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Celebrate National Pasta Month with Boston-Born Prince Pasta!

Disclosure: I received a complimentary Prince Pasta dinner kit. All opinions, as always, are my own.


Now that Fall is here I’ve been craving comfort foods – potatoes (bakes, fried, mashed), cheese (mac & cheese, nachos) and big ol bowls of warm pasta and delicious sauce. So of course I had to post about National Pasta Month with Boston-Born Prince Pasta! I didn’t know the pasta company had roots in Boston and they’ve most recently partnered with the Pallotta chef owners of a local Italian hotspot NEBO Restaurant to develop recipe videos for four easy, great-tasting pasta recipes which are feature on Prince’s Facebook page.

Prince sent us a dinner kit which we tore open and of course – made a big ol bowl of spaghetti with!



Only afterwards I realized there were yummy recipes included! I can be so impatient!

Oh and did you know that Wednesdays are Prince Spaghetti Days?! Yep – if you visit the Prince Pasta Facebook page on Wednesday’s you’ll have exclusive access to video recipes by the Pallotta sisters! Last week a Prince Breakfast Pasta recipe was shared. You heard me right…pasta for breakfast! There are crazier combinations, so I’m definitely intrigued:

Prince Pasta breakfast from MagicBullet Media, Inc. on Vimeo.

And today a yummy Prince Pasta Al Forno recipe was shared. I’m no foodie (though I love to eat) and had to figure out what Al Forno meant! It’s – simple enough – baked pasta! I’m always learning! This delicious pasta dish will be sure to be a hit for everyone in your family!

Prince Pasta Al Forno from MagicBullet Media, Inc. on Vimeo.

Will you and your family Celebrate National Pasta Month? It’s going to be a monthly celebration in our house! Just last night I used Prince Rotini mixed with broccoli and cauliflower and smothered in a butter/basil/garlic/red pepper sauce. It was just heavenly!!

What’s your favorite pasta recipe?


Dinner Made Easier with Foodler

September is by far the busiest month in our house. As the summer comes to an end, we gear up for the start of school and extracurricular activities. Not to mention both mine and my daughter’s birthdays are in September…four days apart. Part of my Libra traits is to be balanced – but there is little that is balanced in September. And once September is over we gear up for Halloween and the holidays. It’s an exciting and beautiful time of year, but I never feel like I have any spare time.

We try not to eat out a lot, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. Because we don’t order take out often when we do it can be a hassle, which just frustrates me. I need the process to be simple and straightforward, and fast! I’ve become such a huge fan of Foodler, they make it so easy to order good food fast and has saved the day on quite a few occasions!

Foodler Gives You:

·       Easy, intuitive, and free online ordering from restaurant menus.

·       Complete listings of restaurants that offer delivery and take-out in your area.

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·       Exclusive restaurant and dish ratings

We recently used Foodler to order from our local favorite Stone Hearth Pizza, an amazing eatery that uses organic and fresh ingredients. If you live in the Boston area I encourage you to try them! From the comfort of my couch I was able to effortlessly order a yummy vegetarian pizza and salad and have it delivered in under 45 minutes. Delicious and fast? I like!!


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Foodler. All opinions expressed are the blogger’s own views not influenced by any outside biases.


Edible Arrangements’ Summer Strawberry Clues 9.6

This is the FINAL week of the Edible Arrangements Summer Scavenger Hunt !! Below are the clues you’ll need to find the ‘Summer Strawberry’ this week!

Wednesday, September 5 from 4 P.M.- 6 P.M.
- The last appearance of ‘Summer Strawberry’s is in the capital of Massachusetts, the city made famous by a giant tea party and Paul Revere’s warning that, “The British are coming!” during the American Revolutionary War.

- The Edible Arrangements location is easily accessible by public transportation with nearby T stops such as:
Green Lineà Government Center
Red Lineà Downtown Crossing
Orange Lineà State Street
Blue Lineà State Street

- Brush up on your history along the way! Edible Arrangements is located down the street from the Old South Meeting House which is part of the esteemed Freedom Trail.

- Continuing with the history theme… ‘Summer Strawberry’ will be at the store located on a street that shares its name with America’s first president, the country’s capital and a state in the North West.



