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Embracing Rejection (Recipe – Taco Salad)

My photo of the Toasted Pita Salad that I wrote about last week was rejected by Tastespotting because of its “poor composition”. When I found that out, I was a little dejected and immediately felt a bit defensive.  Not that I think my photos are all that, it’s just, I was this close to submitting […]

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The Supermom Myth (Recipe: Banana Pancakes)

I was visiting my sister this week, working on some articles I had due, when my niece whispered to her mom, “Aunt Kris is Supermom!”. I didn’t hear exactly what she said but my sister then repeated it to me. I quickly put my niece’s assumption that I was some kind of wonder woman to […]

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Through My Lens (Recipe: Black Pepper Shrimp)

At the “conference you all are probably tired of hearing about” last weekend, I had the most wonderful opportunity to spend the evening with 25 awesome and well respected food bloggers. It may sound cheesy to some, but that had to have been one of the best parts of the the entire weekend for me. […]

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Cupcakes for Cancer

My friend (and regular Dinner Club attendee), Amy, sent out an email the other day saying that she was going to be using her professional cake decorating skills to raise money for our friend Ann, who has been a courageous warrior against cancer for a very long time now. (You can read Ann’s story on […]

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Frosted Banana Bars Recipe from www.dineanddish.net

Babies, BlogHer and Banana Bars (Recipe: Frosted Banana Bars)

Leah Meets Paula Deen BlogHer 2009 from Kristen Doyle on Vimeo. The video above is of Paula Deen chatting with Leah during her appearance at BlogHer. Paula was hilarious, genuine and really an overall neat person! Seeing her was definitely one of the many highlights of BlogHer. I returned from the BlogHer conference in Chicago […]

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How Not to Budget (Recipe: Cheesy Beer Bread)

How many of you have read the Confessions of a Shopaholic book series? Total brain candy, but laugh out loud hilarious. Do you know the part in the 1st book where she wants to save money, and part of that plan is to stop eating out so often? Since Curry is one of her favorite […]

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Insecurity (Recipe – Corn Flake Waffles)

(Check out the before/after for this food photo and learn some food photography tips by checking out Culinary Snapshot!) I am usually a fairly confident and secure person, but for some reason lately I have been hit with a dose of insecurity. I think part of it is starting the Culinary Snapshot blog. I feel […]

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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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