The Comeback Kid and the Neapolitan Rose Cake

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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So, you’ve probably noticed that I haven’t been around here in a while – a long while. A very long while, actually. In case you were wondering, no one died (thank God). I didn’t move to Mars or decide to kayak around the world. The thing is, that somewhere along the way I lost my groove. I spent several frustrating months trying to find it. And when that didn’t work, I realized that maybe I needed to step back for a while. Let me explain… read more >>

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TECHmunch Tampa and Biting My Nails

Tuesday, April 24, 201219 Comments

Have you noticed that I’ve been MIA around here lately?  Frankly, I didn’t realize just how long it had been since my last post.  There’s a good reason, though.  A couple of months ago Jeff Houck, food editor at the Tampa Tribune and organizer of TECHmunch, Tampa, invited me …

Food Blog Forum Orlando, Magic Moments and an Inedible Recipe

Friday, March 23, 201254 Comments

I’ve sat on this post for three whole days, debating whether or not to publish it.  It seemed like a good idea at the time I wrote it, but then I started to get cold feet.  I suspect that there are at least a few of my fellow food …

Full On Oregon, Part 2 and Basil-Infused Watermelon Lemonade

Thursday, September 29, 201112 Comments

Well, this certainly took a bit longer than I had planned!  Besides a nasty bout of bronchitis that totally took me down, I’ve found myself in the throes of college applications, SAT’s and ACT’s, plus a few magazine deadlines just for good measure.   Unfortunately, poor little SGCC has had …

Full On Oregon: Food, Wine, Friends and Fun

Monday, September 19, 201122 Comments

Do you remember the best date you ever had?  I’m talking about the mother of all dates – the one where every little possible detail was taken care of.  Where you were wined and dined within an inch of your life,  and so much attention was lavished upon you, …

Just Breathe

Wednesday, March 30, 201119 Comments

Life has a way of taking us by surprise from time to time, and sometimes, you just have to stop until you can catch your breath. There have been some very stressful things going on in my life these past few months and I am trying to catch my breath. Please don’t worry. It’s a temporary thing. In fact, I’m planning some updates and new features for SGCC. Stay tuned!

BlogHer Food 2010: Fun, Friends, Food and Channeling Carmen Miranda

Sunday, October 17, 201016 Comments

Those of you who follow me on Twitter and Facebook already know that I was back in San Francisco last week to attend BlogHer Food 2010.  I had an absolutely marvelous time reconnecting with old friends and making new ones.  I ate like every meal was my last; I …

The Lonesome Traveler Hits Seattle Again for IFBC 2010

Friday, September 10, 201015 Comments

Okay, I know this post is woefully late in coming, but that’s part of the rub about travelling. Once you get back home, you’re bombarded by real life again. And for me, that means family obligations, work backlogs and writing deadlines. Unfortunately, the paying gigs take precedence, so SGCC …

55 Knives

Thursday, June 24, 20108 Comments

Many moons ago, I got an email from fellow food blogger, Nick Evans of Macheesmo, asking if I would be interested in participating in a project he was working on called 55 Knives. He explained that 55 Knives would be a compilation of stories, recipes and tips from …

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Hello and welcome to SGCC! I’m Susan, a professional writer, food columnist, recipe developer, wife, mother, daughter and sister, who used to be a lawyer in a previous life. My love of food comes from a long line of wonderful and creative Italian home cooks who didn’t always have a lot, but knew how to make a lot out of what they had. I hope that you enjoy yourself while you’re here, and visit often! read more >>

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