My foodie pen pal–August

Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean started this awesome thing called foodie pen pals. I heard about it thru Healthy Living Blogs and immediately signed up for August. Basically, you send someone a box of goodies and someone else sends you a box of goodies.

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The rules are pretty simple: The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written.

Here is what I sent to Robin (a reader) in Michigan. . .

Angie’s Kettle Corn – made in Mankato, MN –>totally addicting. Scott and I have been known to polish a bag in less than a day. Smile 


Ortega Taco Seasoning with a recipe for Mexican Chicken Breasts (aka Taco Chicken)


Annie’s Garden Jalapeno Dip Mix – made in WI. Great dip for crackers or veggies.


An assortment of my favorite Fiber One Bars, Luna Bars and a Lara Bar.


And a pack of Extra Dessert Delights – Root Beer Float


And finally a cute card!


All packed up and ready to go!

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And here is what Robin thought about her box of goodies:

This was my first time doing Foodie Pen Pals, so I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect, but it sounded fun!  Katie was an awesome pen pal!  I was so excited when I saw the box from her in my mailbox!  It’s hard to say what the best thing in the box was, but I was very excited about a recipe she sent me for Mexican Chicken breasts, and can’t wait to try it. 🙂

And my foodie pen pals were Colleen and Graziella from Baltimore Foodie Baby. They have a really cute blog, where Graziella (the Baltimore Foodie Baby) helps Mom (Colleen) make yummy recipes and then tries them out.

I got lots of good stuff in my goodie box. Check it out!

A super cute card with a picture of Graziella helping in the kitchen.


Homemade blueberry jam


Berger cookies – which I was warned to have a large glass of milk close by


Old Bay Seasoning – apparently good on everything! Including popcorn!!!


‘UTZ’ potato chips with crab seasoning


RPSs – Rolo Pretzel Sandwiches –>ummm deliciousness Winking smile 



I opened the box, went to get my camera to come back and take pictures and this is what I come back to. . . Scott breaking into the RPSs.


A BIG thank you to Colleen and Graziella for a great 1st experience with foodie pen pals. Smile 

Are you a foodie pen pal? If not, and you are interested, check out Lindsay’s blog at The Lean Mean Green – both bloggers and readers can participate.


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