Dinner/ Recipes

Chicken and Almonds

Perfect Fried Chicken


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Serves 4

8 cups canola oil

1 cup buttermilk

1 tbsp hot sauce

1 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

8 boneless chicken breasts, skin on. (I bought bone-in breasts and deboned them myself…it’s pretty easy to do)

2 cups flour

2 tbsp sea salt

1.5 tsp ground white pepper

1/4 tsp cayenne

Mix together the buttermilk, hot sauce, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder in a small casserole dish. Add the chicken breasts and coat with the mixture. Place in fridge and let marinate for at least one hour and up to one day.

Preheat oil to 350. In a pie dish, combine the flour, salt, white pepper and cayenne. Dip each chicken breast in the flour mixture completely and then drop in the hot oil. Don’t overcrowd the chicken in the oil or it will cook unevenly. Also, make sure your oil is hot enough. If the oil is too cold, the chicken will absorb the oil (this is when frying gets bad) and the outside will then burn while the inside stays pink.

It will probably take about eight to ten minutes for the chicken to be done. I always stick a cooking thermometer in my chicken to make sure it has come to 165 degrees before serving.

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    July 19, 2010 at 9:44 am

    This is a REALLY difficult question! I think my dream job would be a food stylist or wildlife photographer–something really crazy and unique that takes me to a lot of cool places.

  • Ann @ A Quidnunc Smorgasbord
    July 19, 2010 at 9:44 am

    To be an event planner! πŸ™‚

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    My dream job would totally be running my own cat rescue. I would be so happy to rescue hundreds of cats. For now, I’ve settled for two. =D

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    My dream job would be running a Weight Loss Camp for kids!

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    July 19, 2010 at 9:49 am

    My dream job would be as a food critic/writer. I love writing and I love food. It would be a dream combination!

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    July 19, 2010 at 9:50 am

    oh that’s tricky! id love to be a baker (but without the hours) at my own organic bakery, on a beautiful island! πŸ˜‰

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    My dream job(and plan) is to open a bakery/catering/coffee shop that hosts community meetings and has local art on the walls and a book exchange program. It combines all my favorite things (food, coffee, books, art, community and people) into one.

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      July 19, 2010 at 11:59 am

      So life and spiritually affirming!

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      I love this idea!! I can’t think of a better way to describe my dream job too.

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    I’d love to be a personal chef!

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    July 19, 2010 at 9:55 am

    My dream job would be a wedding planner in New York City!

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    Hi Jenna! I work in politics now, but I have an obsession with weddings so I want to be a wedding planner!! I’m not even married yet haha!! It will be a world of difference from the serious political like… Seriously, what isn’t happy about weddings? πŸ™‚

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      One word: Bridezilla!!!!

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    My dream job would be to own a coffee shop or to be a personal trainer!

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    I’d love to be a travel/resort critic.

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Beautiful fried chicken. I love good, home fried chicken, preferably out of a cast iron pan! It just can’t be beat.

    My dream job: writing / editing cookbooks OR teaching health education.

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:07 am

    I have so many ‘dream jobs’, but I guess one of my top choices would be a Travel channel show host like Samantha Brown!

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    Hi Jenna!

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:13 am

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:14 am

    oh, that’s hard >.>
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    My dream job would be to own my own cafe on an island. Preferably Hawaii.

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    My dream job would be to own my own clothing boutique and home store… in a trendy, cute neighborhood!

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    Hm, dream job…I really like programming and problem solving. I really like running and working out. I really like reading. I really like being outside. I think my dream job would be something which combined all of those activities…maybe software work or research on a Garmin product? I’m still trying to figure this out…

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:15 am

    I think my dream job related to food would be carb tester. not related to food, maybe internet stalking? I mean that in a joking stalking your ex on facebook kind of way ;D

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    My dream job would be the prepare healthy meals for clients who do not have time to cook. Utilizing my love for cooking and baking as well as my degree (in progress) as a Registered Dietitian.

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:15 am

    a writer, a cafe owner, a teacher, a RD, a journalist, etc etc etc…not what I am doing now anyway….nice question —and now I am must go off back to reality…

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:15 am

    my dream job would involve many things: writing, cooking, and telling people what to do. oh and coaching kids in running programs, too. got a job title for me? πŸ™‚

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:16 am

    My somewhat realistic dream job would be a professor or instructor at a university, and my really true dream job (totally out-of-reach) is being a food network chef or the owner of a bakery or restaurant πŸ™‚

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      July 19, 2010 at 10:49 am

      I promise you, Maria, being a prof is really not what it looks like from the outside… the phrase “ivory tower” could be replaced with “slave labourer” easily! But I’m totally with you on “bakery owner”!

