King’s Hawaiian Slider Sunday

King’s Hawaiian Slider Sunday

Our family just loves sliders! I know if I ask anyone what they want for Sunday dinner the answer will be SLIDERS! Recently our family had a chance to test out King’s Hawaiian Slider Sunday. Every Sunday is Slider Sunday! This Sunday I went with a family fave- pork sliders, so delicious! Click here to see our 3decades3kids King’s Hawaiian prep video.

Wondering how King’s Hawaiian began?  Back in the 1950’s in Hilo, Hawaii Robert R. Taira, the Hawaiian-born son of Japanese immigrants had an idea! Robert graduated at the top of his baking class, opened his first bake shop: Robert’s Bakery. That’s where the very first soft round loaves of the Original Hawaiian Sweet bread were made. The dedication still goes on today many years later with expansions and King’s Hawaiian being available in our local stores! 

Our family created a Slider Bar for the first time ever, but it will not be the last! I cooked up some pork chops smothered in BBQ sauce and pineapples and when they were done I shredded the pork and added more BBQ sauce.  You can visit King’s Hawaiian by clicking here. 

Recipe-Pulled Pork Sliders Hawaiian Style with King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

  • 1 pound Boneless pork chops
  • salt and pepper
  •  BBQ Sauce and/or Hawaiian Sauce
  • cole slaw ( I just buy it)
  • 1 can pineapple
  • 2 packages King’s Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Roll

Slider Sunday Fixins Bar

  • Pickles and/or relish
  • Olives
  • BBQ sauce
  • Salt/pepper
  • cole slaw
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • onion

Directions On Prep

Step 1-Place pork chops on pan.  Cover pork chops with BBQ sauce and cut up pineapples. Add some pineapple juice from the can and place in the oven for 55 minutes on 350 degrees.

Step 2- When the pork chops are baked, shread them into a pull texture and add BBQ sauce, Cut up pineapples (2), and some of the pineapple juice from the can.

Step 3- Put the pulled pork to the side and create the Slider fixins bar!

Step 4- Cut up lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pineapples and put them into little bowls or on a serving tray. 

Step 5- Set up the fixins bar. Arrange the ingredients from Step 4 to your liking. Also add in pickles, relish, olives and cole slaw (and whatever else you would like). 

Step 6- Warm up the pulled pork in a pan or microwave and add the bowl of pulled pork and the King’s Hawaiian rolls to the Slider Bar!

Step 7-  Grab a plate and King’s Hawaiian buns and start to build your own personalized delicious pulled pork slider! Add chips or side of your choice.

Disclosure: 3decades3kids is a King’s Hawaiian partner blog. All opinons are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the brand represented.  King’s Hawaiian Influencer Box provided. Contact me at or @3decades3kids across all social media. 

Peeps® and the Holidays- Perfect Together! #PeepsHoliday

Peeps® and the Holidays- Perfect Together!

Every year there seems to be a staple in our house when it comes to baking and our official candy bar, Peeps®! When I think about it, it’s kind of funny to me. As a child I only knew one type of Peeps, the little yellow guy. Now, flash forward a million years and my kids have Peeps® of every kind for every holiday, movie and more. Our family loves to check out all the new Peeps® when the holidays roll around. peepsholiday

Recently we were thrilled to sample a box of Holiday Peeps®! Christmas at our house is magical and we really try to make it extra special with baking and hot cocoa. Peeps® is the perfect addition to creating traditions and filling our tummies with yum! Our latest development around here is to add Peeps to our hot cocoa. It started at Halloween this year with a little ghost added to a cup of hot chocolate. So cute, easy and delish. It was a no brainer that when the holiday season arrived we would be adding a little snowman to each of the hot cocoas being made.




As we get closer to Christmas we will be using Peeps® to adorn our Gingerbread house and our cookies. I also heard that Santa will be dropping off some stuffed Peeps® to top off the stockings! Did you know that Peeps® has lollipops? They are incredible. You can check out the full line of Peeps in the following link. We even have a special 20% discount code for you to get your holiday Peeps shopping started!



However you “Holiday”, be sure to include these sweet little Peeps® into your mix. If you buy online you can order by the case! It’s a great classroom gift for the kids to bring to school. Please follow our for more baking and holiday ideas with Peepsbrand! We grabbed some total inspiration about our upcoming gingerbread house when we visited Great Wolf Lodge! They have a lifesized gingerbread house that uses over fifty pounds of Peeps to adorn it! It is a sight to behold and my kids are definitely using it as their guide this year.

