danielle young

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 […] Read more


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, […] Read more


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 […] Read more


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 […] Read more


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 […] Read more


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. […] Read more


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 […] Read more


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.  […] Read more


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 Miller Click to buy. Review by: Danielle […] Read more


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 […] Read more


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 […] Read more


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 more


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 here The Book: Ready to Kill The Author: Andrew Peterson The Gist: […] Read more


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 […] Read more


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 […] Read more


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 […] Read more


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 […] Read more


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 […] Read more


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 […] Read more


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 […] Read more


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 […] Read more