Thai Spiced Rice Bowl

One of my favorite parts of my job is meeting and befriending other food bloggers.  

Melissa of The Faux Martha and I started our blogs around the same time.  

We commented on each other’s blogs for a while and then I reached out to Melissa way back when she was living in Chicago.

That’s how you know you’re headed in the right direction—when “networking” feels so natural and easy 

Melissa invited me over to her home and out to dinner. We’ve been buds for a while now. 

Last summer, when I was in Minneapolis for Lindsay’s photography workshop, Melissa invited us over for dinner.  

I got to see her amazing modern farmhouse in person, finally. We ate homemade pizza in her backyard under those big, round Christmas lights I love so much.