Pioneer Woman's Cookbook Signed Copy Giveaway

Yesterday was quite an adventure for me. I met Ree Drummond,in person! It was so exciting to meet her. She is just like you would think she would be. She is so down to earth, and kind and yes very pretty as well. I am going to do a post tomorrow more about my adventure but today I want to talk about her cookbook. I can't tell you how exciting it is just to get my hands on a signed copy! So I thought when I was standing in line waiting to meet Ree herself, wouldn't it be a great idea to spread the love and get an extra book signed and give it away? ...more

Pumpkin Spice Latte & Frugalista Chic

Ahh... the holidays are upon us... Images of sugar plums dancing in our heads while dreaming if Santa Claus will be providing us with treats (or a big fat lump of coal) under our Christmas trees. Who am I kidding?! That is what I want.. those images on the books I read to my son at bedtime. ...more

I love the holiday drinks. I splurge on Starbucks too. That is actually one of my favorite ...more

Q&A with Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen

Jaden Hair (pictured above with her sons Nathan, 5, and Andrew, 6) is one of an increasing number of bloggers who have made the leap from hobbyist to media professional. With incisive wit, lush imagery and craveably simple, family-friendly recipes, Jaden's blog Steamy Kitchen became the hub of her ever-growing media empire in online, print and broadcast media. Her first book, The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook, brings easy Asian recipes into the home. We were able to get a few minutes of her time to discuss the Steamy Kitchen phenomenon....more

Jaden's kids are weapons-grade cute.


Cheese Tortilla with Fresh Tomato Salsa

The original recipe is Chilli Cheese Tortilla with Fresh Tomato Salsa.  Although I like to eat chilli food, i’m allergic to them.  That’s why I have made my changes to accommodate it with what I can eat....more

I Met the Pioneer Woman and Blogged About It!

 Today I went to meet my blogging Mentor. Her name is Ree Drummond, and to those of us who follow her blog online, she is The Pioneer Woman, or PW, or P-dub....more

Love Affair of the Decade: A Cowboy, A Blogger and a Community

Harry & Sally. Rhett & Scarlett. Lancelot & Guinevere. Lucy & Ricky. Johnny & Baby. Name famous romantic couples and since 2007, Marlboro Man and The Pioneer Woman deserve a spot in the Top Ten. ...more

Ah, thanks for the mention!!! Meeting Ree was THE HIGH POINT OF MY YEAR! She ...more


I want to be the first one to wish everyone good cheer as we head into the holiday season.I came across this fabulous cookbook and it left an indelible impression on me. I spend way to much stop in therapy sessions with lovers, and not enough time wining and dining my lovers into a seductive trance that results in hours of passionate lovemaking....more

Cooking the Books: Favorite Cookbooks from Deborah Madison

When I slipped into Santa Fe for a few days last summer, a friend clued me in. "Keep your eyes open for Debbie Madison, she's a regular at the Santa Fe farmers market." No such luck! But when the subject of favorite vegetarian cookbooks -- heavens, even just favorite cookbooks -- is broached, Deborah Madison's "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone" often comes up. When I started to look around, turns out, one Deborah Madison cookbook after another could claim the 'favorite' title. ...more

I have Deboarah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking For Everyone and really enjoy it. She has such a ...more

A Delicious Decision in the Jessica Seinfeld Cookbook Case

Have any of you wondered what happened in the Jessica Seinfeld cookbook case?  Being an attorney* and a food blogger**, I was very intrigued with the issues involved. Little did I know that close to two years later, I'd be preparing to speak about some of those issues as a member of the "Protecting Yourself and Your Work" panel at BlogHer Food '09. ...more

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