It’s not a #DisneySide Party until there’s food and drink

#DisneySide - Hot Dogs and Popcorn

When Sean and I throw a party, we always make sure of two things: plenty to eat and plenty to drink. In fact, we usually overdo it because Sean wants to make just one more thing. We end up scrambling in the kitchen and throwing things together. I do my best to make things look pretty […]

Six Things I’ve Learned About Campbell Soup Company


I’ve been working formally with Campbell Soup Company for six months now and the timing couldn’t have been better. The weather turned fall-like and we all put on our boots and sweaters and pulled out our best chili, chowder, and soup recipes (most of which, for me, involved opening a can). Then the weather got […]

Reinventing Valentine’s Day


I have to admit that most of the sentiment I read over the past week would have me think love is dead. Or dead on Valentine’s Day, at least. The excuses ran from “too much commercialization” to “every day should be Valentine’s Day, not just one day to show someone you love them.” While both […]

A Chocolate Love Story


Once upon a time, I visited a conference and tried chocolate unlike any I’ve ever tried before. It was dark chocolate and milk chocolate made with amazing ingredients like BBQ potato chips, beef jerky, peaches, peanut butter, and more. (Not all at the same time, of course). The name was Wild Ophelia and I liked […]

The Evolution of Chicken Noodle Soup

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It’s that time of year. The time when the quaintness of the holidays have passed and the joy of the first snow has come and gone and ONE MORE POLAR VORTEX IS HEADED OUR WAY. It becomes the time when we are simply chilled to the bone and longing, even aching, for the warmth of some Spring […]

Blogmas 2013: Don’t Fence Me In

It’s the last day of Blogmas! That’s right. It’s Day Five of Blogmas, where I bring you the best blog posts of 2013 according to you! If this is your first time here, you’ve got some catching up to do. On Monday, I picked my 20 favorite posts from all of the submissions. On Tuesday, […]

Don’t Forget To Stuff Your Stockings

Peppermint Bark

When growing up, you assume that every household celebrates Christmas in exactly the same way. Even the Jewish ones because as a youngster, I pretty much thought the world was almost exactly like mine. As I got older I learned that everyone has their own traditions, particularly when it comes to celebrating Christmas. Sometimes Santa […]

Preparing For Your Winter Feast

Campbell's soups

I bet when I say things like “preparing” and “winter feast” you automatically think of a big, festive meal. You probably conjure up thoughts of the women heading down to the root cellar to gather up vegetables for a heart stew while the men head out to find a beast suitable to feed the castle. […]

Comforts of Home Giveaway: Trade Up Your Nostalgia for Luxury

Fall Giveaway

It’s amazing to me how many gadgets we have nowadays. I think back to when I was growing up and we lived pretty simply. There was a TV that required you to get up and move across the room to actually change the channel. There were telephones that required holding a heavy handset and actually […]

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?


It’s that time of year again. It’s Thanksgiving which means one of several things for you. You are either looking forward to hosting a big Thanksgiving dinner at your house or you’re very much looking forward to eating it at someone else’s house. I realize that doesn’t cover all of you. Some will begrudgingly cook at your […]

The Hunger Games: Catching Chocolate

Fadra and Chocolate

If you think the title of this post is a misprint, you’re wrong. You see, for me, the REAL hunger games are about food. When I’m hungry and I want something to satisfy that hunger, lamb stew just doesn’t cut it. So in honor of a certain big movie that happened to come out this […]