Skip to main content

Amerisleep AS3 Reviews

  My Amerisleep AS3 Unboxing Video (Surprise, my voice is ridiculous!) If I can (just barely) do it, you can totally tackle a bed-in-a-box by yourself. Updated 10/15/22 Amerisleep's AS5 was recently featured as the 'Best Soft Mattress in a Box' by Good Housekeeping , with the panel of reviewers noting: Pressure relief for side sleepers Taller than other boxed mattresses Good customer service    Amerisleep Mattress Reviews  We've been happy Amerisleep customers since purchasing our first AS3 mattress more than 9 years ago. Now we also have an AS2 and an AS4 (the AS3 is still our favorite). Born with chronic insomnia  (even as a baby - my family insists I was a nightmare), the struggle to improve my sleep is my life. My husband, the overly-analytical mechanical engineer, was initially skeptical of a mail-order mattress, but he was quickly won over. 2012: Wine glass test, sans wine. I was fairly confident our brand-new mattress would pass with f

Ham and Cheese Crepes Recipe

I slaved over these homemade crepes all day.

Just kidding! My secret ingredient? Prepackaged crepes, which taste just as good, if not better, than homemade.

Ham and Cheese Crepes

ham and cheese crepes
For something so simple, don't these look so fancy?

I have a fantastic recipe for you today. But first, behold the 50 calorie giant cookie...

Frieda's French Style Crepes 
Giant YUM!

Low calorie cookies
And only 1 measly gram of fat. Can you believe it?

Best of all, with the help of your toaster oven, these mega-cookies crisp up in less than ONE minute! Prepackaged crepes, where have you been all my life?



Of course, you can also devour these Frieda's French Style Crepes (or other prepackaged crepes) as they are intended, with a fruit or mascarpone filling. It couldn't be easier to fancy up a crepe. 

Filling them with chocolate chips and mini marshmallows before their party on the stove or in the toaster oven gives you smores crepes. Blueberries and whipped cream (skip the toaster oven!) is also yummy.

But have you ever thought to make a savory crepe? Now my all-time favorite sandwich, Hot Ham & Cheese, is also a delicious crepe.

Savory crepes with broccoli and cheddar
Broccoli and Cheese for Mees, Please!

Ham and Cheese Crepes Recipe

Serves 4
  • 4 Frieda's French Style Crepes* (available in the produce department at most grocery stores
  • 8 Slices of Ham (lunchmeat - not thick slices leftover from Thanksgiving)
  • 4 Slices of Cheddar or 1 C Shredded Cheddar
  • Spicy Brown Mustard (on the side for dipping - optional)
  1. Prepare each crepe by layering 2 slices of ham topped with 1 slice of cheddar (or 1/4 C shredded cheese) on each crepe. Go close to, but not touching or over, the edge of the crepes.
  2. Roll each crepe and microwave until the cheese is melted, approximately 30 seconds. (Depending on your microwave, you may need to add time.)

Hot Ham and Cheese Crepes Recipe - Extra Healthy Veggie Version
Serves 4
  • 4 Frieda's French Style Crepes* (available near the berries in most produce departments)(Ralph's if you're in Southern California, you lucky duck)
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (diced)
  • 1/4 C Onion (diced)
  • 2 C Spinach
  • 1/2 C Broccoli Crowns (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1/4 C Water
  • 8 Slices of Ham
  • 4 Slices of Cheddar
  1. Heat olive oil in a large pan on mid-high heat. Add garlic and onion and cook until onion is translucent.
  2. Add spinach, broccoli, crushed red pepper, and water. Cover and let cook until water is gone, approximately 8 minutes.
  3. While the vegetables cook, prepare each crepe by layering 2 slices of ham topped with 1 slice of cheddar on each crepe. Go close to, but not touching or over, the edge of the crepes.
  4. Spoon the hot vegetable mixture evenly over each crepe.
  5. Roll each crepe and place, seam down, on a nonstick or greased pan. Bake at 300F for 5 minutes.
*Haven't bought prepackaged crepes yet and need a recipe in the meantime? This crepes recipe is simple and has more than 2,000 5-star reviews.

