Dove® Blueberry & Vanilla Cashew Mix

I am not a cranberry fan – at all.  Thanksgiving rolls around and I refuse to make cranberry sauce.  I’m not a huge blueberry fan either – even with chocolate.  I am a strawberry and anything kind of gal.  But that status has officially changed as of yesterday.

We were in BJs yesterday picking up bulk boxes of lunch box items that probably wont last the first week of school and it just happened to be during sample time.  I do the shopping and my daughter and hubby walk go sample everything first.

One of the samples yesterday was this Dove® Chocolate Blueberry & Vanilla Cashew Mix.  The kind gentleman offered me a sample which I stated no thank you because I read the word cranberries. I told him I wasn’t a huge Cranberry or Blueberry fan.  He stated he wasn’t either, but he mentioned he liked this mix.  As I love vanilla and cashews, I decided it wouldn’t hurt.


I don’t even taste the cranberries.  I do taste the blueberry infusion and the cashews. There is hint of vanilla and the Dove®

dark chocolate.   It is delicious.  It is yummy.  It ended up in my cart.  I’m surprised it made it home with out being opened. I am refusing to share this bag — which I fear will be gone before tomorrow.

There are not as many cashews as I would like.  I would like more of a 60/40 ratio of chocolate blueberry infused cranberry to cashew. Instead this particular had around 75/25 ratio.  Still delicious and now my hubby has the bag and I probably wont get it back.  Ooops now my daughter has grabbed the bag.  It’s all over – bye by bag of yummy!

I’m just going to keep telling myself that I am getting my fruit intake.  So Good!!!!


Cookies for any occasion…The Sweetest One of All…

Several years ago (well a while longer now),  Pep wanted to do a cake decorating class at Michaels and we met a Wilton Decorator named Nancy.   Nancy is very talented and is also a cookie artist.  Several years ago, she started The Sweetest One of All and now does custom orders (you have to get your orders and bookings in ASAP because she fills up fast).  We LOVE LOVE LOVE her cookies!   I don’t have pictures of all our cookies, but she did custom music cookies for our Teacher Appreciation Day.  We have also ordered Valentine and Easter cookies.

This past fall we ordered Harry Potter Cookies for Pep’s Birthday celebration with her friends and they were a huge hit.   We have just placed an order for a new theme for this year’s birthday celebration and I can’t wait until November.

I can’t find my pictures, but this one is from her Instagram feed the .

She is so very talented, if you are local, you should definitely check her out!!




While Pep was at Destination Aviation in Lakeland, they stopped by this cupcake shop after going to the movies.  It’s called SmallCakes Cupcakery .  She begged to go back before we headed home. All I can say Is WOW!!! Pep had already tried the Lemon so we opted for the Snickerdoodle, Red Velvet and Peanut ButterCup.  The cupcakes did not make it the two hour drive home.  They are rich, moist and filling.  I do not recommend binge eating them.   I just realized there is a SmallCakes here in Huntsville.  May have to stop in before we go home!!  IMG_20170616_154820579