Fourth of July with Krusteaz


I hate having to work over a holiday, don’t you? But here’s the thing…I cook as a JOB.  And cooking is what people tend to do over the holidays, especially in the summer. So what to do?  Cook?  Not cook?  Blog, not blog? Both. As an ambassador for Krusteaz, I get to try out all […]

Kick It this Summer with Jif To Go Dippers


I get paid to do a lot of fun things.  Take for example, being hired by Jif (yep, the Peanut Butter folks!) and the Mom It Forward Blogger Network to tell you about a cool thing happening this summer. Have you heard of Jif to Go?  It’s great for busy summer days, those days you […]

Pumpkin Pie Crème Brulee


Who here loves crème brulee?  Who here loves pumpkin pie? Who here has ever combined the two? Luckily, I am in the mood to share this creamy, full-of-great-flavor recipe with you, just in case you want to try it yourself.  As you may be aware, I have been working with Libby’s Pumpkin here recently, and […]

Blueberry Cheesecake Pastry Squares


Some recipes are just too easy. You may not know it yet, but you will.  And this recipe is one of them. Blueberry Cheesecake Pastry Squares. I adore cheesecake.  New York Style, tall as heaven, thick and creamy and tang tang tangy.  But that kind of cheesecake takes me over 6 hours to bake (my […]

Cookies and Heroes #ShareYourHero


Do who you have a hero? I guess in some way, we all do. Maybe it’s your spouse, who works without complaint, every day outdoors in the awful heat or frigid cold, because he knows your family not just needs the money, but because he wants to give you a better life.  Who gives up […]

Shrimp Stuffed Sweet Peppers


One of the most visited posts on my site is about Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos.  It’s gone crazy on Pinterest, on StumbleUpon, on Facebook, on Twitter.  It’s a crowd pleaser and the men love it as much as the women. It’s a party food.  A shareable snack.  it offers meat and heat and it’s poppable. These […]

BloggerBash 2015 in NYC


I don’t often tell you about all of them here, but if you follow e on Twitter, you know I go to a lot of conferences. A lot. I go as an ambassador on occasion, or a speaker, or just as an attendee. Heck, I even host one myself. Typically though, my conferences are all […]

Pumpkin and Sausage Sage Risotto


I know blogging is my job.  Developing recipes…it’s what I do.  Somedays, it’s a chore.  An ACTUAL job. Yes, I can do it in my pajamas and an apron, but still, it’s a job. And then there are days like this one, when I get to work with a company I already adore.  A company […]

Pin to Win with Real Seal this Summer


Good morning, dairy lovers!  In case you weren’t aware,  June is National Dairy Month, and to celebrate the occasion,  Real Seal is hosting a pin to win sweepstakes. You could win a $100 VISA gift card just by re-pining your favorite dairy recipe in the Real Seal Pin to Win sweepstakes. Money? For Pinning? Truth. […]