Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See

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Chocolate Dessert Recipes

Here is my latest post on Parade Magazine‘s blog:  10 MOTHER’S DAY RECIPES FOR CHOCOLATE LOVERS.  Lots of good stuff here to surprise Mom with!


Exciting news on our home front!  My son Brooks (RecipeBoy) and I will be traveling to Cordova, Alaska this July to learn all about Copper River Salmon!  We are both very excited since we both love this amazing variety of salmon, and it will be so much fun to explore Alaska!  My son is especially excited to go fishing.  I’ll be sharing all about our trip- all of the fun details!


Here’s what’s happening on my Culinary Cover’s blog this week:  CRAZY NACHOS!  The recipe (shared by Deborah from Taste and Tell) comes from Lisa Fain’s book, “The Homesick Texan’s Family Table.”

The Skinnytaste Cookbook- Light on Calories, Big on Flavor

My good friend Gina Homolka from the blog- Skinnytaste– has an AMAZING new cookbook that is being released this fall:  THE SKINNYTASTE COOKBOOK!!  It is available for pre-order now.  You are going to totally want this book.  Her recipes are amazing, and I’ve read so many stories about people who have lost weight using Gina’s recipes.

Martha Stewart Living

I am currently in New York City on a work trip- hanging out with my good friend Sandy from the blog- Reluctant Entertainer.  We visited and toured the offices of Martha Stewart Living.  We were hoping we’d actually see Martha herself- AND WE DID!  We were in a meeting with a group of gals and Martha walked right by and said hello to all of us.  She was as nice as can be, and she looks exactly like she does on TV and in magazines.  Super cool!

Props Martha Stewart

Here are four of the gazillion prop shelves at Martha Stewart Living’s headquarters.  The place was amazing… and it was totally a food blogger’s dream!


I am in LOVE with this greenhouse that Sandy from Reluctant Entertainer put in her backyard.  I NEED THIS!  She wrote a post all about it >  DIY GARDEN PROJECT- POLYCARBONATE GREENHOUSE.  It’s the only way I can grow plants since the deer and squirrels eat everything in my yard!

Sammy Hagar

And finally… I went to an AWESOME concert last weekend:  SAMMY HAGAR & THE CABO WABOS.  He was so much fun- played a lot of his 80’s rock songs.  His band was great.  If you ever get a chance to see Sammy, you should totally go- I love him!

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  • Kim wrote:

    Be sure to keep us posted on when you get up here. If you are spending any time in Anchorage (highly recommended!) there are some fantastic local eateries, such as Rustic Goat, Glacier Brewhouse, and Double Musky. And Copper River Reds are hands down the best salmon on the planet. We like ours with some Moosetard Alaskan Wildfire mustard (available at Once In A Blue Moose gift shop in Anchorage) and brown sugar on top. Cedar plank + grill = awesomeness!

  • Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody) wrote:

    Good to hear you’ve been busy having fun and that you’ve got an exciting trip on the horizon! Can’t wait to see your photos of beautiful Alaska.

  • marcie wrote:

    Oh those nachos… I would love some of those! NY sounds terrific, and that’s so fun that you got to meet Martha! I’ve seen Sammy Hagar in concert several times, once in Cabo. He’s such a great entertainer and I’d love to catch one of his shows again! 🙂

  • Denise wrote:

    Hi Lori!
    Alaska is my home (Anchorage), and you are going to love it in July! We will have close to 22 hours of daylight at that time so you’ll have plenty of time to see everything around Cordova. Be sure and invest in the bug spray…our mosquitos are legendary! Don’t forget your camera!

  • Leah in AK wrote:

    Enjoy our neck of the woods, here in Alaska we KNOW our salmon is the best! Wild, organic Alaskan salmon can’t be beat! =D

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks wrote:

    What an awesome trip and I am so wishing I could have been there. Wow. Seeing Martha. How COOL! You and Sandy look like you’re having a ball. And glad you got to relive the 80s a little with a Sammy Hagar concert!

  • shelly (cookies and cups) wrote:

    oh my gosh, how cool you saw Martha! I need to get into the city to the MS offices soon!!

  • Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron wrote:

    Oh I am so jealous you saw/met Martha Stewart! So much fun! And those shelves are totally a food blogger’s dream – I can’t even imagine having that many food props haha. Going to Alaska will be so much fun – can’t wait to hear about it!