$500 Dream Dinner Giveaway from Kitchensurfing Chicago @KS_Chicago

Lifestyle
I am so excited to team up with Kitchensurfing to bring to you this fabulous giveaway for a $500 Dream Dinner for you and 4-5 of your friends or family for a gourmet culinary experience right in your own home! As parents and mothers, too often we put everyone else's...

GEM Food Mag: Back to School Recipes + iPad Mini Giveaway

Lifestyle
  Click for the latest issue of GEM Food Mag - Back to School!

I Accept The Ice Bucket Challenge

Lifestyle
Along with donating to the foundation I participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS. Earlier this week, I also posted a video about 26 year old man’s story about being diagnosed with ALS, like his mother and grandmother. All kidding and fun of the Ice Bucket Challenge aside, ALS is...

Adam Richman of Man vs. Food Hosts New Show, Food Fighters

Lifestyle
   Watch Adam Richman on Huff Post Live at 1:00 p.m. ET today, 8/11/2014 for an interview about his new how "Food Fighters" where home cooks like you and me cook against professional chefs! I was invited by the producers of Huff Post Live to come on to ask a...

Ride the Kombucha Wave with @NessAlla

Lifestyle
Ride the Kombucha Wave with NessAlla KombuchaFor centuries people have been drinking kombucha for its healing and rejuvenating properties. NessAlla strives to provide you with the highest quality kombucha, using only organic and fair trade ingredients. NessAlla kombucha is made locally in Madison, Wisconsin in small batches, so it’s always fresh!Kombucha,...

Chicago Market Wants To Change The Way You Shop For Groceries @ChicagoMKT

Lifestyle
As Momma Cuisine and a mom, I always try to maintain a balance of conscious eating and way of life and the everyday struggle for convenience. More and more, people are figuring out ways to bring both together so that we can have better and affordable access to good sources...

@CaveChick Cookies: The Healthiest Diet Is That of a Caveman

Parenting, Lifestyle
Cave Chick, Inc. is the passion of  a mom and an original CaveChick. A labor of love, the recipes for CaveChick cookies are thoseLori Diversey, creator of Cave Chick, developed in the mid 90’s for her 3 children in response to health and nutritional needs. She found conventional ingredients were making...

So, You Wanna Be A World Food Champion?

Lifestyle
Learn more about how to enter to the 2014 World FoodChampionships: http://www.worldfoodchampionships.com/         

Sweet Snacks for Game Day

Lifestyle
My 8 year old daughter loves to play soccer and she has a notorious sweet tooth! I grew up eating graham crackers and for times that we are off to kick the ball around on the field, or when she joins the local park district team, I like bringing along...

Video: Magnolia Bakery Chief Baking Officer, Bobbie Llyod on HuffPost Live

Lifestyle
  I have the great opportunity to come be a regular "guest" on the HuffPost Live and with some pretty incredible chefs and personalities. This time, I was on with our favorite bakery, made ultra famous on Sex and The City, Magnolia Bakery Chief Baking Office, Bobbi Llyod. I asked...

The GrowHaus Urban Farm Oasis in Denver

Home & garden, Lifestyle
The GrowHaus Urban Farm Oasis (via Ethical Foods)Bringing food back to Denver neighborhoods marked by the EPA as hazardous waste areas. In just two years, The GrowHaus, a 20,000-square-foot Denver greenhouse and education space, has become a veritable food oasis. Based in Elyria-Swansea, a neighborhood…

Healthy Snacking

Lifestyle
In my never ending quest to get slim and remain healthy, snacking on healthy foods is important to my day. My days can get pretty hectic. Between filming my cooking show, office days, meetings, conference calls, events…and oh yes, my kids and tending to the home – I tend to...

Win a Kenmore Elite Fridge or Vacuum in the #springbrings Twitter Party

Lifestyle
Join me and Kenmore on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. CST for the #springbrings Twitter party celebrating the best of the season. For joining our party, you have a chance to win a Kenmore Elite upright bagged vacuum or one of Kenmore’s newest French door bottom-freezer refrigerators to store everything you need.Make sure you enter...

DIY: Top 10 Homemade Sugar Scrubs

Lifestyle, DIY & Tips
Diy: Top 10 Homemade Sugar Scrubs (via Style Craze)Exfoliation is very important to keep our skin clean, glowing, and beautiful. But you don’t need to rush to the market to buy a scrub that is filled with chemicals. You can easily make your own scrub at home! The best thing that you...

Duff Goldman and Momma Cuisine Together at the 2014 Housewares Show

Lifestyle
I am always honored to have the opportunity to meet celebrity chefs. Most of them are the most down to earth people who are passionate about their cooking, always pushing themselves to be better in their craft. One of these celebrity chefs, is the uber lovable, our favorite rock and roll...

How To Build Your Smoothie #MommasTips

Lifestyle, DIY & Tips
There are thousands of smoothie recipes and the combinations for delicious smoothies are endless. The key is to follow these simple tips on how to build a smoothie so that no matter what flavor combinations you choose, you always end up with a delicious smoothie for you and your family. Below are...

Chicago Is Abundant With Good Food

Lifestyle
Momma Cuisine is a media sponsor of the Good Food FestivalWatch the segment on WGN News Midday Fix: http://wgntv.com/2014/03/12/midday-fix-momma-cuisines-johanna-cook-makes-creamy-polenta-and-pork-and-beans/For two years in a row, Momam Cuisine am a media sponsor of the Good Food Festival in Chicago. Celebrating 10 years of bringing local farmers and producers to the public, the Good Food...

ElBulli chef Adria unveils cooking 'laboratory'

Lifestyle
ElBulli chef Adria unveils cooking ‘laboratory’ (via AFP)Spanish star chef Ferran Adria unveiled plans on Tuesday to open a “cooking laboratory”, museum and database of top recipes at his world-beating restaurant elBulli. Adria, whose eatery was crowned best in the world five times by Britain’s Restaurant…

Don't waste expensive herbs with this easy tip #MommasTips

Lifestyle, DIY & Tips
The problem with buying fresh herbs is that many recipes only call for a couple teaspoons or tablespoons. You end up with the entire bunch leftover and not really sure what else to do with the herbs. This simple tip will help you preserve your fresh herbs for future use,...

A Charitable Confection, charity bake sale for Project Orange Tree

Lifestyle
Grandbaby Cakes Hosts Inaugural Charity Bake Sale "A Charitable Confection" Doing good never tasted so good! Chicagoans with a penchant for gourmet sweets are invited to attend the first ever "A Charitable Confection" charity bake sale on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the Chicago Urban...