Adopting a Blogger

Meet Anne, who writes about her love of food at http://annacotta.wordpress.com. Anne started blogging after her senior year in high school and says she’s “glad it stuck.” She spent a gap semester in Indonesia and fell in love with the food, and is now a college student spending this summer in a restaurant kitchen learning… 

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Drop In & Decorate

In December 2008 our family hosted our first Drop In & Decorate event in our home. We opened our house up to friends and neighbors, anyone who wanted to drop by and make one cookie or several cookies to donate to families in need during the holiday season. Our local moms group helped 17 families… 

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Memories of BlogHer Food 2009

Before I go any further, I need to confess something. I was really bad last weekend. I schlepped my camera all the way across the continent to the BlogHer Food Conference. Then I didn’t take a single picture. Nada. There’s just something about actually having time for stimulating conversation with fascinating people that makes me… 

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Houzz.com Interview

I promise I did not plan this. CafeMom approached me about an interview early in August and then right about the time that article was supposed to be released, my friend Jill Asher asked me about doing an interview for Houzz.com to kick off a series they are doing on food bloggers’ kitchens. I must… 

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Welcome to Our Kitchen

CafeMom posted an article today about me and our kitchen, complete with photos of course. I can’t believe how much work it took to get the kitchen ready for this piece! It’s summer and the boys are home (but school starts next week!) and the house has that “really lived in” look most days. Welcome… 

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Taking Chances

Being a Type A planner, I tend to map out what I want to do and how I want to get there, taking fairly predictable steps along the way to my goal. When I decided to leave my K-12 teaching career and transition to instructional design and information technology, I set a plan for myself… 

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Grow Your Own #31

Our summer garden is off and running with zucchini blossoming, beans growing, tomatoes hanging on the vines, peppers sprouting, little eggplants budding, herbs getting taller, as well as bunnies, squirrels, and chipmunks trying trying to eat it all before we do. While we only have herbs to cook with so far, the rest of it… 

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2008 Food Blog Awards, Go and Vote!

I have some very happy news to share. Today the Well Fed Network announced the finalists in the annual Food Blog Awards, and Andrea’s Recipes made the finals in the Family/Kids category! I’m surprised, delighted, and honored to be nominated by Karina (one of my blogging heroes) and selected by the judges panel. Congratulations to… 

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