An Evening with Carla Hall, Gail Simmons and Cat Cora {Meijer LPGA Celebrity Chef Cookoff}

Celebrity Chef Cookoff - The Lemon Bowl

A recap of my evening with Carla Hall, Gail Simmons and Cat Cora at the Meijer LPGA Celebrity Chef Cookoff. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you probably noticed that I recently had a major fan girl moment when I spent the evening with Gail Simmons, Carla Hall and Cat Cora. They were here in Grand Rapids just 10 minutes from my house to participate in the Meijer LPGA Celebrity … {Read the full article}

Boston and Maine Vacation Recap {Guide to Family Friendly Eats}


A guide to visiting Boston and Maine along with kid-friendly restaurant and hotel suggestions the whole family will enjoy. Earlier this month, our family of four flew across the country to introduce baby Jacob to my husband's side of family who are all born and raised in Bah-ston. They are an incredibly warm, loving, Italian American family that doesn't pronounce their "r's" and cooks enough … {Read the full article}

Cuban Black Beans and Rice Recipe {3 Benefits of Attending BlogHer Food Miami}

Black Beans and Rice - The Lemon Bowl

Cuban Black Beans and Rice is a simple, satisfying side dish packed with protein and bursting with Latin flavors like garlic, oregano and cumin. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably noticed I was in Miami recently attending BlogHer Food for the second year in a row. It was such an honor to spend a few days enjoying the warm weather, sampling authentic Cuban food and gazing at palm trees … {Read the full article}

California Strawberries Farm Tour

Ventura Beach - The Lemon Bowl

As a proud California Strawberries Ambassador, I had the pleasure of traveling to Oxnard, California to meet the fourth generational family farmers who own Terry Farms. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I was lucky enough to trade in the cold and snow for palm trees and sunshine this past weekend. As a proud California Strawberries Ambassador, I was invited to attend a … {Read the full article}

Banana Nut Chia Power Bars {Gluten Free + Vegan}

Banana Nut Chia Power Bars - The Lemon Bowl

These protein-packed, gluten free and vegan snack bars are perfect for brown bagging or stashing in your car for a quick snack.Whenever we travel, I try to make at least one homemade travel snack to offset the inevitable splurges that take place during vacation. If you've ever flown across the country with a toddler on your lap, you know just how important a well-stocked purse can be for the sake … {Read the full article}

My September 11th Story: In Loving Memory of Lisa Frost

My September 11th Story

On September 11th, 2001, I was starting my senior year of college attending Boston University's School of Hospitality Administration. It was a beautiful Tuesday morning - clear skies full of sunshine and a nice warm breeze. On my walk to Nutrition Sciences that morning I stopped at student food court to grab a Starbucks for class. That was the last normal thing that took place on September … {Read the full article}

Camp Blogaway Recap + Duda Farms Bloody Mary Competition

Bloody Mary Finalists - The Lemon Bowl

This past Memorial Day weekend I traveled to Southern California to attend Camp Blogaway in the middle of picturesque San Bernardino Mountains. Duda Farm Fresh Foods (also known as Dandy Produce) sponsored my attendance to the event which is why I had the opportunity to lead my fellow food bloggers through a fun little Bloody Mary making competition! Don't worry, this preggo didn't consume any of … {Read the full article}