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Christmas Confetti Cookie Recipe from www.dineanddish.net

Christmas Confetti Cookies Recipe | Food Bloggers Cookie Swap

So, I have a little story to tell you. It’s all about the time when I made cookies and sent them to other bloggers. Sounds fun, right? It was all part of The Great Food Bloggers Cookie Swap of 2012. When you are baking for other people, other bloggers especially, there is a slight bit […]

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Holiday Gift Giving Wtih Harry & David Tower of Chocolates Gift

Holiday Gift Giving With Harry & David

It just dawned on me that we have 13 days until Christmas. 13 days! Guess who hasn’t stepped foot inside a mall and who still has just about everyone on the list to still shop for? That’d be me! Can you believe it? Things aren’t going to be pretty if I don’t quickly get my […]

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NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband Hotspot Giveaway on www.dineanddish.net

Stay Connected with NetZero 4G Hotspot {$800ARV Giveaway}

We are a car traveling family. With 4 kids and the price of airline tickets, traveling by car when we travel is the most affordable option for us. With my parents living a 16+ hour (one way) car ride away and Nick’s parents living a 6 hour (one way) car ride away, we have a […]

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Turquoise VTech Retro Cordless Phone Giveaway

VTech Retro Phone Holiday Gift Basket Giveaway! ($300 ARV)

Friends, I am so excited to share this fun giveaway with you today from VTech! I partnered with VTech last year, and love their products for my home phone use. This year, they’ve knocked it out of the park again with the VTech Retro Cordless Phone, answering system with Caller ID. In addition to the […]

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McCormick's Flavor Forecast 2013 - The Future of Global Flavor

McCormick’s Flavor Forecast 2013: The Future of Global Flavor

McCormick, the leader in spices, herbs, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products, brings global culinary experts together each year to delve into what flavors will lead recipe creation and food philosophy in the coming years. Recently, McCormick’s assembled chefs, culinary kitchens, sensory scientists, dietitians, trend trackers, marketing experts and food technologists to create what […]

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2012 Holiday Fun for the Family List

2012 Holiday Fun for the Family List

This time of year is always overwhelming. I haven’t figured out a way for it not to be, yet. Don’t get me wrong though…I LOVE the holiday season! It’s the time of year where my mind starts racing and I think of tons of things I really want to do with the kids before it […]

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Loaded Bacon Bits Pizza Recipe

Friday Night Pizza {Recipe: Loaded Bacon Bits Pizza}

I love pizza. If I could alternate Chipotle Chicken Burritos and Pizza, every other day, I’d be an extremely fat and happy camper. Happy being the keyword there… because happy is what matters most, right? You know what I love even better than pizza? Putting my kids to work making dinner. Nothing better than sitting […]

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Pumpkin Eggnog Bread Recipe with Creamy Eggnog Glaze

We Need to Talk About Eggnog

Friends, we need to talk about eggnog. Specifically, where you are on the love / hate scale with it? Eggnog is one of those things where each year around this time, I get incredibly tempted by the freshly stocked shelves of eggnog. Things go down exactly like this… I purchase a 1/2 gallon of eggnog […]

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Bush's Beans 2 Bean Steak Chili Recipe

Recipe: Bush’s Beans Two Bean Steak Chili

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! I didn’t mean to be gone from blogging all week, but sort of unconsciously decided to unplug some and it felt really good. In fact, I still have to open my inbox from ignoring it all week. I am not looking forward to doing that tomorrow. […]

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13 Year Anniversary Wedding Picture

A Love Letter for 13 Years

There was a time in my life where I wrote prolific love letters… deep and meaningful words spoken from the heart. Then, after a failed first marriage, I came face to face with a box of letters I had written. Each page, raw, real and vulnerable, laid out there to remind me how exposed I […]

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