Super Bowl Jambalaya #CreateAStir

I am thrilled to be a StirMaker for the #CreateAStir campaign sponsored by Della Rice. To be properly armed and ready to make a tasty Stir, I  received an Aroma rice cooker for hassle-free cooking ( you have an opportunity to win your own rice cooker)  and many flavors of Della Rice. So, what’s a Stir? A Stir is a dinner creation (think about your favorite rice bowl). The canvas (or bottom of the bowl) consists of delicious Della rice, and the toppings can include a variety of proteins, vegetables, and sauces. You pick. You decide. … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Soup: Twice Baked Potato/Three Potato

    It’s Seriously Soup day today, featuring one of my favorite bloggers, Serena, who authors a blog called Seriously Soupy.  Serena started Seriously Soupy as a creative outlet for herself after her first daughter was born, which combined her passion for cooking with an interest in learning more about soups and soup making.  Since it started, she has given soup tours and taught soup classes and has a catalog of over 100 soups on the site!  You can join Serena on her Soupy journey at and twice a month you … [Read more...]

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Super Bowl is almost here. My hometown team, the Baltimore Ravens, are playing! I haven’t been this excited (or even cared) since 2001, when the Ravens last played in the Super Bowl.  Actually, this might even be the first time I'll focus on the football being played rather than just tasting the assortment of food being served.  But, that doesn’t mean I’m not going to offer a bunch of tasty foods to supplement the game.  Last week I entered a Super Bowl Snack off challenge and made some Slow Cooked Pulled BBQ Chicken.  Yesterday I sampled … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Challenge: Slow Cooked Pulled BBQ Chicken

Hosting a Super Bowl viewing party should be easy. They’re unpretentious, casual parties where you can serve a bevy of not so healthy appetizers--from Buffalo wings to cheese balls--relatively guilt-free. This party isn’t about cooking up the latest culinary trends on your best china. Rather, it’s a night overflowing with plain and simple portable dishes since it’s assumed that the television (not the food) is the focal point of the evening. I was thrilled when asked to take part in a Super Bowl Slow Cooker challenge sponsored by … [Read more...]