5 Ways to Add Romance to Dinner and 25 Recipes for Valentine's Day

Romance shouldn’t be hard work for a married couple. When two people know each other well it should be easy to laugh, talk, flirt, hold hands, and gaze into each other’s eyes. And yet, when we’re so busy, it can be difficult to let that easy romance happen. ...more
@phyll I couldn't agree more! Keep it simple and everyone's usually happy. more

BlogHer Food Interviews: Pro Food Photography on the Fly

This particular BlogHer Food '13 interview made me simultaneously hungry and inspired to pick up my camera. So often food bloggers have such amazing photos that I figure they must spend hours upon hours not only cooking but photographing and editing. The panelists of our Pro Food Photography on the Fly shared a few tips about keeping it easy (and real) when I asked them this question: Would you kindly share one of your "On the Fly" photos with us and share how you achieved that look? It might inspire attendees to realize they can achieve great photos relatively easily!...more
Great tips, you guys! I can't wait to panel-up with you in June! more

Stop Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week -- Unless You're Going to Do Something Else

Back when I was teaching in Canada (Linguistics courses at the University of Toronto), there was no Teacher Appreciation Week. I’m not even sure there was a Teacher Appreciation Day. And I find myself wondering if there should be one anywhere.Don't get me wrong. I know from experience that teachers work hard. I know that they are vital to the continuing success of our society and even of our planet. In my opinion, education, and therefore teachers, are key to just about everything.So why don't I think we should have Teacher Appreciation Week? Because I don't think society is truly appreciating teachers the way that we should....more
 @ItsAllRelative Yeah, taht's it. I of course am participating in the teacher appreciation ... more

Stop Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week -- Unless You're Going to Do Something Else

Back when I was teaching in Canada (Linguistics courses at the University of Toronto), there was no Teacher Appreciation Week. I’m not even sure there was a Teacher Appreciation Day. And I find myself wondering if there should be one anywhere.Don't get me wrong. I know from experience that teachers work hard. I know that they are vital to the continuing success of our society and even of our planet. In my opinion, education, and therefore teachers, are key to just about everything.So why don't I think we should have Teacher Appreciation Week? Because I don't think society is truly appreciating teachers the way that we should....more
 @lisanoel03 I agree with you. Sort of. I think that the lack of interest by politicians and ... more

Stop Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week -- Unless You're Going to Do Something Else

Back when I was teaching in Canada (Linguistics courses at the University of Toronto), there was no Teacher Appreciation Week. I’m not even sure there was a Teacher Appreciation Day. And I find myself wondering if there should be one anywhere.Don't get me wrong. I know from experience that teachers work hard. I know that they are vital to the continuing success of our society and even of our planet. In my opinion, education, and therefore teachers, are key to just about everything.So why don't I think we should have Teacher Appreciation Week? Because I don't think society is truly appreciating teachers the way that we should....more
 @Anne @ Frumpfactor Thank you. more

Should Salons Have Child Free Policies?

Have you and your children ever been turned away from somewhere? Not because the kids are being loud and obnoxious. But just because they EXIST. That’s what happened to me today....more
The owner of the salon has posted a thoughtful response on his blog. Worth reading and ... more

Can't Decide What's For Dinner? Try The Side Dish Solution

I’m so embarrassed to admit this to you. How can I possibly have such a huge problem? Me! The person who:keeps a copy of Fine Cooking Magazine in the car to read at red lights;has friends calling to ask if homemade corn dogs should be frozen before or after cooking;comes back from a holiday in Switzerland jabbering non-stop about röschti and raclette only to go completely silent when asked about the mountains.has a freaking food blog, for crying out loud!But honestly, it is me who has this problem: I can never figure out what to make for dinner....more
 @gigabiting I hear you! I call it my "sick of food" phases. Nothing sounds good enough to eat. ... more

Can't Decide What's For Dinner? Try The Side Dish Solution

I’m so embarrassed to admit this to you. How can I possibly have such a huge problem? Me! The person who:keeps a copy of Fine Cooking Magazine in the car to read at red lights;has friends calling to ask if homemade corn dogs should be frozen before or after cooking;comes back from a holiday in Switzerland jabbering non-stop about röschti and raclette only to go completely silent when asked about the mountains.has a freaking food blog, for crying out loud!But honestly, it is me who has this problem: I can never figure out what to make for dinner....more
 @emmycooks Too funny! Yes, I imagine that for vegetarians The Side Dish Solution isn't as ... more

Can't Decide What's For Dinner? Try The Side Dish Solution

I’m so embarrassed to admit this to you. How can I possibly have such a huge problem? Me! The person who:keeps a copy of Fine Cooking Magazine in the car to read at red lights;has friends calling to ask if homemade corn dogs should be frozen before or after cooking;comes back from a holiday in Switzerland jabbering non-stop about röschti and raclette only to go completely silent when asked about the mountains.has a freaking food blog, for crying out loud!But honestly, it is me who has this problem: I can never figure out what to make for dinner....more
Thank you @victorias_view ! It is a delicious and satisfying dish, if i do say so myself :) more

Should Salons Have Child Free Policies?

Have you and your children ever been turned away from somewhere? Not because the kids are being loud and obnoxious. But just because they EXIST. That’s what happened to me today....more
 @KimSanDiego Yeah, that comment put me over the edge. Not only does it imply that I want to get ... more