Food & Wine Food Blog Conference 2015 & Rosen Shingle Creek Resort

I went to another food blog conference this year!   All checked in at the 2015 Food and Wine Conference in Orlando. Ready to learn and meet new bloggers. #fwcon #foodandwine #foodblogger A photo posted by Nicole (@brownsugarfoodblogger) on Jul 17, 2015 at 2:22pm PDT   Last year I went to the BlogHer Food Conference… 

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Open Face Peach Pies

Open Face Peach Pies

I have struggled with a title for these glorious babies when the idea popped into my head. After making these…darlings, I just stared at them for a minute thinking, “What in the heck do I call you?” I mean, there are all types of tarts, pies, tarlettes, and crostada’s and I couldn’t figure out which… 

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French Vanilla Pudding Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

3 Layer French Vanilla Pudding Cake & Chocolate Fudge Frosting

This has to be the prettiest cake I think I ever made. So, here is the thing. I am a good baker. Like, pretty darn awesome if I must say so myself. Although I am a pretty good baker, I am not a good cake decorator…at all. I have never lied or mislead any of… 

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"Skinny-ish" Cheesy Broccoli and Rotisserie Chicken Bake

“Skinny-ish” Cheesy Broccoli and Rotisserie Chicken Bake

I think its funny when the word “skinny” is used to make a dish appear healthy. Well I am not going to lie to you. This dish has calories, cheese, and carbs (if you care about that sort of thing). That is why I did not want to use the word ‘skinny’. Instead I am… 

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Apple Pie Fritter Recipe

Apple Pie Fritter

Donuts are going to be the death of me. Sometimes I resent the fact that I love donuts, fritters, or any sort of fried pastry. I didn’t ask for this curse it is just how I was made. I can only resist them for so long until I smell the sweet smell of flour, sugar,… 

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Classic Buttermilk Scones

Classic Buttermilk Scones

Here is what I imagine when I think of these scones… I imagine waking up in my beach out that is a lot like the beach house in the movie “Somethings Got To Give” with Jack Nicholson and Dianne Keaton, to the sound of soft ocean waves. I go to the kitchen, put on a… 

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Cedar Plank Grilled Pork Chops

Cedar Plank Grilled Pork Chops with Brown Sugar Glaze & GIVEAWAY

Okay, this is my favorite pork chop recipe. I actually was just experimenting when I tried this recipe. I typically use cedar planks to add extra flavor to my fish when I feel like grilling. For some reason, it never dawned on me to use cedar planks for other types of meat. You know what?… 

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Food Blogger’s Food I Love!

I would like to introduce to you some food blogger buddies of mine… A little while ago, Martha Stewart wrote a response that basically reduced the impact that food bloggers have by suggesting that our food isn’t of some sort of culinary or cooking standard because we aren’t “experts”. She also insisted the food bloggers… 

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Grilled Pork Chops with Corn Tomato Salsa

Grilled Pork Chops with Corn and Tomato Salsa-GIVEAWAY

Here is another healthy grilled pork recipe to top off your summer! Last week I mentioned how I am working with the National Pork Association and Wal-Mart to celebrate pork and create healthier ways for you to eat your chops. When I was growing up, pork chops were made one of two ways: deep-fried or… 

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Marriage is Sexy!

So I have something to tell you guys……I’m married! Okay, let me tell you the story. Last year, my husband and I got married in front of our church congregation with the presence of our parents and our Maid of Honor and Best Man. We decided to keep it mum because we knew we were… 

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Grilled Pork Chops with Herb Butter

Easy Grilled Pork Chops with Herb Butter & $100 Wal-Mart Gift Card Giveaway

When you see beauty like this, how can anyone think that pork is bad for you?! You know, there are a lot of reports and research that can prove that just about anything in this world is bad for us and/ or will give us a cancer. Heck, the air we breathe can make us… 

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