Dec 092014

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Sweetworks in order to make my Candy Crunch Milkshake. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic.

Am I the only one that loves milkshakes more in winter than any other time of year?  It sounds a little counter-intuitive, I know, but it’s true.  But when the temperatures drop I start craving them.

Candy Crunch Milkshake Recipe - a cold, creamy treat with hints of chocolate-coated candies in each sip.

Most of the time my go-to choice is a good ol’ fashioned chocolate shake.  Sometimes I get a little crazy and go the cookies and cream route.  But when the generous folks at Sweetworks sent me a big box of chocolate and candy the other day, I started to get an idea. Continue reading »

Oct 212013

As part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias® I made this blondie recipe and other treats for Halloween.  All words and thoughts are my own.

Halloween is almost here, and that means it’s time to start getting ready for Halloween celebrations!  I love hosting, whether it’s for a crowd or just a fun night in with our immediate family members.  Putting together a spooky (or a fun-spooky, with a toddler) table filled with candy, delicious sweets, and refreshing drinks is something I look forward to doing each year.

Blondie Recipe Using M&Ms and Snickers from Mars Variety Packs #shop #SpookyCelebration

Every year I always buy a couple big bags of candy, usually the Mars Variety packs.  My husband’s favorite candy bar is Snickers, I love Peanut M&Ms, and we both like Twix and Plain M&Ms so this particular mix is a good choice for us. Continue reading »

Oct 042013

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Starburst.  I received product samples to create DIY Halloween projects and to facilitate my review, and promotional item as a thank you for participating.

I love decorating for the holidays.  Before I had a toddler, I often completed complex projects that required a lot of time and supplies.  Now that I have a little one, finding time for DIY projects can be a challenge.  So I tend to look for projects that are easier to complete and take less time.  Score extra points for projects that use items from around the house.

DIY Halloween Projects with #StarburstCandyCorn

Tori Spelling is a mom, too, but she still loves to entertain and craft.  So she’s partnered with Starburst to share a number of crafts using their Candy Corn.  One of the projects she made was a cute “BOO” sign.  It was so cute, actually, that I decided to make one myself! Continue reading »

Jul 132013

Sweet and salty is such a yummy pairing and I love to combine the tastes in different munch recipes.  You’ll find similar concoctions available from retailers, especially around the holidays.  Different mixes of popcorn, pretzels, chocolate, candies, sprinkles, and more.

Here’s a quick and easy Christmas munch recipe for you.  It makes a great gift for foodie friends, or you could pair it with a DVD and some hot chocolate mix and give the gift of a family movie night.  It stores well, so often I’ll make a batch and fill bags with individual portions.  I fancy them up with a bit of ribbon, fill a basket, and have people grab a snack when they come to visit (and another to take home with them when they go).

Christmas Candy Munch Mix Recipe

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Mar 292012

Last week Matter of Cents and I covered Easter crafts and this week we’re going to cover Easter recipes and treats!  There are so many tasty-looking recipes out there, I’m sure you’ll find something you’d like to grace your Easter table with.  I know I found a few that will definitely be part of our feast!

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We’re still deciding whether to do brunch, lunch, or a combination of both.  Some of these brunch ideas might come in handy.  The colors are very festive, too!

Easter Recipes for Brunch

I think this little guy is so cute!  An Easter cheeseball “chick”.

Easter Recipe for a Cheeseball "Chick"

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