Getting The Baking Basics Right

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    Whether you're trying your hand at delicate macarons, building a birthday cake masterpiece or just throwing together some fairy cakes on a rainy afternoon with the kids, baking can be cheap and easy no matter what size your kitchen is, or how much time you have. Even if you are a novice, there are plenty of recipes available to make things easy for you. Here are the simple steps you’ll need to follow to create the perfect sponge. The right tools Every good baker … [Read more...]

Gorton’s And SparkPeople Team Up To Help People Stick With Their Weightloss Goals – Giveaway Ends 2/13 #RealisticResolution

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              How many of you made a New Years weight loss resolution? How many of you are having a hard time sticking with it? Gorton's has teamed up with SparkPeople (a fantastic weight loss and fitness site that is full of supportive people) to offer a fun, 30 day Realistic Resolution Challenge to help us stay on track! I know I need a little push and this challenge should help keep me motivated! To enter the challenge head on over … [Read more...]

It’s Always A Great Time For A Cup Of Twinings Tea!

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            I'll admit that I am a coffee fanatic, however I also LOVE my tea! At night, there is nothing better than a soothing cup of hot tea. I also like to enjoy the steaming beverage on a really cold and blustery afternoon, when I'm sick, or even Iced on a hot summer day! Twinings Tea happens to be one of my favorite brands. They have over 50 varieties, how cool is that?       I was sent a sample of Twinings … [Read more...]

Idahoan Potato Bread – Giveaway Ends 12/29

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I participated in this event on behalf of Wendy's Bloggers for Idahoan Foods. I received Idahoan products to facilitate my review.           When my son Rowan was about two, ( he's almost 13 now...sniff) his tonsils and adenoids were extremely enlarged. They were so bad that he had a hard time swallowing and he could only eat soft foods. He stopped growing for about a year due to his poor little throat. This of course worried our pediatrician and … [Read more...]

Have An Effortless Meal With Wal-Mart And Coca-Cola #SP #AD

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Thanks to The Coca-Cola Company for providing compensation for this blog post. Opinions are 100% my own.           School is now in session and the crazy busy days are now here. Dinner time can be quite nerve wracking and difficult to prepare when the kiddos have a million after school activities and you have a PTO meeting to go to in the evening. I know in my family, the crockpot gets a workout! However sometimes you just don't feel like a crockpot … [Read more...]

I’m In Love With The Tupperware SmartSteamer!

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          I have been a huge Tupperware fan for many years. In fact, I remember playing with the Tupperware Shape-O-Toy when I was just a little thing. I even sold Tupperware for a little while when my oldest was really little! With a company that has been out as long as Tupperware has, you know they must be doing something right! I believe it has something to do with the quality of the products, sentimentality of their customers (you know, we always … [Read more...]

Musical Messages Of Rio 2 #Rio2Insiders

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  I love it when a movie has some great music on it'soundtrack! When you can't help but dance and wiggle in your chair, chances are you are watching a great movie! Rio 2, which came out on Blu-Ray on July 15, has an amazingly fun soundtrack!     Rio 2 is flying to DVD and Blu-ray today July 15th! Are your kids excited about the biggest party of the summer?  Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes you deep into the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest for the most … [Read more...]

Perfection in a Dish — How to Cook Meals Flawlessly

Trying to juggle a hectic lifestyle; being a good employee, supportive spouse and perfect parent is never going to be easy, but turning out excellent meals on top of all that? It’s tricky, but with a little thought, preparation and — most important of all — practice, your kitchen skills will transform in no time at all. The taste is in the timingCooking the perfect dish is all about timing, and making the most of the time that you have. For a busy parent who does not have all day to spend in the … [Read more...]