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:17 am

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:17 am

    I’d love to own a restaurant…or work in Nutrition Policy (specifically school nutrition)!

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Samantha Brown has my dream job.

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:18 am

    My dream job, hmm, well let’s see. I would love to plan events. I do think that if I could marry well, I would like to volunteer rather than work. I would like to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, the Humane Society, etc.

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:18 am

    To run a wildly successful, quaint, coastal bed and breakfast with a garden to present guests with fresh flowers and produce.

  • Allie
    July 19, 2010 at 10:18 am

    To be a beauty editor for a magazine.

  • Got2TrotLibrarian
    July 19, 2010 at 10:19 am

    A dog walker, for sure!

  • sassy molassy
    July 19, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Dream job: travel writer, taste tester, health/fitness magazine writer. Oh and just read someone’s comment about lululemon. WOuld LOVE to work in their headquarters in a marketing/comm capacity. Unfortunately, location seems to be a barrier to that right now as i’m not in canada.

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Dream Job = critic in the travel/hospitality industry. Travel everywhere, review hotels, resorts, food, everything!

  • emily
    July 19, 2010 at 10:19 am

    i would love to be a food stylist or recipe developer at a magazine (RIP gourmet!)

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      July 19, 2010 at 5:18 pm

      Good Choice emily! I have worked with a lot of food stylists and recipe developers for major food companies and its a blast!

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:20 am

    In my dreams, I’m senior editor at a publishing house in a big city, Boston or New York, maybe :]

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:20 am

    A teacher…with decent pay, benefits and job stability…we are dreaming after all πŸ™‚

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:20 am

    I think my dream job would be a graphic designer.

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Sounds crazy, but my dream job is being the Warden at a prison for juveniles convicted as adults. (I was a criminology major in college.) I never entered the law enforcement field after graduating but it still fascinates me!

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:20 am

    My dream job is to be an elementary school teacher! I’ve got my fingers crossed for this fall! πŸ™‚

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:21 am

    my dream job would definitely be getting paid to travel and review places. ooh, especially spas and places where i could get totally pampered.

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I want to be a dietitian for a sports team!

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    My dream job is to be the one who applies sunscreen to George Clooney while he visits Lake Como. πŸ™‚

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:22 am

    My dream job is exactly what I’m doing now. πŸ™‚ It was my dream in high school, my dream in college, and my dream after I graduated. I’ve been doing it 20 years and while I may gripe about the details sometimes (don’t we all?), it is still what I love doing: System analyst/programmer.

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:22 am

    dream job: professional reader/philosopher

  • Heather
    July 19, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Does retiring early and traveling the world, exploring and adventuring count as a “job”? Because, ideally I could just get on a plane, go anywhere, take photos, eat local cuisine, and blog about it. Is there a job out there like that for me?

  • Dynamics
    July 19, 2010 at 10:24 am

    My dream job would be a “dog trainer.” There is nothing more rewarding than a well trained dog. Guide Dogs, Animal Assisted Therapy Dogs, Wheelchair Dogs, Hearing Dogs, Seizure Dogs etc.

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:25 am

    I would want to run a little organic grocery store with a deli πŸ™‚

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Dream job = finding a way (financially) to cook, work out, and volunteer all part time – adding up to full time. Too bad I’m not much of a writer… πŸ˜›

  • Krista
    July 19, 2010 at 10:25 am

    personal trainer! I could do what I love all day long!

  • Erin
    July 19, 2010 at 10:25 am

    I would love to edit a magazine or run an organization to prevent eating disorders.

  • Kate
    July 19, 2010 at 10:25 am

    My dream job would be to own a bookstore.

  • Evan Thomas
    July 19, 2010 at 10:26 am

    My dream job would involve not leaving the house but still paying the bills

  • katie
    July 19, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Cinematographer. Or anything involved in the film industry.

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:26 am

    If I could have any job in the world, then I would be a professional ice cream taster:)

  • Marisa
    July 19, 2010 at 10:27 am

    I would love to cook and bake with kids all day…so much fun!

  • Lauren
    July 19, 2010 at 10:27 am

    I would love to own my own cafe, somewhere with outdoor seating and the ability to at least grow fresh herbs on site. It would be eco-friendly (and stressful as hell) but great.

  • Anne
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    I have to say, i’m about to live my dream job in September (if I go back to China then, otherwise i’ll definitely be back there in December), being able to teach piano to little kids in China, while being a personal trainer to the adults in the area that I live!

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:27 am

    To own a restaurant!!!! Scary thought though… πŸ™‚

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Dream job: A personal shopper or to work for “Cooking Light.” I adore that magazine.

