Showing posts with label good taste. Show all posts
Showing posts with label good taste. Show all posts

Monday, January 20, 2014

GOOD TASTE: homemade candy round up {valentine’s day}

25 Homemade Candy Recipes for Valentines Day via homework | carolynshomework.comI know we just wrapped up the holidays and I’m only on day two of my post-holiday diet but Valentine’s Day is coming up. And what would Valentine’s Day be without candy? I’ve rounded up 25 beautiful homemade candy recipes for you. There’s something for eveyone: sweet pastels, dark chocolate, fudge, bark and gummies.

Take a look at all of the beautiful “eye-candy”. You can click through to the original posts for the recipes.


Monday, January 6, 2014

GOOD TASTE: Leftover Candy Cane Sugar Cubes

Leftover Candy Cane Sugar Cubes via homework |
I’m resharing this post from a few years ago because it’s such a handy after-the-holidays idea if you happen to have leftover candy canes.

Monday, December 23, 2013

GOOD TASTE: Christmas Cookie Round up

Christmas Cookie Round Up via homework | carolynshomework.comThere’s only a few days left until Christmas but if you’re in the baking mood, I have a round up of 26 fantastic cookie recipes that some blogger friends shared with me. These are all of their best recipes, some passed down from generations and some fun and some simple. There is something for everyone. Take a look and click through to the original post to find the recipes.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

GOOD TASTE: Holiday Sweets at P.F. Changs

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of P.F. Changs for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

165431_10151580879865575_1540174752_nThere’s a reason that P.F. Chang’s sells 8,250,000 Lettuce Wraps per year. They are good! Have you ever been to P.F. Changs? It’s one of my favorite restaurants and definitely my favorite for Asian cuisine.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

GOOD TASTE: 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Leftover Round Up

Happy Thanksgiving to my U.S. friends! Whether you live in the United States or not, these Thanksgiving leftover ideas will come in handy at some point.

Enjoy the day, don’t eat too much (yeah, right…) and file these recipes away so that you can enjoy the leftovers in a unique way!

15 Unique Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas compiled by homework |

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

GOOD TASTE: Peanut Butter Cookie Cups with Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Cookie Tart with Salted Caramel Ice Cream via homework | There are some days when I count my blessing even more than others. Like days when I get to to come up with a recipe using ice cream that was sent to me. Not just any old ice cream but Graeter’s ice cream. It’s my absolute favorite brand of ice cream. Graeter’s still makes their ice cream in a French Pot two gallons at a time and it’s rich and creamy and oh-so good.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

GOOD TASTE: Bolthouse Farms Juice

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bolthouse Farms for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Bolthouse Farms Juice via homework | carolynshomework.comDo you like smoothies? They are so good and so good for you. I love a fresh smoothie but frankly, I don’t always have all the fresh fruit ingredients to make one. I mean, sometimes all I have left at the end of the week is one sad brown banana and that wouldn’t make a very fun smoothie. Plus, I don’t always have time to break out the blender.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

GOOD TASTE: cranberry relish crostini

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carton Smart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Cranberry Relish Crostini via homeworkAre you as excited about the tastes of Thanksgiving as I am? In anticipation, I’m trying out some new recipes and I thought this cranberry relish, cream cheese & turkey crostini would be a perfect Thanksgiving appetizer or even a Thanksgiving leftovers idea.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

GOOD TASTE: Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving recipes via homework | carolynshomework.comI had to shuffle my schedule around and the project that I was going to share with you today isn’t quite ready. But since I was meal planning with my mother for our Thanksgiving dinner and going through my recipes, I’d thought I’d share some of our favorites with you. Some of these make a regular appearance on our Thanksgiving table. The spinach apple & glazed pecan salad, cranberry conserve, cheesecake bars and pecan mini tarts are always requested. A few others are new recipes that are also perfect for Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 4, 2013

GOOD TASTE: cooking with leftovers {cook once, eat twice}

Food Images via homework | carolynshomework.comI really do love cooking. I especially love the satisfaction of making something yummy and presenting it as a pretty dish. Except in real life…  The images above are all dishes that I prepared for this blog. In real life, I rarely have time to to make it extra pretty. The schedules of work, school, activities, responsibilities and obligations collide every day and leave little time for meal prep.

Don’t get me wrong – I cook almost every night but it’s taken me years to be able to multi task my meal prep and not waste food by using leftovers. Now I usually cook three times a week and reinvent the dish for three additional dinners.

Monday, October 21, 2013

GOOD TASTE: b&w rice balls {onigiri}

B&W Rice Balls for Halloween or anytime via homework | carolynshomework.comAround this time of year it becomes sweet treat overload at our house. Between the Halloween haul, fall pies and desserts and holiday cookie baking it quickly becomes a sugar snack high all day long.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

CELEBRATIONS: Turning Leaf refresh

Turning Leaf Refresh Wine Review via homework |
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I love trying new things and this Refresh Turning Leaf wine that I just tried is perfect for year round celebrations and a great alternative for fall gatherings.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

GOOD TASTE: chicken hardwood smoked sausage biscuit bites

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Hillshire Brand Company but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #buy3save3"

Chicken Hardwood Smoked Sausage Biscuit Bites via homework | carolynshomework.comI have to confess… my favorite part about football season is having friends over and snacking on old-time favorite traditional football food. For big games we usually have a potluck and it’s so fun to sample everyone’s dishes and snacks – oh, and watch the game. At our house it wouldn’t be a football gathering with Pigs In a Blanket. Have you had those? It started when the gatherings included young kids. I’d always make a large platter of Pigs In A Blanket and notice that it wasn’t just the kids gobbling them down.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Good taste: Lean Cuisine honestly good meals

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Lean Cuisine, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #HonestlyGood #ad

Lean Cuisine Honestly Good and healthy eating tips via homework | carolynshomework.comSeveral years ago I came to the realization that I had to change the way I eat. I had reached the point where my metabolism had changed – as in slowed down. I could no longer diet for a week and then go back to normal eating because I would just be on a constant seesaw of gaining and losing those few extra pounds. I tried cutting back a little at each meal. Smaller portions for breakfast, lunch & dinner. It sounded like a good plan except that I found out I have no portion control.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Extra Credit: Save Time–Make It Your Michelina’s

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Michelina's for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Michelina's MakeItYourMichelina via homeworkThe weather is cooling, school has started and the holidays are around the corner. You know what that means… the family schedule is starting to get jam packed and there’s even less time in the day for busy moms.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

GOOD TASTE: Chicken Pita & Greek Yogurt Tzatziki Sauce

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Cooking Light, Sunset, and Real Simple magazines, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BTSatSafeway

Chicken Pita & Greek Yogurt Sauce via homework (1)Back to school time means quick and easy meal choices. Breakfast needs to be readily available for those frenzied mornings. Lunches need to be preplanned or even premade and ready to pack up. Dinners require menu planning and organized grocery shopping. I pretty much have those three meals under control during the school year. But I tend to fall short on after school and after sports snacks. But this year, I’m vowing to do better.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Good Taste: Homemade Popsicle Round up

Blog Popsicle Round Up
There’s nothing as refreshing as a popsicle in the heat of the summer. I’ve rounded up some of the prettiest and I’m sure tastiest homemade popsicles that I could find.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Good Taste: We All Scream For Ice Cream

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Unilever Ice Cream. All opinions are 100% mine.
Ice Cream 7We love ice cream year round but it’s especially good in these hot summer months. I usually keep the freezer stocked with some type of tasty frozen treat. It’s such a quick and easy way to satisfy that sweet craving. I recently got to sample six types of ice cream products. I know… it was rough.