September 2, 2014

What’s Your Thanksgiving Menu?

Nov16

As I shared my Easy Pumpkin Bar Recipe yesterday, decades of memories eating them came flooding back. It’s amazing to me how a special recipe will do that, isn’t it? Not so much that the food is award winning, but […]

Tasty Tuesday Parade of Food – Inspire US!

Nov9

I can not believe we’re in the second week of November already. Whew…all our holiday cooking is right around the corner, and I can’t wait to peek and see what you’ve all been up to this week. I am in […]

What New Foods Have You Tried Lately? (Tasty Tuesday)

Oct26
marinated portabella mushrooms

Cook it up, Fry it up, Bake it up, Dice it up, Mash it up…(chanted in a cheerleading tone)… day in, day out..does it ever stop? Seriously, just when I have created a masterpiece for dinner, the family gobbles it […]

Tasty Tuesday: I Would Love to Know…

Sep28

As I set long term goals for my writing, I would love to know some of your interests in the realm of “food stuff.” (How’s that for professional terminology?) For instance, if you could read a few food subjects over […]

Another Side of Food…

Sep20
food photography colored dishes

As part of writing for Unilever’s Family Dish website, I spent time in their test Kitchen this week cooking and learning. It opened my eyes to completely different aspects of food from a company standpoint. I heard the heart and […]

Tasty Tuesday Parade of Food

Sep14
Hilton HEad food

There’s just something about spending a weekend not having to cook, combined with the fellowship of dynamic women, that makes me really, really happy. (thanks to Emily and her fantastic photographic skills) I admit, every once in awhile having other […]

Deciding On a Set of Cookware to Purchase

Sep7

There are many things I am, but one thing I am not is an impulse buyer, especially when it means making decisions about things I deem “investment” type purchases. For two months now, I have been researching cookware. I know, […]

What Do You Do With All Your Fruit?

Aug24
fruit collage

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…well, maybe not. With our unseasonably high humidity and temps in the 90′s, the thought of needing a sweatshirt with a pair of shorts during some crisp autumn air days, nearly makes me […]

Tasty Tuesday Parade of Foods

Aug16

This is a very atypical week around Balancing Beauty and Bedlam because it’s my Huge Back to School Giveaway Bash.  So, the highlight of this post is solely going to be YOU (and your amazing recipes)!!! I’ve been cooking up […]

What Would You Pick to Stockpile?

Aug10

As I wrote my Stockpiling Groceries 101 post yesterday, I shared how there are numerous items that I stock up on throughout the year. I’ve been thinking a lot about the many benefits of stockpiling and preparedness, besides the obvious […]

What is the Weirdest Food You’ve Ever Eaten?

Aug2
iguanas eating

By the time I got married, I had traveled to over twenty five different countries; half of those trips being third world type of experiences. Ah, the years of being an adventurous world traveler with story after story to share […]

Juicing for the Average Person

Jul27
carrot juice

My knowledge of all things healthy eating are vast. My execution of preparing and eating all those things healthy is often limited. Our family joke to this day is that we grew up eating “sticks, twigs and roots.” If it […]

How is Your Garden Growing?

Jul20
brocolli in garden

One of my goals this year is to be a bit more self sustaining. I love the concept of it, but somehow the reality of it isn’t syncing up with my dream of “Little House on the Prairie” living. For […]

What Would You Feed a Large Group?

Jul12
feeding large groups

Twenty wonderful people are spread out all over our home right now. We are hosting my husband’s side of the family for a rather spontaneous family reunion. Within two weeks, decisions were made by families from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Colorado  […]

Magic Bullet Snack Recipe Ideas

Jul6

Ideas from my Magic Bullet Recipes Contest scaled over 130 strong, and I invite you to read through the comments if you need some great snack ideas this summer. There were some of you who added quite a few recipe […]