The Krusteaz Bakers Dozen


Little things make me happy.  But this?  This is a big thing.  I have been asked by Krusteaz to be an ambassador for their brand over the next year.  That’s huge, right?  As a fan of their baking mixes (seriously, the Lemon Bars and the Wild Blueberry Muffin mix are to die for) I was […]

Caribbean Pork Kabobs with Coconut Rice


School is about to start.  I keep reminding myself this, as if I can’t actually believe it.  But – in just a few days, I’ll have an empty house during the day. Time to plan out meals (ha!) shop in peace (as if, I shop online, I’m not kidding anyone) and head to the grocery […]

Summer and Picnics…and a Giveaway!


It’s been a good summer. Nay, a great summer. (How long have I been saying “nay”? I honestly talk this way. Truth. Ask my friends friend.) I went on a 3 week cross country vacation, I hung out at the pool almost daily with Seven and our friends getting great tans, I went to movies, […]

Meet the New Peeps Minis!


My job is a fun job. One of my jobs this summer was to open up a couple of bags of Peeps…and eat them. So challenging, I know!  I almost couldn’t handle the stress.  It was truly touch and go for a few minutes…but then I got the bag open and everything was fine. I’m […]

Cinnamon and Ginger Jazz Apple Chips


If you are like me, you are soaking every last bit of summer up that you can…beach days, lake days, pool days.  My garden is overflowing with fresh veggies, our grill has been the main source of cooking.  And you know what?  I like being this lazy. I mean, lazy is okay, right?  Must we […]

What’s Your FlavorPrint?


Sometimes, someone who thinks they know what they like (umm, me) finds out that believe it or not, there’s a whole new world of things they like as well. Things that may have seemed unusual for them. Things that just didn’t seem to make sense that a FORMULA – a computer program- could possibly know. […]

What Makes You Sparkle? #SparkleWithDasani


I’m a lucky girl today…I was sponsored by Dasani to share some fun information with you…You know, the water people.  I know you don’t live in a box, but yeah – THAT Dasani (Did you know they have a new flavored sparkling water? They do!)- including the details on how YOU can win a fantastic […]

Behind the Yellow Sign of KOA Kampgrounds #CampKOA in Hurricane, Utah


I’m not a camper. Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of it…the great outdoors, sleeping with the stars overhead, a campfire to cook breakfast on, the sounds of nature outside of my tent. But. I’m spoiled these days. Tents are fine, sure. But doesn’t an RV sound better? A real bathroom? A refrigerator? […]

Envy Apples


Hello, I’m Christine and I’m delighted to be guest posting for Susan today. Thanks for having me! I blog over at Cook the Story where I share recipes that fit life. These are recipes for quick weeknight dinners, side dishes and fast ideas for entertaining. Today I’m telling you about my newest quick dinner that […]