Betty Crocker is always looking for ways to mash up different recipe ideas — like in this Drunken Quinoa. I took quinoa, a popular grain, and cooked it like drunken pasta for a rich, wine-infused side dish.
In February, I took a chance and bounced a column idea off my editor at SheKnows.com. She loved the idea and immediately green lighted it. Every Wednesday, Chasing the Dream appears on SheKnows Parenting. The column is an inspirational and aspirational look at mothers who are going after their life dreams — and the essential skills necessary to really go after dreams.
My kids are both in elementary school, which means they need colored pencils, crayons, scissors and more to do their nightly homework. However, it’s so easy for those things to get lost so I created homework crates for both of them to stay organized all year.
After months of searching for just the right quote art to have near my desk, I finally realized the only way I would find the perfect art would be to make it myself. This project initially appeared on Sarah by the Sea and then was also picked up (with fresh photos!) by allParenting.com.
My editor at allParenting.com challenged me to take several popular seasonal flavors of Starbucks lattes and turn them into cupcakes. These are the delicious results of this four-part project (note, third and fourth part are forthcoming in December).
Thanks for the interest!
I’d love to partner with you! Here are the many ways we can work together:
1. Article Writing and Editing. As a full-time freelance writer (and former newspaper reporter), I’m always looking for great assignments about food, parenting, achieving goals, lifestyle and social media. See my ABOUT page for a list of some of my writing credits, including my blogs, Sarah’s Cucina Bella and Sarah by the Sea. Please note: I work for compensation — not exchange for product or “exposure”.
2. Food Writer and Recipe Developer. A foodie at heart, I have been writing about food and developing recipes for nearly a decade. See my Food & Cooking page for a list of some of my writing credits, awards, and where my recipes have appeared. (I love to get my hands messy in the kitchen!)
4. Brand Ambassador. Want a champion for your product? I can be your brand ambassador. I’ll cheer for your brand and create infectious buzz through blog posts, as well as mentions on Sarah W. Caron social media. I also can travel and do on-camera work for you.
5. Photographer. All the images you see on my blog Sarah’s Cucina Bella were shot by me and my trusty Canon Rebel XTi camera. My food photos have been featured in Betty Crocker publications, Yum for Kids magazine and on websites including Tablespoon.com, Disney’s AmazingMoms.com, Pillsbury.com and more.
6. Social media management. As the former social media editor for Education World, I have overseen the launch of a professional network for educators, engaged in social media for business purposes and led the team into a deeper use and understanding of social media.
7. Twitter party hosting. While working for Education World, I developed and executed three Twitter parties to promote the brand and educate.
8. Event speaker. Hand me a mic! I’m available to speak at or be part of a panel at food-related and writing-related events. I can speak to crowds about everything from freelance writing and photography to self-marketing.
Ready to get started? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DISCLOSURE TO READERS: I am sometimes compensated to work with brands and companies and am involved in various other food-related projects. I always note on the post if compensation has been received. I do not accept payment to publish positive feedback on a product. All opinions in my written posts are entirely my own.
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Named Local Columnist of the Year 2015 by the Maine Press Association
Featured in Professional Blogging for Dummies by Susan Getgood
Named to the “Top 25 Foodie Blogs,” list on FriendsEAT.com
Featured in “22 Brilliant Bloggers Talk about Online Privacy,” on BlogWorld.com
Several Society of Professional Journalists, Connecticut Chapter, awards