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Brazilian-Inspired Black Bean Stew + Giveaway

Brazilian_inspired Black Bean Stew

With all of the World Cup excitement, I’ve been getting more and more curious about Brazilian flavors and Brazilian cooking. McCormick’s Flavor Forecast had already put the spotlight on Brazil’s dynamic cuisine and melting pot culture with their “Charmed by Brazil” trend, so when they offered to send me a selection of spices as inspiration […]

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RSVP For the #FoodMadeSimple Twitter Party


Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know we do, and we’re excited to host a party full of back to school solutions! On Friday, July 25 at 3-4 pm ET, please join us for the #FoodMadeSimple Twitter Party where we’ll share ideas to help simplify the back to school season. By stocking up on your favorite NESTLE® products for […]

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Outdoor Entertaining Favorites from Kohl’s

Outdoor Entertaining favorites from Kohl's

Living in coastal North Carolina brings with it refreshing summer breezes, so outdoor entertaining can be quite pleasant. I have a humongous yard, so there’s plenty of space to set up everything I could possibly need to make the perfect outdoor oasis. All that’s missing is to find a way to make my table look a […]

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No More Missing Lids! #DixieQuicktakes

Dixie QuickTakes

No more food container blues! The new Dixie Quicktakes disposable containers with attached lids make storing everything a snap.

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Streamline Your Life, Streamline Your Clean #RethinkCleaning

Hoover Air Cordless 1

Most of us put a heck of a lot of thought into choosing the technology we buy. No matter what budget we’re working with, we all want devices and gadgets that simplify and streamline life. A coffee maker that brews one cup at a time with zero mess… A Blu-ray player that works with DVDs, Blu-rays […]

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Exploring the Georgia Aquarium – Atlanta

Georgia Aquarium - Atlanta

I spent the most amazing day at the world’s second largest aquarium, Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta about a month ago as a guest of the aquarium and the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown. The Georgia Aquarium is shaped like the bow of a ship. Can you tell? This is the view from our hotel room at the Hilton Garden Inn, and […]

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Mrs. Dash Dashionista Recipe Challenge!

Mrs Dashionista - Recipe Challenge

What can you do with Mrs. Dash seasoning blends?  Based on all the incredible recipe submissions in the Mrs. Dash Dashionista Recipe Challenge, the answer is a lot!!! Now that all the recipes have been collected, it’s time to vote for your favorite! Between July 7 through July 13th, fans can vote for their favorite Mrs. Dash-inspired original recipe. […]

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5 Daredevil Thrill-Seeking Pee-Inducing Bucket List Must-Do’s (At Least For Me)


I wrote about my experience with Poise Microliner as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #PoisewithSAM The older I get, the more of a daredevil I become. It started when I rode a zipline rollercoaster a few years back. As soon as I finished that thrilling ride, I jumped off a ledge for a […]

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