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Back on the Radar: Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen

I’ve driven past Cheddar’s for years without stopping in. I used to visit it regularly when I lived in Michigan, but somehow it fell flat off my radar once I moved to North Carolina. But last week, I was invited to check out Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen. And I was all, what? I thought it was Cheddar’s? But […]

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Behind the Scenes at Denny’s – America’s Diner: Denny’s HQ and Test Kitchen

#DennysDiners ambassadors

I know secrets about #DennysDiners and I’m not telling! That’s mean, isn’t it? I promise I’ll tell you as much as I can, and good (and tasty) things come to those who wait for the rest. As a #DennysDiners ambassador, I was invited as a guest to Denny’s HQ and test kitchen in Spartanburg, SC for a little […]

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PediaSure Provides Complete Balanced Nutrition For Children

PediaSure shakes

This post about childhood nutrition has been sponsored by PediaSure. All opinions are my own. My children are grown now, [insert saddest face ever] but I love looking back through their baby books, growth charts and old photographs to relive those early years. It seemed like I was always taking one or the other for a check-up, […]

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Dr. Cocoa Makes The Medicine Go Down Easier #DrCocoaReliefWithaSmile

Dr. Cocoa thumb

Holy moly, it’s already the time of year when our kids will be catching colds again. Lots of colds. (Cold season is typically September through April and not surprisingly, that coincides with the school year.) Did you know school age kids get around eight to twelve colds a year? Since colds can last anywhere from […]

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Gummy Drop Match-3 Puzzle Game + iPad Mini Sweepstakes

Gummy Drop - Big Fish Games

It’s a frenzy of candy matching fun! I can’t stop playing Gummy Drop, the new match-3 candy puzzle and adventure game from Big Fish Games. Their games are such a great way to blow off steam, so I always love when they let me know about new releases. In Gummy Drop, the colorful gummies are shaped like […]

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Grilled Ribeyes with Beer & Brown Sugar Marinade

Grilled Marinated Ribeye Steaks with Rosemary Potatoes

There’s nothing better than charcoal grilling, I’m convinced. I had an expensive gas grill, but what I gained in time, I lost in flavor. It just wasn’t the same. I went back to cooking over coals and never looked back. I mean come on…. you can’t get a steak this beautiful and flavorful except over coals.

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Angel Soft Facial Tissue Soft Packs for Home & Away + Giveaway

Angel Soft 165ctButterfly_72ctSquircle - facial tissue

Inside, outside and all around, the new Angel Soft Facial Tissues Soft Packs are full of squishy softness. It’s true — not only are the tissues soft, but the packaging is too! And if that’s not enough, the outer packaging is crush and water resistant, making them perfect for home, travel and back-to-school. I distinctly remember mornings at […]

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How To Pack Like a Pro

packing like a pro tips

If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s packing like a pro. Except that’s a lie. If it were true, my suitcase wouldn’t look like this when I get home from a trip. And this is my suitcase. I figure if I knew how to pack like a pro, my luggage contents would arrive home in […]

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