Mason Jar Salads for Lunch Ideas Giveaway

Mason Jar Salads and more by Julia Mirabella

Mason Jar Salads and more by Julia Mirabella is a colorful and lovely book containing 50 layered lunches to grab and go. I received a copy for review, but all opinions are my own. Mason jar meals are huge right now. People have gotten so creative with mason jars and they seem to be everywhere lately. This post also contains affiliate links. I made a delicious caesar salad from the book. It's … [Read more...]

12 Recipes for Sunday Pizza Night

12 Recipes for Sunday Pizza Night

Sunday is usually pizza night for us. This collection of pizza recipes is sponsored by Foodie. All opinions are my own. Pizza comes in so many varieties these days. Looking at all the mouth watering photos on Foodie makes me want to be more adventurous in the kitchen. Who would have thought that pizza could be so interesting? 12 Recipes for Sunday Pizza Night Check out the collection that I made … [Read more...]

Le Creuset Signature Sweepstakes

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Like the Women Freebies Facebook page and fill out the form to enter. SWEEPSTAKES: Le Creuset Signature Sweepstakes WHO CAN ENTER: US and Canada SWEEPSTAKES EXPIRES: 03/31/2014 PRIZE(S): Le Creuset LS2011-3367 Signature Cast Iron Rectangular Roaster, 5.25-Quart (ARV $260.00) CLICK TO ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES! … [Read more...]

American Heritage Chocolate Cocoa Swirl Sugar Cookies

Cocoa or Cocao Swirl Sugar Cookie Recipe #Sponsored #MC

Cocao or cocoa?  Apparently these spellings are used interchangeably.  It is thought that somewhere in history a spelling error became permanent.  But, the scientific name for the "chocolate plant" is Theobroma cocao so I'm thinking we've all been living a lie for hundreds of years.  Oh, well, I'm over it.  I freaking love cocao/cocoa no matter how you spell it.  I participated in an Influencer … [Read more...]

Grilling is Not Just for Summer

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This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine. Grilling can be done year round if you have the right setup.  We put our grill in our screened-in porch to be able to use it throughout the year.  Although our grilling definitely slows down after the summer, we don't completely stop.  In fact, one of our favorite side dishes is perfect for Thanksgiving. Grilling is Not … [Read more...]

Kid Approved Quick and Easy Meal Recipe

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This post brought to you by McCormick & Company. All opinions are 100% mine. Everyone is so busy that a good, quick and easy meal recipe that is kid approved is priceless.  I'm so happy to have partnered with McCormick to bring you this post and recipe for homemade Lasagna Formaggio. Quick and Easy Meal Recipe McCormick.com is a fantastic resource for quality, quick and easy recipes the … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Seasoning Mixes Recipe Contest

Crock Pot Seasoning Mixes Recipe Contest and Giveaway

I am so ready for fall to be here. I am not a summer person. I like sweaters, wool socks, blankets, and warm meals. I am currently “revving” up my crock pot for lots of warm meals at home, and I am so excited to partner Crock-Pot seasonings to let you know about their amazing giveaway going on (and to hold a small giveaway of our own here at Sweep Tight). 2nd Annual Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes … [Read more...]

Summer Grilling with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Unilever.  All opinions are my own. Summer grilling season is in full swing for us.  We grill almost every single day.  A personal favorite of mine is grilled veggies with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray.  I recently shared with you our basil corn off the cob side dish that we love.  That's just one of the many ways we use Unilever … [Read more...]

Shopping at Walmart for Our Summer Corn Obsession

Shopping at Walmart

Shopping at Walmart is a must when you go through as much I Can't Believe it's Not Butter spray as we do in the summer.  I was thrilled to partner with Unilever on this post because we have already been using their products like crazy.  Plus, I have a recipe that I have been wanting to make, so it was great timing to get what I needed for it. Shopping at Walmart for Great Prices on Unilever … [Read more...]

Cooking for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet Cookbook

Specific Carbohydrate Diet

At our house we are working to cut some of the carbohydrates in our diet, not completely, but just trying to make note of what we are shoving in our mouths and trying to make healthier choices in favor of less processed foods. Since doing so, I have realized that I might have an aversion to gluten and would like to try to watch my intake on that as well. I recently had the chance to review Cooking … [Read more...]

