Favorite Things Thursday

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Please, please, pretty please, tell me you don’t use a pepper shaker with the pre ground pepper. I mean, I won’t judge you or anything, well maybe just a little. Getting a pepper mill changed my life…transformed it. Freshly ground pepper is WAY WAY WAY better than the pre-ground variety. Do me a favor and […]

S’mores Milkshake & Giveaway

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I am not quite sure if I can even say I have a sister anymore. She, “sister”, comes over today when I was developing this recipe and saw the new Jif Chocolate Hazelnut spread on the counter and said, “Is this like Nutella or something?” I said, “Yeah, it’s delicious, taste it.” With a turned […]

Rustic Flower Cake and a Birthday

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***Free Moe’s Southwest Grill Kids meal at bottom of post*** Isn’t it sad how fast our kids grow up? It sucks actually. When I started this site Emma was only 2..turning 3.  Actually one of my first posts here was her Sleeping Beauty Birthday Cake. That cake was the FIRST cake I had ever made. […]

Favorite Things Thursday

I bake a lot. I know based on the lack of posting these days, it doesn’t seem like it, but I do. Ok, you know that sticky residue on your baking pans, that no matter how many times you scrub your pan it won’t come off? You know what I’m talking about right? Well, I […]

Lipton Giveaway

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I do love a good flavored water. I find that if my water is flavored…I drink WAYYYYYYYY more of it. Lipton has new Tea & Honey TO GO packets out. They are mighty tasty. I had the opportunity to sample the Strawberry Acai , Mango Pineapple and Peach Apricot, each were equally delicious. Add one […]

Cuban Burger

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Cuban Sandwiches are HUGE here in Tampa. Most of the country has probably never even heard of them.  It’s a mighty fine sandwich with roast Cuban pork, ham, swiss cheese, pickles, mayo and mustard on Cuban Bread, then the bread is brushed with butter and the sandwich is pressed thin. IT.IS.AMAZING Johnsonville has a new […]

Seattle – BlogHer Food 2012

Not quite sure if I should call this post BlogHer Food 2012 or Add Cellulite to my thighs 2012 Tour. I mean seriously, all we did was eat and eat and eat…and these girls made me do it..my roommates. From left to right we have, Darla from Bakingdom, Kristan from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen, […]

Mango Avocado Salsa

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I could probably live on salsa..every type of salsa. Sweet, spicy..all kinds. This is my favorite salsa of all times. It’s sweet from the mango and creamy from the avocado and a little spicy from the onion and cilantro. It’s just plain glorious. Throw it on some chips, add it atop grilled chicken, salmon, salad..the […]

A delicious new Quaker Snack

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Quaker Oats for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I really try to only get fruit and yogurt for my kids to munch on or to pack in their lunches, but they quicky get tired of the same things over and over. So when […]

How to cut a Pineapple

Sure, pre cut fresh pineapple is convenient, but it is also more expensive and me being the Cheapy McCheaperson that I am, I cut my own. It’s easy and will save you money. So in the event that whole pineapples intimidates you, here is my easy step by step photo journey. Get yourself a beautiful […]

Carrot, Beet and Pineapple Juice

If you follow me on twitter,Facebook or Instagram, you would know by now that I got a Juice Extractor.The Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor. Can I tell you how over the moon excited I was to get it. I have been wanting to start “juicing” for a while now. Not as a means to diet, just […]

Lawry’s Dinnertisement Winner

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I hope you all had fun making your  Lawry’s Dinnertisements! I know we did. Still haven’t make one? Click on the photo below to make your families own little video. Congrats to Lauren!