Tag: cooking

Get your Five a Day with Sizzling Stir Fry Recipes

Many people are starting to make a conscious effort to live a healthier lifestyle this summer and fitting your five a day in to your daily food intake is one way to do this. Replacing your usually sugary snacks and high calorie meals with healthy alternatives such as fruit and vegetables is the first step […]

Nibbles: PB&J, Candy and GABS-ing

Scattered thoughts after a very busy weekend means it’s time for a few nibbley tidbits: April 2nd is National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day I can’t think of a pb&j without remembering the scene from St. Elmos Fire. Mare Winningham’s character, Wendy, has finally stood up for herself, moved out, and is living her life on […]

Worldly Recipes with a Trader Joe’s touch

Imagine creating a cookbook with the idea of using products from Trader Joe’s Well, that’s exactly what Cherie Mercer Twohy has done.  And while TJ’s is not associated with the project, Twohy has done an admirable job of creating a full slate of international recipes using TJ’s items. Chapters include the expected stuff  like Italian, […]

Cake Pops. What a concept.

I love being a food writer for many reasons; one of them being that people send me things for my “inspection.”  After checking things out, I pass the items on either donating them to charity or giving them to someone I know will make good use of them.  Such is the case with the second […]

Little Pies; Big Tastes

Miniature desserts are all the rage these days, and with good reason. What better way to satisfy a sweet craving with the worry of overindulging? And so when the people at Ulysses Press sent me a copy of  “Mini Pies”,  I was intrigued. Written by Christy Beaver and Morgan Greenseth of Seattle’s Mini Empire Bakery, […]

OMG! A great guide for novice cooks.

Learning to cook can be a little intimidating even for a young foodie. But a new cookbook published by Tate Publishing  – www.tatepublishing.com  –  takes a little of the fear and trepidation out of the process. “OMG – Oh My Gosh! I’m In College and I Never Learned to Cook” is written by Hollis Ledbetter, […]

My oh my! That’s some pizza pie

Unlike the rest of the country when summer means grilling anything and everything,  in Tucson it’s just too darn hot to fire up the charcoal grill. So when I received several packets of Fleischmann’s Pizza Crust Yeast along with recipes for pizza on the grill I opted out of the grilling part and just make […]

Epic Meal Time

Have you ever heard of this show?…. Epic Meal Time is a show that is CRAZY. On the show, guys create an epic meal using insane ingredients to make an “epic” meal. I had never heard of the show until my boyfriend showed me. Then after watching a short episode, I found out my brother […]

Memorial Day Desserts

I love Memorial Day Weekend! First of all, it means the weather is getting nicer. Secondly, it means its right around my birthday. Third, it usually means a longer weekend off of work and last but most importantly it is a time to honor those who fought for our country and who brought honor to […]

Cupcake Wars

Have you ever seen this show? Cupcake Wars is a great show on the Food Network Channel that features bakers who battle it out to win $10,000 to further their business. They have to compete to make the best cupcakes in a very restricted time frame. In the final round, two teams battle it out […]