Edible Arrangements’ Summer Strawberry Clues 8.29

The Edible Arrangements Summer Scavenger Hunt continues!! Below are the clues you’ll need to find the ‘Summer Strawberry’ this week!

Wednesday, August 29 from 11 A.M.- 1 P.M.

- This week, ‘Summer Strawberry’ is venturing to the state that shares Massachusetts’ northern border with Vermont.

- This city is about 20 miles north of Lowell, MA and is the second largest city in its state, behind Manchester. Nick-named ‘The Gate City,’ it is home to shopping havens such as Pheasant Lane Mall and Amherst Street.

‘Summer Strawberry’ will be visiting the Edible Arrangements store located in a large shopping plaza off of Main Street.

- This Edible Arrangements is the healthiest one on the block, as it is neighbors with Colonel Sanders’ major fast food chain and a large coffee and donut retailer founded in Quincy, MA.

Good Luck & Yummy Eats!!


Disclosure:  I received an Edible Arrangement in exchange for sharing information about this Scavenger Hunt.  No other compensation was received and all opinions always my own.


Find Edible Arrangements’ ‘Summer Strawberry!’

During the summer months my daughter and I crave lighter refreshing treats. Lately we have been on a fruit kick, devouring a pineapple at least once a week! I really enjoy Edible Arrangements for many reasons. One: I don’t have to cut fruit! Listen, it can be time consuming, especially with those pineapples! Two: Who doesn’t love food on a stick? Three: Chocolate covered strawberries. Need I say more?!

This summer Edible Arrangements in Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire stores will be offering a scavenger hunt to figure out which store their ‘Summer Strawberry’  is visiting! I swear in another life I was a kick-ass detective, so I love these kinds of challenges! Throughout four consecutive Wednesdays from August 15 – September 5 clues will be given to figure out where the ‘Summer Strawberry’ will be making a special appearance!

Free Fruit and Fun!
Anyone who correctly deciphers the clues and finds ‘Summer Strawberry’ at the Edible Arrangements location within the designated 2-hour time period will receive free samples of smoothies, dipped fruit or fresh fruit salad. Want to win prizes? Comment below with the correct address/ store location where you found ‘Summer Strawberry’  OR email a picture of ‘Summer Strawberry’ to and you’ll be entered to win the grand prize, a $200 Amazon gift card or one of 4 arrangements Doing both will get you two entries! If you are on Twitter and follow @DoFruitNE, and tweet a picture of ‘Summer Strawberry’ with a caption that includes the hashtag #ILoveFruit and you’ll get an additional entry. That’s 3 chances to win pretty awesome prizes!

Live too far from the selected store?
If you correctly decipher the clues but cannot make it to the selected location, you can still enter the contest by commenting the address/ store location of ‘Summer Strawberry’ on this blog post. Better yet, you can visit YOUR local Edible Arrangements during the pre-selected 2-hour time period and mention the scavenger hunt and you’ll receive a 6-piece box of dipped fruit!

* The scavenger hunt and its affiliated promotions will only be taking place in Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire stores.
**Edible Arrangements and its public relations agency will not retain any email addresses during this promotion, other than to notify winners of the prizes awarded.

Clues for Wednesday, August 15 from 11 A.M.- 1 P.M:

– ‘Summer Strawberry’ will be stopping by the easternmost portion of Massachusetts which is a huge New England tourist destination, especially during the summer months!

- This town has the initials ‘SY’ and is located between West Yarmouth and Dennis Port.

- The first traffic rotary in the United States is in this village at the intersection of River Street and Pleasant Street.

- This village is home to the Red Sox, no not the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox that play in the Cape Cod Baseball League.

‘Summer Strawberry’ will be at the Edible Arrangements store located in a plaza near a popular pizza chain that shares its name with a classic game (if you get this answer, you’re spot on!) and songs by Van Morrison and most recently, Jessie J.

Good Luck & Yummy Eats!!


Disclosure:  I received an Edible Arrangement in exchange for sharing information about this Scavenger Hunt.  No other compensation was received and all opinions always my own.