10 Tips for Hosting a Slawesome Cookout!! (Contest Link included)



Ever been to one of those cookouts where you are just bored out of your mind? You try to determine what is an adequate amount of time to stay without seeming to eager to leave? Ever come up with a carefully planned reason why you have to head out early? Ever had a special code word? Now imagine you were the poor hostess and your guest kept blurting out, kumquats, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, and other random weird words moments before making up a reason why they had to bolt! Don’t be that hostess!! Don’t forget the Slawsa!!

In case you missed the segment on WTOL Saturday morning here is a quick run down…we made some mouthwatering deviled eggs (click here for recipe) with my favorite condiment, SLAWSA!!! And we talked cookouts!!

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What is Slawsa?

SLAWSA breaks the mold of modern condiments, boldly creating a whole new category of food, and standing alone in its realm of flavor. A delicious cross between a slaw and a salsa and far healthier than other toppers, more versatile and is a must-have for your pre-game tailgate, grilling at your backyard barbecue or to spice up your mid-week family dinners. We beg you, don’t serve your guests boring condiments.

Simply put, Slawsa is the Gourmet Topping for Everything without the gourmet price.

You can feel confident that Slawsa is:

  • all-natural
  • fat-free
  • cholesterol-free
  • gluten-free
  • very low in sodium 
  • kosher
  • vegan




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Here are 10 tips to host a SLAWESOME cookout:

  1. Keep it simple-no one likes a stressed out host. Go low budget on the decorations, use items from around the house, use napkins/bandanas as decorations, use real plates & utensils…not only is it cheaper but the planet will thank you! preschool_salsa 027ThisONE
  2. Have guest bring a dish to pass- it means less for the host to have to provide & it gives everyone a special contribution…everyone wants to feel needed.
  3. Have an Ice Tea bar- guests can add their own mint, fruit, alcohol, sugar, etc.
  4. Background music is a must- Billy Holiday & Dean Martin are great choices for parties with multi-generations
  5. Have all the must-haves handy for your guests- mosquito repellant, sunblock, hand sanitizer, wet wipes
  6. Slawsa!! This sassy condiment will be the talk of the party…it is literally a symphony for your taste buds, AH-mazing!! (Available at Kroger & Meijer down the condiment isle, next to the relish…what, a girl can’t know her condiments? Haha!)preschool_salsa 019This one
  7. Photo Booth-this is a great way to get everyone involved in the fun! And as a bonus you will have pics to add to any future calendar, card, and/or photobook! Or if you are feeling really ambitious you could send out thank you photo cards to your guests.preschool_salsa 026WTOLPICS
  8. Games/activities are a must! Bingo, bocce ball, croquet, hide items & have a scavenger hunt (have the older kids read the clues and younger once run and find them), have an art show- chalk on sidewalk or grab some fun crafts from Hobby Lobby and pass out awards to the artists
  9. Have a plan B in case of rain-move the party inside, have a tent, umbrellas, etc.
  10. Have to-go bags/containers for guest so they can easily take home food

Any tips you would add to the list?  What do you worry about most when entertaining? Do you have Slawsa in your fridge? If not, why? What are you waiting for??


Interested in winning $50? Here is the link to the Photo Contest Slawsa is running now through the end of June!  Get your Slawsa on!!! And good luck!!


Win a $5,000 Professional Reorganization and Home Cleanup From JAWS Cleaning Products

Here’s one way to clean and straighten up your house: You could win a $5,000 professional reorganization and thorough home cleanup in the JAWS Confess Your Mess contest on Facebook.


The JAWS (Just Add Water System) is sponsoring the contest. These home cleaning products come from Toledo-based JAWS International, Ltd.— the first U.S. company to put super-concentrated refills in easy-to-use, non-spill, child resistant cartridges that don’t require any pouring or mixing. That allows you to keep reusing the bottle and reduce plastic waste so it is good for the environment.


How the contest works

1. Like this blog

2. Visit JAWSCleans.com or Facebook.com/jawscleaners

Apr. 2 – May 31 to enter

3. Just upload a photo of your home’s messiest room for your chance to win. It could be your kitchen, bedroom or playroom — any room inside your house that’s been neglected. (Sorry, closets, basements and garages don’t count.)


They are even giving away daily prizes of a JAWS home cleaning kit containing all four JAWS products:

JAWS Glass & Hard Surface Cleaner provides a streak-free shine for glass, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops as well as TV and computer screens. It’s ammonia and alcohol free. JAWS Multi-Purpose Cleaner/Degreaser removes dirt, grease and grime from countertops, appliances, outdoor furniture and sealed wood floors. JAWS Bathroom Cleaner/Deodorizer cleans up soap scum as well as lime, oil and mineral deposits throughout your bathroom. JAWS Disinfectant Cleaner/Degreaser kills 99.9 percent of germs on nonporous surfaces where viruses and bacteria live.


How the JAWS system works

·         JAWS cleaners are the coolest home cleaning products to hit the market. The concentrated refill cartridge is attached to your first bottle of cleaner. So you’re really getting two bottles in one.

·         After you use up the first bottle, fill it with tap water; drop in the refill cartridge, twist on the sprayer, shake it up and you’re ready to clean.

·         Studies show that JAWS cleaning products clean as well as — or even better than — other national brands. But they cost up to 60 percent less.

·         You can save even more money by buying the cartridges and reusing your bottle. That means less plastic going into crowded landfills — so you’re helping the environment and saving money.


The company behind JAWS

JAWS International, Ltd., a separate spinoff of Canberra Corporation, produces JAWS cleaners in Toledo, Ohio. Canberra has been manufacturing commercial cleaning products since 1965. Since 2004, commercial cleaning services have used millions of JAWS cartridges as they clean hotels, schools, restaurants and offices. Visit JawsCleans.com for more information.