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ICBINB Farmers Market Event (Farm Fresh Recipes)

ICBINB Farmers Market Event – Food, Friends and Fun from Kristen Doyle on Vimeo. Please excuse my videography skills, or lack thereof. I have a new found respect for those of you who are masters of the video camera and putting these things together! Still, I hope you’ll take a moment to view the short […]

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Guest Post – New York Times Bestselling Author Susan Mallery

Susan Mallery is the New York Times bestselling author of romance and women’s fiction novels. Her funny, sexy romances explore the idea that we’re all looking for family, a place to belong. Her most recent series, Fool’s Gold romances, has been a big hit with readers around the world. Read free excerpts of the first […]

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Ode to the Cherry Pitter

I made a purchase last night that will forever change my life and pretty much take any semblance of fun out of the lives of my kids. I’m a little thrilled by the prospect. Let me start at the beginning. My kids love cherries. Every summer, we buy cherries by the boat load and every […]

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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 Morning Glory Farm Cookbook Goes To…

Congrats to comment #154, Laura from First Class Panda (Great blog, by the way, Laura!). Random.org‘s random number generator chose Laura as the lucky winner of the Morning Glory Farm cookbook! If you weren’t the lucky winner, you can still head over to Amazon.com and get your own copy. It is a great cookbook to […]

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Happy Happy Hour (Recipe – Pomegranate Margarita Martini)

Today was that kind of day. The kind of day where a week of new back to school schedules, unseasonably perfect August weather, and a The Best Summer Drinks recipe book tempting you from your kitchen counter…all giving you signs that an impromptu happy hour is in order! My friend Kathy and I were making […]

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Dinner Club #4 Farm Fresh (Recipe Mojo Beef Kabobs)

We had our fourth dinner club this past weekend and had such a great time. Each and every time we have dinner club makes me wish that I had the money and resources to have people over every single weekend. I absolutley am in my element when a group of friends are gathered around the […]

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Boredom (Recipe: Southwest Black Bean and Corn Dip)

Boredom… one of the many things that kids complain about during the summer months. When I was growing up, I said the words “Mom, this is boring” so often that my mom threatened to ground me for life if I said it again. Being the clever kid I was, I got out the Thesaurus and […]

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A Bit of History (Recipe: Grandmother’s Lemon Pound Cake)

I was watching this You Tube video the other day of comedian Louis CK on the Conan O’Brien show. Let me start by telling you, it takes a lot for something on TV to make me laugh out loud. This clip did just that. If you haven’t seen it, take a few minutes to watch […]

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Win a Lasagna From Pizza Hut!

I have to start off my post today sharing some exciting news. I got a nice surprise the other morning when I looked at the Rachael Ray blog and discovered that Dine & Dish was on their short list of websites they love. It is included with a couple of my favorites like 101 Cookbooks […]

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