Seeing Clearly (Recipe: Cast Iron Skillet Potatoes)

Leah TAble

Last night, I returned from a long weekend in San Francisco where I had attended the BlogHer 2010 Food Conference. I was overly exhausted, but perked up the second I saw my husband and four kids peeking through the airport gate, waving enthusiastically at me. I walked closer and when I was close enough I…

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Have You Adopted a Blogger Today? (Recipe: Zippy Chicken Mushroom Soup)

So, guess what? I’ve got some news to share with you! Adopt-a-Blogger is officially up and running on it’s very own site! Yep… The blog mentoring program that us foodies have come to know and love has moved from Dine & Dish to it’s very own space out in Internet land. What does this mean…

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“Getting” Blogging (Recipe: Snickerdoodle Cookies)

A few weeks ago, after returning from my trip to New York (which I will blog about soon!) my husband said, “You know… I feel like you are a part of this whole other life that I just don’t even get.” He was referring to the blogging life. How many of you have experienced this…

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Child Labor (Recipe: Oven Baked Stuffed Squash Boats)

When I was growing up, I was convinced that the only reason my parents had me was to be their servant. I was the human remote control, getting up to change the channel anytime they wanted to watch something different on TV. I was their dishwasher and dish dryer…who needed to buy a dishwasher when…

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Mushysqushy Bananas (Recipe: Baked Banana Crumble)

Trying to decode the magic formula for the number of bananas to buy has always been a mystery for me. When I bring bananas home from the store, one of two things will happen: The bananas are gobbled up, that very day, and we are out of bananas for the rest of the week The…

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My Many Non-Supermom Capes (Recipe: Big Batch Pancakes)

I’ve admitted it before on my blog and honestly, don’t have to say this outloud because it is very clear to those who know me that I am not “Supermom”. Supermom has never been one of the cape’s hanging in my closet. I have plenty of the “forget to pick your child up from preschool”…

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East Coast Meets Midwest (Recipe: Shrimp Boil)

If you have read Dine & Dish for any amount of time, it won’t be any secret to you that I feel like I’m not living in the right place. As lovely as Kansas is to raise a family, I have always had a very strong pull towards east coast living. The coast of the…

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Video: Kraft Foods Big Fork Little Fork iPad App

Big Fork Little Fork is a new Apple iPad application by Kraft Foods designed to get kids engaged and excited about food and spending time in the kitchen. Since I have a couple of growing foodies in my home, I was excited when Kraft contacted me to see if I’d have an interest in being…

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Building a Blogging Community (Recipe: Banana Bread)

I have been blogging for almost four years now, and while I am no expert at all to food blogging, I have seen a lot of things as the food blogging niche has completely exploded into something beyond belief. When I first started blogging, there was a small, intimate handful of us. Now, there are…

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Quick and Delicious Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe

Have you ever taken a picture and then not realized until after wards that there was a detail totally off? I’ve taken pictures of my kids only to discover after I download them that there is a chocolate smudge on their face or stray hair in their eyes or a fly unzipped. That is exactly…

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