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Get your sweet tooth ready – today’s Blogger Spotlight is a must-visit for all things sweet!  If you don’t already know Dorothy from Crazy For Crust, you are in for a treat.  Filled with all kinds of lip-smacking desserts, you won’t be able to visit Dorothy’s blog without wanting to run to the kitchen to bake up something tasty.  And to top it all off, Dorothy’s first cookbook, Dessert Mash Ups, will be on store shelves next month! I’m excited for you all to get to know her better today!

Crazy for Crust Blogger Spotlight

Dorothy from Crazy for Crust I’m Dorothy and I write Crazy for Crust, a baking blog. I’m in love with pie – and crust is my favorite part. Unfortunately for my non-existent willpower, I also love brownies, cookies, cake, and candy. I post all sorts of delicious desserts that are sometimes crazy, often with a crust, and always served with a slice of my life. When I’m not in the kitchen you can find me obsessively watching Bravo reality shows or hiding behind my Kindle or my iPhone. My first cookbook, Dessert Mash-ups, comes out next month.

Peanut Butter Baklava from Crazy for Crust

Peanut Butter Baklava

What kinds of posts are your favorite to write? What do your readers seem to like the most?
I love it when the recipe I make is involved in the story I tell. I always tell some sort of story or something, but often the food I’m making is the story. Like my Peanut Butter Baklava – the story of why I made that recipe involves traveling in my childhood. I love it when everything comes together in one nice little package. And my readers love that too.
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Zucchini boats are hollowed out and filled with ground beef, onions, and pine nuts before they are baked and then topped with yogurt, tomatoes and cucumber in this healthy dinner recipe.

Zucchini Boats on Taste and Tell



I think it’s pretty evident that I’m not ready to let go of summer yet. Just this week, I’ve talked about peaches, tomatoes, ice cream inspired cupcakes and now – zucchini.

Really – there is still so much of summer left to love. And here in Utah, we’ll be enjoying lots of fresh produce for another month to come. Thank goodness, because come January, we are going to be thinking longingly for things like garden fresh tomatoes and zucchini.
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Healthy doesn’t have to be boring. This family friendly Southwestern Shrimp and Quinoa Recipe is filled with nutrition and lots of southwestern spice.

Southwestern Shrimp Quinoa Recipe



Over 5 years ago, I had my first child. I have never been super skinny, but I loved working out before I had kids. I worked out 5-6 times a week. Then life, kids, and food blogging happened, and while I still like working out, I just don’t have the time that I used to have.

And if you are a mother, you know that body post baby is not the same as body pre-baby.

I’ve been pretty lucky, and I’ve been able to lose the baby weight after each of my children. But just because the weight on the scale says that my weight has dropped, it doesn’t mean that the way my body looks is the same.
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Reminiscent of a favorite ice cream treat, these tasty Drumstick Cupcakes start with a vanilla bean cupcake topped with vanilla buttercream, a silky chocolate sauce and then chopped peanuts. Ice cream cone pieces make the cupcake complete!

Drumstick Cupcakes on Taste and Tell



We have come to that time of year when everyone gets a little confused. School has started, so that means fall, right? But it’s still 90 degrees outside and the calendar says that we still have nearly a month until the official start of fall.

I get it. I like the fall, too. The pumpkin candle burning in the living room. The apple pie cooking in the kitchen. The boots and the sweaters and the scarves. I get as excited as the next guy thinking about it.

In most areas of my life, I’m pretty impatient. But when it comes to summer – I’m hanging on. No rushing into fall for me.
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Summer in a sandwich – this Open Face Caprese Steak Sandwich has Certified Angus Beef ® brand steak topped with tomatoes, basil and mozzarella, all on top of cheesy bread.

Open Face Caprese Steak Sandwich


9 times out of 10, if I ask my husband what he wants for dinner, or what he wants me to add to the weekly menu, it will be steak. Steak and wings. I’m not even kidding. Just the other day, I asked him what he wanted for dinner the next night, and I laughed to myself for even asking. I didn’t even have to wait for the answer – I already knew.

And let’s be honest – I’m a steak girl myself, as well. You know that “last meal” question we’ve talked about before? Well, 9 times out of 10, if you were to ask me what my last meal would be, it would probably be a perfectly cooked medium-rare steak, seasoned only with salt and pepper and cooked in butter in a cast iron skillet. Yep – that’s what my dreams are made of.

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Look no further for an easy lunch idea or recipe for a quick dinner – these Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu Wraps come together in minutes and are filled with Swiss cheese, ham and shredded chicken that is coated in an easy honey mustard sauce.

Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu Wraps



I don’t know if it’s like this for everyone, but I swear 5 o’clock is my nemesis.

We could be having a great day. The kids would be getting along, the house isn’t a total wreck, I have had a productive day. I’ll sneak away to the kitchen to start dinner and… BAM.

Everyone wants/needs my attention. The sippy cup is empty or someone is being mean. Or someone wants her hair put in a ponytail. One thing after another.

Dinner time isn’t always a walk in the park. In fact, most nights, it’s not.
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