With Valentine’s Day right around the corner- I have a few tricks up my sleeve! I have some awesome (healthy!) cookies coming your way & lots of love on my instagram! Not following? Check me out on @homeinhighheels & if you’re into beauty- @stephlouiseatb! But what I think you will be most excited about is this awesome giveaway with Helen Ficalora! Keep reading to check out this piece & enter!…
Thanks to Martha Stewart I’ve gotten to try a lot of new things- but the best have been healthier options! You guys know how much I love cooking but I’ve been trying to splurge a lot less! For the past few weeks, I’ve been sharing some recipes from the Clean Slate Cookbook & Guide from the editors of Martha Stewart Living (which you guys knew!) but I’ve also been trying her supplements as well! Keep reading to enter my giveaway to win it all for yourself!…
One thing I can’t live without to get my morning started everyday (and sometimes afternoon), is a hot cup of coffee. With a crazy busy schedule, brewing a whole pot is sometimes out of the question, and really a waste since I’ll be jetting out of the house after my first cup anyway. If you’re in the same boat, you want something that satisfies that craving, but that isn’t wasteful or expensive. Do we have a solution for you!
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades has joined forces with Beauty and the Bump, Beauty Info Zone, Sunshine & Sippy Cups, Norah Loves Makeup and All Things Beautiful XO, which is an amazing group of bloggers to bring you this awesome giveaway just in time for the holidays! One lucky reader will win a NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Piccolo Coffee Brewer valued at $99.00.
If you’re a coffee lover too, and I know you are, you’ll definitely want to get your entries in for this! The trendy and stylish NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Piccolo, is the only single-serve coffee machine with the power to whip up 19 different hot and cold beverages in mere seconds. Equipped with espresso technology, the Piccolo features 15 bars of professional pressure, comparable to the java shops. The sleek, compact design makes the Piccolo a perfect fit for those tight, narrow spaces, while a custom control lever allows you to adjust the strength of your brew. To find out more, be sure to check out the complete review here.
It’s really simple, just complete as many entries as you want on the entry-form below and you’ll be in the running to win a shiny new brewer of your very own! Good Luck!
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Thanks to Lindt HELLO for sponsoring today’s post! All opinions are my own. #ItStartedwithHELLO Our love story definitely started with hello…over the internet! Completely unexpected when I wasn’t even looking I found the love of my life chatting with me over Facebook. Minutes turned to hours & hours into day then we met & definitely were both head over heels. At 19 (& him 23) we eloped…& have been married ever since! Sometimes I can’t help but wonder though…what if he hadn’t said hello? What if I hadn’t responded? What a sad story that would be indeed! Lindt’s “It Started with Hello” campaign introduces tasty premium chocolates sure to get a conversation going! Lindt has an amazing new collection called Lindt HELLO– a variety of premium chocolate options inspired by classic American Treats! Say “Hello” to someone you’ve been wanting to talk to…a new possible friend at work? A seriously handsome cutie on the bus? Share your favorite Lindt HELLO stick, bar, or mini stick to get the conversation rolling! Lindt HELLO is available in stores nationwide, Lindt Chocolate Shops and Lindt.com. You’ll see flavors like Strawberry Cheesecake, Cookies & Cream, Crunchy Nougat, Caramel Brownie, & more! Ryan & I are so enthralled with the Strawberry Cheesecake flavor that I’ve already ordered more to pickup from Target!
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So what is your HELLO story? If you’ve tried some of the new Lindt HELLO options– which was your favorite?
Are you one of those people wanting to eat more healthily but need a plan? Then Emeals just might be for you! A good friend of mine Justina of Justina’s Gems has an excellent post here all about her experience. Really- she loves it! Her post is both inspiring & insightful so I urge you to check it out.
From Justina- “Along with the meal plan, you could print out or access a grocery list on your smartphone at the grocery store. They divide it by section for you to take out the guesswork, and depending on your meal plan, you can also set it up to shop to the coupons in the grocery store.”
Lifestyle Blogging Network is giving away a three month subscription to a lucky subscriber this week. Even if you aren’t feeling very lucky, enter anyways- there may be a coupon code in it for you either way! I really love some of the recipes I’ve gotten to sneak a peek at- including lots of family favorites! Enter below!
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Do you like bacon? Do you really love it? Then listen up! Today I bring you 4 different types of bacon jam from The Bacon Jams. I am pretty excited to share with you something I probably wouldn’t have ever tried that Ryan & I now love. Whether you have it on some toast, as an ingredient, or as a topper I think you’ll be surprised to find how versatile they can be. As a super special treat there is also a huge blog hop at the base of this post filled with lots of awesome spring giveaways!
So I currently have 3 bacon jams- 3 from the permanent line & a special limited edition flavor. Above is the Original Bacon Jam & behind we have the Black Pepper & Honey, Red Chile & Garlic, & the limited edition Maple Habanero Bacon Jams. Each come sealed in an 8 oz jar with a nice wide mouth- perfectly easy to spoon out what you need without getting too much or too little. I can’t even get over how cute their logo is! A rockin piggy jammin out! Ha!
The first way I tried these jams was on some crusty bread. I mean, hey, isn’t that where you put jam? I liked it that way but the husband didn’t. With some experimenting we discovered he really liked these jams hot (think a hot dip if hot jam isn’t computing!) which doesn’t surprise me either. We tend to prefer our bacon hot (although cold bacon is tasty too!) so then we heated up a little of each & added them to crusty bread. Much better!
From left to right you have The Bacon Jams in Original, Black Pepper & Honey, Maple Habanero, & Red Chile & Garlic. You can see these aren’t gelatinous but rather more of a thick sauce/jam. When heated they thin out considerably because the fats break down. I don’t think there is a right or wrong temperature to eat them- you just have to find your own vibe. You can see each spread on crusty toast is a lot easier to see the differences. The ingredients are wonderfully simple but high in both quality & flavor- you can view them all here on their website.
