Chili Cook-Off, Part I

We’re starting to tweak some recipes for a chili cook off. This recipe is our first hope for bringing home the trophy. . . . → Read More: Chili Cook-Off, Part I

Are you ready for some sexy? #TripleSBites

I know that everyone is ready for some football today, but prepare yourselves for #TripleSBites, some fantastic food and some fantastic giveaways. . . . → Read More: Are you ready for some sexy? #TripleSBites

12 Days of Cookie Contest Update

I won! . . . → Read More: 12 Days of Cookie Contest Update

Mixed Citrus Green Salad and a Trip to Birmingham

I’m ending my OCD recipe contest rant by highlighting my biggest prize and honor—my first and only cook-off, Cooking Light’s “Ultimate Reader’s Contest,” 2009.

I entered twenty-six recipes, everything from Chipotle Chicken Salad to Healthier Hoppin’ John.

I was totally unprepared with what the editors picked:    Mixed Citrus Green Salad.

A salad?   How the heck . . . → Read More: Mixed Citrus Green Salad and a Trip to Birmingham

My final “Best Burger” installment (at least for now)

“Poblanocado” Burgers with Jicama-Radish Salad and Lime-Chipotle Vinaigrette. This was my best hope for winning in 2009! Foiled again! . . . → Read More: My final “Best Burger” installment (at least for now)

Another Best Burger Recipe

Another recipe that didn’t win…but, it sure is tasty: Brat Burgers with “Dunkelized” Onions . . . → Read More: Another Best Burger Recipe

Best Burger Contests

OCD—I am a recovering food contest fanatic. . . . → Read More: Best Burger Contests

We’re a winner!!!!!!!

Cooks the Books Club announces the winner. It is me! . . . → Read More: We’re a winner!!!!!!!

Using up my winnnings…

I WON (but wait)… . . . → Read More: Using up my winnnings…

Become a Saucy Mama (or Papa)

Enter the Saucy Mama Contest.

My first contest! Enter here. . . . → Read More: Become a Saucy Mama (or Papa)

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls

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