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Homemade Kale Pesto Ravioli & Softsoap Hand Soap With Lotion Giveaway (Ends 3/19)

Homemade Kale Pesto Ravioli & Softsoap Hand Soap With Lotion Giveaway (Ends 3/19)

This Homemade Kale Pesto Ravioli post is sponsored by Softsoap.

Looking for a tasty recipe? Check out this homemade kale pesto ravioli from www.drugstoredivas.net.

I’ll be honest: I never liked fresh pasta. It just always tasted so off to me, which is a hard thing to describe, but that’s the truth. Pete is a huge fan of fresh pasta, so when my grandma got him a pasta maker last Christmas, I let out a little sigh. It meant unfavorable fresh pasta would be in our home.

And then Pete made it.

It was amazing.

All these high-end restaurants making fresh pasta not to my taste, but Pete’s recipe is so good. He makes it often, and I just love it. He uses the same dough recipe for spaghetti, lasagna noodles, and ravioli, too — and it’s amazing every time. Pete used it over the weekend to make ravioli stuffed with my favorite kale pesto. What a delicious dinner!

Homemade Kale Pesto Ravioli

Looking for a tasty recipe? Check out this homemade kale pesto ravioli from www.drugstoredivas.net.

What You’ll Need:

For the ravioli:

  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8oz. ricotta cheese

For the kale pesto:

  • 2 cups kale, packed
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesean
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper

What You’ll Do:

Make the kale pesto.

Looking for a tasty recipe? Check out this homemade kale pesto ravioli from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Beat the eggs. Put the eggs, flour, and salt in a stand mixer and beat on low for about two minutes.

The dough may be crumbly. Add a bit of water and mix again.

Looking for a tasty recipe? Check out this homemade kale pesto ravioli from www.drugstoredivas.net.Take the dough out and kneed it into a ball until it is all combined.

Looking for a tasty recipe? Check out this homemade kale pesto ravioli from www.drugstoredivas.net.Yes, you need to use your hands for this and they will get messy. So take a minute here to pause and wash your hands.

Looking for a tasty recipe? Check out this homemade kale pesto ravioli from www.drugstoredivas.net.

We currently have the new Softsoap Hand Wash Plus Lotion, in the aloe water & lime variant, in our kitchen. It’s perfect there. When you’re cooking, you are generally washing your hands a lot, and that really can make your hands dry. So having a soap that adds some lotion to soothe is great.

And this time of year, when winter is making your hands so dry, you definitely want to put lotion on them. This is a great way to do that without the greasiness that lotion can leave.

Looking for a tasty recipe? Check out this homemade kale pesto ravioli from www.drugstoredivas.net.

When your hands are clean, wrap your dough in plastic wrap and let it rest about 20 minutes.

Looking for a tasty recipe? Check out this homemade kale pesto ravioli from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Cut a chunk of dough and roll it through your pasta maker. Roll it until you reach your desired thickness, then cut the sheet in half.

Looking for a tasty recipe? Check out this homemade kale pesto ravioli from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Put a few dollops of kale pesto on one half of the dough. Add a dollop of ricotta, then, cover that with the second piece of dough. Using a ravioli cutter (which is amazing because it pinches it closed for you) cut the ravioli.

Looking for a tasty recipe? Check out this homemade kale pesto ravioli from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Continue until you’re out of dough.

Boil them in boiling water for three minutes. Drizzle with oil olive and a dollop of kale pesto, then serve.

Want to try the new Softsoap? It comes in three variants: shea & cocoa butter, orchid & coconut, and the aforementioned aloe water & lime. And right now, you can win some! We are giving two lucky winners a set of the new Softsoap Hand Wash Plus Lotion. To enter, just use the Rafflecopter below.

The giveaway starts now and ends at 11:59pm EST on March 19. You must be a US resident who is 18 or older at the time of entry. Winners will have 24 hours to respond to the winning email before another winner is selected.

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Drugstore Divas is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Love kale? Try our other kale recipes.

Kale PastaKale Pasta

Red, White, And Bleu Kale Salad

Mouthwatering Kale & Bean Soup

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1 Night Movie Review

1 Night Movie Review

Drugstore Divas received a link to stream this movie for this 1 Night Movie Review. All thoughts and opinions belong to Drugstore Divas.

