The Kitchen Think: Are You Worried About Diet Soda Health Issues?

How much diet soda do you drink? Does it concern you that it might affect your health?...more

Track Your Steps with Coca-Cola at BlogHer

About 8 months ago, I moved from San Francisco to Laguna Beach, CA. This move created a lot of changes in my lifestyle -- the two biggest being that I have been doing less walking and more driving, and am now working from home full time. I'm also in the midst of my busiest time of year for work, which means I don't have much time to cook something from scratch -- and have been snacking more. So unsurprisingly, I've gained a little weight. It's all these little factors that eventually lead to bigger problems, so I'm working hard to make good choices and get back on track....more
Completely removed from the "health effects" of soda, I believe it is worth looking at ...more

Naming Your Baby

When I was pregnant the first time, I wanted to name our son "Jack." It was always my favorite boy name. I eventually relented when my husband's father became very ill and had not a single grandson named after him. My father-in-law's name?  Daniel. So the order of our children's names was forever changed.  But had the circumstances been different, the first two boys would have been Jack THEN Daniel. And what do you suppose I would have named the third? Coke. ...more

The Kitchen Think: A Translation of Coca-Cola's New Ad Campaign

A few weeks ago, Mama told y’all about Coca-Cola’s new ad campaign attempting to deflect some of their responsibility for our nation’s epidemic of child and adult obesity....more

Kitchen Think: Don't Believe "Things Go Better With Coke"

One thing you can say about the folks at Coca-Cola—they’ve always been brilliant at marketing.The second thing you can now say—I hope no one believes they’re really offering “solutions” to the obesity epidemic.In case you missed it, here’s an ad Coke just released counter criticism that their sugary drinks are closely related to the national epidemic of child and adult obesity....more

Happy is Hard

It’s hard to stay the course and true North when a Category 5 hurricane hits home! Let’s call it Mother. I’m bobbing and weaving, bobbing and weaving. Avoiding landmines in the living room and booby traps at the dinner table… And as if that weren’t hard enough, I started a whole body detox?...more

Cooking with Coke: 10 Recipes to Tease and Tantalize

Tis a novelty, sure, to cook with Coke not carrots, root beer not rutabagas, Dr Pepper not bell peppers, 7-Up not sweet potatoes. But who's to resist the temptation of recipes that call for soda pop, especially when one cook after another raves about the results. Let's take a look at 10 recipes, savory (ahem) and sweet (that's more like it). ...more

I've made a Coke basted ham that was very good.  I think the recipe I used came from ...more

Expedition 206: Another Travel/Social Media Experiment Hits the Road

It seems like a dream job, yet again, sort of like The Best Job in the World competition. It's Expedition 206, a Coca-Cola funded tour of the planet with the lofty goal of finding out what happiness means to people all around the world. The winners, three "Happiness Ambassadors" are going on a 206 country tour in one year to, according to the site, "Find out what makes people happy." ...more

This is such a great idea, for those with the stamina to do it.

"I'm really interested ...more