Archive for June 7th, 2011

June 7, 2011

Big News: My First Giveaway

Step aside CNN!  Today I have my own news to share: mini news, minor news, and mega news.  Let’s just jump on in, shall we?

Mini News

I tried my first Peas and Thank You recipe Sunday night, courtesy of Mama Pea.  I actually found it first on Gina’s blog, Running to the Kitchen, and I am soooooo glad I made it too!  I followed all instructions, except I added a little can of green chilies.  They’re not spicy, and the recipe’s lack of green was bothering me.  Trust me – you want to add those.  They blend fabulously!

mexi madness

I ❤ Casseroles!!!

Just look how pretty it is!  The original recipe says it serves 6-8, but I know good and well that one glass Pyrex dish of goodness only serves 4 in my house.  Kev and I shared half of it Sunday and devoured the second half last night.


It was hard to resist digging in before photographing!

Kevin like it, but I’m not sure if he was as blown away as I wasy.  Also, the olives are a nice touch, but they’re totally unnecessary.  They don’t really add to the flavor; they just look pretty.

Minor News

I first visited Italy when I was in the 9th grade (I think it was around that time???), and I bought pants in Rome.  Old news?  No.  The real news is that I can still wear those pants.  Winning!  (Please don’t bust my bubble and tell me they’re out of style!)


Take That High School & College Freshman 15!

Mega News

Seriously, this is huge.  It’s like news for the Hulk, but much less angry.  I am doing my very first giveaway!  The kind folks at WayFare Foods sent me a bunch of coupons to give away to lucky readers.  I will also be trying some of the free goodies they sent, so stay tuned for an honest review.  Here’s a tidbit from their website:

WayFare’s dairy-free cheese, pudding, sour cream, and other dairy-free options are carefully crafted using 100% natural whole grain oatmeal, delivering remarkable health benefits in something that tastes impossibly delicious… 

• 100% Dairy Free • All Natural • Certified Gluten-Free •

• No Trans Fats • Soy Free • Vegan • No GMOs •

• No Cholesterol • Kosher Pareve •

WayFare Foods

 I am soooo excited to give this stuff a try.  I’m not a vegan, but I’m big on animal welfare.  (I hope that doesn’t sound hypocritical!)  Also, ever since I tried that fabulous “not-cho” cheese sauce, I’ve wanted to gorge myself dabble in other cheese alternatives.  WayFare’s current products include Cheddar-Style Spread, Hickory-Smoked Cheddar-Style Spread, Cheddar-Style Dip, Mexi Cheddar-Style Dip, and We Can’t Say It’s Sour Cream.


In order to celebrate the first giveaway, I’ve started my very first Twitter account.  (Hopefully I’ve got it set-up okay!)  Follow me on Twitter @LoveSweatBeers or leave a comment telling me which Wayfare Foods product you’d most like to try, and I’ll randomly select a winner on Tuesday, June 14.  Yes, you can enter twice!  Be sure to send your friends over so that they can enter too!

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