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Posted on July 6, 2017

Keeping It Fresh: Spinach Salad Featuring Rubbermaid FreshWorks


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SeeHowFreshWorks #CollectiveBias

Until recently I was always throwing away produce that had gone bad, until I discovered Rubbermaid® FreshWorks™ Food Storage containers. I found Rubbermaid FreshWorks in the food storage aisle at my local Kroger. There is no telling how much money I have wasted over the years by not storing my veggies and fruit in these containers. The containers are sized for optimal storage of most commonly purchased produce. I stored mushrooms and strawberries separately in the FreshWorks medium size containers for about a week. I also stored blueberries for over a week inside a small FreshWorks container before preparing them for one of my favorite Spinach Salad Recipes. Read more

Posted on July 5, 2017

My OREO Creation Contest


“Down in New Orleans, where the blues was born. It takes a cool cat to blow a horn. On LaSalle and Rampart Street, the combo’s there with a mambo beat. The Mardi Gras mambo, mambo, mambo. Party Gras mambo, mambo, mambo. Mardi Gras mambo, ooh. Down in New Orleans…” – Mardi Gras Mambo 

Now when I hear the Mardi Gras Mambo, I think of Mardi Gras, and of course King Cake. Since I was born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA, only a one hour drive away from New Orleans, I grew up going to Mardi Gras Parades and eating King Cake. I enjoy eating King Cake because it is such a sweet treat. Recently I was challenged by OREO as part of the “My OREO Creation Contest” to come up with my own unique flavor. So I decided to combine my love for King Cakes and OREO’s into one bite of deliciousness. The King Cake OREO would be a Cinnamon cookie on the outside, and a creamy cream cheese flavored inside; including layers of purple, gold, and green in honor of Mardi Gras’ colors. Read more

Posted on June 29, 2017

Ideas For A Low Key Date Night At Home


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #ServeWithACoke #CollectiveBias

Who loves a good a date night? I know I do, but I also know that date night can be expensive. Between paying for a sitter and a dinner plus whatever activity we may decide to do, the costs can add up very quickly. Even though I don’t normally pay for date night, I still feel like that money can be spent better in other ways. However, it is still important to have alone time to connect with your significant. With that being said, I have decided to come up with some ideas for a low key date night at home. I figured since my boyfriend always treats me for date night, I will treat him this time. Read more

Posted on June 12, 2017

Turning the Heat Up on Southwest Coleslaw


This is a Sponsored Post on behalf of Colman’s Mustard – all opinions shared are my own. #ad #HotMessAround

Some like it hot and some like it hotter. Now that is summer, instead of cooling down, I am turning the heat up on my Southwest Coleslaw recipe with Colman’s Mustard. This recipe was passed down to me from my grandmother, so what better way to enjoy it, than to make it and share it with her. Last week, I was lucky enough to have her in town for a visit, so she is officially making her debut on my blog! I call her Mimi; she is a wonderful grandmother to me, and an an even better cook. Read more

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