It’s here! The #SoLetsPigOut Summer Potluck: 27 Bloggers, 31 Rad Summer Recipes

You guys! It’s Friday! How excited are we! We made it! I mean, not like Gaga playing Madison Square Garden made it, but you know — the rough equivalent in the world of food blogging. Or something. Sort of. You’ll have to excuse me. It’s been a long week. I blame donut brain. And donut tell me that isn’t a thing, because it totally is. It can happen when you eat roughly all the donuts in two days, supplemented only by thick wedges of key lime pie. To keep the scurvy at bay, of course. That’s real life. Around these parts, #SoLetsPigOut week has been off the chizzain. It started with introducing all of you to my co-host Gina from So…Let’s Hang Out. (She’s the one on the right up there with the unmistakably how the eff did I agree to this look on her face.) We’ve spent the past four days grilling up chicken wangs, sipping on mocktails, steaking over your salad and sneaking superfoods into your sweets, all in the name of summer — and it’s only gonna get better. In a #SoLetsPigOut Summer Potluck grand finale of sorts, we’ve invited 25+ bloggy friends ‘over’ to share their favorite summer recipes and … Read More

Sinless Superfood Devil’s Food Donuts + a Sambazon Giveaway — #SoLetsPigOut

I’ve learned the key to time travel. It’s called get busy, stay busy and maybe stress-eat half a key lime pie. Also, suggest a blog collaboration that runs a whole week long right in the middle of summer. The hours will just drop right away, all Heart of the Ocean style. Just “oop” and it’s Thursday. That’s some magick-with-a-“k” stuff right there. If you’re not picking up what I’m putting down, the last three days of #SoLetsPigOut have been a blur. We’ve got THREE giveaways going, and yesterday I forced a Mad Men reference right onto your Grilled Thai Beef Salad. Things are getting batty. (Check out all the #SoLetsPigOut recipes and giveaways HERE.) And, you guys, the best is still yet to come, because tomorrow 25 blogger friends are coming over for a virtual potluck that’s gonna melt the internet’s face off. And today we’re talking donuts. Yay! I should probably acknowledge that I think the name for these donuts sounds downright dumb. Superfood Devil’s Food? How many foods can you have in a donut before it starts sounding poetically challenged? I think one, but I’m gonna go ahead and own the food-food thing. Because accuracy, ok? Check it, these donuts are everything … Read More

Grilled Thai Beef Salad with Sesame-Lime Vinaigrette + a California Olive Ranch Olive Oil Giveaway — #SoLetsPigOut

Remember that time it was 1:30 in the morning and your #SoLetsPigOut Day 3 joint post with Gina was supposed to go live in 6 hours? But then you spent a good 40 minutes googling The Bachelorette spoilers? And eating too many handfuls of Chicago mix popcorn? But really you just picked out all the caramel ones? Hello. Welcome to my now. We should totally be talking about salad. When Gina and I were brainstorming the menu for #SoLetsPigOut, she was stuck in the midst of some Whole 30 BS and I was in the process of shoving circus animal cookies in my face. So when it came time to choose a main course of sorts, naturally we both honed right in on salad. Her because, um, grass and twigs and whole stuff. And me because salad later = more cookies now, and that's the kinda math I can get behind. I mean, it's right up there with you! + me! = us! Calculus! ... ... ... To the three people that got that, we're officially BFFs. Let's braid hair and compare retainers. Mines blue with glitter! Squeal! When it comes to salad, I like 'em on the hefty side. The husky ... Read More

Fizzy Herbed Pineapple Limeade + TWO $50 iHerb.com Giveaways – #SoLetsPigOut

Oh haaaay guys, hope you're all doing dandy. Dunno about you, but it's #SoLetsPigOut Day 2 over here and I'm feeling stoked. Not only did I LOVE meeting some of the new friends that Gina sent over yesterday, but we're talking cock/mocktails in today's post -- and more freebies for youbies. Until I managed to muck things up with the word cock back there, they were looking pretty good, wouldn't you say? In case you missed #SoLetsPigOut Day 1, this week I've teamed up with Gina from So...Let's Hang Out to bring you guys a virtual riot of summer fun: potluckable recipes, free loot and all the pictures of me and Gina doing the my-arms-are-your-arms thing that you always never knew you never always wanted. Like this one: (Side note: Googling "what do you call it when someone acts like their arms are yours" results in a wikihow link on How to Thwart an Abduction Attempt. There are 11 steps with pictures. Which seems totally insane until you realize how much it kinda looks like Gina is abducting me in that photo up there. NICE TRY, POLAR BEAR.) Yesterday, we brought you Sticky BBQ Korean Chicken Wings and a fatty giveaway from ... Read More

#SoLetsPigOut Summer Potluck! (plus Sticky BBQ Korean Chicken Wings + a Mighty Nest Giveaway)

A little over a year ago, I fell in love with a girl in stunner shades. It was on the internet and things got weird fast. She asked to see my kitchen. I made her some steaks. Chris was concerned. Ya'll have met Gina from So...Let's Hang Out, right? (If not, she let me pick her brain pretty good in fun interview below. If you want, you can jump there now.) (Oh ok, giveaway people, here's a jump to the free MightyNest stuff, too.) Today I'm super excited because Gina and I are joining forces to celebrate summer with a collaboration we're calling #SoLetsPigOut (because we're just that clever). All week long, we'll be bringing you jointly-tested recipes perfect for summer shindigs, pool parties and other alliterative awesomeness plus hefty giveaways for some of our favorite kitchen essentials. And because just two girls getting interweird 2gether can be kinda sad, we've roped 25+ of our closest bloggy friends into rounding out the week with a #SoLetsPigOutPotluck featuring dozens of brand spankin' new recipes. It's all for you, guys. Janet Jackson even said so. To kick off today's monster post, we're sharing a recipe for these Sticky BBQ Korean Chicken Wings that is so clucking clutch, it might just change ... Read More