I Created My Own Cookbook: The BIG Reveal and a Giveaway

This post is sponsored by CreateMyCookbook; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I created my own cookbook with CreateMyCookbook, and now it’s time for the BIG REVEAL! And it’s ALSO time for a GIVEAWAY to help you write YOUR own cookbook!!  I told you all a few weeks ago that I had written […]


Companion: High Quality Affordable Pet Products/Gift Card Giveaway

  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Food Lion for IZEA Worldwide. All opinions are 100% mine. Gus is MY faithful German Shepherd companion, seen here with a box of Companion Dog Treats, part of Companion’s affordable pet products line. (But who can resist an image of a Basset Hound, […]


Sticky Toffee Pumpkin Pudding

This is the recipe that was waiting to happen: Sticky Toffee Pumpkin Pudding. It almost had to happen. It was destined to happen. English Childhood Comfort Food meets America’s Favorite Fall Flavor, Pumpkin: it’s a beautiful cross-cultural union! Cultural appropriation of the very BEST kind. We’ve stolen so very much from the Mother Country. Why […]


Create A Cookbook for Your Own Family with CreateMyCookbook

This post is sponsored by CreateMyCookbook; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I have always had a dream to someday write a book, but lately, that dream has gotten really specific and focused: I want to create a cookbook. I think a lot of wannabe writers have the dream to write a book, […]


World’s Best and Easiest Coleslaw with Homemade Vinaigrette

 This, the World’s Best Coleslaw Recipe, is for all my friends out there who think of themselves as “Bad Cooks”.   I feel your pain. I do. I once despaired of ever being as good a cook as my mama.  It is also for all my friends out there who think of themselves as “Coleslaw […]


Grilled Marinated Flank Steak with Blistered Tomatoes

Grilled Flank Steak with Blistered Tomatoes and Basil Vinaigrette is my new favorite go-to recipe for when company is coming, and I want to serve something that is beautiful to look at, absolutely  delicious, and best of all: EASY!!! Why You NEED this recipe for Grilled Marinated Flank Steak Those words, “company’s coming” can strike […]