Hormel Gatherings Party Trays make the perfect stress-free party food! #Giveaway

Hormel Gatherings Party Trays make the perfect stress-free party food! #Giveaway

What’s better than having a get-together? Throwing a party with very little stress! That’s why I turn to Hormel Gatherings Party Trays! This product was not new to me, I’ve bought these trays on a number of occasions. They make it so easy to serve your guests something tasty with no effort, besides picking it up from the store and removing the lid.

I used to get so stressed out when planning a party until I realized it’s so much more important to have fun with my guests. With that said though, I still want to be a great host, serve great foods and make it look like I tried 😉Hormel Gatherings Party TrayHormel Gatherings Party Trays come in three varieties; Hard Salami, Honey Ham & Turkey, and Supreme Party Tray! All are delicious and make the perfect party appetizer.

These party trays work for any event; whether you are having a potluck at the park, hosting a football party or attending a holiday event. The pre-cut meat and cheese make it a stress-free party food that all guests will enjoy. We love hosting, especially a simple movie night with loved ones and yummy foods! Finger-foods make the perfect food for an event especially when children are involved, they love helping themselves and it’s easy to nimble on.

Hormel Gatherings Party Trays are quality meat, cheese and crackers (and olives in the supreme tray). They taste great, easy to clean up after your party, your guest can easily choose which meat and/or cheese they would like. Hormel Gatherings Party TrayHormel Gatherings Party TrayHormel Gatherings Party TrayHORMEL GATHERINGS Hard Salami & Pepperoni Party Tray 28oz
HORMEL Hard Salami, HORMEL Pepperoni, Sargento Cheddar Cheese, Sargento Colby Jack Cheese, Round Crackers.
HORMEL GATHERINGS Honey Ham & Turkey Party Tray 28oz
HORMEL Honey Ham, HORMEL Smoked Turkey, Sargento Cheddar Cheese, Sargento Colby Jack Cheese, Round Crackers.
HORMEL GATHERINGS Supreme Party Tray 39.7oz
HORMEL Hard Salami, HORMEL Genoa Salami, Sargento Pepper Jack Cheese, Sargento Havarti Cheese, Round Crackers, Peloponnese Pitted Olives.


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Trader Joe’s Holiday Treats To Try

My family and I love Trader Joes!! In case you missed last month’s 10 best things to buy at Trader Joe’s in the fall! I love all the seasonal products at TJ’s but dang if you don’t get there early enough all the really popular things sell out very quickly! They didn’t have any pumpkin ravioli’s(my fave) left when I went last week. I totally have a sweet tooth, there are so many yummy treats found at TJ’s around the holidays.

Peppermint Joe Joe’s are my #1 favorite sweet at TJ’s and I’ve found they fly off the shelves very quickly so I usually buy a few at a time.Trader Joes holiday treatsAdvent Calendars this is another one that sells out very quickly, you can’t beat .99 – this is the first year they’ve had more than just a small pile.Trader Joes holiday treatsWe love their gingerbread house kits! Another fun one to try is the ugly sweater cookie kit.Trader Joes holiday treatsThey have more of the Joe Joe’s cookies, like ones without dipped in chocolate but still taste like peppermint and the variety pack which makes a great Christmas gift.Trader Joes holiday treatsChocolate Passport and Cafe Et The Chocolate make great Christmas gifts for anyone who loves Chocolate. I bought the Passport for Mason’s stocking. Trader Joes holiday treatsWe tried the Minty Mallows this time and they were very yummy. I think they’d taste amazing in a cup of hot cocoa, they were just gone before I could get a chance to try. Trader Joes holiday treatsThis Sweet Potato & Marshmallow Pixie Pie will make a great addition to your Thanksgiving dinner or any holiday parties.Trader Joes holiday treats

Do you have a favorite holiday item from Trader Joe’s? Leave me a comment, I’d love to know if there’s anything I should try.

