Welcome to Nancy Jean’s Food Mingle Blog!


Thanks for stopping by Nancy Jean’s Food Mingle Blog. This blog is really several related blogs in one, accessible from the menu tabs at the top of the page. I write about sharing my favorite recipes, reviewing restaurants, culinary-related products, events and books, and celebrating national food days in the USA. I’ve also recently completed  a degree in Hospitality Management, with a focus in Culinary Arts and Food Service.


Visit the Recipes tab to find some of my favorite recipes, as well as a few that didn’t work out so well. I have personally tested every recipe (except those shown in guest posts) and I often include my own hints for optional variations or alternate ingredients.  Most recipes have been adapted from the original and credit is given to the original source.  Do you have a favorite recipe which you would like me to try? If so, send it along and I may try it and even publish it here.

Restaurant, Event, Product, and Book Reviews

You can read my food-related event and book reviews, product reviews, and restaurant critiques on the Reviews tab. My friends and I dine out a lot! You can read all about these outings.  Do you want to see a review of a particular establishment, book or product?  Let me know and you just might get your wish! In this tab, you will also see my reviews of culinary-related events. Get the inside scoop on hot happenings of the local (and sometimes not-so-local) food scene.  Read a good culinary-themed book lately? See what I’ve been reading too. I don’t receive any compensation from these review posts, so you can trust me to be fair and unbiased.

National USA Food Days

It seems like every day in the United States, we celebrate something, and food is no exception.  Visit the National Food Day tab to see what food you should be celebrating.  You will not only learn a bit about the food, but you might also get a recipe to celebrate that special day.

Please stop back to follow along with me on this journey. I would love to read your comments along the way, so don’t be shy – let me know what you think.


 “We should look for someone to eat and drink with
before looking for something to eat and drink.”
-Epicurus (341-270 BC)

About the beautiful pineapple….The pineapple is associated with the return of ships from extended voyages, and it is an emblem of welcome and hospitality.  Using the pineapple image, I welcome you to Nancy Jean’s Food Mingle Blog.