Greek Pasta Salad |

Greek Pasta Salad

In Mediterranean, Pasta, Salad On July 15, 2013 5 Comments

One of the many things that I love about summer is pasta salad. I love how there are endless possibilities of what you can do with this picnic… Read More »

IArtichoke and Goat Cheese Dip |

Artichoke and Goat Cheese Dip

In Giveaways, Sides On July 12, 2013 25 Comments

Here’s my guilty pleasure: artichoke dip. Warm. Cold. On crackers. On bread. No matter how you serve it up, I can eat it by the spoonful.  It’s usually… Read More »

Grill Marinades

Grilling & Marinades

In Grilling On July 11, 2013 1 Comment

I’m very excited to be teaming up with Litehouse Foods on their new blog, “Good Eats and Healthy Living“.  Moving forward, you will start seeing some of my… Read More »

Baking Soda vs. Baking Powder

Baking Soda vs. Baking Powder

In Ask Food n' Focus On July 9, 2013 1 Comment

Today I’m featuring my first installment of Ask Food n’ Focus. This is a new feature that I launched a couple of weeks ago where I am answering… Read More »

Vegetarian Hummus Wrap |

Vegetarian Hummus Wrap

In Giveaways, Healthy, Vegetables On July 8, 2013 27 Comments

Today starts week #2 of my healthy eating and calorie counting diet. I’ve got 7 weeks left until I leave for Italy and would like to lose a… Read More »

Tuscan Lemon Muffins |

Tuscan Lemon Muffins

In Bakery On July 3, 2013 4 Comments

When life gives you lemons I suggest you make these Tuscan Lemon Muffins. My favorite pastries typically involve lemon. I enjoy the light and refreshing flavor that is… Read More »

Stonyfield Organics

A Visit To Stonyfield & The Dirty Dozen

In Travels, Update On July 2, 2013 1 Comment

Many of you probably are aware of my partnership with Stonyfield and my obsession with their yogurt. I recently had the opportunity to pay a visit to them in… Read More »

Pear & Arugula Grilled Pizza via @foodnfocus

Pear & Arugula Grilled Pizza

In Pizza On July 1, 2013 4 Comments

Monday, seriously? I don’t even know where the weekends go anymore. I spent the weekend grilling. Literally grilling yesterday for 9 hours.  We tried our hand at smoking… Read More »

Brat Burger Sliders & German Potato Salad via @foodnfocus

Brat Burger Sliders, German Potato Salad

In Burgers, Giveaways, Pork On June 28, 2013 38 Comments

Show of hands, how many of you are the ‘bread winner’ in your household? Alright, hands down. I think that a better question is how many of you… Read More »

Chicken Gyro Salad via @foodnfocus

Chicken Gyro Salad

In Mediterranean, Salad On June 26, 2013 4 Comments

Many of you might be surprised to know that I’m weird about food. Textures weird me out. If something looks strange I won’t eat it. If something is… Read More »

Asian Cold Noodle Salad via @foodnfocus

Asian Cold Noodle Salad

In Asian, Giveaways, Pasta, Salad On June 24, 2013 16 Comments

It’s another lovely day in the neighborhood and while you’re reading this, I’m mid-air on a flight to Boston.  While I’m traveling for my full-time job I greatly… Read More »

Southwest Egg Rolls via @foodnfocus

Southwest Egg Rolls

In Sides, Southwest, Vegetables On June 21, 2013 14 Comments

There really is no denying my love for 2 things: 1) Mexican flavors and 2) cheese. Today, I bring you both.  I’ve been looking for new and interesting… Read More »


Ask Food n’ Focus

In Update On June 19, 2013 8 Comments

Today I am launching a new feature on Food n’ Focus called….Ask Food n’ Focus. This will become a weekly feature on the blog and feature your questions… Read More »

Mini Tomato-Parmesan Tarts via @foodnfocus

Mini Tomato-Parmesan Tarts

In Sides, Vegetables On June 18, 2013 3 Comments

Why hello. Happy Tuesday to you. I’m very excited because tomorrow night I have been invited to a foodie event with local bloggers. The theme is indulgent makeovers. … Read More »

Recipe Roundup: Mother's Day Brunch

Buttermilk Waffles with Roasted Pecan and Banana Syrup

In Brunch, Fruit On June 17, 2013 22 Comments

Well happy Monday! I’ve been away a bit over the last week but I’m back at it in full force this week. I even have a giveaway for… Read More »

Strawberry Faux-jito via @foodnfocus

Strawberry Faux-jito

In Drinks On June 13, 2013 2 Comments

The temperatures are finally heating up! I’m so excited that the weekend forecast includes some sun because I sure plan to enjoy it. Father’s Day is on Sunday… Read More »

Lemon Pie Pops via @foodnfocus

Quick Lemon Pie Pops

In Bakery On June 12, 2013 1 Comment

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When life gives you a tiny jar of lemon curd, you make pie (pops). I’ve had an obsession lately with… Read More »

Banana Muffins with Mascarpone Cream Frosting via @foodnfocus

Banana Muffins with Mascarpone Cream Frosting

In Bakery, Giveaways On June 7, 2013 24 Comments

It’s Friday and I have treats for you. I’ve also got another giveaway. But before we get to that I wanted to quickly talk about my love for… Read More »

Chicken Parmesan Meatball Subs via @foodnfocus

Chicken Parmesan Meatball Subs

In Italian, Poultry, Sandwiches On June 6, 2013 1 Comment

I’m going to guess that most of my readers are constantly on the run much like myself.  I was just thinking about how much I enjoy my weekends… Read More »

Peach Raspberry Lemonade Spritzer via @foodnfocus

Peach Raspberry Lemonade Spritzer

In Drinks On June 4, 2013 8 Comments

I know that I have readers from all over the nation so I’m sure many people can sympathize with my disgust over the weather we’ve been having. Whether… Read More »

Cheesy Mexican Rice via @foodnfocus

Cheesy Mexican Rice

In Southwest On June 3, 2013 14 Comments

I do apologize for my absence last week but I spent all weekend developing some delicious recipes to present you with this week.  Today’s post includes a quick… Read More »