Bourbon Caramel Apples

Bourbon Caramel Apples by Foodtastic Mom

So my husband did this little race called The Bourbon Chase a couple of weeks ago. It’s a 12-person, 200 mile relay through the rolling hills of Kentucky, passing all the bourbon distilleries on the famous Bourbon Trail. It took Tom’s team over 30 hours to complete, each team member only getting less than two hours of sleep throughout the experience. He’s a little bit nuts. But he also more than earned all the bourbon he came home with that weekend.


Celebrate Buffalo Mac and Cheese with Parrano

Parrano Buffalo Macaroni and Cheese by Foodtastic Mom

Welcome to my super corner of the interwebs! If you are visiting thanks to my appearance on Fox19 Cincinnati, Welcome! Please stay a while and get hungry. I’ve got lots of family-friendly recipes here. To get a good idea of what you can find on my blog, check out my Recipe Index first, specifically my “Foodtastic Mom Originals” and “Slow Cooker” categories. And my most popular recipe remains my Chocolate Chip Cookies. Check those out too!


Pink Ribbon Beet Pretzels with Brown Butter Cream Cheese

Pink Ribbon Beet Bagels by Foodtastic Mom Pink Ribbon Beet Bagels by Foodtastic Mom

You are gonna love these pretzels. I promise. Even if you aren’t really a fan of beets. The beets provide a slight sweetness and a gorgeous magenta color, making these pretzels pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Thankfully, none of my immediate family has been affected by breast cancer, but I unfortunately know too many friends whose family members have fought and either won or lost the battle. Many years ago, I participated in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer (a marathon and a half over two days) with some sorority sisters (one who had just lost her mom to this awful disease) and it was a fantastic and emotional weekend. As I was making these pretzels, that experience was what I was thinking about.


Philly Cheesesteak Potato Skins with Ragú® Classic Alfredo Sauce

I just created this ultimate Ragú® #NewTraDish mash-up recipe your whole family will love as part of a sponsored post for SocialStars by Crowdtap. All opinions are my own.

Philly Cheesesteak Potato Skins with Ragú Classic Alfredo Sauce by Foodtastic Mom

Football season is going strong, and I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for quick and easy recipes to feed a hungry crowd on the weekends. So I was really excited when Social Stars and Ragú® approached me to help create some fun new recipes, combining two or more of their NewTraDish recipes. What is a NewTraDish, you might be wondering? It’s a traditional Italian recipe, made more convenient with the inclusion of Ragú® sauces that have an authentic Italian taste American families love.


Let’s get organized with OXO and The Container Store

OXO and The Container Store provided me with the storage items necessary for completing this kitchen pantry organization project. All opinions however are my own.

So it’s right there in my tag line under my blog picture, “I’m no super mom, but I always feel super in my kitchen.” Read that as I am a true creative type and not at all organized. Try as I might, my spaces, even in my super-duper kitchen, always turn into something like this…


Pumpkin Apple Muffins with Mazola Corn Oil

I am a new brand ambassador for Mazola Corn Oil, who compensated me for the following post. As always, 
I only agree to represent products and brands I already use in my own kitchen. All opinions are my own. Pumpkin Apple Muffins with Mazola by Foodtastic Mom

Anyone willing to raise their hands if they have high cholesterol? Or at least a cholesterol issue in the family? I’ve been fortunate enough to inherit my dad’s good cholesterol numbers, which so far have off-set the bad ones my mom has to take medication for. And her diet is truly healthy 98% of the time. She just got a bad-rap in the genes department.