Win a Amazon.com Gift Certificate (and Black Raspberry Meringue Bars)

Please excuse me while I vent for a second. My husband has been traveling for just about every week since August for business. Most often, he leaves before we wake up on Monday morning and comes back on Friday evening. He has occasionally come back at 11pm on Thursday night only to turn around and…

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The Joy of Bread (and Buttermilk Dinner Rolls)

Quick note… if you missed this post and are a parent, head over to it now for the chance to win the parenting book every parent in this age of “Extreme Parenting” needs to read. I think I was in about the 7th grade when my mom discovered the joy of making homemade bread. She…

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Acts of Kindness (and Another Giveaway!)

The most recent cover article I did for Her Life Magazine was about a young man named Jeffrey Owen Hanson. The article mostly focused on his mom, Julie… an amazing woman who has the desire to give to others more so than anyone I have ever personally known. I don’t want to give the story…

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Baby Fever

When you look at the photo associated with this post, what do you think? “Mmmmm… fresh homemade Challah bread.” That would be the logical thing to think, now wouldn’t it? When I took this bread out of the oven today, do you know the first thing I thought of? “Oh… it looks like a little…

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A Foodie Friend Tribute

I was traveling in the car last week on the way to South Padre for vacation when when a message popped up on my Twitter account about the loss of wonderful food blogger. Sher, of the blog What Did You Eat? passed away suddenly from a heart attack last week and has since left huge…

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Bread, Glorious Bread!

If you haven’t figured this out already, I’m a carb girl. I love a loaf of fresh baked bread and I am convinced that I could live on bread alone. I have yet to meet a bread I didn’t like. That’s not to say that I haven’t had a few bread making disasters in my…

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