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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The Hip Hostess Apron Giveaway (Recipe: Peanut Butter Pancakes)

Post Update – The Random Number Generator winner of The Hip Hostess Apron giveaway is…. Melissa from Baking for the Boys. Congrats, Melissa! I hope you love your apron as much as I love mine! When I was little, my parents called my Grubby Gert. I came by that nickname quite honestly, from what I’ve…

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55 Knives Cookbook (Recipe – Country Dinner Rolls)

There is a great new e-cookbook on the market today called 55 Knives and I am honored to be one of 55 food bloggers with a personal story and favorite recipe featured in it. I have had the pleasure of looking through this e-cookbook and am so thrilled with how it turned out. The stories…

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The Reluctant Entertainer (Recipe: Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake)

I have a guest post up over at the beautiful blog, The Reluctant Entertainer. If you haven’t been introduced to Sandy and her blog yet, now is the time for you to head over and take a look around. Her blog is full of simple and effective entertaining tips, wonderful stories, and scrumptious photographs. Plus,…

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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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