Giveaway: $150 Gift Card

I’m gearing up for fall….nesting if you will.  That means I’ve placed some items on my wish list that hopefully will find a place in my kitchen in the near future.  I’m in the market for a new mix master.  The one I have in my kitchen, while great, is 17 years old.  I’m ready for an upgrade and have already earmarked my new appliance over at is my go-to one-stop-shopping online market place for everything from apparel to kitchenware.  It’s intuitive in its design, I love reading all of the customer reviews for their products, and you can’t beat the free shipping and returns.

I’m so excited to be able to offer one lucky ready another $150 gift card to explore the vast online world of

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For the Love of Avocados

avocado pictureThis wonderful illustration by Samantha Dion Baker encapsulates my family’s new found love for avocados.  I just had to share.  I might get this framed and hung on our kitchen wall.

Speaking of Samantha, she’s also the talented illustrator who helped us design our new campaign logo for Bake it Happen™:



If you were a fan of My Judy the Foodie last year then surely you were aware (and hopefully participated  in) our Bananas for Boobies campaign?  Bake it Happen™ is new name for the national breast cancer baking initiative that promises to be even bigger and even better.

So, stay tuned, there’s a lot of baking in store for the month of October…..




Grilled Bell Pepper Salad

grilled bell pepper salad

We’ve just recently fallen in love with peppers– as a family.  Peppers have never been our go-to vegetable but, last week I was inspired by the beautifully-hued peppers at my neighborhood market.  I really have never used peppers in my cooking outside of the Roasted Red Pepper dip I made last year.  While it’s tasty and received thumbs up from my adult taste testers, my kids thought it was just mediocre.

Not sure if you’re aware that peppers, the wonderful vitamin-c packed vegetables, are at peak right now!

Last week’s snack consisted of sliced peppers with some goat cheese and homemade pesto on top–zesty and flavorful with just the right amount of crunch.

The Grilled Bell Pepper Salad is a delicious, yet healthy dish with-tons of flavor! Let me know if you are interested in posting the recipe! I have images upon your request.

Paulding & Company is a full catering kitchen-based in San Francisco  founded by mother-daughter duo Tracy and Terry Paulding.

Baked Apple Chips

apple chips

It’s starting to feel a tiny bit like fall here on the east coast–harbinger of apple picking and pumpkins galore.

I visited an amazing local farmer’s green market around the corner last week and was greeted with a cornucopia of fresh produce–locally grown.  The apples were just too impressive to pass up.  Instead of my normal morning workout, simply carrying two bags of apples was all that I needed to break a sweat.

With all those apples, I was compelled to bake some apple chips.

This recipe is super easy and really only requires one ingredient: apples. We used  Red Delicious apple sand a Gala apples but, really, any variety is fine. The key is to slice the apples as thin as possible. We used our handy OXO Mandolin to get perfectly even slices.

Next, just lay your slices on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. We chose to sprinkle our slices with some cinamon and sugar too before we let them bake in the oven for approximately one hour.

While baking, the sweetest smells of fall will waft throughout your kitchen.

After an hour, just loosen the apples from the paper and cook them for another 2-3 minutes and you’re resdy to enjoy the most delicious apple-based snack.

But, we now have a new (healthy) snack that we can make on a moment’s notice.


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