Where has my healthy-eating motivation gone?

My slip in attitude from gung-ho about trying new cholesterol-lowering foods & recipes...to nearly completely unmotivated (I'm not even cooking dinner most nights) has reached a new low:  I drove TO THE NEXT TOWN to grab some Wendy’s. The other 2 times I lunched at Wendy’s in the past few weeks, it was at least subliminally motivated – I’d driven by one.  But this time, I trekked there. Sad.  Truly sad. And as hard as I try to find someone/something/anything to blame for my lack of motivation, I know it's on me.  Sigh....more

Chicken That Makes Men Propose!

They call it Engagement Chicken and it is allegedly responsible for sending hordes of men off to the diamond store. It comes from the new cookbook created by Glamour Magazine entitled 100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know (Engagement Chicken and 99 Other Fabulous Dishes To Get You Everything You Want in Life). Wow - that's quite the promise! But can they really deliver? I want to run out and buy a Kindle just for recipes. Now that would be the ultimate application for smell-o-vision....more

Early Release Party & Book Signing

After a very long wait and a whole lot of work, my book is finally getting closer to release date!...more

Getting Closer to Book Release Time...Finally!

Remember the scene towards the end of the movie Julie and Julia where Julia Child is sitting in her kitchen holding her cookbook in her hands?...more

I met Ina Garten today!

As you can tell, today was a very exciting day for me.  I met one of my all time favorite chefs - Ina Garten!  What is it that I love so much about Ina?  Well, it is the simplicity in her cooking, her amazing southern-style cakes, her awesome baking tips, how she casually adds a couple sticks of butter to her cooking - hilarious,  how she urges her audience on using "good vanilla extract" and "good olive oil", her desire to ALWAYS entertain friends while Jeffrey is out of town, and her adorable relatio ...more
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Guest Post by Denise Burroughs, author of the cookbook "Let's Eat"

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Tastefully Small Savory Bites Cookbook by Kim Hendrickson

You all know that we, at The Succulent Wife, love to entertain and we also love to entertain the easy way.  I was looking for fun and easy hors d’oeuvres for the upcoming cooking club that my husband and I are hosting (see our story about our Cooking Club)....more

An Epiphany of the Senses, My Cookbook

Come Preview My New CookbookHi Everyone,I would like to invite you all to stop by my blog and take a sneak peek at my newly released cookbook. I hope to see you all there and thank you for your time.An Epiphany of the Senses, My Cookbook (The BIG Announcement) ,http://spiciefoodie.blogspot.com/2010/11/epiphany-of-senses-my-cookbook-big.html...more

Paula Deen’s Savannah Style Virtual Book Tour in August ‘10

Join Paula Deen, author of the home and garden decorating book, Paula Deen’s Savannah Style (Simon & Schuster), as she virtually tours the blogosphere in August ‘10 on her first virtual book tour with ...more

Interview: Baby Cuisine Cookbook 6/3

Thursday, June 3rd I was able to sit down with Shane and Chantal Valentine, founders of Alina’s Cucina, and ask them about their new book "The Baby Cuisine Cookbook". It’s a beautiful book with a lot of recipes the whole family will enjoy, as well as babies from 6 months old. I tried their hummus and it was actually tasty with the olive oil, garlic, salt, and lemon. ...more