How to make Cupcake Cake Pops (video)


I know I’m so incredibly late to the Cake Pops party, but hey I’m here, even if it’s a year later! The beautiful and talented Bakerella introduced the world to her cake pops and I’ve been ooh’in and aah’in from day one. Bakerella was kind enough to email me a few extra tips to ensure that these cuties would turn …


What to eat for Chinese New Year


The Chinese calendar isn’t as straightforward and predictable as the Western (Gregorian) calendar. The length of a month isn’t always 30…um…31…no…29…or 28 days. Okay, okay, so both calendars are kinda screwy. But what I meant was that Western New Years is always called January 1st. Chinese or Lunar New Year falls on a different day every year, anytime between January …


BBQ Pitmaster Chef Paul’s Sweet & Smoky Ribs


Another sweet and smoky recipe? Yep! I can sweet and smoky anything – even tofu (maybe next week!) BBQ fans are loving the new BBQ Pitmasters Show on TLC and I was lucky enough to get a recipe for Chef Paul Peterson’s Sweet and Smoky Ribs. New Twitter friend, Steve Wilson, who runs Grilling Companion website was kind enough to …


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, …

Beer Steamed Clams with Bacon & Tomatoes


This is possibly one of the best 10 minute meals I’ve ever made! I’ll take clams any which way (well, except rubbery overcooked) – steamed, raw, fried, smothered and creamed in soup. When I’m lucky enough to get my hands on really fresh manila clams, I always invite friends over to feast…. (Continue reading at Steamy Kitchen on TLC)


$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, …