Hoosier Giveaway: Tickets to Zest ‘n Zing Foodie Event (2 Winners!)

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by Ann-Marie on April 29, 2013

Zest 'n Zing Indianapolis

Next Tuesday, May 7th in downtown Indianapolis, teams of Farmers and Foodies will go head-to-head in a friendly competition known as Zest ‘n Zing: A Foodie Event for the At-Home Chef!

Zest ‘n Zing will take place at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center (450 W. Ohio St.) and tickets can be purchased for $20 beforehand through the event sponsor, Indiana Farm Bureau. Ticket sales benefit Gleaners Food Bank.

Here’s what’s on tap for Zest ‘n Zing:

  • Two teams of chef and farmer go head-to-head to create a great new dish.
  • With your admission, you’ll receive a swag bag, five food tickets and two drink tickets to be used on local beer and wine. Non-alcoholic beverages do not require a ticket.
  • Mix and mingle with Indiana farmers before the competition begins, from 5-7pm.
  • The cooking competition begins at 7pm with farmer/chef teams
  • The event will be emceed by local media personalities Jenny Runevich and Paul Poteet.

Fun for you too!

Not only is this a really cool event to be in the audience for (and you can go for FREE if you win my giveaway), but you could also have the chance of being one of the judges (joining Jimmy “Mad Dog” Matis and Heather Tallman of Basilmomma), as a final judge will be selected from the audience.


You have a chance to get FREE tickets to Zest ‘n Zing! Indiana’s Family of Farmers has provided me with a pair of tickets to give away to TWO lucky Chaos Is Bliss readers!

How to enter:

Leave a blog post comment with the answer to this question:

What’s your all-time favorite dish to make at home?

The contest is open NOW and will end at midnight this Thursday, May 2nd, 2013. Good luck!

Increase your chances of winning! Several Indiana blogger friends are hosting their own Zest ‘n Zing ticket giveaway. Sign up on any or all of them to up your luck!

Sponsored by Indiana’s Family of Farmers. For more information please see my disclosure policy. Contest is open to Indiana residents only, ages 18 or older. Two (2) winners will be selected at random. Winners will be notified by email on Friday, 5/3/13 and will have 24 hours to respond. Should the winner(s) not respond in the time allowed, another name(s) will be drawn.


Giveaway: Retro General Mills Cereal, Hasbro Game & Target Gift Card

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by Ann-Marie on April 15, 2013

General Mills - Hasbro - Target Gift Pack Giveaway

General Mills “Big G” cereals have gone Retro! If you haven’t shopped the cereal aisle at Target recently, you’ve missed the new retro packaging of Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs and Cinnamon Toast Crunch … from the ’50s, ’60s and ’80s! Plus popular Hasbro games also have vintage packaging, including Parcheesi, Scrabble, Clue and Risk!

Join the fun and nostalgia, and grab a retro Big G cereal and a throw-back Hasbro game at Target before they disappear at the end of this month!

Vintage Parcheesi

My girls and I got to try out the Vintage Parcheesi Deluxe game. I wasn’t sure if Mallory (almost 9) would be into it since it is a fairly straightforward game, but with adding in her own elements (Littlest Pets) she made it her own.

Before stopping in Target, be sure to print this coupon to save on General Mills cereals:

General Mills - Hasbro - Target Gift Pack Giveaway

  • Look for Retro packaging, and on the back side you’ll find a $5.00 coupon on a vintage Hasbro game (good through 12/31/13)!


And now, how about the chance for you to win a General Mills Retro Prize Pack, like the one pictured above?!

Your gift pack will include:

  • Two boxes of Retro-packaged General Mills cereals
  • One Vintage Hasbro Parcheesi Deluxe game
  • $10 Target gift card

The giveaway starts now, and ends at 9pm ET 4/21/13. a Rafflecopter giveaway
Freebies like this one go quickly, some may even be gone by the time you read this! Be sure you’re a fan of Chaos Is Bliss on Facebook so you get fast notice when deals like this come available!

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Disclosure: The prize pack, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark. For more information please see my disclosure policy.


Salsa Me Krazy: Quick & Tangy Egg Muffin Recipe

by Ann-Marie on March 6, 2013


My 3rd grade daughter just started ISTEP testing this week, so to try and give her a different protein source for her breakfast than the standard scrambled eggs, I tried something different!

Last weekend I gave a trial run of this recipe that I’ll call a Quick & Tangy Egg Muffin. It uses Salsa Me Krazy which is a sweet, tangy salsa that uses all-natural, American-grown ingredients and no artificial preservatives.

The “quick” part of the recipe is that I cooked the egg in the microwave (What?! I know!!). Not that eggs take a long time in the skillet, but to make a great round little egg patty for the sandwich, it just works so well this way.

Ingredients for 1 Quick & Tangy Egg Muffin:

Easy peazy directions:

Using a 1-cup round glass dish (I use this Pyrex one), spray the bottom with non-stick cooking spray. Crack egg and scramble with fork in glass dish. Add in 1-2 tsp milk, if desired. Cook uncovered for 1 minute on high in the microwave. You’ll notice it puffs up, then lays back down in a lumpish sort of way, kind of like how I feel on Mondays:


Toast your English muffin and spread with a little butter. Lay the egg on the bottom, top with Salsa Me Krazy and sprinkle with cheese.

You can find out more about my first Salsa Me Krazy experience, and purchase a jar to try for yourself at SalsaMeKrazy.com. In fact, the entire month of March you can purchase as much as you like for 30% off! No promo code required, just head here to purchase and the discount will be automatically applied. Enjoy!

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Be sure to check out more of my family favorite recipes!

This post contains affiliate links and was sponsored by Salsa Me Krazy. All opinions are 100% mine. Eating a Quick & Tangy Egg Muffin will not improve your child’s ISTEP scores. Or maybe it will. I don’t really know, but figured I should still include that in a disclaimer so you don’t come after me if your kid scores poorly. See my disclosure policy for more information.