Archives for February 2014

The Weekend Retreat Link Party #54

Welcome back for another great weekend at The Weekend  Retreat!!   I love seeing all your posts, you either get me hungry or make me think I can can get creative!

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New England Pot Roast Recipe Makers

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I’m always on the lookout for a quick family meal.   The last thing I like doing  when I get home from a busy day at work is try to decide what to cook for dinner tonight.  It is often times v

ery tempting for me to just grab a quick dinner on my way home from work.   But I want to insure that my family is always getting a more nutritious dinner.  This is why I like these Kraft Recipe Makers.  I loved how these meals come conveniently pre-packed using all real ingredients which helps makes a quick family dinner in no time at all.  I literally spend less the 10 minutes in the kitchen preparing dinner.  Which in return means I can spend more time with family, which is important to us.  The only work I needed to do, was to purchase  the meat, the sides and provide my favorite the slow cooker.


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Co-Hosting Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #60

Happy Valentines Day! 
Welcome to the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #60.
It is the sixtieth week that Ducks ‘n a Row has hosted this hop and the very first time that one of their posts was the most viewed!  Sinea is one happy lady and sends her thanks! 
Many of your posts will be centered around the beauty of Valentine’s Day…after all it is Valentine week… but we are not restricted to that theme. Feel free to share your favorite posts of all kinds:  recipes, DIY, crafts, blogging lessons, fashion tips, inspirational, home decorating etc.  
Time to see whose posts were most popular last week and then add our faves this week. Reminder, when pinning please go to the original post first and pin from there! And, don’t hesitate to share links on other media as well! How about tweeting the announcement for us!
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Happiness is Homemade #6

Welcome back for another great week at Happiness is Homemade Link Party!!


H is H #6

1. Grumpy’s Honey Bunch made these Sweet Chili Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

2. Creative and Delicious made these Coffee Chocolate Dip and Fresh Fruit

3. Recipes and Ramblins  made these Mushroom Nachos

4. The Pin Junkie made just in time for Valentines Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Roses

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Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Utah has a cold front coming in this weekend.  We are expecting to get a few inches of snow in the Valleys and 1′-2′ feet of snow in the mountains.  Which means it is freezing cold and wet outside.  Which means we lounge around the house in our pajamas, we don’t get ready and we definitely don’t leave the house.  So I plan on starting this Slow Cooker Beef Stew in the crock-pot while me and the kiddo stare out the window and watch the snow fall.  I might even sneak a few rounds of the Olympic’s during nap time.    That is the great thing about this Slow Cooker Beef Stew, you can start dinner in the morning and you don’t have to worry about it again until later that evening.

How many of you love your Slow Cooker?  I absolutely love my slow cooker, and this Slow Cooker Beef Stew is my all time favorite stew!  I love how the meat just falls apart and the potatoes and carrots are the perfect tenderness.   Add a few bread sticks to dip into the sauce and we are set.


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Valentines Day Cold Hard Cash Giveaway $$$$

Enter to win $200 to spoil your sweetie (or yourself!) this Valentine’s day! I have teamed up with 15 other amazing bloggers to share some love with you in the form of cash money. The winner will be chosen at random and paid via Paypal, so you must have a Paypal account to receive the prize.

The Weekend Retreat Link Party #53

Welcome back for another great week here at The Weekend Retreat!!  I love seeing what everyone has been up to!  Make to share stick around and make some new friends along the way.



Featured Blogger

Each week we’ll be doing a Featured Blog Spot to help introduce you to the different bloggers that link up with us! We’ll be including a main photo along with a few of our favorite posts with links back to their blog so you can stop by, check them out, and say hi while you’re there! This week our featured blogger is Gina from Kleinworth & Co. Kleinworth & Co is new to me, but I am in love with her photographs – especially her food photos. If anyone wants to know how she does it, she has a photography workshop and even one on one mentoring! Also her recipes look divine!

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Co-Hosting at Wonderful Wednesday #59

What a fabulous party we had last week and you obviously had lots of fun, too…viewing, pinning, liking, G+ing, tweeting, etc.

Welcome to our fabulous FEBRUARY co-hosts!Ali from Jam HandsBrittany from Mommy on Demand

Elie from Organizer By Day

Christie from A Kitchen Hoor

Now, let’s get to know them…

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LoveCoups Giveaway


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Buffalo Chicken Ranch Pizza

It’s not very often when me and the husband have an entire weekend off together with nothing to do!  Our weekends usually consist of  at least one of us working a  Saturday so we usually only have a Sunday together.   Lucky for me this week we had a 4 days off together to be lazy, running around to get errands done,  mama even got a herself a new elliptical trainer.  While we were out and about we went to lunch at local Pizza company.   I thought it was very ironic that after we purchased my elliptical we went across to the street to the Pizza restaurant.  I hope the employees weren’t judging…lol!  I let my husband pick the pizza choice this time.   My husband decided to order this Buffalo Chicken Ranch Pizza,  I was a little worried at first because im not a big fan of the buffalo sauce flavor.

Well ever since this day a week ago.  I have been craving for some Buffalo Chicken Ranch Pizza.   I thought to my self why do we have to order pizza to enjoy it all the time.  So I thought to myself let’s make this Buffalo Chicken Ranch Pizza at home.   I mean, how hard can it really be.  Well folks, we hit gold!  This was by far the best pizza I have had in long time.  When I started to make my Buffalo Chicken Ranch pizza I decided to add some bacon and cilantro on top verses the first time we had.  Because let’s face it everything tastes better with bacon on top!   To be honest I think my homemade version tastes alot better then $17.50 we paid at the restaurant.


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