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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

#ThankfullySweet Twitter Party

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Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know I do and I’m excited to host a party to chat about things to do to celebrate fall and all things pie!  On Monday, November 24th  at 1:00 pm ET, please join us for the #ThankfullySweet Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing how our Thanksgiving should have a sweet ending and giving you a chance to win prizes!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

#LoveMyVinegar Twitter Party

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Join the #LoveMyVinegar Twitter Party 11/17 at 1pm ET. $670 in prizes and tips for enhancing recipes with De Nigris Seasoned White Wine Vinegar #shop #cbias
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Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know we do, and we’re excited to host a party about ways to make any meal tasty by adding De Nigris Seasoned White Wine Vinegar! On MONDAY, November 17th at 1:00 pm ET, please join us for the #LoveMyVinegar Twitter Party where we’ll be sharing ways to infuse your favorite recipes with extra flavor, and giving you a chance to win prizes!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Thanksgiving Tabletop Shopping Guide #BBNshops

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Boombox Network . The opinions and text are all mine.

  1. Hot Skwash Pumpkins - Rich, velvety pumpkins in warm hues with real pumpkin stems. Handcrafted in Oregon. Centerpiece on the table, the buffet or adornment over the mantle. See them here.
  2. Branch iron candelabra - A rustic but elegant and certainly dramatic candelabra that holds 17 candles. Buy it here.
  3. Dripless pillar candles - A set of 12 dripless candles in a color to suit your decor. Save your furniture and table linens from dripping wax! Get them here.
  4. Leaf appetizer dishes - These glazed leaf dishes are the perfect size for each guest to use as appetizers or for the hostess to serve sauces, dips, olives... See them here.
  5. Pumpkin Dutch Oven - A perfect Oven-to-Table piece, and certainly one that is an ode to the season. By Staub. You'll have it forever. Buy it here.
  6. Swirled tangerine glasses -  These goblets boast of seasonal colors and style. See them here.
  7. Root wood bowl - This one-of-a-kind wooden bowl is crafted from reclaimed fir wood. It is food-safe and perfect to serve dry foods such as breads. Check it out.
  8. Footed leaf tray - Highlight your hors d'oeuvres and desserts on this elegant pedestal tray. Get it here.
  9. Live Thankfully napkins - A set of 6 natural cotton napkins that are very apropos with the "Live Thankfully" inscription. Buy these napkins here.
  10. Wine carafe -A Stylish wine serving is to be had with this hand-blown wine carafe with an oak wood stopper. Or use it for water or juice. See it here.
  11. Wood candle holders - A set of 5 wooden candle holders, each with a different distressed finish. Love them for the Thanksgiving table and anywhere in the house for the rest of the year. Get the set here.
  12. Flicker LED candles - Perfect for the wooden candle holders and you won't have to worry about them. The natural flicker will make you forget these candles are battery operated. Oh, and remote control is pretty cool. Get them here.
  13. Autumn floral basket - Preserved sunflowers, myrtle in orange and green, flax and natural wheat make up this decorative harvest basket. Put it anywhere in your home to announce Thanksgiving. Buy it here.
Give your guests an inkling of the festivities that await them inside by adorning your front door this absolutely gorgeous autumn foliage wreath.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Thanksgiving Cooking Essentials Shopping Guide #BBNshops

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Boombox Network . The opinions and text are all mine.

  1. Pink Chocolate - By the time 4pm dinner comes around, you're going to wish you were wearing something more stylish than the crumpled cook's apron you picked up 5 years ago at the hardware store. You may not want to take this pink and brown number off to eat! Also available in brown and blue, and brown and lime green. Buy it here.
  2. Butcher's Twine - Trussing your turkey is a great way to keep it moist. Get it here.
  3. 2-Qt Induction Ready Stainless Steel Saucepan - You might think you have enough. But what if you are simultaneously boiling water for potatoes, cooking peas, reheating gravy, and making stock from your turkey innards? What then? No worries. Restaurant supplies to the rescue. Buy now, use for years.
  4. 7-Inch Stainless Steel Potato Masher - Never, ever, ever try to mash your potatoes in a mixer or food processor. That said, using a fork will dampen holiday spirits in no time flat. This masher has an ergonomic handle, and lots of mashing surface to make quick work of your potatoes. Get your masher here.
  5. Taylor Roast Meat Thermometer - Don't even mess with wing wiggling. Insert this meat thermometer into the thigh of your bird. You're done when temperature reaches 165 degrees. Find it here.
  6. Rosie Spiral Whisk - That gravy you're responsible for? Afraid of lumps? You will want to whisk as you add liquid, and if you make gravy in your roasting pan - which is really the best method - a flat whisk like this can mix in every last bit of pan dropping goodness much better than the vertical whisk you probably already have. Check it out here.
  7. Silicone/Cotton Pot Holder and Trivet - In case you've taken off the mitts, because we all do, and you need to grab a pot handle, or set something hot down on a surface that needs protection. Buy it here.
  8. 15 inch Stainless Roasting Pan- Stainless steel is far better than aluminum for roasting pans, and, contrary to popular opinion, non-stick is the wrong choice. You won't get a good base for gravy-making unless your drippings stick and caramelize. Make sure you choose a pan that will fit your turkey, with enough room for air circulation, but not so much space that the juices spread out and burn in the pan. Check it out here.
  9. Ultra Flex Kitchen Oven Mitts - Thanksgiving is prime burn time. Go all out on protection when you're reaching into that hot oven, and across that hot stove. Don't get burned!
  10. Pie Cutter - Cut at the table, with a bit of hey presto! and this one-touch pie slicer. Get it here.
  11. Laguiole Carving Set - The knives of French kings and queens, found in all the best restaurants, now playing at your Thanksgiving table. Beautiful wood handles, stainless blades, and a box for storing them safely until next year's Thanksgiving. Get the carving set here.
  12. M'heritage Roaster w/ Cast Iron Handles & Rack - If you want the spectacular option, go for copper cladding and never look back. You can buy it here.
  13. Gravy Boat - Gravy is as important to the holiday as the turkey it blankets. And gravy boats, on a plate, are hands down the least messy, most attractive way to serve it. Buy it here.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

#TasteTheSeason Twitter Party

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Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about celebrating the holiday season and Thanksgiving! On Tuesday, November 11th at NOON, please join us for the #TasteTheSeason Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing ways to make your Thanksgiving celebrations fun and easy with the help of favorite Kraft products from Walmart and giving you a chance to win prizes!

#Feast4All Twitter Party

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Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know we do and we're excited to host a party about using NESTLÉ® products to make Thanksgiving more delicious by saving you time in the kitchen!  On Monday, November 17 at 3:00 pm ET , please join me for the #Feast4All Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing your favorite dishes for Thanksgiving and giving you a chance to win prizes.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Must haves for Cat Lovers #BBNshops

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I don't call myself a cat owner. I like to think I am more of a cat slave. They own me. I cater to their whims. They eat off my plate and I am constantly on the lookout for furniture and toys that will pique their curiosity.

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