I recently got the chance to try Thrive Culinary Algae Oil through Tryazon, and decided to make three things I would normally make with olive oil to see how it stood up to the test: a dipping sauce for bread, pasta salad and salad dressing. Then I invited several friends over for the big taste … Continue reading Can Thrive Algae Oil Replace Your Olive Oil?
Who's ready for the final season of Game of Thrones? I'm looking forward to watching the premier tonight! So to celebrate, I thought it was time to break out the Adagio Game of Thrones tea sampler set. Adagio has over 123,000 Signature Tea Blends created by their customers and many are inspired by fandoms. They … Continue reading A Game of Tea: Game of Thrones Inspired Tea Sampler from Adagio
Tryazon sent me a great selection of Save the Day Seasonings to throw a little spice sampling get-together. I was going to be on a family vacation at the time and thought it would be fun to make dinner for everyone one night! I decided to do three different style tacos so that we could … Continue reading Taco Party with Save the Day Seasonings and Tryazon
MomsMeet.com sent me a box from Lindsay showcasing their delicious flavours of almond butter. While browsing the website for recipes, my son spotted these Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies and said "I want to make those!" So that's what we did! I tweaked the original recipe a tiny bit - adding a little more oats and extra … Continue reading Easy Oatmeal Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
I'm a fan of tea. I was born in Alabama and was basically raised on sweet tea. When I was little, if I had a choice between milk, juice or tea, I'd go tea every time. I got into hot teas and different varieties when I got older. I also have a pretty impressive collection … Continue reading Geeking Out on Tea – Adagio Teas Have All the Awesome Fandoms
Last weekend I had another ladies night gathering, this time a triple header with a fashion truck, Pampered Chef demo and drink mixes by Minute Mixology. I deemed it "The Drunken Chef" party and then found this awesome/ridiculous photo on Google. I think everyone needs one of these for Christmas: I set up a mix-your-own … Continue reading The Drunken Chef Party
I use a lot of different oils in my cooking so I was excited about the opportunity from Moms Meet to try a free bottle of Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil and see what it was like. I learned the palm oil has very high smoke point and won't break down into harmful chemicals when used … Continue reading Let’s Get Popping with Malaysian Palm Oil
My son surprised me by asking to bake cupcakes this week. He usually has no interest in helping out in the kitchen so I immediately dropped everything and got to baking! In full disclosure, I was doing yardwork and it was hot and any excuse to take a break sounded like an amazing idea. Trying … Continue reading Watch out Betty Crocker!
Mother's Day is coming up fast! Maybe you're trying to figure out something really good to ask for, or what to get your own mom this year besides the usual flower bouquet. Babbleboxx has assembled an impressive collection of gifts sure to please any mom on Mother's Day. (or really, any woman, any day!) Read … Continue reading Gift Crushes for Mother’s Day – or Just Treat Yo Self!
Last night I made Harissa Chicken, a fancy but easy meal from Publix's ready-to-cook section, and added a spiced green bean dish on the side. Total cook time was about 30 minutes and everything was delicious! On the Menu: Harissa Chicken over Rice with Bhindi Masala Green Beans and Onions I started by laying … Continue reading Ready to Cook from Publix – Harissa Chicken