Bite-Size Desserts Cookbook Winner!


Thank you so much for entering another great cookbook giveaway!  The winner of Bite-Size Desserts by Carole Bloom is…#49!  Congratulations April! 49 april yedinak says: September 24, 2010 at 3:52 pm follow on networked blogs I’d like to thank Carole Bloom and her publicist from Wiley for my review copy and for giving a copy […]

A Fun Weekend in NY

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Dave, Andrew, and I got in the car early Saturday morning and drove 4 hours to NY to see my son, Matthew, at his University for their annual Family Weekend.  We don’t get a chance to see him very often,  so we always look forward to this!  It’s hard to believe this is Matthew’s senior […]

CSN Review Coming Soon!


Csn Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find everything from a coffee table to beautiful bedding to cookware!  I recently reviewed the Simple Human Trash Can for and I couldn’t be happier with it!  Well, lucky for me, I have the opportunity to review a new product for them!  So do […]

Deni Vacuum Sealer Winner!


Thank you so much for entering this giveaway!  What a great product to win! The winner of the Deni Vacuum Sealer from is:  #78!  Congratulations Suzanne! 78 Suzanne says: September 15, 2010 at 2:24 am CHEFS Catalog Facebook Fan! I’d like to thank Chefs Catalog for the opportunity to review the Deni Vacuum Sealer […]

Bite-Size Desserts Giveaway!


THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!  THANKS FOR ENTERING! Meet Carole Bloom.  She is a European-trained pastry chef and confectioner and the author of 10 cookbooks!  Carole is also a food writer, cooking instructor, media chef, and spokesperson.  Check out her website and all of her cookbooks HERE! This is one of her newest cookbooks! Bite-Size Desserts […]

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

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Last week I tested out this new cookie recipe and was really happy with it.  In fact, I brought a plateful to school and left them in the teacher’s lunch room and one of my teacher friends asked for the recipe! These cookies are very moist and have just the right amount of sweetness.  You […]

Link Up! The Theme is…Apples!


Have you gone apple-picking yet?   I went to Lanni Orchards last Saturday!  I thought it would be fun to go with someone.  But you know what?  After a stressful, hectic week last week, I thoroughly enjoyed the peaceful, quiet orchard all by myself!  I soaked in the sunshine and enjoyed being outdoors so much it […]

Deni Vacuum Sealer Giveaway from Chefs Catalog!


THIS GIVEAWAY IS OVER!  THANKS FOR ENTERING! Have you ever checked out  They have a great selection of kitchen products with all the best brands a foodie like me could ever want!  My husband purchased a Kitchen Aid Slow Cooker from a few years ago and I couldn’t be happier with it. I […]

Winner of Desserts 4 Today!


Thank you so much for entering this giveaway!  The winner of Desserts 4 Today goes to…#37! Congratulations Jessica! Jessica says: September 6, 2010 at 6:47 am I follow via GFC thanks! I’d like to thank Author Abby Dodge for my review copy and for giving away a book to one of my readers! 29B99FA7-5DAE-7448-5A46-9952BFCE3F9D 1.02.28

What a Week!


On Tuesday, Andrew was driving us home from school and we got rear-ended by a woman on her cell phone! Luckily, we didn’t get hit hard and everyone was fine. I’m so glad Andrew was not at fault! He’s going to get his license within a month. I swear my Honda Civic has 9 lives! […]

Apple Recipes from Rouxbe Cooking School


It’s apple-picking season here in Massachusetts!  I can’t wait go to the local orchard to pick some apples for baking and get some fresh apples for my own lunch box!  The most common apples around here are Macintosh, Cortland, and Delicious.  What kind of apples do you have in your area?  I’m hoping to go […]

Labor Day Weekend


How was your weekend?  It was pretty quiet for us.  On Sunday, we spent a little time at my brother-in-law’s house on the lake.  I thought I’d share this picture of  my son Andrew and my niece Jordyn.  Jordyn just got a new fishing pole.  It was so cute the way she pulled up her […]