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eMeals Connect

eMeals Connect

*This is a sponsored post but all thoughts and opinions are my own.* Father’s Day is coming up fast, so I wanted to let all of my wonderful readers in on a special promotion they are doing right now.  Sign up for an eMeals plan now and receive a FREE Father’s Day Menu! You can access it on your member page once you sign up, and it includes: 3 Burger Options (Ultimate Burgers, Mushroom Pesto Burgers, and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cooking, Father's Day, Food, Free, Health, Home and Decorating, Nutrition, Recipes

eMeals Planning is a Life (and Time) Saver!

eMeals Planning is a Life (and Time) Saver!

Halloween is over and we all know what means; the holidays are nigh! The planning, the cooking, the clean up, the shopping, the wrapping, what to get everyone, families, friends, stress, stress and more stress. Stop. Breathe. Take a few more deep breaths. And now I am going to tell you about eMeals. eMeals is meal planning made simple. You get 7 meal recipes each week and an organized shopping list delivered each week via email … Read entire article »

Filed under: Entertaining, entertainment, Food, Health, Nutrition, Parties, Recipes

Take the Disney Try It Challenge

Take the Disney Try It Challenge

(Disclosure: My oldest son and I are in Orlando for the Disney Social Media Moms Conference. While I did pay for my conference ticket and travel, the event is subsidized by many sponsors. Opinions are always my own.) Have you taken the Food List Challenge on Facebook? I’ve tried 83 of the 100 foods on the list. Given the opportunity, I would likely try all 100. Why? My parents always encouraged me to try new things. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Events, Featured, Parenting, Pre-schoolers, Recipes, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious, Travel

Debunking Myths About Food Safety in the Home

Debunking Myths About Food Safety in the Home

  Many of us grew up thawing frozen meat on the counter and keeping leftovers far too long.  Times have changed. Now that I’m a mom, I make an effort to serve my family only food that I’m sure is safe. The USDA has food safety recommendations to help us keep our families safe from the unfortunate side affects of unsafe food preparation (such as food poisoning). But it isn’t always easy to know what is safe? For … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Cleaning, Cooking, Featured, Feeding, Food, Germ Protection, News, Nutrition, Recipes, Safety, Socially Conscious, Uncategorized

Actifry Review & Giveaway!

Actifry Review & Giveaway!

As a mom, there are so many things I look for when shopping for new appliances. I want them to clean themselves, be sleek and nice looking, easy to use and produce things that are not only fat free, but something that the entire family can enjoy. So-let’s be real. There probably isn’t a product out there that can accomplish my lofty goals. However, I was lucky enough to find one that comes relatively close. Actifry … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Electronics, Featured, Food, Gift Ideas, Health, Recipes

Gourmet Goodies: Belle Chevre Goat Cheese

Gourmet Goodies: Belle Chevre Goat Cheese

When I need entertaining advice or recipe ideas, I turn to my friend Martie Duncan, the entertaining expert behind Martie Knows Parties. Martie offers practical yet original entertaining advice. If you’re hosting a New Years party, check out her top 11 champagne and sparkling wine picks or her favorite holiday cocktail recipes. (Many of Martie’s sparkling wine picks are under $15, which makes her site a great resource for the hostess on a budget!) A few months … Read entire article »

Filed under: Entertaining, Featured, Food, Gift Ideas, Grandparent Gifts, Hip Find, Home and Decorating, Made in the USA, Mommy Gifts, Recipes

Last-Minute Easter Recipe Advice

Last-Minute Easter Recipe Advice

My son celebrated his first birthday on April 6th. I was so swept up in planning the details of his birthday party that I forgot to plan my Easter dinner. Two sites came to my rescue. The first is Martie Knows Parties, which is written by my dear friend and entertaining-expert Martie Duncan. The second is Making Life Better, which in run by the maker of some of my favorite foods Unilever. Martie provides tips on how … Read entire article »

Filed under: Food, Recipes

Mocktails for Modern Mamas

Mocktails for Modern Mamas

When you have children, you make certain sacrifices. And of course when you look into those smiling faces, it is all worthwhile. But when you watch others sipping cosmos at a cocktail party or mint julips on Derby Day, perhaps you feel the slightest bit jealous? And very thirsty…parched even? When I was pregnant with my first, a couple of other expecting friends and I downed sparkling cider and wished there was a fun recipe book … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books (Recipes), Breastfeeding, Momma Gotta Have, Parties, Recipes, Summer

Easy Peasy Recipes for Beating Winter Blues

Munching on delicious, fresh-from-the-oven cookies is one of my favorite remedies for the winter blues. While I love making traditional chocolate chip cookies, there’s something exciting about trying a new recipe. 101 Easy Peasy Cookie Recipes by Lucinda and Heather Wallace is chock full of easy-to-make, original cookie recipes like Chocolatey Raspberry Streusal Bars, Cherry Chocolate Drops, Frosted Banana Oatmeal Cookies, Root Beer Frosties, Marvelous Maple Drops, White Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Cookies, Peanut Butter Mud Puddles and Frosty Pink Lemonade Cookies. Hungry yet? Lucinda and Heather are a mother-daughter recipe development and writing team. Their shared love of cooking is reflected in easy-to-follow recipes that are appropriate for even a novice baker. The book is broken down into five categories: Bar Cookies, Drop Cookies, No-Bake Cookies, Rolled Cookies and Shaped Cookies. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cookbooks, Cooking, Recipes

Shrek Cookbook: Dine with Shrek and Fiona

Don’t know what to make for Halloween? How about whipping up a batch of stir-fry worms and insects, or perhaps you’d like to chew on swamp rat kebabs, or maybe make a mini-eyeball pizza for a quick snack? All these dreadful delights are in the Shrek Cookbook. Some of the recipes have scream-worthy names (Swamp Slime with Maggots), while others are more appetizing references to the Shrek characters (Waffles a la Donkey), but all are yummy. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books (Activities), Food, Gift Ideas, Halloween, Recipes