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Apple Pie Smoothie Recipe + Hamilton Beach Smoothie Start Blender Giveaway

Apple Pie Smoothie

I’ve been craving apple pie lately, but I can’t exactly bake just one slice now, can I? Eight slices are dangerous, so I decided to nix the whole pie idea. Instead, I took the apple pie idea and turned it into an apple pie smoothie with my Smoothie Start blender. Hamilton Beach had sent me […]

Strawberry Banana Smoothie + Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender Giveaway

Hamilton Beach 51103 Single-Serve Blender

After having enjoyed my apple pie smoothie so much, I couldn’t resist giving a smoothie a whirl again but this time with my Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender. The beauty of this blender is that it’s perfect for on-the-go people; it has a snap-on travel lid and smoothies can be sipped right from the jar. It’s […]

FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer + MultiPack Bag Kit Giveaway


It’s a running joke in my family that I freeze everything. Everything. I can’t even deny it or defend it, because I’m not about to give up the addiction. If it can be frozen, I’ll freeze it. In fact, there’s rarely a meal that goes by that something doesn’t either come out of the freezer […]

It’s A Cookie Thing!


As much as I love making Christmas cut-out cookies, my go-to recipe makes seven dozen, and that’s a heck of a lot of rolling dough and re-rolling it. I’m mostly ok with that, except some are inevitably thinner than others and brown a tad too much in the oven. I need perfection! But I just […]

Curry Pumpkin Stew

Curry Pumpkin Stew

I had no idea pumpkins would be so hard to find in mid-November. I had such a hard time getting one that I was thisclose to picking up a cast-off pumpkin I saw in a ditch at the side of the road! Seriously. Can’t a girl make a fresh pumpkin recipe anymore? Sheesh Guess I’ll have […]

Making Cake Boss Flower Cookies + Cake Boss Bakeware Giveaway (3 winners)

Fall Flower molded cookies #CakeBoss

I’ve never seen one episode of Cake Boss before. Sorry, Buddy Valastro. (I had to google to see what his name was. Twice. By the time I started typing it, I had forgotten how to spell it already.) The Cake Boss hates me now, I’m sure of it.  Oh wellsies, it’s not like we were […]

OptiGrill by T-fal – the Electric Indoor Grill with a Brain

T-Fal OptiGrill

When T-fal contacted me about cooking with the OptiGrill electric indoor grill, I was intrigued. It has automatic cooking sensor technology built into it, and since I’m a girl who is very, very picky about the doneness of her meat… I was high fivin’ life when the machine arrived. There’s nothing like cooking on an outdoor […]

Good Cook Nonstick Kitchen Knives

Good Cook - Nonstick Knives

You don’t know what you’ve got until you get something better!  When Good Cook sent me a set of their nonstick kitchen knives to try, I felt sorry for myself that I had been using such dull and inadequate knives for as long as I had been. What a difference a good knife makes! There […]