Category: Ripple Street

Cooking with Kikkoman and Kids

Hey friends!

Remember how earlier I was saying that I get free products and test things out from various sites. Well, on Ripple Street you apply to host a party, or be a Chatterbox, and then you complete activities to show your interest. I’ve already completed all of my activities for the Kikkoman Kids’ Cooking Party, but my 6-year-old daughter really wanted to make something! So, we downloaded a recipe for Terriyaki Meatballs from Kikkoman’s website to try out.

First, we gathered the ingredients. Our local grocer doesn’t carry Kikkoman Panko (what?!) so we had to substitute, but we were able to find the Kikkoman Teriyaki Takumi Original sauce. Also, the pineapple was optional, but we added it in for some extra sweetness.

Hands washed. Aprons on. We are ready!

Miss B did a great job stirring the Panko breadcrumbs, Soy Sauce (we used Tamari), and 1 egg together. Mom added in the pineapple and the ground beef and stirred it up with her hands. Is anyone else grossed out by raw meat? I hate it. But meatballs had been promised and so I took one for the team.

Miss B didn’t want to get her hands dirty, so we used a large cookie scoop to scoop the meat out of the bowl and place on our baking sheet (lined with tin foil for super easy clean up). Once the meatballs were all on the tray, Mom formed them into better looking balls and made sure they were spaced evenly on the baking sheet.

The recipe says to bake for 12 mintues at 375 F, but our oven is off a little so we ended up baking them for 14 minutes. They turned out great! After they come out of the oven, we put the Kikkoman Teriyaki Takumi Original sauce in a bowl and mixed the meatballs into it, making sure each ball had sauce on it. It smelled so good!

We made 18 meatballs. Depending on the size you make them, you could probably make more (I think we made ours a little bigger than 1 inch like the recipe says). My kids are kind of picky eaters, so they don’t eat much food. You could easily serve these with stir fry veggies and rice and heat up some sauce to go over everything. We just did the meatballs.

The kids gobbled them up! I think we have a winner here!! We’ll definitely be making this again in the future with veggies and rice.

What’s your favorite food to cook with teriyaki sauce? And is there a Kikkoman product you’ve tried that you absolutely love? Post about them in the comments!!


Activia Chatterbox

Hey friends!

I belong to a couple of awesome sites where you apply to either host a party, test out a new product, or use a product and then post on social media about it. I just recently got accepted into what’s called a Chatterbox. Basically, you try out a product and spread your opinions about it.

This particular Chatterbox was for Activia Probiotic Dailies. I’d heard of Activia before, but I’d always associated the brand with Jamie Lee Curtis and those old commercials from the early 2000s. I never really thought the product applied to me, so I’d never bothered to try it out. So, when this opportunity came up, I figured I’d give it a try. This might be TMI, but I’ve been having issues with my digestive tract and this *claims* to help sort some of those issues out. So, here we go! Giving it a try!

My Chatterbox “kit” included a shopping list, a card about ensuring proper disclosure (because, I got these products for free, essentially, to try out and post about, and it’s kind of important that all of the participants disclose appropriately), and then I also got a small gift card to Walmart to purchase the products. I mean, obviously, they can’t ship you something that needs to be refrigerated, so the gift card was nice. I went right out to my local Walmart, on the 4th of July mind you, to pick them up!

The bottles are small. It’s not like a huge milkshake or anything that you drink. It’s a tiny bottle of yogurt drink with probiotics. I got the multi-pack with 4 strawberry flavor and 4 blueberry flavor. They’re actually pretty tasty. They taste a lot like just regular yogurt, but they’re thinner in consistency so it’s easier to drink. The package says that if you take 2 daily for 2 weeks, you’ll notice a difference. Well, I’m only taking 1 daily, so we’ll see what happens! So far, I haven’t noticed a difference, but I’ll definitely keep everyone updated.

You can get these at your local Walmart stores, and I’ve also seen them around at other grocers like Smith’s. Check them out! And let me know if you’ve tried them, or what you think of them!


P.S. Here are links to all the sites I use:

If any of them ask you for a referral code, hit me up! I’m glad to help you out!!

Also, isn’t my wreath so cute?! I love it. Check out the tutorial here to make your own!!