Today is Valentine’s Day, one of my favorite days of the year. It’s just a day where it’s okay to let your heart fill and bubble over with love and hope and happily ever after. Plus, it’s also a really good excuse to binge watch sappy romantic movies. And sure, maybe you choose the classics, but this year, I watched an advanced copy of Level 33’s new film “1 Night.”

It’s cute.

It’s also really predictable, but let’s be honest: all the best romantic comedies are.

See, I’m the kind of person who reads enough of a book to find out who the main characters are, then reads the end to find out what happens, and then goes back to finish the middle. I don’t like surprises, I don’t like not knowing what is going to happen, and I don’t like not being in charge.

So a suspense, a cliffhanger, a show on a streaming network that still has a few seasons to go … not for me. But a romantic comedy and it’s predictability and its happily ever after, I will sit through every one. And throw in a line like, “(Women) don’t want nice. They want extraordinary. They don’t want a hug. They want a punch in the gut.” Yup, you’ve got me hooked.

Justin Chatwin’s Drew says it to Kyle Allen’s Andy, two of only seven speaking characters in the just-over-one-hour movie. It’s one of the better lines in the movie, although there are a couple that jump out at you. What really stand out, though, is just how adorable Andy and Bea (Isabelle Fuhrman) are together. It’s their prom night, and they’re high school seniors. It’s a time when it seems there’s a world of opportunity in front of them. Except, if we’re all being honest, when you’re almost-graduated teenagers, there’s less possibility than notion of possibility. They’re kids. What’s there to do besides find the gravity in working a boring summer job. But being so young puts such monumental significance on everything and that includes falling in love.

Oh how we fall when we are babies.

And how we fall when we see that young love. It’s just something so pure, and that’s exactly what we — and Drew and Elizabeth (Anna Camp) — witness.

The movie actually ends with a twist, as far as romantic comedies are concerned, but not as the viewers are concerned. You’ll put it together right away. It doesn’t take away from the movie. It actually makes you like the characters more because, for me, if not for that revelation, I wouldn’t have cared for Elizabeth. Pitch Perfect’s Anna Camp is the highest billed on this, but I think she’s the weakest actor of the four leads.

If you’re looking for something cute to watch, this is it. And, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re giving away a digital copy of the movie.

1 Night Movie Giveaway

To enter, just use the Rafflecopter below. The giveaway starts now and ends at 11:59pm EST on February 21. The winner must be a US resident who is 18 or older at the time of entry. The movie will be delivered in the form of an iTunes digital download.

Good luck.

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Drugstore Divas received no compensation for this giveaway (I just really like romantic comedies and wanted to watch it). Drugstore Divas is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Giveaway: Build-A-Bear Cookie Baskets (Ends 2/9)

Giveaway: Build-A-Bear Cookie Baskets (Ends 2/9)

Build-A-Bear Cookie Baskets GiveawayI really like Valentine’s Day because it’s an excuse to go out on date night and spend time with people you love. So often, we forget to carve time out for those people. Well, not forget, but we just let life get in the way. And so much time goes by between spending that quality time together. Sigh. Valentine’s Day is a way to hit pause and enjoy the people in our life. While I don’t always think the holiday needs to come with gifts, I’m excited that we’re helping to give away a Build-A-Bear Cookie Baskets, available at all Cookies by Design store locations.

Cookies by Design and Build-A-Bear Workshop have paired together to combine hand-decorated cookie bouquets with outfitted bears. The cookie bouquets are made-to-order too. A custom love note or photo can be printed on the cookies too. This is a really unique gift idea. My mom ordered a cake with my photo printed on it once. It was kind of ridiculous at the time, and maybe a little embarrassing too, but I remember that cake more than any other cake I’ve had in my life. So your recipient is sure to remember this!

Is this a gift you would give for Valentine’s Day? Is it a gift you would love to receive?

If you said yes, you’re in luck. We are helping to give away two of these baskets (one for the winner and one to gift). Plus a $150 Visa gift card. If you won, who would you give a basket to? You may have to make that decision, so start thinking!

This giveaway is open now. To enter, just use the form below. You must be a US resident to enter. The giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on February 9. Drugstore Divas is not in charge of selecting a winner.

