FREE Gooseberry Patch Cookie Swap Cookbook Download from Amazon

It's almost time to start the holiday baking.  A fun way to get a big variety of cookies without having to make them all yourself is with a Cookie Exchange. The Gooseberry Patch Cookie Swap Cookbook tells you everything you need to know to host a cookie exchange!  It has easy-to-follow how-to's … [Read more...]

Recipe Roundup – What Did You Cook this Weekend?

Now that fall is here, I have a little more time to do some cooking. Here are some of the recipes that I made this weekend:Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips Recipe (lower fat/lower sugar version)Easy Microwave Baked Apple RecipeMarket Style Beef & Bacon Sausage RecipeDid you cook anything yummy this … [Read more...]

Cooking with Hillshire Farm #GourmetCreations – Market Style Beef & Bacon Sausage Recipe

I am currently reading "My Life in France" by Julia Child. In the book, she recounts the years and years spent writing "Mastering the Art of French Cooking". She would painstakingly recreate and test a single recipe dozens of times to make sure it was perfect before adding it to the book. So, … [Read more...]

Coffee-­mate Natural Bliss Recipe, Review & Reader Giveaway

I'm not a coffee drinker, but for about the last year Mario has been back in the habit of drinking coffee every morning. His coffee of choice is Café Bustelo sweetened and lightened with Coffee-mate Fat Free French Vanilla. When we were at BlogHer in August, we were introduced to something new - … [Read more...]

Caprese Burgers Recipe – Giada De Laurentiis Collection for Target

Browsing the housewares aisles at Target recently you may have noticed products by the renowned chef Giada De Laurentiis. The Giada De Laurentiis Collection for Target features both food products and kitchen items...all designed to help you cook like the professionals. I received several of these … [Read more...]

Noodles & Company Backyard BBQ Chicken Salad Recipe

If you're already missing the Backyard Barbecue Chicken Salad that was available at Noodles & Company this summer, they just posted the recipe on their blog so that you can make your own copycat version at home!  This recipe serves four as a main dish. (I simplified it a little from their … [Read more...]

My No-Boil Baked Ziti Recipe & Ragu’s Mom’s the Word on Dinner

Ragú® has recently launched the "Mom's the Word on Dinner" online community on Facebook.  The community brings moms together to share stories and tips, as well as find new recipes.  Each month, the community tackles different such as dealing with picky eaters, getting kids to eat their veggies and … [Read more...]

A New Kind of Beef & Potato Burrito with Ore-Ida Sweet Potato Fries

This week we had another yummy go-round with Ore-Ida Sweet Potato Fries by Heinz.  To start things out, we went to Sam's Club to do some shopping for the ingredients to create a new recipe. Check out our shopping trip:I used the ingredients we bought, along with a few from home to create this … [Read more...]

Ore-Ida Sweet Potato Fries…..My Steak Sandwich Recipe

I had a fun mission this week. It was to create a new, original recipe using the new Ore-Ida Sweet Potato Fries by Heinz. I like to create new recipes and also to create new twists on old recipes. For this particular project I drew inspiration from one of our favorite restaurants in our old town … [Read more...]

Enter to Win $2500 with the California Black Ripe Olives “Dress Up Your Dish” Recipe Contest

A funky bracelet. Sky-high heels. Fit-just-right jeans. A classic string of pearls.  So often, one essential piece makes the whole outfit.  And when you transition from closet to kitchen, California Black Ripe Olives can be the hottest accessory for every season and every dish.....and they want YOU … [Read more...]