One year I made cookies for all my neighbors and while I thought i was doing such a thoughtful thing, the reality was that some people were unable to eat my treats. I had not considered that people might suffer from food allergies. When I think of the holidays, I think of cookies and I want them to be all inclusive in which everybody can have them.
Earlier this year I discovered WOWBUTTER and I was thrilled that there is a safe product that tastes like peanut butter. Wowbutter want to help make your holiday baking safe for everyone, so they are giving one winner a 6-pack of WOWBUTTER!
Baked Holiday Treats and Delicious Gifts from Dancing Deer Baking Co. + a Giveaway
Sometimes gift giving can be an emotional rollercoaster. There are many things to consider such as the type of git, the recipient and the message behind the gift. Recently my husband started a new job and with the holidays are approaching we are already thinking of gift giving to a couple of co-workers that have made the transition.
Since we are still getting to know these people so I have started looking for gifts that would be appropriate yet thoughtful. Earlier in the year I did a review for Dancing Deer Baking Co, and as it happens they also have a wide selection of baked treats that would make great gifts!
Bobo’s: *Limited Edition * Gingerbread Oat Bars Review and Giveaway
If there is one thing that is ubiquitous this time of the year is seasonally flavored food. These include pumpkin, pumpkin spice, cranberries, mint, and of course gingerbread.
Gingerbread is versatile and can be served soft or hard. When served hard it can create beautiful houses that show the creators imagination. When soft it can product cookies that are full of flavor and chewy. There is also another wonderful use of gingerbread is in forms that can be added to other foods.
One way that gingerbread is making its seasonal presence know is with Bobo’s Oat BarsLimited Edition Gingerbread Oat Bar.
Confession time – I love bread. While I love all kinds of bread, banana bread has always been the top of the list as my favorite. The day I learned I could make my own banana bread was a revelation, and no doubt changed my life. One of my favorite times to have a slice of banana bread is with a cup of tea, so when I learned that there was a biscotti version from Marlo’s Bakeshop of my beloved bread, I had to try it.
Each time I go grocery shopping I see this colorful display that instantly takes me back to the days of going to the circus and having a treat. Popcornopolis has done a great job of making their packaging unique and bright and they have taken that creativity and made some new popcorn flavors that are sure to be new favorites!
Back when I was a new blogger, one of the first companies that I had the opportunity to review was Mamma Chia. Mamma Chia happens to be headquartered in the town over from me, and I see their truck at sampling’s around town.
Since that first review, I have seen them at the Natural Products Expo as well at my local stores. This past year at the Natural Products Expo I hade opportunity to try Mamma Chia‘s new flavors of the Chia Vitaliity Beverages.
Dr. Jacobs Naturals: Rose Liquid Castile Soap and Lucy Rose Bar Soap Review + Giveaway
There is nothing more special then receiving a bouquet of roses – the smell, the color and the bloom can make a bad day better and be a declaration of love. Roses are just not gorgeous, but they have added health benefits when added to castile soap.
There is no doubt that castile soap is one of the most versatile soap’s. With this simple base when other ingredients are added, while maintaining the pure nature of castile soap, and getting the essential oils benefits. I have been lucky enough to review a range of Dr. Jacobs Naturals Soaps, including this Lucy Rose Loofah Exfoliating Castile Bar and Rose Liquid Soap.
Goodie Girl Cookies: Fudge Stripe and Caramel Apple Review + Giveaway
If you are a regular reader, the name Goodie Girl will not be foreign to you. I came upon Goodie Girl when I was starting out and they quickly became one of my favorites quickly. Since that time I have had the opportunity to try each flavor of cookies, and this newest review was no different. When we indulge in cookies, we tend to go for the cookies that taste good and Goodie Girl Cookies never disappoint.
Best Binge Snacks While You Binge Watch and a Pipcorn Giveaway
I have a confession – I am awful at watching new movies. For the life of me I am not sure why I am so resistant, but I am. The most ironic part is that 9 times out of 10 I end up loving the movie or show, to then proceed to binge watch until I can no longer see clearly.
The most recent occurrence of this is with Game of Thrones. My husband had read the books and was eager to watch the series, but waited until I was willing to watch. Unfortunately 6 years has passed, and we are yet to watch, so he gave up hope and began spending lunches watching the series. As luck would have it, I finally got intrigued as to why this show was winning all the awards and began watching it on the weekends.
Generally we do anywhere from 5-7 episodes at a time, which makes the need for bingeing snacks that much more important. Here are my favorite snacks to binge on while I binge watch.