Grilled Tomato and Brie Sandwich

In Grilling, Healthy, Sandwiches On September 6, 2012 2 Comments

I’m picky when it comes to cheeses. Anything too smelly or too sharp I stay away from. But you put a grilled cheese sandwich in front of me… Read More »

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Mexican Skillet Casserole

In Beef, Healthy, Southwest On September 5, 2012 0 Comments

For many of my regular followers, you know how much I love Taco Tuesday. For my new followers, FYI that I love to prepare a taco dish on… Read More »


Zucchini Bread

In Treats On September 4, 2012 0 Comments

I just wanted to quickly extend a nice, warm welcome back from the long weekend. I had troubles dragging myself out of bed this morning and the darker… Read More »


Cider Glazed Chicken

In Poultry On August 31, 2012 0 Comments

If I haven’t already admitted it, fall is in the air. The breeze has a new scent, the days are getting shorter. Before you know it I’ll be… Read More »


Nonni’s Biscotti

In Reviews On August 30, 2012 0 Comments

After seeing my post last week on Blueberry Lemon Scones, Nonni’s sent me a package of their new Salted Caramel Biscotti. I’m a fan of biscotti with my… Read More »


The Morning Blend Giveaway WINNER!

In Giveaways On August 30, 2012 0 Comments

I just wanted to thank everyone for participating in my The Morning Blend giveaway.  It was really an awesome experience to be on television and I hope to… Read More »


Lemon Chicken with Artichokes

In Healthy, Poultry On August 29, 2012 0 Comments

I just wanted to quickly remind you that today is the last day to enter my The Morning Blend giveaway! To celebrate my appearance on The Morning Blend,… Read More »


Banana Nut Bread Scones

In Bakery, Brunch, Fruit On August 28, 2012 2 Comments

I did some more baking this weekend. I know, I know, I’ve been posting a lot of sweet treats lately. I promise to be getting back to healthier… Read More »


Black Bean Cakes

In Burgers, Healthy, Southwest On August 27, 2012 0 Comments

Hello meatless Monday! I’m not the type of person who demands meat at every meal and I certainly don’t mind a protein replacement such as beans. I’ve had… Read More »


Blueberry Lemon Scones

In Bakery, Treats On August 24, 2012 1 Comment

This is the final day of sweets week. I’m finishing off the week with something light that will go very well with your coffee this morning. These Blueberry… Read More »

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The Morning Blend

In Brunch, Fruit, Giveaways On August 23, 2012 65 Comments

Update: Here’s the link to my television appearance: It’s been a pretty sweet week here at Food n’ Focus and today it’s about to get sweeter! If… Read More »


Shortbread Cookies

In Cookies On August 22, 2012 0 Comments

Yes, another sweet today. Little did you know that I’ve been gearing you up all week for a really sweet surprise coming tomorrow. Be sure to check back… Read More »


Candied Pecan Biscotti

In Cookies, Treats On August 21, 2012 0 Comments

Yah, it’s as good as it sounds. I only recently discovered my love of biscotti. Mainly to dunk in my coffee. Biscotti is typically more muted in flavor… Read More »


Black & White Cookies

In Cookies On August 20, 2012 2 Comments

I like chocolate. I also like vanilla. There are also a lot of applications where I like both. Examples: swirl ice cream, marble cake….and cookies. Black & White… Read More »


Basil Pesto

In Sauce On August 17, 2012 2 Comments

Growing a garden on a patio, in pots, seems to be nearly impossible. Except when it comes to basil. That stuff grows like a weed and despite all… Read More »


Crunch Top Apple Pie

In Bakery, Treats On August 16, 2012 0 Comments

Edit: Happy 100th posting to Food N’ Focus today!! It seems like the theme lately has been that I start out the week with a sweet. Despite the… Read More »


Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

In Poultry, Southwest On August 16, 2012 2 Comments

I always forget about my slow cooker. It sits under my kitchen sink due to lack of space, only to be dusted off every few months. I really… Read More »


Greek Chicken Roulade

In Mediterranean, Poultry, Sauce On August 10, 2012 2 Comments

Happy Friday everyone! This was one of those week’s that felt like it would never end so I’m happy that it’s finally ending.  This week I featured a… Read More »

Rosemary & Garlic Pork Tenderloin with Red Wine Sauce

Rosemary & Garlic Pork Tenderloin with Red Wine Sauce

In Grilling, Pork, Sauce On August 9, 2012 1 Comment

Since I’m usually cooking for 2 I have to condense recipes down as to not end up with tons of leftovers. Because of this, I had to cut… Read More »

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Recipe Roundup: Pie

In Bakery, Fruit, Recipe Roundup On August 8, 2012 0 Comments

Let’s talk pie. Who doesn’t love pie? I think my favorite pie is key lime. Or maybe it’s apple. Or banana cream. I guess I really can’t say… Read More »

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Grilled Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin

In Grilling, Pork On August 7, 2012 0 Comments

I think I’ve said before that I’m not a huge fan of pork but I almost have to take that back because of my interest in pork tenderloin… Read More »