Homemade Holiday Feast – Fresh Cranberry Relish Recipe

cranberry relish

  In our family, the official fruit of Thanksgiving is the cranberry. By themselves, cranberries are a harsh and tart fruit but when paired with some sweet ingredients make for incredible side dishes for the holidays. My dad's personal favorite is cranberry relish. For years he bought it in a can in the form of a glob of jelly. Since trying my fresh cranberry relish recipe, the canned stuff has taken a backseat at the dinner … [Read more...]

Holiday Gifting with Hickory Farms

hickory farms perfect picnic basket

This holiday season you may be looking for the ideal gift for friends and family that live too far away to gift in person. You may want to consider checking out the gift baskets created by Hickory Farms that include a little something for everyone including a basket that keeps on giving like the Perfect Picnic Gift Basket. Hickory Farms Perfect Picnic Gift Basket includes: 10 oz. Beef Summer Sausage 7 oz. Turkey Summer … [Read more...]

Mom Rocks the Holidays with Rayovac & Paper Jamz

holiday paper jamz

This year moms can really rock the holiday season by getting kids one of their must have presents on wish lists ... Paper Jamz! These ultra thin guitars and band accessories are making the holiday hot lists and I don't know about you, but I want bask in the glory of being the "cool mom" when I surprise my son with that Paper Jamz guitar he's been begging for. What I don't want to do is forget the batteries! As the official battery of Paper … [Read more...]

Amazon Black Friday Deals – KitchenAid Mixer 40% Off

kitchenaid white mixer

Black Friday is less than a week away and I'm already feeling the exciting rush of hitting the stores. But before that begins, there are some amazing deals to be had online through Amazon and they all start today! Every day this week Amazon is sharing tons of daily deals in almost every department. Here are a two of my favorites from today! KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer, Meringue Priced at 40% off at $299.99 for … [Read more...]

Candy Cane Ornament Holiday Craft for Kids

candy cane paper ornaments on tree

  During the hustle and bustle of holiday preperations, shopping and decorating, it helps to take a moment and slow down. For us, the holiday season is all about spending time with  loved ones, especially our children. It's important to involve them in every aspect of the holidays, especially decorating the Christmas tree. While store bought ornaments give the tree a very uniform and traditional look, it's also nice to let the kids in on … [Read more...]

Bake Me a Wish Cakes Review

boston cream cake

This holiday season we're all about sharing gifts that are truly worth giving. Often times a gift will end up forgotten in a closet, returned to a store or even worse, re-gifted. One gift you won't have that problem with is one that comes from Bake Me a Wish. Bake Me a Wish! is the premium nationwide service for delivery of gourmet birthday cakes. Our cakes are made with only the finest, freshest ingredients by an award-winning family run New … [Read more...]

New from Marie Callender’s – Multi-Serve Bakes

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While nothing truly competes with a homemade meal, sometimes as parents we just run out of time during our hectic lives to cook from scratch every single night. This is where Marie Callender's Bakes come to the rescue. Available in six pretty incredible flavors, they've come to the rescue for our family twice in the past week. Chicken, Spinach & Mushroom Lasagna Creamy Chicken Alfredo with Sun-Dried Tomatoes Scalloped Potatoes and … [Read more...]

Trim Your Tree with Sam’s Club Designer Trees {Contest}

icy dreams tree

Have you ever seen a decorated Christmas tree that took your breath away? You probably stood there gazing at the tree thinking, "there's no way I could ever design a tree like that!" Well let me tell you, I use to feel the same way until I was given a fabulous instruction booklet and a store that made shopping for coordinating decorations incredibly easy. Sam's Club recently challenged me to create the Icy Dream designer tree look as part of a … [Read more...]