Monday, February 20, 2017

Chocolate Chip-Banana Bread #Bananabread

Find a new and tasty way to use ripe bananas with this chocolate chip-banana bread! Whip up this moist, tender banana bread studded with chocolate morsels. 


Prep Time
Total Time
16 servings
What You Need
1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
1 cup mashed fully ripe bananas (about 3)
1-1/2 cups flour
1-1/2 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

Make It

Heat oven to 350ºF.
Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add eggs and sour cream; mix well. Add bananas and combined dry ingredients; mix just until moistened. Stir in chocolate morsels.
Pour into greased and floured 8x4-inch loaf pan.
Bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 min.; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely before slicing. Refrigerate leftovers.


Thursday, February 16, 2017


Located just steps from one of Chicago’s most legendary parks, families receive discounts up to 50% off room reservations and dining
Just in time for spring break travel, Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, 200 North Columbus Drive, is offering an unbeatable package for families to enjoy. The “Family Moments” package includes nightly accommodations in two luxurious rooms or suites with 50% off the daily rate of the second room for parents travelling with children under the age of 18. Children under the age of 12 will also receive 50% off the regular menu at Columbus Tap, and children under 5 eat for free.
In addition to providing a comfortable and affordable space to spread out in the heart of downtown Chicago, Fairmont Chicago is within walking distance of Chicago’s finest parks, restaurants, museums and stores. Fairmont Chicago’s world-class concierge team is available 24-hours a day to suggest popular destinations across the Windy City.
Rates for the Family Moments Package start from $169 USD for the first guestroom and $84.50 for the second guestroom. The Family Moments package is available year round through March 31, 2019.

About Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park is an AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel located in downtown Chicago.  With 687 guestrooms and 63,000 square feet of meeting space, the hotel provides contemporary elegance and gracious hospitality. Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park is also home to THE BAR in the Lobby and aria restaurant and bar, taking guests on an “east meets west” culinary experience. In addition to uniquely inspired dining and stylish accommodations, the hotel features an exclusive lifestyle spa. mySpa affords eight treatment rooms and provides the perfect urban sanctuary from the busy and bustling Chicago streets.  For more information on Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, call 312-565-8000 or visit

About Fairmont
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts connects guests to the very best of its destinations, providing travelers with memorable travel experiences, thoughtful and attentive service and luxury hotels that are truly unforgettable. Each Fairmont property reflects the locale’s energy, culture and history through locally inspired cuisine, spirited bars and lounges and distinctive design and decor. With more than 65 hotels globally, and many more in development, the Fairmont collection boasts some of the most iconic hotels in the world, including The Plaza in New York, The Savoy in London, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Hotels & Resorts, a leading global hotel company that operates more than 125 hotels and branded residential properties under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands.

More information on Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park or its Family Moments package, please visit

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Fifty Shades Darker Wine Pack Launch

As theaters fill up tonight for Valentine’s Day viewings of Fifty Shades Darker, I wanted to let you know about the launch of the Fifty Shades Darker Wine Pack.
Inspired by the seductive relationship between Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, and blended by Fifty Shades author E.L. James, the Fifty Shades Darker Wine Pack includes one bottle of Fifty Shades of Grey White Silk cozied up sensuously with two bottles of Fifty Shades of Grey Red Satin. Retail price: $53.99

Please keep the Fifty Shades Darker Wine Pack in mind for any new product highlights, Fifty Shades recap coverage, product round-ups and more. Imagery, samples, interviews available upon request.

© Everything Changes I received a free product to help facilitate this review. The opinions expressed in this review are mine and unbiased. For more information please see my disclosure policy located in the PR section of this site.

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 © Everything Changes I received a free product to help facilitate this review. The opinions expressed in this review are mine and unbiased. For more information please see my disclosure policy located in the PR section of this site.

Friday, February 10, 2017

The Ninja® Coffee Bar has some fancy updates! #Review @NinjaKitchen

This mom runs on coffee and a day without coffee is a day without sanity. In America, most coffee drinkers start their mornings with an auto-drip coffee at home or a quick trip to their nearest Starbucks. Over a year ago, I was introduced to the brand Ninja®. Yes, I was one of those mom's who pulled up to Starbucks gave them my order and forked over $5.00 every single morning.  With that being said, I was spending over $100.00 a month on my addiction. I call it an addiction as it something that truly gets me through the days. Without coffee their is no 'Misty'. OK, maybe that is a little drastic. I am sure you get the point. 

Through my seven plus years of blogging I have worked with numerous brands and one my favorites so far would be Ninja®. Ninja® not only gives me my daily dose of pep in my step but keeps me on my toes as I patiently wait for the next big hit to be unveiled.  Whether it be a blender, crock pot or coffee maker I am always excited to be one of the first to try it out and to voice my opinion.

Last season, I shared my excitement about the Ninja® Coffee Bar #CF080 and this season I am thrilled to introduce my readers to the updated Ninja® Coffee Bar #CF092. With all the best features of the original Coffee Bar and a few more including a built-in frother, and a new, Ninja® exclusive brew setting, Cafe Forte.  

To summarize what you get with the Ninja Coffee Bar System
  • 10-Cup (50 oz.) Glass Carafe.
  • 10-Cup (50 oz.) Ninja Over Ice Carafe (optional accessory)
  • Built-In Frother.
  • 20-Recipe Inspiration Guide.
  • Ninja Smart Scoop.
  • Ninja XL Hot & Cold® 22 oz. Multi-Serve Tumbler.
  • Permanent Reusable Filter.
  • Removable Water Reservoir.
The updated Ninja® Coffee Bar really blows my mind and it's appeal overall is eye catching and lets just put this out their it is pretty fancy looking!  The new Ninja® Coffee Bar System is a better than a coffee house experience, at home, that you can’t get anywhere else. I compared the older and updated Ninja® Coffee Bar systems side by side and the features. Below you can view some photos to compare "apples to apples". 

 Looking at both systems you can definitely notice the updates from the older Ninja® Coffee Bar vs the updated version. Ninja® also added a few other features: an area in the back to wrap the cord and an area on the side of the machine to attach the coffee scoop. Let's just say, I won't lose the scoop any longer. And I'm thrilled about this feature! Check it out for yourself:

Thank you so much Ninja® for working with Everything Changes and adding some awesome features to the already super cool  Ninja® Coffee Bar!

© Everything Changes I received a free product to help facilitate this review. The opinions expressed in this review are mine and unbiased. For more information please see my disclosure policy located in the PR section of this site.