MasterChef Season 9 Cheat Sheet
Jul25

MasterChef Season 9 Cheat Sheet

Season 9 of MasterChef U.S. brings together a group of talented and passionate cooks. Congrats! to the producers for including fun challenges that keep us on the edge of our seats. As always, it’s been a blast live tweeting with Twitter food TV friends including @JeffHarris7 @Laneca321 @Jackster_93.  Let’s get ready for an all-new #MasterChef ! @MASTERCHEFonFOX @DivaFoodies @jackster_93 @LaNeca321 @cateskitchenfit @SheikCooks...

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Adriana Coppola, Owner, Alta Cucina Italia : A Foodpreneur Interview
Jul10

Adriana Coppola, Owner, Alta Cucina Italia : A Foodpreneur Interview

Adding vinegar to savory foods is not unusual but adding vinegar to sweet foods including ice cream was a new culinary adventure for me! I enjoyed Alta Cucina Italia balamic vinegars several years before I had the pleasure of meeting its founder Adriana Coppola. This spring, at Flavor of Georgia, I finally saw the charming woman who created the lemon balsamic vinegar and fig balsamic vinegar that I have indeed used to topped dishes of...

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2018 Taste of Conyers ~Impressions From A Judge
Jun05

2018 Taste of Conyers ~Impressions From A Judge

Last month I was excited to draw a line through an item on my Food Bucket List when I was honored to be an official judge at Taste of Conyers. This food festival celebrates the diverse, local restaurants and food entrepreneurs from this charming, small city in Georgia.  This is a sponsored post in partnership with the City of Conyers. All of the tasting were complementary, however opinions are those of the author. It was a perfect...

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Road Trip To Conyers, GA
May15

Road Trip To Conyers, GA

Recently I took a little, road trip to Conyers, GA to meet up with a few friends from the Atlanta Food & LifeStyle Bloggers’ Society (I’m honored to be the current president of this group.). The Conyers Convention and Visitors’ Bureau had kindly offered to host the AFLBS to a red carpet guided tour of this charming small city south east of Atlanta. Did you know small towns and small cities are popular...

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John Wright, Owner, Bee Wild : A Foodpreneur Interview
May03

John Wright, Owner, Bee Wild : A Foodpreneur Interview

Recently I spent a beautiful spring afternoon at the Duluth Arts Festival. Among the art booths I spotted a a cool dude  selling honey. I made a bee line (ouch sorry!) to talk to the owner, John Wright. John graciously offered tastes of of his products and told me a little about the history of Bee Wild. The honey is from a 3rd generation Georgia family farm ~ love that one! The honey was divialicious (!) and John agreed to an...

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Interview with Briana Carson, Owner Crave Pie Studio : A Foodpreneur Interview
Apr13

Interview with Briana Carson, Owner Crave Pie Studio : A Foodpreneur Interview

Did your mom bake pies when you were little? My mom baked cupcakes and cakes and cookies but never pies. Perhaps that’s why the very thought of making a pie crust from scratch is intimidating and a mystery to me. When Briana Carson invited the Atlanta Food & Lifestyle Bloggers’ Society (I’m a member and current president) to a special, members only pie baking and pie tasting event at her shop, Crave Pie Studio I...

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