New, Limited Edition, The Peanuts Movie Nestlé Crunch Goodies


Nestle Crunch The Peanuts Movie

Have you had the opportunity yet to see The Peanuts Movie? If you haven’t I recommend you check it out. My husband and I went to see it on opening day (we never see movie on opening day). We were so excited to see it that we didn’t want to wait for the weekend (not only that we wanted to avoid the crowds).

The Peanuts Movie is super adorable and fun for the whole family. I’ve always been a Peanuts fan, but seeing this movie made me fall in love with Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang all over again.

Just in time for the holiday season, Nestlé Crunch has created a line of limited edition Peanuts treats. These whimsical new treats capture the nostalgia of the Peanuts gang with festive packaging featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the whole gang.

This collection of limited-edition treats are the perfect solution for snacking, baking, décor, stocking stuffers and more!

Nestlé Crunch Chocolate Medallion

Nestlé Crunch Chocolate Medallion

The Nestlé Crunch items for this holiday season include;

  • Nestlé Crunch 1 lb. Candy Bar
  • Nestlé Crunch Gift Cardholder Bar
  • Nestlé Crunch Chocolate Medallion
  • Nestlé Crunch Jingles
  • Nestlé Crunch Miniatures

The one pound bar is ideal for the Nestlé Crunch lover in your life. My husband LOVES Nestlé Crunch. He always have. I remember him picking up single bars at the store when we were dating – and we’ve been together for almost 20 years.

Gift card, check, cash holder.

Gift card, check, cash holder.

The Nestlé Crunch Gift Cardholder is a creative way to gift someone a gift card, check or cash. It just slides into the front of the bar. In addition to the money the gift receiver will also get a large Nestlé Crunch bar to enjoy.

The Nestlé Crunch Chocolate Medallion is a perfect addition to stockings. Their size is not too big, not too small. They are “just right.”

The Nestlé Crunch Jingles and Miniatures are great for candy bowls to set out for guests to enjoy. Simply take out a lovely bowl and fill it up with these festive treats. Each one is bite sized too.

Minis and Bells

Minis and Bells

I adore the Peanuts designs on them. The designs are all holiday related, making these a great treat to give out this holiday season.

“We couldn’t be more excited to continue the Peanuts partnership with Nestlé Crunch this season,” said Carolann Dunn, Executive Director at Peanuts Worldwide. “By joining these two classic brands, we’re thrilled to bring consumers these nostalgic and uplifting treats to enjoy throughout the holidays.”

You can find these treats at stores nationwide where ever Nestlé Crunch is sold. They retail for .99 cents (Chocolate Medallion) up to $9.99 for the one pound bar.

Remember, these are a limited edition for the holiday season so be sure to stock up on them.

The Peanuts Movie is currently playing in theaters across the country.

For more information about Nestlé Crunch visit www.NestleCrunch.com. You can also find the brand on Facebook.

For information about The Peanuts Movie visit www.PeanutsMovie.com. The film is also found on social media. All of the links are found on the movie’s website.

What do you think about the Nestlé Crunch Peanuts products? Do you think you’ll pick some up for the holiday season to give as gifts, serve to guests or simply enjoy yourself?



*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.  

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All your favorite foods shipped directly to your door from FoodyDirect.com



We all know that you can order food online. Every day millions of food orders are placed online and delivered all across the country.

When you think of food deliveries you probably think about cookies, cakes and steaks. Did you know you can order frozen custard, Buffalo Wings, smoked fish and even caviar? Even better, you can purchase all these gourmet and specialty items online from one website called FoodyDirect.com.

FoodyDirect.com offers consumers a one stop shop for food items from snacks to main meals. Best of all the foods are fresh. They have not been sitting on a shelf in a warehouse for the past several months.

What I love about this service is that you can order regional specialty foods. Another words, if you recently moved to California from New York, and you are missing authentic New York bagels or cheesecake you can order from New York restaurants o FoodDirect.com and have those items shipped directly to your door.

It’s a great way to satisfy your craving for your favorite foods, or discover new delights.

FoodyDirect.com is simple to use.

