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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos

In Pork, Southwest On January 25, 2013 7 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 6 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 »


Guinness Chili

In Beef, Soup On January 21, 2013 10 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 »

Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

In Poultry, Soup On January 14, 2013 0 Comments

Well, it’s Monday. I feel like the weekends just fly by way too quickly.  Did you cook anything exciting this weekend? I was craving some chicken noodle soup… Read More »

meyer lemon chicken

Meyer Lemon Chicken

In Poultry On January 11, 2013 0 Comments

I must be in the mood for tart dishes this week because here’s the second day in a row of a lemon post.  Only today I am using… Read More »

lemon bars

Lighter Lemon Bars

In Bakery, Fruit, Healthy On January 10, 2013 2 Comments

Alright! I can’t believe that it’s Thursday already! I’m day 4 into my healthier lifestyle goal and things have been going pretty well. My biggest draw is always… Read More »

cilantro-lime rice

Cilantro-Lime Rice

In Sides, Southwest On January 8, 2013 3 Comments

One of my favorite parts of the burrito bowls that you get at Mexican restaurants is the rice. I’ve never been able to master the proper lime/cilantro proportions… Read More »


Lean Cuisine Salad Additions

In Giveaways, Reviews, Salad On January 7, 2013 47 Comments

Happy Monday folks! I know that last week was technically the new year but today begins my ‘new year’ of a healthier lifestyle.  You can expect new and… Read More »

tortellini soup

Italian Vegetable-Tortellini Soup

In Italian, Soup On January 3, 2013 0 Comments

I picked up a soup cookbook about 6 years ago and I’ve made only 1 recipe from the entire book. It’s not that there isn’t anything else that… Read More »

brisket sliders

Brisket Sliders

In Beef, Sandwiches On January 2, 2013 1 Comment

I had the opportunity to visit Memphis this past year and if you’ve ever been to Memphis you realize that pretty much the only thing you can order… Read More »