Sunday, March 27, 2011

Homemade Caramel Frappuccino

I really enjoy a caramel frappuccino. I live in the country so I can't run out and get one. I found a recipe online and tried it. The first time I tried it, I made the coffee and mixed a half cup of coffee with a half cup of milk with 3 tablespoons of sugar and caramel syrup. I put it in the blender with ice and blended. Turns out you have to use cold coffee or you just have a watered down frappuccino. So the next night I tried again and got it right. It was delicious. I will be making these pretty often.

Here's my recipe:

1/2 cup strong coffee
1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons caramel syrup
12 cubes of ice

Blend it all until it's the desired consistency. You can also top it off with whipped cream and more caramel syrup.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

$20 Omaha Steaks Gift Card Giveaway

Congratulations, I'm emailing you right now.

I have a $20 Omaha Steaks gift card that I am going to give away. I love my devoted readers and would like to encourage you all to share this blog with your friends.

If you would like to enter to win the gift card, just become a follower and post if you are a new follower or old follower in your mandatory entry.

For an extra entry you can share this blog post on facebook or twitter. You can do this daily.

I will choose the winner on 4/15/11 at 7:00 PM EST. Please leave your email in your comment if it's not visible on your profile. I will email the winner and they will have 72 hours to respond before I choose another winner. I use to select the winner.

I have provided this gift card myself.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Food Should Taste Good Review & Giveaway

I have emailed the winner, she has 72 hours to respond with mailing address.

Thank you all for entering and reading my blog.

This past Monday I received some coupons from Food Should Taste Good to review and offer a giveaway of their products.

Food Should Taste Good®
All-Natural Tortilla Chips

A Simple Idea...
I love food. I’ve been working in restaurants and grocery stores my whole life, and if I’ve learned anything, it’s that food tastes best when it’s made with real ingredients. That’s why I started my own company, dedicated to making wholesome, healthy snacks. As for the name, Food Should Taste Good, it kind of wrote itself.
Pete Lescoe
Founder, Food Should Taste Good, Inc.

More About Food Should Taste Good®

CEO and founder Pete Lescoe created Food Should Taste Good, Inc in 2006 with the goal of making a unique new snack with great taste, healthy ingredients, and sophisticated flavor - the qualities he is most passionate about in food. Based in Needham Heights, Massachusetts, Food Should Taste Good, Inc is a small company and growing fast.
With a brand name that says it all, Food Should Taste Good chips are made from the highest quality, all-natural ingredients baked into the chips. All chip varieties are gluten free, cholesterol free, have no trans fats and do not use genetically modified ingredients (GMOs). They are also certified Kosher, low in sodium and are a good source of dietary fiber. The chips combine the crunchiness of a chip, the crispiness of a cracker, and the dippability of a tortilla chip.
Food Should Taste Good chips are available nationally at fine grocers, as well as at specialty gourmet and natural food markets. For more information, please see our FAQ section - and feel free to visit us on Facebook!

All-Natural Snacks

  • All Natural
  • Certified Gluten Free
  • Certified Kosher
  • Certified Vegan
  • Cholesterol & Trans Fat Free
  • Dairy/Lactose Free
  • MSG Free
  • Non-GMO (made with non-genetically modified ingredients)
  • Good Source of Dietary Fiber

Food Should Taste Good®
All Natural Tortilla Chips


They are on: Facebook

You can find store locations here.



With my coupons I got the multi-grain and olive.  They are so good.  

Food Should Taste Good

Food Should Taste Good®
All Natural Tortilla Chips


Flax, sunflower and sesame seeds add to the distinctively nutty flavor, making this chip a wholesome, perfect snack to be enjoyed on its own or dipped into your favorite hummus.

A combination of real black, kalamata and green olives offers a genuine flavor which punches up a quick snack and creates the perfect base for dips like hummus.

A hint of cane sugar enhances the natural nuttiness of the sweet potato in a chip that is a riff on a classic baked sweet potato. Try the chips with a fresh fruit salsa.

Conveying the true taste of this pepper, with a clean, garden-like flavor on the first bite and a lingering hint of heat, the subtle spiciness of the Jalapeño chip elevates any salsa or queso dip.

