Pop the champs and break out the Yahtzee. Here are the top 5 reasons we’re celebrating at Casa del Larsen this week.
#1 reason to celebrate, and the most important, is my husband and I celebrated another wedded bliss anniversary. How many years? Let’s just say we gave each other china last year (as in a trip to Chinatown.)
#2 So what did I get him this year? I birthed him a magazine. Another reason to celebrate! As you can imagine, he was thrilled. No seriously, he was.
And so am I. Many, many and even many more thanks again to all of you who participated in the Holiday 2013 issue of FoodieCrush mag, to those who read it, shared it, entered the killer giveaway and hopefully will be baking from it. You all are the only reason I keep creating it, and I’m so appreciative you spend your valuable time perusing it. Please be sure to visit the link throughs to the bloggers sites within it’s pages, there are so many great foodies doing great work and they would love to count you as a new fan.
#3 reason for celebrating was an email from reader Katrina who won this giveaway. She let me know she printed the entire new issue out and shared it with her friends last night over wine. Oh how that makes me feel good. Wine, cookies and blog crushing. I think I’ll join her now.
#4The Summer 2013 issue of FoodieCrush magazine to date has almost 1,000,000 views! I know! Can you believe it? For some blogs that’s just normal, but In magazine speak, that’s a lot of views. So I’m counting on you to help me spread the word about this issue and push us past even that amazing stat.
It’s time to don your baking hat and dress yourself up in your most festive holiday apron that you’re surely ashamed of but can’t possibly give away because your mother-in-law will notice when she shows up Christmas morn. Why all the celebrating? Because the Holiday issue of FoodieCrush mag is here. Break out the champs, it’s time to clink clink and get our merry on.
And while you’re at it, make sure you have your wallet in the pocket of that merry apron because with the launch of this issue comes with some serious holiday moola to add to your holiday stash. Like $250 stash you don’t want anyone else to find.
This issue is, almost, all about desserts because let’s face it, as we thoughtfully celebrate the potential of peace on earth, helping others though philanthropy and good will toward man, it all gets our sweet tooth in a lather. And those cravings are in need of some quenching.
This recipe for roasted red pepper pasta has been rattling around in my head for a while. It just needed an occasion to be born to the world. So why not deliver it in celebration of a virtual baby shower for one of my favorite food bloggers, the insanely funny and talented Bev of Bev Cooks.
If you’re a food blogger, you know Bev. She’s a regular voyeur on most blogs, commenting on bloggers’ recipes with announcements like, “GET IN MY FACE!” or “Where’s my diving board? I’m going in.” And with her blogging raves about Wilson Phillips and Phillip Phillips and probably other Phillips we don’t even know about, we all know she has her obsessions. Which is pretty much how we all feel about her recipes. Obsessed.
Whenever I think of Bev, I think of…well…sarcasm accompanied by juuuuuuust a litttttttle drama. Her burgeoning belly, thanks to being just one month away from delivering TWINS! Whoa, she’s a better woman than I. And some seriously delish comfort food. Pasta. Pizza. Crazy inspirations like Chicken Taco Twists and Buffalo Shrimp Tostadas.
I can only imagine what she dreams about at night. Okay, maybe I don’t want to do that.
But I do know one thing she’s been dreaming of. Make that two. Those little babes cooking in her belly. Will and Natalie. Soon to join the world. 20 baby toes to nuzzle. I’m a tad jealous of all of the baby love that will be going on.
Let’s do an impromptu giveaway. Something you can have for free in this season of opening your wallet left and right. Just because. It’s Christmas, right? Why not? And with so much holiday cheer being shared online, who doesn’t crave a little delivery old school style?
At our house that means the delivery truck barreling up the steep hill, careening through snow drifts, with dogs barking the alarm on the approach, then the delivery guy or gal standing at the door with a smile and a holiday package in hand for delivery.
Getting stuff delivered to your warm home that smells like cookies in the oven is fun.
Babies just wanna be like their mamas. And my pre-teen baby is no different. As I’m coming to terms with this, I’m also discovering my Smudge has some pretty wicked talents in the kitchen.
I love having a sous chef to help me and keep me company when I’m working in the kitchen. When she runs out of the room and returns with her apron on, I know it’s go time.
Her latest thing is, “Hey Mom, look!” All day long. Look at me dance. Look at me make this face. Look at this Rainbow Loom mustache someone made online. Look what Louis said about Harry and Niall said wasn’t true. Look at me dress up the dog in her wedding dress and stick her in the laundry basket and drive her around the house.