Monday, November 23, 2009

Tribal Moose Holiday Cranberry Mandarin Sauce

A great recipe for anyone who is looking for an alternative to tradional cranberry sauce or the canned jellied kind. This is fantastic!

1/2 Cup canned mandarin oranges

1/2 Cup blackberries

1/4 Cup juice from mandarin oranges

2 T. cinnamon (or to taste)

1/2 tsp. allspice

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Simmer for 15-20 minutes stirring occasionally until fruit breaks down. Serve over sliced turkey or turkey sanwhiches! Deeeee LISH!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Wow! Okay. Here's the deal. It is no secret I am a publicist. I am proud to represent the businesses who trust in me to get the word out on their products. But I am here today as a consumer as well as a publicist to tell about my experience tonight.

I represent Tribal Moose BBQ Sauces. I have to be honest. I am not a huge BBQ fan. I don't go out of my way to eat at BBQ restaurants and don't use a lot of sauces like that when I cook. But as a publicist of Tribal Moose, I got a sample pack and I have to say I was really excited to try it.

Tonight (because where I live its already winter) I broiled boneless, skinless chicken breasts in my oven with steamed veggies and mashed potatoes. Good ol' comfort food. I put the Tribal Moose Spicy BBQ Sauce on half and Tribal Moose original in the others. Um. Can I say FANTASTIC???? I had a Spicy piece of chicken and it was flavored very well but I found I liked the sauce so well I put an additional amount on my plate to dip it in. Wonderful! My son had one of each and liked the Spicy best but liked dipping his broccoli in the original sauce!

It was amazingly good! From a girl who usually finds BBQ "okay" at best, I wanted to announce it to all of you that its worth having in your home, in your campers, in your tailgate and picnic kits! Don't leave home without it.

My son and I found ourselves discussing other uses for it. He admitted he was thinking something different at Thanksgiving might be fun. I agree. Though we like it hot, our guests may not. But we plan to baste our turkey this year with the Tribal Moose Original BBQ Sauce. If you know me at all, you know I don't mess around with my traditional dinner but I can hardly wait to do this. In fact, I have told my son to stay out of he Original Sauce until then so I am sure I have enough. The fact that it is infused with cranberries, this will be a perfect change to zing up my Thanksgiving turkey. I'll let you know how it is! In fact, I'll do you one better. Get a bottle and try it, too! We can compare recipes!

On another note, I have a huge family. No. I mean huge. Every Christmas I send a big package to my mother and I try to have something in it for everyone. As you can imagine, it gets expensive. I have two brothers who fish and hunt in SW Oregon. Guess what they are getting? I can't wait to send a bottle of this sauce off to them. I think they will have a great time adding it to fresh fish and game along with any other meats they may have. I think you will find prices are beyond resonable as well.

On yet one more note? I have seen a real movement in our country lately (I'll blog more about his later). Everyone is more socially aware and willing to help their fellow man. Did you know that every bottle of Cranberry Ketchup you buy from Tribal Moose, 100% of the proceeds go to the Salvation Army? As a publicist, you don't see that too often. Great products and a ketchup you can feel good about!

When you come up with a great recipe, pass it on to me! We love to hear your ideas!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Care, Share and Give a Pair!

Break the Chain® Apparel (BTC) has teamed up with Hannah’s Socks to bring new socks to shelters in Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky. The companies formed an alliance through the micro-blogging phenomenon called Twitter. BTC and Hannah’s Socks have the mutual mission to help those in need. BTC recognized an opportunity in Hannah’s Socks and will now donate $3 (the approx. value of a pair of socks) for every t-shirt ordered from these three states until Dec. 31, 2009.

BTC works toward ending domestic violence, abuse and other social issues by producing Clothing with a Voice®, clothing that “speaks against the unspeakable” so the person wearing it can make a statement without saying a word. Displaying such messages as Make a Stand Against an Angry Hand and End Hunger Now, BTC creates a voice for social change.

BTC founder Tammi Burns is thrilled to have this opportunity to give back to Hannah’s Socks. “By purchasing one of these t-shirts this holiday season, you will ensure a pair of socks goes to one of these Midwestern shelters for the winter ahead,” says Burns. Burns was also touched by the video about Hannah’s story. “It really makes you think about the small things we can do for each other.”

To see a full selection of t-shirts that are available, please visit If you are interested in participating in this program but live outside Ohio, Kentucky or Michigan send an email order to and $3 will be donated to Hannah’s Socks.

About Break the Chain® Apparel
Break the Chain® Apparel was founded in 2006 by domestic violence survivor Tammi Burns. Tammi formed a team of people who aspired to make positive changes in the lives of others by creating “clothing with a voice,” clothing with messages that would inspire social change. Tammi’s vision is twofold: to use apparel as a tool to help fund social programs, and to inspire change by making messages against violence and addiction in-style. “These messages speak so you don’t have to,” says Tammi. “It allows the person wearing the clothing to speak out while remaining non-invasive.” For more information, visit or call CEO Tammi Burns at 503.859.5555.

About Hannah’s Socks
Hannah's Socks is a non-profit organization focused on providing clothing necessities to the less fortunate in Toledo, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; and their neighboring communities. Hannah's Socks collects donated materials in the form of men's, women's and children's socks and undergarments, then leverages partnerships with local shelters for distribution to both the homeless and to victims of domestic violence. In addition, we support programs serving under-privileged children. Hannah's Socks firmly believes that in a country as prosperous as the United States, no man, woman or child should want for something as basic as a warm pair of socks.