Giveaway: Apple iPad


For the past week, I’ve been neglecting you. Since we’re in the middle of getting the new house ready and moving homes, we’ve been in Internet limbo and I’ve been only able to connect via phone and late-late hours at night. So, I’m here to say sorry by giving away another Apple iPad. You’ll forgive me, right?

Giveaway: The One Wine Glasses (red)

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We’re giving away a 4-pack of The One™ for Red Wine Stems. Andrea Immer Robinson, Master Sommelier (one of only 14 female sommeliers), television host and author of many best selling wine books has created the perfect wine glass. Instead of a different wine glass for each variety of wine, Andrea has designed one perfect . . .

Chicken Vindaloo


*waving hello!* Hey guys! I’m still in the middle of getting the new house ready and packing boxes in our old house. We’re almost done painting every single wall, baseboard and ceiling trays. Three more days until the big move! I’ll post some photos later today. Lots of love, Jaden We are so thrilled to introduce you to Prerna, from Indian Simmer. …

Asian Slaw with Ponzu Dressing


When I think of a summer slaw to go with the barbeque, I want something light, tangy, cold and crunchy. Traditional coleslaw just doesn’t do it – its heavy mayonnaise dressing really weighs down the vegetables. Instead of a mayo-based dressing, my Asian slaw is made with a bright, citrusy ponzu sauce – one of the most versatile Asian sauces …

Tomato and Watermelon Salad


Jaden is knee deep in paint, tiles and packing boxes today, so she asked us to step in and tell you guys about this amazing tomato and watermelon salad. Today, we are introducing Zov Karamardian from the internationally acclaimed restaurant Zov’s. Jaden had the chance to meet Zov at IACP a couple of weeks ago and we could not be …

Horn Salt and Pepper Shakers


These are so neat. From the top left: Roost Horn Rectangular Salt and Pepper Shakers Horn Salt and Pepper Grinders (Photo Credit) Frances Stoia 16164 Horn Burnished Salt and Pepper Shaker Frances Stoia Home H2T Horn Variegated Salt and Pepper Shaker

Giveaway: Zojirushi Umami Rice Cooker

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zojirushi ns-yac10 umami micom rice cooker and warmer, pearl white Zojirushi makes the very best rice cookers, our entire family (mom, brother and myself) use Zojirushi. The quality is top notch, the rice comes out perfect each and every time and it’s a beautiful, sleek machine. Their new Umami Micom brand rice cooker cooks the . . .

Rosemary Garlic Steak


I’ve been fortunate in my life to meet some of the greatest people who have influenced food in a major way, from television chefs like Martin Yan to cooking greats like Jacques Pepin. But the person who I’ve enjoyed meeting the most is Marcella Hazan, who happens to live here in Florida. (read about when I first met Marcella and …

Happy Happy Joy Joy


After three long months of waiting, waiting, waiting, we can finally call it our new home! Nearly 5 glorious acres with no neighbors, no traffic, 40 minutes from the beach and 10 minutes to school. We’re just really a few miles from our current house, so the kids will go to the same school with same friends — bonus! Our …

Giveaway: Collapsible Party Cooler


From Personalization Mall:Custom personalized with any name skillfully embroidered on the front pocket calling it yours alone! Choose from 14 thread colors for your custom personalization.  Whether it is your backyard, the beach, or your favorite park, our Personalized Collapsible Party Cooler will keep drinks chilled for hours! Collapsible for easy storage when not in use and features . . .