Idahoan Potato Bread – Giveaway Ends 12/29


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...]

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...]

JOLLY TIME Pop Corn Halloween Haystacks

Picture courtesy of JOLLY TIME popcorn.

I received products from JOLLY TIME Pop Corn to help facilitate this post. all opinions are 100% my own.       Did you know that October is National Popcorn month? Yup, this scrumptious snack has it's own month! JOLLY TIME Pop Corn happens to be one of my favorite brands and I recently took the beloved treat into my kitchen to try out a new recipe I found on the JOLLY TIME website. Usually I just eat popcorn plain, but now I see what I have been missing! Also don't … [Read more...]

Quinoa Pilaf Recipe And A Goya Cookbook Giveaway – Ends 4/18


  My family loves Goya products. From their canned beans, condiments and olive oils, we have never met a Goya product we didn't like! I recently discovered that Goya also has there own Quinoa! For those of you that don't know what Quinoa is, it's a super grain that's a good source of dietary fiber and protein; is high in iron, gluten free and has no saturated fat or cholesterol. This supergrain tastes great, too! With a subtle, nutty taste, a slightly al dente texture, prewashed … [Read more...]

New England Shrimp Chowder With Cheddar Bay Biscuits

New England Shrimp Chowder

One of the best things about living in the beautiful state of Maine is our abundance of fresh seafood! I can go right down the road from my house and pick up fish, lobsters and shellfish that was caught only hours before. We even have fresh, live lobsters at out Farmers Market! Seafood is everywhere! Maine is still up to it's eyeballs in snow and winter. Let me tell you that nothing is better on a cold day in New England then a bowl of hot, steaming chowder to warm you up! Here is a great … [Read more...]

Fruit Bar Experiment – Gone oh so Right!


I decided today that it was the right sort of day for doing some fiddling around in the kitchen. Since I had all the necessary items, I decided to make “fruit bars”. More specifically this time around – Triple Berry Bars. Now, you might be asking yourself what I mean by this. Well, I mean this: I have a recipe I found quite some time ago, for raspberry bars. I made it & it instantly became a favorite. After a few times having made it, I began to wonder what would happen if I altered the … [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, 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...]

National Bread Month With The Great Grains Foundation


  Did you know that November is National Bread Month? My whole family loves bread! It is so versatile! Whether you use it for french toast, as a garlic bread side for spaghetti, or the amazing sandwich, the possibilities are endless! The Grain Foods Foundation has partnered with celebrity chef and sandwich aficionado Bryan Voltaggio to create four exclusive  sandwich recipes to honor and showcase the star ingriedient, bread! Here is my favorite The Avocado CLT and you can see the … [Read more...]