23 08, 2017

Best dining options near the Enchanted Mountains of New York

By | 2017-08-28T09:49:32+00:00 August 23, 2017|Food, Reviews, Travel|0 Comments

When one visits the Enchanted Mountains, located in the Cattaraugus County of Western New York, you wouldn't think there'd be such amazing dining options in this Western New York County. SURPRISE. There's some top notch dining in the area, and I've found the best dining options close to the Enchanted Mountains!. They're located in Seneca Allegany Resort [...]

9 08, 2017

Where to eat in Niagara Falls, New York no matter where you stay

By | 2017-08-21T10:35:13+00:00 August 9, 2017|Food, Reviews, Travel|0 Comments

Where to eat in Niagara Falls, New York, after a full day of Niagara Falls fun, and no matter where you stay: head directly to Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino! You don't have to be a resort guest to enjoy the amazing restaurants located within steps of the casino. Of course, I recommend staying at [...]

24 07, 2017

Celebrate little moments with Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Smurfs Blueberry Muffins

By | 2017-07-31T16:30:43+00:00 July 24, 2017|Food, Reviews|0 Comments

Celebrate little moments with Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Smurfs Blueberry Muffins, even if the little moment is the release of Smurfs: The Lost Village on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD! Maybe, even, the fact that if you buy THREE five-count Entenmann’s® Little Bites® packages between now and August 8, 2017, you have the opportunity to receive a [...]

5 07, 2017

The 5 best summer beers

By | 2017-07-02T20:00:03+00:00 July 5, 2017|Food|Comments Off on The 5 best summer beers

Craft beers have never been more popular. People are forming clubs dedicated solely to visiting local breweries and trying their brews. Heavy ales are often favored over lighter, sweeter beers, but not during the summer. Here are five small-batch beers to get you through the hottest summer days. The 5 best summer beers Schofferhofer Grapefruit [...]

30 06, 2017

Stevia baking recipe for Fourth of July Celebration Cake + Giveaway

By | 2017-07-03T11:54:34+00:00 June 30, 2017|Food|Comments Off on Stevia baking recipe for Fourth of July Celebration Cake + Giveaway

Stevia baking recipe for fourth of July means using Stevia In The Raw® in a handy, dandy Bakers Bag! As you all know, I’m not a great one for the kitchen. I like things to be super simple. Recipes need to be easy to follow, and if I have to replace sugar with an alternate, [...]

15 05, 2017

Top 5 Memorial Day adult beverages, also known as cocktails

By | 2017-04-26T09:29:47+00:00 May 15, 2017|Food|Comments Off on Top 5 Memorial Day adult beverages, also known as cocktails

Top 5 Memorial Day adult beverages to make any backyard event spectacular. Yes, burgers and beers are mandatory, but it doesn't mean you can't class it up with some cocktails for all those sophisticated peoples in attendance! Top 5 Memorial Day adult beverages, also known as cocktails Slushy Margarita Shots Every party, no matter what [...]

3 05, 2017

Beyond the Margarita: Cinco de Mayo Cocktail Recipes

By | 2017-04-26T09:31:10+00:00 May 3, 2017|Food|Comments Off on Beyond the Margarita: Cinco de Mayo Cocktail Recipes

Nothing against the awesome Margaritas out there, but sometimes you just need to go beyond the margarita and explore new Cinco de Mayo cocktail recipes! Branch out for the big day, and since it falls on a Friday this year, it'll probably extend throughout the weekend, right? Spice it up, and really go all out [...]

20 03, 2017

Transform shortbread cookies into a pie crust for any pie

By | 2017-03-13T08:11:15+00:00 March 20, 2017|Food, Reviews|Comments Off on Transform shortbread cookies into a pie crust for any pie

Transform shortbread cookies into a pie crust for any pie? I know what you're thinking, Staci has lost her mind. She's BAKING? It's impossible. Folks, I'm serious. I love these dang Walkers Shortbread Fingers so much, I've decided to reach outside my comfort zone. It's time to bake. I promise I didn't lost my mind, [...]

13 03, 2017

Easter dinner debate happening in many households: lamb vs. ham

By | 2017-03-01T14:16:26+00:00 March 13, 2017|Food|Comments Off on Easter dinner debate happening in many households: lamb vs. ham

Easter dinner debate happening in many households right now: lamb vs. ham. Do we serve a lamb for Easter dinner, or do we go with the ham? Perhaps, we do both to make all guests happy? In our house, ham wasn't an option. We always had lamb, and I'm happy to say, it's my favorite, [...]

8 03, 2017

Corned beef recipes for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations

By | 2017-03-01T10:17:39+00:00 March 8, 2017|Food|Comments Off on Corned beef recipes for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations

Corned beef recipes for St. Patrick's Day celebrations don't always require cabbage with them. It's why I like to mix it up a bit, find a bit of both. Let's face it, the main star of corned beef and cabbage is always corned beef, right? However, I didn't totally leave out a couple of awesome [...]

