Menu Planning – Time Saver for Busy Families – Giveaway CLOSED

Menu Plan

(Do you love my handcrafted pen? I do too. My nephew makes them! Check out his facebook page for more information!) I might sound strange when I say this, but I love planning my weekly menus. What other time do I get to sit down, browse through my favorite cookbooks, magazines and blogs to focus…

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Sam’s Club Simply Delicious Meal Challenge {Recipe: Asian Style Pork Loin}

Asian Pork Loin

My fourth child… the cute yet drives me up the wall one…has made me hate grocery shopping. In fact, I pretty much can’t stand going out in public with her. She’s my fit thrower. My “I don’t want to be in a cart… I want to walk”, independent, opinionated, challenging, one. Love her dearly, but…

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Breakstone’s Holiday Showdown – The Recap

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I hope you’ve enjoyed my take on a holiday meal over the past few weeks.  I started off the Breakstone’s Holiday Showdown by sharing an appetizer of Creamy Pumpkin Soup Shooters. For the main dish, we enjoyed a savory salmon with a herb cream sauce. Our dessert was a tasty baked apple brulee. I enjoy…

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A Le Creuset French Oven Giveaway! CLOSED

LC Horiz

This giveaway is now closed. The winner was Ashley Curcio. Thanks to all who entered! Before I had my first Le Creuset I just didn’t get it. What was it about these colorful pots that warranted all the attention they received from culinary enthusiasts. Sure, they were beautiful, but there had to be more to…

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Picture the Holidays – Express Yourself

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I’m a little behind on my Picture the Holidays photo prompts, but I am not giving up! The prompt on Day 7 was to Express Yourself. I went the traditional route with this and did a self portrait – a bed head self portrait at that. When it is cold out it is terribly hard…

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Kansas Pork Association Holiday Ham {Recipe: Sweet Ale Glazed Pork}

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Photo used with permission from The National Pork Association Last week I had the opportunity to have coffee with Jodi, one of the Industry Relations talents with the Kansas Pork Association. I love working with brands, but I really love working with brands when I can truly get to know the person / people behind…

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Pepperidge Farm Holiday Worthy Meals Challenge

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I am going to be cooking / hosting three Christmas dinner parties this month. THREE! It didn’t seem quite so insane until I actually just wrote that out. I love entertaining, especially during the holidays, but I also know how crazy busy this time of year is.  No matter what, I always allow myself to…

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Help Me Create a Snapfish Photo Book – 100 Potential Winners!

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(This is my photo for today’s Picture the Holidays, prompt Small Things) I take a ton of pictures. I mean a TON of pictures. If you’ll remember back to a few months ago, I lost all of my pictures from 2011 in an unfortunate iPhone / iPhoto update fiasco. I was devastated because I take…

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