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Sundae Fundae With Smuckers And A Giveaway

by Megan on August 9, 2014

Summer means hot lazy days, trips to the lake, and ice cream!

During National Ice Cream Month, Smucker’s  introduced 7 new topping flavors to their family of products!  To celebrate, they invited me to host a #SundaeFundae party and have a fun giveaway!

To get started, I received a “Top It Your Way” Smucker’s kit (plus one for a  giveaway). The kit  included a variety of the NEW toppings, and an assortment of “Sundae Fundae” essentials that I needed to host my party.


I could not wait to host an ice cream social.

So I invited a bunch of teenagers over to dig in. I served vanilla ice cream so people would focus on the toppings.  So much deliciousness was brought to the table that it was hard to choose a flavor, but we managed.

Ice cream sundae

Here we have a Salted Caramel Delight Sundae complete with whip cream, sprinkles, and a cherry. I loved the silkiness of this caramel sauce and all I could think about was all the different things I could do with this topping. There may or may not have been a few graham crackers spread with a thick layer of this buttery goodness.


Here we have a  Salted Caramel Chocolate Coconut Pretzel Sundae. It has a layer of Magic Shell® Chocolate Pretzel Flavored Topping, with Salted Caramel and a dollop of the Coconut Chocolate Topping. Topped with sprinkles and strawberries in a waffle cone cup.

Ohhh, and let me tell you, that Chocolate Coconut topping is so good! I could just eat it from a spoon straight from the jar. It would be perfect as a frosting on fudgy brownies. Oh who am I kidding, sll the toppings would be good over a brownie!



And Heres our Hot Mama Sundae! A Hot Dark Chocolate Sundae with chocolate balls, whip cream and sprinkles. Because your never too old for sprinkles!!!



And the classic Hot Fudge Sundae with Peanuts, chocolate balls, whip cream, and sprinkles.

We had so much fun sampling all the different Smuckers toppings and making our own fundae sundae.

Now it’s your turn!

Make sure you enter the #SundaeFundae promotion (click link for official rules) for a chance to win $5,000 toward a summer vacation! It’s so easy. Just snap a picture of your ice cream creation, post it with the hash tag #sundaefundae, and you could win $5,000 toward your next vacation! Check out all the details here.

And now for the giveaway!

One lucky winner will receive

A  Scallop Edge Hanging Chalkboard

West Elm Outdoor Metal Serving Tray

An ice cream scooper

All seven NEW Smucker’s toppings flavors including:

o   Smucker’s®  Simple Delight Salted Caramel Topping

o   Smucker’s® Simple Delight Chocolate Coconut Flavored Topping

o   Smucker’s® Simple Delight Dark Chocolate Topping

o   Smucker’s® Simple Delight Hot Fudge Topping

o   Smucker’s® Magic Shell® Chocolate Pretzel Flavored Topping

o   Smucker’s® Magic Shell® Rainbow Sherbet Flavored Topping

o   Smucker’s® Microwavable Hot Dark Chocolate Topping

 (Sorry, U.S.Residents only)

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I received a gift basket and compensation for this post. All opinions are 100% mine.



Crockpot Chicken and Potato Dumplings

by Megan on September 22, 2013

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Back in the late 1970′s  I went to an unexpected dinner with a dear friend.  We went to his Italian grandmother”s house, where I was served the best Chicken and Dumplings I had ever eaten. I never forgot that meal, nor have I ever had Chicken and Dumplings like that  again. Her dumplings were little fat stubby logs that were cooked  in the soup, not just biscuits cooked on top, in the broth.
Fast forward 30 years, I now know about gnocchi. A thick, soft,  dumpling made with potato, flour, and egg. It is one of my all time favorite ingredients, that I learned about, thanks to blogging.! And it finally dawned on me, all these years later, Grandma must have used gnocchi in her Chicken and Dumplings.


Today is one of those  days here you want to just stay home, open the windows, light the candles, and have something yummy simmering in the crockpot .  So in celebration of my favorite season,  I bring you my version of  Chicken and Dumplings!

Chicken and Dumplings


4 Chicken Breasts (boneless, skinless)
2 Tablespoons Butter
1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 Can Cream of Celery Soup
3 1/2 Cups Chicken Broth
1 Onion, finely diced
1 Cup Celery, diced
1 Cup Carrots, diced
2 Chicken bouillon cube
1 14oz pkg Gnocchi


  1. Put all ingredients except the gnocch,i in a 6 qt crockpot.  Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours.
  2. About an hour  before serving, remove chicken and pull into pieces and return to the soup mixture.
  3. add gnocchi and cook 30  more minutes.
  4. Enjoy!
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Zucchini Fritters with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

July 19, 2013
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Chocolate Magic Bars

July 14, 2013

It’s been a long time since I posted anything,  but I have some new recipes that took me off of my hiatus! These bars!!! These bars are perfect for a Summer BBQ party, church social event, or anywhere you have a crowd to feed..They are so easy and so addicting,  I’ll only make them if […]

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Baked Chicken with Spinach, Pears, and Blue Cheese

January 3, 2013
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The new year is upon us and as people are making and breaking their New Year resolutions, I’m trying to keep it real. I don’t need a new year to tell me to lose weight, eat healthy, or get to the gym. My pants already tell me those things after every holiday, Valentines, Easter, Halloween, […]

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