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Turkey and Red Pepper Panini

Delicious Turkey and Red Pepper Paninis take leftover turkey to a whole new level.
To make this flavorful panini you will need the following ingredients:

Sliced French or Italian bread turkey cooked spinach (be sure to remove excess moisture) jarred red peppers smoked gouda cheese

Layer all ingredients on your bread and top with the cheese. Place in panini press and grill.
Serve with assorted olives. Enjoy
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Warm Thanksgiving Wishes

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours.
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Easy to make Cranberry Molds & Giveaway #ThanksgivingTips

Have you ever seen those photos in magazines of beautiful cranberry molds and wondered how they do it?

Well, believe it or not, it is much simpler than you think and I am gonna show you how to do it.

First pick out which type of mold you want to use.  I am using the Sweet Creations Mini Loaf Pan from, and I will be giving one away to one of my blog readers.  I made 3 mini molds that I will be placing in different areas on my table.  I like this non stick pan because of its generous size and my molds slide out easily.

You will need:

2 cans jellied cranberry sauce
2 envelopes of plain gelatin (I use Knox)
1/2 cup of cold water
2/3 cups chopped walnuts
2/3 cups diced yellow apple (or any variety)
1/2 cup chopped celery  (optional)

Step 1

Spray your mold with a non stick cooking spray.

Place jellied cranberry in a bowl and crush it up with a fork.  Transfer crushed cranberry into your mold.
Sprinkle apples, walnuts and celery on top.  Blend all ingredients together gently. (…

Win a Stylish Nicole Lee USA Bag ! Ends 12/15

I received a beautifully made Teagan Camouflage Print Hobo Bag from Nicole Lee USA to review.  

This chic bag is a generous size for carrying.  It is so versatile too. It can be used for casual use as well as for taking to the gym, shopping, work and so much more.  The measurements are
Size: 15" W X 15.5" H X 10" D
Strap: 19-33" (adjustable/detachable)
Weight: 2.2 lbs

The construction is faux leather with a beautiful camouflage print with a faux croc skin on the bottom that is decorated with rose gold grommets.  It has a zip top.

There is a zip pocket on each side for extra storage with a beautiful tassel pull. 
The interior is  well designed.  It is giraffe print satin interior with a  pocket which zips on one side and a double pocket on the other.  The double pocket makes it easy to store keys and cell phone for quick access.  

The bag is available in 3 colors.  Red, Green and Brown.  It cleans easily with a damp cloth.
This bag makes a beautiful gift for any woman.

Enter …

Studio Gear Cosmetics Holiday Smokey Eye Palette

Studio Gear Cosmetics has created the perfect smoky eye palette with everything you need to achieve the perfect smoky eye look.

The palette itself is set beautifully and has an instructional inner lid that gives precise instructions on how to achieve that smoky eye as well.

The center of the palette has 4 shadows in Frost (a beautiful white), Coal(charcoal black), Glimmer (gold) and Platinum (silver) and a beautiful blush (Snowy Glow) in a tone that would match most skin tones and gives you a wind kissed look.  

This is nice and slender palette with a magnetic closure and would fit easily into your purse for a night out or a day on the go.

I like that the colors are true to palette.  What I saw is what I got on my skin.  They glide on very smoothly and evenly.

This is a wonderful gift for the makeup lover on your list.

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If you have a child in college, like I do, you know how expensive those college textbooks can be.Did you know that you can rent textbooks at a fraction of the cost or purchasing them?There are a lot of great perks to renting college textbook.-Save 40-90% off of bookstore prices-Free shipping both ways-Flexible renting periods-Can highlight in the textbooks Did you know that donates to OperationSmile with each textbook rented? Operation Smile is a wonderful organization and you can learn more about them by visiting their site at Also has a new program called Rentback.
It is a new initiative that allows students to rent the 
textbooks they own to other students.  
This allows students to make 2-4x more money they would make
selling their books in a buyback program.
I think that is awesome! Learn more about Rentback by visiting  How does it work?:  Disclosure:  I was compensated fo…

ADORAtherapy Mood Boost

--NEW Gal on Go Mood Boost™ — 7 sprays let you be ready to take life on without slowing you down! Make sure you’re in a great mood when you take on the day!

-- ADORAtherapy Mood Boost™ is a line of aromatic sprays that invigorate and bring balance to your senses. The well-balanced power of mindfully selected essential oils has been proven to relax and realign your emotions.
Adora Winquist, CEO, Founder and Chief Formulator of ADORAtherapy Mood Boost™, has pioneered the combination of aromatherapy and energetic healing, creating formulas with aromatics made from plant products around the world to stimulate the senses in a way that awakens the joys and passions of humanity.

I received a sample of ADORAtherapy "Smart" Gal on the Go Mood Boost™ and I love it.  It perks up my mood in the morning and makes me feel refreshed. 
For years scent has been known to set moods, create moods and help people feel relaxed or energized.  ADORAtherapy has captured those moods in the fragrances the…

New Carmex Limited Edition Moisture Plus Lip Balm Giveaway! ends 12/1

I love the new Limited Edition Moisture Plus  Lip Balms!  There are 4 patterns to choose from including:

CHIC -The Chic stick is inspired by Audrey. She’s a modern girl, with classic taste. She detests anything garish or overly-embellished, preferring instead the sophisticated style of black and white patterns with an elegant, high-end aesthetic. On a Saturday night, you can most likely find her at an upscale art gallery opening or attending a theater performance.

