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Slow Cooker Beef Stew

This is the last week of our Slow Cooker features.  I've come to reaffirm my love of a slow cooker over this last month.  The whole idea of plopping some ingredients in the pot in the morning and having all the work taken out around the supper hour is brilliant.  Sure, it does take a little time in the morning, but the benefits at supper time are worth it.   This week I made a Slow Cooker Beef Stew recipe.  Many recipes I've previously made required browning of the meat ahead of time.  This one did not.  Score.  I'm all about less pans and less … [Read more...]

Easy Fall Meal Idea- Slow-Cooker Chicken and Pasta Soup

It's week three of our Crocktober event.  Are you loving the recipes? I know I drool every time I see what my fellow bloggers have created. This week I prepared a Slow-Cooker Chicken and Pasta Soup recipe.  It was so easy.  It was cozy and tasty.  My family scarfed it down.  This was my first time cooking pasta in a slow cooker and I must confess I was a bit skeptical.  I was worried it wouldn't cook thoroughly.  Of course, the little stars I purchased cooked in no time at all and I was left with a one pot meal.  Easy clean-up, my … [Read more...]

Chicken Curry in a Hurry- Crock Pot Recipe

Chicken Curry in a Crock Pot can be tricky business.  I wouldn't trust just any old recipe.  America's Test Kitchen (not an affiliate link) is one of my trusted sources.  I highly recommend checking out this book if you are looking for a plethora of tasty, slow cooker recipes. Chicken Curry in a Hurry 2 onions, minced 2 jalapeno chiles, stemmed, seeded, and minced 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 6 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons minced or grated fresh ginger 2 TBSP curry powder 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 teaspoon garam masala 2 (15-ounce) cans … [Read more...]

Honey Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken & a Giveaway

I am super excited to begin a month long venture with some awesome fellow bloggers.  Tonia from The Gunny Sack, Clair from Mummy Deals, Mackenzie from Cheerios and Lattes , and I have paired together to bring you weekly slow cooker inspiration.  October is a busy month around my house and I am personally excited to make note of some delicious slow cooker recipes.  I love that few minutes of prep work in the morning can provide a delicious meal at the end of the day.  Easy, yummy, and family friendly~ slow cooker recipes are my ideal way to cook. For my first weekly feature I was inspired by … [Read more...]

RSVP TO WIN AT THE h.h. gregg #MaytagURit Twitter Chat MAY 23rd, 11AM CST

I have been compensated for this post, all opinions are my own.   As a mom laundry can seem like a never ending task.  Honestly, I can't remember the last time I had everything completely washed, folded, and put away.  As soon as I empty out the dirty clothes bin, more comes in.  Such is the life of a mom, I guess:) I currently don't even have a laundry room.  Unfortunately I have a laundry area by the back door.  As you can imagine with such a visible location I need to make sure my laundry area is well organized.  At some point we will be creating a laundry room.  My task is to gather … [Read more...]

RSVP to Win at the Sears #ThisisStyle Twitter Party May 8th, 1-2 pm ET

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  I am being compensated to host this party as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® #cbias #SocialFabric With Mother's Day quickly approaching how will you show your mother that she is special on this important day?  A planned trip?  A fun day of activities?  A carefully selected  piece of jewelry? On May 8th at the Sears #ThisisStyle Twitter Party we want to hear how you cherish the memories you have with your mother and how you celebrate the mothers in your life. Photo Credit: Danielle … [Read more...]

Organized Shopping Via Sweet Relish & a $50 VISA G.C. Giveaway #SweetRelish #DDDivas

Like many, I don't have a lot of time for in-store shopping.  Sure, I occasionally enjoy perusing a good sale, but for the most part- I just don't have time.  Shopping has primarily become an online experience for me.  Clothing for myself, gifts for friends- it can all be purchased and discovered via the internet.   For me, this type of shopping is fast, efficient, and fun. Technology is such a wonderful thing.  I just discovered the tool- Sweet Relish.  This program makes it easy to organize my shopping ideas into easy to access lists.  No matter what site I'm visiting, once installed, I … [Read more...]

Chili’s Triple Dipper Review & $20 Gift Card Giveaway CLOSED

I recently had the opportunity to visit the Chili's restaurant in Maplewood, Minnesota.  We were on our way back home from our Memorial Day trip to Duluth and a stop in the Cities for some lunch was a must.  My assignment?  Taste test the new Triple Dipper.  Now that's my kind of test!! The idea is simple.  Pick your three favorite appetizers and create your very own perfect meal.  Choose from Loaded Potato Skins Memphis BBQ Skins Honey-Chipotle Shrimp Big Mouth® Bites Boneless Buffalo Wings Southwestern Eggrolls Chicken Crispers® Wings Over Buffalo® Fried … [Read more...]


ENJOY SOME OF DORA’S BIG “FIRSTS” ON HER ALL-NEW DVD DORA THE EXPLORER: IT’S HAIRCUT DAY! Available on DVD- May 3, 2011 America’s favorite explorer is back with Dora the Explorer: It’s Haircut Day!  This four-episode DVD set includes “Dora’s Hair-Raising Adventures,” where Boots receives his first haircut.  In addition, celebrate Dora’s twin siblings’ first birthday; join in on a spaceship adventure; and hop on Pegaso, the flying horse constellation! Dora the Explorer: It’s Haircut Day! Episode Synopses: Dora’s Hair Raising Adventure Boots really wants to give his mom a … [Read more...]

National Poetry Month from Candlewick Press Review & Giveaway CLOSED

~ April is National Poetry Month ~ Celebrate with these books from Candlewick Press Switching on the Moon: A Very First Book of Bedtime Poems Collected by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters, illustrated by G. Brian Karas This wide-ranging collection of bedtime poems is an inspired baby gift—and a book that will find a treasured place on children’s nightstands everywhere. September 2010 ~ Hardcover ~ ISBN 9780763642495 ~ $21.99 ~ Ages 0-5     In the Wild Written by David Elliott, illustrated by Holly Meade The stellar team … [Read more...]