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Ashley Pierson is the Food and Nutrition Editor for Miss A. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition from Michigan State University, and is following her passion for food after leaving the pharmaceutical industry where she worked as a sales representative for nearly a decade. Ashley loves locally grown food and has great fun coming up with new recipes using these local treasures as the foundation. She lives in Traverse City, MI, voted by Midwest Living magazine as a top 5 foodie town. Ashley lives with her husband, son and daughter near the shores of Lake Michigan.

Higher Grounds Trading Company’s Coffees For Change

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Photo Credit: Higher Grounds

What started out as a year long stint working in Mexico’s coffee region, was the genesis of a coffee company like no other. When the year of work came to an end, these Michigan residents wondered what was next. As they consulted with their farmer friends, it was a […]

Thirty-One Gifts Introduces Thermal Tote To Benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities

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Photo Credit: Thirty-One Gifts

Thirty-One Gifts, a company that brings style to organizing, has accomplished a lot over the past 10 years. With a goal to help women establish their own business, this company has grown to be much more. Thirty-One has announced an exciting national partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) […]

Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook Off Competition For Charity

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Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri (Photo Credit: The Food Network)

Love watching celebrities compete? Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook Off returns for Season 3 with all-new celebrities and challenges. Tune into the Food Network on Monday, Jan. 6 at 9pm/8c. Mentors Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri will coach two teams comprised of stars, […]

Gobble Gobble Give This Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is the one time of year we pause and count our blessings. Family and friends gather to share a bountiful meal to reflect over the past year’s delights. Unfortunately, this is not the case for many Americans. From this need, an idea was generated to make a difference. Gobble Gobble Give started ten […]

Charitable And Stylish Culinary Holiday Gifts 2013

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With the holidays just around the corner, these gift ideas are sure to inspire. Beautiful, delicious and practical, any item purchased below also gives back. What celebrates the holidays more than embodying the spirit of giving!

The Women’s Bean Project started in 1989. This project has been helping women who are unemployed or living […]

Golden Corral To Host 2013 Military Appreciation Monday Thank You Dinner

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This November 11th, Golden Corral will celebrate our military with ‘thank you’ dinner from 4pm-9pm nationwide. Veterans and active duty military can visit a Golden Corral for a free dinner buffet and beverage. What a wonderful evening filled with great food, and a connection to old and new friends alike. Last years event brought […]

Join World Food Day To End World Hunger

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Let World Food Day inspire you to be a part of the solution to ending world

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hunger. The first World Food Day started on October 16, 1981. It was established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). This day offers the opportunity for collaborative […]

Ann Romney To Donate 100% Of Proceeds From New Cookbook To Brigham And Women’s Hospital In Boston

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Ann Romney, wife to politician Mitt Romney, mother of five grown sons and now a best-selling author. Ann’s new book, The Romney Family Table is a collection of recipes, stories and beautiful family pictures. They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, and Ann does a glorious job of giving a glimpse […]

Pure Madness Chocolate Partners With National Breast Cancer Foundation


As the month of October turns pink, it will also be delicious. Starting today and continuing through the month of October, Pure Madness Chocolate will donate $1 from their truffle collection to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Have your truffle and eat it too, all for a wonderful cause.

The National […]

Crustless Quinoa and Spinach Quiche Recipe

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This recipe is a farmer’s market goldmine of fresh ingredients. Simple, delicious and quite elegant. This crustless quiche highlights quinoa, farm fresh eggs, spinach and onions. If you are new to quinoa this is the dish that will win you over. Also a delicious vegetarian option. Add in pancetta for a flavorful addition. Take […]

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