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Food Blogger Online Summit Ticket Giveaway

Join me at the Food Blogger Online Summit November 2nd-3rd, 2013.

Join me at the Food Blogger Online Summit where a group of amazing food bloggers will be teaching you how to grow and monetize your food blog. Coupon code and giveaway are in this post!


The Flavors of Summer Virtual Picnic & Giveaway Begins Today!

The Flavors of Summer Virtual Picnic has begun! Click here to join us for summery recipes, fun and giveaways.

Welcome to the Flavors of Summer Virtual Picnic. Join me and 13 other bloggers this week as we share our sunniest summer recipes and have some warm-weather fun. Enter to win 1 of 7 amazing Gift Packs including a $50 Visa Gift Card.


A Keurig Review & Ice Brewed Drinks With Friends At BlogHerFood

Sam of and I at the Keurig Booth during BlogHer Food 2013 in Austin, Texas

At BlogHer Food in Austin I met an old friend for the first time and got to know the people from Keurig. They’ve kindly sent me my own H75 Platinum Brewing System and a selection of Brew Over Ice K-Cups to review. Spoiler Alert: I love it all!


A New Look and a Recipe for Margaritas w/ Lemon & Basil

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My website has been redesigned! Hooray! Let’s celebrate the fresh new look with a refreshing cocktail. Here’s a recipe for Margaritas with Lemon and Basil. All the fun of a margarita but a bit more elegant (kinda like my new blog: fun and elegant, dontcha think?).


The Make It Mine Club: Take Classic Dishes Home

Make it Mine Club: Making Classic Dishes Your Own

Introducing The Make It Mine Club where every two weeks you get a recipe challenge to take a classic dish and make it your own. Vegan? Gluten free? Kid-friendly? Stress-free entertaining? Bring it on!


All About Making Cocktails w/ Nutmeg Nanny

Home Sweet Home, an easy cocktail with Butterscotch schnapps, Irish Cream, Cinnamon and Cloves in honor of The Oscars Best Picture nominee Beasts of the Southern Wild, recipe by

if you love sipping on an innovative cocktail at your favorite bar, now you can start making cocktails like that at home. Find out where Katie’s Cucina, Nutmeg Nanny and I get our drink inspirations and more.


Why You Should Be On Google Plus

Christine Pittman's Profile Page on Google+

Google Plus is used by the media, marketers, bloggers and writer. Now here’s why you should be on Google Plus too. It turns out Google Plus serves a purpose for “normal people” too.


CtS Best Recipes of 2012

Best Recipes of 2012

As I sit down this morning to think about New Year’s resolutions, those things that I hope will be different about this year, there isn’t much that comes to mind. I want to exercise a bit more and eat a bit healthier (stay tuned for some healthified recipes from me). I want to find more […]


Holiday Open House on Google+

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Six months ago Katie from Katie’s Cucina and I sat down and faced our computer screens for our first Google+ Hangout. It was a chat about tomatoes and no, I’m not going to give you the link. OH MY GOD, was it ever embarrassingly terrible! After that long and painful-to-watch video we adjusted the format […]


Peppermint Hot Chocolate Float

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe, easy flavored hot chocolate

Hello Friendly Friend and welcome to my recipe for a Peppermint Hot Chocolate Float. This is an easy recipe of Peppermint hot chocolate topped with a scoop of chocolate ice cream. So so good! On Sunday evening, after having spent a lovely few days with my brother and his family who are visiting from Canada […]

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