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Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer Giveaway

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Just in time for Mother’s Day…

 

We’re giving away a bright and shiny KitchenAid mixer. Your mom deserves one, right?

 

Or maybe you deserve one.

 

One lucky winner will receive a 5-quart KitchenAid stand mixer in the color “Ice”. Enter below using the Rafflecopter widget; you’ll have until May 4th to win.

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iPad Air Giveaway

IPad Air Giveaway

IPad Air Giveaway

Have I got a great giveaway for you today!  The new iPad Air is up for grabs!!  I know you want to win one.  I am not even an iPad fan, and I want one.  I am with a great group of bloggers sponsoring this today.  Please use the entry form below to enter.  Super simple, just like the pages you are interested in, and you are entered!

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Cookies & a Giveaway

Keep It Sweet Desserts

Keep It Sweet Desserts

Everyone likes cookies, right?  Well today you are in for a treat.  My friend Lauren from Keep It Sweet Desserts sent me some cookies to taste, and now I have the privilege to offer cookies to you!  I realize that not everyone likes to bake as much as I do, so having a go to source for good baked goods is important.  Let’s face it, store bought cookies don’t always pass the test.

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Chorizo and Egg Breakfast Wrap

Chorizo and Egg Wrap

Chorizo and Egg Wrap

Want to know a little secret?  We aren’t huge sandwich eaters at my house.  Well that isn’t entirely true.  My husband does not like deli meat, so that means, we don’t eat a lot of sandwiches at home.  My 8 year old and I love a good sandwich, but only tend to get them if we are out at a restaurant.  I am slowly trying to turn my husband.  I don’t think I will ever win him over with deli meat, but I will find middle ground between that and peanut butter & jelly.

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$500 Amazon Gift Card

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Who wants to win $500 to spend at Amazon?  If you didn’t raise your hand I think there is something wrong with you!  Well today I am super excited to offer you the chance to win!  I am so jealous, and wish that I could enter to win.

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I have teamed up with a wonderful group of bloggers to bring you this awesome giveaway.  The entries are simple, just follow the instructions below!  Good Luck!!

 
Win a $500 Amazon Gift Card!

Alexia Review & Giveaway

Alexia Garlic Bread

Alexia Garlic Bread

Let’s talk sides for a minute.  Do you struggle with sides at your house?  I can easily pick a main dish, but to come up with sides that are good for you and that my family will like, is a struggle.  My family isn’t big on veggies, so salads and roasted veggies don’t always work.  I could love on Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Roasted Asparagus, but I am alone on that at my house.

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DIY Spice Rack & Giveaway

DIY Spice Rack | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

DIY Spice Rack | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

My spice cabinet has been a mess since we moved into this house, last July.  Every time I opened the cupboard I was annoyed, and spent forever digging for what I needed.  We had been talking about how to fix it and make it functional, pretty much since the day we moved in.  It was one of those things that just got pushed to the back burner though.  I finally got fed up enough, and took matters into my own hands.

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Cravory Cookies & Giveaway

Cravory Cookies

I think you all know that I like to bake.  Christmas time is like heaven to me.  I can pretty much bake any time during the month of December, and not feel guilty.  I do get the “what did you make this time” comment from my husband when he gets home, sometimes.  But I have an excuse, it is December, Christmas is coming!

I realize not everyone likes to bake like I do, but cookies at Christmas time are a must.  And I have found the best alternative to homemade cookies.  The Cravory.  When they asked if they could send me a box of their Holiday Menu, I was interested to see what they would be like.  There had some very interesting sounding flavors like; Spiked Eggnog, Cookies & Milk, Gingerbread House and more.

To say I was impressed would be an understatement.  These were so thick, chewy, and soft.  The flavors were just right.  The Spiked Eggnog, was a little spicy with lots of nutmeg.  Gingerbread House was a perfect soft gingerbread with white chocolate swirled throughout.  These would go wonderfully on your holiday cookie tray, and no one has to know that you didn’t slave over them.

Cravory also have you covered the rest of the year with Pancakes & Bacon, Red Velvet, Blueberry Muffin, Rosemary Balsamic and so many more, including the classic Chocolate Chip.  Trust me, if you want to send a gift someone will love, or don’t have time to get in the kitchen, Cravory Cookies will surely impress.
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**This giveaway is sponsored by The Cravory.  They sent me a box of their Holiday Menu cookies.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  Opinions are 100% my own.**

Spicy Chili-Lime Yogurt Dip & Giveaway

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Did you know that November is Diabetes Awareness Month?  I honestly had no idea.  I am embarrassed to say that, but I just didn’t know.  I have been very fortunate to not have diabetes touch my life, or anyone close to me.  I recently met someone who has it, but he manages it very quietly, so you would never know.  My friend Carolyn, from All Day I Dream About Food is my closest real connection to diabetes.  She is constantly in the kitchen doing amazing things, making over the most decadent dish to make it diabetic friendly.

Today many of us are getting together to help spread the word about Diabetes.  Did you know that 25.8 million people (adults and children) in the United States have diabetes. In 2010, 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in people 20 years of age and under.  It is a wide spread disease that can affect anyone.

Today Carolyn challenged us to share a recipe that was gluten free, lower in carbs, and didn’t use any type of sugar.  I came up with this Greek yogurt dip.  It is a little spicy, and you can never go wrong with chili and lime together.  Serve with veggies, or your favorite gluten free crackers for a super healthy snack.  You can easily serve this at any party, and no one will ever know that you are serving something healthy!

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Equal Exchange Candy Bars & Giveaway

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Tis’ the season for chocolate!  And boy are you in for a treat today.  We have lots of chocolate to talk about, and lots of chocolate for you to win!

But first, let’s get serious.  West Africa is the source of 70% of the world’s chocolate, the Ivory Coast alone produces 40%.  The beans that are harvested in West Africa are then mixed into almost every mass produced brand of chocolate.  But here is where it gets serious.  In West Africa, the Ivory Cost in particular, child trafficking  is very common.  Kids and families go to the Ivory Coast in search of jobs, but then the children are separated from their families, and trafficked to cocoa farmers.  Some of the farmer’s pay the children a small sum to work on the farm, others pay them nothing.  The children are forced to work long hours, perform dangerous tasks, and are given minimal food and shelter.

This is where Equal Exchange is stepping up and making a difference.  All of their chocolate is sourced from small scale farmer co-ops in the Dominican Republic, Panama, Ecuador and Peru.  The farmers all own their land, and control their business.  All of the chocolate from Equal Exchange is organic.  They partner with farmers using sustainable farming methods, without pesticides or fertilizers.  The chocolate is made without corn syrup or other additives, so you can feel better about putting it in your body.  You can learn more about the fair trade of chocolate and what Equal Exchange is doing on their website.

You can play a game on Equal Exchange’s Facebook page to win some of their new candy bars, as well as learn more about chocolate.  They currently have 3 new candy bars.   One filled with peanut butter (my personal favorite), a crispy one filled with crisped rice and quinoa, and a dark chocolate fruit and nut bar.  All were delicious, and I love the idea of quinoa in candy! I was also given mini’s that were just milk chocolate – super silky and smooth.  They are going to be great for trick or treaters!

Want to win some of your own chocolate, just in time for Halloween?  Well Equal Exchange is giving one lucky winner a 24 pack of candy bars!

Open to residents of the US Only.  I will notify the winner via email, and they will have 48 hours to respond, or I will pick a new winner.

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**I was sent 6 Equal Exchange Candy Bars, and a box of mini chocolate candies.  The giveaway is sponsored by Equal Exchange.  All opinions are 100% my own.