During our first "oh so meeting" in the beginning days of the blog - a friend who used to blog with us, Anna, brought over her beef bourguignon to photograph and later share on the blog. I remember loving that recipe when we all took a bite. When Holland House® asked if we wanted to try some of their cooking wines, I knew this recipe would be the perfect fit. I've made a few tweaks to Anna's original recipe, but this hearty beef stew is a classic. Family Tradition She told a story of when . . .
Today I want to chat about WATER! The source of life. I am actually a water lover. I enjoy a nice big glass of ice water almost as much as a nice big glass of Diet Coke. But let's face it - sometimes it gets boring. Flavored sparkling water is a big trend right now, but I'm here to tell you that making your own still, infused water is just as good, if not better than those expensive canned waters. Reduce Single-Use Plastic Bottle Waste Today we've teamed up with Dopper to bring water . . .
Now that most everyone has started school - it's time to talk school lunch! I grew up eating hot school lunch and I loved it! But school lunch just isn't what it used to be. I feel I can send a more nutritious, and more cost effective lunch with my little boy. When it comes to lunches - there are some must have supplies to get the job done! Today I've compiled a list of items that will make your lunch packing quick and easy. The image below is clickable - so if you're interested in one of . . .
Have I ever told you that I hate tomatoes and onions? I'm sure I have. Because of this aversion I have always steered clear of the classic seven layer dip, but as I've gotten older I've become a little braver and now eat some dishes with tomato and onion. When I tasted seven layer dip I was floored and I loved it! How could I love tomatoes? I don't know, but I know that seven layer dip is about as delicious as it comes. Crunchmaster This past March, Des and I were able to attend Expo . . .
I get a lot of questions about what kind of camera or lens I use to take my food pictures, so I thought I'd spill the beans about what is in my camera bag. My wish list is longer than my arm, but these are my go-to's. 1. Camera Body When it comes to a camera body all of us here at Oh So use a Cannon 70D or 80D. The camera has some really nice features including wifi, a touch screen, and really great video quality. Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR Camera 2. Lenses As far as lenses, I . . .
You guys - we survived Expo West again this year. Each year we look forward to meeting with new companies and ones we have loved for years. Our feet are left sore but our cups are filled. Today Des and I (Kadee) want to share some of our favorite finds from the Expo. Janice Design Before we jump in, I have to share the cutest backpacks that we wore inside of the Anaheim convention center. With samples and business cards galore we needed good shoes and backpacks. I'm kind of loving that . . .
Some days calories don't matter. Birthday. Christmas. Thanksgiving AND Super Bowl Sunday. This post is set aside for all many different super bowl foods on our site. I'm sure there are plenty more we have missed so feel free to browse around to find the perfect recipe for your party. They are special days we set aside to hang out with friends and families. We catch up on our lives, laugh about old times and also, maybe, some cheering yelling and chest bumping. Of course, we cannot do all . . .
Does anyone else have Christmas money that is burning a hole in their pocket? The Nordstrom half yearly sale starts the day after Christmas and runs thru the new year. This is the perfect sale for that Christmas cash. Today I wanted to share a few kitchen favorites from the sale that will put a smile on your face and your wallet. Okay, okay - I threw in a pair of shoes as well, because I just couldn't help myself. (all images are clickable) Le Creuset on Sale There are TONS of . . .
Christmas is creeping up on us - and I am frantically trying to finish up all of my shopping and wrapping. Infact - today is Super Saturday and there are lots of good sales going on for the last minute shopper. Stocking stuffers are always last on my list, however I always enjoy filling my family's stocking with treats, and small items - and always an orange! Today I wanted to share a few stocking stuffer ideas (or hints) for the foodie in your life. Stocking Stuffers For the Busy . . .
If you like Trader Joe's Joe-Joe's you'll love our Holiday Ho-ho's (without the E). Our favorite people from Blendtec made an incredible video on how to make our Christmas Cookies in their blender!!! Can you imagine making them in a blender? SO easy! What's even better is you can enter to win a blendtec over on our instagram!! Several years ago we hosted The Great Cookie Exchange! It was so much fun! We have thee cutest downloadable invites, tags, recipe cards etc. You can . . .