I’m not a writer, photographer or chef. I’m a self taught home cook, wife, mother, and full-time professional worker bee. I like fresh flowers, candles, wine, and food that looks good and tastes scrumptious.  I run and workout so I can enjoy good food and sweet treats!

I get inspired by the foods I taste at restaurants and see in magazines, and also by my mom’s amazing cooking.  I like challenges and I set goals; mental, physical and creative ones!

In 2012 I started The Foodie Affair blog to share recipes and entertaining ideas, while learning a few things along the way.

The Foodie Affair will be all about delicious foods that I serve my family and friends. Some of my posts will be healthy and others will be sinful, but all will be written with the intent to inspire you to be wildly passionate and creative in the kitchen.  I hope this blog inspires you to try a recipe and add your own pizzazz!

I would love to hear from you! I can be contacted at thefoodieaffair(at)gmail(dot)com

Sandra The Foodie Affair


Photo Credit JH Photography

Sandra @ The Foodie Affair

30 Comments on About Me

  1. Beth says:
    November 27, 2011

    You GO GIRL!!! How awesome!

    • December 3, 2011

      🙂 So many fond memories and recipes are from Hawaii! I can’t wait to share them!

  2. Leilani says:
    November 27, 2011

    I love it!!!

    • December 3, 2011

      Thanks Leilani! I’m looking forward to having some fun with this blog!

  3. Linda Valle says:
    November 28, 2011

    Wow! Best Wishes, Sandra! This is so cool and I’ll look forward to the recipes!

    • Kim Bacon says:
      November 28, 2011

      Cannot wait! You’ve always been amazing….still are! Wish you were closer.

      • December 3, 2011

        So sweet, Kim. Thank you! Come visit at least, won’t you…please 🙂

    • December 3, 2011

      Thank you, Linda! I appreciate the support! I may have to create something with the Chicken Beer can recipe using German bier!

  4. Eva Martinez says:
    November 28, 2011

    Wow what the crack!! YAAAAY!!!! =)

    • December 3, 2011

      I know. This blog has been brewing in my head for awhile. I have a lot to learn 🙂

  5. March 8, 2012

    Wow! You are so creative! I love your blog. In your profile you say you are not a writer, photographer or chef and that’s the best part because you really are all those things with the greatest of ease. I appreciate the way you do these things for your family and that show a spirit of loveliness which begins at home. Keep writing, photographing and cooking!

  6. Sandra says:
    March 8, 2012

    Thank you for the sweet words! I’m still in training for all those attributes and have an appreciative family, so I’m encouraged to keep at it! My technical skills are getting a workout too. Learning so much by blogging! Thanks for stopping by!


  7. Cheryl says:
    March 26, 2012

    Hi … just stopped by to say thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice comment. You’ve got a great blog!

    • Sandra says:
      March 26, 2012

      Cheryl, your blog has inspired me to get those pasta making accessories for my KitchenAid. A new territory for me to explore 🙂 Thank You!!

  8. Sandra says:
    April 23, 2012

    Thanks, Renee! Love your motivating posts and look forward to a new blogger to follow!

  9. August 21, 2013

    Now this is just wierd! As I was googling myself (yes, I said googling myself!), I came across your blog. And then I saw your name (the same as mine!) It really is a small world! Love your blog!

    • Sandra says:
      August 21, 2013

      Hello Sandie! Too funny and what a coincidence!! I’m off to check out your blog 🙂

  10. cheryl meeker says:
    January 22, 2014

    I am not any good at blogging, but I ran across your recipe for the mini cupcakes on facebook and just had to email you about the donut maker. Since I have no clue how long before I can afford to replace my oven (my van went in to the shop needing a water pump & new thermostat..it came out needing a head gasket.) So if & when I get the oven, I will try your way of baking them. Good luck to you and keep up the good work. You should get in toch with Christie Jordan of Christies Southern Plate. She is a mom, wife, cook, cookbook author, etc and one of the most uplifting people that you can come into contact with.


    • Sandra says:
      January 22, 2014

      Thank you, Cheryl! Commenting on blogs is just like writing an email, except its a forum for all to see. Bloggers REALLY appreciate comments on our blogs 🙂 Thanks for the recommendation! I love checking out new sites. Baking these donuts in the oven is easy! I hope you get to try it soon 🙂

  11. Melanie says:
    January 29, 2014

    I love some of these recipes you post on here. They look so good and I can’t wait to cook it for my family.I share with family and friends on facebook so,I know there enjoying it as well. I didn’t know about this site till one of my friend’s posted a recipe on here.I am writing down the recipes so,I can make them and can’t wait to taste it. I don’t have a printer so,I have to write all my recipes by hand. But it’s worth it so eventually one day I will buy me a printer for my computer. LOL It looks so good and I know it will taste just as good. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing these amazing recipes for us to enjoy!

    • Sandra says:
      January 30, 2014

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment, Melanie!! You made my day reading this 🙂 Nothing wrong with sticking to the basics and handwriting recipes 😉 Please swing by often and thank you for sharing my recipes! ~Sandra

  12. Sandra says:
    March 31, 2014

    On the Homemade Ice Cream Cake you do not mention the oven temperature to cook it at. Please let me know. Thank you.

    • March 31, 2014

      Whoops! Thanks for letting me know I forgot that! 350 degrees for cooking the cake. I’ll be sure to update that in the recipe.

  13. Heidy McCallum@ The McCallum's Shamrock Patch says:
    September 4, 2014

    I loved reading more about you!!! Thanks for sharing!!

    • September 5, 2014

      Thanks for swinging by Heidy! I was just thinking that I should update this page! I have a renovated kitchen now 🙂

  14. Olivia says:
    July 22, 2015

    Hi Sandra!I am an intern at the food and nutrition blog Abbey’s Kitchen by Registered Dietitian, Abbey Sharp, and we are doing a round up of healthy recipes featuring blueberries. We would love if we could include your recipe for “Blueberry Bourbon BBQ Sauce” in our round up. We simply would be using the photo from the blog post, and the recipe title and then would hyperlink to your original blog post with your blog name and include a nutrition breakdown of the recipe (that we do). We will NEVER re-print your recipe on the blog- always just hyperlink to your website to ensure traffic returns to your website. We may also share a compilation of photos from the blog post on social media to promote it. Please just confirm you’re okay with this and if in the future we can share your content without having to constantly ask.
    Thanks so much!
    – Olivia

  15. Catherine Hutchinson says:
    July 18, 2016

    Do you have the nutritional information for your low carb recipes?

    • July 18, 2016

      Hi Catherine! Because of so many different brands I only try to give an estimate. I do have a tool that I like to use that you might find helpful – My Fitness Pal is an easy recipe analyzer.

  16. da AL says:
    January 31, 2017

    am much enjoying your blog!

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