Assorted crepes at home


Ready to play around with your own crepe ideas? Frieda's Produce is giving away a prize package to one lucky reader! The winner will receive:

Prepackaged crepes
A package of Frieda's French Style Crepes

Purple Kiwi cookbook
A copy of The Purple Kiwi Cookbook by Karen Caplan, which features recipes for exotic ingredients like Sunchokes, Kiwano, and Cherimoya. 
(And, thank goodness, tips for buying these crazy fruits and veggies!) Just imagine the look on your coworker's faces when you go into work and say you made Southwestern Corn and Cactus Chowder for dinner last night.

The winner will also receive coupons for Frieda's products and a Frieda's tote bag. Entering is easy peasy.


*This giveaway has ended. Thank you to everyone who entered.



Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment on this post telling me how you would prepare your crepes if you won. Would you smother them in Nutella and caramelized bananas? Drizzle them with honey? (Can you tell writing this post is making me hungry?)

Oodles of Optional Entries (leave 1 comment per entry method): 
1. Visit Frieda's Produce and tell me your favorite recipe from the site.
2. Follow LambAround via GFC (right sidebar).
3. Follow @LambAround via Twitter.
4. Follow Frieda's through Twitter.
5. Follow LambAround on Facebook.
6. Like Frieda's on Facebook.

The Fine Print:
Open to US residents (sorry, my Australian friends!) only. Giveaway ends on 7/11/11. The winner will be selected using Random.org and will be contacted via email.

Can dogs eat crepes?
In the meantime, I'll be teasing Pica and Biscuit with giant cookies that they're not going to get.

*I was not compensated in any way for this review and giveaway. I'm optimistic that the fabulous Miss Hazel Kelly at Frieda's Produce will like this post so much that she can't resist sending me a few packages of yummy crepes ;)
Hot Ham & Cheese Crepes - 2 Variations

Popular posts from this blog

Cake Mix Pancakes

This reader-favorite recipe is *almost* as popular as my Cake Mix Cookie Bars recipe .  When making Cake Mix pancakes , the scrumptious possibilities are endless. Red Velvet cake mix pancakes. Chocolate cake mix pancakes. Butter Pecan cake mix pancakes. Funfetti cake mix pancakes. (Yes, Funfetti cake mix pancakes!) With this 2-ingredient recipe, you can turn your favorite cake mix into your favorite pancakes. Pancake making at its finest. Cake Mix Pancakes Personally, I think my funny napkin is the icing on the (pan)cake. It's Sunday morning and you're planning to do all the things today - scrub those grody baseboards, polish your quartz countertop that was supposed to be low maintenance but actually isn't at all, sort through the disaster that is the freezer.  While on your superhuman kick, you think I'm going to make my family pancakes for breakfast. Not just any pancakes - the best pancakes ever. I may even serve them as breakfast in bed! You pu

Chemical Peel Before & After

This article has been updated! My new chemical peel post, which includes pricing, Jessner peel before and after photos, product recommendations, and a helpful timeline for scheduling your treatments, is at the bottom. My original Jessner peel post (one of the most popular on my site of all time) is at the beginning. Original Chemical Peel Article Considering a chemical peel? I recently underwent my first Jessner peel and thought I'd share my results, post a Jessner peel review, and answer some frequently asked chemical peel questions. (I'm guessing that "Does a chemical peel hurt?" is a biggie!) I'd been planning to order an over-the-counter peel when we were in Iceland , but my computer led me a different direction. I decided to do this on a whim after Groupon greeted me one morning with a great $40 chemical peel deal. Now, I can read your mind. You just gasped in horror and thought  You trusted your face to a  discount  chemical peel?!  You're wondering w

