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For all my caffeine lovers….

For all my caffeine lovers….

I’m giving away a Keurig over at GLOSS today — go check it out! (One reader will win a KeurigMini Plus Brewing System and 4 boxes of Barista Prima Coffeehouse K-Cup Packs — that’s my favorite variety!)  

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How awesome was Ted Allen on The View?

How awesome was Ted Allen on The View?

I’ve been a fan of Ted Allen of Food Network’s CHOPPED for YEARS, so when I got an opportunity to sit in the studio audience a few days ago and watch when Ted Allen was a special guest, I was beside myself. Check out his Cooking with Sherri segment — he made a low-fat jalapeño cornbread that may be just perfect for your Super Bowl planning today! I was there — with my lovely friend Sarah — as a guest of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Spread — which Ted works with a lot, and included in the recipe.During the segment, Ted shared the reason he uses this product in this recipe  is because then his dishes have less calories but similar taste. Also super interesting he gave a baking tip that I’ve long wondered...

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Giveaway: Win a 6-month supply of Aquafina water!

Giveaway: Win a 6-month supply of Aquafina water!

With Christmas behind us, there’s a whole lot more excitement on the horizon — New York Fashion Week, award show season, Project Runway Season 11 finale… Yes, there’s a whole lot of reason to summon up our creativity right now (or at least be inspired by that of others), and to that end, Aquafina  teamed up with Project Runway for a contest I’m pretty sure many of you are going to trip over each other to enter. Get this, friends of around the world: They are going to choose four SUPER lucky finalists to win a trip to Project Runway’s Season 11 Finale in New York City. That means someone (as in 4 someones) is going to win a trip to New York City (something I KNOW many of you covet) and, even better, be able to compete in the...

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Staving off the pounds (without starving) this holiday

Staving off the pounds (without starving) this holiday

Christmas is just a few days away…and as a good little Jewish girl, you’d THINK this isn’t impacting my diet all that much — but after an epic birthday week (I had around 3 parties…it’s true) and a long weekend in Vail, I’m hitting the ground running with way too many cocktails and cookies (and that’s before the main events even happen). Indeed, it’s a tough time of year for everyone. To that end, I just did a feature for Celebuzz that includes fitness and nutrition tips for keeping ourselves in line this holiday season. It’s indulging — without going too far, and letting ourselves relax, while still fitting into our dresses! Check out my post, and then share your own holiday survival...

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Giveaway: KeurigMINI Plus Brewing System + four 12-count boxes of Barista Prima Coffeehouse K-Cup packs!

Giveaway: KeurigMINI Plus Brewing System + four 12-count boxes of Barista Prima Coffeehouse K-Cup packs!

If you follow me on Twitter, you know I’m sort of obsessed with my Keurig. I go through more K-cups in a single day than your average family of four, and what I love best about it is that it’s always fresh – no making a big pot just to have it sit and go to waste before I get to it! And as days get colder — and this is one CHLLY Cyber Monday — it’s just getting to be more and more of an obsession. Obviously, though, I have my favorite blends that get more love than others and more and more of late, that’s the  deep, dark-brewed coffee from Barista Prima Coffeehouse. Barista Prima Coffeehouse K-Cup packs are inspired by European coffeehouses, boast a variety of brews with tasting notes which are perfect to sip alone, pair...

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This just in: Cheese is GOOD for our health

This just in: Cheese is GOOD for our health

As I mentioned yesterday,  I may be headed to Wisconsin in a few weeks to visit the CHEESE TRAIL. Crazy, I know. But, you are I’M SURE with me in understanding and appreciating the power of cheese. It’s delicious, it’s full of calcium…and, get this, apparently it can reduce the risk of getting Type 2 diabetes! The Telegraph reports that eating cheese cuts your risk of getting Type 2 diabetes by 12%. Now, remember, cheese is super high in saturated fat which may kill you before diabetes has a chance to, but the scientists in this study believe that the type of fat found in cheese can actually have a GOOD SIDE. The findings were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and well, I couldn’t be...

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Back in the world (via Haru’s new summer menu!)

Back in the world (via Haru’s new summer menu!)

One of the best “side effects” of my winter health drama is that it led to me reconnecting with some old, dear friends. One of them, my good friend Shari, joined me last week to celebrate my re-entry into the world (I travel again! I subway again! I live again!) over dinner at one of our old-time fave spots, Haru. Haru Sushi is one of NYC’s most popular sushi chains and they invited me to bring a friend and try out a sampling of their latest menu additions.  There’s tons of new delicious spring specialties, like Kazan Chicken: Sautéed chicken breast with jalapeño peppers, spicy massaman curry and brown rice, Lobster Tempura with spicy pomegranate wasabi sauce and a Strawberry Fin sushi roll, made of Crunchy spicy yellowtail, jalapeño...

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Giveaway: IHOP Love of Breakfast! (2 winners of $25 gift cards!)

Giveaway: IHOP Love of Breakfast! (2 winners of $25 gift cards!)

Rumor has it Americans are hungry for breakfast again, and it’s good to hear – I’ve always been told it’s the most important meal of the day! Relatedly, IHOP is cooking up something special with a Twitter contest! Through July 8, fans can submit comments from a tab on the IHOP Facebook page or straight from their Twitter account (Tweet @IHOP on Twitter, using #BreakfastLove)  for a chance to win IHOP gift cards valued from $50 to $500. Visit www.bit.ly/blrules for the official rules, see below; there is no purchase required to enter or win.   Wondering what this has to do with you? Well, aside fro you totally needing to enter (I can only imagine how many pancakes one could score for one of those big win cards) – I’m giving...

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Giveaway: Win $90 in Gift Cards to Outback Steakhouse!

Giveaway: Win $90 in Gift Cards to Outback Steakhouse!

I don’t know about your world — but mine has been pretty intense of late. With money issues (taxes and medical bills the same week? Yay!), life dramas, work issues, and relationship upheavals, we never really know our up from our down – until it comes to happy hour, and then, at least as the cocktails flow, everything makes a little bit more sense. This time of year,as weeks are jam-packed with urgent ‘to-dos,’ wouldn’t it be great to get together with girlfriends to just unwind and catch up? It’d what I live for! Outback Steakhouse  took pity on my sad self and sent me gift certificates good for a Kick Back with the Girls at Outback Dinner for 4 Experiences with the girls. Each Kick Back with the Girls at Outback Dinner for...

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Giveaway: Starbucks “Find the Roast You Love Most” Tasting Kit

Giveaway: Starbucks “Find the Roast You Love Most” Tasting Kit

It feels appropriate that I am writing this as I’m on today’s third cup of coffee. Did you know? After approximately 60 seconds in the grocery coffee aisle, 1 in every 4 shoppers leaves without making a purchase because they either can’t find what they’re looking for, or the coffee selections just don’t make sense to them. Which is why, caffeine addict that I am, I am always happier when things are made easier, like earlier this year when Starbucks launched new packaging that organizes their coffees by roast – Starbucks Blonde Roast, Medium Roast, and Dark Roast. But which one is your favorite? Behold Starbucks “Find the Roast You Love Most” Sweepstakes to encourage coffee-lovers to explore the full Starbucks Roast...

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