Some or our favorite Peeps® finds were: PEEPS® Large Banana Crème Flavored Minion, PEEPS® Vanilla Crème Chicks Pop, PEEPS® Marshmallow Minions, PEEPS® Large Marshmallow Snowmen, PEEPS® Candy Cane Flavored Marshmallow Chicks, PEEPS® Gingerbread-Flavored Marshmallow Gingerbread Men, PEEPS® Marshmallow Trees. PEEPS® Marshmallow Snowmen, PEEPS® Chocolate Mousse-Flavored Marshmallow Reindeer, PEEPS® Holiday Pop, PEEPS® Holiday Plush toy, Mike and Ike Merry Cherry Candy, PEEPS® Lollipop


GIVEAWAY: Now it’s your turn to decorate and adorn your creations with Peeps! One lucky reader will w receive a variety of (5) five PEEPS® and PEEPS® & COMPANY® products to use as holiday treats! Jureceive a variety of (5) five PEEPS® and PEEPS & COMPANY® products to use as holiday treats. To enter on the rafflecopter below. Good Luck! Giveaway ends December 15th at 11:59 pm. Winner will be notified by email on December 16th and have 24 hours to respond and claim prize. (usa only/18+). Delivery of prize through Peeps Brand official.

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Disclosure: Diane Sullivan is a Peeps® Holiday brand partner. All opinions are honest and that of my own. No compensation was given for this post. PEEPS® and Company® provided the products for your review. Product samples were supplied in order to facilitate this review. Contact me at and @3decades3kids everywhere else. This post is part of our #HolidayGiftGuide15 

Quaker Steak & Lube -Free Dinner For Kids With Santa!

Quaker Steak & Lube Goes Full Throttle Into the Holiday Season With Toy Drives and Free Dinner With Santa For Kids! 


If you are like our family we are always looking for a great Dinner with Santa during the holidays. This year we heard about one that sounds great and can save a few bucks along the way. Although we have never been to Quaker Steak & Lube, there are friends that are telling me is definitely worth it! Quaker Steak & Lube, or The Lube to loyalists, the award-winning casual-dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and more than 25 signature sauces, today announced that it will rev its engines – and gift-giving spirit – during the holiday season with toy drives at its Brick, Edison and Pohatcong restaurants throughout the month of December. Shifting gears, The Lube also announced that it will host Dinner with Santa at its three New Jersey restaurants on Monday, December 21 from 5 – 8PM.


Through December 23, diners who visit The Lube in Brick, located at 1036 Cedar Bridge Ave., or Pohatcong, located at 1304 US Route 22, are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to help brighten the holidays for local families in need. In Brick, toys will be donated to Visitation Relief Center, which offers a one-stop recovery and relief experience to aid families and individuals in Monmouth and Ocean Counties affected by Superstorm Sandy. In Edison, toys will be donated to Hands of Hope Food Pantry, an organization focused on meeting the challenge of alleviating  hunger and making a difference in the community. In Pohatcong, toys will be donated to Northwest New Jersey Community Action Partnership (NORWESCAP), whose mission is to improve the lives of low income individuals and families in Northwest New Jersey through programs and education to foster self-sufficiency. Check out more about it and to find a location near you here:


“We are proud to once again partner with the Visitation Relief Center, Hands of Hope and NORWESCAP for the 2015 holiday season,” said Victor Russomanno, area director, Quaker Steak & Lube. “Charitable giving is a focus within Doherty Enterprises and the restaurants we operate, and we’re happy to lend a hand to our neighbors in need throughout the year, and especially during the holidays. We also look forward to spreading holiday cheer to guests during our Dinner with Santa, and we are excited for families to join us to enjoy some festive fun with the kids.”

The Brick and Pohatcong restaurants will also host their final Off-Road Truck Nights of the year on Thursday, December 17 and Sunday, December 20, respectively. Off-road vehicle owners who visit the restaurants on these dates are encouraged to contribute to the holiday toy drives in each location to receive a 15 percent discount on their meals.

On Monday, December 21, Santa Claus comes to town at Quaker Steak and Lube’s restaurants in Brick, Edison and Pohatcong. From 5 – 8PM, guests have the opportunity to take photos with Santa – and get in those last-minute gift wishes – while dining on award-winning wings, beefed-up burgers, custom-built combos and more. Families will also enjoy a Kids Eat Free special, and children ages 12 and under can choose any entrée on the Quaker Steak & Lube Kids Lube Cruiser menu, with options including Grilled Boneless Wings, Top Gear Tenders, the Chevy Cheeseburger and more. Reservations are encouraged, and guests must bring their own cameras for photos with Santa.

Looking for the perfect present? Since you can’t stuff stockings with wings, a Quaker Steak & Lube gift card is the next best thing. Now through December 31, guests will receive a $5 bonus card to use during their next visit to The Lube with every $25 gift card purchase.

