Werther’s Caramel Creme Filled Baked Bismarcks

I love caramel.  I mean really, really love it.  I’d rather have caramel, vanilla or butterscotch over chocolate nine times out of ten.  So when I was asked to hold a baking party for Werther’s Originals new soft caramels, I jumped at the chance.  I get to bake and someone’s going to send me caramels? […]

Pampers Because Sleeping Isn’t Just For Babies & Giveaway

Recently Pampers asked me if I knew any new parents who needed the gift of sleep.  My cousin and his wife had the cutest little boy earlier this year.  Let’s call him Peanut, that’s him dressed as Popeye with his mom.  Being brand new parents, I knew they could definitely use the gift of sleep! […]

Loaded Tuna Casserole Flatbread + $50 Target GC Giveaway

Dirty secret time!  I’m a huge tuna casserole fan.  I grew up eating the tuna casserole my mom used to make.  You know the one, made with condensed mushroom soup and potato chips on top?  That I haven’t had in years because its completely bad for you and most processed foods contain soy, my mortal […]

Roasted Garlic Basil Focaccia

Today we’ve got a variation on my absolute favorite bread.  My roasted garlic focaccia is so good, that an entire sheet pan lasts us about a day.  So I decided to make it more Italian by adding some fresh basil.  Not just any fresh basil, but Daregal’s fresh frozen basil.   Recently I got an […]

Confession Time: I’ve Never Taken a Cooking Class

Today, I have to confess that I’ve never, ever taken a cooking class.  I didn’t even take home ec in high school. First, there wasn’t time in my schedule and second, it wasn’t a required class at the high school I attended in Kentucky.  You’re probably wondering why I’m telling you this, right? Le Cordon […]

Enter the OMGuac! Get Creative with Lunch!

There is one snack that we hold high above the rest, guacamole.  We love this flavorful mix of fruits and veggies.  The best part is that Wholly Guacamole takes all of the work out of it.  You can just enjoy without needing to worry about chopping or dicing or mixing! SO, try your luck and […]

Disney Infinity – Taking Video Games to the Next Level

A couple of weeks ago at the River East Arts Center in Chicago, I got to see Disney’s brand new video game system.  It’s called Disney Infinity and I can guarantee you’ve never seen anything like it before.  Disney Infinity takes video games to the next level with a huge amount of character choices and […]

Unwrap the Sweet Suite’13

One event we attended during that big blogging conference in July was the Sweet Suite’13 party.  A night of toys and sweets everything you could want.  While we were there we enjoyed sneak peeks at new toys coming out in the fall and in time for the holiday season.  With Skylanders and many others showing […]

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place: Awesomest Choice for a Conference or Getaway!

The day before my grandfather passed, Susie and I had the chance to check out the renovations at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel.  We’ve been dying to write about it, but life got in the way. We had an alcohol VIP event in the city (that we still have to write about) to attend […]

Remix Pre-Game Cocktails with DJ Pauly D in Round Lake, Illinois

Sunday is typically the day of rest, but instead we went to Round Lake to see DJ Pauly D.  You may be familiar with him as a DJ or from the Jersey Shore.  Basically, he’s the kind of person you’d like to hang out with.  Which is exactly why when we walked in the doors […]

Cruising with Seadog: BlogHer Style

Part of the fabulous part of attending the BlogHer conference is getting to have new experiences.  Like this exquisite Seadog Fireworks Cruise!  Because a Seadog cruise isn’t enough the parties at BlogHer step it up a notch by adding fireworks!! How sweet of a deal is that?  It’s going to be an amazing night with […]

Scared and Excited that BlogHer’13 is Coming!

In almost a month one of the biggest blog conferences in the world is going to be held at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago.  BlogHer’13 is going to be a non-stop whirlwind of parties, classes, meeting bloggers and brands.  I’m both excited and scared to be going, as this is my very first conference.  Kind […]