Summer Survival Calendar and Action Guide Giveaway *Closed*

My children have been out of school for a whole week and a half and I’m already sick of hearing, “I’m bored.” Every summer my job description changes slightly as I become the chauffer, social coordinator, and grand poobah of entertainment. Between the kids, going back to work, a move, and a little bit of […]

Espresso Gougeres and a Giveaway *Closed*

 I’ve often joked that the real way to win my heart is with chocolate and cheese! Since I gave away some chocolate for Valentine’s Day last week, it seems only fitting to give away some cheese this week. Sartori Cheese makes some incredible cheeses! In the past few years they’ve received over 100 awards, medals, […]

Valentine’s Day Giveaway with Emily’s Chocolates *Closed*

If only we could rename Valentine’s Day World Chocolate Day, I would totally be down with it! Since the abundance of chocolate everything is my absolute favorite part of Valentine’s Day, I thought I would share with you one of my favorites, Emily’s Chocolates. Emily and her family have been making quality chocolate treats for […]

Weekly Household Planner Giveaway *Closed*

Admit it… do you ever get all the chores on your list done? I’ll be the first one to admit I’m a little borderline OCD, but 2011 was not exactly my most organized year ever! Between culinary school, the kids, and my husband’s deployments my life started to feel a little bit like an out […]

Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Frittata and a Giveaway *Closed*

It’s that time of the year that I always need to tighten the reigns a little on the food budget after the festive and usually a little (or a lot) over the top holiday extravagance. This is when I turn to a few money saving menu strategies like Meatless Monday and using less expensive ingredients […]

Top 10 Cooking Baking Tips and $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway *Closed*

Update: Congratulations to Brooke from 1 and Twenty on winning the $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway! Thanks to everyone who entered! We’re one week into The Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies, but there’s so much more to come. You won’t want to miss the treats in store for you this week as I’m joined by […]

Wrapping Ideas for your Holiday Baked Goods *Closed*

Anyone who has ever gone to a cookie swap knows that how you wrap your cookies is just as important as the cookies themselves! And just as stress inducing! To inspire you, here are a few creative ways to wrap your edible gifts this holiday season and a giveaway… 1. Instead of using a plate […]

Mad about Macarons and a Giveaway *Closed*

Once upon a time, I was fearless. Although I think my parents might say reckless… For some reason though, making macarons always intimidated me. When I finally plucked up the courage to try baking them my results were spotty at best. Some recipes ended up kind of rubbery while others turned out flatter than a […]

The Pioneer Woman Cooks Giveaway

Congratulations to Kiran who won a copy of the Pioneer Woman Cooks!  Thanks!

*Ended* The Pioneer Woman Cooks Giveaway

Christmas has come and gone (thank heavens).  Santa was very good to me.  I think it’s because several years ago I got a photo of me sitting on Santa’s lap kissing him on the cheek.  I framed it and leave it right next to my stocking every year as a little reminder.  *Wink *Wink. In […]