Latkes! #wordlesswednesday


It’s Chanukah, which means it’s time to fry everything! 🙂 Check out my recipe for Spinach-Feta Latkes (I added mushrooms this year)


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Bobble Sport Resusable Water Bottle #Giveaway & Coupon Code

Screen Shot 2014-12-13 at 10.38.30 PMWelcome to our week-long, bobble SPORT reusable water bottle giveaway, that we are co-hosting with a wonderful group of bloggers from across the United States.

Experts tell us that to be fully hydrated, we’re supposed to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day (something which I am admittedly terrible at!)

The easiest way to make sure that you spend all day drinking is to always have a bottle in your bag and reusable water bottles are clearly a much more environmentally-friendly way to go than constantly grabbing a bottle of water out of your supermarket’s refrigerator case.

Did you know that Americans used about 50 billion plastic water bottles last year which, with a U.S. recycling rate for plastic of only 23 percent, means 38 billion water bottles are wasted each year3. ?  (from Ban The Bottle )


@Stonyfield Greek Is a Win (and an inexact smoothie recipe) #meatlessmonday

I try to only buy Organic dairy products for my family, which can get pretty pricey so when Stonyfield offered me the chance to sample their new flavors of Greek yogurt I jumped at the chance…even though I’m not generally a fan of anything with 0% fat.

In the last year or two, Greek yogurt has gotten pretty trendy–with almost every yogurt company trying their hand at making this thicker, creamier yogurt.  I don’t know of any other company that makes a fully Organic product free of GMOs.  But would the taste stand up?


I figured that I’d get to try a container or two…but, as you can see, the folks at Stonyfield wanted to make sure that I could really get my taste on! I got to sample the new flavors: Cafe Latte and Black Cherry, in addition to already established flavors of  Blueberry, Super Fruits and Strawberry.


Food Galore at Your Local Duane Reade Store #drfresh #collectivebias #shop #drbiggame #cbias

**Disclaimer: 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.All opinions are my own.**
#DRFresh #CollectiveBias

I am not really into convenience foods.  I am constantly making food for my family…generally always from scratch.  That doesn’t, however, mean that it isn’t nice to have a short cut every once in a while…particularly, when the shortcut involves fresh food with real ingredients instead of processed packages of unpronounceables.  Who knew that my neighborhood Duane Reade had so many such shortcuts in its refrigerator section?

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Welch’s Juice Ice Bars: 100% Juice 100% Yummy #spon

**Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are my own.**

To say that my children are obsessed with ice pops would be an understatement.

I keep junk food to a minimum in my house, but definitely don’t want to deprive my kids of sweet treats–lest they become those children who stuff their faces with garbage every time they go to a friend’s house.  That doesn’t mean, however, that I don’t prefer to buy products with natural ingredients and less preservatives–my kids respond to taste, not ingredient lists!

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I, on the other hand, definitely respond to both.  If convenience also comes into play, I’m an even happier mommy.


Diversifying My Family’s Juice Repertoire with V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers #V8Refreshers


**Disclosure: I received a sample of V8 V-Fusion® Refreshers to facilitate my honest review. All opinions are my own.**


V8 V-Fusions Refreshers

I give my kids juice to drink and I really don’t feel too bad about it.  In a perfect world, my children would be perfectly happy with nothing but water and milk to drink, but it just doesn’t work that way in my house.  I have (pat on my own back) gotten them used to having their juice mixed with a great deal of water to lessen the amount of sugar that they are taking in.