Neapolitan-Style Pizza Dough Recipe and Some Exciting News


I’ve been participating in, and hosting, snail mail exchanges online since 2001. Last December, we had the Secret Santa Foodie, where everybody got together to spread some holiday cheer. I ‘met’ a lot of new people, including Adrienne Mitra, who owns a travel agency with her husband. What’s so interesting is that they offer fully-customized […]

Help for Haiti

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard of what’s happening to Haiti. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck their capital and have killed tens of thousands of people. From the photos, the city is basically in shambles. People are fighting to even get some water. We’re all about good food and living a good life, but […]

Secret Santa Reveal

A day late and a few gifts short, I heard! Hehe. ;-) All in jest, dears. I’ve just received a gift shipped from the US before December 15. So, to my fellow Canadian participants, if you haven’t received your gifts, it just might be the postal system. So are you ready to find out who’s […]

Dude, We Have a Winner!

Fall Giveaway Winner

Did YOU win the Gourmet Fall Cheese Tasting Party Giveaway? Here is the list of the qualified entries: 1    Maria 2    The Food Hunger 3    Ashley 4    Nikki 5    The Duo Dishes 6    Carole Resnick 7    Kristen J 8    Amy I. 9    Deeba 10    Sunita 11    Laura 12    Wendy 13    NOelle 14    NOelle 15    Victoria […]

Asian Ginger Garlic Steak

Even before the show, “Chopped“, was conceived in the offices of the Food Network, millions of us all over the world were already facing and battling own versions of the show–right in our own kitchens–you, me, and all the other home cooks in the world. Unless you’re a complete meal planner, making each homemade meal […]

I Have an Adoptee!


Meet Scott of BRB…Eating, he’s my “adoptee” for the 3rd round of the Adopt A Blogger program organized by the fabulous, soon-to-be-mom-of-4th-baby Kristen of Dine and Dish. [Thanks, Kristen!] I discovered Adopt A Blogger last year when they announced the matches, and it was too late for me to join to be adopted. A year […]

Happy Easter! Plus A PJ Party invite!

Practical Mommy (Ria) and Zen Mommy (Suzanne) will be on for their first ever

Pajama Party LIVE on Tuesday, April 14 from 6-9pm CST

to raise money for the cause. Join the party in your PJ’s from home for giggles, live music, and of course, Practical and Inspired Tips… and more.

We’ll be:

* whipping up some goodies in the kitchen with the help of Joy (@gourmeted),
* listening to live music from Ann Hirschfeld of String Buzz,
* connecting with entrepreneurial experts like @GuyKawasaki and @pajamaspr on starting and running your own business and leveraging social media to do it!