8 02, 2017

Forget the box of chocolates – give me Walkers Shortbread’s NEW chocolate line

By | 2017-01-23T10:03:38+00:00 February 8, 2017|Featured, Food|Comments Off on Forget the box of chocolates – give me Walkers Shortbread’s NEW chocolate line

Forget the box of chocolates for Valentine's Day! Give me Walkers Shortbread's NEW chocolate line to help me celebrate in chocolatey, shortbread-ery decadence. I'm a simple girl, and honestly food is the best way to my heart. Especially when the new Walkers Shortbread chocolate line has shortbread with not just chocolate, but also toffee. I [...]

25 01, 2017

Entenmann’s® Little Bites® party cakes for the little moments we celebrate

By | 2017-01-23T12:47:41+00:00 January 25, 2017|Featured, Food, Reviews|Comments Off on Entenmann’s® Little Bites® party cakes for the little moments we celebrate

Disclosure: The coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Entenmann’s® Little Bites® so that I could try they product, and share my thoughts and information about Entenmann’s® Little Bites®. The opinions expressed in this post are my own, and don’t reflect the opinions of Entenmann’s® Little Bites®. Entenmann’s® Little Bites® [...]

30 12, 2016

National Shortbread Day arrives on January 6th

By | 2016-12-28T14:46:16+00:00 December 30, 2016|Featured, Food, Reviews|Comments Off on National Shortbread Day arrives on January 6th

National Shortbread Day arrives on January 6th. Were you aware there was an actual National Shortbread Day? I know I wasn't, and I'm a big fan of shortbread. I have grown up on Walkers Shortbread. Now, with my kids, I've got tins filled with crayons, markers, and colored pencils, because you never throw out a Walkers [...]

28 11, 2016

Favorite treats delivered to my door by Baker’s Cousin

By | 2016-11-14T09:55:01+00:00 November 28, 2016|Featured, Food, Reviews|Comments Off on Favorite treats delivered to my door by Baker’s Cousin

Favorite treats delivered to my door by Baker's Cousin? How is that a thing? It's crazy, right? Baked, beautiful goodness shows up at my door each month.  Some of the most amazing bakers around sharing their recipes, too! Who doesn't want to know more about how to become a taster with Baker's Cousin? You're crazy [...]

23 11, 2016

The European Capital of Food Festivals

By | 2016-11-14T10:49:08+00:00 November 23, 2016|Featured, Food, Travel|Comments Off on The European Capital of Food Festivals

Photo Provided by Guest Writer, Chris Beattie. Készül a finom magyar dödölle. Kirakodóvásár. Fortuna utca. - Budai Vár, Budapest The European Capital of Food Festivals Over the last decade, Budapest has become one of the most popular tourist destinations. The growing number of tourists and foodies has made Budapest one of the top [...]

9 11, 2016

Gluten free desserts for Thanksgiving gatherings

By | 2016-10-27T17:43:00+00:00 November 9, 2016|Featured, Food|Comments Off on Gluten free desserts for Thanksgiving gatherings

Gluten free desserts for Thanksgiving gatherings isn't something I ever thought I'd be writing about. Gluten has never been an issue for me, until recently. It seems I have a bit of an issue with gluten. I'm not suffering from Celiac, however, my body seems to have some kind of sensitivity to it. GLORIOUS. Thanksgiving [...]

7 11, 2016

Fresh ingredients to cook at home with Home Chef delivery service

By | 2016-10-26T18:57:07+00:00 November 7, 2016|Featured, Food, Reviews|Comments Off on Fresh ingredients to cook at home with Home Chef delivery service

Fresh ingredients to cook at home? Cooking? ME in the kitchen? We all know it's one of my least favorite things to do in life. As I do more of it though, and the kids help in the kitchen, it's not as bad these days. Don't roll your eyes, thinking I'm blowing sunshine up your butts. [...]

2 11, 2016

Taste of Italia: 5 must try Italian Restaurants in Sydney

By | 2016-10-26T18:56:22+00:00 November 2, 2016|Featured, Food|Comments Off on Taste of Italia: 5 must try Italian Restaurants in Sydney

Over the last few months, I gave myself some time off. I wandered around the city, and enjoyed myself to the fullest. Now, since I’m a huge fan of Italian cuisine, I thought to myself, why wouldn’t I do a little research on the local cuisine? Every day, for a few months, I visited different [...]

19 09, 2016

Another city, another chance to experience amazing food: Long Beach

By | 2017-08-14T13:23:34+00:00 September 19, 2016|Featured, Food, Travel|Comments Off on Another city, another chance to experience amazing food: Long Beach

Another city, another chance to experience amazing food. This is Long Beach! It's not the Long Beach in my native New York, either. It's the Long Beach on the other side of this beautiful country, out in sunny California. Long Beach, California food adventures: another city, another chance to eat great food I've said it [...]

12 09, 2016

Sometimes you just need a little sparkle in your….water?

By | 2016-09-12T13:19:16+00:00 September 12, 2016|Featured, Food|Comments Off on Sometimes you just need a little sparkle in your….water?

