Real Girl’s Kitchen: Haricots verts & spicy buttermilk salad

A girl needs variety. A girl needs choices. A girl needs something new and exciting to munch on at lunchtime and still feel good about herself. Sometimes, this girl just doesn't feel like eating a salad! That's why these sexy haricots verts are the perfect solution to any lunch time salad blues. I call them sexy because they are usually referred to as the "French green bean" due to the fact that they are longer and skinnier than the American bean. They are loaded with lots of chlorophyll that helps to clean your blood and have the slightest hint of sweetness. I love these lean green machines and I think you will, too. Read more

Love the internet

Let's talk about why we’re all here. The internet is the gateway to everything… including love. Yes, it is possible to find love online. The statistics aren’t lying. It happened for us and it can happen for you. We met on Myspace way back in 2005. It started out as a great friendship and blossomed into what it is now a marriage and a Sin Halo! Yes, you will still meet a whole lot of toads and crazy cat ladies, but, as we always say, you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you meet your prince charming. Read more

Modern love: Dating on reality TV

Dating on reality TV
From Jon and Kate Gosselin to Kim Kardashian, we've all seen that love in front of the camera doesn't always work out. It’s not a surprise. Being on television and coping with the criticism that comes with fame and recognition is hard. New attention can change people and even the strongest couples can suffer. In fact, the upcoming season of Millionaire Matchmaker has turned the tables on me as I look for my own man and try not to let the cameras get the best of my potential relationships. Read more

Real Girl’s Kitchen: Truffle edamame salad

One of my favorite smells on earth is the delicate aroma of truffles and, no, I'm not talking about the chocolate. I'm talking about the mushroom! The smell of truffles always reminds me of a really romantic meal I shared with a past boyfriend, and it instantly puts me into a sexy mood. The aroma of a truffle is similar to sexual pheromones found in nature. It's earthy, warm and inviting -- and it exudes sensuality. Read more

Sex: It’s gametime!

So, you’re a few months into the relationship and you’ve noticed that the heat and passion may have slightly fizzled. Not necessarily a drastic change - but maybe you don’t kiss as much as you used to or sex is now once a week, if you’re lucky, and heavy petting is left only for the dogs. You’re simply not putting as much effort into wooing as you used to and its time to inject the fun back into your sex life, before its too late. Okay kids, Sex Games 101 is now in session. Take off your pants and get ready for a night of fun! (Wait only a night?) Read more

What the frock! Summer dresses I’m dying for

Mychael Shandra picks hot summer dresses
A man falls for with a woman with his eyes and that’s where a great dress can be your secret weapon. It won’t seal the deal, but the right dress can be enough to catch his eye. Men love anything that flatters a woman’s body and shows off what she’s proud of -- and there's nothing wrong with wearing something sexy to get him to make his way across the room. It's exactly why I am designing my own date wear line! In the meantime, I've recruited my hot stylist, Mychael Shandra, to tell us what's sexy for summer and I'm dying over her selections. (Seen right: Parker Drape Dress). Read more