James Beard Foundation Taste America

Food for Thought: James Beard Foundation’s Taste America to visit Austin

As I always promise, when I receive exclusive foodie news and event information, I’ll pass it along to you as soon as possible! Today’s press release is certainly one that will get your tummy rumbling. The James Beard Foundation’s cross-country culinary series is traveling to Austin. From November 15 – 17, the series will be featuring cooking demos, a one-of-a-kind benefit dinner, and ‘Smoke Session’ to kick-off the festivities. And you can actually attend! Get all the details below… AUSTIN, TX (September 5, 2018) – The James Beard Foundation’s 2018 Taste America® cross-country culinary series will visit Austin from November 15-17 for a weekend of …

Farm to Feast in Rockwall Texas

Farm to Feast in Rockwall, Texas

I grew up in a big city and always dreamed of living in a quaint town where everyone knew your name. My yearning for such a lifestyle could probably be matched by those small-town kids dreaming of the big city. I continue to hop from one big city to the next, but my urge for a more homey feel hasn’t wavered. That’s why when I hear about a place like Rockwall, Texas, I want to pack up and move immediately. Rockwall holds a bi-annual Farm to Feast community dinner in their downtown center. What?! Yes, it’s like they live in …

Wedding, Romance, Bridal

Entertaining: The Romance of Food

Food often serves as more than just nutrients. It is a glue that bonds love, a shared moment that enhances experiences, and a way to communicate without saying a word. No one knows that better than today’s uber talented group of wedding professionals. They recently put together one of the most stunning photo shoots and placed food as it’s centerpiece. As you feast your eyes on this dreamy event, I’ll let Aleczander from Bwedding Invitations walk you through all the details… Planning a wedding can be a daunting process. From organising the guest list to hunting for the right venue, …

Cane Rosso, Travel, Pizza, Houston Restaurant

Cane Rosso: Traditional Italian with a Texas Flare

As part of our Hungry Wanderlust series, I get to occasionally sample and learn about the fare of different locales. Sometimes it’s on the national scale and sometimes on the international, but today I’m staying local. This one is dedicated to Texas. Cane Rosso is a small group of restaurants committed to bringing authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizza to the Lone Star State. A vision of Jay Jerrier, Cane Rosso was dreamed up after he visited Italy in 1995 for his honeymoon. Jay had an epiphany upon tasting his first true Italian pizza and wanted to replicate that experience in Texas. …

chicken nuggets, tyson, dinner

The Case for Chicken Nuggets

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. We interrupt your regularly scheduled recipe program for an important message. Specially marked Tyson® Chicken products are raised with no antibiotics ever! *Parents around the world squeal in joy!* Yes, if you are the parent of a toddler, like myself, then you know that they are solely fueled on a diet of chicken nuggets and mommy tears. Why won’t they eat anything else?! No joke, there are days that my daughter will literally go without food. She straight up holds …

macon, georgia, travel, brewpub

The Craft Beer & Brewpubs of Macon, Georgia 

Macon, Georgia. Home to the ancient Ocmulgee National Monument, Wesleyan University, and the Allman Brothers. It is a Southern haven for soul food, cherry blossoms, and Native American history. It also is emerging as a hub for craft beer, making the city a go-to travel destination when combined with such a rich culture. I’ll leave the historic sight-seeing tips to the experts… instead, here are my Top 4 craft beer and brewpubs that are must-visits in Macon, Georgia. With the sticky heat subsiding, Fall is the best time to plan a trip to the South. There is personally nothing more …

Jam Cellars, Butter Wine, Wine, Butter Chardonnay, Chardonnay

Butter (Chardonnay) Mom Up!

With Mother’s Day just moments away, it’s time you seriously start brainstorming how you’re going to be spoiling that motherly pillar in your life. I actually had the pleasure of teaming up with JaM Cellars recently to create a “Treat Yo’ Self” day for the mom’s in my life using their Butter Chardonnay. And being a mom myself, I unabashedly joined in on all the festivities. So, if you’re a bit stuck on how to celebrate the upcoming holiday, then follow along with the steps below to recreate my (relatively) easy Mother’s Day celebration. STEP 1: The Wine No Mother’s …

cake, french pastry, pastries, instagram, best food instagram

The Fantastical Paris Chez Sharon

Every week my email box is flooded with questions: How do I make cupcakes without a cupcake pan? Where did you find that tablecloth? Can you send me a piece of that cake you made last week? I try to answer all of these as honestly as I can, but sometimes I simply can’t reply to everyone… and no, I am not going to send you a piece of cake in the mail… plus, I already ate it all. Well, one of the most common questions I receive, is who are my favorite chefs to follow on Instagram. I have …