Sometimes you just need a little sparkle in your....water? Go with me on this, for a minute. Trust me! My family drinks a lot of water, but there are days the kids need a little something extra. Normally, I succumb to the pressure, and hand over juice pouches, so they shut up don't complain. To [...]

7 09, 2016

All this time, I was wrong about Stew Leonard’s

By | 2016-09-04T12:52:04+00:00 September 7, 2016|Featured, Food|2 Comments

All this time, I was wrong about Stew Leonard's. For years, I thought it was a high priced, and out of our family's budget. I was so wrong! It's priced like most grocery stores my husband shops at, yet the quality of the meats, cheeses, seafood, and pretty much everything they sell, is high quality. [...]

29 08, 2016

Eating my way through San Diego on the coast of California

By | 2017-08-14T13:18:22+00:00 August 29, 2016|Food, Reviews, Travel|Comments Off on Eating my way through San Diego on the coast of California

Eating my way through San Diego, right there on the coast of California, with a good friend....it doesn't get any better than food, and friends! At least, not for me. Especially when I need a little break from work, and being mom. During, and after, an amazing event Kia Motors invited me to, eating my way [...]

22 08, 2016

Simple back to school lunch and snack ideas that won’t cause parent stress

By | 2016-08-16T19:38:54+00:00 August 22, 2016|Featured, Food|1 Comment

Let's be brutally honest here, packing lunches every day is the worst chore on the planet. I don't know how these moms can do the fun shaped sandwiches, and beautiful bento boxes. I need simple back to school lunch and snack ideas that won't cause stress. Listen, I don't want to cry out of frustration, [...]

29 06, 2016

Best summer cocktails starring the pineapple

By | 2016-06-24T18:28:33+00:00 June 29, 2016|Featured, Food|Comments Off on Best summer cocktails starring the pineapple

It's summer vacation! If you're like me, you've got your kids with you all day. A fact which led me to go in search of the best summer cocktails to enjoy after the kids are in bed. Or, before they go to bed. Basically, once you don't have to drive anyone anywhere, it's time for your [...]

11 06, 2016

Nothing says 4th of July like kebabs

By | 2016-06-11T11:36:53+00:00 June 11, 2016|Featured, Food|Comments Off on Nothing says 4th of July like kebabs

Nothing says 4th of July like kebabs, right? Food on a handy stick, served for appetizers, main dishes, and dessert - what could be better? I'll tell you what could be better: nothing! I've scoured the internet, okay, not the entire internet, but rather Pinterest, for outstanding recipes for kebabs. You know you want to [...]

1 06, 2016

CPK’s Next Chapter Menu has arrived

By | 2016-08-30T23:09:46+00:00 June 1, 2016|Featured, Food, Reviews|Comments Off on CPK’s Next Chapter Menu has arrived

Food. It's probably the only other thing, besides my kids, that my life revolves around. If you catch me looking like I'm deep in thought, it's probably just because I'm going over in my mind what my next meal will be. Being given the chance to sample CPK's Next Chapter Menu, because it finally made [...]

14 05, 2016

5 best chips to serve at your Memorial Day Weekend BBQ

By | 2016-05-16T09:32:27+00:00 May 14, 2016|Featured, Food|2 Comments

There's nothing worse in this world than going to a Memorial Day Weekend BBQ and the chips suck. I mean, seriously. If you're going to have a BBQ, you have to have a killer selection of great chips. Yes, burgers, hot dogs, ribs, and more, are must haves for a BBQ. Great cocktails, also a [...]

26 04, 2016

Add Cancer fighting produce to your plate this spring

By | 2016-08-29T18:04:17+00:00 April 26, 2016|Featured, Food|Comments Off on Add Cancer fighting produce to your plate this spring

Spring is a time of renewal, and the perfect season for a change in your daily diet. After a cold season of eating hearty produce like potatoes, winter squash, and parsnips, it’s a welcome change to embrace the warmer temperatures, and eat refreshing produce full of bright color. While produce offers you the essential vitamins, [...]

6 04, 2016

Healthier food options for your next BBQ

By | 2016-08-30T23:00:12+00:00 April 6, 2016|Featured, Food|Comments Off on Healthier food options for your next BBQ

Can you feel it? The warmer weather is coming. I know we keep getting the false starts, but it's coming, my friends. It is coming. What comes with warmer weather? Outdoor entertaining in the form of BBQs, and cookouts! Oh, but wait, we've all been working extra hard to eat healthier, and workout. Let's not [...]

23 03, 2016

Hangry is an understatement! Hand me a FUN SIZE® SNICKERS Crisper

By | 2016-08-30T22:47:33+00:00 March 23, 2016|Featured, Food|Comments Off on Hangry is an understatement! Hand me a FUN SIZE® SNICKERS Crisper

Ask my family about when Mama Sunflower hasn't eaten. Hangry is an understatement! No photo can capture just how insane I can be if I haven't eaten, and it happens almost every day. Crazy as it seems, I forget to eat during the day. Scratch that, it's not that I totally forget to eat. It's [...]