Give Dad a Truly Distinctive Gourmet Gift with Taste Trunk

Every successful subscription box has something that makes it special. It has to if it wants to survive past the "friends and family" stage. So what makes Taste Trunk scream "pick me, pick me"? First, it doesn't scream. It's WAY to dignified for that.

Looking for a tasteful gift idea for Father’s Day for your foodie? Let me introduce you to Taste Trunk, a delicious subscription or gift box service that lets you try truly distinctive gourmet goodies. I received a complimentary Taste Trunk to try out for myself. I’m also an affiliate, so if you click the links, I get a commission. You get yummy goodies and my gratitude. Totally win/win. Disclosure out of the way, let’s get to the good stuff! As with all my subscription box reviews, I strive to answer one main questions: what makes THIS one special? What makes Taste Trunk stand out […] Read more »

Super Fudge Brownie Recipe Made with Cake Mix

Super Fudge Brownies Cake Mix Hack

While baking is one of the few things I’m okay at, I rarely have time to do it from scratch. I’m all about this whole cake mix hack trend that’s going around these days! I had a few boxes of cake mix in my cabinet and my son was asking for brownies. I looked up a few recipes, but none of them seemed like they’d be fudgy enough, so I modified this one from to make my own! Check out my Super Fudge Brownie Recipe, made with cake mix! Cake Mix Hack: Super Fudge Brownie Recipe Ingredients:  Chocolate Cake Mix (preferably […] Read more »

Discover Tasty New Natural Treats Every Month with UrthBox

Try tasty new natural treats every month with UrthBox. What makes them so special? Check out my review to find out, then grab a coupon code to get your own!

I love subscription boxes that give me a chance to try out new tasty treats. I’m a “sampler” person.  When we go out to eat, I like the sampler appetizers. When I buy bulk coffee on Amazon, I get the sampler packs. I like to find try new things without committing to full-sized versions until I know I love it.  That’s why I’m so on board with the subscription box movement and why I’m super impressed with UrthBox. Try Tasty Natural Treats & Find New Favorites with UrthBox This post contains affiliate links. I also received the below box in exchange for an […] Read more »

Make your own Sushi Easily with SushiQuik


I like all types of food and will try just about anything. Though I have to admit sushi was one of those foods I was hesitant to try because I wasn’t quite sold on the whole raw fish part.  I’m happy I tried it, because now I love sushi. I’ve thought about trying to make my own sushi rolls but back out every time. Friends of mine have said it takes a little practice and I’m worried I’d just waste money if my rolls turned out to be a disaster. Make your own Sushi Easily with SushiQuik I received a […] Read more »

Festive Grilled Mini Turkey Taco Patties made Easy with AllWhites Egg Whites #AllWhitesEggWhites

Turkey Taco Patties

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of AllWhites Egg Whites. All opinions are 100% mine. I think by now we all know that I’m not exactly a culinary genius, right? Up until about two years ago, the closest to “homemade” I got was mixing two boxes of something and calling it an “invention.” Well, the other night, AllWhites Egg Whites made even a novice like me feel like a real master in the kitchen! I am SO proud of these Grilled Mini Turkey Taco Patties and the colorful corn relish topping. I couldn’t have done it […] Read more »

Spend the Night in the Caribbean- No Passport Required- at Bahama Breeze #VivaLaRita

Bahama Breeze Restaurant

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bahama Breeze. All opinions are 100% mine. Last month I told you about Bahama Breeze Viva La Rita celebration, which kicked off on National Margarita Day. Huge congrats to Amanda S, who won the $100 giftcard giveaway in that post! Enjoy using it for your own trip to Bahama Breeze for the Viva La ‘Rita celebration! This past Friday night, Sal and I had a chance to visit Bahama Breeze and check out all the excitement ourselves! Our local Bahama Breeze is about an hour away, so I’ve never […] Read more »

8 Sweet & Pretty Easter Dessert Recipes

Whether you're planning a big dinner at home or bringing a dish to a party, these Easter dessert recipes are guaranteed to impress

Whether you’re planning a big dinner at home or bringing a dish to a party, these Easter dessert recipes are guaranteed to impress! All of these recipes look beautiful on your Easter table, yet don’t require a culinary degree to recreate. They come from some of my favorite bloggers (with permission), so this is also a chance to discover great new reads! Let’s dive in to the yummy goodness! 8 Pretty Easter Dessert Recipes   These Mini Easter Cheesecakes from Simply Stacie only have four main ingredients plus decorations. Whip them up the night before your party so they have […] Read more »

Cereal Escapes the Bowl with Honey Bunches of Oats Breakfast Biscuits #HBOatsBiscuits


This post is brought to you by Honey Bunches of Oats Breakfast Biscuits. All opinions are my own. One of my all-time favorite cereals- Honey Bunches of Oats- has escaped the bowl and now comes in handy on-the-go biscuits! New Honey Bunches of Oats Breakfast Biscuits are perfect for everyone from busy work-at-home-moms to chilled gamer kids. They’re made with 100% whole grain, so they give you the long-lasting energy of a bowl of cereal, but no bowl required. Honey Bunches of Oats Breakfast Biscuits: Think Outside the Bowl Honey Bunches of Oats was pretty much the first “grown-up” cereal that […] Read more »

Get a Taste of Summer on National Margarita Day! #VivaLaRita + Bahama Breeze Giveaway

Bahama 2

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bahama Breeze. All opinions are 100% mine. Note, this post is meant for those ages 21 and older. It contains references to alcohol. Guess what? February 22 is National Margarita Day! I’m celebrating with a yummy recipe and a chance for you to win a $100 Bahama Breeze gift card! Read on for both! Do you know how cold it was in the Poconos this week with the wind chill factor? Negative 25 degrees. NEGATIVE 25! It was actually warmer in the North Pole this week! I don’t think […] Read more »

Give Yourself a Healthy Break with 100% Florida Orange Juice!

100 Florida Orange Juice

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Florida Department of Citrus for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Break time is my favorite time of the work day! Why not lunch? Well, lunch is too hurried. I have to rush to make my food, sit and eat it, then rush back to my computer to get back to work. Yes, even though I work from home, I’m on a tight schedule! During break time, I get to relax with a tasty beverage and a little “pick-me-up” snack, catch up with some news, check in on my […] Read more »