Giveaway: $100 Gift Certificate to

When I first was contacted about this giveaway to Certified Steak and Seafood, my first reaction was….to drool. You know how I roll!! Love, love, love steak, can’t live without, and so the idea of working with these guys, who are so much more than just a steak and seafood company, was a no-brainer! . . .


Shooting Recipe Rehab

After all the crazy travel in 2010 and 2011, I’m perfectly happy cooking and working from the comfort and convenience of my home. Kelly comes on Mondays to test recipes and Cheri comes on Fridays to edit video. In between, I play in the kitchen, manage the site and edit recipes. Once a month, I’ll drive an hour to Tampa …


Giveaway: Spices for the New Cook Starter Kit from Spice Islands

Spice Islands Giveaway: Spices for the New Cook Starter Kit
Although two spices share the same name, they may not taste the same. Some vanilla tastes sweeter. Some cinnamon is hotter. And some dill is just…well, dillier!

Spice Islands searches the world for the highest quality and most flavorful spices that tantalize taste buds as part of . . .


Giveaway: Velata Chocolate Fondue Warmer with 3 Bags of Chocolate

Host your own chocolate fondue party! Velata is hosting this giveaway, they are owned by a wonderful company called Scentsy, that sells scented wax and warmers for your home. I discovered them a few months ago when my girlfriend hosted a Scentsy party. I bought one of each fragrance and am in love with the . . .


Giveaway: Free Night’s Stay at a Radisson Hotel

In honor of Radisson’s 50th Anniversary, Radisson Hotel is giving away one free night’s stay every day for 50 days. They’re calling it “50 Years, 50 Days, 50 Rooms”! We’re happy to be a part of their 50th Anniversary celebration.

Here’s a fun fact: Carlson acquired its first Radisson® hotel in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1962. . . .


I’ve always been a hands-on and visual learner, preferring to process information by seeing and tactile practice. Even in grade school, I remember my teachers always complaining, “Are you listening to me?” (no.) “Did you hear what I just said?” (nope.) In college, where the preferred method of teaching was mainly lectures, I’d write notes fast and furious (I created …


Open a pomegranate without looking like you’re bleeding to death

Have you ever opened a pomegranate and then ended up looking like you were bleeding all over? committed murder? Well, here’s the easiest way to open a pomegranate without making a big mess. So now that you’ve successfully opened the pomegranate, whatcha gonna do with it? Here is a gallery of some of my favorite recipes I’ve found online:   Golden … Gourmet Gift Basket Giveaway

Giveaway: Gourmet Gift Basket from

About is the newest and most complete source for recipes, cooking inspiration and information about Parmigiano Reggiano® cheese on the web. provides a number of chef-created and user-submitted recipes — from your favorite Italian classics to lesser known recipes that will surprise and delight you, like Parmesan ice cream.

Where you’re from matters! Whether . . .