Giveaway: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Easy Freezer Meals


THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!   You don’t have to ask me twice if I’d like to review and giveaway a cookbook with freezer meals!  Between teaching and blogging, I need all the help I can get in the kitchen!   About the Book   Time crunched parents are often overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle […]

Black Cherry Scones


  Today’s guest post is from Taryn from {Sweetly} Serendipity.  She has some awesome recipes and photos on her blog.  Be sure to check them out!     Summer is a wonderful season, not only because of the abundant sunshine, beach trips, excuse to buy sundresses and endless days of donning flip-flops – but also […]

Take Back Dinnertime Challenge (Week 2) from

  Week 2: Get Organized   Is your kitchen a mess? Do you need help planning meals or streamlining your cooking routine? This week we’re focusing on strategies to make dinner planning and prep a breeze, from must-have kitchen tools to keeping your freezer tidy.   Real Simple editor Kristin van Ogtrop has a tough […]

Melt in Your Mouth Monday #28


I’m posting this early just in case I lose power today because of Hurricane Irene.  I can’t complain…the wind and rain here in MA is going to be nothing compared to down south.  By the time it is over us, it will be a tropical storm. If you were affected by Hurricane Irene, please share […]

Greenpan Giveaway from! 2011-8-27 16-14

  THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED! I have a great giveaway for you today!  The folks at would like to give away this Greenpan San Francisco hard anodized 13″ x 9″ oval fish pan to one of my readers!   Healthy and eco-friendly: With Thermolon™ non-stick technology; A natural, non-stick mineral-based coating. No potentially dangerous chemicals […]

How to Make Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes


As a second grade teacher, I’ve seen my share of cute birthday cupcakes at school.  A few parents have brought these ice cream cone cupcakes to my class for their child’s birthday, but I’ve never made them myself.  I thought I’d share this video with you today in case you’re looking for some fun cupcakes […]

A Day Trip to the Coast of Maine


  Dave and I just celebrated our 24th Wedding Anniversay!  We’re planning on taking a trip next summer to celebrate the big one!  This summer Dave went on a business trip to Europe, and I went to Washington DC with my sisters a few weekends ago, so we decided to take a day trip to […]

$50 Gift Card Giveaway from CHEFS Catalog!


THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED! It’s time for another giveaway from CHEFS Catalog!  One of my readers will win a $50 gift card!  Wouldn’t it be fun to pick out whatever you want or need!  Here are just a few ideas!   Mini Pot Pie Baking Set   Chef’s Choice PizzellePro Express Bake, M834   Wusthof […]

The Pioneer Woman Has Her Own Cooking Show!


Are you a fan of The Pioneer Woman?  I am!  I read her blog every day.  She’s an amazing writer.  I find myself cracking up at her stories and I can’t imagine how she does it all (homeschooling, cooking, cleaning, running a huge website, personal appearances, writing books, and now a cooking show on The […]