 

Drugstore Divas received no compensation for this giveaway, has no relationship with the brands, and is not responsible for prize fulfillment. 

Good luck. I hope a Drugstore Divas reader is the lucky winner!

Giveaway: Ornament from Ornaments.com (Ends 1/10)

Giveaway: Ornament from Ornaments.com (Ends 1/10)

Drugstore Divas recent this ornament from Ornaments.com for this post.

Win an ornament from Ornaments.comThis is the year where I need a do over. Christmas came and went and, for personal reasons, I didn’t even realize it was on its way. We never bought a tree, we didn’t hang any decorations, and our brand new annual ornament from Ornaments.com is still sitting in the beautiful box it came in.

You win, 2016. I give up.

I think a lot of people feel that same way about 2016 too. It’s the year that will get skipped in history books, ones that parents won’t talk about with their children. Not really, but that’s how it feels! Right? It’s the year we lost Prince and Bowie, our political situation turned our country sideways, and, as someone on Facebook put it, Fidel Castro survived 638 assassination attempts and even he couldn’t survive 2016. So trust me. If 2016 is kicking your butt, I get it.

But 2016 wasn’t all bad. Especially for me and Pete. Our new home was completed in March of this year. We moved in a few weeks after closing, and we have an incredible home now. So that is the memory of 2016 that I will carry with me through the years. And that’s why I picked the beautiful Old Fashioned House ornament. It’s two stories, just like our home, and the banisters match ours too. The ornament glitters, which just is beautiful. We love it. And I can’t wait to hang it on the tree next year.

What about you? What 2016 memory would you immortalize on an ornament?

At Ornaments.com, you have so many choices. You can choose states, sporting events, travel, and more, too. Do you have your eye on a personalized ornament? You’re in luck. We are giving one lucky Drugstore Divas reader a personalized ornament. If you won, which would you pick? Figure that out, and then get ready to enter.

All you need to do is enter via the Rafflecopter form below. The giveaway starts now and ends at 11:59pm EST on January 10. The winner must be a US resident who is 18 or older. The winner has 24 hours to respond to the winning email before another winner may be selected.

Good luck, and happy 2017 too.

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Drugstore Divas is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Giveaway: Win A Sleepypod Clickit Sport Harness (Ends 1/15)

Giveaway: Win A Sleepypod Clickit Sport Harness (Ends 1/15)

win a Sleepypod Clickit Sport HarnessWhat did you get your dog for Christmas? If your answer was, “Oops, I forgot,” you’ll probably want to enter this giveaway so you can enter for a chance to win a Sleepypod Clickit Sport Harness to keep your pup safe in the car.

It uses an Infinity Loop design and padded vest to absorb energy and distribute and reduce force if you have an accident. Sounds great. Dogs can lie down or sit comfortably with the harness, which is great too.

We didn’t personally check this out, partially because we don’t have a dog. So, if you want to learn more about it, read Budget Earth’s Sleepypod Clickit Sport Harness review.

Speaking of, we’re pairing with Budget Earth to give one lucky winner a Sleepypod Clickit Sport Harness. The winner gets to choose size and color too.

This giveaway is open to US residents only. It starts now, ends at 11:59pm EST on January 15, and the winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email before another winner may be selected.

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Drugstore Divas received no compensation for this giveaway. Drugstore Divas has no relationship with the brand, is not responsible for prize fulfillment, and is not selecting the winner.

Giveaway: Win A $25 Firehouse Subs Gift Card (Ends 12/17)

Giveaway: Win A $25 Firehouse Subs Gift Card (Ends 12/17)

Warm up for the Holidays with Firehouse Subs ~ $25 Gift Card GiveawayFirehouse Subs is one of my favorite places to grab a sandwich. I go every year on my birthday (mostly because the shop gives out free subs for your birthday!). If you like the sub shop, you’re in luck. We’re joining with Tom’s Take On Things to give one lucky winner a $25 Firehouse Subs gift card.

Tom is the one sponsoring this giveaway. It’s open to US residents who are 18 years of age or older. This giveaway is open now and ends at 11:59pm EST on December 17. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to winning email before another winner may be selected.

Good luck.

Drugstore Divas received no compensation for this giveaway and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.