Stock the Crock #giveaway 100 delicious, tried-and-true recipes for your slow cooker

Disclosure: I received a copy of the book; post contains affiliate links. Opinions shared are mine.

My slow cooker literally gets me through the week.  It takes just a few minutes to throw together a pot full of ingredients, then we come home to a delicious hot  meal.  I don’t think I could be a working mom without one!  I’m so excited to share the book Stock the Crock with our readers.  Just think, would Soups, Stews and Chowders go over well with your family?  Do your kids prefer Vegetarian and Pasta Main Dishes?  If your grocery list includes Poultry, Beef and Pork, Fish and Seafood, you’ll be giddy with delight over these recipes. To round things out, add Sides, Sweets and Treats to your meal planning!  All of these categories are found in this handy resource. [Read more…]

Use a coffee machine to make hot tea #MyAdagio #giveaway ends 11/9 US

Disclosure: I received product samples of Adagio tea, and this post contains my ebates referral link. Opinions shared are mine.

This has been a busy week — one of those weeks that ends with a late night all 7 days.  This morning (Saturday) I went into my classroom for what was meant to be an hour or two, but ended up being there for 6 1/2 hours.  Next, I drove my daughter around town so she could work on her school project….taking photos of herself in front of historical monuments. In the rain.  On these days, I look forward to a steaming cup of hot tea before shuffling off to bed.  I’m so grateful for my coffee maker, which helps me to get the tea just right!  Adagio Tea sent me a glorious package with all kinds of product samples to try, and we’ve really enjoyed the daily treat. [Read more…]

Try the K-Cups Coffee Sample Box + $10 Amazon #giveaway

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When I posted about Amazon’s Beauty Sample box a few weeks ago, one reader commented that the K-Cup box would be nice to try.  I wholeheartedly agree!  Normally iced coffee is my first choice, but the colder months give me a craving for hot java.  We have several Keurig machines at work, so there are always a few K-Cups in my desk.  My favorites are hazelnut and vanilla, but it’s nice to try some new flavors, too. [Read more…]

Add #MooreFlavor with Moore’s Marinades – Chicken Teriyaki in 30 minutes

Disclosure: Moore’s sent me an assortment of their delicious marinades. Opinions shared are mine.

During the school week, it’s a race to get from door to door. The front door of our house, the car door, the school door, and back through the paces again for the evening. My family prefers home-cooked meals most of the time, but it’s so tough to get it all on the table before it’s dark outside!  I don’t always have the wherewithal to get ingredients prepped before I leave for work. Can you relate to this dilemma?  You need to check out Moore’s Marinades. Not only does Moore’s offer a complete flavor smackdown, but they recommend marinating for 30 minutes or less.  Sounds like a plan to me!  [Read more…]

Thumbs Up Johnnie books + Family Night Adventures

Disclosure:  We want to thank Ovation Brands for partnering with us on this post.  We’ll receive a prize box like this one, and post contains affiliate links (so we’ll earn a commission if you make a purchase). Opinions shared are mine.
Thumbs Up Johnnie
First, let’s just get this out of the way. How cute is this book?! [Read more…]

Magnolia Tree restaurant in Cobsy, TN near Gatlinburg

Just outside the gates of our Gatlinburg KOA campsite was a restaurant called Magnolia Tree.  We drove past it a couple of times before we had the chance to stop in. The signs announcing the ice cream and Amish foods drew me in!

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Fabio’s Restaurant in Newland, NC

You’re on a family camping trip and you run out of food. Your family suggest going out for breakfast (again).  What kind of restaurant do you look for?
In my case, we turned to TripAdvisor in search of the best pancakes.  Did we find it?

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The last of the summer squash and the Perfect Twist vegetable spiralizer

Disclosure: I partnered with Smart Buy Center for this review. Post contains affiliate links; if you make a purchase, I may earn a commission. Opinions shared are mine.

This year, I’ve sadly neglected my garden.  It’s overgrown with weeds and untamed vegetable plants. Somehow it struggles on without my help, relying on rain and hope to keep going.  Today I harvested a few tomatoes, and discovered 2 yellow squash that were so big and hard that they resembled gourds you’d use for a bird feeder.  What to do?  It was time to pull out the Vegetable Spiralizer I just received from Smart Buy Center. [Read more…]

Head to Kaye’s Kitchen for Saturday breakfast – Newland, NC

When we packed up for the Roan Mountain State Park campground last weekend, I decided not to fill the fridge with meals.  Before work, I put a roast in the slow cooker, which we enjoyed for supper the first night.  After that, we alternated between leftovers and going out for meals.  It was a real treat for me, since I didn’t need to cook and clean for our short trip.  On Saturday morning, we tried to find a new dive for breakfast.  We hit the jackpot with Kaye’s Kitchen!

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Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud in Pigeon Forge #giveaway #HatfieldMcCoyDinnerShow

Disclosure: Thanks to Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud for providing us with tickets. We enjoyed it! Groupon referral links are used; opinions shared are mine.

Every time we drive through Pigeon Forge, my kids ask if we can go to the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud. The building is so eye-catching, you can’t miss it!  We were grateful to receive deeply discounted tickets to attend the dinner show this weekend.  The show was scheduled to start at 5:00 pm; make sure you arrive at least 45 minutes early.  I advise going at least an hour early so that you have time to enjoy the atmosphere before heading in for the show! [Read more…]

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