Halloween Pumpkin Spice Caramel Crunchies Recipe #WiltonTreatTeam

Caramel Pretzel Pumpkins #WiltonTreatTeam

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday of the year. As a kid, I loved it because I got to dress up and make myself sick on all of the trick-or-treat candy. Now as an adult, I love it because of all the fun treats I get to bake for my kids. Wilton is helping inspire some of my goodies this year because of all the new Halloween themed products they're coming out with, especially the pumpkin spiced candy melts. They're so easy to use for … [Read more...]

Indulge and Discover the Italian cuisine at Vivo Italian Kitchen at Universal CityWalk

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During our recent trip to Florida , we spent a few days at Universal Orlando along with a bunch of other bloggers and their families as part of the Mom It Forward Family Forward retreat. This exciting trip was made possible in part thanks to the generous Family Forward sponsors, including the VIVO Italian Kitchen restaurant that provided our family with a delicious dinner. This brand new restaurant is located at Universal CityWalk, just a … [Read more...]

After School Snacking Made Easy With Campbell’s SpaghettiOs® MicrOs™

New Campbells Spaghetti Os MicrOs

This blog post is part of a compensated program with Campbell Soup Company. Opinions expressed are my own. Back to school season is in full swing and our kids are enjoying their first week of the new school year. While I find that mornings are hectic and busy, it's the afternoons that give us the most challenges. Our kids often come home tired, a bit cranky and ready to eat! While I have a decent stash of healthy snacks, I'm always looking for … [Read more...]

Ball Canning Prize Pack for Fresh Herb Preserving! #CanItForward

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I was provided with Ball canning products. Did you know that Saturday, August 16, 2014 is International Can It Forward Day? This one day event is a day to celebrate the wonderful world of home canning with Jarden Home Brands. I joined in on the fun and educational experience last year when home canning was completely new to me. These days, I wouldn't call myself an expert, but thanks to the canning experts sharing tips, tricks and … [Read more...]

Chicken & Veggie Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe with Calphalon Contemporary Cookware

Chicken and Vegetable Fettuccine Alfredo Dinner Recipe

Calphalon provided me with the products featured. In my kitchen, there's something I love more than anything else when it comes time to cook our family meals. It's a simple pot rack hanging just above the island countertop. My husband might disagree as he often finds his forehead making unfortunate meetings with the pots that dangle from the rack. However, I just adore it because it's home to my eclectic collection of pots, pans and … [Read more...]

OREO Overload Edible Ice Cream Bowls Recipe #WiltonTreatTeam

Oreo Overload Edible Ice Cream Bowls Recipe #WiltonTreatTeam

I have officially vowed to NEVER complain about winter ever again. I don't care how cold it gets, I won't complain because I'm about to whine my way through a really hot summer. This snow bunny was not meant to endure 80+ degree days (don't laugh). I know for some of the Southern folks that the 80's feel amazing but anything over 75 or so is reaching my melting point. Thank goodness for things like ice cream, shaved ice and air conditioning. … [Read more...]

Food Find | Watermelon Cupcakes and Watermelon Frosting

Betty Crocker Watermelon Cupcakes

About a week ago, I was strolling through Target looking for three things I needed and probably twenty more that I didn't need. That's pretty much how every Target shopping trip goes. You've got this short list in your hand and by the time you get to the checkout lane, you find your cart is full of dozens of things you didn't know you wanted until you got there. Anyways, one of things not on my list was this box of Betty Crocker Watermelon … [Read more...]

The Coolest Coffee Around! #DunkinMugUp

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Cool is so not a word I would ever use to describe myself. Quirky, weird, maybe even odd, those are more my thing. But even though I'm not so cool, I'd say my coffee is. I mean, seriously, how could my Dunkin' Donuts coffee not be cool when it comes in edgy flavors like chocolate glazed donut, blueberry muffin and jelly donut??? I'd say my coffee is even cooler because it gets to hang out in my awesome collection of coffee mugs. You see, I … [Read more...]

5 Minute Veggie Dinner Salad with the Magimix Food Processor

5 Minute Family Sized Veggie Dinner Salad with Magimix Food Processor

I was provided with a product sample to share my experiences. I have this quirky love for preparing dinner. Well, any meal really. Except for breakfast, that one always makes me feel like a crazed short order cook trying to time everything just right. But in general, my favorite part of the meal is preparing the food. I actually find it quite relaxing to slowly dice vegetables, sear meat and watch a pot as it begins to boil. I'd do it every … [Read more...]

Spring Flower Pot Cakes with Double Blooming Sugar Cookies #WiltonTreatTeam

Double Flower Cookie Pops with Cake Flower Pots #WiltonTreatTeam

I've never been much of a hobby person but there is one hobby that I've loved since I could reach the table and help my mom with in the kitchen. BAKING! I'm probably a little weird just for the simple fact that I actually love the process of baking more than eating the end result. And that's why I'm so happy to partner with my all-time favorite baking brand, Wilton, for another year of baking fun. I've been part of the Wilton Mom Brand Ambassador … [Read more...]