Bacon-n-Ranch Cheeseball for National Cheeseball Day

bacon ranch cheeseball via melhuff

Today is National Cheeseball Day, and I’m not talking about a bunch of goofy people (although they won’t make you feel bloated if you hung around them too long). When I was still married, my ex-husband LOVED cheeseballs and Ritz crackers. He would eat a whole one to himself almost every week if it even […]

20 uses for coconut oil

coconut oil

I have just recently discovered coconut oil and all the things that you can do with it. Seriously, there are a lot of things that you can do with this stuff, it’s practically a wonder product. Here are 20 uses for coconut oil that have nothing to do with cooking or baking.    Use a […]

A Man, A Can, A Plan Cookbook review

I recently went on a new cookbook buying spree because I was feeling uninspired with the things in my kitchen. I had gotten to the point where I looked at all the ingredients and saw the same recipes. So I need to change it up. For a while, I was going out a couple nights […]

Panoromic Easter Eggs

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There is a lot of fun, crafty things that can be done with food. Sugar is one of the most versatile food substances to play with, believe it or not. When it comes to fun Easter crafts, then why not play with your food? Panoramic Easter eggs are fun because you can design them to […]

Weird food facts about Portland, my hometown

made in OR sign via wiki

The residents of Portland, OR try really hard to keep Portland weird, it’s our unofficial motto, and it is no easy feat. Not only do we not use umbrellas, more people use public transit by choice than driving, and we are rated the number one coolest city for young adults (15-30). However, Portland has some […]

It’s Sourdough Bread Day: How to make a sourdough starter

sourdough starter via kevin is cooking

Today is sourdough bread day. Did you know that some bread companies such as the Seattle Sourdough Bread and San Francisco Bread company have used the same starter for YEARS? They simply keep feeding it so that it grows and they can use it over and over again. When I was in pastry school, one […]

How to tell a good bakery


Spring is upon us, and with it comes the spring holidays that people celebrate and wish to purchase fresh-baked goods for. Easter is a perfect example of one holidays because there are so many baked goods that are specially served then that most people don’t know how to make or simply don’t want to because […]

12 Easy Sunday Dinners

Sunday dinner is one of the most important meals that you’ll ever eat in my house. It’s the simplest meal because I like to relax before spending my week doing whatever crazy thing that needs to be done during the week, but it’s the only meal that I insist everyone eat together if you live […]

Pillsbury Blue Raspberry Cake Mix review

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My son loves everything blue. Blueberries, smurfs, the color, cereal, and especially anything blue raspberry. When we were in Wal-Mart a couple of weeks ago, he saw this box of Pillsbury Blue Raspberry Cake Mix on an end-cap and had to try it. It was on sale so I said yes, we would get some. […]

Gluten Free Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

oatmeal breakfast cookies

Today is Oatmeal Cookie Day, and to do something fun and a bit special I thought I would share the gluten free oatmeal breakfast cookie recipe that I learned in pastry school. These were a huge hit and we couldn’t stock them fast enough on the shelves. For this recipe, I used raisins because that […]