Saturday, November 19, 2011 Review & Giveaway!

First thought..... YUM! I was offered the chance to review's Christmas Classic Gift Basket! I was astonished as to how quickly it came.. within just a few days! It was packaged beautifully, and everything tasted wonderful!

· Almond Pecan-dy Crunch by Morley Candy Makers - 9.25 oz. - This ultra-luxurious candy crunch is made by covering gourmet popcorn and pecans in a rich, smooth caramel glaze.
· Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies by J&M Foods - 6 oz. - Made with only the finest of natural ingredients, these cookies will satisfy even the most discerning chocoholic.
· Dipping Pretzels by East Shore Specialty Foods - 6 oz. - These extraordinary pretzels are the perfect unsalted snack!
· Robert Rothschild Farm Raspberry Honey Mustard Pretzel Dip - 7.8 oz. - This gourmet raspberry honey mustard dip adds a flavorful zing to pretzels, and goes especially well with the East Shore Specialty Foods Dipping Pretzels that we have included in our Gift Baskets for Christmas.
· Salted Peanuts in Box by Feridie's - 7 oz. – Only the finest peanuts, flavored with salt, these gourmet snacks are just as Mother Nature intended.
· Signature Dark Chocolate Bar by Lake Champlain - 3 oz. - This decadent and complex dark chocolate bar will satisfy the cravings of even the most discerning chocolate lover.
· Buttered Peanut Crunch by Old Dominion Peanut Company - 10 oz. - This flavorful peanut crunch is made with only top of the line gourmet peanuts, brown sugar, and “AA” grade butter. Taste them and you will understand that the best ingredients create the best peanut crunch!
· Metropolitan Trail Mix by - 4 oz. - Our proprietary blend of nuts and dried fruit is a delicious and surprisingly healthy snack.
· Parmesan Artichoke & Garlic Cheese Biscuits by Salem Baking Company - 1.5 oz. - These crumbly biscuits will melt in your mouth leaving a trail of flavor to be savored.
· Chocolate Covered Cherries by Marich - 2.3 oz. - These indulgent gourmet chocolate covered cherries are one of the favorite snacks in our line of Holiday Gift Baskets.
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One lucky winner will receive the same gift basket I received!! Contest ends November 22, 2011 at 11:59pm. Winner will be chosen by and contacted via the e-mail address provided in the comment. The winner will have 72 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen. This contest is open to US residents only. If you have already done any of the mandatory or bonus entries (for example, you already subscribe to us by email, or you liked us on facebook already), you can still enter, just specify you are already a fan in the comments! Please include your phone number and email address in the comments (don't worry, the comments are private so no one else can see what you wrote)

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Win an all expense paid trip to TRYX OUT: NYC 2011 Launch Party or a new TRYX camera!

Weekly drawings are held for a chance to win an all expense paid trip to TRYX OUT: NYC 2011 Launch Party or a new TRYX camera. Twenty total prizes; totaling over $4,000 each week.


Saturday, March 26, 2011


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MMMM... TGI Fridays Chicken N Cheese - Imitation Recipe

TGI Friday's is one of my FAVORITE restaurants. But when I go there, I always get the same thing, the Sizzlin' Chicken 'n Cheese. It sounds plain, but this dish is PACKED with flavor. Please note this is not the actual recipe, but is VERY, VERY similar. I found this recipe from and modified it to my liking. It is VERY easy to make. Comment if you make it and like the recipe!

2 chicken breasts
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 cup shredded Pepper Jack and/or Sharp Cheddar cheese
Mashed Potatoes

2 tablespoons chopped garlic
3 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 ounces olive oil
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt

Pepper & Onion Medley-
1 green pepper, julienne
1 red pepper, julienne
1 yellow onion, julienne

*Feel free to use a bag of frozen peppers and onions. That's what I did, and it still tasted great!*

1. Cut chicken breasts lengthwise to ¼ inch thickness. With a marinade brush, brush the marinade on the chicken breasts and place in a skillet with 1 tbsp olive oil on medium heat.

2. Either use a pepper/onion medley that comes frozen in a 10-12 oz. bag or use fresh peppers and onion. Sauté the pepper and onion medley with the garlic with the chicken until the chicken is a golden brown color and the vegetables are tender.

3. Prepare mashed potatoes according to your liking. Top chicken, still in the pan, with the shredded cheeses and cover with lid. Leave the lid on until the cheese is melted. Remove from heat and enjoy!

Friday, March 25, 2011

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

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Friday, March 18, 2011

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If you are reading this you probably enjoy baking and cooking. Well, both involve grocery shopping, right? Well, this is where couponing comes into play! In January 2011, I was browsing the channels on my TV and came across a show called "Extreme Couponing". Intrigued by the idea of saving money, I watched it from beginning to end, completely amazed through every minute of it! "Extreme Couponing" which aired on TLC, followed four regular people and their couponing endeavors. I watched these people take $3,000 grocery bills down to pennies (no joke!). One of the featured guests on the show is Nathan Engels, of After watching the show and signing up for his site (it's free to join!) I have noticed myself inching closer and closer to becoming an "extreme couponer." His site features grocery store coupon match ups for almost all of the grocery stores, including the drugs stores, and Coupon Previews of the Sunday paper inserts, before the come out!
Check it out for yourself!

Below is a link to Nathan's "Frugal TV". There are some very intriguing videos on there, that will teach you a lot on how to get started!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Cake Flour

Well I went shopping at a different Publix than I normally do, and I finally found CAKE FLOUR on the baking aisle! Cake flour is 27 times finer than all purpose flour, and I can't even begin to tell you how much of a difference this made my homemade cake taste. The cake wasn't clumpy at all, didn't have a cardboard taste, and the dough was a perfect consistency! At $3 a box for cake flour, it was certainly worth it!

I bought both the King Arthur unbleached cake flour, and the Swans Down bleached cake flour. I used the King Arthur brand for this recipe! Will keep you updated to see how the Swans Down brand compares!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Bananas Foster

An easy to make dessert. Take's less than 10 minutes, and is sure to please everyone! If you like it, leave a comment!