Jalapeño Artichoke Toasts & a Giveaway with La Terra Fina! {Giveaway Closed}

Today I’m excited to bring you a giveaway that’s perfect for your holiday entertaining! One lucky reader will win a prize pack of two classic dips and one signature egg white quiche from La Terra Fina, a San Francisco based company that offers a full line of all natural (free of artificial flavors and preservatives,) handcrafted dips, quiches and special holiday baked treats.   You may have seen their dips at Costco … Continue reading Jalapeño Artichoke Toasts & a Giveaway with La Terra Fina! {Giveaway Closed}

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Giveaway Winner!

The winner of the  quart (32 oz.) jar of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil –  a $40 value – is  Cyndi H! I’ll be in touch to get your address 🙂 Thanks to everyone who entered the Tropical Traditions giveaway! (I’m so excited that there were over a thousand entries!!) Want to try baking with coconut oil? Here is my recipe for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {with Coconut Oil} I highly recommend … Continue reading Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Giveaway Winner!

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Giveaway! {Giveaway Closed}

I’m a big fan of coconut oil for cooking, baking and using on my skin and hair so I was excited when Tropical Traditions asked me to try their fancy Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.  It’s special because it’s unrefined and made from organic coconuts freshly harvested (within 24-48 hours) from small farms in the Philippines. As soon as it arrived, I scooped out  some of … Continue reading Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Giveaway! {Giveaway Closed}

Cowboy Cooking {Giveaway} {Giveaway Closed}

In 2003 I worked as the cook on my Aunt Abie’s ranch in Pinedale, Wyoming.  Planning and cooking 3 meals a day for about 30 people (without a dishwasher!) taught me so much about cooking and kitchen management. My favorite time of day on the ranch was 6am when I would share the kitchen with Abie and my cousin Sally.   We would watch the … Continue reading Cowboy Cooking {Giveaway} {Giveaway Closed}

Wonderful Cheese Straws {Giveaway} {Giveaway Closed}

My dear cousin Lillian Carson makes the most delicious cheese straws.  Lillian is as charmingly southern as they come and is a true Mississippi lady.  I am lucky to be related to her through my maternal grandmother, Sally Carson.  Have I lost all my readers who grew up north of the Mason-Dixon? -bless your hearts- A cheese straw is a long, thin cheese-flavoured pastry served as … Continue reading Wonderful Cheese Straws {Giveaway} {Giveaway Closed}