All posts in: Miscellaneous

The Scent of Christmas

My friends and family know I’m pretty picky about smells.  We’ve always joked that I could go live in Paris and become a “nose” at a parfumerie because I’m so sensitive to scents.  If I… Read more »

November 30, 2013 | Miscellaneous

How To Grate Parmesan Cheese

Parmesan is the most misunderstood of the cheeses.  It sits on the table at the pizza place (huh? shouldn’t cheese stay in the refrigerator?), it comes shredded in tubs next to the Kraft singles in… Read more »

November 4, 2013 | Miscellaneous

Magimix Giveaway

You might have noticed I don’t do a whole lot of giveaways here.  I only promote products I adore and really use. And if you’ve seen my kitchen, you know I don’t use too many… Read more »

October 29, 2013 | Miscellaneous

5 Tips for a Sucessful Dinner Swap

My workout group started a once a month dinner swap last week, and let me tell you, it’s the best thing ever.    Dinner arrived at my doorstep ready to go into the oven, microwave,… Read more »

September 24, 2013 | Miscellaneous

I’m Back! Le Creuset Giveaway

My month-long bloggy vacation was just fantastic, but I’m so glad to be back!   I’ve missed sharing all my food with you.  Ok joking, I’ve hardly cooked, which also means I haven’t had to clean… Read more »

August 2, 2013 | Miscellaneous


I’m taking a little bloggy vacation for the month of July.  I just need to recharge, work on some new recipes to share with you, and have a little fun.   In the meantime, follow… Read more »

July 3, 2013 | Miscellaneous

Family Fun at Rogers Aquatic Center

Our family loves a water park, so I am thrilled about the new one in our own backyard (ok, not literally our backyard, but that sure would be cool).  The Rogers Aquatic Center opens next… Read more »

May 19, 2013 | Miscellaneous

I’m a Gardener! Garden2Blog with P. Allen Smith

Disclosure: While I received room and board at a fancy hotel and lots of swag, all opinions about the fabulous P. Allen Smith, Laguna Ponds, Berry Nurseries, Bonnie Plants, Jobe’s Organics, Le Creuset, The Seed… Read more »

May 16, 2013 | Miscellaneous

NWAR Mom Prom/Riffraff Giveaway-CLOSED

Congratulations Laura Farris.  You’ve won!  ****THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.****   When was the last time you got dressed up for a night out dancing with your friends?  If you’re a mom, it’s probably been awhile…. Read more »

April 8, 2013 | Miscellaneous
reindeer food

Magic Reindeer Food

In all the hustle and bustle of Christmas Eve, you can’t forget the reindeer!!  They get hungry, too, you know.  Make this up and sprinkle it on your lawn before bed on the 24th.

December 18, 2012 | Miscellaneous