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:29 am

    My dream job is to be a writer.

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    July 19, 2010 at 10:29 am

    My *dream* job is to plan weddings.. I didn’t know so many other people had the same dream! I feel like half of the comments so far are wedding planner! πŸ™‚

  • Jenn
    July 19, 2010 at 10:29 am

    To be a travel journalist and be able to travel the world!

  • greenbean
    July 19, 2010 at 10:29 am

    a surfing instructor. but of course i’d have to learn how to surf. πŸ™‚

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    An actress or a secret spy:)

  • Christina
    July 19, 2010 at 10:29 am

    I would love to be a professional blogger! I guess I’d have to start a blog first… LOL

  • Kerrie
    July 19, 2010 at 10:29 am

    I would love to either be a photographer or own my own little breakfast/lunch joint!

  • Allison
    July 19, 2010 at 10:29 am

    My dream job would be to own a small and cozy bakery/cafe.

  • Carolyn (mealsandmiles.wordpress.com)
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    doctor who is also a travel writer? this is a real job, right?

  • Carol
    July 19, 2010 at 10:30 am

    AN event planner in Paris !

  • Dawn
    July 19, 2010 at 10:31 am

    My dream job would be as a personal health and fitness coach. Working with people, developing workout plans, and helping them reach their goals. I’ve actually got the personal trainer certification I need for this, but I just need to work up the nerve to put myself out there and get some clients!

  • K
    July 19, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Oh gosh, thats a tough one! Right now I think it would be a professional ballet dancer (but I’m partway there so I dont know if that counts) but I also think it would be great to be some kind of touring travel guide, so you can see the world!
    -K

  • Robin
    July 19, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I would love to be a baker, but perhaps out of my own home as owning a bakery and being responsible for the overhead is a bit scary.

  • Donna Porter
    July 19, 2010 at 10:31 am

    My dream job would be a children’s book author, specializing in books for special needs children like my daughter!

  • Liz
    July 19, 2010 at 10:31 am

    My dream job is to be a fiction writer! I hope one day to achieve my dreams…we shall see, we shall see!

  • Angela
    July 19, 2010 at 10:32 am

    My dream job? A yoga instructor with a little studio on the beach (with a vegetarian snack bar attached)!

  • Catherine
    July 19, 2010 at 10:32 am

    My idea job would be teaching Irish dance classes, eventually running a school and owning a studio that also offered pilates/yoga/cross training classes for dancers.

  • Michelle
    July 19, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Travel photographer or food journalist. Or maaayybe professional ice cream taster.

  • mama
    July 19, 2010 at 10:33 am

    I’m doing it right now, staying at home with my beautiful baby girl!

  • Meg
    July 19, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Dolphin Trainer at Seaworld!!! πŸ˜€

  • kate
    July 19, 2010 at 10:33 am

    i want to be a cookbook tester. there’s gotta be something like that out there, right? πŸ™‚

  • Amanda
    July 19, 2010 at 10:33 am

    My dream job is to be a farmer, full time rather than part.

  • shera1
    July 19, 2010 at 10:34 am

    To be a personal stylist, but I don’t want any whiny, diva stars.

  • Jenna
    July 19, 2010 at 10:34 am

    I think my dream job would have to be either a pastry chef or more realistically, a product manager for a really cool food company!

  • Alyssa @ bride to be fit
    July 19, 2010 at 10:34 am

    My dream since I was little was to be a teacher…. And I was just hired as a third grade teacher starting in September!! :). Next on the wish list is to be a writer (possibly a writer about the many hilarious events that occur daily in a classroom??!)

  • Laura
    July 19, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Great post! Dream job… either working in PR or Marketing for a company/ magazine in the food/nutrition/health industry OR opening my own wellness center incorporating nutrition & yoga to help people live a fulfilling and wholesome life.

  • Dee
    July 19, 2010 at 10:34 am

    My dream job would definitely have to include the following criteria:

    -photography
    -food πŸ˜‰
    -travel
    -reading
    -internet!
    -staying at home and not stuck in a cubicle.

    Hehe, I don’t even know if that exists

  • Leslie
    July 19, 2010 at 10:34 am

    I’ve actually spent quality time thinking of this before… I want to be the person who goes to destination resorts and rates/reviews them for magazines or what have you. I really think I could enjoy being paid to vacation.

  • FoodCents
    July 19, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I would LOVE to work for Consumer Reports, testing products, especially food & cars !!!

