Food Blog Camp 2011

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Recap of 3rd annual Food Blog Camp 2011! Hosted by Steamy Kitchen, David Lebovitz, Matt Bites, Simply Recipes, White on Rice Couple, Adam Pearson.

How to Cook a Turkey

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How to Cook a Turkey!! by Andrew Hair Do you know how to cook a turkey? I will tell you how to. First, I will go and get one at Target. I get a big one. Next, I put it in the fridge, I wait for 5 minuts and then I take it out of the fridge. Then I put …

Dysfunctional

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There’s an on-going debate at our house, “Pet or No Pet?” The kids and I would love nothing more than to add a furry, waggy member to the family. A doggy to play with, eat leftovers, chase away solicitors, keep me company on the couch while I attempt to watch all 4 seasons of Heroes in one sitting (it’s a …

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Just a friendly reminder that one of the most important holidays of the year is coming upon us. I’m a lucky gal, my husband knows exactly what I like on this special day – snuggling in bed with the boys, breakfast in bed, coffee made just the way I would have made it (he’s not a coffee drinker, and let …

Meeting Marcella & Victor Hazan

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It’s funny how a little thing like lunch can be a life changer. For Marcella Hazan, it was when Craig Claiborne of the NY Times came to lunch in 1970….and shortly thereafter, celebrities, writers, chefs and other-important-people-who-can-make-your-career started coming to Marcella’s classes to learn about authentic Italian cooking. Six best-selling books, Lifetime Achievement awards and changing the way Americans cook, …

Twitter Bling!

This just totally made my day! My very own Twitter bling! Purchased from Survival of the Hippest. #iamsuchageekydork

Healing

We had been planning this trip for almost a year now. It started with two little boys’ obsession with Lego and a chance encounter with a San Diego LegoLand brochure that someone had carelessly tossed on the floor at a restaurant. For months, this brochure had been open-closed-open-closed-folded-refolded and even torn in a couple of places. Spring Break was promised, …

Food Blog Forum Launch & Camera Giveaway!

I can’t believe we did it. No…I can’t believe that Diane and I were in Mexico 6 weeks ago at Rancho La Puerta, brainstormed an idea to create Food Blog Forum and kaBLAM! We built it, thanks to the genius work of Todd and Scott (each of our better halves). Food Blog Forum is just that…a forum dedicated to food …

TECHmunch Austin

Techcrunch…Tech”munch”….heehee…get it? I love Babette. She’s insanely smart and rocks the safety vest look pretty damn hard* (photo at end of post) Babette is also the one-woman show behind BakeSpace – one of the best food communties online (go check it out!) While we were at Rancho La Puerta together earlier this month, she convinced me to sign up for …

It’s getting a little hot in here

When I first heard on Twitter that I was named one of the 10 Hottest Women in Food by SlashFood, I seriously had to double-check the URL to make sure it wasn’t a spoof site, because you all know what happens when misspell a website name and end up in pornville. Well, it was legit, and even after an hour, …

$25,000 to Share Our Strength

17.2 million American children face hunger each year. If you break that down, that’s almost 1 in 4 kids. As many of you know, one of my favorite charities is Share Our Strength, an organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America. This month, I’m so honored to have partnered with Quaker Oatmeal and Goodbite, along with several other bloggers, …

Eat More Cheese

This commercial is so brilliant, I just had to share…. HA! Commercial got you in the middle didn’t it? Read more about how John Nolan created a robotic mouse for the film. Well, while we’re on the subject of food commercials, here’s the clip that most influenced my behavior while in an intoxicated state. Do you how many times I’ve …