Game Day Recipe Round-Up and Giveaway Winners!

Football all day Saturdays, Sundays, and Monday nights, basketball (when there’s not a lockout), soccer, the World Series for baseball, and most importantly, San Jose Sharks hockey games… There are so many games going on this time of the year and not enough time to watch everything! But we make time. Because watching sports is fun. Unfortunately, I never really watch basketball though (sorry to disappoint all you basketball fans and my best friend). But no matter which sport, what I love more is the company you’re with when you watch the games. And what I love almost just as much are the snacks and food made to sustain you through the 2 plus hours of the game. Ok, ok, I may like the food more than the games. Except Sharks games. But in any case, whether you are a die-hard super sports fan or a I-have-no-idea-what-is-going-on-during-this-play viewer, here is a round [Continue Reading...]

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles and a Fall Giveaway!

  Have I mentioned how much I love Fall? And my affinity for pumpkin-flavored things? Oh, I haveee? Well, here’s one more for the list: pumpkin snickerdoodles! The subtle pumpkin flavor adds a nice spin to your everyday snickerdoodle, and the cookie comes out so soft and chewy! It’s a great dessert to bring to a potluck, party or just to have around the house on a Sunday afternoon. Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Recipe (only slightly adapted from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen) 2 3/4 Cups all-purpose flour 2 Teaspoons cream of tartar 1 Teaspoon baking soda 1/2 Teaspoon salt 1/2 Teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1 1/2 Cups sugar plus another 1/4 cup 2 Sticks unsalted butter, softened 1 Large egg 3/4 Cup pumpkin puree 2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, and [Continue Reading...]

Thai Iced Tea and the Giveaway Winners!

About a month ago (wow, time flies!), I wrote a guest post for my friend, Shellina, over at The Frugal Flambe. Now, that same pitcher of Thai tea I made for the post is definitely gone, and I’ve been craving it for, oh, about a month. Not to mention that within this time frame Shellina and her family have gained a new addition to their family! Their new little bundle of joy, Abigail, is so beautiful! Congratulations, Shellina! Also, congratulations to the three winners of the coffee cup giveaway: Sunni, Sarah Michelle, and Jhenifer! Please email me at lifetasteslikefood@gmail.com for more information on how to receive your prize! Thanks to everyone that entered! BUT WAIT, as a consolation prize (because I truly wish I could give everyone one of these awesome mugs), here is a 10% off coupon code for any order at Dawn’s Etsy Shop! So if you want one (or [Continue Reading...]

M&M, Chocolate Chip, Walnut Cookies

After reading Jessica’s cookie post from her blog How Sweet It Is, I could not get cookies out of my mind! So first, I used her recipe to make Heath Bar and walnut cookies: They were so good, but I was still dreaming of her cute, colorful cookies. So then I made another batch just like hers–with M&Ms: Then, I decided to throw in the kitchen sink and made M&M, chocolate chips, AND walnut cookies: I threw in walnuts at the end to convince myself that they were “healthy”, therefore making it ok to eat more of them. Um, I think I ate about 5 times as many cookies I should have eaten. Whoops! Yes, I went a little cookie crazy, but I am not sorry at all! At all. My roommates even ate the batch that overcooked because I forgot about them in the oven. Even though I told them not [Continue Reading...]

Giveaway: Life Tastes Like Food Mustache Mugs!

Drumroll, please… So Life Tastes Like Food has recently taken the big step and moved from WordPress.com to being self-hosted. I can do so much more with the site now! The greatest downfall is this: anyone that is currently subscribed to my blog will not receive anymore updates UNLESS THEY SUBSCRIBE AGAIN on the new site (so make sure you re-subscribe!). To thank you for being fans of Life Tastes Like Food and any trouble this move may have caused, I’m holding a giveaway!! I’m picking not one, not two, but THREE lucky winners. Wheee! Life Tastes Like Food mustache mugs! How could this NOT brighten up your morning?! They’re so whimsical and cute, I just can’t get enough of them. Thank you Dawn for customizing them for me. See her entire Etsy shop here. Meet my best friend, Megan. We drink tea and coffee like this all the time! Well, [Continue Reading...]

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