  • Jes
    July 19, 2010 at 10:35 am

    This is way random compared to all the other posts i have read… My dream job is a Marine Biologist… When planning my college future, I was going to go to school for this, but my family made it seem like an unpractical profession… I regret that decision because I made it for other people and not myself… Someday though… =)

  • Sadye
    July 19, 2010 at 10:35 am

    my dream job would be to be a doctor.

  • Erin
    July 19, 2010 at 10:35 am

    An FBI Special Agent.

  • Erica
    July 19, 2010 at 10:36 am

    My dream job would involve helping people mentally, physically, and emotionally… doing a combination of nutritional and psychological counseling for adults and kids.

  • Kelly
    July 19, 2010 at 10:36 am

    To be a “big-haired….foooooooooooooooooood critic.”

    Special credit to “My Best Friends Wedding.” Thanks
    Ms. Diaz.

  • Jane
    July 19, 2010 at 10:36 am

    I would own a small bistro/bookstore/coffee shop nestled somewhere in the mountains where I could watch the sunrise and sunset each day! I would meet new people and build meaningful relationships! Ahh…..

  • wendy
    July 19, 2010 at 10:36 am

    My dream job would be a National Park Ranger.

  • Claudia
    July 19, 2010 at 10:37 am

    My dream job would be to own a no-kill shelter for rescue animals. That’s what I would do if I won the lottery at least. But until then, I wold love to be an interior designer for large construction projects (hotels, malls, and office parks).

  • Ryane
    July 19, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Hmm, I think it’d be pretty sweet to be a wedding coordinator at some really posh resort in the caribbean!

  • APRIL
    July 19, 2010 at 10:38 am

    I would love to be a Stay-at-home-Mommy…with an abundance of money!!!!

  • Marie E.
    July 19, 2010 at 10:38 am

    my DREAM job would be traveling the world looking for new ingredients for all natural skin care products/cosmetics!

  • Michelle Kavalchuk
    July 19, 2010 at 10:38 am

    My dream job would be traveling the world and volunteering and blogging about it. I love visiting other cities, trying other cuisines and seeing the world and helping other people at the same time.

  • Tricia Tinnin
    July 19, 2010 at 10:39 am

    My dream job is to own a puppy daycare and just play with the pups all day!

  • Sarah
    July 19, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I dream of having my own bed and breakfast…how fun would it be to wake up, prepare breakfi for everyone and hear of your guests amazing travel stories! You would make friends from all over the world and get to work from home!

  • yana
    July 19, 2010 at 10:39 am

    My dream job is to be a label and packaging designer!

  • Tricia Tinnin
    July 19, 2010 at 10:39 am

    My dream job is to own a puppy daycare and just play with the pups all day!

  • Rachel
    July 19, 2010 at 10:40 am

    My dream job would be either an interior decorator or gardener/landscaper! Owning a boutique is pretty high up on my list as well!

  • Maria @ Oh Healthy Day
    July 19, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Oh that chicken. Takes me back to childhood. Sundays were always fried chicken days and my grandma would use lard and corn flakes. So so good.

    My dream job. To do this (blog) for a living. I’d love to be able to expand my blog to not just healthy living, but travel and photography as well. Ahh…

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    July 19, 2010 at 10:40 am

    My dream job would be to work in a missionary school in Costa Rica. All the beauty of the country and doing what I love. Perfect.

  • Carolyn
    July 19, 2010 at 10:42 am

    My dream job would be running a therapeutic riding program at huge rescue farm. Rescue neglected horses and through them rescue the spirits of children and adults!

  • Maura
    July 19, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Realistically…I want to be a doctor (cross your fingers I get into med school, please!!!) If not, I’m going to try my hand at being Padma Lakshmi. Hello?!? Budding young culinary stars trying impress me with their skills…yes, please!!

  • Brianne DeCesare
    July 19, 2010 at 10:43 am

    My dream job would definitely be to have a show on Food Network or Travel Channel where I travel to different areas of the US and/or world and instead of eating at diners, drive-ins, and dives etc…I ate at healthy restaurants! That would be a very fun, enjoyable job and also provide educational information to viewers about healthy eating and options πŸ™‚

  • Lina@GreenLivingNY
    July 19, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Dream job: to be the owner of a organic restaurant and market place in manhattan! πŸ™‚

  • Annie
    July 19, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Book reviewer! As long as it could be fun books. πŸ™‚

  • kari
    July 19, 2010 at 10:44 am

    i’m on the road towards med school, so working as a physician in a community setting is my dream job!

  • Andrea @ Sweet N Green
    July 19, 2010 at 10:45 am

    My dream job would be a wedding planner. I think it’d be really stressful, but a lot of fun!

