Announcing Alisa Cooks!

I’ve never been one for build up or creating a buzz, I just get in there and do things. So when I decided on the new name and theme for this blog, I just sort of, well … did it. So to help prevent confusion, I am hereby announcing that…

More Than 25,000 of You!

Smart School Time Recipes has been downloaded by well over 25,000 people since its release on September 1st! Of course the release date was the big one, but between 500 and 1000 copies are being downloaded every day. Thank you to every single one of you for taking an interest and helping to spread…

10 Random Facts About Me …

Don’t forget to enter the three cookbook giveaways going on through tomorrow night! I always hesitate on doing these when I’ve been tagged, thinking “does anyone really want to know?” But, in all honesty, I love reading them, so I thought I should give back. Thanks to Sarena who tagged me…

Free Dark Chocolate = Good Customer Service

As my husband and I were checking out in the Whole Foods line-up, I spotted them, miniature dark chocolates from Lake Champlain. I inquired on the price and the checker responded, “59 cents … they are really good.” My husband piped up with a stern “You don’t need that right…

Guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio Tomorrow!

We interrupt this regularly broadcast blog to announce … I am going to be on Martha Stewart Living Radio tomorrow! It is there “Everyday Food” radio show with host Betsy Karetnick. The time slot is scheduled for 12:15pm EST (lunchtime!) on Thursday, September 3, 2009 (tomorrow!), and will broadcast on Martha Stewart…

Shop 4 A Cause

Angela over at Oh She Glows is hosting Shop 4 A Cause, an online auction to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. There are books, food items, purses, and more up for auction from 8am EST until 10:30pm EST on Thursday June 11th. So hop on over to Oh…

Vegan Candy Bar Winners and Quick Announcements

The moment of truth is here. Who will receive this yummy gift of dairy-free, vegan candy bars … Sarah (comment #202) – That tweet paid off! Mariposa (comment #22) – “Mama’s” got some candy coming her way! Jenny (comment #258) – No Pay Day yet, but maybe a Jokerz will do!  Kevin…

Finding My Mojo

I think we all lose our mojo at certain times in our life, whether it be our inspiration, energy, creativity, or motivation. And let’s face it, getting it back is no walk in the park. But like Austin Powers (my idol of course) , I have vowed to get it back at…

Friends and Giveaways, Can We Ever Have Too Many?

I was honored with a wonderful blog “Friends Award” to pass on and share, and I also have some other giveaways to mention … Mariposa at What Do I Eat Now? is by far my most energetic bloggy friend, and she has bestowed this awesome Friends award upon me, which…

Would You Believe I Was in Panama?

After scheduling several posts up, my husband and I secretly slipped away for a two week vacation in Panama. Yep, I have been gone this whole time, but didn’t want to leave the blog nor my website hanging. The trip was wonderful, but I think we both need a vacation…

Thirty-Something and Tongue-Tied

“You would be the OLDEST patient I have ever done this surgery on.”  Let me tell you, I felt pretty silly when I heard these words just yesterday (and why did he have to put such emphasis on the word oldest?).  I digress from food today for a quick little story…