Food Memories of Hostess: Wonder Bread and Twinkies


It was announced today that Hostess Brands, Inc. has shut down all operations. No more Twinkies, Wonder Bread, Ho Ho's, and Sno Balls. Well, unless there is some change or the brands are purchased and put back on store shelves. Time will tell, that's for sure. I'm someone who is saddened by this closure. Mostly because of the people who will be affected. One plant is located right here locally in Henderson, NV. But I'm also saddened because it's the loss of an iconic brand. Yes, … [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...]

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 – 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...]

New Digital Scrapbooking Kit: Let’s Eat!


Did you know I'm a scrapbooking product designer? Yep! I make digital scrapbooking products. My products can be used in Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and other software to make your own scrapbook pages -- digitally. You can see all of my designs at Happy to Create. A lot of my digital scrapbook products focus on food (big surprise, right?). I make things that help people preserve their food memories -- any food story that someone wants to document for future generations. This is the stuff … [Read more...]

Memories of Mom’s Cooking – Link Party


So many of us have powerful memories of our mom's cooking. Remembering the food our mom cooked or baked transports us back to our childhood and can bring back that love we have felt from our mom. For me, my mom cooking her spaghetti sauce always holds a special memory. My mom's spaghetti sauce is one of the most amazing things she made and I can close my eyes and remember her standing in the kitchen, stirring a big pot of it. It almost always had lots mushrooms (one of my favorites), … [Read more...]

Food Memories: Pineapple Juice


As parents, I think we have our own expectations on the things we want our children to remember as they grow older. I know when we took our two oldest children to Disneyland, we took them at ages 10 and 8 because we wanted them to remember everything from the trip. Every Christmas, I've always tried to make it a holiday they won't forget. And birthday are always about memorable cakes, presents, and outings. But, as usual, kids remind you that it's truly the little things that matter. … [Read more...]