Quaker Steak & Lube offers a lineup of craveable food and supercharged events, combined with unique décor including motorcycles and race cars suspended from ceilings, plus gas station and automotive memorabilia.

Giveaway: Score A Touchdown This Game Day With Stop & Shop #Stopandshop #GameDay

Giveaway: Score A Touchdown 

This Game Day

 With Stop & Shop and $25 Gift Card 

Super Bowl Sunday is on the way, ready or not! It’s the second biggest day of the year for food consumption in the U.S. next to Thanksgiving. Thank goodness Stop&Shop is here to help you score a touchdown in the food section! If you are like me, you are constantly serving non-stop food on game day. I was so happy to come across this awesome Turkey Chili Topped Baked Potatoes! Yummmmo!!

Shop & Stop is great at helping out, too. If you need an extra hand in the kitchen we have some great ideas. The preparation is easy with a selection of entertaining party trays, including sandwiches, wings, fried chicken, desserts and more available to order. Visit Stop & Shop’s Entertaining page at to start your order or order in-store at the deli, bakery, seafood or meat departments. Let me know what you order. I’ll be right over with the family!

All Stop & Shop stores are also stocked with ready-made favorites at the wing bar or olive, hummus and salsa bar. Don’t forget to check out the produce section for pre-cut veggies and fruit as well as prepared guacamole and fresh salsa.

Game on for feeding the 12th Man

While chicken wings, dips and other tailgate favorites are sure to be on many menus, why not try putting a twist on meat and potatoes with Stop & Shop’s recipe for turkey chili-topped baked potatoes which are sure to please any crowd!

Turkey Chili-Topped Baked Potatoes

Prep time: 10 minutes   Cook Time: 1 hour          Serves: 4


• 4 large baking potatoes

• 1 Tablespoon Stop & Shop olive oil

• ½ lb. ground turkey breast

• 1 Tablespoon reduced-sodium taco seasoning mix

• 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained

• ½ cup Stop & Shop shredded cheddar cheese

• Toppings (optional): sour cream, sliced green onions


1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Place potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet; prick several times with a fork. Bake 1 hour or until fork-tender. Remove from oven.

2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add turkey; cook until no longer pink (165°F), stirring to break up turkey. Stir in seasoning mix and tomatoes; simmer 5 minutes or until heated through and slightly thickened. Remove from heat; keep covered.

3. Cut potatoes open lengthwise; squeeze gently to open. Fluff potato pulp with a fork. Spoon turkey mixture evenly over potatoes, top with cheese and desired toppings, and serve.

For more game day recipe ideas, visit the Recipe Center at

Halftime Healthy

Healthy and tailgate foods don’t often go hand in hand, but Stop & Shop is offering a few better-for-you suggestions to help navigate the football festivities while still enjoying your favorites.

• Don’t go to a party hungry as you will most likely end up eating more. Eat a balanced breakfast and lunch beforehand with lean protein, fruits and vegetables. Include some exercise or activity during the day, which can help balance the calories.

• Try small portions of your favorite dishes and slow down at the buffet. It can take your brain about 20 minutes to recognize fullness.

• Remember the veggie tray! Fill half of your plate with a variety of available vegetables, but go easy on the dip.

• Prepare your tailgate favorites with a few simple recipe swaps like utilizing low fat dairy products or ground turkey, turkey bacon or leaner beef.

Two points for safety

Another way to ensure your party is a success is to remember to keep food safety top of mind throughout the day from preparation to clean up to prevent food-borne illness amongst your guests. Incorporate these tips into your preparations:

• To prevent cross-contamination, be sure to use soap and hot water to wash hands, utensils and surfaces that have touched raw meat or eggs.

• The best way to know if meat is cooked thoroughly is to use a meat thermometer and check the temperature. Before removing from the grill or oven, insert a meat thermometer halfway into the thickest part of the meat, making sure it does not go through to the other side. To prevent harmful bacteria such as E coli, cook meat and seafood to these recommended internal temperatures: ground beef hamburgers – 160oF; ground and whole poultry – 165oF; chops, steaks and roasts from beef, veal or lamb – 145oF for medium rare, 160oF for medium and 170oF for well done; pork chops and roast – 145oF; and shrimp, lobster and crabs – cooked until the flesh is pearly and opaque.

• Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold to avoid bacteria growth. Also remember the two-hour rule. Perishable foods should be removed from the table and refrigerated promptly. When it doubt, throw it out.

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Disclosure: Diane Sullivan was provided with sample products/giftcard. No compensation was given for this post. All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the opinions of Stop & Shop. Contact Diane Sullivan at and everywhere else at .@3decades3kids. Yum! Yum! See you at Stop & Shop! #Foodie 

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