Red Pepper Pasta

Kitchen Conversations

In Giveaways, Reviews On March 15, 2013 62 Comments

Today we are going to have a little conversation. A Kitchen Conversation. Last month I had the opportunity to sit in on a webinar hosted by Land O’Lakes. This… Read More »


Recipe Roundup: Corned Beef

In Beef, Recipe Roundup On March 14, 2013 0 Comments

It’s been a while since I’ve rounded up a collection of recipes for you so I thought today would be a good day to bring you some last… Read More »


Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes With Bailey’s Frosting

In Cake, Chocolate On March 13, 2013 4 Comments

Are you drooling yet? I’m not Irish but I do enjoy some Irish fare, especially around St. Patrick’s Day.  I’ve been seeing recipes flaked with Guinnes and Bailey’s… Read More »

eggs benedict

Simply Eggs Benedict

In Brunch On March 12, 2013 1 Comment

I really appreciate a good, elaborate recipe now and again but sometimes doesn’t it seem like you spend more money on ingredients than you would if you had… Read More »

banana chocolate cookies

Banana, Chocolate Chunk & Walnut Cookies

In Chocolate, Cookies On March 11, 2013 6 Comments

Today will be the first Monday where I don’t mention how fast the weekend flew by. Woops, too late. Spring is definitely in the air here in the… Read More »

wholly guacamole

Guacamole Jalapeno Turkey Burgers

In Burgers, Giveaways On March 8, 2013 30 Comments

One of my favorite things to grill up in the summer are these jalapeno cheddar brats from my local grocery store. LOVE this flavor combination! So you can… Read More »

cranberry scone

Cranberry Scones

In Bakery On March 7, 2013 5 Comments

Up until about a year ago I had never tasted a scone. They looked like rocks, hard and crunchy. And then I tried one. And then I fell… Read More »

chicken kebob

Sweet & Spicy Chicken Kebobs

In Grilling, Poultry On March 5, 2013 25 Comments

Today there is a snowstorm expected in Milwaukee and I could not be any more excited for spring to arrive. I’m tired of the boots and wet shoes…. Read More »

English Muffins

Homemade English Muffins

In Bakery, Brunch On March 4, 2013 1 Comment

Well Happy Monday.  Does anyone else feel like there just isn’t enough time on the weekends to do everything that you want to do? I’m going to work… Read More »

pound cake

Lemon & White Chocolate Mousse Pound Cake Stacks

In Cake, Giveaways On March 1, 2013 74 Comments

Hooray! It’s Friday. And we have cake to celebrate. Pound cake! Were you aware that National Pound Cake Day is coming up on Monday, March 4th? Well it… Read More »


Happy Birthday Food n’ Focus!

In Update On February 28, 2013 13 Comments

I am pulling out the sprinkles and balloons because today is the day that Food n’ Focus turns 1! It has been a very exciting year for me… Read More »


Guest Post: Quiche Lorraine

In Brunch On February 27, 2013 9 Comments

Today Food n’ Focus has been appropriated by April’s boyfriend Shawn, that’s me. As April’s blog has become more popular, and our apartment has become a food and… Read More »

shrimp pasta

Lemon Basil Shrimp & Pasta

In Pasta, Seafood On February 26, 2013 1 Comment

There is nothing that I love more than a huge bowl of pasta. Unfortunately this isn’t always the healthiest, especially if it is drenched in a cream or… Read More »

Taco Bell Burrito

Review: Taco Bell Cantina Steak Burrito

In Reviews On February 25, 2013 2 Comments

It’s Monday. I spent most of last week on the road and away from my kitchen. I spent a lot of time in the car driving all the… Read More »

muller yogurt

Müller Yogurt & Giveaway

In Giveaways, Reviews On February 22, 2013 23 Comments

I always get really excited when I spot a new product. This is no exception. I talk about yogurt a lot and it’s because it’s such a great… Read More »

bundt cake

Pound Cake

In Cake On February 21, 2013 0 Comments

Alright, here’s day #2 of my pound cake post. I am a huge fan of pound cake. It’s buttery. It’s dense. It’s buttery. There’s a reason why they… Read More »


Strawberry Compote with Blood Orange Juice

In Fruit On February 20, 2013 1 Comment

Today is part 1 of a 2 part post. Have you ever tried a blood orange? I had not until this past weekend. The vibrant color of the… Read More »

Creamy White Bean & Bacon Soup

Creamy White Bean & Bacon Soup

In Soup On February 19, 2013 4 Comments

Happy Monday! Oh wait, it’s Tuesday. I’ll just say that I’m thankful for the presidents that enabled me to have the day off of work yesterday. It was… Read More »

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 »