Now onto the recipe! I wanted to do something ridiculously simple that really showed off a flavor that was dying to be paired with our dinner. I only used three ingredients to make this chicken more fantastic- 3 tablespoons of The Bacon Jam in Black Pepper & Honey, 1 tablespoon fresh honey, & around one tablespoon of water.
After searing your chicken breasts add all three ingredients to the pan. Whisk on med-high until thickened. The added honey helps to make it more of a glaze which will help it stick to the exterior of the cooked chicken. Poor over chicken & serve hot. This should only take maybe 1-2 minutes & the flavor is out of this world!
Needless to say we’re loving these bacon jams. I have so many ideas floating around- Beer cheese soup with bacon jam? BLTs with bacon jam? Bacon jam salad dressings? These are extremely versatile & they are all completely original- something I admire. Think of these jams as creative additions & let your recipes go to the next bacon level with very little effort! Want more ideas? They have a ton of creative recipes on their site here!
They have been so kind to me by letting me try their product & now it is your turn! There will be THREE winners & each winner will get to pick their own flavor variety they’d like to try if chosen! Which Bacon Jam speaks to your bacon loving soul?
While many of us are looking forward to spring, it doesn’t mean we are looking forward to spring cleaning. To make spring cleaning a bit more fun, the MPM Blogging Network has joined together to make spring cleaning even more fun! Each participating blog below is hosting their very own unique spring themed giveaway, including spring cleaning items, fashion accessories, and even gift card for purchasing your own Spring treats! To increase your chances of getting something fun, make sure to visit all the blogs linked below.
Also, don’t forget to enter to win our grand prize, a Shark PRO Steam & Spray Mop!
The Blooming Into Spring Blog Hop ends on 5/1/14 at 11:59 PM. The MPM Blogging Networks is not responsible for prize fulfillment and associated bloggers are responsible for their own giveaways. Good luck everyone and happy spring!
Hey guys! So I added some money to a new giveaway that I’m participating in with some other bloggers! I don’t normally participate in these giveaways but I’ve been wanting to put something together to celebrate my Home in High Heels redesign & just to say thanks! I wouldn’t be able to do any of this stuff without you guys & I wanted to let you know I really appreciate it!
Check out the other bloggers participating below & remember to enter through the Rafflecopter widget. If you have issues feel free to email me but please try refreshing or opening in another browser first as that seems to fix most widget issues. Thanks again & good luck!
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So if you have never tried Dale & Thomas Popcorn before, you are definitely missing out! To officially launch Cookinista, I have teamed up with this blossoming company to host a giveaway for you guys. If you are the lucky winner, you will receive everything reviewed here!
The packaging is adorable. Instead of creating a whole new box for holidays, Dale & Thomas adds a sleeve, this one being covered in holiday hearts! I love this concept because their boxes are always packed securely. I mean, what’s the point of getting popcorn if its all crunched up right?
This package comes with 6 sample bags all packaged in really durable coating. I mean seriously, get scissors, these are really hard to open with just your hands! Although they make tons of variations on flavored popcorn, this is for Valentine’s Day so these all revolve around what? Chocolate of course! If you aren’t a chocolate fan, I urge you to try out the Southwest Cheddar Chipotle!Keep in mind these bags serve 2-4 people according to the site. Personally, I like to grab a handful or a little bowl full here and there so it lasts me quite awhile! These are also gluten free as well as kosher!
D & T Description- We combine Dale and Thomas’s all natural corn, pop it to perfection, then dust the corn with praline almonds and finish it off with a drizzle of fudge.
My Take- I am such a sucker for almonds! The mix of deep fudge and almonds makes this popcorn something really special. There are bigger chunks of almonds throughout so I suggest shaking up the bag a bit before eating.
D & T Description- We have transformed our just-popped corn with a hint of aromatic cinnamon and brown sugar, for an enticing taste of fresh-from-the-oven sticky buns. Then we drizzle a layer of creamy white chocolate for the perfect finishing touch
My Take- Like a warm, iced cinnamon bun with extra…white chocolate icing? Indeed! This isn’t overpowering, just the perfect blend of flavors. I love the vanilla kick it has.
D & T Description- Welcome to heaven. Nirvana. Whatever you want to call it, our Peanut Butter & White Chocolate DrizzleCorn takes you there. This sweet-and-salty, creamy, and crunchy delight will blow you away!
My Take- This is the perfect blend! The peanut butter isn’t too overwhelming like with most mixes. The white chocolate and creamy peanut butter really are nirvana!
D & T Description- Big, fluffy kernels of our farm-fresh popcorn are perfectly paired with not one, but two luscious chocolate toppings: creamy milk chocolate and dreamy white chocolate. This over-the-top taste sensation is a chocoholic’s dream!
My Take- Perfect for when you just can’t choose! This is some high quality white chocolate, it really stands out and holds its ground against the milk!
D & T Description- Chocolate is good. Twice the chocolate is even better. We drizzle dark fudge over our sweet-and-salty Kettle Corn and then top it with a sprinkling of tiny chips made from real semi-sweet chocolate.
My Take-Double chocolate, why yes I will thanks! This is a chocolate lovers dream with dark chocolate for a punch of richness.
D & T Description- Our delicious caramel-dipped popcorn has been infused with the fresh Italian flavor of almond biscotti, and then dressed with decadent dark fudge and a coating of white chocolate. Try it with espresso and live a little
My Take- This is truly decadent! Almost every inch of popcorn is covered and the fudge is really rich. This is also probably the crunchiest coating of the bunch.