Duff Cake Mix Review: Tie Dye Nightmare

duff cake

My daughter loves to bake.   She saw Duff’s cake mix in Target and was determined to make her own tie dye masterpiece. Duff Goldman owns Charm City Cakes.  His elaborate creations are featured on the Food Network show “Ace of Cakes.”  I’ve seen the show a few times.  He seems like a cool guy.  I […]

Green smoothies: Recipes from my Ninja blender

Green Monster Smoothie Recipe

  You’ve probably heard of the health benefits of green juices and green smoothies.  I want to eat better and starting the day with a class full of veggies seems like a great start.   was pretty skeptical about the taste, though.  If it doesn’t taste good, I’m not likely to eat it.  I want my […]

Tessemae’s All Natural Honey Balsamic Corn and Avocado Salad

Honey Balsamic Corn Salad Recipe

I was sent some of Tessemae’s All Natural salad dressings to try and I’m excited to tell you about it. Because this stuff is GOOD. Three brothers (Greg, Brian and Matt Vetter) launched Tessemae’s All Natural at their local Annapolis, Maryland Whole Foods in 2009.  They use the simple recipe created by their mom and […]

Gwen Stefani’s new album: “This Is What the Truth Feels Like”

I realized how quickly time passes while listening to Gwen Stefani’s new album “This Is What The Truth Feels Like.” First of all, I don’t really get why I call things albums when I haven’t owned a record since Rainbow Brite’s workout when I was five.  I was a 90s teen, which meant I was […]

5 Must Have Kitchen Gadgets

Kitchen gadgets have a way of multiplying and taking over every drawer, cabinet and shelf.  If you’re anything like me, it becomes nearly impossible to find what you’re actually looking for because so much junk is in the way. And then you end up with 300 bag clips, 35 veggie peelers and 57 measuring spoon […]

Comfort Food: Al Fresco Sweet and Savory Cornbread Muffins

cornbread muffin

Lucky me!  Al Fresco sent me some of their chicken products to try like spicy jalapeño chicken meatballs, chicken bacon and sweet apple chicken sausage! It was a rare cold and wet weekend in Florida and I had a hankering for comfort food. I used the Al Fresco chicken bacon and sweet apple chicken sausage […]

#MyPoiseMoment Light Bladder Leakage GIVEAWAY!


Humiliated because you tinkled a little when you sneezed? Don’t be! Light bladder leakage (LBL)  happens. Really. It’s a common occurrence.  And Poise Liners and Poise Pads are here to help. Poise makes products specifically designed for light bladder leakage so you can always be confident.  They instantly absorb wetness and odor keeping you dry […]

Kick Flippers Review & Giveaway! Fun afterschool activity

kick flippers

I like keeping the fun going once school starts back.  I’m always on the lookout for a fun afterschool activity that will get us outdoors.  Playing outside with my girlie gets us both moving and laughing.  Kick Flippers by PlaSmart Toys definitely fit the bill! I first learned about them at Sweet Suite, part of […]

5 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling & Still Indulge In Cheesecake!

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I just returned from a six night stay in New York City where I attended two blogging conferences (Blogger Bash and BlogHer).  I ate a whole lot of conference, hotel and restaurant food – yet I learned some tricks for eating healthier without giving up indulgences like cheesecake. Here are five tricks to stay healthy while traveling: […]

Review: Red Robin…Yuck.

“Red Robin…yum.”  So short, so catchy!  I’ve been wanting to visit ever since the little jingle first got stuck in my head a few years ago. I see commercials for the burger chain on TV frequently, but the closest one is nearly two hours away. Well, I finally got my wish on a recent trip […]

Kids review Snikiddy Snacks

I received a box of Snikiddy Snacks to review about six months ago and enlisted my daughter and her best friend to help me.  I just came across their notes and thought I’d share them with you. They were very professional.  They each had a notebook and decided to judge appearance, smell and taste.  Each […]

Vinnie Tortorich is right: “F*ck Quinoa!”

Vinnie Tortorich, author of “Fitness Confidential,” has given me great advice about weight loss.  He’s also fed me some fun quotes on celebrity gossip  for articles (“Apparently Bob Harper isn’t man enough to speak out on his own, so he’s hiding behind Jillian Michaels, as she hides behind the mommy skirt of NBC.”) He is the […]