  • Natalie (The Sweets Life)
    July 19, 2010 at 10:46 am

    open my own bakery that was instantly successful and allowed me to choose my own hours πŸ™‚

  • Shannon
    July 19, 2010 at 10:46 am

    My dream job would be some combination of foodie, blogger, communications director, and part-time chef! Luckily, my current job is halfway there! πŸ˜‰

  • Amanda Goss
    July 19, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Dream job: a combination of cooking, gardening, traveling around the world and yoga. Any suggestions! ha!

  • Cyndi
    July 19, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Is there a job out there where I can travel the world, eat delicious food and practice yoga on the beach every day? If so, I will take one of those, please…

  • amy
    July 19, 2010 at 10:48 am

    i would love love love to own a bakery/coffee shop!

  • Joanna
    July 19, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I would love to write books for children.

  • Jill@MySoCalledHealthLife
    July 19, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Dream job? I just want a job!! haha.

    But my dream job would be working working as a wellness coordinator for a great company.

  • Anya
    July 19, 2010 at 10:49 am

    My dream job would be to do field research so I can help endangered species. πŸ™‚

    That chicken looks so tasty πŸ˜€

  • rebecca
    July 19, 2010 at 10:49 am

    dream job would involve designing, painting, crafting, yoga-ing, traveling, eating & cooking, drinking, dinner partying, dancing, music-ing, and laughing…lots of laughing. i.e. my dream job would not involve work at all.

  • Ashley
    July 19, 2010 at 10:50 am

    My dream job would be a taste-taster. I don’t know if they exist, but how amazing would it be to try a gazillion different foods?? I don’t even have a preference of what kind. Just anything I guess!

  • Leanne
    July 19, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Holy almonds! My dream job would definitely involve spending most of my day in the kitchen. I would LOVE to prepare healthy and fresh meals for busy families/couples/people that don’t like to cook. Someday…. πŸ™‚

    • Leanne
      July 19, 2010 at 10:51 am

      or working as a recipe taster in the Food Network kitchen..a girl can dream. πŸ™‚

  • maggie
    July 19, 2010 at 10:51 am

    my dream job is to be a nutritionist/healthy cook. Cook and prepare meals for celebrities and such. also personal training on the side πŸ™‚

    Exactly what I’m shooting for, except for the celebrities haha

  • Allie
    July 19, 2010 at 10:51 am

    my dream job would be to have a travel show and go everywhere and anywhere. however, that said, i am pretty darn happy with the job i have now.

  • Mary
    July 19, 2010 at 10:52 am

    My dream job would be a owner of fro yo place πŸ™‚

  • Caitlin
    July 19, 2010 at 10:53 am

    I always thought it would be really cool to be a food artist. The kind that dresses food and makes it look delicious for magazines and cookbooks.

  • Amanda
    July 19, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Someday I hope to be teaching kids how to cook and showing them all the fun science behind it…kinda like Alton Brown!

  • Dione
    July 19, 2010 at 10:53 am

    It sounds weird but a NHRA driver! Going 300+ mph, how great is that?

  • Amanda
    July 19, 2010 at 10:54 am

    My dream job would be to open a retreat center focused on the leadership lessons you can learn from horses. However, the retreat center would serve the two other purposes of rescuing horses who have been neglected and abused and rehabilitating them and providing a free summer camp experience to at risk youth. This would be my idea job because it would combine my three loves of horses, leadership, and social justice work!

  • Suzo
    July 19, 2010 at 10:54 am

    To run a community centre for family’s with young children aged 0-5 yrs!

  • Kelly
    July 19, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I kind of have my dream job (graphic designer)..but a DREAM dream job would be something where i could just sit at home and come up w/creative ideas every once in awhile and get paid for it! lol

  • Stacy
    July 19, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Random question, are those Almonds from Stewart and Jasper? I grew up in Newman where they farm those almonds, and am really close to the family. The packaging just looks familiar πŸ™‚

  • sarah k.
    July 19, 2010 at 10:58 am

    my dream job would be to work with my husband… doing what, i’m not sure, but we work well together so anything would be great πŸ™‚

  • jen
    July 19, 2010 at 10:58 am

    i hope i’m working towards it! getting my m.ed. in secondary english education.

  • Christina
    July 19, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I would like to be a photographer for national geographic…travel to the most beautiful places in the world as job? Yes, please!

  • Carolyn
    July 19, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Working as a wellness coordinator or working with a school district to implement healthier choices for kids!

  • Caitlin
    July 19, 2010 at 11:00 am

    My dream job would definitely be Anthony Bourdain’s…. food critic/taster/traveler/adventurist/writer/funny guy (or girl in my case). Basically something encompassing food and travel!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    July 19, 2010 at 11:00 am

    My dream job would be writing full time as a novelist. I’d like to write novels like Emily Giffin. I don’t know if you’ve read her works (if not, you should!) but her books are so realistic, you really feel as if you could meet her characters on the street or at a cafe.

