Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Nicolitalia Pizzeria (GIVEAWAY) Ends Feb 11

 
My family took some friends to Nicolitalia Pizzeria recently and I was very pleasantly surprised.  This place is amazing!

 
Did you know that Zagat rated the best pizza in each state in an article called "50 States, 50 Pizzas" and Utah's pizza was none other than the Mahk Anthony at Nicolitalia Pizza (pictured above).  I tried it out and it really is AMAZING.  Chicken, spinach, garlic, romano cheese, hot peppers, bacon and mozzerella.  My mouth is literally watering just writing about it.


 This place is legit.  See all those best of state awards?  There is a reason.  Let me tell you what blew this place out of the water though - the breadsticks.  You have to try the breadsticks with their house sauce.  My favorite breadsticks at any restaurant - ever.  It was that good.

 
The thing that impressed me the most - honestly - was the staff.  The owner and his wife are the nicest people you'll ever meet.  We watched as they talked to all of the customers to make sure everything was just perfect.  And not the awkward talking when you are just wanting them to leave you alone, but the friendly, easy to talk to personality that makes you actually want to be friends with these people.
 
SO...do you want to win everything I tried?  An order of hot breadsticks and two large pizzas (I recommend the Mahk Anthony for sure) can be yours by entering below!
 
To enter, just leave a comment telling me what you are dying to try at Nicolitalia Pizzeria.
(Make sure to include your email address in the comment if it's not linked to the profile you're commenting with so I can contact you if you win.)
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This giveaway will end at 11:59 PM on February 11, 2014.
Fine print: Although I received a free product for reviewing this product, the opinions on this post are 100% mine. The giveaway is for people willing to drive to Utah County only

Monday, January 13, 2014

FREE Ice Skating Party this Saturday at Peaks Ice Arena

Comcast is hosting TWO free ice skating parties this Saturday with appearances by gold medalist figure skater Sarah Hughes!  This is the perfect oppertunity to take your kids to learn to skate.
 
 
What: Free ice skating parties for anyone who wants to come. 2002 women’s figure skating gold medalist Sarah Hughes will be there to take photos, sign autographs and skate with the families who come. Ice skating and skate rental is free. They’ll also have hot chocolate, treats, a live DJ, games and prizes for anyone attending.
 
When: Saturday, Jan. 18 Where/Time: • 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Peaks Arena, 100 N. Seven Peaks Blvd., Provo (Sarah will be on site from approximately 3:30 – 5 p.m.) • 6 to 10 p.m. – Utah Olympic Oval, 5662 Cougar Lane, Kearns (Sarah will be on site from approximately 6 -7:30 p.m.)
 
It’s a great chance to meet an Olympian and just get out and have fun with the family

Utah County Preschool

If any of my readers are looking for a great Utah County Preschool, Patchwork Preschool in Provo is awesome.
 
 
 
Rebecca let me come sit in for a class to see what it was like and I was super impressed with everything she did.  It's a perfect preschool for someone looking to help their child develop social skills while learning academics in a way that is fun, engaging and age-appropriate.
 
...and GREAT NEWS....
If you have a pre-K student who you wish you would have signed up for preschool but never got around to it, there is no need to wait!  For classes going on right now, there is currently 1 more opening in the Tuesday/Thursday class from 12:20-3:00 pm and 2 openings in the Monday/Wednesday/Friday class at the same time.
 
If you're looking to sign up your child for next year's class, registration starts on February 15.  Check out the website for more details.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Cardiology cookies



I used my favorite sugar cookie recipe to make my husband's paramedic class some EKG cookies.  I even did a couple flat lined.
 
These cookies are amazing - they are thick and moist and sweet - think Grandma Sycamore's cookies.  Mmm.
 
To do the cookies, I just googled "EKG strips" and looked at the images so I could copy a few.  Here is the recipe (I made my cookies without nutmeg this time):
 
Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies
1 cup butter
1 ½ cups sugar
2 eggs
4 ½ cups flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
½ t. nutmeg (optional)
1 cup sour cream
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
Cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well. Add dry ingredients alternately with sour cream until incorporated. Add vanilla. Chill. Roll to ¼’’ thick and cut. Put on ungreased cookie sheet (I actually greased it for my cookies). Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes until golden around the edges. Cool and frost.