Foodie with Family Reader Survey

So how long have I been at this? Five years or so? I think it’s about time I ask YOU what you think! I’d be ever so grateful if you’d take a moment to let me know what you think; give me some feedback, if you would. I’ve designed this quick, completely confidential survey to [Read On]

JCPenney Surprised Me

Photo credit: Susan Getgood When BlogHer asked if I’d consider being a JCPenney brand ambassador I was a little confused. Why would a company that sold business clothing for women want me as a brand ambassador? BECAUSE I THOUGHT JCPENNEY WAS A LITTLE STODGY. Please note the past tense in that verb ‘thought.’ I’ll get [Read On]

Cheese Tray

Cheese. It wouldn’t be too far a stretch to say I live for it. In fact, I’m spending today on the road driving to Maine to hang out with some of my favourite bloggers and some of the excellent people at Cabot Cheese Cooperative. Cheese plus bread plus fruit plus a little good sausage equals [Read On]

Slow-Cooker Ropa Vieja {Cuban Saucy Shredded Beef}

Today is a big day for me! I’m spending the day getting certified as a barreFit instructor. While I’m sweating it out in the studio, I want to share this fantastic recipe for Ropa Vieja that was inspired by my time in Miami last month. Take advantage of the slow-cooker to turn out this saucy, [Read On]

Visit South Walton, Florida

I’ve been very fortunate lately to have quite a few opportunities to pack my bags and hop on a plane ALL. BY. MYSELF. I’ve spent the weekend in North Carolina with girlfriends, three days in Manhattan, and visited BlogHer Food 2014 in Miami. We had a long, cold, hard winter here in Western New York [Read On]

30 Hour Famine: My kids ask for your help in helping others…

You see those wild and crazy young men? This photo is of my three eldest mere moments after they finished participating in a huge community game of ultra-capture-the-flag-slash-tag-slash-full-contact-hide-and-seek.  We’re talking about eighty something kids chasing each other in the mud, grabbing arm bands from each other, tackling, sliding, laughing… They were pumped and muddy and [Read On]

Ham and Swiss Fried Sandwich Pockets | Make Ahead Mondays

My second born son requested my husband’s specialty -fried chicken- for his birthday meal earlier this month. Of course, we obliged, and then found ourselves with a pot full of oil that still had a little life in it. I didn’t feel much like filtering it, so dug around in the refrigerator for something else [Read On]

We interrupt foodie programming for a little life…

When you have five sons like I do, the phrase “Mom, come here! We have a surprise for you!” can make you break into a cold sweat. You could be looking at a very, horribly bad situation or something so Norman Rockwell-ish and classic Americana that it makes you borderline weepy. You can probably imagine, [Read On]