Seattle with Krusteaz

One of the best parts of my job is getting to work with brands I adore, and another?  Traveling.  So, it’s a win-win situation when one of my favorite brands – Krusteaz – brings me out to Seattle for a long weekend of fun and learning. Krusteaz is headquartered in Seattle, and for the past […]

Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Orlando

I’ve never been to Mardi Gras.  In fact, believe it or not, I’ve never even been to New Orleans.  I really need to remedy that, by the way.  But I don’t live in a cave, and I do know the culture, the parties, the food, the environment, the stigma, the grandiose–ness of it all. I […]

Seattle…Food, Fun, and Krusteaz

A week or two ago, I jetted off to Seattle, Washington, courtesy of Krusteaz, for the IFBC Conference. Seattle is very far away. Airplanes get up early in the morning for flights to Seattle.  But, let me be clear…it is a city worth getting out of bed for. Clean and proper, hip, laid back, and […]

Coconut Key Lime Pies…and a Trip to The Keys

If you follow me on Twitter, you know I spent a week last month tooling around the Florida Keys.  Poor ME.  Woe is ME.  Forced to travel to some amazing hotels, incredible restaurants, and eat 9 different Key Lime Pies. Yes, I did.  I tasted NINE different Key Lime Pies. Before the trip, I had […]

Wrapping Up 2013…Part Two

Okay, okay…I wrote the first part of this wrap up over two weeks ago, swearing I would write the rest of it the VERY NEXT DAY. I meant I would write it today.  or something like that.  You see, I got lazy, or busy, or lazy.  It happens.  But honest, I didn’t mean to let […]

The S’mores Cookbook Tour…Las Vegas

I can’t believe it has been three months since the S’mores Tour hit Vegas.  Three months.  The strangest part is, I remember wanting to write to you about it FROM Las Vegas, but knew I couldn’t since I had other stops to tell you about first. And now here I am, three months later.  Wow […]

The World Food Championships, Las Vegas

Kids…I’m headed back to Las Vegas. That’s bizarre for me.  You see, I was just there in August, as part of my cookbook tour, and I haven’t even gotten around to writing about that yet.  Seriously, I have at least two posts to share with you about my time in Sin City…it was just too, […]

The S’mores Cookbook Tour…New York City

I love New York City. Love it. Every time I go, I feel at home.  The towering skyscrapers, the shopping, the city streets, the bakeries, the taxies, the fantastic restaurants, the hotels. Ahh, the hotels. I fell head over heels for the Waldorf Astoria in August when I came through town for my book tour.  […]

The S’mores Cookbook Tour: Boston

Boston. Beantown. The land of a thousand universities. The city I will one day live, should I ever live in a city. It’s stunning, rich in history with a small town feel, but ever-so-cosmopolitan.  I felt comfortable walking around at night, I loved the green parks, the shopping (of course) the food, the feel, just […]