Category Archives: Tools of the Trade

Love Pumpkin? Then These Waffles Are For You!

  I recently purchased a small Belgian waffle maker, even though Brad and I don’t eat a lot of waffles. But I did have a coupon, and yes, it was on sale. I figure I’ll get good use out of … Continue reading

Posted in Pampered Chef tools, Recipes, Tools of the Trade | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Fat Dad’s Cheese Fondue, Book Blog Tour, and Giveaway!

When asked to participate in the My Fat Dad: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Family, with Recipes blog tour, I jumped at the chance. This book received fantastic reviews, and it also gave me the chance to recreate one of its … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Product Reviews, Tools of the Trade, Vegetables/Vegetarian/Vegan | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Kel’s Asian Inspired Bowtie Pasta Salad

I receive daily recipes from Allrecipes.com, and when this one appeared in my email, I knew I was going to have to give it a try. I’m always looking for new ways to make pasta salad and this one sounded nice … Continue reading

Posted in Pasta, Rice, etc., Recipes, Tools of the Trade | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series Returns to Raleigh July 11 to 24!

I am so excited to announce that The Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series, a single-elimination tournament highlighting the best of the state’s food, agriculture and culinary talent, returns to Raleigh with interactive battles July 11, 12, 14, 18, … Continue reading

Posted in My Favs, Raleigh's Best, Tools of the Trade | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Buffalo Chicken Crack – Oh, I Mean Dip

Buffalo chicken dip absolutely is my favorite hot dip right now and it is truly addictive, trust me. My sweet and beautiful niece, Ashleigh, brought some to a potluck family dinner last year and she gave credit to her Mom … Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers, Meat and Poultry, Recipes, Tools of the Trade | Tagged , | Leave a comment

How Will You Celebrate National Zucchini Day? With These Awesome Fritters, I hope!

  For National Zucchini Day, which is August 8, I decided to make these zucchini and squash fritters that appeared on my Facebook feed (see http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/zucchini-fritters-recipe.html for the original recipe) for 3 main reasons: They looked incredibly delicious. Zucchini is cheap … Continue reading

Posted in Pampered Chef tools, Product Reviews, Tools of the Trade, Vegetables/Vegetarian/Vegan | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kel’s Twice-Baked Potato Casserole, Rockcrok® Style

  This is one of the first recipes I made in my awesome Pampered Chef Rockcrok® casserole**  and it is definitely a keeper! It is so easy to make and the results are absolutely yummy — of course, how can … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes, Tools of the Trade | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment