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Michelle is a working mom living in the Washington,DC area with her husband, daughter, and crazy pound pup. Her days are spent doing public relations for a public health association; outside of work when she isn't trying to make her baby laugh or chasing her dog around the backyard, Michelle writes for her blog, EatNiks.com (@Eatniks on Twitter). Food is her passion -- she loves writing, reading, and talking about food but mostly Michelle loves to cook and eat. She and her husband are very excited to show their daughter the wide world of deliciousness!
Grilled Peach and Corn Salad

Grilled Peach and Corn Salad

Have you ever had a really awesome peach?  I mean really awesome.  You would know if you have.  I've got a guy, my really awesome...
Broccoli and cheese

Say Cheese!

Sweet D has turned a corner in the food department.  One day she would only eat waffles, bananas and string cheese; the next day...
Marissa Mayer

Stop Talking About Marissa Mayer

You may have heard about Yahoo’s new CEO, Marissa Mayer, and how they hired her knowing she is pregnant… and that she’s planning to...
Grilled sweet potato salad and chicken skewers

Grilling for the 4th

I love the 4th of July.  It has always been my favorite holiday.  Cook-outs, family and friends, and fireworks -- what's not to love?! Even...
First birthday smash pie

First Birthday Smash Pie

People always tell me that time flies quickly with kids and to savor every moment – strangers say that to me.  I nod and...
Kale Chips

Kale chips: You can’t eat just one

Potato chips are delicious. I'm pretty sure that's one food topic most people would agree on. Potato chips are delicious. But...
Lemon meringue pie

Kitchen Mishaps, Father’s Day and Lemon Meringue Pie

I don’t like to bake.  You already know that about me.  I’m not good at following directions so baking and I don’t really get...
grilled eggplant parmesan

A Girl and Her Grill: Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

I’m a girl who loves to grill.  For some reason in the world of home cooking, those are things that seldom go together but...
Cup of coffee

French Press Coffee — The Cheaper Single Cup Option

This week we had our first trip to the emergency room.  All is fine – wheezing and coughing turned out to be a virus,...
Baked apples

The Versatile Baked Apple

My husband and I lived in New England for a few years.  Every fall we would get a group of friends together and go...
Grilled Pizza

My First Mother’s Day: Grilling Pizza as a Family

This Sunday is my first Mother’s Day as a mom.  I’m pretty excited about being included in this awesome club of people who get...

Outsmarting Food Quirks: Black Bean and Banana Quesadillas

Every kid has their food quirks – I’ve been a mom for a short 10 months and I already know this to be true. ...