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The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap

I am so excited to announce the 1st Annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, hosted by myself and Julie of The Little Kitchen. The premise is this: sign up. Receive the addresses of three other food bloggers. Send each of them one dozen delicious homemade cookies. Receive three different boxes of scrumptious cookies from other...

Watermelon Jelly

You might be wondering what happened to the rest of our watermelon surplus. You know, the 1 1/2 watermelons that were left after we made popsicles. Let’s just say they are now jarred and jiggly versions of their former selves. Maybe it’s the fact that I missed the majority of the canning season this year....

Banana Split Cheesecake (and a GIVEAWAY!)

I’m in love with the Loveless Cafe. You might assume that this lust would be for their fried chicken or their world-famous biscuits, in which case I’d assume that you forgot to try their desserts. And by forgot I mean you probably stuffed yourself so full of chicken and biscuits that you can’t even begin...

Margherita Tart

There’s something to be said about a cookbook that has me salivating over the savory section. Such is the case with Tart Love. Flipping through the pages, gazing at all the stunning images, I found myself wanting to dog ear just about every one of them (however, one does not “dog ear” such a gorgeous...

Swag Bag Winners

A huge congrats to Erin and Yudith, the winners of the two Food Blog Forum swag bags. You two are lucky ladies, indeed! I think food photography/styling was by far the most requested topic. It’s one of those things that you can never learn too much about. For those of you who didn’t win… Leah...

Damson Plum Jam

Why hello, there, adorable little plums! I almost mistook you for grapes. I’m sure glad I didn’t, because you are as delicious as you are precious. Yes you are! New to me, I’d never heard of a Damson plum before. But luckily I didn’t pass them by when I saw the basket at the farmers...