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Foodbuzz Project Food Blog: Ready, Set, Blog!

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You won’t believe it when I tell you.  In fact, I almost kept it a secret, but it’s not possible.  Yours truly is competing in a food bloggers’ challenge (sponsored by Foodbuzz) to be the next Food Blog Star!   Here’s my profile to prove it. Those of you that have been with me for the […]

Heading West, Young Man

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The last time I went on a bit of a blogging hiatus (one year ago), it was because I was pregnant and wanted to vomit every time I thought about Pennies on a Platter.  This time, I’m not pregnant but other life changes are in full swing.  We are moving!  Ben recently accepted a job […]

Tazo Tea Winners

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Hey everyone!  I’m sorry for the lack of posts lately.  Work has been crazy and so has been my little Judah!  We’re finally at the assumption that teething is the reason he is now keeping us up at night.  He gnaws, he poops, he drools, he cries.  But, during the day…what an angel!  Oh the […]

Tazo Well-Being Teas: Giveaway! – CLOSED

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Yesterday was Earth Day.  Somehow I was confused and thought it was last Thursday, because Starbucks gave away free coffee to those that brought in their reusable travel mugs.  They claimed this was in honor of Earth Day.  I obviously chose to ignore any calendar I saw that said otherwise and clearly stated the 22nd […]

Chocolate Oreo & Peanut Butter Dessert

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!! UPDATE:  Please click here for an updated version of this recipe and photo! !! This dessert really speaks for itself, which is good, because I had a very hard time naming it.  You see, this recipe comes from a friend, who got it from a friend, who I guess didn’t share an offical name, […]

Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms – We Have a Winner!

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Thank you for all of your “hello’s!” this weekend.  I’ve enjoyed reading your comments and reasons why you would love to have this cookbook.  I wish I could give one to each of you!  Remember, even if you didn’t win, you can still pick up a copy on Amazon and get started with your make-ahead […]

Behind the Scenes

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If you are anything like me, you love to learn more about the author behind the blog.  Today, I’m giving you just that. (By the way, my bestie bought me that apron.  I love it and love her for giving it to me!!) Meet my family: My husband, Ben, is the person I adore most […]

Starbucks Giveaway – Winners Announced!

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Wow!  You all have impressed me with your tips on saving money in the kitchen!  I did see a trend – a lot of you plan your meals.  Good for you!  It’s a difficult task, but if you stick to it you really do save not only money, but time!  I hope Pennies on a […]

Starbucks Coffee Giveaway! – CLOSED

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As the title of this blog insinuates, I thrive on ways to save money.  So, when Starbucks contacted me about this giveaway and explained how I can save money by buying their newly sized store-packaged coffee rather than purchasing by the cup, I immediately jumped on board.  I love Starbucks coffee, but usually only stop […]

Christmas Basket Ideas

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Yes, I’m still on a blogging hiatus as I continue to spend time with my new little guy.  (He’s getting cuter every day and I didn’t think it was possible!)  But, I wanted to remind you as you are probably using this weekend and the next to make your holiday baskets, to make sure you […]

The Best I’ve Ever Baked

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I’ll be “gone” from blogging for a little while as I adjust to my new life as a mother.  :)  Judah arrived about 2 weeks early on December 3rd and he is the most precious baby I’ve ever seen.  I can’t wait to spend time with my new little buddy in the kitchen and just […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

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No time to post a new recipe today, but I am making some rolls for dinner that I think you’ll enjoy!  I’ll post the recipe later this weekend.  For now, let me remind you of these adorable Posh Piggies that I’ll be serving as an appetizer to our Thanksgiving guests.  Through the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program, […]

Foodbuzz Tastemaker: Nature’s Pride

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Once in a while I receive free samples as a Foodbuzz Tastemaker.  Since I’ve been pregnant, I’ve had a few products come through my home that I’ve cooked with and haven’t had a chance to post about yet.  With only 3 weeks to go until Baby G is due, I figured I should get cracking […]

Pennies on a Platter is Looking Better than Ever!

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Pennies on a Platter is back!  And, with a new design!  Thanks to Delicious Design Studios for working with me on putting together exactly what I envisioned for this redesign.  Do you like it?  I do! You might be asking, “Where have you been this whole summer”, and “What has been keeping you so occupied […]

Okay, Here’s the Real Reason I’m Gone

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So, this is the real reason for the lack of blog posts.  I’m sure most of you have suspected already! :)  I really wanted to bake something cute to make the announcement on my blog, but I have to admit, I’m still not up for being in the kitchen.  What’s worse, is even the thought […]

I’m Still Absent, And You’re Probably Still Hungry

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That’s probably the face you’re giving me right now.  Eating your regular ol’ spaghetti, waiting for me to finally post some new delicious recipes.  Wondering where the heck I’ve gone!  (That’s my little sister, by the way.  Isn’t she a cutie?  She’s even more beautiful when she’s actually smiling!) So, I know I have not […]

A Little Absent…Back Soon!

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I’ve been gone for a few days, visiting my sister in Colorado where I have very little time to blog.  I’ll be back very soon, though, with some delicious recipes!  In the meantime, here is a photo of a sinfully decadent dessert I had the first night I arrived in Denver…at a restaurant called Casa […]

Happy Easter!

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I know I’m lacking in posts the last few days.  Trust me, I have new recipes waiting to make their debut on here, I just haven’t had the time.  Today is Easter, so I’ll leave you with Easter Penny wishing you a “Happy Easter” and what we like to call in our household “Resurrection Day” […]

March Madness Cookie Bouquet

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Last weekend we had a March Madness party at our house.  One of the girls brought a cookie bouquet that she made for this event.  It was so cute I had to ask if I could post a photo of it on here. Now, who’s watching the big game tonight?  Who are you cheering on?  […]

I’m Tweeting!

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Pennies on a Platter is now on Twitter!  Come follow me on Twitter by either clicking the Twitter badge abovve, or searching on Twitter.com for user name Penniesonaplatt.  (Yeah, the user name can only be a maximum of 15 characters, so I had to cut it short!) By following Pennies on Twitter, you can stay […]