FAB-The Fab stick is inspired by Edie, the girl who embodies the spirit of London in the 1960s. She believes the miniskirt is the best invention of the 20th century, and she’d never dream of leaving home without her eyelashes curled to perfection. She loves anything new and of-the-moment, from avant-garde art to the latest buzzworthy band. On a Saturday night, you’ll find her at the newest, most talked about club in town, always surrounded by a circle of ├╝ber-hip friends.

ADVENTUROUS- The Adventurous stick gets its up-for-a…

CV Skinlabs - Advanced Moisturize For All of Your Skin Needs

The cold winter weather is upon us and it's time to start thinking about keeping my skin protected from the harsh weather ahead.
Thanks to CV Skinlabs for providing me with samples of the following products.  My skin gets very dry and somewhat ashy in cold weather.  These products from CV Skinlabs help soothe my skin and keep it moisturized and protected.  Each product has it's own special formula for different skin needs.

The Calming Moisture is great for dry sensitive skin, like mine.  It helps calm the redness I get after being outdoors in the cold and wind and moisturizes my skin. I love this product. My face felt baby soft each time I used it. . Visit for more information 

The body repair lotion is great for skin that has been exposed to sun dryness and burning.  It helps to soothe irritations and redness.  It calms inflammation to leave skin feeling wonderful. It is 100% free of synthetic fragrances and dyes and more.

Best Buy is a Great Holiday Shopping Destination with Savings for You!

More choices more savings more gifts
I love shopping at Best Buy for the holidays.  They have all the gifting needs for my family and friends.  They have a very knowledgeable staff, including their Geek Squad, that helps with all of my computer questions and needs.  They can help you find the perfect gift.
The assortment of products at Best Buy is second to none.  They have over 100 products that are sold exclusively at their stores this Holiday.
Best Buy has the hottest tablets, smartphones and accessories,  game titles and consoles, wearable technology, health and fitness gear, videos, music and so much more! Best Buy has a Low Price Guarantee that will ensure that you are getting the most competitive price possible.  Free store pick up is available for online orders!
I love visiting and testing out the latest technology.  There are over 1,400 stores that offer the ultimate showroom to touch, try and and test technology at.
Technology changes so quickly.  I feel comfortable knowing…

Delicious Pumpkin Bars for your Thanksgiving guests.

I love pumpkin pie but I wanted to make a recipe that is a bit different this year.

 I got this delicious recipe from my sister and it is so simple to make.  This is a great treat for your Thanksgiving guests and their children.

Pumpkin bars
1-1/2 cups sugar 1 sm. can of pumpkin 1 cup of oil 4 eggs 2 cups flour 1 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda 1tsp cinnamon 1 tsp McCormick pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp baking soda

1 3 oz. pkg cream cheese 1 stick of butter or margarine 1 tsp vanilla 2 c. powdered sugar, sifted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Beat all wet ingredients together until fluffy.  Slowly add flour and other dry ingredients until blended. Pour into a greased brownie or baking pan.  Bake 30 minutes.  Cool and serve.

I used the Good Cook brownie pan. It cooks evenly and it's non stick surface makes cleanup a breeze.

Check out all of the Good Cook Bakeware

You can frost the pumpkin bars if you would like.  I prefer mine without it.

If you like to make your own pumpkin dishes or…

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Twitter Party 11/25

Come Join Me, Good Cook, TheFrugalMom and other Good Cook Kitchen Experts! 

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Twitter Party, Monday, November 25, 2013 at 6:00 pm to 7:00pm EST On Twitter with hashtag #Thanksgivingtips

Join in as we talk about everything Thanksgiving from turkey prep to decorating the table. Plus get a chance to win a special gift and one of three $200 Thanksgiving Baskets that will arrive in time for your dinner.
Be among the first 500 to RSVP by November 23, 2013 and receive a free set of Turkey Lifters Click here RSVP.

Earn cash back when you shop online! It's Easy with Ebates

If you are like me, you probably do a lot of your Christmas shopping online.  So, why not earn money back on all of your purchases, even sale purchases!
With Ebates you can earn cash back from many of the stores you currently shop at already, even some Amazon purchases can earn you cash back. 
Within the past 2 years I have earned over $500 cash back from Ebates ! 

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Giving Comfort - Helping those with Cancer

Giving Comfort is a wonderful organization that helps provide comfort kits to people with cancer who struggle to pay for basic needs.
This year over 1.6 million people in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer.  Giving Comfort, a nonprofit program of the McKesson Foundation, provides cancer patients with Comfort Kits.  These kits are care packages that are filled with essential items that help ease with the discomfort that is caused by treatments received by patients.  The kits are received free of charge through a network of Distribution partners, which includes hospitality houses, cancer treatment centers and support communities.  You may also purchase a kit through their e-store.  All proceeds go towards kits for those in need.

Sending a Comfort Kit to a loved one, friend, neighbor or colleague who is going through cancer treatment makes a lovely gift;  and knowing that the profits go towards funding more Cancer Kits for low income recipients is even more fulfilling.