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$300 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Today is the last giveaway we have to celebrate Alli from Cupcake Diaries birthday! Today we have a $300 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway for you! I love Amazon! We use it to buy so many things from camping gear, to picture frames and everything in between. And I almost always buy my Christmas gifts through […]

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Sink or Swim Summer Party Giveaway Winner

We want to once again personally thank all of our wonderful sponsors for providing such fantastic prizes for our readers to be able to enter to win in our awesome Sink or Swim Giveaway. Be sure to check out each of the sponsors pages and their social media sites if you haven’t already. All of […]

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Cotton Candy Maker Review

*I was provided with a free cotton candy maker from the LA Shop. I was not compensated otherwise. All opinions are my own. Who doesn’t love cotton candy? It’s like you are eating a sugar cloud. Plus it makes me think of all things happy, like summer, the state fair and sugar All things that […]

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Rachael Ray Nutrish Zero Grain Dog Food – Review

*I received two six pound bags of Zero Grain Dog Food if I would post my review on it. I was not otherwise compensated. All opinions are my own. If you know our family, you know that our dog Aspen is like a member of the family. He’s my baby (along with our cat) and […]

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Giveaway Winner – April Showers Bring May…Flour?

We want to thank all of our wonderful sponsors once again for providing such fabulous prizes for our readers to be able to win in our fabulous giveaway. Check out the different sponsors pages and their social media sites if you haven’t already. All of these companies have such high quality products and you really […]

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Meal Planning

No matter how much I try to follow all 9 of these tips on how to save money on groceries, I have noticed that the most efficient way for me to actually save each month is through meal planning. Planning out our meals each week, or even a rough plan for the month allows me […]

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25 of our Favorite Mexican Food Recipes

We wanted to make one easy source for you to find the best Mexican dishes in preparation for Cinco de Mayo coming up in just 5 days! With the weather warming up this is the best time of year, and while we’re at it we should celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some delicious food! I’ve […]

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Kitchen Cabinet Update

Once Nate and I get an idea in our head we usually just go forward with it very quickly, without too much thought. Like getting a dog, and a cat, and now painting our cabinets. Luckily we have been very happy with the outcomes of those 3 decisions. Our kitchen cabinets were white and plain. […]

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Wacky Apple Sample Pack Giveaway

Did you see that delicious/semi healthy Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe that I posted yesterday? I know that you have been wanting to try out Wacky Apple Products ever since you saw those delicious cookies and my thoughts on the product. And now one of you lucky readers can! The company is offering one of our readers […]

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How to Save Money on Groceries

Every month I am amazed by how much money we end up spending on food and groceries. There are only two of us in our household so we can’t be eating that much food, right? Of course being a food blogger, I understand that I’m prone to spending more on groceries, not because I buy expensive […]

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Free Birthday Treats

Happy Birthday to Me! Happy Birthday to Me! Happy Birthday Dear Aimee, Happy Birthday to Me! It’s my birthday tomorrow! I will be 24, which Nate told me yesterday (he is 5 months older than me) actually feels old. Oh boy. I have already gotten some wonderful presents; from my in laws a huge jar […]

Baked Cheesy Bacon Mushrooms

Continuing my replacement of a few meaty meals with mushrooms I introduce a quick and easy recipe I like to call the “Baked Cheesy Bacon Mushrooms”. Nice ring to it right? Ingredients1 portobello mushroom2 tbsp shredded mozzarella1 1/2 tbsp crumbled and cooked bacon1/2 tsp onion salt1/2 tsp garlic salt This is a pretty easy recipe […]

successes and failures

The other day I had a friend say to me “I tried your such and such recipe, but it didn’t looknearly as nice as yours did”. I asked her how it tasted, and she said delicious. I reassured her that although I do try to make my food look pretty, it doesn’t always work, and […]

Pizza Dough

1 cup water, warm2 1/2 tsp yeast (1 package)1/3 cup vegetable oil1 TBS sugar1 tsp cream of tartar1 lb flour 1. Put water, yeast, oil, cream of tartar and sugar in a bowl.2. Mix until yeast dissolves.3. Pour in bread flour slowly, while continually stirring. 4. Knead with dough hook for about 10 minutes straight.5. Roll […]

Ranch Dressing/Dip

1 cup mayonnaise1/2 cup sour cream1/2 tsp dried chives1/2 tsp dried parsley1/2 tsp dried dill weed1/4 tsp garlic powder1/4 tsp onion salta few sprinkles of pepper 1. Put all ingredients in a bowl.2. Mix ingredients together with a whisk.3. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.  We used this ranch dressing for a new pizza recipe […]

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Garlic Sirloin

On Friday Nate and I decided it would be a splurge night where we would make a fancy dinner, and spend some quality time together. We got our inspiration from Tucanos, although we of course did not have as much meat variety as Tucanos did. I only had this delicious garlic sirloin, while Nate also had a […]