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Cynthia Lee
Ordinary wife and mom with big ideas...
Interests: mom stuff, wife stuff, smiling...I like smiling. You can reach me at
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Quick! Throw all this in your crockpot: 3 frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 cans of drained and rinsed black beans 1/4 cup diced onion 1 clove minced garlic 1 rib celery diced 1 carrot peeled and diced 1/4 cup diced fresh parsley ...or you can use that vile weed... Continue reading
Posted 44 minutes ago at What the heck's a bonbon?
We are contemplating returning a few Skylanders guys to GameStop in order to get some more Infinity guys... we'll see how that goes! haha!
photo courtesy of When I was a kid, I used to LOVE washing my parents' cars. I would slop on the water and soap and make an event of it. It would take me all day! But now that I'm older, it's just another chore added to the list.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Whatever Works
photo property of Disney When I was at Blogger Bash, I was given a beautiful Tinkerbell figurine from the reps who were showing us Disney Infinity 2.0. Being that my son was a Skylanders die hard, we had yet to purchase even the first Disney Infinity game. So when I... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Whatever Works
I'll tell ya, this month is awesome. I've teamed up with R & R Games to bring you all some seriously fun games. You may have already read about Time's Up! - the awesome 'guess who I am' game where you try to get your teammate to guess who you... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Whatever Works
Yeay Gina! You are the winner!! I will email you for confirmation. :-) Thank you everyone for playing!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on OATrageous giveaway! at What the heck's a bonbon?
The other night I was craving a very specific taste. I wanted sausage, but I wanted it in meatball form. I wanted it to be garlicky. I wanted it to be shiny on the outside, but not greasy. I wanted exactly this: The Sausage Meatballs You'll Crave From Now On... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at What the heck's a bonbon?
Thanks for having me, Kathy! Your book is so beautiful and FULL of awesome things I want to try. Thank you so much for writing it and letting me be a part of sharing its awesomeness!
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2014 on OATrageous giveaway! at What the heck's a bonbon?
I've made it more than once now and it is SO delicious! It's so creamy... I want to turn it into an alcoholic drink. I think I'm going to add some Captain Morgan's to it and see what happens.
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2014 on OATrageous giveaway! at What the heck's a bonbon?
Guess what? I got another cookbook in the mail to review! This one is called Easy Gourmet by Stephanie Le from 'i am a food blog'. The name Easy Gourmet is perfect because it is just chock full of recipes that look like they should be hard, but just aren't!... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at What the heck's a bonbon?
Last week, I was given a whole bunch of games from R&R Games to review. They could not have come at a better time, because boy were we stressed out over here. We've been going through life since the beginning of August basically on autopilot. See, I went back to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at Whatever Works
Remember a few weeks ago I shared a recipe for OATchata from Kathy Hester's newest cookbook OATrageous Oatmeals...? It's an absolutely delicious drink made from rice, oats, almonds and cinnamon...? No? Don't remember? Well, here's a picture and a link to help jog your memory. Anyway, I now have some... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at What the heck's a bonbon?
The other day my husband broke his tooth at work on some crunchy sourdough pretzel nuggets. He came home that day with the half eaten bag and placed it on the counter. We both stared at it. That little jerk of a bag is going to cost us some serious... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at What the heck's a bonbon?
The other day I wrote about how fine I will be when my son turns 18. Well, not fine, but OK. He's only 6 now. I figure I've got 12 years to plan for it, but ... He started losing his teeth recently. His baby teeth. The only remnants of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at Whatever Works
I received the book Dumplings All Day Wong free of charge. All opinions of the book are my own. This post contains affiliate links. I have always loved the idea of dumplings. Little bits of tasty foods secured together in a soft shell and then steamed, boiled or fried to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at What the heck's a bonbon?
Disclosure: I was given six bottles of Food for Sleep to review free of charge. No other compensation was given to me. All opinions are my own. OK, I know what you're thinking... what the heck is this stuff and why is it on a food blog? Food for Sleep... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at What the heck's a bonbon?
My dear lamb lion...the one who is sweet and tough...the one who will be King of the Forest by smiling so dear son, You are reading this at 18, but I'm writing it when you are 6. To me right now you are a freshly thrown pebble making a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at Whatever Works
YOU ARE THE WINNER, JULIA! Just sent you an email with the details. Thanks for participating, everyone!
Yep, that's my son and I up there on YouTube*. We were asked to review Warner Bros. newest game LEGO Ninjago Nindroids which was released on July 29th exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita. Photo courtesy of LEGO As you can see, we both think LEGO Ninjago Nindroids... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at Whatever Works
This comment is for my friend Amy who is having trouble adding one: "One of my favorite summer memories is playing outside in the pool and making up synchronized dance routines with my friends." If you are having trouble commenting, just send me an email at and I will help! :-)
I actually want to read it again, it was that good. :-)
I really do think you both will love it! Especially after your time at the lake last year...!
Have you ever read a book that when it's over and you close the cover, you just smile to yourself? My daughter and I just finished the book Summer Sleep-Away by Ofer Aronskind and we both had the same reaction when we finished it. This is the story of 12... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Whatever Works