Coffee, Chocolate, and a Holiday Recipe Contest

There’s all sorts of stuff happening in Carrots ‘N’ Cake land!

But, first, let’s start with this afternoon’s eats!

This morning, when I was walking Murphy, I found a coupon for a FREE medium hot coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts. Sweet! :mrgreen: How often does that happen, right? It must have been a sign that I should stop for coffee this morning!


My morning was busy at NuVal, so it took me awhile to drink my medium D&D coffee. I ended up pouring it into a mug to reheat it in the microwave a bunch of times.

A Kit Kat seemed like the perfect treat to go along with my reheated coffee. 😉

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For lunch, I had plain Chobani with trail mix and Uncle Sam cereal mixed in.


I also munched on an apple.


And then I ate a million pieces of leftover Halloween candy. 😳


I have zero willpower when it comes to these babies! I’m pretty sure a Milky Way went unaccounted for! 😕


Eggland’s Best Holiday Recipe Contest

So, I have some exciting news! I have recently established a new partnership with Eggland’s Best! 😀 I’ll be working with them to host giveaways, contests, and various promotions related to social media. I’m thrilled to be working with such a wonderful company!

For our first collaberation, we’ve decided to host a Holiday Recipe Contest. For some inspiration, check out Eggland’s Holiday Favorites. Mmmmm… eggnog! 😀

Here’s how to enter:

  • Submit an original holiday-inspired recipe using Eggland’s Best eggs along with a photo of your recipe to All recipes must have 10 ingredients or less.
  • Enter from now through November 30, 2009.

Here’s how submissions will be judged:

  • The folks at Eggland’s Best will select their top 3 favorite recipes.
  • The first place winner receive a year’s supply of eggs from Eggland’s Best and will be featured on the Eaggland’s Best website as the Featured Recipe of the Week.
  • The second place winner will receive a 6 month’s supply of eggs and the third place winner will receive a 3 month’s supply of eggs, along with some fun goodies from Eggland’s Best.

NuVal 2.0

The latest version of the NuVal website is now live! Wahoo! :mrgreen: Check it out at!

Be sure to check out the new “Nutrition by the Numbers” game. It’s pretty addicting and actually kind of challenging!

Free Shipping on Xagave

The Xagave folks have implemented a free shipping code! Just enter “CARROTSNCAKE” at the Payment Information at checkout, where it asks for Discount Coupons.

I have so much to do before my trip to San Francisco tomorrow, including buying a new camera! Better get moving!


  1. We bought candy I don’t like so I wouldn’t be tempted and we gave most of it away anyways:) Glad things are going well for you and your new jobs!

  2. free coffee is always good 🙂 and those little kit kats ARE addicting! I have the same problem. Luckily (for me), my husband polished off the little candy we had left ON halloween night. No leftovers for me.

    What a fun contest! I’ll get my brain going for egg recipes. I love, love, love eggs.

  3. I haven’t eaten one of those chocolates in years! But we don’t celebrate Halloween here so they’re not in my face all the time 😛

  4. Tina, I’d like to list this contest at and just wondered if you could give me a few more details, such as who may enter and how many eggs is 1 year’s worth, etc.? Could you contact me please?

  5. Hi…this comment has nothing to do with this post specifically but I wanted to tell you I made a recipe inspired by one of your dinners last night and it was THE BEST!!! I try to make healthy substitutes in my meals so when I saw your idea to make a creamy alredo sauce with Laughing Cow cheese instead of heavy high fat cheeses I thought – brillant. I tried it and used 2% milk instead of heavy cream and a little REAL parm cheese and fresh garlic and it tasted like the real thing! I added broccoli and shrimp to bulk it up. Thanks. It will be a favorite in my family. My husband had 3 helpings and couldn’t believe it was low fat.
    PS> I think your blog is great!!! I read it while I drink my coffee every morning.

  6. When you say “a million” pieces of Halloween candy, do you mean like 2 or maybe even THREE? When I eat a million, I eat a million!!!

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