Take Our Money! 5 Donation-Worthy Pittsburgh Food Non-Profits You Need to Know About

Farm to Table For the Love of Pittsburgh Community Kitchen Pittsburgh

When it comes to non-profit organizations in Pittsburgh, there are so many that are worthy of your well-earned money. I also understand how difficult it can be to narrow down ones you feel passionate about. Last weekend, Mr. Locke and I had the pleasure of attending Farm to Table of Western PA’s For the Love of Pittsburgh local food tasting event. Not only did we sample locally-grown and prepared foods, we learned that non-profit organizations are passionate about getting healthy food into the hands of Pittsburgh residents – that’s something…

Mickey Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Mickey Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Chip Cookies are super easy to make - recipe included!

When we visit Walt Disney World, there are so many snacks to choose it’s hard to narrow down what to eat first! One of our favorites is the giant chocolate chip Mickey cookies. Each is dipped in milk chocolate and, honestly, three people can share one. To put a fun Valentine’s Day spin on the recipe, I used peanut butter chips and melted white chocolate. Of course, you can feel free to put your own personal spin on your recipe in regards to the type of chips and melted chocolate…

Braddock’s Pittsburgh New Year’s Eve Menu 2017: Worth the Splurge?

Braddock's Pittsburgh New Year's Eve Menu 2017 : Braddock's Templeton Old Fashioned

This is the second year we’ve had the pleasure of taste-testing Braddock’s Pittsburgh New Year’s Eve menu. From the start to decadent finish, the prix fixe menu was filled with creative culinary endeavors and classics. But what about the plating? Always a sucker for good plating, it didn’t disappoint, either. Here’s our take on five tasty courses that rang in 2018. Mr. Locke and I are happy to call Braddock’s one of our go-to restaurants when we head into Pittsburgh proper. The reason? We’ve never, ever been disappointed in a…

Seasonal Sundays with Ling Ling Asian Entrees – And Giveaway!

Ling Ling Asian Entrees Fried Rice

This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own. When I’m not traveling, I have a thing I like to call “Seasonal Sundays”. What are they, you ask? They’re excuses to stay in our pajamas and spend the day with minimal effort – and that includes making dinner! It’s Sundays like these that I’ve been reaching for the freezer door – and for Ling Ling Asian Entrees. But what to choose, chicken or beef? Happily, I can make both at the same time.…

Gifts for Him: A Creative 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Men

What do you get for the man in your life that has everything this holiday season? This is the question I’ve been faced with for Mr. Locke, the man who has basically everything. But no longer, my friends. I sat down with him and asked what his favorite products have been for 2017. You know, the products he’d happily purchase again? Once he started thinking, it was easy to steamroll his loves and favorites. Here’s our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for men and what they want – no socks or…

Making Mealtime Easy with Ling Ling Fried Rice

Ling Ling Bibimbap Beef Fried Rice

This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own. #LingLingAsianFood  #IC AD This week I’ve been dealing with the dreaded “vacation hangover”. Do you know that feeling: so many things to do but all you want to be is back on vacation? This week, between cleaning the entire house to putting away the Halloween decorations, I’ve barely had time to sleep let alone think about dinner. So, it’s Ling Ling Frozen Asian Entrees to the rescue! Here’s my latest (and easiest) dinner fave and…

Do Banquet Mega Bowls Pass the “Hangry” Test?

Banquet Mega Bowls Buffalo-style Chicken Mac 'N Cheese

Conagra Brands sponsored this post on Banquet Mega Bowls, but the opinions are my own. When I’m in a hurry to make dinner, it’s straight to the freezer I head. Many times, I’m waiting until literally the last minute to try to pull a delicious meal together, especially when we’ve just walked in the door from traveling. It’s times like these that I’ll reach for frozen meals, but not just any. My family wants quick and easy, yes, but they want tasty and filling, too. Last weekend, I put Banquet…

The Easiest Lettuce Wraps Recipe You’ll Ever Make

Lettuce Wraps recipe

This lettuce wraps recipe post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own. #LingLingAsianFood #IC #ad Lettuce Wraps are becoming a bit of an obsession in this family. We order them at restaurants, phone in take-out orders for them, and even make them at home. But, when I’ve got 15 minutes to come up with an easy, delicious meal, I head for the freezer – and tried and true faves. So, I’ve combined the best of both worlds in this recipe: the easiest Lettuce Wraps recipe…

The First Wine Dinner at Il Pizzaiolo in Pittsburgh: A Lesson in Pairing

Il Pizzaiolo Hampton

There’s absolutely no good reason why I’ve never eaten at Il Pizzaiolo in Pittsburgh before. Honestly, I’m a little miffed at myself for not visiting one of its three locations earlier. But, a recent visit to its Hampton location more than made up for my slacking. With Mr. Locke and camera ready, we had the pleasure of attending the first Wine Dinner at Il Pizzaiolo last weekend. Here’s the scoop on all six delicious courses and why we’re hoping they continue the new tradition. When you get invited to the…

Easy Halloween Treats: Mummy Pringles

Recipe for Mummy Pringles

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SnackItAndPackIt #SeasonalSolutions #CollectiveBias Each year, my family begins planning our Halloween buffet in early October. We love the fun, spooky-themed menu items that flank our buffet table and kitchen and especially love easy recipes. This year, we’re adding a new menu item into the Halloween recipe mix: Mummy Pringles. Super easy to make, the recipe calls for only a handful of ingredients. The best part? The combination of sweet and salty is a…