kruger park, south africa safari, travel to South Africa, safari lodge, photo safari, braai

There are a couple of different ways you can go about putting together a Kruger Park photo safari: one way is to plan it out for months and map out your every trek and travel during the “perfect” month for optimal temperatures and the other way is to have the opportunity thrust upon you with a week’s notice. Guess which route I took? [click to to get the recipe…]

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singapore cooking class, best singapore food, best souvenirs, singapore travel and tourism

International travel is an exciting and (usually) amazing experience. On a recent trip to Singapore, I was able to take a cooking class which allowed me to bring home one of the best souvenirs possible – recipes for some of my favorite local foods. Why is a Singapore cooking class (or any cooking class on regional food) one of the best souvenirs you can bring home? Consider that you usually travel to a certain area where you like the food and now you can make that very same food in your own home, recipes take up very little room in your suitcase, and you’ve got nothing to declare (or hide) from customs on your return flight.

[click to to get the recipe…]


mccormick seasonings, grill mates, food network, giveaway

Now here’s a contest I think you’ll really like! Since you’ve been following my McCormick Seasonings Grill Mates posts (including that easy peasy BBQ sauce recipe) you know they had to end on a really high note…well, you won’t be disappointed. McCormick Seasonings Grill Mates are sponsoring an amazing contest in partnership with the Food Network. And amazing may be underselling it just a bit. Take a look at what’s included in this…

  • Grand Prize: 2 trips to New York City for winner and a guest
  •  2 nights first-class hotel accommodations
  • $100 Food Network gift card
  • Food Network Grilling Cookbook
  • Omaha Steaks grilling kit
  • Assortment of Grill Mates products
  • Dinner for Grand Prize Winner and one guest at a Food Network’s chef restaurant in New York City
  • Two VIP access passes to a premiere New York City BBQ Festival
  • Tour of the Food Network kitchens in New York City

If you thought you’d have to do something really involved, like make a video or tell an embarrassing grilling story to win…you can rest easy.  All you need to do to be entered is visit the contest website ( and submit a tip or your favorite piece of grilling advice, in 100 words or less, and a photo demonstrating your tip/advice.  It really doesn’t get much easier than that.  So get your grilling hats on, you have until 4:59PM ET on July 31, 2012 to come up with that winning tip.

Only legal residents of the United States, 21 years of age and older are eligible.

So you want to be mayor? It doesn’t take any fundraising tactics, you don’t have to kiss any babies and you don’t have to make promises you just can’t keep. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be the Grill Mayor, all you have to do is get over to that Grill Mates page and share that Grilling tip that’s made your friends and family so happy. Oh, and have one of them snap a picture of you doing it too.

This blog post is part of a paid partnership between McCormick Grill Mates and My Man’s Belly.


grill tips, grilling, summer bbq, grillerhood, best BBQ

For the next couple of months, join me (and McCormick Grill Mates) as we work together to help make this summer your best BBQ’ing summer ever! There’s grilling tips, recipes and lots of new products to help you get your grill on and be the BBQ king, or queen, of your friends and neighbors. Wouldn’t you love to find a place where you could learn others secret tips for their grilling success? Maybe you could even share one or two of your own. Well, now you can…and you don’t even have to leave your chair to do it. You’re part of the Grillerhood now. [click to to get the recipe…]


welcome to sweetie pies, own tv, oprah winfrey network, ms robbie

What do you get when you mix a former Ikette (that would be a back up singer for Ike and Tina Turner), a business partner (who happens to be your son) and a popular soul food restaurant in St. Louis? Sweetie Pie’s.

[click to to get the recipe…]