  1. Browse through the hundreds of available items and select what you would like to purchase.
  2. Schedule your order. Unlike other companies where you have no clue when an item will be delivered, FoodyDirect.com lets YOUR schedule your delivery so you know exactly when your order will arrive. If you are ordering for a special occasion (birthday, anniversary…) you can have the order scheduled for that specific day and even include a custom message.
  3. Enjoy your food!

FoodyDirect.com also offers low cost shipping (between $9.95 – $29.95) too.

You could even order your entire holiday dinner from FoodyDirect.com. They offer fully cooked Roasted Garlic Fried Turkey, Lobster Fra Diavolo, Pat LaFrieda Classic Steak Combo and two dozen Oysters Rockafella to name a few.

I must warn you, if you check out the site make sure you ate beforehand. Otherwise you’ll be drooling as you scroll through the site and find yourself suddenly craving a lot of delicious foods. :-)

You can also order foods based on events such as Tailgating Party, Romantic Dinners, Birthday Parties or a Cocktail Party, to name a few.


I received a Chocolate Babka Pie from FoodyDirect.com.

A Pie version of New York Magazine’s Best of New York Chocolate Babka. A mash-up of two holiday specialties—babka and pie—crafted by Master Baker Uri Scheft. The result is a unique pie creation bursting with chocolaty crusty melt-in-your-mouth goodness. It’s very likely you’ve never had a pie quite like this.

I wouldn’t call this a “pie”. To me it was more like a cake, or better yet, a pastry.

As you can see this is really “chocolaty”. It’s hard to tell from the photo but you can actually see chocolate chips on the pie.

It’s best to enjoy this fresh. We put the left over pie in the fridge and it was too hard to eat when we took it back out. We had to let it sit on the counter for a bit to warm up. Otherwise it’s too hard and not as enjoyable.


This pie goes great with tea and coffee. It’s an excellent dessert for both casual dinners and fancy dinner parties. Kids love this too!

Try it with a dollop of cream on top. Mmmm!!!

The pie comes in the pan it’s baked in so you can re-use it when you are done. I’ve been using the pan to bake cinnamon buns in.

I like the idea of ordering fresh, gourmet foods and having them delivered straight to my door. I also like that you can try out specialty foods from different parts of the country through FoodyDirect. I already have my eyes on a few items I would love to try out.

To see all the fabulous foods visit FoodyDirect.com. You can also check them out on social media. All the links are found on their home page.

Have you tried FoodyDirect.com? What do you think about being able to order fresh foods from lobster and crab cakes to gelato and tamales – is it something you would do? Feel free to share your thoughts.

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*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Sweet treats for the holidays (and year round) from Bake Me a Wish! and Crumbs


Holiday Baking

When it comes to the holiday season certain things come to mind – spending time with family and friends, giving gifts, songs, great food, holiday specials and baking (to name a few).

Many people do a lot of baking during the holiday season so that they have plenty of sweet treats to serve guests, as well as to give out as gifts.

I can cook. I am a decent cook. Sadly I am not a good baker. I don’t know why. I try but things never turn out the way I’d like them to.

When it comes to baking I’ll “cheat” and purchase pre-baked goods. I never try and pass them off as my own (people who know me know I can’t bake well).


If you are like me and would love to serve guests delicious baked goods, you should check out the gourmet treats at Bake Me a Wish!

Bake Me a Wish! sells gourmet cakes, cupcakes, cookies, quiches, brownies and more.

I reviewed one of their chocolate cakes a few years ago. It was HEAVENLY!

Bake Me a Wish! offers consumers so many delectable flavor including Raspberry Hazelnut Cheesecake, Viennese Raspberry Coffee Cake, Chocolate Truffle Lave Cake, Strawberry Shortcake, Carrot Cake and Red Velvet Chocolate Cake, to name a few.

Bake Me a Wish Cakes

The cake I was sent to review a few years ago was the Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie Cake. Yummy!

Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie Cake

Bake Me a Wish! sells baked goods for a variety of occasions and holidays too.

Bake Me a Wish! ships their products out for overnight delivery. You choose the date your want to treats delivered and Bake Me a Wish! will ship them out fresh. You can also select the occasion and include an optional greeting card.

Bake Me a Wish! has teamed up with CRUMBS Bakery to offer consumers CRUMBS famous cupcakes. Make Me a Wish! is an exclusive online partner and will sell and ship CRUMBS Bake Shop products nationwide.

