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I am so excited to share the news about my friend Lori of Recipe Girl’s new cookbook! I’ve known Lori for years, we’ve been to dozens of events and conferences together and am so happy and proud of her and her new book. Lori is a busy mom (to RecipeBoy) and wife who KNOWS how to cook and entertain.  Her book is chock-full of mouthwatering recipes for every occasion.  Not only are her recipes family friendly and delicious, but Matt Armendariz and Adam Pearson photographed and styled the book.  They also did my book and I know first hand they are the best of the best!

What a treat it is to see so many talented food bloggers publishing cookbooks.  They are by far my favorites on my cookbook shelf.  Be sure to scroll down below the recipe and enter to win a KitchenAid 5 Speed Blender and Recipe Girl Cookbook to help celebrate Lori’s new book!

Make sure you head over to Amazon or wherever books are sold to pick yourself up a copy of Lori’s book!

I chose a lunch recipe to share with you today.  I love a good hot dog from time to time and Lori’s Avocado Topped Hot Dogs with Creamy Chipotle Sauce caught my eye right away.  Avocado and chipotle sauce?  Yes please!

Please note the original recipe has chopped tomatoes.

Avocado Topped Hot Dogs with Creamy Chipotle Sauce

Talk about an easy lunch to whip up for either yourself or for some friends.  You can grill these babies or just boil them right on the stovetop.  The chipotle sauce is just mayonnaise and a touch of chipotle sauce from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.  You can find this in the Mexican section of your grocery store.

Avocado Topped Hot Dogs with Creamy Chipotle Sauce

Recipe Girl’s Avocado Topped Hot Dogs with Creamy Chipotle Sauce

Avocado Topped Hot Dogs with Creamy Chipotle SauceIngredients

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle adobe sauce
  • 8 good quality hot dogs
  • 8 hot dog buns
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 2 large avocados, pitted, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup Cojita cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat. To prepare chipotle sauce, in a medium bowl whisk together the mayonnaise and chipotle sauce. Cover the bowl and keep in the refrigerator until you’re ready to assemble the hot dogs.
  2. To prepare the hot dogs, grill the hot dogs, turning often until they have grill marks on all sides, 5-7 minutes. Meanwhile, spread 1/2 tablespoon of the butter inside each bun. Grill the buns butter side down on the edges of the grill, where it’s not so hot. Remove the buns from the grill when they are lightly browned, 1-2 minutes.
  3. To assemble, place a hot dog in each toasted bun, then top each with 1 1/2 tablespoons of the chipotle sauce. Divide the tomato, avocados and cheese among the dogs and serve immediately.

Makes 8 Servings
*photo shown without chopped tomato*

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Can you even believe summer is right around the corner?  Me either, because it means one thing for sure…..swimsuit season, lol!

You’ll have no worries looking amazing in these swimsuits I am sharing with you today.  Albionfit.com is offering a Picky Palate reader with $150 to shopping online their site.  Wait until you see these adorable suits.

Albion Fit offers beautiful, comfortable, and high-performance fitness and swimwear for the fashion and health-conscious female. They also recognize the importance of balancing an active lifestyle.  Love that!

Here are some of my favorites.

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Love Love Love this suit!  I do not have a bikini body, so I am always looking for stylish one pieces.  This one is so cute!  It’s called The Show Stopper Black and White.

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How cute is this Blousy Shirt Top suit?  Great for hiding…say….leftover baby tummy?!  Yes!

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Love this one too!  It’s called the Gown Suit Poppy.

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Another cute pick from me is this Dolled Up Polka Dot Suit.  Cute huh?!

Albionfit.com also has exercise wear, make sure to check it out HERE and HERE.

You can find them on Facebook,  Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Be sure to follow them for news on products and giveaways!

Now for the Giveaway!  One lucky winner will win $150 to go shopping online at Albionfit.com!

Use the rafflecopter widget below to get entered!

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Disclosure:  I received product for hosting this giveaway however thoughts and opinions are my own.


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Green Apple KitchenAid anyone?

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Thrilled to be teaming up with one of my good buddies Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod for a KitchenAid St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway!  KitchenAid is offering 2 of our readers one of these gorgeous Green Apple Mixers.  We always love working with KitchenAid, their products are the best.

