Open for Summer with Coca-Cola Giveaway


#bestsummermoment Coca-Cola wants to know what you think is the perfect summer moment. Was it your cousin doing the limbo at the family reunion? Was it that delicious recipe you perfected? For me, my favorite, or best summer moment was my son’s 16th birthday party, and the fruit pizza I made twice in one week just to have the deliciousness present at his celebration. He had a great time at his party and why not, it was hot, there was {Read More}

Cure Your Cabin Fever – Kalahari Resorts Sandusky Part 2 {Giveaway}


Now that the weather has warmed up, I am excited to share with you the 2nd half of my Kalahari experience! And as a bonus, I am giving away a one night stay at the resort! I wanted to wait until it was warm because Kalahari Sandusky has a lot of indoor space but they also have a spectacular outdoor adventure park complete with a giant play structure and even a Zipline! More on that later As we left off {Read More}

Celebrating Moments for Mother’s Day – Teavana Teapot and Tea Giveaway


Every once in a while I am introduced to food and drink products that I have never tried before. When Teavana asked if they could send me some tea to try I said sure. At first I was hesitant because I don’t usually drink exotic tea and in general I don’t really drink hot tea. When I got the tea and a tea pot, I grew excited. When I tasted my first taste of Strawberry Champagne Rose I was hooked {Read More}

A Delicious Holiday Treat – Fannie May Gourmet Strawberries


When I am asked to try decadent desserts I rarely say no. Like when I was asked to try Fannie May Berries..and literally a couple days later, the day before Thanksgiving, I had a safely wrapped package with a cold pack on my doorstep and inside were these delicious berries! I didn’t even know where to start so I looked at the description of the berries in my box: (4) Pixie┬« Berries: dipped in a divine mix of caramel infused {Read More}

Only The Best! John Boos & Company Butcher Blocks and Cutting Boards {Giveaway!}

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There are three things fundamental to good food preparation. 1. Good Knives 2. Good Ingredients 3. Good cutting boards.   I have the first two covered but at home, I didn’t have a good board. I have known for years being a culinary student and now graduate of the program, that the number one company for quality butcher blocks and boards is John Boos & Company. They are used all over the world, in almost every restaurant I have had {Read More}

Soda Fountain at Home with SodaStream Fizz {Giveaway}


I can’t remember the last time I bought a 12 pack of pop (what we call soda in the north!) because I gave up the stuff to make myself better. The sugar in it was just making me a slug! I have reviewed twice before for SodaStream and love the product because I can make pop at home (or flavored waters) and not have the full syrup sugar fest. I still don’t drink pop like the old days but my {Read More}

Eight O’Clock Is A Great Time For Coffee! {Win A Vintage Coffee Jar!}


I am so glad my Keurig has a reusable filter, that way i can enjoy fresh ground coffee! I just happen to be completely out of coffee so when Eight O’Clock coffee sent me a note and told me they had unearthed some vintage coffee jars and asked if I would try the coffee I was thrilled. We all know I love coffee here, so heck yeah I wanted to try it. I have brewed several cups and to me {Read More}

Char Crust Dry Rub Seasoning Review & Giveaway

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I had the pleasure of visiting the fabulous One Scrappy Mom earlier this month. She is not only an awesome blogger she is also my best friend. I wanted to visit her because she had been in a serious accident in January and I wanted our families to finally meet and hopefully cheer her up. It totally worked, she ended up kidnapping two of my kids overnight because they not only didn’t want to leave for the hotel but Bobbie {Read More}