Easy Vegan No-bake Mini Cheesecake Recipe #VeganFoodShare

We tried a lot of new vegan recipes over the holidays. This Easy Vegan No-bake Mini Cheesecake recipe was a delicious surprise. A big hit with our family and friends. Ingredients CRUST: 1 cup packed pitted dates 1 cup raw walnuts FILLING: 1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted 1/2 cup coconut milk 1/2 cup agave nectar Optional: 2 Tbsp salted natural … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1.Put up our Christmas tree 2.Made a vegan green-bean casserole from scratch (way better than the soup recipe) 3.Finished re-watching Weeds from the beginning (still disliked the last season) 4.Tried two vegan chocolate chip cookie recipes and didn't like either 5.Enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving with family and friends 6.Had two fun visits with our … [Read more...]

Five ways to win at Mother’s Day for under $10

Looking to wow her on Mother's Day, while staying on a tight budget? Here are five nice gift ideas, each for $10 or under. Homemade dessert I know baking from scratch isn't for everyone, but there are some pretty impressive box mixes on the grocery store shelf these days. Bottle of wine You can dress it up with a towel, a candle and a note saying to enjoy a long warm bath. A new book You … [Read more...]

The Perfect Gift for Mom this Mother’s Day

Shine a light on mom’s individuality this Mother’s Day by surprising her with a gift that shows her you payed attention to the details. From the Farmer’s Market loving mom to the online-shopping addict, find the perfect gift for her. Personal Creations, Shari’s Berries and FTD offer a selection of gifts that are tailored to her tastes and will celebrate the things she loves most. For the … [Read more...]

Slow-cooker Chocolate Lava Cake recipe

After seeing this recipe shared on Facebook a few dozen times, I thought I would give it a try. It clams to be "restaurant-good and slow-cooker easy". Hmm, we'll see. Ingredients: 1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ triple chocolate fudge cake mix 1 1/4 cups milk 1/2 cup vegetable oil 3 eggs 1 box (4-serving size) instant chocolate pudding and pie filling mix 2 cups milk 1 bag (12 oz) milk … [Read more...]

Marvel Avengers Movie Night, Meijer sponsored #giveaway

Avengers: Age of Ultron will be assembling in theaters on May 1st. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go terribly awry, forcing him, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and the rest of the Avengers to reassemble. As the fate of Earth hangs in the balance, the team is put to the ultimate test as they battle Ultron (James … [Read more...]

Bisquick® Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Banana bread is one of my all-time favorite comfort foods. Whether it's my grandma's recipe from scratch or a quick and easy mix, it's always welcomed fresh out of our oven. It's been a while since I shared a good recipe find. Below is my latest Banana Nut Bread recipe. Perfect for warming up during these cold winter temps. Ingredients 1 1/3 cups mashed very ripe bananas (2 large) 2/3 … [Read more...]

New Strange Magic Family Activity Sheets & Cookie Recipe

“Strange Magic,” a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night's Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and Industrial Light & Magic bring to … [Read more...]

Eli’s Cheesecake Sampler Review & Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

I recently received an Original Favorites Cheesecake Sampler from Eli’s Cheesecake to share with my family and friends. Let me start by saying, if and when you see this box being delivered to your home - you know you're in for a special treat. That is why we're happy to add Eli's Cheesecake to our 2014 Five Dollar Shake Holiday Gift Guide! Cheesecake is a favorite dessert around here! Since … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1. Enjoyed seeing Delivery Man in the theater one more time. 2. Ordered groceries online. I love free shipping! 3. Met one of my oldest and best friends for dinner, and talked for over four hours. 4. Slept in until 9AM. 5. Baked brownies. 6. Started shopping for a family size tent. 7. Made homemade cheese and broccoli soup. … [Read more...]

Ethel M Chocolates for Valentine’s Day #LoveEthelM Review & Giveaway

This Valentines Day consider sending someone a treat that is not only sweet, but special. A delicious box of Ethel M chocolates. Sure you can pick-up a box of chocolates at any store, but a box of Ethel M chocolates really says you took that extra step to give someone an amazing, decedent experience. What makes Ethel M chocolates so special? Ethel M chocolates are made in small batches using … [Read more...]

Easy Low Fat Lemon Drop Cookies

These cookies use only four ingredients, and mix up in less than 5 minutes! Surprisingly, no oil or butter. 1 box lemon cake mix 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 8 oz container of Cool Whip, thawed 1 - 2 cup powdered sugar Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, egg, and Cool Whip. The batter will be really sticky! Form dough into tablespoonfuls and roll in powdered … [Read more...]

Celebrate National Strawberry Shortcake Day with Driscoll’s Berries #Giveaway

June 14TH is National Strawberry Shortcake Day. That's my kind of holiday! One of my earliest memories is enjoying fresh strawberries right from my grandmother's garden. A love that has stayed with me through the years. In-fact whether it's fresh berries, dessert or jam, Strawberry seems to always be at the top of my list. History: Did You Know? The first recorded Strawberry Shortcake … [Read more...]

Lucky Charms® Cupcakes

Add some charm to your cupcakes for a fun Saint Patrick's Day treat! You will need: 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow or devil's food cake mix Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box 1 container Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting 3 cups Lucky Charms® cereal Green edible glitter 1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick … [Read more...]

Easy Crescent Layer Bars

INGREDIENTS: 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations refrigerated seamless dough sheet 1 cup white vanilla baking chips 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup slivered almonds 1 cup cashew halves and pieces 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated) DIRECTIONS: Heat oven to 375°F (350°F for dark pans). … [Read more...]

Smiley Cookie, Review & Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. It started as a half-baked idea more than 20 years ago — a smiley cookie as the vehicle to communicate the ethos of a restaurant — Eat’n Park, the Place for Smiles. Soon the Smiley Cookie became not just the signifier of a delightful family dining experience, but a symbol of commitment to community and charitable giving, indeed, the mascot of the company. (Who … [Read more...]

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