Superfoods Kitchen Cookbook Review

Superfoods Kitchen Cookbook

My hubby has been on a superfoods kick for awhile now, but it has mostly been by eating a TON of blueberries and nuts. We didn't really think about trying to get it into our entire diet and making it more than just snacks. With the Superfoods Kitchen cookbook - you not only get a bunch of recipes using superfoods, but the author, Julie Morris, really lays out what a superfood kitchen should look … [Read more...]

Broccoli, Cheese and Rice Casserole Recipe

Broccoli, Cheese and Rice Casserole Recipe

Cheese lovers rejoice!  Here is a way to make vegetables absolutely delicious.  I originally got this recipe from my friend's mom.  She makes it at every family party of theirs and we all just flip out.  Now I make it for my own family and it's always a huge hit. Broccoli, Cheese and Rice Casserole Recipe Save Print Broccoli, Cheese and Rice Casserole Recipe Rich and cheesy veggie … [Read more...]

Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker Sweepstakes

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SWEEPSTAKES: Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker Sweepstakes AllFreeSlowCookerRecipes.com and Hamilton Beach have teamed up and are giving away a Hamilton Beach 6 Quart Programmable Stovetop Slow Cooker. WHO CAN ENTER: US and Canada SWEEPSTAKES EXPIRES: 01/05/2013 PRIZE(S): Four lucky winners will receive a 6 Quart Programmable Stovetop Slow Cooker valued at $80. CLICK TO ENTER THIS … [Read more...]

Cooking with Fisher Nuts Recipe

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Cooking with nuts is not something I have done very often.  Fisher Nuts and Chef Alex Guarnaschelli have some recipes and suggestions for cooking with nuts this holiday season.  It's amazing how simple twists to traditional recipes by adding nuts can add so much flavor. Here is one of Alex's recipes that I tried and it was delicious.  I plan to bring it as a side dish for Christmas dinner.  I … [Read more...]

300 Sensational Soups Cookbook Review

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Soups are great for this time of year!  It is getting closer to winter, and in most places (at least where I live), it is getting colder. In my house, when it gets colder, we tend to go for more comfort foods - things like hot chocolate, chili, soups - but then sometimes, my soup variety gets boring. What a perfect time to practice my soup making! And not just soup from a can - but 300 Sensational … [Read more...]

Campbell’s Skillet Sauces Review

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Sauces can be a quick way to make a boring meal exciting.  Have you ever gotten home - with all kinds of good intentions to make a homemade meal and then when it comes to making it, you give up and call for take out? Even if you say "no" - you have to admit you have thought about it! Campbell's has introduced new Skillet Sauces in SIX different varieties. All you need to do is add 1lb of chicken … [Read more...]

Cooking with Crock Pot Seasonings

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Crock Pot Seasonings has a great line of seasonings to make life even simpler than a meal in a Crock Pot - now you do not even have to think about what to make, you get a packet of seasonings, you follow the recipe on the back, and TA DA! Dinner. Easy Crock Pot Cooking I was sent a brand new Crock Pot to try out the seasonings from them, I was sent BBQ Pulled Pork, Hearty Beef Stew, and Savory … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Anytime Recipes

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kraft Foods. All opinions are 100% mine. I am always on the hunt for quick and easy recipes.  My schedule was a mess before I started school, FULL TIME, so now mealtime is just a nightmare.  I barely have time to do the shopping, let alone the cooking! Recipes With a gazzilion recipes out there, I would like to thank Pinterest for making my … [Read more...]

Cooking with Love Recipes Cookbook Review

cooking with love recipes

Cooking With Love recipes by Carla Hall - Co-Host on ABC's The Chew and "Fan Favorite" on Bravo's Top Chef All-Stars - brings some comfort food home for you. The book has tons of love and family stories packed into each recipe - and each of the recipes bring southern comfort into your kitchen. Recipes and Tips from Carla Hall For the most part - I think the recipes in the book look wonderful … [Read more...]

Holiday Slow Cooker Recipes Cookbook Review

slow cooker recipes

I was eager to review Holiday Slow Cooker: Delicious Recipes for a Year of Hassle-Free Celebrations by Jonnie Downing. Separated into recipes for all of the holidays from New Year's Day to Christmas and Hanukkah.  I know the big food holidays are still a while out - BUT, I am already stressed out about what to make, getting it all done, making sure all the food is made great even though I work … [Read more...]

Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss Cookbook

cake boss cookbook

Did you know the Cake Boss makes more than cakes and has a cookbook?! Introducing the new book from Buddy Valastro - family favorites from the star of the TLC show, Cake Boss - Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss.    If I may be so bold, I think MOST people like Italian to an extent. It is even comfort food for some. But what I often fail to realize, is that it can be so much yummier … [Read more...]

