It's been over a week since I've gotten home from the Food and Wine Conference in Orlando. It was a great conference with beyond amazing speakers and I'm looking forward to going again next year!
The conference hotel was the Rosen Shingle Creek and you can see the view from my room below. I … [Go to Full Post...]
I love OXO tools and I have a kitchen full of their smart tools. I have sets of their bowls, measuring tools, mandoline, cherry pitter and tons more.
I thought you might like some more OXO in your life too, so I asked them to partner with me on an OATrageous Giveaway.
If you are the winner you … [Go to Full Post...]
When the Watermelon Board asked me to create a drink for National Drink Watermelon Day I actually squealed a little! I'm a huge watermelon fan and have been ever so slightly obsessed with it this summer.
July 24 is considered the hottest day of the year and NWPB (National Watermelon Promotion … [Go to Full Post...]
Since I've been trying to keep up with Ice Cream Tuesdays, I was particularly excited about reviewing Vegan Ice Cream by Jeff Rogers. I was invited to be in a review group by the publisher and received this book for free. My opinions are my own and I was not paid or required to write this … [Go to Full Post...]
This year I was determined to grow some yellow squash and zucchini in my tiny garden. I have a ton of sun in my backyard but no good place to put an in-ground garden, so I have an Earthbox garden. It may be small but I have tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, pie pumpkins, eggplants and peppers planted … [Go to Full Post...]
Hopefully you've already taken a peek inside my new book, OATrageous Oatmeals. In fact you can do that right this minute on its Amazon page - just click the photo of the book once you get there.
The name is a tad misleading because there is so much more than my normal oatmeal recipes inside. … [Go to Full Post...]
It's Ice Cream Tuesday and this Banana Avocado Mint Ice Cream with Tazo chocolate-covered cocoa nibs is the answer to all my needs today. It's cold, creamy and healthy compared to store-bought ice creams. Plus you don't need an ice cream maker to make it!
I have to be honest with you and let you … [Go to Full Post...]
Watermelon is one of the best parts of summer. If you're at all like me you may get a little over zealous at times. If something is priced per piece, or perhaps per watermelon, I am going to find the biggest one in the store - even if I can barely lift it into my cart by myself. I'm just thrifty … [Go to Full Post...]
I received Thrive in the mail a few weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the photos and design are. Be sure to scroll down and enter the giveaway to win your own copy of Thrive Energy Cookbook and to get the recipe for the Chocolate Chip French Vanilla Smoothie from the … [Go to Full Post...]
The hot, humid North Carolina summer weather wears me out from a simple walk around my tiny garden or after a few hours working on the deck. The heat makes me feel less motivated and spend to much time thinking about taking naps.
This is the time of the year that slow cookers are made for. Make … [Go to Full Post...]