  • Allie
    July 19, 2010 at 11:01 am

    My dream job is to blog about food and home design! I wish I would have hopped on that bandwagon earlier!

  • Amy
    July 19, 2010 at 11:01 am

    I would love to have my own catering business…that would be my perfect dream job!!!

  • The Frugal Nest
    July 19, 2010 at 11:02 am

    To be an academic.

  • amyt
    July 19, 2010 at 11:02 am

    YUM almonds!!! I would LOVE to a baker or a writer … either would make me extremely HAPPY!!!!

  • Mandy Wood
    July 19, 2010 at 11:02 am

    My dream job would be as a counselor for gay and lesbian teens who are suffering from discrimination.

    LOVE your blog – I have read it for years and read it every day!

  • kaitlin
    July 19, 2010 at 11:02 am

    I’d love to have a little goat cheese operation where I’d have my hands in the entire process – from raising the goats to marketing and selling my cheese.

    Getting that job, though, seems so scary!

  • Rebecca
    July 19, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Yum, that chicken looks great! And almonds are one of my fave snacks, what a cute way to carry them around!

    My dream job would be a travel writer, because I always imagine it as getting paid to go on vacation!

  • jds
    July 19, 2010 at 11:04 am

    my dream job is environmental communications… i’m getting my feet wet in the field now!

  • Sara Wright
    July 19, 2010 at 11:04 am

    My dream job would be a chic-lit writer!

  • Christy
    July 19, 2010 at 11:05 am

    I am a huge football fan – so my dream job would be to own the New Orleans Saints. If not that, then I would love to be a sports agent for the team πŸ˜‰

  • Kim
    July 19, 2010 at 11:05 am

    A cafe/bakery owner!

  • Chris H.
    July 19, 2010 at 11:06 am

    My dream job would be a pro triathlete who races to raise money for charities

  • Mariah
    July 19, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Those biscuits look mouthwatering! πŸ™‚
    My dream job would be a lead stylist for a fashion magazine!

  • Katy(The Balanced Foodie)
    July 19, 2010 at 11:08 am

    My dream job would be a mix of things I love, so it never gets boring. Full-time blogger, part yoga instructor and travel channel host all wrapped up in one.

  • Christy
    July 19, 2010 at 11:09 am

    I would love to be a travel writer…travel around the world and review hotels, restaurants, activities, etc. One can dream!!

  • Jess M
    July 19, 2010 at 11:09 am

    I would like to be a yoga instructor and eventually a mother!

  • AllieNic (Frisky Lemon)
    July 19, 2010 at 11:10 am

    My dream job would be to work for myself as a holistic health counselor slash crossfit trainer!

  • elaine
    July 19, 2010 at 11:10 am

    the fried chicken looks amazing!!
    as for my dream job, it would have to be beauty editor of a magazine!

  • heatherfeather
    July 19, 2010 at 11:10 am

    full time volunteer! i would love the opportunity to help local organizations all day, everyday — with no worries about my own bills…. πŸ™‚

  • Lynne
    July 19, 2010 at 11:11 am

    I love fashion and finance..I would love to work in the finance department of, say, Chanel or Chloe!

  • Liz
    July 19, 2010 at 11:11 am

    I’m lucky enough to have my dream job – I’m a French teacher and I love it! (Although I wouldn’t mind owning my own restaurant/bakery…)

  • ann
    July 19, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Guess what, I have my dream job! I take care of cancer patients and give them access to clinical trials which may give them better health care options. I work with wonderful people and patients. I am very lucky!

  • woman&warrior
    July 19, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Nurse! And, I’m going to work hard to get there!

  • Kim
    July 19, 2010 at 11:13 am

    My dream job is to run a school for children who have autism. It would have art and music therapy, behavioral therapy, and equine therapy. I’d love to do it somewhere in the California desert.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet
    July 19, 2010 at 11:14 am

    A writer!!

  • Christine
    July 19, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Dream job: Being a travel writer, and going to developing countries to meet the people, and experience the culture (and, of course, the cuisine). DREAM JOB!!!

  • Courtney
    July 19, 2010 at 11:14 am

    My dream job would be to teach nutrition to kids through a cooking class. If I had the funding and space, I would quit my job in a heartbeat.

  • Amanda
    July 19, 2010 at 11:14 am

    My dream job is to stay at home with my (current non-existent) kids!

