, and then, for additional 30 seconds at a time until thoroughly melted.
  3. The caramel bits melt faster, so check them at 30 seconds, and then, go 15 seconds at a time.
  4. Take a lollipop stick and dip the pointed end (if there is a pointed end) into the melted chocolate of choice.
  5. Push the covered stick down into (almost all the way through) the marshmallow. Place sticks in all of your marshmallows.
    (I did a couple different types of dipping with my marshmallows: Caramel Chocolate Double Dip and Chocolate Dipped and Decorated. I made a dozen marshmallows, 3 of each: caramel with white chocolate, caramel with semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate decorated, and semi-sweet chocolate decorated.)
  6. Starting with the caramel marshmallows, dip them all in the caramel, and set them aside to dry a little,
  7. Then, work on the decorated marshmallows
  8. Dip them in the chocolate of choice and immediately sprinkle them with the Colored Sugars.
  9. Once those are finished, go back to the caramel marshmallows
  10. Dip them in the chocolate of choice.
  11. Eat them right away, or set them in the refrigerator for a few minutes to allow the chocolate to harden up a bit.
Notes
Suggestions:

Serve these cute marshmallow pops on a plate, or package them in a cellophane bag to hand out as a special treat.
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Everyone will love these tasty treats!

Can you believe how easy these Marshmallow Pops are to make?

Do you have an simple treat ideas?

You might also like my Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies.

 

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