An Old Favorite (Recipe: Grilled Pork Chops with Garlic Lime Sauce)

One of the difficult things about being a food blogger, and when I say difficult I mean that in the loosest of terms, is remembering that not all things you cook have to be new and exciting. It is okay to revisit some old favorites every now and then. Don’t you find that to be…

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The Thinkfood Cookbook (Recipe: Garlic Salmon Over Spinach)

I’m excited to announce that I have a recipe you are sure to love being published in a new cookbook called Thinkfood (brain fitness recipes from food bloggers in collaboration with Postit Science).  The Thinkfood cookbook includes 50 brain healthy recipes in one vibrant, full-color book from some fantastic food bloggers. I’m excited to be…

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Mastering the Grill (Recipe: Lime Grilled Shrimp)

Don’t miss your chance to win an apron from The Hip Hostess! Check out the giveaway on my Peanut Butter Pancake post! Show me a kitchen, and I’m right at home. Take me out to the grill and I freeze up without a clue as to what to do with the thing. My husband is…

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Food Photography Workshop (Recipe: Mustard Dip for Artichokes)

I’m always a day late and a dollar short. Denise of Chez Us was telling me about the food photography workshops she is coordinating in San Francisco and of course, I wanted to get the word out to everyone because this is such an awesome opportunity. Well, a week passes and guess what… the first…

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A Messed Up Life (Recipe: Southern Buttermilk Biscuits)

Well, it’s official. That future therapy fund for my kids that I have been contributing to since their birth is definitely going to be used. Ella, my three year old, just informed me that I am messing up her life. Yep… at 3, she is already talking like a fifteen year old who can’t stand…

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The Prepared Mama (Recipe – Turkey Black Bean Burgers)

The other day, I was sitting in a room full of moms, when a lady came in with a screaming toddler. He had cut his big toe something awful and needed a band-aid. In that room full of moms, I was able to open my purse and pull out a first aid kit with band-aids….

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Nostalgia (Recipe: The Altamont Grade School Poor Boy)

I spent a good part of my childhood in a little town in the Southeast corner of Kansas. Altamont had a population of 1,000, 1 tiny grocery store where you could add things to your “tab” and a Post Office where you could find old men and towns folks standing outside and sharing the days…

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Too Old for Comfort? (Recipe – Diner Meat Loaf Muffins)

I’m coming to you all, once again, for parenting advice. You’ve supported me through my experience with Postpartum Depression. You’ve offered advice when I was Parenting with a Heavy Heart. You have even stepped up when things got serious around here… remember the controversy surrounding hand-me-down undies? Now, I am looking to you all to…

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Bertolli Prize Package Date Night Giveaway

The kids, my husband and I decided to spend the Easter weekend doing the vacation thing in our own home town. We booked a hotel down on The Plaza and decided that we would spend the weekend being Kansas City tourists. Our “staycation” was meant to rejuvenate us, get us away from home for the…

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Ask a Blogger – All About Giveaways (Recipe: 10 Minute Mushroom Spaghetti Sauce)

I’m excited about the Ask a Blogger question this week because it is about a very hot topic… blog giveaways. I get this question all the time from newer bloggers and it is a great one. The most recent time this question was asked was earlier this week, by one of my own Adopt a…

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