Pan Seared Trout with Pecan Browned Butter

Pan Seared Georgia Trout Recipe

Meet my friend, Virginia Willis, former Kitchen Director for Martha Stewart Living Television, award-winning author of Bon Appetit, Y’all and this week celebrating the release of her brand new book, Basic to Brilliant, Y’all. I first met Virginia a couple of years ago at an IACP conference in Portland and I asked her to speak at a Food Blog Forum …

Giveaway: iPad


Yes, another iPad giveaway! I think this will be the 5th iPad this year – I’m on a roll here!This Apple iPad Giveaway is sponsored by me, Steamy Kitchen. Because I love giving away stuff, especially shiny new gadgety toys! Enter the Apple iPad 2 GiveawayTo enter, fill out the entry form below.For good giveaway karma, . . .


Fun Finds


Great butchery videos from James Whelan Cheesecake stuffed strawberries from Savoring Today via Nutmeg Nanny! Such an awesome video found on Good Morning Good Night via Tasteologie. Take a look! One Minute Pie Dough from The Italian Dish! Bacon ‘n Eggs! from the Girl Who Ate Everything – Oh how adorable….bacon pretzels and marshmallow/yellow M&M candy eggs. Chai Snickerdoodles, anyone??!? …


Seeing Ground Zero


I’ve been to NYC exactly 15 times in the past two years. That’s a lot bad cab rides, overpriced hotels and brilliant meals. But in all of those trips, I never could bring myself to visit Ground Zero.  Ten years ago, on September 11th, Scott and I were both in Hawaii at a 10-day Tony Robbins Life Mastery event. Scott …


Roasted Carrots with Sesame Ponzu Vinaigrette

Roasted Carrots with Sesame Ponzu Vinaigrette Recipe

On Monday, I celebrated the completion of our brand new raised bed garden that my rockstar husband built for me (and as a bonus, he also made a organized compost heap thingy too. oh yes, this man is definitely a keeper) by planting 48 onion seeds and 48 carrot seeds. It seemed like a good idea at the time, we’re …

Giveaway: Ronzoni and $100 Walmart Gift Card


Ronzoni Quick Cook Pasta Bundle GiveawayThis giveaway includes the following itemsOne box of Ronzoni Quick CookOne Wal-mart gift card in the amount of $100One kitchen timerFrom Ronzoni:For on-the-go families, finding time to make a great, home-cooked meal can be tough.  Why go through another night of fast food when you could enjoy a delicious, homemade . . .


Honey Soy Glazed Chicken

Honey Soy Glazed Chicken Recipe

This year, I vowed to travel a little less, do a little less to give me more time with the family and building our little farm. That sounds like a great plan UNTIL you get an offer to visit Oregon and Washington wine regions to dine, sip and savor on a press trip courtesy of Columbia Crest Winery and Erath Winery. …

Giveaway: Panasonic Automatic Bread Maker


Today we are giving away a Panasonic automatic bread maker and this one has a great features list!
Panasonic Automatic Bread Maker Giveaway
This giveaway includes:

one Panasonic SD-RD250 Automatic Bread Maker

From Panasonic:

1. Slim & Compact Design

2. Raisin & Nutes Dispenser
– 3.5 of raisins drop automatically at the optimum timing

3. Pasta mode

4. Scratch Resistant Bread Pan with Diamond-Fluorine . . .


Entertaining Finds


I wanted to highlight a few favorite and new items for entertaining from the Steamy Kitchen Store! We launched the store this past Spring and it’s been going so well – I can’t believe how fast this little retail experiment has grown! Big thanks to all of you who’ve purchased a little something from the store. xo jaden Stilton Cheese …


Black Pepper Steak

Black Pepper Steak Recipe

One of my very first blogging friends is Bee from Rasa Malaysia. In the early days of the blog, we used to chat on the phone after my kids went to bed about the technical side of blogging — silly acronyms like SEO, PHP, CSS and HTML. Back then (I say “back then” like it was decades ago, but in reality …

Giveaway: VitaClay Chef Gourmet Rice N’ Slow Cooker

vitaclay ricecooker

VitaClay Chef Gourmet Rice N’ Slow Cooker Pro – 8 Cup GiveawaySETTINGS – Totally Programmable! 10 Min to 5 Hrs w/ 10 min. increments Delay timer to set up time to cook N’ goVitaclay is made of natural, unglazed, highly prized Zisha clay, that enhances the flavor and preserves natural nutrients. It is free of . . .