Goodbye Summer, Hello Soup!

I set out to have a great summer with my little family.  One full of memories, all spun on a tight budget and woven in between busy work schedules and summer camps.  I have to say, think we did a really great job of relishing plenty of sun-soaked mornings and balmy late nights this season.   Continue Reading…

Cranberry Micheladas

I love cocktails!  In a lot of ways cocktail recipes are more fun to prepare than food because they generally don’t require as much effort, yet the flavor combinations are virtually endless.  They are always pretty, perfectly refreshing, and they make any day feel like a celebration. My love of cocktails is apparent if you take Continue Reading…

Called to Birthday Duty

If you’re a Mom, you know the sinking feeling in your heart when your child drops the bomb about the birthday party they are planning in their heads.  I mean, you want to make them nothing but happy, but where are you supposed to find a Spiderman stand-in or a flying pink unicorn?  If they Continue Reading…

Irish Coffee

So, I’ve mentioned a few times that I’ve been working on a cookbook of my own.  I started it in January knowing it was going to take me just about the whole year to finish it.  The only problem with taking a year to write a cookbook, especially when you are a new food photographer, Continue Reading…

Jello Shots Anyone?

Although I am a Utah native, I have never been passionate about Jello.  The irony is not lost on me, considering I live in the Jello capitol of the world and all.  However, you have to understand that for those of us that grow up here, you are really either all in or all out Continue Reading…

Have Yourself a Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras is coming up this Tuesday and even if you’re not in New Orleans, it’s certainly a reason to celebrate. This time of year can be a little dull, so don’t let the fact that the holidays are long over get you down when the biggest party of the year is about to begin! I’m not Continue Reading…

A Perfect Valentine’s Day Dinner

My husband asked me if I would like to go out to dinner for Valentine’s Day this year.  I thought, “Sure, why not.  It will be nice to have a great meal that someone else has prepared for me”.    I pictured a quiet corner table at our favorite bistro, the lights dimmed, conversation about bills, Continue Reading…

Quarterback Quesadilla Stacks

Just because it’s football fare, doesn’t mean it can’t be a little fancy, right?  I bet you have more than a few football fanatics on your Super Bowl party guest list that will be appreciative of some upscale eats. Athens Fillo Dough is the perfect base for a fun and fancy snack that’s easy to make Continue Reading…

Hamburger Hand Pies

When it’s time for the Super Bowl, you can be sure of one thing, you are going to need a lot of food to go around.  As long as there’s space left around the big screen, you can bet on another person or two showing up at your door. This is why I love using Continue Reading…

Tailgate Turkey Tarts

The big game is coming up, and with that, the expectation of a smorgasbord of scrumptious, easy to eat foods.  Even better are those that can be held in one hand, so the other is free to cheer on your favorite team, place down a wager, or hold your choice beverage! Well, once again, Athens Continue Reading…