Pasta with Roasted Parsnips, Leeks and Bacon

This recipe for Pasta with Roasted Parsnips, Leeks and Bacon is creamy, cozy, comfort food, at its apex. I'll admit, the first time I heard Melissa Clark (a wonderful chef from the New York Times Food Section) begin describing a recipe for pasta with roasted parsnips, my head cocked like my dog's … [Read More...]

LG Twin Wash System at Best Buy

 The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.   Somewhere, the Laundry Gods are laughing up their oh-so-white sleeves. The same week I was invited to help spread the word about the LG … [Read More...]

Earn Amazon Gift Codes in Timberland Apparel Group

  This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.   Timberland wants to hear from you! Do not miss this opportunity to help usher in dramatic change to the apparel industry!  (Did you catch that? NOT shoes, or boots, but APPAREL! And you’d get to help them make those changes […]

Meredith Corporation Seeks Influencers

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Calling all females! Meredith Corporation wants to hear from you! Do not miss this opportunity to help usher in dramatic change to the Media industry!   Meredith Corporation has partnered with C Space to create a private online community, for women like you, […]

Sesame Crusted Alaska Salmon

This post was sponsored by Alaska Seafood and was made with wild-caught Alaska salmon, as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. #AskForAlaska Do you love fresh, wild-caught Alaska salmon as much as I do? If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ve […]

Frosted Malt Chocolate Cookies with Sea Salt

My husband spotted a picture of these Frosted Malt Chocolate Cookies on the cover of the December issue of Bon Appétit Magazine, and promptly began drooling. “I sure would like to try those Frosted Malt Chocolate Cookies” he would sigh, on a daily, nay, twice or thrice daily basis. For weeks. These gorgeous chocolate cookies, […]

Easy Peppermint Bark Candy Recipe

Peppermint Bark Candy is my holiday guilty pleasure: so much so, that I finally felt like I had to nail down my own recipe for it! No matter where I go in the month of December, whether it’s holiday shopping, or to a party, rest assured, I’ve got one eye furtively peeled for a platter […]

Creamy Smoked Turkey & Wild Rice Soup Recipe

Every Thanksgiving weekend, on the first or second day after Thanksgiving, my husband makes us one of my most favorite recipes of the year: Smoked Turkey & Wild Rice Soup. Truth to tell, a huge part of WHY I love it,  is that HE makes it. By that time, I am SOOO burnt out on […]

6 Quart Cosori Pressure Cooker Review & Giveaway

I was sent a Cosori Premium 6 quart Pressure Cooker to review, and compensated for my time, but all opinions in this piece are my own. THE WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN AND NOTIFIED! THANK YOU to EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!! I’m so excited to have this opportunity to not only review the Cosori Premium 6 Quart […]

Goat Cheese with Sun-Dried Tomatoes Holiday Appetizer 

Every Thanksgiving, I serve an appetizer of Goat Cheese with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Garlic and  Rosemary on Crostini. Every family has holiday traditions, and this is one of ours. In fact, if I didn’t serve it, there’d be a mob formed (by my family), which would include pitchforks and torches. Why is it our choice, year […]

Butternut Squash Pasta with Pine Nuts, Sage, and Browned Butter

This recipe for roasted butternut squash with pine nuts, sage, and browned butter is the perfect comfort food for a cozy autumn evening. The first time I had this dish, it was made by Chef Nick Pelegrino, of Mangia, Nashville. Mangia Nashville is one of my favorite restaurants, and if I’ve invited you there for […]

Easier Than Pie Homemade Peach Cobbler

  Easier Than Pie Homemade Peach Cobbler has its charms, and one of them is that it’s so easy, it’s almost like magic! And, in fact, this recipe is very much in the tradition of those impossibly easy “Magic Pies” some of our moms used to make when we were kids. I think there used […]

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