Whether you are baking up a batch of cookies, bread, cupcakes or cake, KitchenAid always makes life easier in the kitchen if you ask me!  How amazing is this color by the way?  A little extra green to get you ready for St. Patrick’s Day!

Be sure to peek at my Green Velvet Baked Sprinkle Donuts to see the mixer in action!

2 Winners will receive

Green Apple 5 Quart Artisan Series

5 quart capacity, 10 speeds

Green Apple finish

325 watt motor for 9 cup flour power

Stainless Steel Bowl with Handle

Includes beater, dough hook and wire whip

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GIVEAWAY!!!  Pin It To Win It!  An ipad mini for TWO lucky winners!!! from favfamilyrecipes.com  See post for details #giveaway #ipadmini
What could be better that an chance to win a new ipad mini? Two chances to win an iPad mini!!!

Two of our lucky readers will each win a 16 GB ipad mini with WI-FI (about a $350 value after tax)!

We have come together with some of the most amazing blogs out there (I am sure you have seen their stuff ALL over Pinterest) to bring you this fantastic giveaway. We are all so excited! And we will be picking our lucky winners on the luckiest day of all! St. Patrick’s Day!


To Enter:

All you have to do is pin this post and follow ALL of these talented bloggers on Pinterest. Believe me, if you aren’t following them already you want to be! They are the best of the best when it comes to food, crafts, style and inspiration. And we have made it super easy with all of their follow buttons below.
Once you have followed them all, just fill out the rafflecopter form and you will be entered to win!!!!

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Terms and Conditions: This giveaway is in no way affiliated, administered or endorsed by Apple or Pinterest. Giveaway closes on March 17th. Winner will be notified by email by March 20th and will need to respond within 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. Winner must be 18 years of age or older and a US citizen in order to win.

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Ella Madison 1So excited to share a new to me online boutique with you today.  Let me introduce Ella Madison :)

You’ll find a trendy online boutique with the latest style in clothes, jewelry and accessories at very affordable price points.

The pieces I received in the mail last week were even more beautiful in person, I was very pleased.  Looking forward to wearing all the pieces.

Ella Madison Boutique is offering a Picky Palate reader a $100 Gift Card to go shopping on their Online Boutique.  See below to enter.

Let me show you a few of the things I chose.  Loving THIS dress, THIS scarf and THIS scarf!  There are so many great pieces to choose from, have fun shopping!

 

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Slate Leather Wrap Bracelet

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Green Victorian Teardrop Necklace and Earring Set

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Coral Teardrop Earrings

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Breakfast and Brunch

So excited to be helping promote my friend Jessica of Sodium Girl’s new cookbook “Sodium Girl’s Limitless Low-Sodium Cookbook.”  Jessica is an amazing woman and so unbelievably talented in the Low Sodium recipes!  My hat goes off to her, because if you’ve ever cooked low sodium, you know that it is not exactly easy!

To celebrate Jess’s new cookbook, I have tried my hand at a low-sodium dish that I call Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan Baked Eggs.  I wanted to use bold flavors to flavor my recipe instead of salt.  I think this was the first recipe that I have made that I didn’t use an ounce of salt.  So proud of myself, lol,!  I have to say, that these baked eggs are fantastic!  I highly recommend them for any breakfast.

Huge congrats to Jessica and her new cookbook.  It is absolutely beautiful.  Did I mention Matt Armendariz was the photographer?  You’ll get to enjoy his beautiful photography throughout the book.  It’s funny, Jessica and I worked on our cookbooks the exact same time.  It was so fun meeting her and sharing stories together.  It truly is so fun to see your hard work come to life.

If you’ve got anyone in your family that needs a low- sodium diet or just want to improve your own health, you definitely need to check Jessica’s book out.

She is a pro at making beautiful flavorful food on a low sodium diet.

Run out and find your copy today sold at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and anywhere books are sold :)

Make sure you enter to win a gorgeous Vitamix at the end of this post to celebrate Love Your Heart Recipe Rally!  See below.

Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan Baked Eggs

Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan Baked Eggs Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped roasted red peppers
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated Parmesan Cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place chopped roasted red peppers into the bottom of a small individual size baking dish. Top with cracked eggs then sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese. Bake for 15 minutes or until eggs are set.

Makes 1 Serving

Make sure you enter to win a gorgeous Vitamix below!  Good Luck!

