Friday, June 26, 2020

Look who is turning 1 in 6 weeks!

Can you believe Jack is turning 1 on August 8th? That year just flew by! 

He's unable to have the large party that I was hoping for due to the virus, but what can you do? We're having a very small backyard celebration, and I hope he has a blast.  His party theme is firetrucks, and I've already had the decorations for a while now.  

Jack has birthday pictures scheduled for July 25th in our backyard and I cannot wait to see those.  He'll take a few posed shots and then dig into his smash cake.  I'm sure he'll love cake just like his mom and sister do.  I'll be sure to show you his birthday coverage.  :)

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Celebrate Dad This Father's Day With Gourmet Gift Baskets

Gift baskets make the best presents.  I've given many gift baskets as birthday presents over the years and the recipients absolutely loved them.  What's not to love about a beautiful basket filled to the brim with items that you enjoy? The best part is how they are decorated.  Make sure you select a basket that's big enough to hold everything you want to give.  After that, put clear cellophane paper around the bag and tie with a gorgeous bow.  It will be almost too pretty to open, but they won't be able to resist! It would be a smart idea to make some one's day extra special with a gift basket today.

Gourmet Gift Baskets is the mecca of gift baskets for any type of occasion.  A relative or loved one would enjoy a gift basket filled with tasty treats like candy, brownies or even popcorn.  There are so many gift basket choices like coffee, chocolate, tea, meat and cheese, and even sports themed! If gift baskets aren't on your radar, you can choose from dipped berries, popcorn tins, cheesecakes, and other delectable goodies to delight your taste buds with.  Keep Dad in mind for any of the above gifts this Father's Day.

How about care packages for your niece or nephew for their first year of college this Fall? You can't forget about the gift towers that are filled with items that will make any one's belly smile.  A gift basket would be the perfect corporate gift to thank a client, not to mention they make ideal presents for anyone for any occasion.  Go ahead and order one for a friend or family member today, or maybe even yourself!

In my opinion, food brings people together.  Whether in good times or bad throughout life, food is always a main component.  Food comforts people and makes them happy. 

Just like Scarlett and I, Jay is a sweet treat lover through and through.  He would happily gobble up practically any dessert no matter what.  When I came across Dad's Survival Kit, I knew it would be something that would make his belly happy.  If your dad doesn't live locally, this would be the perfect gift to send him for Father's Day.  Who doesn't love a fabulous assortment of treats?

The kit contains a 2 pack of the following cookies: chocolate chip, fudge brownie, oatmeal raisin, and peanut butter.  If you think that sounds amazing on its own, 2 beautiful whoopie pies complete this sweet treat bonanza. There's a variety of flavors to appeal to anyone's taste.

Jay was thrilled with the goodies and couldn't wait to dig in.  Even though it isn't Father's Day yet, why not celebrate early with some tasty baked goods? He of course shared with Scarlett and I which he knew he was semi-expected to do! The peanut butter cookie was the one he attacked first, which is his favorite.  Jay said it was soft, fresh, and had a wonderful peanut butter flavor.  It would pair excellently with an icy cold glass of milk or cup of coffee for a mid-day treat.

I cut the whoopie pie in half to act like I had some kind of self-control.  When in reality, I wanted to have the whole thing at once.  If you've never had a whoopie pie before, you're missing out.  It's two mini round chocolate cakes sandwiched with a thick cream filling.  Truly, it's the best! Since I don't have them too frequently, I'm always excited to have them whenever the opportunity presents itself.  This is definitely a treat that satisfies any sweet tooth.  This one did not disappoint at all and I loved every bite of it.

Scarlett was more than happy with the chocolate chip cookie, which is her go-to.  She said it was very yummy and had tons of chocolate, which is what she looks for in a cookie.  The more chocolate, the better!

Jay is looking forward to trying the rest of the cookie flavors.  It's impossible to say no to a cookie.

Since Father's Day only comes around once a year, it's important that you make it as special as possible for your husband or Dad.  Keep Gourmet Gift Baskets in mind for all of your sweet treat needs both present and future.

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Gourmet Gift Baskets for providing a product sample in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own. 

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Grill Out With Cave Tools Tonight

Now that the weather is warmer, my husband and I have been enjoying grilling on weekend nights for dinner.  We usually have grilled chicken or pork chops with corn, veggies, baked beans, or potatoes. There's nothing quite like the taste of grilled food and it's always fun to do it yourself too. Scarlett loves the baked beans, they are surely her favorite part of the meal.  Whatever you like to grill, make sure it's as delicious as possible.

Cave Tools is the headquarters for anything grilling.  Whether you need tongs, veggie baskets, digital cooking thermometer, or any other grilling accessories, they have you covered.  If you need a gift for the relative or friend in your life who is a grilling expert, this would be the company to buy from. Anything from Cave Tools makes an ideal Father's Day present for your husband or dad too. Keep the brand in mind to make your next BBQ a success.

One thing that I don't grill enough of for my family is vegetables.  We usually have steamed veggies with our BBQ's, but there's truly nothing like fresh.  Most vegetables are delicious grilled especially peppers, broccoli, and zucchini.  Make sure to season your veggies well.  The smokey taste is unbeatable! 

Cave Tools offers a fabulous grilling basket that lets you cook your favorite vegetables right on the grill without falling through the grill grates.  The basket is perfect for grilled fruits, shrimp, meat, veggies, or anything else that would fall through.  You'll love the fact that you don't have to wrap everything in aluminum foil to cook, but can cook directly in the basket.  Since the basket is curved, you'll never drop anything on the floor again.  Cook your meats right next to the veggies for a delicious meal that everyone will enjoy.  Once you're done, put the basket in the dishwasher for an easy clean-up time and time again!

When we grilled out for dinner tonight, we decided to have peppers along with the pork chops.  Our Weber grill doesn't have an extremely large grilling surface, so we have to be careful not to grill too many things at once.  There was just enough room for the potatoes, pork chops, and the grilling basket.

The inside of the grilling basket is quite spacious and really holds a lot, especially if you have a large family.  I chopped up two peppers completely and there was room for more! You'll like the modern and sleek appearance of the basket and it'll fit in perfectly with whatever style grill you have.

Since the basket has holes all throughout it, it allows the food to be grilled completely at all angles. The peppers turned out fabulous and Scarlett and my husband Jay really enjoyed them.  They were warm with a great smokey flavor.  I'd say they were just perfect.

I can't wait to use this basket more in the future.  I think grilling shrimp to go with steak sounds heavenly.  Surf and turf for next weekend, anyone? I'm in!

If you're looking to take your grilling experience up a notch, it's time to turn to Cave Tools.

You can also purchase the grilling basket on Amazon.  Use code VEGGIE15 to take 15% off. 

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Cave Tools for providing a product sample in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own.