  • Molly
    July 19, 2010 at 11:14 am

    I want to have my own bakery/cafe one day πŸ™‚

  • Angie
    July 19, 2010 at 11:14 am

    I would love to do something with health, nutrition and excersize. I’m not ready to go back to school yet, but if I did those are the fields I would study!

  • Daisy
    July 19, 2010 at 11:14 am

    What Gail Simmons does.

  • emily
    July 19, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Forensic anthropologist!

  • Conni
    July 19, 2010 at 11:15 am

    My dream job would be an accountant for HRC- Human Rights Campaign in Washington, DC. Accounting is amazing, I love it and I’m all for equality for the LGBT community! I really hope this dream becomes a reality. πŸ™‚

  • A Teenage Gourmet (Sami)
    July 19, 2010 at 11:16 am

    My dream job would be to host a travel show and interact with people all over the world. I’d also like to be able to contribute something positive to the world – leave it a little bit nicer.

    Another option would be to bring Gourmet back! I miss that magazine so much.

  • Lesley
    July 19, 2010 at 11:16 am

    My dream job would be a food taste tester who travels around to find the best of something in particular (best pizza, best burger, etc).

  • Tracy
    July 19, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I always wanted to be a cake decorator πŸ˜‰

  • Sara
    July 19, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Dream Job? Activities Director at a Senior Living Facility.

  • Jennifer
    July 19, 2010 at 11:17 am

    My dream job is to be an agent for professional athletes and spend my days watching sports!

  • Renee
    July 19, 2010 at 11:18 am

    My dream job would be an English professor at a small liberal arts college.

  • Caroline
    July 19, 2010 at 11:18 am

    My dream job would be to own a successful bakery business!!

  • Lauren
    July 19, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Teach workout classes at a fancy resort – great location, and everyone is on vacation, and therefore happy.

  • Maribeth
    July 19, 2010 at 11:18 am

    My dream job is to be a wildlife photographer where I can travel to Africa and go on a safari everyday looking at gorgeous animals in their natural habitats while surrounded by breathtaking views. πŸ˜€

  • Allison
    July 19, 2010 at 11:18 am

    I would love to own a coffee/smoothie shop. I was in Puerto Rico on vacation a few months ago and went to Banana Dang’s everyday. I would love to have one of those in Chicago.

  • Brooke
    July 19, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Helping people eat healthy and get fit so there lives can be balanced and whole. It is so short and it seems only to speed up. Too short to not enjoy almonds!
    B

  • Mary Catherine
    July 19, 2010 at 11:19 am

    My dream job would be to own a yoga studio! Maybe one day πŸ™‚

  • christina
    July 19, 2010 at 11:20 am

    ooooooh my yum. i want to be a restaurant critic!

  • sirenjess
    July 19, 2010 at 11:21 am

    My dream job would be opening up my own bakery. I have the perfect location and I know exactly what I would serve.

  • Gennin
    July 19, 2010 at 11:21 am

    I would love to be a tour guide for a travel company and accompany groups on trips and plan itineraries.

  • Ellen
    July 19, 2010 at 11:22 am

    My dream job would be a nature photographer. I love taking pictures while I hike and nature never has a bad hair day! No matter what, whatever picture you take comes out beautiful and perfect.

  • Kellie
    July 19, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Stay at home mom!

  • Joyce
    July 19, 2010 at 11:23 am

    I would love to be a doctor that occasionally travels to various places (in the states as well as internationally!) to offer up my skills and knowledge to help people around the world!
    While doing this, it would be absolutely splendid if I could also dream up delicious things to eat that centers around vegetables, nuts and fruits (my favorite foods!).
    And I would also have magical powers that makes the foods I think of pop up and multiply infinitely so I could share with people everywhere (especially when traveling!)

  • haylee
    July 19, 2010 at 11:24 am

    My DREAM job would be to host a show on the travel channel, going with my husband to romantic getaways πŸ˜€

  • Calantha
    July 19, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Currently my dream job would be to teach at the university level for the regular school term and then run an agri-tourism based 3-4 bed “sustainable” bed & breakfast on a small organic hobby farm in PEI.

  • jen
    July 19, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Dream job: getting paid to travel, educate people on healthy food choices, walk on the beach, pet my cats, hug my boyfriend, and write!

  • nicole
    July 19, 2010 at 11:25 am

    My dream job would be working in the fashion industry (to wear and hopefully receive free cute clothes) and/or testing out running gear. I would also settle for teaching history at a community college.

  • Tracy
    July 19, 2010 at 11:27 am

    I think my dream job would be a group fitness instructor!!

  • Nekeisha
    July 19, 2010 at 11:27 am

    My dream job would be working with pre-schoolers. I love kids and kids at that age are so open and honest, eager to learn and participate. I am however an Accountant.