Currently available on the Bake Me a Wish! website is a mouth-watering assortment of cupcakes and mini-cupcakes.

I was asked if I would like to try out some CRUMBS cupcakes through the Bake Me a Wish! website. People who know me know that I could never give up the opportunity to try out cupcakes (or other baked goods).

Deciding on which CRUMBS cupcake collection I wanted to try out was the hardest part. I opted with the CRUMBS Chocolate Lovers Mini Cupcakes.


A delicious variety of chocolate lovers mini cupcakes, unparalleled by none! We include such favorites as chocolate peppermint, peanut butter cup, blackout, German chocolate, chocolate caramel, squiggle, S’mores and more!

I ordered a set of these cupcakes. I had a little left over on my gift card so I used it towards some Bake Me a Wish! cookies.

The cupcakes (and cookies) were shipped overnight. They arrived with a bit of dry ice to keep them frozen and fresh until we were able to enjoy them.

When I received the CRUMBS cupcakes they were frozen. I put them in the refrigerator and we waited until the next day to enjoy them.

They looked just as good in person as they did online.

CRUMBS Cupcakes

My photo doesn’t do them justice.

You’ll notice that one is missing from the photo (there should be 12). That is because my daughter got to them before I had a chance to take a group picture.

The S’mores was my favorite one that I had the opportunity to try. I also tried the peanut butter cup.

What I love about these mini cupcakes is that they are the perfect bite size treat. Because they are so chocolaty and sweet I think if they were larger it might be chocolate “overkill.” The mini size made them the perfect treat. You get the sweet goodness of the chocolate cupcake without over doing it. If they were bigger (regular sized) I probably would cut them in half (I could never eat a whole one in one sitting).

Let’s just say they taste just as good as they look.


As a non-baker there is no way I could ever baked cupcakes like these. They were scrum-delicious!

The cookies I picked up from Bake Me a Wish! were equally as delicious. They too are freshly made and shipped over night to ensure their freshness.

The cookies came in the following flavors;

  • Chocolate Chip
  • Oatmeal Raisin
  • Lemon Sugar
  • Ginger Molasses
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Almond Butter

Bake Me a Wish Cookies

There are six packages – each with two cookies.

The cookies are equally delicious.

Bake Me a Wish! baked goods and CRUMBS cupcakes would make a great gift. They are also great to order for yourself or to serve to guests at a holiday party or gathering.

If you would like to learn more visit BakeMeaWish.com. The brand is also found on social media. All of the links are found at the bottom of their website.

What do you think about the yummy goodies from Bake Me a Wish!? Have you ever tried their baked goods, or CRUMBS cupcakes, before?

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*I received a gift certificate to purchase goods to facilitate my review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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New foods from Jenny Craig


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I have been overweight my entire life. I have tried every diet and eating program known to man. Some worked pretty good and others were a total waste of time and money.

One program I tried for a month about a year or so ago was Jenny Craig.  Jenny Craig provides clients with one-to-one counseling to discuss any food related issues you might have and to devise a “game plan.” In addition you have the opportunity to purchase Jenny Craig foods.

If you EVER get the chance to try Jenny Craig’s Turkey Burgers – do so! It’s been well over a year since I had one last and I am still in love with it. It as by far the best I have ever had. I wish I could just walk into Jenny Craig and stock up on them. Sadly, only Jenny Craig members can purchase Jenny Craig’s foods.

My time on Jenny Craig was a good one. I had a very positive experience. My favorite part was the food. The food was delicious!

Unlike other foods offered by weight loss plans, Jenny Craig’s food was not only delicious, it also tasted fresh. It didn’t taste like it was sitting in a freezer or on a shelf for months at a time. The food tasted like it was freshly made. That is one of the biggest things that stood out to me about the food – the freshness of it all.


Another thing I enjoyed about the food was the variety. Jenny Craig has a great variety including snacks and desserts.

Jenny Craig recently introduced new products, some of which I had the opportunity to try out for myself.

