Cooking With The Mommy-Files

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 Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Nov 3rd, 2014
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With 6 kids in our family, it’s often hard to find a recipe that everyone enjoys.  Usually there is someone who doesn’t like something.  So, I have decided to create a series of blog posts giving you tested and true recipes we use in our big family – that the kids love!  The first recipe […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Jun 29th, 2014
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In our home, we like to recycle and upcycle where possible. We recycle our bottles, glass, cans and boxes. We upcycle our large containers and use them to hold holiday candy, loose nuts and screws and other goodies. Thanks to Unilever, we took our upcycling one step further. We decided to “Be Our Own Farmer’s […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Jun 1st, 2014
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Can you believe it’s already June?  The kids are gonna be out of school soon and that means it’s that time of year to pull out the camper and fire up the grill for some great camping memories with family and friends.  We love to go camping!  Frank is primarily in charge of setting up […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
May 26th, 2014
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It’s National Strawberry month and here on the Central Coast, we have a plentiful supply!  One of my favorite recipes to make is my Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe.  The recipe includes 3 main ingredients – strawberries, whipped cream and Sara Lee® All Butter Pound Cake. Sara Lee® All Butter Pound Cake is a moist, tender […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cake Decorating with Wilton
Apr 18th, 2014
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Can you believe that Easter is almost here?  When I was a little girl, PEEPS was one of my favorite Easter candies (other than chocolate of course).  As an adult, I still like snacking on PEEPS, as well as decorating with them.  With the inspiration of Wilton products and PEEPS candies, I created PEEP-A-BOO Easter […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cake Decorating with Wilton
Apr 17th, 2014
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I love cake mix!  Just ask Frank.  We have a LOT of cake mix in our kitchen – from Devil’s Food to Chocolate Fudge to Yellow to Rainbow Chip.  I was recently introduced to Duncan Hines® Limited Edition Spring Velvets™ Cake Mix – perfect for the upcoming Easter holiday!  Duncan Hines® Limited Edition Spring Velvets™ […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Apr 15th, 2014
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We love cake in our family, but the kids especially love cake when they get involved in the process of making it and decorating it.  Whether it’s actually whipping together the batter, frosting the cake or cupcakes or decorating, our kids love to help in the kitchen.  It not only teaches them responsibly and some […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Apr 11th, 2014
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As our kids get have been getting older, they have expressed more of an interest in baking.  Our oldest son, Brian, recently expressed a desire to help me bake up some Pillsbury Funfetti Cupcakes.  I was all for it! I love spending this quality time with him in the kitchen.  Not only does it give […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cake Decorating with Wilton
Apr 10th, 2014
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As a mom with a big family and who works full-time from home, I still enjoy baking and decorating, but often times look for recipe ideas that are both yummy, quick and easy.  Not to mention ideas that are kid-friendly!  Recently, our kids and I created Easy PEEPS Cupcakes made with Wilton supplies. I anxiously […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Apr 8th, 2014
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I enjoy cooking, but I don’t enjoy all the time I spend preparing and cooking meals.  This is not to say I won’t do it, but I love it when meals are made easily.  I was recently introduced to Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces and love them!  Not only do they make meal preparation easy, but […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Mar 14th, 2014
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In our family, we eat a lot of spaghetti!  In fact, the boys’ faces always light up when I announce that we’re having spaghetti for dinner.  Usually when I make spaghetti, I have to break the noodles in half so they’ll fit in the pot.  Not any more though, since I discovered Anthony’s Pot-Sized Pasta! […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Mar 12th, 2014
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Growing up, I don’t remember too many meals together at the dinner table, other than at holidays and on the weekends sometimes.  With a family of my own, I made the decision that I wanted our family to eat together every night (if possible).  It’s not only about enjoying good family together, but also about […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Feb 13th, 2014
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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Working full-time from home sometimes leaves me lacking in energy when it comes time to make dinner.  I want to prepare a meal that is quick, easy, and tastes good.  I also want it to be […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cake Decorating with Wilton
Jan 28th, 2014
155 Comments
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I love to bake!  Whether it’s cake, cupcakes, cookies, brownies – you name it, I love to bake it.  I also love to decorate what I bake, especially cupcakes.  Usually when I bake cupcakes, I use Devil’s Food Cake Mix, but this time, I used Pillsbury’s Moist Supreme Dark Chocolate Premium Cake Mix.  Talk about […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Dec 9th, 2013
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Every year, I host an Annual Cookie Exchange and invite our family and friends.  It’s a fun event where we socialize, eat, exchange cookies, eat, laugh, and eat some more!  A big part of the Cookie Exchange is obviously the assortment of cookies that everyone brings, but it’s also the snacks and foods you provide […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Nov 15th, 2013
20 Comments
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Our kids love to get crafty and creative, especially when they can’t eat their creations after.  Thanksgiving is the perfect time to create Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies with your kids.  This craft is not only fun and yummy, but it’s affordable, which is great for our big family or a family on a budget. For this […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking With The Mommy-Files
Nov 13th, 2013
113 Comments
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I love to bake and especially enjoy baking with Pillsbury products.  As part of the Pillsbury Celebrate More Program, I received a variety of goodies perfect for the Fall season.  The Pillsbury products I received included Perfectly Pumpkin Cake Mix, Perfectly Pumpkin Premium Cookie Mix, Caramel Apple Premium Cookie Mix, Caramel Apple Frosting and Pumpki...
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