A healthy yet delicious alternative for cheese cravings, these chips offer a smooth, rich flavor made from all natural cheddar cheese.

Nutty flaxseed, quinoa and organic blue corn create a robust yet versatile chip to be enjoyed alone or paired with a fresh dip.

The chip version of a loaded bagel, chock full of flavor by way of the onion, garlic, poppy and caraway seeds packed inside. Try it as a replacement for a bagel chip at breakfast or as a pre-dinner treat.

Made with real lime juice, these chips are a refreshing snack for any time of the day. They are perfect on their own and a great addition to any dip, especially guacamole.

Semi-sweet chocolate and cocoa offer a sweet balance that pairs perfectly with our chip’s natural corn flavor. They are as great for anytime snacking as they are in a creative dessert - try crumbling them over ice cream!

We start with all-natural stone-ground yellow corn to make fresh tortillas, allow them to cool and rest for 24 hours prior to being cut, lightly cooked in sunflower oil, and sprinkled with a pinch of sea salt. This authentic recipe results in an unbeatable crispy and flavorful yellow corn chip.

I have 2 more coupons that I will giveaway.  Please follow my blog and then enter the giveaway below, you can do as many entries as you like after the mandatory entry.  It is mandatory that you are a follower.

1.  Which flavor would you like to try? (Mandatory)
2.  Subscribe to my blog by email.
3.  Tweet this, Share this on facebook, or blog about this giveaway.  (unlimited entries, 1 for each time you share.

The giveaway will run until April 3rd at 7:00 PM EST.
I will use to choose the winner and email them.  The winner will have 72 hours to respond before I will have to choose an alternate winner.
This is a sponsored post.  Food Should Taste Good sent me the coupons to review and giveaway.  I was not paid for my opinion.  Full disclosure.

Monday, March 21, 2011

March is National Nutrition Month

Explore the many nourishing options that Yoplait has to offer - with varieties like Yoplait Light, Yoplait Original, Yoplait Fiber One, Yoplait Kids and Yoplait Delight Parfaits. Each product offers different benefits, and loads of variety, to make eating well a no-brainer. Here are five great ways to ‘get your snack on’ with Yoplait this March!
  1. Start spring off right with Yoplait Light’s Two Week Tune Up Plan – Replace breakfast and lunch with a cup of your favorite flavor of Yoplait Light, a whole grain and a piece of fruit and you could lose 5 pounds in two weeks. Go to for full diet details.
  2. Get more calcium with Yoplait Original style yogurt - Now with two times the calcium of the leading yogurt (50 percent of the Recommended Daily Value) in one convenient 6-ounce cup*, Yoplait Original style yogurt is committed to women’s health, offering a product that has even more of the calcium women need for strong, healthy bodies. Grab a free cup while supplies last during the Million Cup Giveaway on Yoplait on Facebook!
  3. Try the newest flavor from Yoplait Fiber One – Yoplait Fiber One’s new Blueberry flavor yogurt is packed with filling fiber, calcium, vitamins A and D, real fruit and the great taste of blueberries. With only 50 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 0 grams of fat, this deliciously creamy yogurt won’t break your calorie bank.
  4. Stress less over snack time with Yoplait Kids yogurt – With a wholesome and fun snack like Yoplait Kids yogurt in the fridge, you can feel good about what your children are eating at snack time. Yoplait Kids provides an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D, and has 25% less sugar than the leading kids’ yogurt**. With yummy flavors, and favorite friends like Dora and Lightning McQueen on the packages, Yoplait Kids is a hit with moms and children alike.
  5. End the day with a Delight Parfait from Yoplait – Even with two luscious layers providing a double shot of rich and creamy yogurt, these 100 calorie indulgences from Yoplait contain only 1.5 grams of fat per serving. Now available in two new flavors, Chocolate Éclair and Cherry Cheesecake, you can enjoy a dessert that’s 100 percent guilt-free.
*Leading yogurt has less than 25% Daily Value calcium per 6 oz.