  • Liz
    July 19, 2010 at 11:27 am

    My dream job would be a combination of sorts. Something that involves cooking and exercise, and teaching kids the importance of being healthy and active. Oh – and also be a writer on the side.

  • Amber from Girl with the Red Hair
    July 19, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Umm my dream job would be YOUR job – writing, blogging, drinking wine? Sounds divine!

    Side note: I know your job/life isn’t as easy as it seems. But I still think it sounds pretty awesome πŸ˜‰

  • Kara
    July 19, 2010 at 11:29 am

    My dream job would be a Chef-which is why I’m going to culinary school!

  • postcollegecook
    July 19, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Ooh… dream job just might be Broadway star πŸ™‚

  • Cheryl Graff
    July 19, 2010 at 11:29 am

    My dream job would be a Dolphin Trainer and a Wildlife Photographer.

  • April
    July 19, 2010 at 11:31 am

    So I am going to grad school to be an academic advisor in higher education but I hope to one day work with low-income/disadvantaged students who struggle to get into college and be successful.

    The other side of my dream job would be an event planner. I have already done three weddings but just love doing any event planning (food, decor, small details)!

    Thanks for that chicken recipe…it is going to be a starred attraction in a meal soon!

  • Jamie
    July 19, 2010 at 11:31 am

    my dream job would be a sports psychologist/dietitian for the ny yankees (or any pro baseball team)

  • Lauren L.
    July 19, 2010 at 11:31 am

    a laywer for a major retail company – defending trademark and brand rights! good thing i’m starting law school a month from today πŸ™‚

  • Krystle Walker
    July 19, 2010 at 11:33 am

    My dream job would be a full time photographer. Until my hubby is done with his PhD, photography will have to wait.

  • Carly (Swim, Run, Om)
    July 19, 2010 at 11:34 am

    That recipe looks so good, but I’m a little bit intimidated to make fried chicken. Luckily I live in south Georgia … there’s an abundance of experienced cooks to make some for me. πŸ˜‰

    My dream professional life involves being a novelist while writing a column for The New York Times on the side, and owning a restaurant that specializes in true, authentic, gravy-dripping-to-your-elbows Southern cookin’.

  • Barbara Harger
    July 19, 2010 at 11:34 am

    My dream job would be to be a writer. Second to that, I would be a seamstress creating costumes for different time periods in history. Actually, I already do a little of that!

  • kristina
    July 19, 2010 at 11:34 am

    My dream job would be an event planner for the rich and famous

  • Lisa D
    July 19, 2010 at 11:36 am

    My dream job? To be paid to travel the world, explore the most remote and exotic places, try new foods, and experience new and completely different cultures. (in a word, I want Anthony Bourdain’s job…or maybe he needs an assistant??)

  • Dorry
    July 19, 2010 at 11:36 am

    My dream job is to be a traveling food critic!

  • Cate
    July 19, 2010 at 11:37 am

    I already have my dream job. I teach English at the high-school level. I love literature and the playfulness of language, I enjoy teenagers, and I like that I can really have an impact on their lives.

  • Lisa
    July 19, 2010 at 11:37 am

    As I sit here teaching 6th grade summer school in the inner-city, with not the best behaved kids, it is easy to think about my dream job! I want to be like Joel McHale or Danielle Fishel and host the Soup or the Dish! They have jobs that seem like so much fun and saying what I really think – out loud….priceless!

  • Lauren
    July 19, 2010 at 11:39 am

    My dream job would be to own my own restaurant and bakery… I love the food service business I have 3 generations of it in my family. Yet somehow, I ended up working for a major financial institution… BORING!!!!!!

  • Tina
    July 19, 2010 at 11:39 am

    My dream job is to be a high school librarian. Ya know, summers off and all that. Plus I LOVE books!

  • Heather @ Sugar & Spice
    July 19, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Wow, the fried chicken (and biscuits) look amazing. Must make both soon! As for my dream job… I would love to be paid to write about food. I also have dreamed about being a personal chef for a super cool person. I’d also love to be paid to read. But only the stuff I want to read πŸ™‚

  • Lisa
    July 19, 2010 at 11:40 am

    My dream job? Own a second-hand furniture/fixture store!

  • Holly S.
    July 19, 2010 at 11:41 am

    My dream job would definitely be working in the cosmetics industry – either as inventing my own line of cosmetics or being a sales rep and getting to show the great products to customers.

  • rae
    July 19, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Triathlon coach. NO DOUBT.

  • Jessica
    July 19, 2010 at 11:41 am

    doing yoga. i would be in heaven.

  • