Danielle Young

I am a book blogger at Consuming Worlds, a food blogger at Culinary Brainchild, high school Culinary Arts teacher and mom to 5 fantastic boys. I’m a little bit crazy and a whole lot weird, but with my life you sort of have to be. I would love to chat books or food with all of you. Feel free to stop by either one of my blogs.

  • Kid tested… Teenager Approved

    One of my favorite things to do is play with cake. Play with flavors, textures, frosting, fillings, you name it, I want to play with it. For me, my kitchen is my toy. It is the ultimate playground. My children have also picked up on my love of the kitchen and now want a little […]

  • Tater Cakes

    So the holiday is over, the family has all left town, your house is a mess, and you are now stuck with a ton of leftover Thanksgiving food. I know you’ve probably eaten enough turkey sandwiches to make you puke, so today I am not here to give you new turkey ideas… turkey enchilada’s… just saying, […]

  • Pantry of the Apocalypse… Part 2

    Welcome back to our apocalyptic pantry discussion. Last time, we discussed how to approach the idea of food storage and what needs to be done before you even consider purchasing food. This week we are going to dive into the nitty gritty. How do you purchase the food needed and just where in the heck […]

  • Pantry of the Apocalypse

    It’s the end of the world. There are zombies among us, viruses are causing us to hide in fear, and the weather is wreaking havoc across the world. Okay so maybe I’m exaggerating, but it does make you think… are you ready for the apocalypse? If disaster struck would you have enough food in the […]

  • Simply Dinner

    Pasta. Simple. Delicious. Easy. And one of my go to dishes. If I’m ever stuck on what to cook for dinner I know I can always count on pasta to pull me out of a pinch.           Another great thing about pasta is that you can pretty much put anything in […]

  • Back to Basics: Knives

    Special note: We are not responsible for anything stupid you do. Ever. -ben It’s time for something different here at Eat, Play, Shove. Now don’t be scared, this different is good… I hope. I have been doing this little shin-dig for quite a while now and I realized that I haven’t done any how-to videos. […]

  • Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit…

    I’m sure you know the rest. I have learned many things after being married for fifteen years, but there is one thing that I believe is a constant with most men.       Any kind of beans. It doesn’t matter how you cook ‘em, men will eat them. So, today I am going to […]

  • PANCAKES!!!

    Eat, Play, Shove The husband has traditionally gotten a bad wrap as being a terrible cook. This stereotype most likely comes from the fact that it’s true. To help us along, author and culinary instructor Danielle is here to teach us a thing or two about making a meal without making a fool of ourselves.  […]

  • OUT OF RUINS by Michele G Miller

    Reading is important. It makes you less dumb, it improves your memory and it makes you less dumb. We want to encourage reading so we'll be posting book reviews here from time to time. Check them out and read, or be stupid.  OUT OF RUINS by Michele G MillerClick to buy.Review by: Danielle YoungFrom the […]

  • Chocolate is All

    We all know I am a bit obsessed with cupcakes, all you have to do is take one look at any of my pages and that fact is obvious, so naturally I thought I would hit you husbands with a chocolate cupcake recipe. I know it is not manly food, but think of it this […]

  • Any Side Up

    Eat, Play, ShoveThe husband has traditionally gotten a bad wrap as being a terrible cook. This stereotype most likely comes from the fact that it’s true. To help us along, author and culinary instructor Danielle is here to teach us a thing or two about making a meal without making a fool of ourselves. One […]

  • Kids in the Kitchen

    Eat, Play, ShoveThe husband has traditionally gotten a bad wrap as being a terrible cook. This stereotype most likely comes from the fact that it’s true. To help us along, author and culinary instructor Danielle is here to teach us a thing or two about making a meal without making a fool of ourselves. Today […]

  • Read, or Be Stupid: Ready to Kill by Andrew Peterson

    Reading is important. It makes you less dumb, it improves your memory and it makes you less dumb. We want to encourage reading so we'll be posting book reviews here from time to time. Check them out and read, or be stupid. Get it hereThe Book: Ready to KillThe Author: Andrew Peterson The Gist: Bestselling author […]

  • Eat, Play, Shove, WRITE

    Big congratulations are in order for Danielle of our Eat, Play, Shove column. She has released her first book. Here's Danielle to tell you all about it. Be sure to give her a "way to go" in the comments. I wrote a book. Okay you knew that. Let’s start again shall we. I published a […]

  • Want a Taco…. Salad?

