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3 months ago
3 months ago 3 months ago

*This post is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, but all stories and opinions expressed are 100% honest and true. Summer Bod Gone Wrong This summer I gained 15 pounds.  While the rest of the country headed outdoors to…

4 months ago
4 months ago 4 months ago

*This post is sponsored by Bettercreme® Whipped Icing/ Rich Products but all opinions expressed are truthful and genuine. National Dessert Month October is National Dessert Month. Yes, a whole month devoted to my sweet tooth AND pumpkins!  What could be better…

7 months ago
7 months ago 7 months ago

The Summer Fancy Food Show is an international trade show where nearly every specialty food brand you can think of gathers to show off their latest and greatest.  They come together at the Javits Center in New York City, row…

7 months ago 7 months ago

The temps hit 119F in Phoenix so we had to try the old egg-on-the-sidewalk experiment.  Think it will work?  Watch and find out!

8 months ago
8 months ago 8 months ago

Check out our new house.  We’re calling it the Simon Ranchito.  It’s 3/4 of an acre and full of possibilities!  

8 months ago 8 months ago

*This post is sponsored by Dietz & Watson in support of their #ChooseTheTable campaign and your chance to win a chef curated dinner.  However, all opinions expressed are genuine and honest. Hosting a party is up there on my…

10 months ago
10 months ago 10 months ago

My favorite recipes are ones that have been handed down. Whether they’re from my family or the family of a friend, there’s a little slice of history written into that 3 x 5 note card / napkin / scrap…

2016
30 Nov

One of my favorite things to do is cook with you in person, and I’ll be doing that this weekend at Shamrock Farms’ Joy to the Herd.  It’s a holiday celebration including snow, Santa, farm tours and yours truly…

30 Oct

Looking for my homemade pie crust recipe?  It’s right here! Save Print Crust Author: Joanie Simon Recipe type: Baking Cuisine: American Prep time:  1 hour 20 mins Total time:  1 hour 20 mins Serves: 2 crusts   A basic all-butter pie crust Ingredients…

16 Sep

The kids were getting restless.  They had been stuck in the house for a few days because Blaise had been sick.  But, he was finally getting back to his normal self and causing shenanigans with his compatriot, Calvin.  Before the official scaling…

10 Aug

They say that the first 1000 subscribers are the hardest, so I consider it a HUGE milestone to have hit the 1000 subscriber mark. Of course, this was not a solo effort.  Sure, I made videos, but you were…

5 Jun

I love cheese, bacon, and most especially ice cream.  But, I also have a lot to get done in the course of a day and in order to maintain energy and good health in the face of comfort food…

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