Giveaway: Grilled Cheese Please! Cookbook Giveaway


Happy Memorial Day everybody! Did someone say cheese?! Yes that’s pretty much all you have to say to get my attention. This week we are super excited to give away 5 copies of this deliciously dangerous cookbook, Grilled Cheese Please! by Laura Werlin – who has been dubbed as the “Queen of Cheese.” There’s no […]

Easy Zesty Greek Pasta Salad


One of my favorite deli salads to whip up at this time of the year are Greek pasta salads. There’s something about the combo of pasta, feta, tomatoes and dressing that really tastes amazing. It’s a light dish and perfect to bring along to potlucks, picnics and other outdoor parties and gatherings. Deli salads with […]

Get Outside and Enjoy an Old-Fashioned Picnic with These Easy Picnic Recipes


Summer is just about here and that means picnic season! Getting outside with family and friends for a fun outdoor gathering is one of my favorite things about summer. And it wouldn’t be an outdoor gathering without some delicious picnic food. Whether it’s camping or just  a day at the park, I love a good […]

Giveaway: Food Should Taste Good – All Natural Chips Prize Package


Hello readers! This week’s giveaway comes from Food Should Taste Good, a company dedicated to making wholesome, healthy snacks — that taste delicious. I discovered Food Should Taste Good products a while back as I continue to explore more foods that use all natural ingredients. I quickly became addicted to their chips which have tons […]

Fabulous Food Friday: May Blog Hop

Welcome to our latest RecipeLion Blog Hop, and as always welcome back to all those that participated in last month’s! Check out April’s Fabulous Food Friday blog hop here. April’s theme was “Fabulous Food Friday: Favorite Easter Recipes.” We’re super excited for our latest Fabulous Food Friday blog hop, the theme is: Your Favorite Picnic […]

Charity Blogger Bake Sale a Sweet Hit!

Blogger Bake Sale

This past Saturday, May 14, some colleagues and I participated in the Second Annual Food Blogger Bake Sale at The Poison Cup Wine & Art Boutique in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood to raise money for Share Our Strength‘s Great American Bake Sale, which helps the cause of childhood hunger. I came with baked goods, representing […]

Guest Post: Asparagus: In-Season and Worth a Second Try, Or Third, Or Fourth …


A big thank you to Beth Bader, co-author of The Cleaner Plate Club Cookbook and Alison Wade Benjamin, writer at the Cleaner Plate Club blog for this guest post today. The Cleaner Plate Club Cookbook is part of this week’s giveaway, to learn more about how you can win your own copy go here. Otherwise […]

Guest Post: Manicotti – The Sure Way to Get Your Kids Their Spinach


A special thanks to Ashley LeMieux for sharing this post and recipe! ___ Ever wonder why Popeye ate spinach for his strength? Well, there is a very good reason. Spinach is LOADED and I mean LOADED with good stuff. It is a great source of vitamins, such as Vitamin K, A, C, B2 and even […]

Guest Post: Confessions of a Good-Enough Cook

Good Enough Is the New Perfect

A special thanks to Becky Beaupre Gillespie and Hollee Schwartz Temple, authors of Good Enough Is the New Perfect: Finding Happiness and Success in Modern Motherhood, for sharing their insights on cooking and motherhood! ___ PHOTO CREDIT: Susan Ryan Photography. PHOTO: Becky and her husband, Pete, in their kitchen with their daughters. ___ This is […]

Giveaway: The Cleaner Plate Club Cookbook


Calling all Moms and parents… you must check out our latest giveaway this week! The Cleaner Plate Club Cookbook, created by busy moms Beth Bader and Ali Benjamin, is a wonderful and helpful cookbook that I really think every mother should have. We are giving a way a copy of this awesome cookbook to one […]