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Keep Trying (Recipe: Rosemary Focaccia Bread)

Have you checked out my newest blog, Culinary Snapshot? I hope you will come on over, have a look, and submit your before/after photos! Check out the “behind the scenes” for this photo of Rosemary Focaccia.) I have always had a love for writing. When I was in 3rd grade my teacher, Mrs Callahan, noticed […]

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Culinary Snapshot (Recipe – Shrimp Linguine with Lemon Basil Sauce)

The picture above is of one of my very first food photos from back in 2004 when I started this crazy hobby of food photography. At that point in time, I had a lot to learn, and I still do. I spent time on the Recipezaar.com food photography forum, trying to learn the tips and […]

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Who Are You? (Recipe: Honey Mustard Vinaigrette)

My  husband, Nick,  and I have been married for almost ten years. For the most part, I think that we know each other pretty darn well. In fact, I would almost bet that if we took one of those Newlywed Game type of quizzes now, we would get just about every question right. Nick is […]

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Freedom to Eat (Recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake)

We left our three oldest kids with Grandma & Grandpa yesterday. For the first time, they will be spending a week away from home. We’ve left them in the past to go on vacations, so they have been without mom and dad before, but never away from home. After day one, I miss them a […]

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Meet the Bloggers Interview #1 (Recipe: Effortless Egg Rolls)

This is the first in a series of interviews that will be running a couple of times a week on Dine & Dish. In conjunction with Adopt a Blogger, I will be introducing you to the Adopt a Blogger #3 matches and giving you a little peek into their adoption experience. I hope you will […]

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Breaking All the Blogging Rules (Tasty Tilapia Recipe)

I’ve been blogging for close to 3 years now and apparently I haven’t learned a darn thing in the time that I have been doing this. One of the rules of blogging, according to such pros as Darren Rowse from ProBlogger, is to have a plan for your blog if you are taking a blogging […]

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The Fall of a Brownie Purist (Recipe: Black & White Cheesecake Squares)

When I started my first blog over three years ago, I really struggled with which category of blogger I fell into. Was I a food blogger or a mommy blogger? I love cooking, baking and writing about food but I also couldn’t deny the fact that I am a mom and being a mom makes […]

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Adopt a Blogger #3 (Recipe: Honey I’m Home Bread)

QUICK UPDATE 4/14 1:30CST – Adopt-a-Blogger is officially closed to new bloggers. If any additional experienced bloggers come forward willing to mentor someone, I will update my Twitter status to announce that additional space is available.  Matches will be posted next week! I clearly remember the first time I made this bread for a couple […]

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Standing Ovation (Recipe: Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookie Cake)

Ella, who will be 3 at the end of May, is officially potty trained. We have been off and on working on potty training for the past 2 months, but it wasn’t until the last 2 weeks that we have seen progress. She is now at the point where she will tell us that she […]

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Dinner Club #2 Rustic Italian (Recipe: Chicken Spinach Manicotti)

We had our second Dinner Club on Saturday and I thought it was another big success. The food that was shared was fantastic, the friendship was great and the conversation was the best! I love this eclectic group of people… there is never a dull moment. Dinner Club came and went and I was so […]

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