Kool-Aid Memories + Rainbow Kool-Aid Cake

Rainbow Kool-Aid Cake

I’m happy to be sharing this Kool-Aid Memories + Rainbow Kool-Aid Cake as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias. All opinions are 100% my own. Like many people, I have quite a few Kool-Aid memories. Growing up, we hardly ever had soda and we mostly drank water with meals. Sometimes we had juice or milk. But Kool-Aid was one of those things that we did have on a fairly regular basis. My dad used to collect the "points" on the envelopes, which could be saved up to redeem for Kool-Aid … [Read more...]

Cake Decorating with Duff Goldman

Cake Decorating Class with Duff Goldman of Charm City Cakes

One of the many highlights of attending the Mixed Conference (my very first food blogging conference...yeeaaah) was our cake decorating class with Duff Goldman, cake decorator extraordinaire and owner of Charm City Cakes. Most people probably know him from the show "Ace of Cakes", which can be found in reruns on Food Network. When we arrived to the class, we all paired up and sat at a tables, which were already geared up with a cake all ready for decorating and lots of Duff cake decorating … [Read more...]

Food Memories Monday: Popcorn Balls, Pumpkin Seeds, Peanut Brittle

Food Memories Monday: Picks for the week of October 29, 2012

With Halloween just two days away, I'm sharing three blog posts this week for Food Memories Monday that not only capture food memories that I enjoyed reading, but they are also Halloween themed and I think you are gonna love them. As with every Food Memories Monday, I pick posts based only on the food memory or story they share. While I love beautiful food photography and amazing recipes, I don't pick a post based on those things (they very well may have those things, but that's not criteria … [Read more...]

Food Memories Monday: Chicken a la King, Pork ‘n Beans, Pierogies

Food Memories Monday #FoodMemories

Every week, I select 3 blog posts that I have found that share a food memory that I enjoy. Here are my Food Memories Monday picks for the week of 10/22/12. Note: If you click on the image, you can go directly and re-pin it to your Pinterest board or click on the recipe title and you can visit the webpage and leave these bloggers a comment. … [Read more...]

Wine Anchors Great Memories: A Night with Mirassou Winery

Mirassou Wine Tasting and Dinner

"Wine anchors great memories" - David Mirassou Is it possible to love a wine brand even before your first sip? In the case of Mirassou Winery, I believe it's so. This month, I was all set to attend my second blogging conference, Bloggy Boot Camp. I knew one of the sponsors was Mirassou Winery, but what I didn't know is that they were having a private wine tasting and dinner for some of the Bloggy Boot Camp attendees. It wasn't until I received my invitation that I learned of the special … [Read more...]

Food Memories Monday: Kapusta, Fried Calamari, Chili Rellenos

Food Memories Monday

Happy Monday! It's Food Memories Monday again and here are my picks for the week of 10/08/12. Every week I select 3 blog posts that I have found that share a food memory that I enjoy -- sometimes it's stories that make me cry, sometimes they make me laugh...sometimes they make me think.  Either way, I liked them and thought they would be a perfect fit for Food Memories Monday. Note: if you click on the image, you can go directly and pin it to your Pinterest board or click on the title and you … [Read more...]

Food Memories Monday: Grape Jelly, Chicken Spaghetti, Apple Pear Kuchen

Food Memories Monday - Week of October 2, 2012

Here are my picks for Food Memories Monday for the week of 10/01/12. They were selected based on the food memory they share (not the photography or even the recipe) because their food story touched me, made me laugh, made me think, or just because I thought it was cool. If you have a post on your own blog that shares a food memory, you can link it up in the linky at the bottom of this post. All I ask is that you either add my Home Cooking Memories button graphic to your post or a simple text … [Read more...]

Food Memories Monday – Week of 9/24/12

Food Memories Monday Week of Sept 24, 2012

Welcome to Food Memories Monday! Each Monday I share a few blog blog posts I have enjoyed because of the food story they tell.  I don't judge the photography, or even the recipe itself, but if the story touches me, makes me laugh, or makes me think, I consider featuring it here. One of the fun parts of Food Memories Monday is that I host a link up at the end of this post where you can share your own blog posts that share a special food memory. If you link up all I ask is that you either add … [Read more...]

Food Memories Monday Link Party

Food Memories Monday - week of Sept 24, 2012

I am beyond excited to kick-off  FOOD MEMORIES MONDAY! I love food memories. And one of the greatest things to me about food blogs, is stumbling onto a great story or a touching memory that has a connection to food. Almost all of us have them. It might be a story about something special our grandmother cooked. Or it could be a restaurant your Dad always took you to. And if you don't think you have any food memories, know that you are creating them right now. If you cook, or eat, then right … [Read more...]