Why YOU need to vote

by Jill Bender on October 24, 2014

vote buttonIt has never been more important for you, my female readers, to be heard. Because some people think that young women are just too stupid to have an educated decision. It’s true. Kimberly Guilfoyle actually uttered the words “They’re [young women] like healthy and hot and running around without a care in the world,” she concluded. “They can go back on Tinder or Match.com.” You can hear it for yourself at about 2:56 in that link.

You are so tired of the tv attack ads, the phone calls, the people knocking on your door and the 55,632 pieces of mail that you receive each day about the upcoming election, right?

Me too. So incredibly tired.

But we cannot let that sway us to just shove it aside and ignore it. No matter what side you vote on, you need to vote. But more importantly, you need to make an informed vote. Gone is the day where we check a box of a familiar name… that does more harm than good.

You cannot be complacent. Fact check everything before you vote. Fact Check.org has been a helpful source for me.

For those of you in Colorado I’ve pulled together some non-biased resources for you to educate yourself on some of the issues before you vote:

Please, please take an hour of your day this weekend or next weekend to research some of the issues in your states and then cast your vote.

I hope that most of you stand with me in protecting women and women’s rights, but I understand that not everyone agrees. Nevertheless, MAKE YOUR VOICE COUNT.

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I participated in this sponsored campaign on behalf of Hillshire Brands, but all opinions are my own.
Breakfast eggrolls with Hillshire Farm smoked turkey and eggs

Around my house, breakfast is the favorite meal. During the morning on the weekdays I do not have the time to make a good and healthy breakfast, so I usually spend some time on the weekends to cook ahead because I think it’s important for the boys to start their day with a good meal. I would make a ton of pancakes and/or homemade waffles, but one of the favorites was the breakfast egg roll!

They are super easy and can be customized to add anything you want. I prefer to use Hillshire Farm smoked turkey because it is a good way to add protein, eggs and cheese. I will also thrown in some potatoes or veggies too. It just depends what I have on hand and who will be eating them because my youngest won’t eat them with peppers. But that’s the beauty of the breakfast egg roll, it is super versatile.

Right now at Safeway, Hillshire Farm has a great coupon on their J4U savings program for the smoked sausage I use in this recipe. To help you add protein to every meal, coupons are also available for other products in the Hillshire Brand family that include:

  • Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage – $.55/1
  • Hillshire Farm Cocktails (Lil Smokies) – $.55/1
  • Jimmy Dean Refrigerated Sausage – $.55/1
  • Jimmy Dean Frozen – $1/1
  • State Fair Corn Dogs – $1/1
  • Ball Park Hot Dogs – $.55/1

Hillshire Farm couponThe breakfast egg roll is very easy to make.


  • Egg roll wrappers (for breakfast burrito use a tortilla)
  • Hillshire Farm smoked turkey
  • Five eggs
  • Splash of milk (for eggs)
  • 1 c. shredded cheese
  • Optional: prepared breakfast potatoes
  • Optional: sauteed green peppers
  • Optional: sauteed onions


Preheat oven to 350°.

Dice and fry smoked turkey. Whip up the eggs and milk as though you’re going to make scrambled eggs. Pour mixture over top of prepared turkey. Add cheese. Add any other optional ingredients and scramble entire mixture.

Lay out egg roll wrappers, fill each wrapper with sausage and egg mixture. Wrap per picture below. Place on a baking sheet and spray with cooking spray.

Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until golden brown, turn half way through to brown both sides.

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