Trader Joe's Holiday Treats to Try

Gift Ideas for the Foodie #HolidayGiftGuide

Welcome to Love, Tabitha’s Holiday Gift Guide for the Foodie! Are you looking for that perfect gift for that person who loves food in your life? Below you will find gift ideas for that foodie in your life.

GIFTS FOR THE FOODIE #holidaygiftguide

  1. Mr. Beer American Lager Craft Beer Making Kit $39.99
  2. Modern by Dwell Magazine Cheese Knife Set  $16.99
  3. S’ip by S’well 16oz Portable Travel Beverage Mug  $
  4. Stainless Steel Moscow Mule Mug Copper – Set of 2 – Threshold $19.99
  5. Junk Food Monopoly 3ct Nesting Bowls  $19.99
  6. Morning Beautiful Stoneware Mug – Cream – Hearth & Hand  $5.99
  7. Morning Handsome Stoneware Mug – Black – Hearth & Hand $5.99


Are you looking for other gift ideas?

Now accepting for our 2017 #HolidayGiftGuide #GiftGuide

If you are interested in having your product(s) featured on Love, Tabitha Holiday Gift Guide 2017 please contact me at jinglebellstime@gmail.com and please keep in mind I would love to work with you in anyway!

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The most moist and quick Turkey Recipe!! #BestTurkey

Thanksgiving is coming!! We have been using this turkey recipe for the past couple years and it is absolutely my favorite & I’m not the only one, I have a couple friends who are always asking me for the recipe! Its the only way we will cook the turkey 🙂 I love how easy and simple it is.

A little (gross) fact; when I first started preparing the turkey years ago I hated reaching into the turkey cavity and pulling the insides out but now I absolutely love it…gross huh?! 😉



Turkey (we use around 17-18 lbs)
1 stick Butter
1 onion
1 lemon
Fresh Rosemary
1 Orange

1 Turkey Size Cooking Bag

  1. Prep the turkey. Prep the turkey cooking bag, the bag speeds up the cooking process so your bird will be done sooner so plan accordingly.
  2. Salt and pepper the turkey all over the top and in the cavity.
  3. Drizzle 2 Tbs of melted butter over the turkey and cut up the rest of the butter and place under the skin of the turkey. Just make a small slit in the skin and shove the butter in, throughout the top.
  4. In the cavity, add onion(cut in half), lemon(cut in half), fresh rosemary, garlic(cut in half, no need to peel the skins off), orange cut in half).
  5. Sprinkle fresh rosemary on top of turkey and in the bag for cooking.
  6. Cook according to directions, ours takes less than 3 hours until done.


10 best things to buy at Trader Joe’s this Fall!

My family loves Trader Joe’s and we are so fortunate to have a location only 5 minutes away from our house. Have you been to Trader Joe’s before?

If you’ve never been, TJ’s has great organic products for reasonable prices and one of my favorite things to shop for there is the prepackaged foods perfect for those busy days where you don’t have time to make a healthy homemade meal but don’t want to eat junk. If you aren’t able to frequently shop at TJ’s, be sure to visit at least once every season to experience all the seasonal items, they are very tasty. Or maybe that is your shopping spot and just need some suggestions.

Below I’m listing out 10 best things to buy at Trader Joe’s this FALL! Do you have a favorite seasonal item?

