Friday Foodie – Kari of Loaves n Dishes


Another Friday, another awesome food blogger!  This time Kari  from Loaves n Dishes!  Kari has lived in the U.S., Canada and even Germany following her hockey-playing husband, currently in Florida, Kari took her love for food everywhere she went, including culinary school! Kari's blog has an eclectic variety of recipes and while she does have desserts she shares a lot of great savory recipes th … [Read more...]

Friday Foodie – Christina of Christina’s Cucina

Food Blogger Christina Conte of Christina's Cucina

I am so pleased to introduce you to Christina Conte of Christina's Cucina.  We recently met on Facebook and have become fast friends! I can't help it! Christina is just so interesting!  She seriously has had many lives.  Italian born in Scotland with a father who kicked ass in the kitchen and seems to have the claim to fame for the best fish and chips in Glasgow.  Lots of time spent in Italy in the … [Read more...]

Friday Foodie – Abeer of Cake Whiz

Food blogger Abeer of Cake Whiz

Abeer of CakeWhiz is a very happy person.  She is going to kill me but I edited out several extra smiley faces and "hee-hee's" as she is so exuberant in her writing she just oozes fun!  She is infectious and who could not love someone who's goal is to make pretty things that taste good for her friends and family.  I am just sad she lives in Chicago and I can't enjoy her happy, pretty, tasty tr … [Read more...]

Friday Foodie – Candi of A Day in Candiland

Food blogger Candi at Cupcake Show

Candi Elm of A Day in Candiland seems to constantly reinvent herself, but one thing is central to every new thing she, or more specifically, dessert!  Former teahouse owner to culinary student and now dessert business owner slash food blogger, no matter what Candi is doing she is having fun! Let’s meet Candi! [1] Have you always been a foodie, or is that something you grew i … [Read more...]

Friday Foodie – Anetta of The Wanderlust Kitchen

Food Blogger Anetta of Wanderlust Kitchen

Today's food blogger, Anetta of The Wanderlust Kitchen is from one of MY favorite food towns...Portland, Oregon.  I have made several trips up there all focused around food and there are future ones on the horizon. Anetta likes to travel (you see why I like her) and returns home from adventures in Southeast Asia and South of the Border (among other places) inspired to create meals from around the … [Read more...]

Friday Foodie – Nazia of Your Sunny Side Up

Food blogger Nazia of Your Sunny Side Up

I love when people see the world through a lens of humor.  Sometimes these don't even realize it, they are so innately funny they just can't help themselves!  I was reading the About Me page of Nazia's Your Sunny Side Up blog and was actually giggling!  First she fooled me, I thought I was going to meet someone who is as obsessed with eggs as I am, turns out she does love eggs, but I can see right … [Read more...]

Interview with Courtney Taira of King’s Hawaiian


I think I have mentioned before that my Mom's side of the family are Portuguese immigrants with family from the Azores Islands. In the San Francisco Bay Area there was (I am not sure how large it is now) a huge Portuguese community and in particular Portuguese Catholic.  Every town had a St. Anthony's Portuguese Catholic Association and a hall. Those halls were magical places where people … [Read more...]

Friday Foodie – Prudy of Butter, Basil and Breadcrumbs

food blogger interview Prudy of Butter, Basil and Breadcrumbs

I love Prudy.  Her blog, Butter, Basil and Breadcrumbs, is full of great stories and humor and passion.  She loves what she does and I dare you not to visit her blog or read this interview and dispute that! She is the type of cook (and food blogger) you want as your next door you can be her tasting buddy!  Her recipes come from the heart, her heart, and at times I curse her because I d … [Read more...]

Friday Foodie – Alyssa of Cooking from a Stay at Home Mom

Food blogger - Alyssa of Cooking from a Stay at Home Mom

Food bloggers come in all shapes and sizes quite a few of them are just really talented home cooks that love to share their recipes and learn from others. It is not always about super glossy photos and fancy ingredients. Alyssa of Cooking from a Stay at Home Mom is part of an ecosystem of stay at home Moms that on a daily basis cook for their families using what is available to them and sharing … [Read more...]

Friday Foodie – Stephie of Stephie Cooks

Food blogger Stephie Cooks

She doesn't like chocolate and she is not sorry! I love that about Stephie Swope of Stephie Cooks!  Chocolate or not Stephie bakes with soul, when I hopped over to her blog to make sure I had all the right links, I swear her Texas roadhouse rolls photos from the post on her home page had me stunned into a food-envy induced silence. There are a lot of really great recipes on Stephie Cooks, … [Read more...]