Archive for the ‘recipes’ Category

Summer Patio Party: South of the Border-Style (and Giveaway)


Last summer we (finally) had our patio re-done after 7 years of living with a wooden deck that we rarely used.  We lucked out with finding a contractor that agreed to tear down the rickety deck and replace it with a fresh new flagstone patio. And so began my visions ...

Posted in chillin' out maxin' relaxin', Cinco de Mayo, ConAgra Foods, Entertaining, Fiesta, Parties, Ready Set Eat, recipes, sponsored post, Uncategorized | 108 Comments »

Summer Recipe: Governor’s Mansion Peach Tea Punch


Image Credit: Southern Living   I used the Memorial Day holiday as an excuse to try out a few new recipes.  In last month's issue of Southern Living magazine, I saw this recipe for Governor's Mansion Summer Peach Tea Punch.  It looked so lovely and enticing!  So, yesterday I decided to try it ...

Posted in BBQ, chillin' out maxin' relaxin', Entertaining, libations, recipes, Something New, Tea | 53 Comments »

Solving Your Top 5 Dinner Challenges with


Here's the thing about dinner: it happens every.night. Sure, when you're in college or when you are single (or even when you're a newlywed), you can get away with cereal or cold pizza for dinner on a regular basis.  But once kids enter the picture, the dinner dynamic changes - ...

Posted in ConAgra Foods, In My Pantry, Moms In Mind, Quickie Meals, Ready Set Eat, recipes, reviews, sponsored post, Uncategorized | 59 Comments »

My Celeb Chef Interview with George Duran


As part of my super duper role as a blog ambassador for ConAgra Foods, I recently had the pleasure of being able to interview celebrity chef George Duran!  You've seen him on Food Network, now check out what he had to say to FOODe about his career, background and recipe ...

Posted in Chefspotting, ConAgra Foods, Ready Set Eat, recipes, sponsored post, Uncategorized | 122 Comments »

Happy Birthday Hubby: A Con Agra Foods Giveaway


I’m excited because this post marks the first of a series centered around one of my greatest passions in life – food!  As I've mentioned before, I’m going to be working with Con Agra Foods to bring you tips and tricks for meal planning and prep, recipe ...

Posted in ConAgra Foods, recipes, sponsored post, Sweet Tooth | 70 Comments »

Our Cinco de Mayo Fiesta


I am in love with Mexican food. We must eat it at least once every two weeks.  Nothing beats the flavors, the comfort, the cheese.  In fact, I've often said that I've failed my Caribbean roots because if you ask Giggles what her favorite food, she'll say "tacos!" without hesitation. So ...

Posted in Cinco de Mayo, Entertaining, Fiesta, Quickie Meals, Ready Set Eat, recipes, Uncategorized | 82 Comments »

Deconstructed Stuffed Peppers


[caption id="attachment_562" align="aligncenter" width="384" caption="Image Credit:"][/caption]   I confess. I totally made this one up. (I thought I was so original - as it turns out, I wasn't - but I was still proud!) But it came out really great!! I came home form work and had to come up with ...

Posted in Cookbook Collection, In My Pantry, recipes, somethin's cookin', Something New, Uncategorized | 10 Comments »

ReadySetEat: Quick Dinner Ideas and Recipe Reviews


Here's the thing about dinner: we have to eat it Keeping my family fed with an interesting variety of meals each day can be an exhausting prospect.  I'm always searching for tasty, easy, and most of all quick recipes that I can get on the table in 30 minutes ...

Posted in ConAgra Foods, Quickie Meals, Ready Set Eat, recipes, reviews, sponsored post, Uncategorized | 9 Comments »

Food Meets Tech: Using a Tablet for Cooking


It's funny - when I decided to re-focus this blog on my passions of food and social media, I didn't realize at the time how often the two would intersect... I am a recipe fanatic.  I know that is not the sign of a true chef, but alas, I am not ...

Posted in Food Meets Social Media, Go Gadget Go, recipes | 18 Comments »

My Thanksgiving Menu


{This is for you, Nat!} By now you know that I love trying new recipes, cooking good food, and entertaining family and friends.  There's no better time to indulge in all three than the holidays. Which is why I've been poring over my food magazines and surfing the web ...

Posted in Bon Appetit, Entertaining, Food & Wine, Nigella Lawson, Paula Deen, recipes, somethin's cookin', The Pioneer Woman, Tyler Florence, Uncategorized, wannabe foodie, work mommy work | 22 Comments »