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By Shannon Gurnee
In Food Review
Jun 30th, 2015
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It’s summertime here on the Central Coast and that means a lot more time spent outdoors. We especially love to grill outdoors! Well, when I say “we,” I mean my husband grills and I help (uh hum….supervise).  Just kidding, he’s great on the grill! We love to grill steaks, chicken, ribs, and even pizzas! Thanks […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
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Jun 20th, 2015
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I love a good steak and Outback Steakhouse is one of my favorite places to eat! Frank and I recently headed to Outback Steakhouse for dinner and found ourselves with some amazing steaks. The customer service and quality of food was great and we left feeling like we definitely return to that Outback Steakhouse! We […]...
By Frank Gurnee
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May 17th, 2015
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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LetsMakeSmores #CollectiveBias #sponsored We love to make S’mores in our family! We try to make them each time we take the kids camping and they love it! Ok, so I’ll be honest – my wife and I love them too! […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food Review
May 9th, 2015
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Our family loves Baskin-Robbins ice cream! Not only do we love the different ice cream flavors served with the pink spoon, but we love their ice cream cakes, too. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we headed over to our local Baskin-Robbins and picked up an ice cream cake for Mother’s Day – yay! […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Mother's Day Review
May 8th, 2015
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I love that there is a day to celebrate the mothers in our life (or to be celebrated), but love even more a full week to celebrate mom! That’s right – I said a full week! TGI Fridays thinks it’s not enough to celebrate Moms on just one day, so they created Mother’s Week! We […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Food Review
Apr 27th, 2015
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I find that as my children grow older they are starting to have their own opinions, and we don’t always see eye-to-eye. They don’t just do what I tell them to, or eat what I want them to. However, one of the things we do agree on are Chobani® products.  My yogurts started disappearing more […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food Review
Apr 15th, 2015
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Have you ever felt like you make the same dishes over and over again? Do you have a dish that you know your kids will eat and like, but want to pump it some more? Our favorite family dish is spaghetti. Now I’m not sure about you, but just noodles with spaghetti sauce is too […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food Review
Feb 15th, 2015
32 Comments
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When Frank and I last visited Las Vegas, we discovered Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen. It was so good!!! To be seated more quickly, we opted to sit out on the patio. I want to say the wait was short because it was pretty warm outside, but thankfully, we were in the shade and had nice […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Feb 6th, 2015
29 Comments
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I love chocolate! Whether it be chocolate candy, chocolate cheesecake, chocolate cookies or chocolate baked goods, I love everything chocolate! So you can imagine how fun it was for me to search through Foodie.com and find a variety of chocolate recipes. I loved it! Check out 12 Recipes That Are All About Chocolate by Shannon […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Jan 20th, 2015
32 Comments
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As a mom who cooks a lot for a big family, I am always on the lookout for new recipes.  With a few of our kids being somewhat picky eaters, I am careful about what new recipes I do make for everyone to try.  A great site to find a lot of recipe possibilities is […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Jan 15th, 2015
22 Comments
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Last year, Frank and I were introduced to a great restaurant here in town.  I honestly never even knew it was there until my dad told me how good the food and service were!  And boy was he right!!!  We were very impressed with California Grill in Nipomo.  It is a clean restaurant with a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Holiday Gift Guide
Jan 2nd, 2015
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I love the holidays! Not only do I love the lights and decorations, I love the goodies and treats! A great place to find Christmas goodies and cake decorating items is at Wilton Cakes. There is so much great Christmas stuff! You’ll find it in stores, as well as online. During the holidays, we decided […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Jan 1st, 2015
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One of my favorite steak restaurants to eat at with my family is Outback Steakhouse®.  Just thinking about the Bloomin’ Onion and Original Steak makes my mouth start to water.  What I would give to have that delicious meal in front of me right now! It’s official!  Auburn and Wisconsin are heading to the 29th […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Dec 30th, 2014
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This Christmas was an awesome one!  One of the gifts that Frank and I bought for ourselves was a Blackstone 1575 Outdoor Oven.  It is awesome!!!!  The pizzas we’ve baked on it have turned out so delicious.  Not to mention the fact that it only takes 3 minutes to cook.  Yes – that’s what I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cake Decorating with Wilton
Dec 28th, 2014
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  This holiday season, I attempted to make (for the first time ever) Holiday Roll-Out Cookies with Color Flow icing….and I think they turned out great!!!  Hopefully my Secret Santa partner thought so too!  While the Color Flow Recipe made cookie decorating a breeze and a lot of fun, I also discovered a delicious cookie […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Dec 24th, 2014
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  I love the holidays!  Not only do I love the decorations and the gifts, but I also love the sweet treats!  One of my favorite holiday treats to make are cookies!  In fact, I have great movies of making Chocolate Chip Cookies with my mom for Santa on Christmas Eve!  I can also tell […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cake Decorating with Wilton
Dec 22nd, 2014
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Every year, I have thrown and participated in a Holiday Cookie Exchange.  As a Wilton Sweet Treat Team Member, I had an extra special opportunity to participate in a Wilton Sweet Treat Team Holiday Cookie Exchange.  My partner was Mandy from Waiting on Martha.  Now I have to tell you that the members of the […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food Review
Nov 30th, 2014
10 Comments
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One of my favorite restaurants to eat at with my family is Outback Steakhouse®.  My favorite appetizer is the Bloomin’ Onion!  Oh my gosh, it’s so good!  And then I love to order either the Outback Special or Victoria’s Filet.  Oh and let’s not forget the Garlic Mashed Potatoes or the Sweet Potato with Honey Butter [&hel...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cake Decorating with Wilton
Nov 25th, 2014
28 Comments
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I love to make and decorate cupcakes!  As a Wilton Mom, I get access to a lot of great products that make decorating super easy and fun!  Recently, I made a Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcake using the Turkey Decorating Kit.  I found mine at Jo-Ann’s, but you can also find them online or a local craft […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Nov 21st, 2014
11 Comments
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The holiday season is here and that means lots and lots of pie!  I don’t know about you, but I love pie!  Whether it’s chocolate, fruit, pumpkin, cream – there is just something special about pie. Check out Deck the Halls with These 10 Holiday Pies by themommyfiles at Foodie.com Have you ever visited Foodie.com […]...
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