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Garbage in/Garbage out

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Last year I ran a successful year-long program called Powered by Hope. The intent of the program is to help you follow your creative dreams by powering your spirit with hope! I am glad the program was so well received. This year, in addition to new posts, I will also be sharing a few of […]

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Giveaway: Yogurt Culture

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I hope you are all enjoying all the giveaways and the contests!! Today’s book is possibly one of the most stunning cookbooks I have ever seen. Yes, the recipes are delicious. Yes, they are easy to make. Yes, my family loves the dishes I have made from the book. It meets every single criteria that […]

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Giveaway: Freak Show Without A Tent

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    Today, I am delighted to feature a book by  fellow writer, Nevin Martell –  Freak Show Without a Tent.  I really adore Nevin’s writing and his sense of humor in particular. This book captures it all – travel, food, kids and the craziness of it all!  A good story in the hands of a […]

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Caption This Cartoon!!!

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So you think you can write a funny caption? Come on, now.. you know you can! Today, I am thrilled and pretty much crazed with excitement to be able to share this with you. New Yorker’s super talented cartoonist Liza Donnelly drew a cartoon JUST FOR THIS BLOG!! Now, all you have to do is give her […]

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Giveaway: The Bahn Mi Book

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Dear Reader: Today you have a chance to enter to win my of my most favorite cookbooks and, as a bonus, will receive my new book, A Life of Spice, as well! I have blogged and talked about how much my entire family just loves Andrea Nguyen’s The Banh Mi Handbook: Recipes for Crazy-Delicious Vietnamese Sandwiches  The recipes […]

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Control what you can

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Last year I ran a successful year-long program called Powered by Hope. The intent of the program is to help you follow your creative dreams by powering your spirit with hope! I am glad the program was so well received. This year, in addition to new posts, I will also be sharing a few of […]

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Giveaway: Carla Hall’s exclusive recipes!

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Dear Reader: Today you have a chance to win something very exclusive. I was one of the people who supported Carla Hall’s Kickstarter for her new restaurant! In return for the support, she sent me an autographed copy of her menu and several fabulous recipe cards! Today,  you will have a chance to enter to […]

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Crispy Potato Salad

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I have had a lifelong affair with potatoes. Even as I trudge through diets, trends, new weight-loss schemes, the one ingredient that always stays on my plate is potatoes. It is, I have to admit, my ultimate comfort food (with due respect to eggs which come in a close second). I was so thrilled and […]

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Giveaway: The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook

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Dear Reader: Starting today, I will be giving away copies of my all time favorite books! You will have a chance to enter to win the featured book and, as a bonus, will receive my new book, A Life of Spice, as well! I am delighted to give away a copy of Amy Riolo’s newest […]