The kids are grown, now what?: May 2014

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Garden Lites Gluten Free Muffin Review

Garden Lites Muffins #Gltuenfree

Ryan and I have baked, purchased and eaten a lot of muffins in the last few years. Each muffin was gluten free. Some were delicious. Some were dry and crumbly. Dry and crumbly is the fate of many gluten free baked goods but it is certainly NOT the fate of Garden Lites Muffins.

Madeleines Recipe #100FootJourney

The Hundred Foot Journey #100FootJourney

I am so excited for The Hundred Foot Journey to open August 8, 2014. I am also really excited by this new recipe courtesy of The Hundred Foot Journey!

Friday, May 30, 2014

KC Masterpiece BBQ Baked Beans Recipe

This post is sponsored by DataRank and KC Masterpiece. All thoughts, opinions and recipes are my own.

Summer has FINALLY come to South Dakota! We had temps in the 90's this week. This is my favorite time of year (except for the intense heat). I love having warm weather because that means it's time to barbecue! Now, I don't want to slave in the kitchen or over a hot grill all day, so I try to come up with recipes that taste great but don't require a lot of prep time.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

#DinnerDone 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 putting a fresh unique twist on summer recipes using Hunt's tomato products!  On May 30th at 12-1 pm ET, please join us for the #DinnerDone Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing  summer recipes for tomatoes that are as delicious as they are  perfect for easy cooking, and giving you a chance to win prizes!

When I think of summer I immediately think of tomatoes. And if I don't have fresh tomatoes on hand I always have Hunt's diced tomatoes in my pantry to add that touch of summer to my meals. From pasta salads to Gazpacho there is something delicious for us all to enjoy!

Join me and RSVP for the#DinnerDone Twitter Party on SoFabChats!

DATE:  Friday, May 30th
TIME:  12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
PRIZES: 5 – $100 Walmart Gift Cards
EARLY BIRD PRIZE: 1 – $50 Walmart Gift Card
RSVP & PARTY GRID: #DinnerDone Twitter Party Page

How To Participate In A Twitter Party on SoFabChats!
TIP:  How to join a Twitter Party – sign in! Before party starts, click on the green “Sign In On Twitter” bar at the top of the page!
TIP: Who to follow at a Twitter Party? Follow the Party Team by clicking on the Twitter handle links on the RSVP page!
TIP: Want to win Twitter Party prizes? RSVP by clicking on RSVP button before you join the party, follow everyone on the Party Team, and tweet with the party hashtag during the party to be eligible!
TIP: How to win the Early Bird prize? Watch for chance to share a tweet when you RSVP for chance to win!
TIP: Special deals and brand coupons? Keep that options checked when you RSVP for the party!
TIP: New to Twitter parties? Watch your column and Party Team tweet columns – they are slower paced and easier to follow!
TIP: Where to find Twitter Parties? Check out the SoFabChats Twitter Party Calendar to find more fun parties to attend!

Find more helpful Twitter Party Tips on SoFabChats!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Tandoori Chicken #100FootJourney

#100FootJourney Dreamworks

One of my absolute favorite Indian recipes is Tandoori Chicken. The combination of the aromatic spices, the delicious yogurt marinade and the juicy chicken is irresistible. I hope you try this recipe out and while it's cooking, check out this video for Dreamworks The Hundred Foot Journey.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

#SayCheeseburger Twitter Party

RSVP for the #SayCheeseburger Twitter Party

#SayCheeseburger #TwitterParty #shop sweepstakes on Twitter,gourmet burger recipe, cheeseburger recipes,cheeseburger recipe, cheeseburger, bacon cheeseburger, how to make hamburgers

Photo Credit: Shared Appetite

Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we're excited to host a party about making the best cheeseburgers with Kraft Cheese and Kraft products. On Wednesday, May 28 at 1:00 pm ET, please join us for the #SayCheeseburger Twitter Party where we'll discuss the "Great American Cheeseburger" and give you a chance to win prizes!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Beef Bourguinon a la Hassan Recipe

Emotional Blackmail

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At 4:53 AM someone left this anonymous message for me using the contact form on my site. If you have been following my blog for a while then you already know that my oldest daughter was molested by my ex-husband. I posted about it for the Brave Woman Campaign.

I don't know who this anonymous poster is but I do have their IP address and if the emotional blackmail continues then I will be contacting the police. We live in a wonderful technological world where anonymous no longer is.

Anyone that really knows me knows that I was not complicit in the molestation of my daughter. Anyone that really knows me knows that I suffered extreme emotional pain upon finding out who my daughter's molester was. Anyone who really knows me knows that I still experience great emotional pain from this.

To my emotional blackmailer: BRING IT ON!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Hundred Foot Journey Trailer

The Hundred Foot Journey

Helen Mirren is in this. That's all you have to tell me. Her presence in this movie assures me that this movie is going to be wonderful! August can't get here soon enough. Check out the trailer here:

Monday, May 12, 2014

Twix Bites Coupon #EatMoreBites

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.

Twix #EatMoreBites #shop #cbias

The same brands you love are now in bite-size pieces. You’re probably wondering why we didn’t think of this sooner! Enjoy TWIX® Bites today. These little unwrapped morsels are perfect in any recipe or for snacking on-the-go. Save big on Bites at Walmart by sharing this coupon. #EatMoreBites #CollectiveBias

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Never Ending Conversation

The Never ending Conversation

That's us! One big happy family. Me and my three. I don't remember the exact date when we began discussing sex and body parts. I do remember that it began with a book called Where Did I Come From?. We read that book every night for years! My children were fascinated with their bodies and wanted to know all they could about them.


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