    The kids are at it again. This time we made tacos… or something like them. Actually we made taco salad. Which since my kids end up with all the taco stuffing all over the table, chair and themselves we might as well start that way, right? Right. My assistant for this dinner was my 9 […]

  • Brownie Points with Dad

    This Sunday is Father’s Day. A big day around Dumb White Husband. Hello, surrounded by all these husbands. Yup, definitely a big day. And why not celebrate the big day with food? Oh yea, every man likes food. After all don’t they say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach?? But today […]

  • This is How we Roll

    Since becoming a Culinary teacher my kids have expressed more of an interest in cooking. Now they want to learn whatever it is I will teach them. Whereas before, I had to pull teeth to get them to help me in the kitchen. Don’t ask me what’s changed, I just know that I’m going to […]

  • Burn Baby Burn

    Catering is one of the many parts of being a culinary teacher at my school. Not only does it offer great experience for my students, it provides money for my program and cheap good food to everyone else. Most of our caterings take place either before school or after school in which I ask, plead […]

  • Are you Chicken Enough?

    Sometimes inspiration strikes when I least expect it and well sometimes it just doesn’t hit at all. But I really believe that inspiration hit hard with this recipe. I love dip and who doesn’t but I don’t exactly make a lot of dip. Actually I don’t make any dip unless you count adding ranch powder […]

  • I. Wrote. A. Book.

    This week I am taking a little break from recipes to make a little announcement. I. Wrote. A. Book. There I said it. I wrote a book and this Sunday I will be revealing the cover to the entire world on my book blog Consuming Worlds. I know, you thought I wrote recipes… and I do, […]

  • Get Shredded

    As you can tell by the title, today we are going to get shredded! No not the Guy with No Shirt kind of shredded! Sorry people, this is not the post to read if you want to look like that. This is the post you read to make you hungry! Or right before you know you […]

  • Sauce Me

    Hey guess what? It’s March, you know what that means don’t you? Spring!!! Oh you thought I was going to say March Madness didn’t you… yea no. But there is that too.Though I don’t watch basketball *don’t look at me like that* I do enjoy cooking and eating bar food, so thanks to a recommendation […]

  • There’s No Coffee in that Cake

    For those of you that don’t know, I am a High School Culinary Arts teacher. Yes, we trust teenagers with knives, risky I know. But we do. Anyway, this week my students and I have a breakfast catering, if you don’t know what catering is it’s where someone makes food for someone and brings it […]

  • V-Day equals Chocolate Day

    Did you know that next week is Valentine’s Day? Well if you didn’t, then you live under a rock and if you do, then I applaud you for being one step ahead of many other people around the world who will likely forget the day until the day actually arrives. But not you my friend, […]

  • Just Meat and Potatoes

    Everyone loves burritos right? Especially ones full of yummy meat, potatoes and cheese, right? Don’t tell me I’m the only one. *looks around* I’m not, that’s what I thought.When I was going to college one of my favorite splurges was the Green Chile meat burrito at the snack bar in the Agriculture building. This little […]

  • Chili is good. So why not make it?

    Chili is one of those dishes that causes great angst in my house. Out of the seven of us only three of us actually like chili. The other four hate it, loathe it, absolutely detest it; yet it makes a regular appearance in my house. Chili is my husband’s favorite meal. I know what you’re […]

  • Why We're Wrong Wednesday - We Thought It Was Just Us

    Danielle Young steps up to show us that it's not just we guys that are wrong. Proving us wrong, yet again. Why I was Wrong on Valentine’s DayOf course we all know that recently the world celebrated this little thing called Valentine’s Day. And we also know that this holiday is a big deal to women. […]

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  • Why We're Wrong Wednesday: Because We Always Say No

    Well, we asked for it. We wanted you to tell us why we husbands, guys, fathers, men are wrong and the answers came rolling in. Here's Danielle: BEFORE YOU ASK THE ANSWER IS NO!I swear I think that is my husband’s motto. Well at least my kids do. I have five boys who will seek […]

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