Almost Like Butterbeer from Harry Potter

Harry Potter Butterbeer

I think I am one of the few people in the universe who has not read the Harry Potter series. Although I love to read, I have commitment issues when it comes to reading books, and a whole series is just more than my ADD attention span can handle. My husband and son are big…

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Fruit on the Grill {Recipe: Grilled Bananas}

Grilled Bananas

I grew up in a household where hamburgers, hotdogs and steaks were the only things that were grilled. If we went beyond that to chicken or anything else more exotic, it was a rare day. Don’t you think the grilling revolution, where everything from salad to desserts are now grilled, has really made more of…

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Dole Salads Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Dressing Recipe

Dole Salad fix2

Don’t forget the big giveaway going on. We’re giving away EIGHT 2-day passes, which includes tickets to both Universal Studios Orlando and Islands of Adventure. We are breaking this up into 2 so TWO families have the chance to win 4 2-day passes! Check it out over on my Universal Studios Blogging Vacation recap post!…

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Universal Orlando & Islands of Adventure Giveaway!

Butterbeer template

This giveaway is now closed and the winners have been notified. (P. Kennedy and R. Smith). If a response isn’t received within the required time frame, new winners will be selected. Thanks for participating! I recently returned from the trip of a lifetime…an all expenses paid trip for my family to Universal Studios Resort and…

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$100 Sports Authority Gift Card Giveaway from Together Counts

Jumping Family

This giveaway is now closed. I was recently introduced to the Together Counts initiative – a movement towards encouraging families to eat together and to get moving together. Our family has the eating together down… family mealtime is and has been a priority for us for quite some time. The moving together, however, is something…

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Better Than Homemade? Marie Callender’s Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

I’m going to be honest… it has been many, many, many years since I’ve had a frozen chicken pot pie. In fact, it has been so long that when the folks at Marie Callender’s contacted me about trying out their Chicken Pot Pie to see if it is really better than homemade, I almost said…

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FRESCHETTA® Simply Inspired Pizza Giveaway

Pizza

This post brought to you by FRESCHETTA®. All opinions are 100% mine. We are lucky enough to live in a neighborhood with wonderful options for pizza all around. In fact, we used to venture out every Friday night to enjoy a pizza at one of the local pizzeria’s. Four kids, crowds and cutting back on…

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Keurig Love and the K-Cup Ambassador Program

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    Dine & Dish readers…in the month of May, use the code AM0001-3571 to receive a 15% discount plus free standard shipping off Keurig Home Brewers when you purchase from www.GreenMountainCoffee.com. I have never been an at home coffee drinker. I have always been one of those crazy people you see shelling out the…

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5 Things I Love About My Mom {Recipe: Strawberry Lemonade Spritzer}

strawberry spritzer

I consider myself very lucky to have a mom who I can also call my best friend. I love many things about my mom, but I’ve managed to sum up a few of my favorite things about her that make me smile. It’s the thought that counts. My mom isn’t a big card sender and…

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Plate to Pixel Food Photography Book Review & Giveaway

Plate to Pixel Book

This giveaway is now closed. I wanted to bake something special for this post today, as a friends success is something to celebrate. But, I didn’t… I’ve been so busy with freelance work these past two weeks that my kitchen is feeling a bit neglected. I figured, even though I wasn’t able to bake something,…

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