Red Robin Restaurant and the Burgers for Better Schools Program

This post about Red Robin Restaurants has been sponsored. The Red Robin information and gift cards have been provided by Red Robin.  All opinions are my own.Red Robin Restaurant FUN! Last year, a Red Robin Restaurant opened up not too far from us.  We drive by it every couple of months and have mentioned giving it a try several times but never seem to find the time. You know how it is, right?  Always rushing to or from a practice or meeting?  Or you drive by right after you have already pulled out something for dinner that night?  When I … [Read more...]

Affordable French Cuisine from la Madeleine

I received a gift card to la Madeleine in order to try out their affordable French cuisine but all opinions are my own. I have always enjoyed trying foods from many different regions around the world.  I have recreated many of them in my own kitchen...from Greek spanakopita to German Kaiserschmarrn and many others in between.  However, French cuisine has never been one I tried to recreate myself.  I'm not sure why but French cuisine has always intimidated me a little bit!  So, when I get a craving for French Onion Soup, Croissants or Quiche … [Read more...]

Unique Things to do in Atlanta: A Sustainable Meal and Small Venue Concert

If you are looking for things to do in Atlanta you will certainly not have trouble finding them.  Like most major cities, Atlanta is home to a number of tourist attractions.  From CNN and The World of Coke to the Georgia Aquarium and Fernbank Museum of Natural History, there is something for everyone looking for fun things to do in Atlanta.  But, what if you are looking for something a little less 'touristy'?  What if you want to get off the beaten track and find some really UNIQUE things to do in Atlanta?  Well, this weekend my husband and I … [Read more...]

Carrabbas #FirstTastes Event Featuring Fiesta di Carrabba

I was provided a selection of menu items at no charge in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions expressed here are my own.This week I was excited to get to visit Carrabba's Italian Grill for an exclusive tasting event previewing their new Fiesta di Carrabba seasonal menu.  Carrabbas's Italian Grill was founded in 1986 by two Sicilian men from Texas who had a passion for real food.  Their dishes are made from scratch with fresh ingredients that are delivered daily. For a limited time you can experience the Fiesta di Carrabba menu at an … [Read more...]

Dollar Menu Deals for your Almost Empty Wallet

This dollar menu post has been sponsored by McDonalds but all opinions expressed here are my own.I'm sure I'm not the only one who's wallet is feeling a bit empty this month.  Christmas gifts, stocking stuffers, holiday meal preparations and kids party supplies have me pretty much broke.  When I am out running errands and looking for that elusive gift my daughter just has to have I am happy to find inexpensive lunch options.   Standing in long lines while hungry makes me extremely cranky.  The Dollar Menu at McDonald's has plenty of options … [Read more...]

Help Atlanta Win The #McCafe Winter Wonderland Contest! #ATL

This winter wonderland post is sponsored by McDonald's but all opinions expressed here are my own.One of the things I miss most about living up north is the snow.  For several months out of every year, the neighborhood was transformed into a winter wonderland by a blanket of fluffy white snow.  Of course, it got  dirty and muddy eventually but those moments when the snow first fell were beautiful.  Now that I am here in the south...no more winter wonderland! Well, not very often anyhow!  While we may not get very much snow here in the south … [Read more...]

Enjoying the new fall flavors at Longhorn Steakhouse!

I received a LongHorn Steakhouse gift card for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.One of the things I have learned as I have explored my love of gardening is that certain foods grow best during certain seasons.  Choosing seasonal foods in your own cooking, as well as when you dine out, is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint.  Why?  Because those foods are often sourced from areas nearby rather than halfway across the globe.  Along with being better for the environment, … [Read more...]

How to Order a Pizza and a Little Caesars Gift Card #Giveaway

This how to order a pizza conversation is sponsored by Little Caesars but all opinions expressed are my own.As much as I love to cook from scratch, some nights things are just a tad bit chaotic.  If there are no leftovers in the fridge (or at least nothing that can actually be called food at this point) we have been known to call up for a nice, hot pizza.  So, when I got the chance to work with Little Caesars to try out their pizza I was thrilled.  Pizza is practically a staple in my house at this point!  So, whenever I go to write up a … [Read more...]