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shrimp pad thai

Shrimp Pad Thai

In Asian, Seafood On February 15, 2013 2 Comments

I want to start today by asking if you had a lovely Valentine’s Day. Followed up by asking how much chocolate or treats you ate. I had none…. Read More »

Cuban Sandwiches

Cuban Sandwiches

In Pork, Sandwiches On February 13, 2013 1 Comment

I think I’m off of my game with holiday posts! I completely missed out on the opportunity to bring you something festive yesterday for Mardi Gras. Did you… Read More »

Triple Layer Carrot Cake

Triple Layer Carrot Cake

In Cake On February 12, 2013 9 Comments

I just want to start out by saying that just because this cake includes a vegetable does not mean that it’s healthy. This really should be called ‘kitchen… Read More »

egg rolls

Lighter Egg Rolls

In Asian, Pork, Seafood On February 11, 2013 1 Comment

Yes, it is seriously Monday already. Did you spend your weekend celebrating the Chinese New Year? I obviously didn’t celebrate but I did manage to whip up some… Read More »

Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato Soup

In Soup On February 8, 2013 11 Comments

Hooray for Friday! I feel like this week has gone on forever. Not to mention we had a ‘casual day’ at work yesterday due to the inclement Wisconsin… Read More »

Chocolate Mousse

Classic Chocolate Mousse

In Chocolate On February 7, 2013 5 Comments

I get a lot of magazines every month. And it’s like Christmas every time a new one shows up. It doesn’t matter what I have to get done,… Read More »

Lean Cuisine

Lean Cuisine: Culinary Collection

In Reviews On February 6, 2013 7 Comments

I’ve mentioned from the start of 2013 that I’m trying to live a healthier lifestyle including cooking and eating healthier. As part of this, I think it’s important… Read More »

Valentine's Day Dinner Date Ideas

Valentine’s Day Sandwich Cookies

In Cookies On February 5, 2013 9 Comments

Happy 200th post today! I can’t believe how much I’ve posted over the past year. My 1 year blogiversary is coming up on February 28th. I’m preparing a… Read More »

Meatloaf Cupcakes

Meatloaf & Mashed Potato Muffins

In Beef, Giveaways On February 4, 2013 78 Comments

Is it seriously Monday already? Those weekends seem to go by way too quickly. I thought that we were going to get through the entire winter in Wisconsin… Read More »

fruit

Recap and Preview

In Update On February 1, 2013 5 Comments

Wow, it has been a huge week on Food n’ Focus! I kicked off this week with the Stonyfield Blends and Blendtec giveaway which will be continuing through… Read More »

strawberry frozen yogurt

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

In Fruit, Treats On January 31, 2013 24 Comments

I bet you’re thinking to yourself, ‘What will she blend today?’ How about frozen yogurt? Yes, frozen yogurt. In a blender. You don’t even need the fancy ice… Read More »

pesto

Pistachio-Cilantro Pesto

In Sauce On January 30, 2013 21 Comments

I’m at it again with my Blendtec! I’ve made pesto before but never like this. A traditional pesto is more Italian than anything but today I’ve got a… Read More »

salsa

Restaurant-Style Salsa

In Sides, Southwest On January 29, 2013 26 Comments

So I bet you thought that I was stopping at the smoothie with my blender….not so. Blendtec claims to be able to blend many things. iPhones, skeletons, Justin… Read More »

Mango Smoothie

Stonyfield Blends & Blendtec

In Fruit, Giveaways, Healthy On January 28, 2013 138 Comments

Today is Monday and for many readers out there, your Monday is about to get more exciting.  I have got one of the most exciting giveaways YET on… Read More »

nachos

BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos

In Pork, Southwest On January 25, 2013 6 Comments

Hooray for Friday! I’ve been out traveling for my full-time job all week so today really feels like Tuesday to me. Thank goodness it is not!  I’m wrapping… Read More »

Game Day Recipes

French Bread Pizza

In Pizza On January 24, 2013 3 Comments

I’ve been trying for a while now to perfect pizza dough. Or more like perfecting the baking process of the pizza.  I just can’t seem to get the… Read More »

Recipe Roundup: St. Patrick's Day Feast

Mini Reubens

In Beef, Sandwiches On January 23, 2013 3 Comments

I really wanted to call these ‘Ruby’s’ but I wasn’t sure if anyone would understand what they were. To be clear, these are miniature Rubens. GREAT for snacking! Making… Read More »

buffalo chicken biscuits

Buffalo Chicken Pockets With Blue Cheese Dip

In Poultry On January 22, 2013 18 Comments

I’ve got another delicious party treat for you today! I’m a HUGE fan of buffalo chicken but don’t like wings. Mostly because I don’t like meat on the… Read More »

chili

Guinness Chili

In Beef, Soup On January 21, 2013 8 Comments

Happy Monday! I’m sure everyone got their fill of football championship games this weekend and you’re now gearing up for the big game in a just a couple… Read More »

pineapple upside down cake

Browned-Butter Pineapple Upside Down Cake

In Bakery On January 17, 2013 1 Comment

So here’s a funny story…My younger brother recently celebrated a birthday.  Growing up, the birthday cake of choice for my entire family was this chocolate cake with a… Read More »

turkey meatballs

Mini Turkey Meatballs & Carmella’s Sauce

In Giveaways, Italian, Pasta, Poultry On January 15, 2013 47 Comments

There’s something about a big bowl of pasta and meatballs with homemade sauce that just makes for a delicious meal. I’m big into homemade sauce, noodles, meatballs…you name… Read More »