Share Your Mother’s Day Love in California Pizza Kitchen’s #CPKDearMomSweeps

For A Chance To Win A Weekend Getaway “Dear Mom” Campaign Sweepstakes Features Emotional Tributes from Loyal Guests

California Pizza Kitchen LogoIn celebration of Mother’s Day, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) has gathered together some of their most loyal guests to pay tribute to their moms, and to announce a month-long “Dear Mom” sweepstakes. Beginning May 1, fans who share their stories and post a photo of mom on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtag #CPKDearMomSweeps will be entered to win a weekend getaway for two (2) to the MGM Grand® in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Unique Wine and Yoga Experience in Sonoma County

Swedish-born Yoga Teacher Takes a Different Approach

Atmani Tours, now available Thursdays through Sundays, combines wine tasting and fine dining with daily yoga instruction by operator, Hermine Baker. Her experience as a yogini and ayurveda practitioner, as well as an assistant winemaker, is ideal for conducting these special journeys in Sonoma County, California.

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Quaker®, NFL Quarterback Andrew Luck and Fuel Up To Play 60 Bring “Day Of Play” To National Contest Winner

NFL players Andrew Luck and Zach Ertz join grand prize winning Philadelphia family for an event to celebrate and inspire an active lifestyle

The Quaker Oats Company Play 60According to a recent study, nearly nine in 10 parents consider activities that involve movement and physical activity superior to other leisure activities. Still, four out of 10 parents wish that their children were more active.1 That’s why The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., partnered with Fuel Up to Play 60 on Saturday, April 18 to award one family that makes playing together a priority, with a Day of Play hosted by Indianapolis Colts quarterback and Quaker spokesperson Andrew Luck in their hometown of Philadelphia.

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Attention Parents: Take Your Child to Work on April 23 and Receive a Free Meal

Olive Garden Celebrates Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Olive Garden LogoThe Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation is partnering with Olive Garden so parents and their kids can make the most of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Carolyn McKecuen, executive director of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation and Theresa Willings, Olive Garden Senior Vice President of Human Resources, invites parents to participate on Thursday, April 23, 2015, and come to Olive Garden for a free children’s menu item for every adult entree purchased that day.

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Ragu® “Saucesome” Sweepstakes Celebrates the Magic of Mealtime

Grand Prize Winner Receives Saucesome Kitchen Makeover

What’s “Saucesome?” You decide. Ragú®, America’s favorite pasta sauce brand1, is celebrating the delicious recipes, unique traditions, and silly moments that put the magic in YOUR family’s mealtime. Translation? Moments that make mealtime SAUCESOME. From crazy weeknights to Sunday supper, everyone’s dinner is different. But, every family’s meal can be a little more Saucesome with the delicious help of Ragú® Sauce. It’s the taste the whole family will love!

Want to take a big bite of Saucesome? Simple. Enter the Ragú® Saucesome Sweepstakes. Ragú® will be dishing out great-tasting recipes from bloggers across the country, who’ve developed unique spins on Ragú® classic dishes. Each week, two of these blogger recipes will compete head to head as fans vote for which one is more Saucesome for a chance to win one of 12 weekly prizes at www.RaguSweeps.com. Each week, one lucky fan will win $1,000 and one grand prize winner will be chosen on July 9th to take home $12,000 towards a Saucesome kitchen makeover!

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Iconic Kraft Macaroni & Cheese To Remove Synthetic Colors And Artificial Preservatives In The U.S. In 2016

Kraft Dinner (“KD”) Original in Canada will also remove synthetic colors by end of next year

In 2016, U.S. and Canada Kraft Mac & Cheese varieties will be made without artificial flavors, preservatives or synthetic colors

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese announced today that starting in January 2016, Original Kraft Macaroni & Cheese in the U.S. will no longer be made with artificial preservatives or synthetic colors, while still delivering the same great taste that people know and love from the iconic “blue box.”  Kraft Dinner (KD) in Canada will remove synthetic colors by the end of next year in Kraft Dinner Original.

Kraft will replace the synthetic colors with those derived from natural sources like paprika, annatto and turmeric. These recipe changes are the latest steps in the Kraft Mac & Cheese journey to delight consumers with on-trend updates to meet consumers’ changing lifestyles and needs.

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Lexus Unites With Cyclists and Culinary Enthusiasts at Bottega Gran Fondo

Sponsorship kicks off Lexus’ 2015 cycling initiatives

The food, wine and cycling worlds converge April 24–26, 2015, at the Bottega Gran Fondo in Napa Valley, with Lexus as the official vehicle sponsor for the second year. The luxury automaker will provide a full race support fleet, with the all-new Lexus NX 300h hybrid luxury crossover featured as the lead race vehicle. Additionally, Lexus is the presenting partner for the event’s King, Queen and Couple of the Mountain jerseys.

“Cycling, food, wine, stunning landscapes. We can’t think of a better event to begin Lexus’ 2015 cycling initiatives than with a scenic Napa Valley adventure shared with enthusiasts and top chefs, sommeliers and wine growers,” said Brian Smith, Lexus vice president of marketing. “This exclusive event is an ideal partnership for Lexus, distinctly mixing our commitment to active lifestyle programming with our passion for culinary pursuits.”

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Blue Bell Creameries Voluntarily Expands Recall to Include All Of Its Products Due To Possible Health Risk

Blue Bell Ice Cream of Brenham, Texas, is voluntarily recalling all of its products currently on the market made at all of its facilities including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

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