The Vegetarian’s Guide to Trader Joe’s Cookbook Review

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Despite my other cookbook reviews that would communicate the contrary - my husband and I actually try to eat pretty healthy. Which is why I was excited to get this book to review - because it has been WAY too long since I had been able to make it to Trader Joe's. The "I (heart) Trader Joe's Vegetarian Cookbook by Kris Holechek Peters has 150 recipes that are all vegetarian with options to make … [Read more...]

Taste of Tremé: Cajun and Creole Food

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Introducing new flavor into our home has been somewhat exciting lately. With new BBQ food and lunch ideas in my arsenal - I was ready to tackle something bigger! How about some New Orleans Flavor? With Taste of Tremé by Todd-Michael St. Pierre,  I was able to achieve just that... kind of (I might have skipped a few of the steps that seemed a little scary to me... read on). With Taste of … [Read more...]

Kitchen Cheat Sheet Infographic

kitchen cheat sheet

I need this Kitchen Cheat Sheet blown up poster-sized and hung in my kitchen!  It would save me from a lot of mistakes for sure! If you'd like to find a printable version of this cheat sheet, visit the Everest kitchens page. … [Read more...]

Blacktop 360 Party Hub Grill Sweepstakes

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SWEEPSTAKES: Blacktop 360 Party Hub Grill Sweepstakes Just enter your email address on the site. They will also be giving away 5 tee shirts at the end of the month. WHO CAN ENTER: US and Canada SWEEPSTAKES EXPIRES: 10/31/2012 PRIZE: Blacktop 360 Party Hub Grill/Fryer - Features: - Deep fryer, infrared grill, griddle, and integrated warming plate - Independent temperature … [Read more...]

Dadgum Good Food Cookbook

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I recently had the chance to review the new cookbook from John McLemore "Dadgum Good Food, Too!" (there is a "too", because it is a sequel, witty, huh?!). A book full of southern cooking recipes with three sections: smoked, grilled, fried. My hubby and I have tried our hand at a few, a BBQ chicken recipe and soon we will be trying some crazy looking Bacon Burger Dogs (yes, three meats on a hot … [Read more...]

Brown Baggin’ It Lunch Food Guide

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Lunch food choices can be limited.  "What are you doing for lunch?" is a great cookbook/guidebook to either support you or teach you how to go with brown bag lunches (or at bring lunch from home in a super cute lunch bag!). Written by Mona Meighan Ed.D. - the book has charts showing how much you can save, shopping lists, a website list for more ideas, recipes and more. Brown Baggin' It Lunch Food … [Read more...]

Simply Potatoes Back to School Schedule Made Easy

Simply Potatoes Recipe

No time to peel potatoes?  Me neither.  This week has been very busy in our home. My husband is a teacher and it was his first week back at school, the kids went back to daycare and my regular work schedule typically involves long days. With all that's been going on we need quick and easy dinners that are still tasty! We were able to accomplish exactly that with Simply Potatoes! Simply … [Read more...]

Colman’s Mustard Review

mustard

Mustard is an oddly exciting review for me because, as you may or may not know, I only recently returned back to the States from Great Britain. There is a uniquely interesting transformation that occurs while abroad for many people, and one of the things that I seem to have become for- for lack of a better word- 'obsessed' with the similarities and differences between culture here in the U.S., and … [Read more...]

Zardetto Prosecco Labor Day Sweepstakes

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SWEEPSTAKES: Zardetto Prosecco Labor Day Sweepstakes WHO CAN ENTER: US only SWEEPSTAKES EXPIRES: 09/03/2012 PRIZES: Weber® Smokey Mountain Cooker™ CLICK TO ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES! --> CLICK TO READ OFFICIAL RULES. --> … [Read more...]

Add Flavor to Food with Garlic Gold Nuggets Review

Garlic Gold Nuggets

I had the pleasure of reviewing Garlic Gold Nuggets.  I think my favorite aspect of cooking is the magic I get to make with flavors. Cooking, in general, can be so scientific while maintaining a sense of malleable fluidity and it's really just all kinds of awesome. Many people ask me what my secret ingredients in most of what I do is; what is my go-to ingredient in almost every meal I cook? … [Read more...]

Set a Healthier Table with Mazola

Mazola Set

Set a Healthier Table with Mazola In my home I am always looking for ways to cook healthier things for my family. It is rather scary that the things we eat can so easily affect our health and diseases that we may get as we get older...heart problems, high cholesterol, diabetes, the list goes on and on. As a mom I want to be sure I am doing what I can to give my kids the best. Mazola is trying … [Read more...]

