I’ll be honest, I have been in five direct sales businesses! Let’s see, it started with Mary Kay while I was in college. I thought, for sure, I could sell it to all my college friends! I don’t know what I was thinking – I am terrible at matching skin tones to colors! I never even held a party! Then it was Princess House. They have such beautiful dishes and the most amazing baskets! That didn’t last long! Do you know how heavy all that is to lug around and set up at someone’s house?!? Then it was Creative Memories. That was fun and I did some parties, but the cost of product was just too much for me. I was out of direct sales for a few years. Then, I found Stampin ‘ Up! I fell in love with products and joined withing a few days! I am happy to report I have been with Stampin’ Up! for almost 10 years. Then, the other day, I needed bread and that’s why I joined Tastefully Simple!
Homemade Bread Turned into a Business – THIS is why I joined Tastefully Simple!
I have tried so many Tastefully Simple products in the past and loved everything I made. The other day, I was struggling because we were running out of bread. And, during this quarantine time, you just never know if you are going to “win the food lotto” and get what you actually picked on your store pick up or delivery shopping list. I have active yeast in the fridge, but I just didn’t feel like taking the time to make homemade bread from scratch. (I swear I am going to before the yeast expires!)
Then I remembered Tastefully Simple’s delicious Bountiful Beer Bread! If you have yet to try it, order some, now! It’s so yummy and when you add an egg to the mix, it makes it an awesome bread for sandwiches. (Also, it doesn’t need to be made with beer, you can make it with any carbonated beverage)
I didn’t have the mix in my house so I went to their site and they had this AMAZING offer to join as a consultant.
So, I said “ok”! That day I joined Tastefully Simple, and now I am an Independent Tastefully Simple Consultant. YAY!
I’m telling you this because, since I joined, I have come to appreciate this company and their products even more! Not only is everything delicious, but 85% of their products are clean eating. Therefore, they are not full of artificial colors and flavors.
We Just Need Easy and New Meals
Tastefully Simple also has SO many ideas for easy meals and easy prep instructions. This is just what I need right now! And I think so many other people do too!
You can check out their recipes here
I have recently been receiving emails from friends about recipe exchanges, people just want to make new meals since they are cooking so often. Many of us have never experienced a time when it was so difficult to shop for food or eat out at a restaurant.
But, we don’t necessarily want to become Julia Child during this time. We just want to get through the day, make some easy and tasty meals and not have a million dishes stacked up. These easy meal ideas from Tastefully Simple save so much time and hassle.
Even More Reasons I Joined Tastefully Simple
Here are some great perks about Tastefully Simple, and even more reasons why I joined Tastefully Simple :
There are so many recipe ideas on the Tastefully Simple website. They include: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Freezer Meals, Vegetarian, Keto Friendly, Lightened Up…
There are several meal kits to choose from. These kits contain seasonings, mixes and sauces to make several meals. It also includes a recipe guide and a shopping list! You can find, 30 day meal kits, 10 day meal kits, and 5 day meal kits.
Tastefully Simple Product Reviews
I will be sharing product reviews and great ways to use these products. Tastefully Simple is great for your daily dinners or even preparing food for large gatherings. (That will happen again, one day!)
To get started, these are my top favorite items that I have been enjoying for as long as I have been buying Tastefully Simple. Want to try these? You can shop here with me
My Top 5 Original Products
Bountiful Beer Bread
Black Bean Corn Salsa
Truffle Fudge Brownie Mix (Topped with Creamy Caramel Sauce)
Nana’s Apple Cake Mix
Tastefully Simple Bountiful Beer Bread
This is what brought me back to Tastefully Simple! This bread is so delicious. It is very easy to make, and what’s even more exciting is that you can really change this bread into something even more versatile. The basic instructions, pour beer (or any other carbonated beverage) into a large mixing bowl, add in the mix, stir, pour into loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes.
Easy Bread ideas for Meals:
I love that this bread can be changed up too.
- Add an egg to the mix and it cooks up great for slicing for sandwiches
- Add some dried fruit and you have a sweet treat
- Add Garlic, Garlic and you have a great loaf of bread for your Italian dinner
- Add in Garlic, Garlic, Onion, Onion and Spinach and Herb and you have this awesomely delicious bread for any meal
Onion, Onion is a lifesaver for time and tears in the kitchen!
I do love onions in my food, but my eyes fill up with tears as soon as I make that first cut! My husband loves onions and I do make him cut them when we need them. However, now that I have Onion, Onion I can more easily make things without him needing to be available to cut the onions for me. Just one tablespoons of Onion, Onion is equivalent to 6TBSP of fresh onions! And I never shed a tear!
Black Bean Corn Salsa
I think I could eat the whole jar of Black Bean Corn Salsa in a sitting. Probably not the best idea, but it is delicious! I love it on chicken, on a salad or with chips.
Truffle Fudge Brownie Mix / Creamy Caramel Sauce
I don’t know about you, but I can’t say no to brownies! And adding some caramel? YES PLEASE!
Nana’s Apple Bread Mix
I have become such a huge fan of apple desserts this past year. We went apple picking and I made cobblers, pies and breads. This is such a simple mix and so applicious!
Speaking of dessert or even breakfast breads, I also LOVE the Cinnamon Muffin Mix!!!
Tastefully Simple to the Rescue
I am so thankful I joined Tastefully Simple! It has really saved me recently. The great food and easy meal ideas have inspired me to cook more and to enjoy it again. I have held many Tastefully Simple parties over the year, and even announced my pregnancy at one since so many of my girlfriends were there.
The reason why I joined Tastefully Simple came down to being in a new time in my life. Honestly, I’m surprised I have never joined it in the past! I am a foodie! I love to cook and their products are amazing!
I’m sharing this with you, because I think the easy meal ideas from Tastefully Simple could really help you too. I truly stand behind their flavors and values. Give it a try if you want. You will see just how easy it can be to make a meal with Tastefully Simple. What is great too, is that these products can be used when we are able to reopen our homes again and have friends and family over! We will want to spend time with them not spend a lot of time meal preping and these products make life so much easier!
Have you ever wanted to join Tastefully Simple? I’d LOVE to have you on my team! We can go on this new adventure together!
You are welcome to visit my site if you have any interest in purchasing the products or just want to check out their recipe ideas! As I stated earlier, I am a consultant now and I am selling these products.