1. Pumpkin Ravioli – this are a favorite! can be as simple as cook, drain, add butter and salt10 best things to buy at Trader Joe's this fall2. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins – these are AMAZING! I’ll admit it I hid these from the guys and ate them all in like 2 days hehe…they aren’t overly sweet, if that’s what you are looking for10 best things to buy at Trader Joe's this fall3. Butternut Squash ready to use – either one of these are perfect, they are completely ready to be thrown into your recipe10 best things to buy at Trader Joe's this fall4. Haunted House – these are so fun for the kids to create, think gingerbread house but for Halloween10 best things to buy at Trader Joe's this fall5. Butternut Squash Mac n Cheese – I didn’t tell my child this was made with squash and wasn’t your typical mac and cheese. He really liked it, although it did have a little spice to it.10 best things to buy at Trader Joe's this fall6. Pumpkin Rolls – Yum, this are very good. I love cinnamon rolls and this is the perfect fall edition.10 best things to buy at Trader Joe's this fall7. Butternut Squash Soup – very tasty and makes the easiest meal10 best things to buy at Trader Joe's this fall8. Harvest Grains – This is SO good! Serve as a side or add in an entree. 10 best things to buy at Trader Joe's this fall9. Fall Zucchette Pasta – I’m loving all the foods that have hidden veggies in them, makes it so easy to feed my “veggie hater” family lol. But keep in mind these take a little longer to cook then the package says.10 best things to buy at Trader Joe's this fall10. Joe-Joe’s – The PUMPKIN flavor is very good. The Halloween ones are fun for the kids but honestly they taste like garbage so I’d skip those unless all your looking for is presentation.10 best things to buy at Trader Joe's this fall

And something to skip!! Butternut Squash Parmigiana, I could only handle eating a couple bites, the flavors were just off and not to mention the smell.

10 best things to buy at Trader Joe's this fall BUT save your money on this one!


Please feel free to pin/share this post so you can a reference of what to buy the next time you’re at Trader Joe’s. Do you have a favorite or dislike from TJ’s, leave a comment below. I’d love to know.

10 Things to buy at Trader Joes this Fall!

Watching the game with Dr Pepper BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches #CollegeFootball

Disclaimer: This post is brought to you by Dr Pepper® and Albertsons Companies.

Are you a fan of football? What about college football? For me, I wouldn’t necessarily say I’m a huge fan of the actual game (wait, who am I kidding I love competition), I’m just a bigger fan of the ambiance at the game. Especially a college football game! The sounds, colors, school spirit, food and drinks. It is so much fun being around all the people, cheering on a team and enjoying a great snack or two 😉

Let’s talk about the food and drinks, because let’s be honest that’s why a majority of people watch a game! Whether you are homegating or tailgating food is involved. My favorite go-to for pleasing a group usually involves the crockpot. There are so many tasty and easy to make recipes for the crockpot. All the prep work comes hours before the guests arrive, which is my number one tip for planning/prepping for a game – have everything ready before your first guest arrives. One recipe I’ve always found is a winner is some kind of pulled meat sandwich. The Dr Pepper® BBQ Pulled Meat Sandwiches are definitely a hit and are so easy to make, with only 3 ingredients and easy clean up.

dr pepper pulled chicken sandwiches

Dr Pepper BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
Prep time: 10 minutes      Cook time: 4-6 on low

4 lbs. *Chicken Breast
18 oz bottle of BBQ sauce
12 oz bottle of Dr Pepper

  1. Place chicken breast into crockpot, no need to cut up.
  2. Squeeze bbq sauce over chicken.
  3. Pour Dr Pepper over chicken.
  4. Sprinkle some seasoning over chicken, this is optional. We used about a teaspoon of “kick n spice” chicken seasoning.
  5. Close the lid and turn knob to low, cook for 4-6 hours.
  6. After 4-6 hours, shred chicken.
  7. Serve warm, if desired add extra bbq sauce or sauce of choice.

*Or meat of choice.

dr pepper pulled chicken sandwiches

Of course you’ll need to pair it with a nice cold cup of Dr Pepper found at Albertsons! Head to Game Time Fan Gear for information on a Fanatics $5 promo code offer. Details are: BUY any 2 Dr Pepper 12-Pack 12oz Cans, 6-Pack 16.9oz Bottles or 8-Pack 12oz Bottles and text FANGEAR to 811811. Follow instructions to send a photo of your Albertsons receipt to get a $5 Fanatics promo code.

What’s your college football snack and/or drink of choice?