East meets West Arancini

Arancini is an Italian specialty, from Sicily to be precise, dating back to around the 10th century. The word Arancini actually means “little orange” as the traditional fried rice ball are very round and resemble small oranges. You will find many recipes online giving you the supposed original version but as any Italian family can attest, every Italian mother or grandmother has her own secret recipe....more

The Contest Is Live!!!

The Contest Is Live!!! Good morning, everybody!!The BHG Live Better State Cookie Contest is live!!!  Votes will be accepted daily between today and July 27th.  You can vote once a day, every day!!  Please lend your support and vote for Vermont!!  Here is the link to vote:...more

Exciting announcement

We Are excited to announce that @ http://whatshissalary.blogspot.com/ we are going to start our weekly give aways! Prizes will be things from sports memorabilia, signed things, jerseys, stub hub gift cards, and a few other things in the works. In order to be eligible you must be either a fan on our all new Facebook page, follow us on twitter or subscribe to our blog. Our blog address is http://whatshissalary.blogspot.com/ or name on twitter is jbcodora And on Facebook if you search the name whatshissalary you will find our fan page!...more

YOU Can Save My Sanity AND Help 2 Families!! Wanna Know How?

As many of you already know, I am a sweepstakes junkie! I save bottle caps and UPC codes. I will dumpster dive during McDonalds MonopolyGame and buy products that have instant win game pieces inside. Over the years I have won some nice things, however, I have had to cut backdramatically on my sweepstakes because of my Fibromyalgia. You see, I can't sit for long perios of time without pain....more

Contest Giveaway - Do something for somebody everyday for which you do not get paid - Albert Schweitzer

Yesterday, I heard a sermon that was both a challenge and yet naive.  The theme was simple.  Real power is getting behind.  Getting behind another to help them take a step ahead. Numerous examples were given from Mother Teresa to Father Damien. In closing, the preacher uttered an Albert Schweitzer quote…Do something for somebody everyday for which you do not get paid.   ...more

(BOOK GIVEAWAY) Tell Us What Jane Austen Means to You

In addition to William Deresiewicz's book, reviewers for BlogHer Book Club's A Jane Austen Education review campaign also received a gorgeous Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of, Jane Austen: The Complete Novels. Yes, you read that right -- all of Austen's novels in one beautiful book. Doesn't it make your Janeite heart go all aflutter? And now you can win the same thing! Both books. ...more

Her heroines are inspirational role models. Interesting, intelligent, and creative, they never ...more

Thai Mango Salad and Grilled Mangoes

My whole entire life I've wanted to be a Mango Mentor (well, erm...whole life = since I heard about the National Mango Board a few weeks ago). Voting ends today. If you haven't voted yet, head to the Lets Mango Facebook Page, watch the videos and then vote for the best Mango Mentor Candidate (i.e., Christine Pittman).To show you that I have a talent for all things mango and that I'm worthy of the Mango Mentor title, today I'm sharing two recipes with you. ...more

Trading Corn for Mangoes and Spicy Creamy Smoky Sweet Corn Recipe

My current corn series began yesterday with Corn for Supper. However, last night I found out that I’m a finalist in the National Mango Board Mango Mentor Contest. That’s right, I could be your very own Mango Mentor. Just go to this Facebook page, scroll down to Christine, click play and vote for me while you learn how to cut a mango. It feels strange to be talking corn when I’m thinking mango. I’ve decided to give in. Next week I’ll be talking all mango all the time. If you were looking forward to more corniness, don’t worry. I’ve got some corn and mango ideas that I want to try. And, to show that I do care about your corn-love, I’ve got my favorite ever corn recipe for you today. ...more

AROMA CUCINA: We Have a Winner!

AROMA CUCINA:  We Have a Winner! Well, actually we have not one, but 2 winners: Kjerome & Nella22!  BRAVI!! We loved both of their creative comments of why they deserved to win this motherlode of Gustiamo goodies, and we couldn't decide which of the 2 deserved to win. SO, being the DECIDERS that we are (ahem)...and we're tough (ahem)...we decided they BOTH won! ...more

CMB Display Designs Gift Certificate Giveaway

CMB Display Designs is a small indie biz run by an Ohio gal named Carolyn. Inspired by the idea of one-of-a-kind treasures and vintage finds with history, Carolyn creates and sells handmade framed cork boards and decorative push pins along with vintage accessories and housewares in her shop....more