Apr 222015
 

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I like to think of myself as an organized person, and I love actually organizing things. But sometimes between work, motherhood and being a wife, my brain can get a little scattered. An idea will hit me and I’ll say “oh, I have to remember to look that up” – and then five minutes later, it’s left my mind for the next six months.

2 Easy DIY Bird Feeders Kids Can Make

Fortunately with a smartphone I lose less ideas than I did previously. I can jot myself a note, send a text to my husband with that hubby-do list request, or even look up the name to that song I can’t quite remember and stop driving myself nuts. But even more importantly, when inspiration hits, I can do something about it. Continue reading »

Apr 212015
 

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Last year I had the pleasure of attending the Macy’s Culinary Council Cooking Demo here in Louisville.  While there I interviewed Johnny Iuzzini and was able to watch as he whipped up some dessert magic.  I’m really excited to share that he’s returning to the Macy’s at Oxmoor Center again this year, and will be accompanied by Stephanie Izard (season 4 winner of Top Chef) and Louisville’s own Edward Lee.

Johnny Iuzzini, Stephanie Izard, and Louisville's Chef Edward Lee

Whether you’re a Louisville native or if you’re just in town for the Kentucky Derby, I’d love to have you join me at this year’s cooking demo!  In addition to seeing Johnny Iuzzini again, I’m kind of stoked that Stephanie Izard is going to be there.  Top Chef has been one of my favorite shows over the years, and she’ll be the third Top Chef contestant I’ll have the chance to meet. Continue reading »

Apr 202015
 

These tips for reducing food waste are sponsored by Eden. All thoughts are my own.

With Earth Day right around the corner, lots of people are starting to think of ways they can be a little easier on the planet.  I’m not the most “green” person on the planet, but having grown up in a farming family I definitely do what I can for conservation efforts.  And for me, part of  those conservation efforts start in my own kitchen with reducing food waste.

7 Tips for Reducing Food Waste

In the US, we throw away a surprising 40% of the food we grow.  Having emptied out a few (dozen) packages of produce that’s gone by before it could be used I know it’s an easy problem to have.  So here are a few tips to help your family with reducing food waste. Continue reading »

Apr 172015
 

Easy Family Dinner + Skillet Cornbread Recipe

Since marrying a southern boy I have been doing my best to learn more southern cooking.  One of the first things I made sure I learned was how to make cornbread, as he likes it with almost anything.  And because everyone said it was the “real” way to do it, I learned how to make a skillet cornbread recipe.

Easy Family Dinner + Skillet Cornbread Recipe

A homemade skillet cornbread recipe is great because it only takes about five minutes to mix up and then you toss it in the oven.  Then about twenty minutes later you have golden brown cornbread with those crispy edges and crunch bottom.  So, so delicious. Continue reading »

Apr 152015
 

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I’m sure you’ve seen those commercials about “You’re not you when you’re hungry”.  Around here we refer to that as being hangry, and let me tell you – hangry is real.  Like, tears-for-no-reason, wearing-your-heart-on-your-sleeve kind of real.

You wouldn't like me when I'm hungry (or hangry). So feed me a SNICKERS®! #WhenImHungry

I’ve always carried snacks and drinks for Bubbles, either in my bag or in hers.  One day as I handed her a fruit pouch while stuck in a particularly long line, I wondered why I didn’t have any snacks of my own.  I certainly could have used a little something to sooth the beast at that particular moment. Continue reading »