Tasty Tuesday – Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever! [recipe & review]

I love to bake. I don’t do it as much as my kids would like, but when I do bake, I do it well! (Bread and cookies are my specialties, they never last longer than a few minutes in the house unless I bake when the kids aren’t home, lol).   This is my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe of all time. And it was the perfect recipe to test out my new BakeitFun Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat I received as a sample. I always use parchment paper when baking cookies. I love how easily the cookies come off the pan and when I’m in a hurry I’ll just pick up the whole batch of cookies using the parchment paper and then place everything down on the cooling rack. I was a little …

Train – Bulletproof Picasso [review] #BulletproofPicasso #O2O

I have loved Train ever since I took my girls to see them in concert at a local summer festival, just before they became really popular. I wasn’t expecting much, I mean we lived in a relatively small town, how good could the band be, right? I was blown away. We weren’t planning to stay through the whole concert as my little ones were cranky and it was past their bedtime. But once the music started everyone settled down and enjoyed the show. Every last second of it! I picked up the CD the next day and my girls and I listened to “Meet Virginia”, “Calling All Angels”, “When I Look to the Sky” and “Get to Me” over and over. When “Drops of Jupiter” and “Hey Soul, Sister” came out I immediately …

Tasty Tuesday – Chocolate Pretzel Bars

  My kids love to cook. Every time I start to make something they ask if they can help. Being a MAJOR control freak, and usually in a hurry to get dinner on the table, I almost always say “not now, thanks for asking.” So to say my kids were over the moon excited when I received Kids Cooking Made Easy: Favorite Triple-Tested Recipes to review, is an understatement. They poured over the book cover-to-cover and picked out several recipes to try. But the only one they all could agree on making first was the Chocolate Pretzel Bars. Before we get into the cooking, I’d like to talk about the cookbook. Written by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek, this cookbook includes 60 easy-to-make, kid-friendly Kosher recipes. Not that you need to be …

Food, Friends and Fun at the Bonefish Grill #HelloNewMenu [review]

Last month Bonefish Grill came out with an amazing new menu. (Don’t panic, they didn’t change the Bang Bang Shrimp!) And to help get the word out they hosted a tasting for our little group of local bloggers at the Huntersville, NC location. (It’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it.) I’m a work from home mom with five kids on summer break, so anytime I can get out of the house AND get a free meal, I’m there! 😉 It was a bonus that I got to spend that time with some wonderful women, as well! OMGosh the food, glorious food! I am not exaggerating when I say this was probably the best meal of my entire life. I loved everything I tried and if you had to put a gun to …

Tasty Tuesday – Triple Berry Pie Crumble

Disclosure: I received a gift card from Schwan’s to purchase items from their service, but the opinions within this post are my own.   When I was little, my grandmother would buy the best stuff from the Schwan’s man! We especially loved their frozen fruit. When I moved out to the East Coast I missed the Schwan’s truck. After we moved South, I would occasionally see a truck on the road but never in my area. Last week while coming home from an event, I so was excited to see a Schwan’s truck driving through our neighborhood I actually squealed! My daughter looked at me like I was crazy, lol. I loved that we could stock up the freezer with wholesome items from Schwan’s that were easy to prepare and delicious. And we …

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