Putting my Challenged Cooking Skills to the Test at Sur La Table

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Last Saturday night I took a cooking class at my local Sur La Table.  The class was called Flavors of Spain so naturally, we were learning how to make a variety of dishes native to Spain. I almost didn't make it to the class. I had signed up weeks before and on the day of the class we had decided to head up to the Poconos for a quick day of … [Read more...]

10 Favorite Healthy Snacks from Pinterest

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My body is so much happier with me the last week and a half.  I definitely abused it with some serious holiday overeating, which is fine, but now that we're back to the grind I feel SO MUCH BETTER eating healthy again. And as a bonus, I haven't even really been dieting but I've lost a pound and a half!  Woo! I find that I'm not the only one … [Read more...]

Easy Holiday Entertainment with Zipz Wine #MomMixer

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With the holidays quickly approaching, I wanted to remind you guys about Zipz Wine, a brand I met and grew to love last summer.  This wine company makes a unique product - a wine glass WITH the wine, all packaged and ready for you to go in one.  They are just adorable for a picnic, to bring to a friend's house or any sort of travel where you'd like … [Read more...]

Recipe: Frozen S’mores

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Frozen S'mores, need I say more?  This one is a fabulous recipe to have and something you can make and then have on hand as a little goodie to enjoy anytime!  I do love fire pit S'mores but how nice to have an option that will last year round! I got these from my friend Zareen, who adapted this recipe from Marin Mama Cooks Frozen S'mores 8 … [Read more...]

New Snack Fav in Our House: Balance Bar & #Giveaway 4 Walmart Gift Card & Balance Bars

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Back in July sometime, I got a note about doing a campaign with Balance Bar and Walmart. I said yes because I'm always up for trying a new energy bar and then promptly forgot about it until earlier this week. I realized I hadn't checked it out yet so I sent hubby over to Walmart to pick us up a couple of boxes of Balance Bars and see what we … [Read more...]

Recipe: Quinoa Salad with Mediterranean Dressing

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I've been totally into quinoa ever since I first learned how to cook with it back in 2012 when I went to a cooking class in Philadelphia with P&G.  That was also the first night I actually learned how to pronounce quinoa - do you know how?  It's KEEN-WAH.  In case you were wondering.  I know was and I was definitely mangling the pronunciation … [Read more...]

Zipz Wine: All That & A Bag of Chips! (It’s Wine! On the Go!)

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One of my favorite brands at Blogger Bash earlier this month in NYC was Zipz Wine.  You can tell from this photo with my bloggy girlfriend Melissa that I was MORE THAN EXCITED to find Zipz Wine at the event. So I don't know if you guys can tell from the photo what it is but Zipz Wine is single serve wine glasses to go.  You can "unzip" the … [Read more...]

20 Awesome Grill Recipes

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I need to post about all the grilling we do in the summer in the hopes that I'll see this in the winter and fire things up cuz man, I love food on the grill!  We've been grilling up a storm with all the socializing we've been doing thanks to awesome recipes on Pinterest and around the web.  Here's a roundup of 20 of my favs that I hope to try … [Read more...]

Recipe: Avocado & Feta Dip

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Tuesday night, I hosted my book club at my house.  We read Me Before You, which made for a phenomenal book club discussion if you are looking for one for your own book club's next meeting. I turned to Pinterest for a few recipe ideas and decided to take a stab at this Avocado Feta Dip that I had pinned a lifetime ago.  The original recipe calls … [Read more...]

Buffalo Chicken Dip #Pinspiration

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Believe it or not, I've never made a Buffalo Chicken Dip.  Seems like it's such a staple at parties and I'm always found with a chip in hand eating it at someone else's house but never my own! Tonight I'm hosting my Book Club's monthly meeting and I decided that now was as good of a time as any to try and make one!  I went to Pinterest to help me … [Read more...]