Rizzoli and Isles Season 2

Rizzoli & Isles Season Two on DVD

One thing I enjoy when buying a DVD is the extra footage that is included.  Even animated movies have some type of blooper reel that is entertaining to watch.  In the Rizzoli and Isles Season Two on DVD, they've included an hour-long behind the scenes featurettes, unaired scenes and a gag reel. The featurettes include: From the Ground Up- Building Episode 214  Part 1 - In the Writer's Room Part 2 - Pre-Production Part 3 - Bustin' Out The Boston: Production Part 4 - Ready-to-Air: … Read More>


Food Photography Class with Sony #SocialFabric #CBias

It's been almost a month since I last told you about the food photography class that I'm taking through Social Fabric University and let me tell you, I've learned so much in such a short period of time.  In past couple of weeks we have focused on the technical side of photography learning things such as editing our images with photo editing software and learning about the different functions on our cameras.  We also discussed the subjective aspects of food photography and how to prepare our … Read More>

Spicy Tilapia

Spiced Tilapia with Roasted Pepper-Tomatillo Sauce

It's been a while since I made this spiced tilapia with roasted red pepper-tomatillo sauce from Cooking Light.  Tilapia is such a mild fish that I usually do something to kick up the flavor a little bit and this recipe works perfectly.    I could eat the fish without the sauce and the sauce without the fish (if that makes any sense) because alone they taste good, together they taste great.  Even my 2-year old daughter and 15-year old step-son both enjoyed this recipe and let me tell you, both of … Read More>

Marinade - Chicken in the Bag

The Best Marinade Ever

Seriously, it really is the best marinade ever.  I go back and forth between dry rubs and wet ones and for pieces of meat that can dry out quickly on the grill, I prefer wet marinades.  I've tried several marinade recipes over the years and I keep going back to this one.  It marries well with beef or chicken but my personal preference is on chicken.  Best of all, it uses simple ingredients that most everyone has in their pantry! Ingredients: 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce 3/4 cup … Read More>

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Forget About The Owies With The Band-Aids Magic Vision App Featuring The Muppets

I'm sure all the parents out there can relate to this scenario.  Your child is playing outside: running, laughing and having a great time and then out of no where you hear a piercing scream and lots of sobs.  As you rush to see what happen, you see the slightest of scratches.  Since mommy kisses don't work like they used to at my house, I have to whip out Band-Aids. Sometimes though, those scratches are a little more serious and may require some attention before putting on the Band-Aid.  I … Read More>

GE Lighting Before & After

Seeing The Light With #GELighting

I am your resident night owl.  When most people are winding down for the evening, I'm just getting started.  I think I get that from my mother.  She never was a morning person and neither am I.  Sure, I can get up early if there is a flight to be caught or I really have to go to the bathroom but other than that, I try not to.  I believe the sun should be up before me and not the other way around. Because I do the majority of my work at night, I need great lighting in my office. … Read More>


John Carter on Blue-ray & DVD

John Carter will be released on Blue-ray and DVD on June 5th but why buy it when you can win the combo here?  If you haven't heard about this movie, it's definitely one for the science fiction buffs in your family.  I tend to be open to all genres of movies, including science fiction.  I will say this movie was a little difficult for me to follow but I'm sure part of that was because I was trying to get a 2-year to fall asleep. The story is set in the 1880's and revolves around a Civil War … Read More>


Peanut Butter Toffee Turtle Cookies

Next week begins a series of cookie exchanges as Christmas quickly approaches.  Each year, I try out a few new recipes, only to revert back to my old standbys. This year I was pleasantly surprised to … Read More>