  • Loaded Baked Potato
  • Italian Style Pasta Bake
  • Classic Waffles
  • Chocolate Peppermint Cake (seasonal)
  • Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich
  • Pumpkin Loaf (seasonal)
  • Pumpkin Spice Cakes (Seasonal)
  • Homestyle Beef Pot Roast
  • Classic Lasagna with Meat Sauce
  • Turkey & Wild Rice
  • Apple Crisp
  • Chocolate Lava Cake
  • Strawberry Yogurt Anytime Bar

I just had to try the Chocolate Lava Cake and Chocolate Peppermint Cake right away (not at the same time of course – but I was tempted). WOW! It’s hard to believe these desserts were part of a weight loss plan. They were amazing and didn’t taste like “diet food” at all. Diet foods tend to be bland or just plain gross. These desserts tasted like something you would be served at  restaurant. They were that good!



I LOVED the Loaded Baked Potato. I could seriously eat baked potatoes every day of the week. They are one of my favorite foods. The Jenny Craig Loaded Baked Potato didn’t disappoint. It was SO GOOD!

I was equally impressed by the Turkey and Wild Rice meal. Frozen poultry can sometimes get chewy or hard. That was not the case with the turkey in this dish. It was still nice and juicy after I warmed it up in the microwave. I was also pleasantly surprised by how much meat was included. Sometimes frozen meals give you just a few bite size piece of meat. As you can see from the photo the Jenny Craig Turkey and Wild Rice dish gives you a decent amount of nice sized pieces of turkey.



Even the Homestyle Beef Pot Roast was filled with large chunks of beef, potatoes and more. Honestly, it’s better than the beef stew that I make for my family.


With the holiday season upon us, I know a lot of people are worried about gaining weight. I know that I am. I always worry about gaining weight due to the homemade cookies, cakes, large family meals and more. You can easily put on weight during the holidays.

So what happens when January 1st rolls around? You are probably worried about how you are going to lose the weight. Jenny Craig is certainly a great option.

Even better… why not consider joining Jenny Craig now – before the holiday season is in full swing. I know that it might seem like a crazy idea but it’s actually a great way NOT to pack on the pounds during the holidays. You’ll not only learn to eat right and exercise, you’ll also still be able to enjoy delicious foods. Instead of a handful of Christmas cookies you can enjoy Pumpkin Spice Cakes or a Chocolate Peppermint Cake instead. You’ll still get to enjoy a sweet (and delicious!) treat, but without the weight gain.

If you would like to learn more about Jenny Craig, or find a location near you, visit JennyCraig.com.

You can find Jenny Craig on social media too;

Have you tried Jenny Craig’s program? What was your experience? Did you lose weight? What did you think about the foods? Feel free to share your thoughts.

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*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Chef’s Turkey Carving Do’s and Don’ts


Thanksgiving Turkey

Whose ready for some turkey? I sure am! We’re looking forward to Thanksgiving, not only for the food but also for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I always get a bit sentimental when we see Santa arrive at the end of the parade. My kids are teenagers now, but when they were younger they would get so excited to see him. Sigh…

I also miss the days of getting together with my entire family for the holiday. I miss the craziness. These days it’s just me, my husband and our two kids. Needless to say I don’t have to cook much. In fact, we used to buy pre-made Thanksgiving meals from a local grocer (fully cooked turkey and all the side dishes). For $50 we had everything we needed. We just had to warm it up. Clean up was a breeze too.

As easy as it sounds, I would much rather cook a real Thanksgiving meal and have my home filled with family and friends. I wouldn’t mind cleaning up and washing dishes after a great gathering like that.

This year our daughter has to work too, so she won’t be home until after our normal Thanksgiving dinner time, so that is going to mess things up too (we won’t eat until she’s home from work).

Slicing the turkey has always been tricky. We honestly don’t know how to do it. We see how turkey is cut on television (remember the turkey cutting scene in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation?). It’s almost like an art form. When we cut the turkey it’s like we’re attacking the poor thing – stabbing and jabbing it anywhere there is meat. LOL!

PHOTO CREDIT: National Lampoon Christmas Vacation

PHOTO CREDIT: National Lampoon Christmas Vacation

Dennis Snuszka, Vice President of Food & Beverage at dining destination TooJay’s Deli ( www.toojays.com ) has the must do’s and don’ts to make sure you carving and serving of the feature Thanksgiving item is perfect.

Don’t cut too soon. Allow the roast turkey to rest 30 minutes before carving. This allows all of the natural juices to redistribute throughout the meat to prevent the turkey from drying out.

