Category: food

Win Two Rivers Chocoholic Coffee Assortment

This post contains affiliate links if clicked on I may receive a small commission to support this blog. This is a fun giveaway for those of us that: Have a Keurig Enjoy hot chocolate and chocolate-flavored coffee drinks Yes, please!  Enter below for your chance to win a box (40 count) of Two Rivers Chocoholic

Score Big Helping Centurylink & The Blazers End Hunger!

  You score big when you help CenturyLink and The Blazers end hunger this holiday season! A great collaboration between Portland Trail Blazers own Evan Turner and CentryLink have created Hearts & Hoops. Donate nonperishable food items at CenturyLink Hearts & Hoops food drive locations (see below) benefiting the Oregon Food Bank. They’ll be setting

Enter To Win! $1200 Thanksgiving Giveaway!

  This is the time of year when access to extra cash is most welcome.  If you’re like me you like to decorate for Halloween, create delicious bites for Thanksgiving and treat those you hold dear to special gifts around the holidays. Wouldn’t it be fun to splurge this season? I bet $400 would help! Enter

Free Pancakes For Kids At Denny’s

    KIDS WILL FLIP FOR FREE FLUFFY PANCAKES AT DENNY’S IN SEPTEMBER To begin my Peace of Mind theme for September I’m sharing a great opportunity to feed your children – for free and also help a very needy cause.  America’s Diner, Denny’s, introduces September’s month-long “Free Pancakes for Kids” promotion – ages 10

Ice Cream Samples: Do They Cost or Pay Dividends for Shops?

While standing in line for a cold, sweet treat my mind started to wander… this time it wasn’t about paying bills, or thinking about what to make for dinner, this time I was getting into the finance of ice cream. Odd, I know. But, what can I say?  I think of when an ice cream

Crazy Cups Crazy Jamaican Java Flavored Coffee Giveaway!

Living in the Pacific Northwest puts you at the heart of great tasting coffee, ingenious beer creations and the exploding “foodie” movement.  With regard to coffee, in my little neighborhood alone, we have 5 coffee shops. And get this, 2 of them are next door to each other!  Bzzz Bzzz!  Acquiring coffee isn’t difficult however,

Giveaway Time! Enter To Win A $200 Starbucks Gift Card!

Oh boy!  This should be a GOOD one!  How would you feel if you won a gift card that would take care of your coffee, tea and/or breakfast, lunch or sweet tooth fix?  For easily a month, any way.  It’s Giveaway Time! Enter To Win A $200 Starbucks Gift Card I’ve teamed up with some blogger

Bake Mini Caramel Apple Pies With Help From Love Cooking Company!

  The Love Cooking Company is helping us create fun baked goods with their innovative line of bakeware.  I am so happy I was able to try out a selection from their line through my participation with US Family Guide.com.  Let’s check out the Mini Caramel Apples Pies I created with the Mrs. Field’s Mini Cupcake

Add Vegetables To Your Meal With “Sneaky Mac And Cheese”

Are vegetables a bit of a challenge for your kid(s)?  Or you?  They are good for the body and brain, you know that.  Your children have heard it many times and so have you. But, somehow, vegetables are still a challenge during meal times.  Check out the following information on the importance of vegetables in

With Love Cooking Company Your Desserts Are That Much Sweeter!

Love Cooking Company has set out with a mission to make baking a simple task. Partnered with some great names in the baking and entertainment industries, Love has crafted bakeware that helps you easily achieve the best-looking baked goods on the table, from filled cakes to bite-size desserts and more. The PushPan is a 100% watertight

Having Fun On Chef vs. Challenge On The Cooking Channel!

What a fun night!  My Mother, sister Kathi and I joined guests on the Mount Hood Railroad for a special dining experience being filmed for The Cooking Channel.  The new series “Chef vs. Challenge” with Chef Chuck Hughes premiered last night (September 8th, 2015) and it was thrilling to see our adventure on T.V.!  Before

Travel To The Napa Valley And Enjoy The Wine Train!

Photo courtesy of Napa Valley Wine Train When Rob and I get a chance we hop a quick flight to visit our heaven on Earth – The Napa Valley. 10 years ago we discovered the glory of the Napa Valley and almost get giddy with each return.  It’s so-o-o beautiful and it’s lovely to take in

A Perfect Treat To Please A Crowd – Gelato!

The logistics of putting together a fun and interesting party can be a challenge for any parent playing host or hostess. Hosts need to decide when’s the best time for everyone to gather, where shall people meet, what should you do for fun and what food will you serve your guests. Planning fun food offerings that

Inspire Your Cooking Using Mary's Secret Ingredients!

I’m the kind of cook that needs a recipe, some kind of guidance in the food creation area.  I love trying new foods, or a different take on something “tried and true”, but my mind doesn’t come up with those ideas.  I admire those that can look in the fridge and whip up a fun dish.  For those with

Easy Easter Side Dishes To Pair

Each year my family gathers for a feast to celebrate Easter.  And although certain foods are favorites and just have-to-have’s it’s fun to offer something different every once in a while.  You never know, it could become the new “favorite”.  If you’re looking for a new dish to bring to your Easter feast check out

Using a Plant-Based Alternative Makes for Healthy Dinner Recipes

In order to make your traditional family recipes into healthy dinner recipes, you do not need to rewrite you entire cookbook. Instead, you can opt for the much easier solution of simply substituting the meat in each recipe with a meatless, plant-based alternative. This will allow you to keep a sense of order and continuity

Let's Make The Perfect Smoothie

A new year has begun and, perhaps, a healthier eating plan has started for you as well.  We know that smoothie’s are a great way to get your nutrition, necessary vitamins and antioxidants in one fell swoop but maybe your not sure what to put in it to get more bang for your buck.  Here’s

I've Been Won Over By Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates

I know this is going to sound very, very odd to some of you but I am not a huge chocolate lover.   When a dessert menu is passed I will look at the non-chocolate items first.  I don’t know why, it’s just the way I’m wired.  I will say that if I’m going to

Napa Valley Wine Train – Year Round Fun!

Recently Rob and I were able to visit one of our most favorite places in America, the Napa Valley in California.  10 years ago we discovered the glory of the Napa Valley and almost get giddy with each return trip.  It’s just so-o-o beautiful and... it’s such fun tasting delicious, well-crafted wines.  With this trip

Did You Know These Big Companies Are In Your Cupboards?

I’m not oblivious to the fact that companies like Nestle and Kraft have a wide net over the foods that are offered in grocery stores. But I was surprised to find the reach a particular company had with regard to butter – even though the brands are different, they are all owned by the same

Inexpensive Dinners To Take The Sting Out Of Tax Day

From our friends at Woman’s Day come recipes that will take the hit of Tax Day away from our pocket book and give us more with our money. In the May issue of Woman’s Day, now on newsstands nationwide, you can find the most delicious tostadas to make for your hungry family. I have one

The Mom Conference: Online and Free This Week!

For those of us that would enjoy connecting with other mothers, yet can’t make it to meetings and/or conferences that always seem to happen out of town, The Mom Conference is for us! This conference happens online and is FREE! Monday, April 7th – Conference launches! Each day of the conference, a new set of

Your Evenings Just Got Easier – eMeals Dessert Plan

Are you familiar with eMeals? The leader in online meal planning? Well, eMeals is launching their new dessert plan! Get inspired each week to make incredible desserts. My youngest just discovered her fondness for creating in the kitchen so this is a perfect pairing. What about your child? Do they like to cook and/or bake?