McCormick Spicing It Up and Giving Back Too

Photo Credit: McCormick Spice

Photo Credit: McCormick Spice

McCormick is the trusted company to whom we rely upon for our culinary traditions. They have been adding spice to our lives for 125 years. This spice company has been doing more than just making food taste scrumptious, they have been giving back too. When the company began, founder […]

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

Photo Credit: Women's Bean Project

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 […]

Bizcochitos Recipe For Mother’s Day

Bizconchitos cookies, Cinco de Mayo

Does your state have an official state cookie? As someone whose first word was cookie, according to my mom, I think my state should have one.

The bizcochito, also spelled biscochito, is New Mexico’s official state cookie and is a traditional favorite there for celebrations. This cookie isn’t well-known outside of New Mexico, it’s […]

Mint & Rosemary Rack of Lamb with Red Wine Sauce Recipe By Chef Chris Brugler

Phot Credit: Chris Brugler

Mothers are special. Let this Mother’s Day be extraordinary with a few tips from an expert chef. Ask Miss A’s spotlight chef is Chris Brugler. Originally from Philadelphia, Brugler has evolved his love of food into an esteemed business, which is now one of Los Angeles’ premier catering companies, Chris Brugler Catering. Brugler began […]

Queso Fundido And Rosted Poblano Vinaigrette For Cinco De Mayo

Get Ready To Dig In To Queso Fundido With Roasted Poblano Vinaigrette (Photo Credit: Sandy Axelrod)

Get Ready To Dig In To Queso Fundido With Roasted Poblano Vinaigrette (Photo Credit: Sandy Axelrod)

Cinco de Mayo actually marks the defeat of the French at the battle of Puebla by Mexican forces on May 5, 1863 during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). This is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, but in […]

Brown Sugar And Honey Easter Ham Recipe

Photo Credit: Food Network

My family’s tradition has always been to eat ham on Easter Sundays. My grandma would bake a delicious glazed ham and we would enjoy a fabulous feast. Somewhere along the line, we decided to buy a ham ready to enjoy. When I came across a recipe for a simple glaze, I knew it was […]

Hot Cross Bun Recipe

spiced sweet yeasted hot cross buns with currants, dates

I was thrown into the world of baking breads in culinary school and it was instant love. I sunk myself into the meditation of kneading dough, lulled by the rhythmic motion of my bench scraper moving across the worn, wooden workspace. I watched the magic of yeast billow the dough into large soft bubbles, […]

Easter Dessert Idea: Greek Yogurt Pound Cake Recipe

(Photo Credit: Linda Yao)

Pound cake is very much an Easter meal staple. The golden vanilla color and smooth, fluffy texture render this the perfect spring dessert. Although pound cake is known for its dense texture, you don’t need to drench your batter with butter and cream in order to create that unique characteristic of the Easter dessert.


Throw A Fun & Easy Skinny Margarita Day Party

Pomegranate Margarita ( Photo Credit: Coyne PR)

Margarita Party Decor (Photo Credit: Pottery Barn)

Did you know today is National Margarita Day? Well it’s really a holiday, and it wouldn’t be a holiday without a party. Skinnygirl® Cocktails offers a stress-free and guilt-free way to throw a Margarita Day party at home. We tried a the recipes bellows and it […]

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