Ninja Blender Giveaway

Want the perfect accompaniment to these dog days of summer? You definitely need a top-of-the-line blender to help mix your vegetables for some awesome chilled gazpacho or to mix your fruits and yogurt for a refreshing morning smoothie!  If you don't have a Ninja professional blender, you're missing out. The Ninja Professional N600 Blender has an insane 6-blade technology that makes it as simple to blend gazpacho, soups, marinades, sauces and spreads as it is to chopping whole veggies at once!  I received my first Ninja two years ago and … [Read more...]

1st Birthday Celebration: Ninja Blender Giveaway

Happy 1st birthday to the blog!!! Exactly one year ago the first of Mom's recipes, Cheeseburger Pie, was unveiled to the blogosphere! What a wild ride it's been: from VIP food events, to featured articles, to featured recipes, to hob-nobbing with world-renown chefs, to working alongside some amazing brands. One year ago today: I didn't know how to boil pasta...I had no idea how to cut an meals were usually dialed up from a menu. Today, my kitchen fridge and pantry are always well-stocked, I actually meal plan for the … [Read more...]

Banana Basil Smoothie

Since receiving my new Ninja blender, I’ve been in smoothie heaven.  In fact, we’ve now deemed Sundays (at least Sundays in the summer) as Smoothie Days.  I’ve found that designating days with certain “themes” gives my kids anticipatory excitement that gets them invested in the food theme.  In fact, it’s amazing how simple french toast, or even a mere bowl of cereal can take on a totally different persona when it’s served at Breakfast for Dinner nights on Wednesday nights.  Same goes for smoothies. My kids have happily slurped Pomegranate … [Read more...]

Blueberry Banana Flaxseed Smoothie

The best part about Mother’s Day, besides getting adorable misspelled hand-made cards and breakfast in bed, was the NINJA making serious noise in my kitchen! Yep, my wish came true.  I received a Ninja, Professional Blender from my family.  And, I’ve already started creating an endless hit list of dishes that should soon meet the wrath of the Ninja’s 6-blade technology- from gazpacho to marinades to chopped veggies to sauces to spreads.  Last year I got hot pink multi-colored Nike I.D. running sneakers and this year I got a sleek black, … [Read more...]