Are you a company in search of recipe development, blogger sponsorship, brand ambassadors, travel, or product reviews?

I currently work with Chicago Metallic, Nestle, Dreamfields Pasta, Johnsonville Sausage and Midstate Mills, among many others, to represent their brands and develop recipes, as well as act as a liason for the company.  I would love to hear from you if you have similar needs!  A Media Kit is certainly available, so please email me at for anything you may need, from a blog post to a review to a video!  Please do note, as a professional blogger, I work for compensation, not exchange for product or link exchange.  However, while I am often compensated for my product experience, I will never give an unwarranted positive review.  ALL reviews and opinions are 100% my own, and can not be bought.

Corporate Events, Conferences and Sponsored Travel

Have a product you would like to promote?  I love to travel!  In fact, I have over 30 stamps in my passport, and am ready to hit the road, be it to your company headquarters, a buffalo farm in Wyoming, or a rendezvous in Paris.  Here are some of the events I have traveled to in the past 2 years:

  • The Good Egg Tour, Willamette, Oregon, sponsored by the American Egg Board
  • The Dole Summit, California, sponsored by Dole
  • The CORNucopia Tour, Iowa, sponsored by IA Corn Growers & Farmers Feed US
  • World Cuisine Boot Camp, Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park NY, sponsored by the CIA and Duchess County Tourism
  • BlogHer Food, Atlanta, GA, sponsored attendee, thanks to Midstate Mills
  • Big Summer Potluck 2011, sponsored attendee, thanks to Bob’s Red Mill
  • Wilton Blogger, Chicago, IL, sponsored by Wilton
  • Food Blog Forum, Nashville, TN, sponsored attendee, thanks to Midstate Mills
  • Johnsonville Blog for a Cause, Milwaukee, WI, sponsored by Johnsonville
  • Annual Biscuit Day, Newton, NC, sponsored by Midstate Mills
  • Martha Stewart: The Blog Show attendee

Some Current & Recent Sponsors

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Event Planning

Please email me at for rates, details, and sponsorship opportunities.  I thoroughly enjoy party planning and representing my clients in a successful and mutually profitable way, from small scale events to corporate blowouts to private retreats.  I worked in an upscale resort for years as the Sales & Catering Director, and therefore understand the logistics of both front end and back end planning.  Let ME do the work for you!   If there is another event you are looking to have represented, please let me know that as well.  I’d love to work with you!

RockHer Blogger Bash 2011, Atlanta, GA

Event Host and Planner.for over 200 of the best Food Bloggers at the Hard Rock Café, Atlanta. Over 30 Corporate Sponsors.  Social Media Reach in the millions.

Foodie Wine & Dine, Atlanta, GA

Event Host for upscale dining experience for intimate group of Food Bloggers. Corporate Sponsors, Wine Lesson, 4 course Plated Specialty Dining.  Social Media Reach in the hundreds of thousands.

Biscuit Bash 2011, Nashville, TN

Event Host and planner for large group of Food Bloggers.  Sponsored by Midstate Meals to introduce their line of products in am intimate and fun setting.  Held at private rented residence.  Social Media reach in the hundreds of thousands.

RockHer Burger Bash, Nashville, TN

Event Host for group of Food Bloggers to partner with the Hard Rock Nashville and help to determine the feature menu item for the restaurant.  Social Media Reach over 100,000.


Johnsonville Experience, Seattle, Washington – June 2012

Event CoHost and Planner for upscale event for Food Bloggers during the BlogHer Food Conference in Seattle.

Cameron Hughes Wine & Amuse Bouche, Seattle, Washington – June 2012

Event CoHost and Planner for upscale event for Food Bloggers during the BlogHer Food Conference in Seattle.

Conferences in 2012 Currently Accepting Sponsorship & Private Party Planning Opportunities:

  • Blissdom, Nashville, TN
  • Food Blog Forum, Orlando, FL
  • IFBC, Portland, OR
  • Big Summer Potluck, Pennsylvania


Recipe/Cookbook Contributions

I am thrilled to have just completed my first cookbook, being published by Adams Media!  The Everything Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts Cookbook will be out in April 2012, and features 300 recipes, plus photos. I can’t wait to share it with you!

Here are other places I have contributed recipes…

Cooking & Recipe Wins


Over the past three years, I have been thrilled to see my little blog be featured on so many other sites….here are just a few of the places you may have seen me, including a feature article in Taste of Home Magazine!


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Cindy Stephan July 24, 2013 at 3:12 pm


I met you at Cheryl Gale’s house in San Juan Capistrano, CA when you were doing your UK egg event. In the meantime, I sent you our book, College Cooks, that was written by college students for the beginning cook. Have you had a chance to look at it?

Look forward to hearing from you.


Cindy Stephan


doughmesstic July 31, 2013 at 11:41 pm

Hello! Of course I remember you. It’s been one heck of a summer, and I have been on the rod more than I’ve been home. The book did get to me, but I have yet to dig into it. As soon as I get home it’s certainly on my list! Hope all is well!


doughmesstic July 31, 2013 at 11:42 pm

Hello! Of course I remember you. It’s been one heck of a summer, and I have been on the road more than I’ve been home. The book did get to me, but I have yet to dig into it. As soon as I get home it’s certainly on my list! Hope all is well!


John Schroeder March 1, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Hello Susan,

My name is John Schroeder and I am an app developer from Arizona and I would love to partner with you and promote your blog in my iPad application.

Because I am an avid cook myself, I ended up creating an odd little iPad application called “EdibleWeather” that gives recipes based on your local weather (yes, I know, kinda strange ;-). And it may seem unexpected that someone from Arizona would be so intrigued with the weather (because it’s ridiculously sunny and hot here ALL the time), but my wife and I would end up asking “what should we cook for dinner?”, and we’d say things like “lasagna sounds good, but it’s WAY to hot to fire up the oven!”. Then we found ourselves looking forward to “a change in weather” so we could cook the things we were craving. This peculiar longing turned out to be the inspiration for my app, EdibleWeather, which I hope inspires and encourages people to cook more.

The app is not yet live in the App Store, but should be live in this month, and I would love to feature your recipes in the app and help promote your blog (your recipes and photography are absolutely mouthwatering!). The app provides one week’s weather forecast, and a recipe that compliments the weather for each day. It automatically updates the forecast and the recipes every 30 minutes, so it’s also a delightful way to find “inspiration” for meal ideas throughout the day. Each recipe shows where the recipe came from plus a button that links directly to your website, where the user can explore more about the you and your recipes. If you would like to see the app in action, there is an overview video of the app at this link:

The app will be priced at $1.99 and while I hope (fingers crossed) to eventually charge for recipe’s being placed in the app, I am currently foregoing any fees at this time. If you think a partnership would be fruitful for you and your blog, I would love to explore the opportunity further with you.


John Schroeder


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