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“Wine of the Year” Nipozzano Riserva Chianti Rufina Has it All

  What makes a wine special enough to be ‘Wine of the Year’? Four Words - Quality, Affordability, Taste and Versatility. This year, the wine that claimed Wine Enthusiast’s ‘Wine of the Year’ award is Nipozzano Riserva Chianti Rufina. Nipozzano is produced by Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi. Founded in the 14th century, Frescobaldi is still a family-owned company today. They are also the leading wine producer of Tuscany and one of the most historic and respected wine companies in the … [Read more...]

Store Brand Baby Formulas Are Not Only Safe, But Cost Effective!

  As first time moms (and even veterans moms) we have found ways to save money and cut budgets across the board. In this economy, it really does behoove every family to do so! However, there are some things I always felt that I just had to have for my child - no matter the price. Brand name Baby Formula was one of them. That being said, I wanted to share the results from a new survey that examined more than 1,900 expectant first-time moms and current new mothers, to uncover “Mommy Guilt” … [Read more...]

{Review and Giveaway} Win a Trip for 2 From Chuao Chocolatier

Do you exchange Valentine's Day gifts with your spouse or significant other? Do you have any traditions? I used to believe Valentine's Day was all about the ladies. I thought it was a day for the men in our lives to pamper us, shower us with love and affection (i.e. chocolate, flowers and jewelry) and for them to remind us how much we're loved and cherished. But somewhere along the way, the helpless romantic, I mean the hopeless romantic in me decided that the man in my life would also love to … [Read more...]

The New @SlimFast Shake Helps You Shed the Weight!

So, I’m going to be in a wedding next Summer and I'm in need of shedding the baby weight from my 15 month old. I’m not a gym regimen kind of girl and I count chasing my little girl around as cardio. Obviously, I’m in need of a kick-start to begin shedding some pounds! I’ve seen so many advertisements about SlimFast, heard great things from friends, and they’ve been around for so many years…why not try it out?! The 3-2-1 Plan This is a get to the point plan. You can use the Slim Fast … [Read more...]

SNAP Supercandy Introduces the SNAP Bean

It's mid-day and you're feeling tired, you'd love to go find a quiet spot and grab a nap and re-charge but your boss would frown upon that, so instead you open your desk drawer and look for something with sugar to give you enough energy to finish the day. And while those jelly beans you just ate might have been yummy, they were also full of empty calories and sugar that will cause you to crash even harder when the sugar rush wears off. But what if there were a SUPERCANDY™? SNAP Infusion, … [Read more...]

Brighten your Mornings with Kashi Cereals

Do you eat a healthy breakfast in the morning? With two small children I try to make breakfast fun, quick and nutritional. So I have to mix things up and serve a variety or else they get bored. Kashi's family friendly breakfast cereals are tasty, healthy and available in multiple flavors: Honey Sunshine, Berry Blossoms and Golden Goodness. And when we're running late, which happens most of the time, they work great in a sandwich bag as an on-the-go breakfast or snack for me and the … [Read more...]

Bear Naked Takes All Natural Granola to A New Level

I'm not a health nut. But I'm making a conscious effort to eat healthier meals and buy healthier snacks for myself and the kids. That being said, before the folks at Bear Naked sent me some products to try we didn't have any granola or trail mix in our pantry. And while I knew Bear Naked made granola, I wasn't aware they also made soft baked cookies (DELICIOUS and addictive) and cereal. Both were welcome surprises to my tastebuds and tummy! The granola from Bear Naked is not your Mom's … [Read more...]

Re-invent the French Fry with Alexia Foods + $1 off Coupon

Reinvent a Classic with Alexia and Tyler Florence Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence and Alexia Foods have teamed up to help make everyday meals extraordinary and to kick-off the brand’s “Reinvent a Classic” campaign. Now through March 2012, you can vote and help choose which new flavor of Alexia french fries will be sold in stores. Earlier this year, Alexia invited 22 of the country’s top food bloggers to showcase their culinary talents by submitting recipes for the next great french fry flavor. … [Read more...]

Kusmi Tea for Your Holiday Parties

Get in the holiday spirit with Kusmi Tea's Christmas blend, it tastes like Christmas cake. Sounds delicious and would make a great gift for the tea lover in your life. When you're entertaining during the holidays Kusmi Tea's Christmas blend is a great non-alcoholic beverage option that maintains the holiday spirit. Kusmi Tea is a gourmet brand based in Paris with roots in Russia. For 140 years their master blenders have been using only the highest quality teas and ingredients to create its … [Read more...]

Twist Essence Water Makes Water Taste Good Again

TalkingRain Beverage Company has reinvented natural water using water from the pure wells of the Pacific Northwest, to create twist, a fresh, flawless, crisp spin on water. I drink a lot of water especially in the summertime but I don't really like the taste of plain water and I don't always remember to carry a flavor packet with me but Twist is conveniently sized, has antioxidants and comes in six flavors so I don't have to grab anything but the bottle. And with unique flavors like mango … [Read more...]

Partida Tequila Makes Holiday Entertaining Sweeter

The holidays are rapidly approaching and that means several things: holiday parties, family get-togethers, bowl games and fun! Now if you took a look at my grocery list for holiday parties you'd likely see the usual suspects: beer, wine, etc. but usually not tequila. However, Tequila Partida has created four cookie themed cocktails inspired by holiday treats to get you and your guests in a festive mood this holiday season. Guess who/what just got invited to my party and added to the … [Read more...]

{Review & Giveaway} Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads: Tandoori Naan (ends 12/2)

Did you know that Flatbreads are the world's oldest breads?  They've been around for over 6,000 years!!! Ever since I first tried Naan at a local Indian restaurant, I've been in love with this wonderful, versatile bread.  I've always wanted to make it at home, myself, but it's darn near impossible to get it to come out right without the proper oven. Then I was introduced to Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads.  One of the very special things about Stonefire is that it's a family run company, … [Read more...]