Food

By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Feb 12th, 2016
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This is a sponsored post with San Luis Sourdough® Bread Co. All opinions are mine. When I first moved here to the Central Coast, I was introduced to San Luis Sourdough® breads and I was impressed from the moment I bit it into the flavorful slice of bread. San Luis Sourdough® breads are known for their unique […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cake Decorating with Wilton
Jan 30th, 2016
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I love to bake and one of my favorite things to bake is the cupcake! Whether it’s chocolate, strawberry, vanilla or lemon, I love decorating and eating cupcakes! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to create a festive cupcake. Let me introduce you to the Peek-a-Boo Valentine’s Day […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Jan 29th, 2016
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I love M&Ms! In fact, everyone in our family loves M&Ms! While I love buying the M&Ms in the original packaging in the stores, I really love personalizing M&Ms for special occasions. February is a very special month for my husband and I. Not only is it Valentine’s Day, but it’s also our wedding anniversary. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Jan 26th, 2016
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Are you hosting a party? Maybe you have family and friends coming over for a holiday, celebration or to watch the game and you’re looking to make an appetizer they’ll enjoy? Does bacon make everything better? If you’re looking for a super easy and delicious appetizer to serve, you’ll want to try these Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers!! [&hell...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Jan 26th, 2016
38 Comments
1013 Views
Do you ever feel like you’re cooking the same dishes over and over again? Do you want to learn how to cook more recipes, but the idea of going to school seems a little out of your reach? I know I get those feelings! I am always on the lookout for new recipes and have […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Jan 25th, 2016
23 Comments
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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MeAndMyTea #CollectiveBias I love to put together and give gift baskets to my family and friends. Recently, I decided to create a Friendship Tea Gift Basket and thought it would be great timing with the New Year! I love […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Jan 22nd, 2016
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I love to bake and cook in the kitchen and it’s not surprising that our kids love to help get involved. Often times, when I’m getting ready to make something, at least one of our kids will come into the kitchen to see what’s cookin’ and ask if they can help. I try to give […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Jan 13th, 2016
53 Comments
1700 Views
Growing up, we always had canned chicken noodle soup on hand. While I still do enjoy that soup, especially when I’m not feeling well, I love my Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup way more! Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I wanna say it’s probably the best Chicken Noodle Soup I’ve ever had. […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Jan 10th, 2016
23 Comments
880 Views
If you follow my social media channels, it’s no secret that my husband and I love Starbucks® coffee! I remember how excited I was to see Starbucks® Coffee varieties in my local Starbucks and in my local grocery store. Not only are there the ground and bean varieties of Starbucks Coffee, but there are also […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Jan 1st, 2016
47 Comments
1755 Views
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kraft Foods. All opinions are 100% mine. Do you pack your child’s school lunches? Believe it or not, I love to pack our school lunches for our 6 kids! Honestly, I think they like it when I pack their lunches too. When packing 6 […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Dec 30th, 2015
47 Comments
2311 Views
One of the appetizers that I love to make (and eat) and that our guests love to eat as well are my Homemade Deviled Eggs! Not only are they delicious, but they are super easy to make too! Ingredients: 12 Hard Cooked Eggs 1 cup Mayonnaise 2 tsp Yellow Mustard Dash of salt and pepper […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Dec 18th, 2015
3 Comments
652 Views
How many of you have ever burned cookies? Ok, how many of you burn cookies more than you’d like to admit (I do, I do!)!!! In light of my batch of burned chocolate chip cookies, I thought it would be funny to write about 10 reasons we burn cookies! 1 – You forget to turn […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Dec 16th, 2015
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768 Views
I recently had the opportunity to participate in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, in which I both sent and received cookies! It was so much fun! I received some really yummy cookies and hope the bloggers enjoyed the cookies I sent to them as well! I love chocolate and felt like I had to […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Dec 15th, 2015
18 Comments
1057 Views
Ever since I was a child, cereal played a big role in my breakfast routine. Whether dry or with milk, cereal is something I’ve always enjoyed – and now our children do as well. Recently, Kellogg’s® and its breakfast brigade came up with a new campaign (#StirUpBreakfast) to encourage families to forever change how they eat […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Dec 7th, 2015
32 Comments
2773 Views
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SimplySteamed #CollectiveBias I love salad and I love chicken! So, when I recently discovered Healthy Choice® Simply Cafè Steamers, I thought – why don’t I create Lettuce Wraps with the two? Oh my gosh – I have to say that it [&hell...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Dec 4th, 2015
1 Comment
812 Views
I love kitchen appliances! Recently, I had the opportunity to check out the Black + Decker 6.5-Quart Multicooker. I love it! What do I love it? First, it has a removable pan – making it easy to remove your meal from cooker. Second, it fits a lot of food – very important for our big […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
Dec 1st, 2015
18 Comments
704 Views
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only does it include delicious dishes and a juicy turkey, but it also includes laughter, stories and thankfulness with our family and friends. This year, we enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at my sister and brother-in-law’s home. In attendance were my dad and stepmom, mother- and […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Do-It-Yourself
Dec 1st, 2015
20 Comments
1058 Views
I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for McCafé packaged coffee. I received product samples as well as a monetary promotional incentive to thank me for my participation. I love this time of year! Not only do I enjoy the holiday decorations and music, but I also enjoy shopping for, putting together, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Nov 15th, 2015
33 Comments
1534 Views
I love this time of year! It’s the time of year where we are planning and approaching the holidays! I love seeing individuals and companies reaching out to help others. I love helping others as well! ‘Tis the season to spread good cheer, right? Every year, Franz Family Bakery gives back to the community with […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
Nov 13th, 2015
52 Comments
1964 Views
  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year! Not only is it because it’s a special time to gather family and friends and enjoy good food, but because of two other special reasons. First, my oldest son was born the day after Thanksgiving almost 12 years ago. And second, two Thanksgivings ago, […]...
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