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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Foodie Pen Pal Reveal Day!

This was my first month participating in the Foodie Pen Pals. It involves foodie loving people sending and receiving packages of fun/yummy stuff each month.

Luckily for me, I was paired up with 2 newbies, like myself!

 I sent my package to Bobbi, and you can see what I sent her at Smudas Blogspot, and I received a package from the lovely Carla, at Baking not Banking.
  Shopping was fun, but I was so excited to get my package of goodies in the mail!
Carla lives in South Florida, and was born in Portugal! How cool is that!
 Here's a picture of the goodies right before I mauled sampled them!

Some things were wrapped in tissue paper, along with a sweet card.

I loved finding such a variety of things when I opened it!

Included were:
Whole wheat tomato basil linguine

Which, I turned into this...
Fire Roasted Tomato and Feta Pasta with Chicken


Delicious Biscotti from a local Italian Bakery,
which I had with my coffee the next morning.

A Kind Bar! I had never had one of these before, but I'm hooked now!
This went straight into my mouth purse for a pre-run snack!

These were TO DIE FOR homemade cookies with pumpkin, fall spices, oats, walnuts and butterscotch chips.
My whole family loved these! Yes, I shared. I promise. I really did.
Here's her recipe!

Somehow she knew I loved candles
and smelly good hanging things.
The candle was Pumpkin Cupcake. Wow.

And then the cutest little spatula I've ever seen, which has been getting a lot of use.
And a kitchen towel, which goes perfectly with my Fall deco!

This was so much fun! Thanks for being a great Foodie Pen Pal, Carla!
Make sure you check out her blog, she's an awesome cook and posts some delicious recipes!

Would you like to join in the fun? Click here by Oct 5 and you can do this too!



  1. Katie, thank you so much for your lovely blog post! I had so much fun putting your package together, and I am so happy you enjoyed it! :)

  2. hello! Just popping over to join your blog and share some SPA love! It looks like you had an awesome foodie penpal last month! I have been a penpal for a few months and love it! Great blog and I look forward to reading it lots! Cheers! Tara

    1. Hi Tara! Thanks so much! I love being a penpal, it is so much fun! Lots of SPA love to you!!

  3. anything with butterscotch chips is a winner in my book. And I LOVE that spatula!!

  4. Foodie penpals is so much fun! I stopped it over the crazy summer, but really need to join up again!

  5. You should join again, Laura! I love it!

  6. I have got to get in on this. Looks so fun!
    And homemade cookies... Wow I would demolish those.

    1. Yes you totally should, Abby! And, I did demolish them... ;)

  7. thanx. you did good job, I am your honest reader.
    Finally something useful. How did you manage such blog? Anyway thank you for sharing your knowledge. I will visit you again for sure


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