Holding on to our favorite summer treats…

Keywords: dessert, summer, kitchen gadgets 

The fall is a fabulous time of year but, it’s hard to let go of some of our favorite summer activities.  JCPenney is coming through with an epic save though… available for $39.99 (or try and catch the sale price of $29.99) from Bella Cucina is this s’more maker!  It perfectly melts each component of this delightful little treat ~ even managing to heat up the graham crackers.  Who said s’mores can only be eaten at the end of a summer bbq?  This sweet gadget makes s’mores a year round indulgence. And for a little variation in your s’mores lives try switching things up a bit: use white chocolate instead of milk chocolate and add a little scoop of strawberry or raspberry jam,  or add some peanut butter or caramel to your milk chocolate s’mores.   Write in and tell us what your favorite s’mores combinations are! Or better yet, send a picture!!

Support animal adoption & Sip some fine wine!

Keywords: wine, adoption, fundraising


Tomorrow, Friday June 8th, there is a fabulous opportunity for you to enjoy all that the East End of Long Island has to offer you ~ vineyards & wine!! ~ and do something wonderful to help our homeless pets!  Brookhaven Town Animal Shelter and The Guardians of Rescue {two phenomenal groups of people who work tirelessly to save abandoned, abused, and homeless pets} will be holding a fundraiser at the Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard from 7-11pm.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Brookhaven Town Shelter or through www.htaf.org



Baiting Hollow Vineyard is located at 2114 Sound Avenue, Calverton, NY.  We’ll have animals there that will be available for adoption, so if you were considering adopting a furbaby definitely get yourself a ticket and come meet some wonderful potential pets!  The Help The Animals Fund uses all money raised to treat sick, neglected, and injured stray animals – by receiving much needed medical care these once forgotten animals can be transformed into wonderful companions!!

And for FREE!!

Keywords:  freebie, BK, Burger King, French Fries, Free


Here’s where we gave you the run down on BK’s New French Fries – and in thisssss post we want to let you know you can try them FOR FREEEEEE.   What’s better than a FREE Value Size french fry after a long day of holiday shopping? Or a short day of nothing.. it doesn’t even matter – there is nothing bad about getting free fries!!  So head over to a Burger King near you on Friday December 16th {which is thisssss Friday!!} and get your goods!

Perfect for Memorial Day Weekend

Keywords: dessert, bbq, memorial day


With the three day holiday weekend only hours away from beginning I thought what a perfect time to share some BBQ inspired desserts.  This is a great way to add some fun to your dessert spread at this year’s Memorial Day party.  Try: cakepops {dipped in blue chocolate, icing for grate, fondant for foods}, cupcake burgers {yellow cake cupcakes split in half, crown of chocolate cupcakes for burger meat, shaved coconut dyed green for lettuce, icing for mustard & ketchup, small swipe of honey & sprinkle of sesame seeds on top of the “burger bun”}, or cupcakes baked in ice cream cones with icing that looks like a sundae!

Chock full of nutritional value

Keywords: cherry, fruit, nutrition, health benefits, arthritis, cancer




Happy President’s Day!  Let’s start off with some Presidential trivia… Why did George Washington chop down his father’s cherry tree?   Well, really I have no idea – but I’m going to assume it was because he was suffering from some arthritic pain and was taking advantage of the health perks that come along with a cherry enriched diet!  They’re one of the leading natural remedies in the fight against pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.  A daily dose of cherries helps control the levels of uric acid in the body, which helps prevent gout pain. What is it about cherries that helps so greatly?  Anthocyanins… an antioxidant which, in addition to giving cherries that bold red color and reducing uric acid levels, helps keep levels of nitric oxide levels at bay as well – and nitric oxide is associated with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.  Anthocyanins have also been linked to the prevention of colon cancer and reduction in the risk for heart attack and stroke… and let’s not forget that lowering the blood sugar level of some with diabetes.. Wow! The perks of this wonderful little fruit are just stacking up!  If there is a possibility you can reduce your joint pain naturally, and without medication, why not give it a shot? Fresh, cooked, as a glass of cherry juice, dried … dark cherries, sweet cherries, tart cherries – you pick – as long as you’re incorporating the fruit into your daily diet results can be expected. Using cherry juice has been a natural way to combat pain and inflammation for hundreds of years, but only in recent times has it been getting publicity.  {Maybe, in part, due to rumors that the FDA was trying to silence American cherry farmers from sharing the health benefits with their customers? Apparently if you’re going to say that a fruit helps treat a medical condition then the FDA will show up and strong arm you into silence, with threats of legal action and regulations.}

Ben & Jerry’s is dishing out some Schweddy Balls

Keywords: ice cream, Ben & Jerry’s, SNL



For those of you who are avid Saturday Night Live viewers, you’ll understand the comedy behind Ben & Jerry’s new ice cream flavor, Schweddy Balls, immediately.  And we have included a video clip of the epic Alec Baldwin, Molly Shannon, Ana Gasteyer skit for those who have not yet experienced this legendary comedy trio.  No explanation of the skit will be as good as watching it for yourself, so we won’t even bother!  This new tasty treat is only available for a limited time.  It’s vanilla ice cream with a trace of rum flavor and packed with fudge dipped rum and malt balls.  We’re psyched that someone finally took advantage of the Schweddy Family Ball Recipe… and we can’t wait to have Pete Schweddy’s balls in our mouths……  (watch the video…)

…playing with gerbils??

Keywords: tracy morgan, wheat thins, adversiting



What do you get when you stick Tracy Morgan in a onesie and surround him with a bunch of gerbils in run-about balls?  The newest Wheat Thins commercial!  It makes no sense, but it doesn’t have to… because it’s Tracy Morgan.  He’s hysterical in anything and everything he does – this commercial included.  I don’t get it, but I don’t need to – It still made me laugh.  Annnnnnd it sort of made me want to munch on a box of salty Wheat Thins.  Mission accomplished Wheat Thins’ advertisers… mission accomplished.  Well played.