**Yoplait kids has 9 grams of sugar per 3oz. the leading kids' yogurt has 13 grams of sugar per 3oz.

“Like” Yoplait on Facebook to keep up with the latest news and great opportunities to save on your favorite products from Yoplait yogurt.*** Don’t forget to ask your readers to become fans too!

***Coupon offers for Yoplait yogurt are not valid in all states.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Herr's Potato Chip Assortment Review

Winner chosen and emailed. They have 72 hours to respond with shipping information!

 Herr's Potato Chip Assortment Review & Giveaway

I got home from work today and found a huge box on the front steps.  It was from Herr's

Their motto is "Live Life with Flavor!". 

We opened the potato chips with Old Bay Seasoning first.  These are really good!  The whole family really enjoyed these and we've never had anything like the Old Bay Seasoning on potato chips before.

From the package:
"For half a century, Herr's has taken pride in bringing you fresh, natural, great tasting potato chips. Not surprisingly, we think they're the best tasting potato chips you can buy. What gives our chips their exceptional great taste? It's no secret. It's the way they're made! At Herr's, we take special care to select only the finest potatoes. We cook them in vegetable oil so they turn out crisp and tasty. Then we immediately seal them in Herr's special foil-like packaging. Sunlight and moisture get locked out. Freshness gets locked in, right up to the moment you open the bag, take out a chip, and eat it. Delicious! We hope you agree that Herr's potato chips have more of the natural potato taste you enjoy. And we hope you'll try our other Herr's snacks, made with the same family pride and care. I'm sure you'll enjoy them. In fact, you have my guarantee! -- Jim Herr"

Herr's was nice enough to send me all of these varieties:


My husband loves the Texas Pete Hot Sauce chips, he is a big fan of hot and says that these are actually hot.  Most of the chips that claim to be hot aren't hot enough for him.  The bag says: "Herr's® brings the flavor. Texas Pete® brings the heat. Hot sauce lovers, your chip has come in. Seasoned with the authentic pepper zing of Texas Peter's® Hot Sauce, and packed with the real-potato flavor of a Herr's® Ripple Chip, this bag of chips you hold in your hands is guaranteed to be a hot item. — Ed Herr, President"

I really like the baked chips.  All three flavors are great!  I didn't feel bad about eating them either.  They do not have any trans fat and are only 3 grams of fat per serving.  I have tried several baked chips before and these are by far my favorite.  I love the amount of flavoring on the chips and how light and crispy they are. 

The cheese puffs are great too!  I love cheese puffs, these honey flavored cheese puffs taste wonderful! 

So far we have really enjoyed these chips.  Every kind we have tried has been loved by all.

Herr's offers a coupon on their website found here:

They have offered an assortment of their products for me to giveaway.  I will make this giveaway easy since it's my first.

In order to enter you must follow my blog publicly on google friend connect.

The mandatory entry is to go to their website and tell me which snack you are eager to try.

Extra entries for posting this on your blog or tweeting or sharing on facebook.   Just leave a comment for each time you share this giveaway.

Giveaway ends on 03/31/11 at 7:00PM EST.  I will use to choose the winner for the eligible entries. 

I will email the winner and give them 72 hours to respond with mailing information.

I was not paid for this post.  They did give me the chips and will also give the prize for the giveaway.  This is my honest opinion.  Full Disclosure.

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I just found this blog and giveaway, you should really check it out!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Publix for Lunch Today

So, today I went to Publix for lunch.  I ordered an ultimate sub on wheat bread.  I got it with american cheese and lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles.  It was really good. I have half of it left for dinner if I choose to eat it then, if not it will probably go to waste because it may get soggy.  I had some ruffles potato chips to go with my sub and it was such a nice lunch.  I am extra tired today from the time change.  I can't wait to get home from work, so I can lay down and take a nap.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Let's Eat 2 Day

Welcome to my blog about my favorite thing, FOOD!

I have been enjoying blogs for a few years now. I love to eat and I love to cook.

I am going to blog here about new foods that I have tried. I will also blog about cooking easy and fast meals. I work full time so on the weekends I may cook something a little more complex. I would love to review new products and give them away to my readers as well.

Welcome to my blog. Please let me know if there is anything you would like to see here.

Here's what I'm gonna have for lunch today:

I love the Big John!