We Had A Disney Olympic Themed Party! #DisneySide

 I received promotional items in a celebration kit from Disney Parks and Mom Select in order to help defray the cost of hosting a #DisneySide @Home Celebration party. All opinions expressed here are my own.     A week or so ago, my family hosted our #DisneySide party. I was chosen along with a bunch of other bloggers to host a party by Mom Select and Disney Parks. We were pretty much given carte blanche in regards to theme, food, games and what have you....just as long as … [Read more...]

Hood Sour Cream And My Families Favorite Comfort Food #Sponsored

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Hood. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.     It seems during the winter months here in Maine, my family tends to crave hearty, comfort foods. Whether it's a meatloaf, roast or a big pasta dish, there is nothing quite like the feeling of a nice homey meal. A lot of our favorite comfort foods feature the goodness that is Hood Sour … [Read more...]

New England Baked Beans

    Having Baked Beans on a Saturday night in Maine is so common that you would be hard pressed to not find some sort of community bean supper in any town here. Baked Beans have been a popular dish since the early 1800's, probably due the easy to store and cheap ingredients! New England Baked Beans are made with molasses and salt pork, which is a super fatty section of the pig that is fairly inexpensive, but chock full of flavor. Some Mainers and Canadians use Maple Syrup in … [Read more...]

Maine Blueberry Gingerbread #GRAINHoliday

I received samples to facilitate this post. All opinions are 100% my own. Food Glorious Food! Tis the season for some good eats and since everyone will be stuffing their faces, why don't you make some treats a little bit healthier by using whole wheat flour instead of white! That's the challenge I was given by taking part in the Hodgson Mill “Have a GRAIN Holiday” Baking Contest! Idecided to incorporate my home state into the contest by making Maine Blueberry Gingerbread! Hodgson Mill … [Read more...]

Feasts Around the World with Little Passports

This post is brought to you by Little Passports and does contain my affiliate links. In the United States, the Thanksgiving holiday revolves around giving thanks and feasting on foods like turkey, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie, but it’s not the only holiday that requires an appetite. Take a trip with Little Passports and teach your kids about these food-filled holidays from around the world and see how other countries use food to celebrate. Iran: Nowruz, the Persian New Year, … [Read more...]

Jennie-O Pulled Turkey Barbeque Sandwiches – Giveaway Ends 12/10

    Are you still wondering what to do with all that leftover turkey from Thanksgiving? You're not alone... But I am here to help. With the help from the Jennie-O website http://www.jennieo.com/, I found a recipe that caught my eye. I really enjoy pulled pork sandwiches, so when I saw the pulled turkey sandwich recipe - I knew that was the one! The only thing I did differently from the recipe was that I used my leftover turkey from Thanksgiving, rather than buying the JENNIE-O® … [Read more...]

Chopped: why I missed out on a foodie’s career

Food is the new pop-music, as anyone who regularly watches network television will tell you. Even the popularity of FoodNetwork and Cooking Channel has now been surpassed by food competition shows on a dozen other channels. It is no longer just about learning to roast a chicken or boil an egg; now it's about the prestige of beating off all comers and impressing judges Iron Chef style to become the top of the class in grilling, cupcake baking, or whatever discipline they come up with next. So … [Read more...]

What to Eat at Fenway Park

cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo is shared by brentdanley There are few experiences like that of going to a Major League ballpark and nothing like visiting one of the oldest parks of them all, Fenway Park. Home to the famous Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park originally opened in 1912. The sights and sounds of Fenway trigger feelings of nostalgia for America’s pastime. The hum of the crowd, crack of the bats, and the call of concession vendors selling hotdogs bring on memories of years … [Read more...]