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Winner must be a US resident in order to win. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email to claim prize before another winner is chosen. The name of the winner will be announced on SodiumGirl.com and the Rafflecopter Widget once the giveaway has ended. In the event the Sponsor (Vitamix) fails to send the prize, the Host (SodiumGirl.com) and all Participating Hosts (Participating Bloggers) will not to be held responsible or liable in any way. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter or Facebook. Complete terms and conditions can be found within Rafflecopter Giveaway Widge above and here.

Giveaway and Vitamix photos provided by Vitamix via Sodium Girl.


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I am so beyond thrilled to be partnering with Petunia Pickle Bottom. Their bags and accessories have been a favorite of mine for years and years. The fun colorful prints make me so happy! I love that their bags are perfect for moms with little ones and equally as perfect for women without kids, there are choices to fit every need.

Their new Spring line is to die for, you’ve gotta check it out.

The theme for this giveaway is “everything you need for a weekend away”….in style might I add :)

Let’s take a look at what the lucky winner receives.

First up is this beautiful Wistful Weekender in Merigold Medallions.  I carry a Weekender for all of Pax’s necessities and I must say it is big, stylish and perfect.  I get compliments on it everywhere I go.

Here’s a top view.  Lots of space inside and so many great pockets for your things.

The winner also will receive the beautiful Carried Away Laptop Case and Stowaway Sleeve in Evening in Innsbruck

Love the Travel Train Case in Frolicking in Fez and the matching iPhone Case.  I use my Travel Case everyday and for travel.  Fits everything I need.

How cute is this Cross Town Clutch in Daydreaming in Dax?  It’s a great size if you are just our running errands or perfect for a date night.  Love this print!

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Please see below on how to get entered!  Good luck! 

Winner will be selected Thursday February 14th, 2013.

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner…

Are you ready for a night of romantic bliss with your special someone?

I’ve joined forces with some amazing bloggers and we’d like to give you an opportunity to make this Valentine’s Day UNFORGETTABLE!

INTRODUCING…

Are you jumping up and down yet? Because you should be!!

DETAILS:

One lucky winner will get to pick a hotel of their choice for a one-night romantic stay on US! You choose the date AND we’ll book both the hotel AND a couples’ massage for the two of you. On top of that, you’ll have spending money to go out to dinner, hit up a movie, OR stay in your room and order food in! All the things you WANT do during a “get-away”… but usually can’t afford to! On top of ALL of this, the winner will receive a DARLING “certificate” to present to your significant other… letting him/her know you WON!! We want to take care of YOU for a change! A break from the every day NORM! We want this Valentine’s Day to knock your socks off… literally!

FINE PRINT: Winner will be sent an informational PDF with all the details. Overnight stay will need to be between March 2013-November 2013. Once booked, the date cannot be changed. We will work closely with the winner to match them up to one of the best hotel & masseuse in their city!

HOW TO ENTER:

It is time to get your CLICK on & follow all of the blogs who made this giveaway possible. One word: PINTEREST!!! ALL of these talented bloggers have their own Pinterest boards and if you’re not following them, you are missing out!!

There are just TWO {2} steps to enter the giveaway!

#1) Click on each image below to follow each fabulous blogger on Pinterest! {Once you are on their Pinterest Page – make sure to click the red “Follow All” button for each Page.}

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The Dating Divas {Strengthening Marriages}

Whipperberry {Crafts & More}

Mod Podge Rocks {Creative Ideas}

The Idea Room {Crafts & DIY}

Blue Cricket Design {Crafts & DIY}

Infarrantly Creative {Crafts & DIY}

Remodelaholic {Crafts & DIY}

Skinnytaste {Healthy Recipes}

Tatertots & Jello {Crafts & DIY}

Picky Palate {Family-Friendly Recipes}

U Create Crafts {Crafty Inspiration}

Inspired by Charm {Home Decor}

 

#2) And THEN, fill out the form below. Voila, you’re done!!

When you put in your info make sure you only enter ONCE because this form is shared on all of the participating sites.

Good Luck!!!

*This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Pinterest. We hereby release Pinterest of any liability. Giveaway starts Friday, February 1st at 5:00 am PST and ends Friday, February 8th at midnight PST. Once the giveaway ends, the lucky winner will be chosen using Random.org and contacted within 24 hours by email. This post will be updated with winner’s name once we’ve heard back. Winner will need to respond within 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. Open to U.S. residents only.


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