My brain seems a little frazzled right now. I’ve eaten a lot of really great food these last couple of weeks and now I am trying to get back into the swing of my own kitchen. I keep waiting for someone to present me with a menu, put it on a small plate and do all the work. (This is where in the movies a dark, ominous sky appears and the heroine looks forlorn.) It is not like I’m not motivated, it is more like I just don’t know where to begin because I’ve been so inspired. I have learned so much lately that IRead More →

The Hippocratic Oath.  It is the oath that is recited by physicians to care for their patients honestly and ethically.  It is the backbone of our healthcare industry. I, on the other hand, am a hypocritical oaf.  Have you heard of people like these?  We are the first to be vocal on a subject but change  our minds when it works to our advantage.  Not quite ethical but a funny assessment of certain people.  (Actually, it is hysterical.  You may laugh out loud now thinking of people who fit this description.) A hypocritical oaf is the gal who gets emails or posts from friends with recipesRead More →

Yesterday was a huge day for Felt Like a Foodie. Most importantly, I am proud to say that this little blog has received 1 MILLLION hits!! I am so grateful to all of you who keep coming back to read my food adventures. (And for those of you who I promised a nudey picture at 1 Million hits, it is in the mail.) My other big adventure yesterday was competing in the finals of Baconfest 2014 amateur cook off. This was my first year physically competing after striving to be part of this event for 3 years. The entry that FINALLY made it to theRead More →

2:34.  2:34? 2:34!  Why the heck did I wake up at 2:34?!  Now according to my husband, I was not fully awake.  I would have to agree.  I remember lifting my head, looking at the clock and plopping my head back on my pillow. I know I didn’t fully go to sleep for a few reasons.  First, my husband said I kept muttering it was a “bad time.”  I don’t know what that means.  Unless it is what a wife usually says to a husband in the middle of the night when she is trying to sleep.  (In his defense, I don’t think that wasRead More →

The summer of 2012 will probably remind most people of the events of the Olympics in London, women’s boxing and Michael Phelps,   (Okay, I personally am not a big Olympics viewer so that’s all I’ve got on that topic.) The summer 2012 will mean something completely different to me.  This is the summer of the BLT. My little side garden has grown some gold medal winning tomatoes and I am making yummy sandwiches daily. (No, I’m not going to tell you how to make a BLT.  Seriously people, we are a little more advanced than that.) The best thing that comes out of making aRead More →

Everyone has at least one obsession.  The obsession can bring you together with a diverse group of people with only one thing in common.  It brings joy to you like no other commodity and you will all talk about it whenever you get the chance. So when I heard that there was something called Baconfest in Chicago, I just had to go.  I love bacon and I wanted to be surrounded by my other bacon lovin’ soul mates. Started in 2008, Baconfest was born from the pork loins or I should say pork belly’s of Michael Griggs, Andre “Vonbaconvitch” Pluess, and Seth Zurer. Three guysRead More →

Cream cheese frosted maple cupcakes with bacon topping foodie recipe

‘Tis the season to bake or so that is what I am told but the big problem is that I really don’t enjoy baking.  I may have tried out for Masterchef but I’m no Masterbaker!  (I think that is a late night show on Cinemax.) I know my issue with baking is that you can’t really get a feel of how the finished product is going to taste until it is completely cooked.  (You can taste but it is like reading the last page of a novel before you officially start a book.  It may be interesting but it just isn’t right.)  I LOVE toRead More →

August is almost here and that means one thing to a lot of people….vacation.  Fortunately for me, a lot of my friends consider coming to my house a vacation!  (If you ever have seen my house, you would realize William Shatner couldn’t get them a great deal anywhere better so they had to come here.) Our guests this weekend were college friends of my husbands.  Our friend, Michelle, made a comment to me about my love of bacon.  I was shocked that I didn’t hide my love affair.  Was it the 3 Little Piggy Burger I made for dinner?  Or was it the extra baconRead More →

Once upon a time, there were three little chefs who were ready to test their cooking skills in their own restaurant.  Before they went out on their venture, their mother said “Whatever you do, make the most unique burger so everyone keeps coming back because that is the only way you will survive in this economy.” The first little chef bought a pre-made pub burger that the store sold because that was the easiest way to serve the customers. The second little chef bought ground turkey because he thought people would eat more if they thought the meat was healthier. The third little chef decidedRead More →