Sili Gourmet Sili Steamer Basket Review

sili steamer basket

Eat more veggies with the Sili Gourmet Sili Steamer Basket from William Bounds!  Okay, so maybe this won't make you actually eat more veggies, but it sure makes it easier to prepare them.  I love kitchen gadgets that speed up the dinner prep time.  I am no pro in the kitchen, so any shortcuts are very welcome. Sili Gourmet Sili Steamer Basket I try to serve at least one vegetable every night … [Read more...]

Karoun Dairies Review

Karoun Dairies Labne

Karoun Dairies This is a very interesting review- I just love trying new foods! What's even better? Trying new foods that are actually healthy for you! Double whammy! To be honest, I have never heard of labne, or kefir cheese. Maybe this was ignorance on my part- I have been enjoying kefir pretty regularly lately, after having learned of the benefits kefir has in a healthy diet (look it up!). We … [Read more...]

Fischer + Wieser Currycot Indian Style Apricot Curry Sauce Review

Fischer and Wieser CurryCot Indian Style Sauce

Fischer + Wieser Currycot Indian Style Apricot Curry Sauce First and foremost it is important for me to point out that I am not a huge fan of Indian food. Not because I don't like the taste, but because I had one of those particularly unfortunate moments where I just so happened to eat some curry before getting very, very ill. You know what I'm talking about. It's one of those moments where, no … [Read more...]

Easy Pizza Roll-Ups Recipe

Pizza Roll-up

Want to put a new twist on pizza night?  Make these pizza roll-ups! Easy Pizza Roll-Ups When I was young, our local pizza shop was famous for their Pizza Rolls, after a day at the beach all the neighborhood surf rats would head straight over for dinner on Saturdays. Their Pizza Rolls were huge, stuffed full of pepperoni and gooey cheese.....Just thinking about them makes my mouth water, good … [Read more...]

3 Steps to the Best Fried Chicken You’ve Ever Had | Guest Post

friend chicken

3 Steps to the Best Fried Chicken You’ve Ever Had If you’ve ever attempted to make fried chicken in your own kitchen you know that it can be hit or miss at best.  Sometimes the chicken comes out soggy, and misses that characteristic crunch that makes fried chicken such a delight; other times, the chicken is nearly black and so dry you need a gallon of gravy for every piece of chicken in your … [Read more...]

Simply Potatoes Review

simply potatoes

Simply Potatoes Simply Potatoes are perfect for busy people who still want to prepare fresh meals for their family.  I never realized how short on time I would be with having two little ones. As you know, we just had a baby 8 weeks ago. I went back to work two weeks ago and things have been hectic. I look for short cuts in everything I do, especially cooking for my family! I was recently … [Read more...]

Chicken Soup for the Soul Food and Love Review

chicken soup for the soul food and love

Chicken Soup for the Soul:  Food and Love Another fabulous addition to my Chicken Soup for the Soul collection - Food and Love.  In this book you will find 101 stories about family, friends, food and love... and even some recipes.  Since most gatherings include food, this is where so many wonderful stories are born!  This is a lovely book filled with those stories.  They will make you laugh, cry, … [Read more...]

Gorton’s Seafood Fisherman’s Friday Review

skillet crisp tilapia

Gorton's Seafood Fisherman's Friday Gorton's Seafood is back with another exciting promotion!  Fisherman's Friday is a sweepstakes that you can enter to win prizes weekly.  Now through May 8th, Gorton's will be giving away over 100 weekly prizes, including one fabulous Grand Prize! Before I started working with Gorton's on reviews, I really just associated them with fish sticks.  Boy, was I … [Read more...]

Carapelli Olive Oil – Taste Test

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carapelli for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I use Olive Oil quite frequently in the kitchen, but I will admit that I had never conducted a taste test like this one before!  Carapelli requested a tasting the follows the "Four S's".  Similar to a wine tasting - swirl, sniff, slurp and swallow - not something I would have thought of … [Read more...]

Review ~ Eggies System

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Eggies System – Hard Boiled Eggs No Shells My Grandparents have a farm with lots of chickens.  These chickens are strictly pets and are never killed, but we do enjoy all of their eggs.  Sometimes my Gram has so many eggs she can't give them away quick enough!  Therefore we are always looking for new ways to prepare them.  Deviled eggs are a favorite - especially around the holidays. To … [Read more...]

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