Friday Foodie – Anna of ANNAdventure

Food bloggers interview - Anna Bruce of ANNAdventure

If you check out food blogger Anna of ANNAdventure's About Page I feel like she is a way cooler version of me, I even want to steal her giant, awesome "A!" She wants to travel and to eat, take photos and blog about it.  Tell me, what is not to love? Her photography is gorgeous and her recipes look as equally as tempting, I am currently drooling over her dulce de leche french toast with apples … [Read more...]

Friday Foodie – Blogger Donna of Cookistry

Food blogger - Donna Currie of Cookistry

When it comes to food writing, Donna of Currie is prolific! She is a cookbook author and food writer for Serious Eats, Whisk Magazine, and the Left Hand Valley Courier, and food blogger at her own spot, Cookistry.  I definitely would want to be in Donna's kitchen if she does read Part 2! Let’s meet Donna! [1] Have you always been a foodie, or is that something you grew into? Pretty … [Read more...]

Friday Foodie – Carrian of Oh Sweet Basil

Food blogger Carrian of Oh Sweet Basil

A family that cooks together grows together. Food is another expression of love and the Oh Sweet Basil family is full of it (love of course!)!  Food blogger Carrian the mama in this equation is an enthusiastic family dinner icon.  Her other half, health conscious hubby and two adorable little girls carry on the tradition of this evening ritual that has been lost in so many households. As … [Read more...]

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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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...]