A Culinary Experience and Bush’s Beans Giveaway (Recipe: Creamy Black Bean & Bacon Soup)

This giveaway is now closed. Random.org chose Richard (rtrblade@……). Congrats to Richard! Thanks to everyone for entering. Sometimes I just want to pinch myself when I think about the opportunities that have been given to me simply by starting this blog four years ago. At the end of October I had the opportunity to travel…

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Cooking Light & Perfect Portions Giveaway (Recipe: Pumpkin Pudding)

This giveaway is now closed! The winners, chosen by Random.org, of the Cooking Light Magazines subscriptions were: Ria from Rias Collection, Megan from Megans Cookin‘, and Dana (Drsalbghir). Hilary Gercken won the Perfect Portions scale! Congrats everyone and thanks for participating! The pumpkin biscuits with the orange-honey butter I made yesterday were certainly a big…

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A Special Libby’s Lunch and Prize Package Giveaway

There’s an opportunity for you to learn all about a great giveaway from Libby’s at the end of this post! When I was growing up, I clearly remember sitting around the dinner table eating dinner as a family pretty much every night. We ate family style, passing around the dishes of delicious food my mom…

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Beringer Great Steak Challenge Giveaway (Recipe: Strawberry Mint Gelato)

Every summer, I say I’m going to throw a Summer Solstice party, and every summer Summer Solstice sneaks up on me and I totally miss it. Summer flies faster than any other season of the year. Winter tends to crawl along, Spring flows along at a normal pace, Fall kicks in and always seems to…

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Bertolli Prize Package Date Night Giveaway

The kids, my husband and I decided to spend the Easter weekend doing the vacation thing in our own home town. We booked a hotel down on The Plaza and decided that we would spend the weekend being Kansas City tourists. Our “staycation” was meant to rejuvenate us, get us away from home for the…

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Ask a Blogger – All About Giveaways (Recipe: 10 Minute Mushroom Spaghetti Sauce)

I’m excited about the Ask a Blogger question this week because it is about a very hot topic… blog giveaways. I get this question all the time from newer bloggers and it is a great one. The most recent time this question was asked was earlier this week, by one of my own Adopt a…

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The Winner & What’s for Dinner Wednesdays (Recipe: East Meets West Burger)

Lots of you showed up for the Singing Dog Vanilla Bean Paste giveaway (which now includes cinnamon as well because we had over 100 comments!) Thank you! I’m pleased to announce that the winner, chosen by the Random Number Generator at Random.org is…. Nora from Fuss Free Recipes! Congratulations, Nora. For those of you who…

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Beef It’s What’s For Dinner Wednesdays (Recipe – Cajun Beef Southwestern Salad)

When I met my husband many moons ago, I had quite a bit of baggage that I brought into the relationship with me. I will go into all of that another day, but I was pleasantly surprised when Nick’s family welcomed me in with open arms, not really caring at all about the baggage I…

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Singing Dog Vanilla Bean Paste Giveaway (Recipe – Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Bean Frosting)

I need to get one quick thing out of the way, and then on to the giveaway details! I want to give a special shout out to Amy from the blog, She Wears Many Hats. Amy created this gorgeous Clicks 4 a Cause button for me to use to raise money for my friend Ann….

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