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Real Food Products We Love: Bob’s Red Mill White Popcorn

Real Food Products We Love - Bob

I love to find whole food products, just plain old ingredients, that taste great and fit the budget. This White Popcorn from Bob’s Red Mill is one of them.

Behind the Taste of Bruegger’s Bagels (Giveaway)

Behind the Taste of Bruegger

The following post is sponsored by Bruegger’s Bagels. This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: waytoomanycats@ and emilypainterdavis@ My people are HUGE bagel lovers. They always have been. They particularly love the bagels fresh from the bakery. Try as I might, I have not been able to perfect them at home. You can guess how thrilled […]

Real Food Products We Love: Trader Joe’s Hatch Valley Salsa

Real Food Products We Love- Trader Joe

I love it when I can find real food in a convenient form. This Hatch Valley Salsa from Trader Joe’s is pretty amazing.

12 Favorite Cookbooks that I Actually Use

12 favorite cookbooks featured

Here are my 12 favorite cookbooks or books about food that I use regularly. Add one to your collection and chuck five that you never cook from.

Check Out Grocery Outlet for Great Prices

Check Out Grocery Outlet for Great Prices and Win a Gift Card

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Congrats to the winners: wibryan@ and gilliandevin@ The following content is sponsored by Grocery Outlet: I was never a “partier” in college. Beer has never been my thing. But, after spending a year in France and learning about the lovely relationship between wine and food, you could call me a wine lover. […]

A Review of the Ninja Ultima Blender

A Review of the Ninja Ultima Blender - The Ninja Ultima Blender mixes up the best of all worlds in my smoothie-making economy: high speed, bulk blending, and individual to go cups.

The Ninja Ultima Blender mixes up the best of all worlds in my smoothie-making economy: high speed, bulk blending, and individual to go cups. Ninja sent me their Ultima Blender. All opinions are my own. I’ve owned a blender of some kind for about twenty years. I remember when FishPapa and I bought our first Oster at Costco. […]

5 Great Ways to Prepare for Quick Summer Meals

5 Great Ways to Prepare Quick, Summer Meals - Enjoy your summer daze a little more by making meal times quick and easy.

Enjoy your summer daze a little more by making meal times quick and easy. The following content is sponsored by Good Food Made Simple: I don’t know about you, but my summer days are just packed. If it’s not the summer school I assigned myself my kids or the weekly outings or this whole writing […]

3 Great Cookbooks & Gifts to Give with Them

great cookbooks

This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. The holiday season is approaching. That means it’s time to put your thinking cap on. Don’t go out and shop willy-nilly. If you decide to be purposeful in your […]

Introducing Supermarket Superstar (Giveaways CLOSED)

The following content is sponsored by Lifetime and A&E Television Networks. This post originally appeared on July 22, 2013. The giveaways are closed. Congrats to the winners: ariana8407@ and amylannon@ In the summer of 2010, I wrote a book proposal for a cookbook idea I’d been simmering for the previous year. I remember walking through Barnes and Noble […]

A Review of Abundant Harvest Organics

Abundant Harvest Organics week 1

Last year, I tried out a local CSA, or community supported agriculture, membership. We did it for about a month. At the end we concluded that it wasn’t the right fit for us. We found that there were a lot of vegetables we didn’t normally use and that the price was a little steep for […]