Best Ingredient Goes to Honey Bunches of Oats!

 

Wednesday night I had the wonderful opportunity to hang out at the Marina Maher Communications offices in NYC and watch the People’s Choice Awards, sample some amazing food from Honey Bunches of Oats and try the new wine Entwine by the Food Network.

 

I had such a blast chatting with fellow influencers at the MMC offices and especially chatting it up with the MMC staff. They really have the sweetest gals working for them. (I’m looking at you Samara, Kristen, Taylor & Ashley.)

 

I love award shows the fashion, beauty and bantar. Who doesn’t? Kristen and I noticed a trend in the mesh sleeves and mesh dresses with lace overlays. The MMC sent around a ballot for us to vote on who we thought would take home each category. Needless to say I think I lost every category.

 

Honey Bunches of Oats , yes the cereal, had tons of food on hand. Yes I said food! Appetizers, desserts, you name it you can make it with Honey Bunches of Oats. It’s not just for your milk anymore kids. It’s an ingredient!

 

Here are some of the great recipes you can try at home with Honey Bunches of Oats.

 

 

My personal faves were the mousse and the caramel squares. They also had an amazing crabcake with a chipotle sauce at the party that was too die for.

 

While I may have failed guessing who would win each category of the night I came out a winner because I learned so much about Honey Bunches of Oats.

 

Best Ingredient goes to Honey Bunches of Oats!

 

Follow Honey Bunches of Oats on Twitter @HBOats!

 

Read the Fruit Blends Fact Sheet HERE and the Honey Bunches of Oats press release HERE.

Take 5 with Teresa Giudice

I’m so excited that “Fabulicious” will be out in stores May 3rd! Your first book “Skinny Italian” was a huge hit. How does your new book differ from the first?

Both cookbooks are my traditional Italian recipes but this FABULICIOUS! covers it all-pot lucks, desserts, how to make homemade pasta and bread, you name it it’s in there.

Since you’re a mom on the go, what’s a 5 star meal that’s easy to make for other moms that are constantly on the go?

FABULICIOUS! is full of easy and kid-friendly recipes but one great recipe for mom’s on the go is the “Real Housewife Rigatoni Bake” because it has everything kids like with vegetables snuck in and leftovers for the next day.

Favorite Jersey restaurant?

Nicola’s in Totowa, NJ.

You have a jewelry line “Terese”. Where did you get the inspiration for your collection and where can people purchase items from your collection?

I love costume jewelry and this project is in its beginning stages.

I’m a born and raised Jersey girl and I’m a HUGE fan of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. The new season starts May 16th at 9pm on BRAVO. What can we expect to see this season?

You’re just going to have to watch and see!

For information on Teresa’s new book, upcoming book signings and more, please visit http://www.teresagiudice.com/

Cruisin with Olivia

 

Olivia Blois Sharpe

Olivia Blois Sharpe from the Style Network’s hit show Jerseylicious will be celebrating her birthday aboard the Norwegian Jewel for the Gatsby Girls Getaway. I had a chance to sit down and chat about the big day with Olivia at the Gatsby recently. Here’s what she had to say.

Katie – So we are celebrating your birthday on the cruise!

Olivia – They are going to make it one of the themes for the night and have a big party. Everybody on the cruise is invited to come. There are so many lounges and clubs on the ship. There are things open 24 hours so you can get drinks food whatever time of night or day. And I’m gonna make sure my birthday’s gonna be kicka**.

Katie – What are you looking forward to the most? Celebrating your birthday on the cruise?

Olivia – Honestly, I’ve never been on a cruise before.

Katie – Me neither!

Olivia – Really? Yeah I’ve never been on a cruise before so I’m just really excited to go. I’m excited to celebrate my birthday. I feel like every year I try to come up with something to do for my birthday and it just ends up downhill. Never ends up good.

Katie – That happens to me just about every year.

Olivia – Last year I think we were filming when it was my birthday.

Katie – So no Tracy on this trip?

Olivia – No. I’m going to bring my boyfriend though.

For more information on the Gatsby Girls Getaway and how you can celebrate Olivia’s birthday with her read my previous blog here.

Accessorizing with Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler paid a visit to the Princeton Public Library recently to promote his new book Jonathan Adler on Happy Chic Accessorizing.

 

Adler shared the story of his “accidental career” and the audience had the chance to ask Adler design questions. He said he likes to use the dining room table as a book stand when it’s not in use. He stressed the importance of foyer décor.  Adler swears “Orange, ping pongs, hanging chairs and you’ll be happy.”

I had the opportunity to sit down with the New Jersey native and ask him a few questions.

Katie – Did your mother’s style affect your style and if so in what way? Any items from your childhood that come into your designs?

Jonathan – My mom’s style totally affected my style cause she’s always had a sense of exuberance and she loves color. She still has really groovy taste.

Katie – If you were required to be on a Jersey reality show which could you see yourself on?

Jonathan – First of all it would be a pleasure and I would KILL to be on Jersey Shore. I love those kids. I’m a big big fan of their work.  I’d love to be an honorary guido for a day.

Katie – If you could work with one celebrity that you haven’t worked with before whose house would you love to revamp?

Jonathan – Go hard or go home, I’d have to go with Madonna.

Join the Gatsby Salon on the High Seas! – Gatsby Girls Getaway

Join the Gatsby Salon on the High Seas!

Meet your favorite cast members from Style Network’s hit reality show Jerseylicious aboard the magnificent Norwegian Jewel!

Join Gayle Giacomo, Christy Pereira, Anthony Lombardi and Olivia Blois Sharpe for the Gatsby Girls Getaway onboard the Jewel as it sails from New York to Florida and the Bahamas!

What’s Included?

  • 7-nights accommodations onboard the Fabulous Norwegian Jewel
  • All Meals and Snacks at any of the ship’s standard eating establishments
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Onboard Entertainment, including Second City Comedy, spectacular stage shows and live entertainment
  • A full schedule of shipboard activities from trivia contests to Norwegian’s Signature White Hot Party
  • Gratuities
  • Taxes & Port Charges
  • Nickelodeon at Sea Kids Program as well as programs for kids from age 2-17
  • Access to all of the ship’s 20 bars and lounges

And if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also get these exclusive Gatsby Girls Getaway perks:

  • Admission to two exclusive Q&A events with the cast members
  • Two Complimentary Onboard Cocktail Parties
  • A Bottle of Wine in your Stateroom
  • A Group 8×10 Photograph
  • Dinner at Mama’s Italian Kitchen, one of the Norwegian Jewel’s Premium Restaurants
  • A Group Dinner with the Cast
  • An Optional Slot Pull with the Cast.
  • A $100 onboard credit per cabin, to use at any of the ship’s shops, bars or services!

 Gatsby Girls Getaway Information, Itinerary & Pricing

For more information on pricing and amenities please contact Jeff at Victory Travel Consulting at (732) 734-4064 or visit http://www.gatsbygirlsgetaway.com.