15 Food Blogger Trends of 2012 That Need to Go

As January approaches, it's a time for new beginnings, new journeys and changes in our lives. It's also the time to take stock of the previous year and jettison the old, the mundane, the things that are holding us back or that clog up our lives. And you know what? As food bloggers, we can apply this valuable process to our own blogs....more
Thank Goddess you included cake pops!! I've never tried making them, but something tells me I'd ... more

Peppermint Puff Cookies

I share many treats and desserts on my blog, but it's the family recipes that I look forward to sharing the most. Growing up, I lived in the same town for many years as my extended family, so we all became very close. Holiday gatherings have always featured trays of desserts. As me and my siblings and cousins got older, the responsibility to bring the treats to family holidays shifted to us. Often, I bring my own creations, but occasionally I love baking a childhood recipe! ...more
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How Harry Potter Helped Me Lose Weight

Oh sure, go ahead and laugh. But while you're laughing, please note that in the middle picture below, the one where I'm dressed for a midnight screening of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2," I'm wearing Slytherin colors. So you might want to reconsider that whole mocking me thing....more
Outstanding read!! I love how you communicate what's working for you and... Congratulations on ... more

Delicious Enchantment

Have you ever read a book that...more

Thanks Virginia!!

He really is THAT personable and knowledgeable, isn't he? Will you be at ... more

A Cake Pop Tutorial

 This post is a follow up to the letter I wrote to Starbucks a few weeks ago. I finally managed to snag one of the Starbucks cake pops (they hide them behind the counter, BTW) and they were pretty good. I mean, they were fine. Whatever. It got me thinking: There's no reason that I can't recreate a little cake pop magic in my own home. ...more

Just posted this on Facebook for you with a note that they could be shaped and decorated like ... more

Scott Adams Says I Can't Read Good

If I have Dilbert comic strip artist Scott Adams to thank for anything this week, it's for causing me to reflect on a few important questions:Where is my attention going? What gets my time? Who deserves my outrage, and why?Adams has a blog. Earlier this month, he posted (what I thought as soon as I read it was) a rambling diatribe about men's rights, that included what could have been construed as incendiary comments about women and people with disabilities and, to a different degree, incarcerated men....more

Love your post Laurie! We don't need their permission or approval to write quality content. ... more

Couples Who Make You Want to Puke

You know who they are: the couples that make you want to puke. I confess, I'm half of one. And we work hard to be this nauseating. I mean, really, who wants to go around holding hands all the time? The effort involved in all this damn smiling — you wouldn’t want to take it on, I promise. ...more

You can make me grab for the Pepto any time. Well written!!


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What to do With Incoming Gray: Hide it, Blend it, or Go With it?

Photo courtesy of TheBeautyStop.com.

How to Make Angry Birds Cupcakes

The body for the birds and the pigs can be made a number of ways -- fondant, cake balls -- but I used doughnut holes covered in red and green candy melts. Way easier than making cake balls and yummier than fondant. Who eats fondant? Gross. ...more

These look fantastic!! Thanks so much for indulging my nerdy need for a culinary Angry Birds ... more

5 Cool Valentine's Day Gifts Bloggers Should Ask For

Bloggers are a special breed. (Like you don’t know that already.) When it comes to the perfect gift, we’d pretty much just happy just to have you stumble our posts and retweet our links. But when it comes to Valentine’s Day, something a little more romantic is called for. ...more

Thank you for your "Nerd-Sensitive" gift ideas! LOL


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