Separation is a good thing. Separate the leg from the breast by running a boning knife through the skin between the two. Continue to cut in a downward direction until you reach the thigh joint and carefully separate as you push the leg away from the frame. Cut off drumstick and serve it whole. Place thigh on to a cutting board and slice through the meat on either side of bone straight down

Slicing the right size. Using a slicer knife use the full length of the blade to cut slices no more than a ½” thick starting from the outside of the breast and moving towards the center or breastbone.

Again and again. Repeat these steps until the entire bird has been sliced. Remove the wings from the frame with a boning knife in the same way you removed the leg from the breast.

Boil and go. Make sure that the turkey gravy is brought up to a boil before serving to reheat the sliced turkey.

These are great tips. We’ll have to employ them in a few weeks when we sit down to enjoy our Turkey dinner.

Tell me about your Thanksgiving? It it more like a Norman Rockwell scene, or it is a lot more like a holiday dinner with the Griswolds?

PHOTO CREDIT: Norman Rockwell

PHOTO CREDIT: Norman Rockwell


*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers. 

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Move aside candy – make room for Crispy Fruit Snacks



How was your Halloween this year? Do you still find yourself with dozens (if not more) pieces of candy? Are your kids still pumped up on sugar?

I picked up a lot of candy for the trick-or-treaters this year and we had only 10 kids! Well, actually 11. Our neighbor brought her daughter up to show us her costume before they left for a party. We always give her special candy (full size).

Now my family is stuck with a lot of candy. I’m sure most of it will eventually be eaten, but some I’ll simply have to toss out.

Now that the “season of candy” is over it’s time to get your kids back on to healthy treats like fresh fruits and vegetables. After downing handfuls of candy corn and chocolate, convincing your child to pick up an apple instead might be a bit of a challenge.

One way to get your child (and the rest of the family) back on to healthier for you snacking and treats would be to pick up some Crispy Fruit Snacks from Crispy Green. They are freeze dried fruits and nothing but 100% pure fruit.

Kids love to munch on these delectable and satisfying treats – and so do moms and dads! With seven great flavors to choose from in convenient snack-size pouches, it’s a snack you can take anywhere.

Crispy Fruit Snack flavors

The flavors include;

  • Apple
  • Tangerine
  • Mango
  • Asian Pear
  • Cantaloupe
  • Pineapple
  • Banana

Each flavor is available in individual packages and are the ideal “on-the-go” snack. Even though they are made with fresh fruit they do not need to be kept refrigerated. They are great for tossing into your child’s lunch box (or your lunch box), keeping some in your desk at work, your gym bag to enjoy after a work out and even in your car’s glove compartment to ward off any hunger feelings you have on your way home from work (and so you don’t stop by a fast food restaurant to get a quick bite to eat).

Here is some more information about Crispy Green’s Crispy Fruit Snacks;

  • Light, crispy texture with fresh fruit taste
  • Allergy-free
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • No additives or preservatives
  • No fat, no cholesterol
  • No skins or cores
  • Natural fruit fiber and nutrients
  • Only 55 or less calories per serving


Don’t forget convenient and mess free. There is no need to skin and cut up apples for your little ones, or peel apart a tangerine. All the work has been done for you. Simply tear open the package and enjoy.

My family and I love Apple. That is our favorite flavor. Each of us has preferences when it comes to the other flavors. I personally like all the flavors except Mango (I’m not a fan of Mango to begin with). Cantaloupe had to grow on me. I wasn’t keen on it at first but then I started to like it.

My husband took a couple of packages for his car. He works across the river and with winter coming he likes to be prepared just in case he gets stuck or stuck in traffic. The Crispy Fruit Snacks are something he could eat if he gets hungry.

Pear Apple

Crispy Fruit Snacks are sold at many grocery and retail locations across the country. Not all flavors are available at every location. There is a “Where to buy” page on the brand’s website as well as a coupon for $2.00 off that you can print out.

You can also purchase the products on the Crispy Green website. You can buy single packs of bulk packages (including a variety pack) with us to 72 Crispy Fruit Snack packages.

For more information about Crispy Green and the fruit snacks please visit CrispyGreen.com. You can also find the brand across the social media channels. All of the links are found on their website.

Have you ever tried Crispy Fruit Snacks? Do you have a favorite flavor?



*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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