10 Canned Cinnamon Roll Hacks

You're in for a treat. Today I'm sharing my best canned cinnamon roll hacks and improvements for turning store-bought cinnamon rolls, like the Pillsbury Grands ones or even the store brand, into something special.  Dry cinnamon rolls? No thank you. They need to be OOEY and GOOEY. That's just Cinnamon Roll 101. All of these ideas keep Pillsbury canned cinnamon rolls soft, company-worthy, and delicious. These are also great for taking homemade cinnamon rolls up a notch, but what a pain that is. With these better-than-homemade canned cinnamon roll hacks, you'll never bother to bake them from scratch again. Test out some of these ideas tomorrow. Won't it be nice to dig into a mouthwatering cinnamon roll for breakfast? You can't get a better start to your day than that. Canned Cinnamon Roll Hacks Actually, make that 11 easy ways to improve store-bought cinnamon rolls: you can top them with homemade coffee whipped cream . Yum! Nope, make that 12 canned cinnam

Sharing Funny Memes

Funny Memes Post 2 of 3:  kittydeschanel.com/2021/05/funny-dog-memes.html Funny Memes Post 3 of 3:  https://www.kittydeschanel.com/2021/12/christmas-memes.html You know those people who have nothing better to do than browse through memes for hours at a time, many of which are in poor taste? Yeah, I'm one of them. Oh, except I actually do have so much to do and absolutely should not be scrolling through memes. Just try and stop me. Covering everything from cute dogs to COVID, here are my Top 20 Funny Memes from the last week: Funny Memes Post 2 of 3:  kittydeschanel.com/2021/05/funny-dog-memes.html Funny Memes Post 3 of 3:  kittydeschanel.com/2021/12/christmas-memes.html

Hello Fresh Complaints

Hello, my bloggy friends. I have a HelloFresh complaint and believe they are pulling a scam. Yours truly came *this close* to falling for it.  Maybe scam is too harsh of a word. Sneaky? You can decide for yourself. The fact that there are so many Hello Fresh complaints online does seem suspicious. Update:  Google is totally filling my site with Hello Fresh ads now, ugh. Also, since posting this  Hello Fresh complaints  article yesterday, I've already received this message from a reader: "I did order from Hello Fresh previously and was not charged what I was originally told (or thought I was told). Also, the food from them was anything but fresh and they refused to do a refund, only doing credit - even for the overcharges! So basically I ended up being out of money thanks to them." My main complaint about Hello Fresh has to do with their promotional rate, which seems like it is set up to be intentionally misleading (more on this below). Despite so many people complainin

My Instant Pot Explosion!

Like many new Instant Pot owners, I've wondered, How many Instant Pots have exploded?  (Eeek!) I'm happy to report that my research on Snopes and other sites has shown that these do not explode, at least not when used properly. There is a lawsuit between a woman in Texas and the Instant Pot manufacturer, but she admits she had thrown a towel over the steam vent. Do NOT do this.  Still concerned? Consider that on Prime Day of 2018, Amazon sold more than 300,000 Instant Pots. That's more than a quarter of a million sales in only 1 day! If these things were not safe, you would see news stories every day about someone being injured. Still, things can go wrong. We love our Instant Pot, the digital pressure cooker that seems to suddenly be in every home. You can't mess up - just throw in random ingredients and you'll get something yummy every time. It's foolproof. At least, that's how I used to feel about our Instant Pot, until the explosion... Inst

Window Seat Ideas

Sexy Nerd and I are planning to build a window seat beneath the windows in our dining room. Well, really Sexy Nerd is going to build it while I blog in my pajamas, but I'm still planning to take 98% of the credit. I love all the possibilities offered by a new window seat - extra storage, a reading nook, and even a place to stretch out and take a nap. Here are some photos I've gathered from various sites for the best window seat ideas . There's something for every style, from a traditional all-white farmhouse to a cozy mountain hideaway: Window Seat Ideas I love everything about this room, especially the wall color. Sexy Nerd hates this photo! Not because of the design, but because I realized when I saw it that we could create this exact space if we (he) moved our washer and dryer upstairs (and built a place for them upstairs, of course). Do you have one of those snug laundry rooms that you have to walk through to get from your house to your garage

Christmas Memes and More

Inspired by the popularity of my other memes posts, Funny Memes and Dog Memes , I have a new collection of memes for you to enjoy. I waste my life on the internet so you don't have to. Bookmark this post because I'll be adding to it as I find new memes for Xmas. Christmas Memes and More Fair warning that some of these are in poor taste. Isn't that usually the funniest meme?