Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel for SheKnows. As a result, today she spends much of her time divided between the kitchen and her office. Patricia is fortunate to also contribute to the Beauty, Health, and Home and Living channels for SheKnows. You can follow her on Twitter, or visit her food blog, Grab a Plate, where she shares her love of food, recipes and bites in between.
Hot dogs get a flavorful twist when you combine them with your favorite taco flavors and ingredients. The beans for these dogs are flavored with tasty taco seasonings, then topped with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, olives and creamy sour cream. Dig in!Read Full Story
Slow cookers aren’t solely for the winter. Did you know you can easily make dessert in a slow cooker? This slow cooker strawberry cobbler is something family and guests will love chowing down on in the summertime heat — but you can leave that oven off!Read Full Story
What could be better on a hot, hot day than a tall glass of lemonade? As refreshing as the original, plain-and-simple version can be, you can easily enjoy a flavored lemonade drink with not much extra effort. Give these options a try for a little variety on a hot day.Read Full Story
Technically this is a pasta salad (orzo is a type of tiny pasta that looks a little like rice), but it's more fun than the usual. Toss this tiny pasta with chickpeas, broccoli, feta cheese and a lemony vinaigrette for lovely, fresh flavor and a filling dish.Read Full Story
Meals get a little lighter when the warm-weather months are here. This dish makes a great appetizer or light meal served with fresh veggies on the side. Take your pick of when to serve this delicious polenta dish.Read Full Story
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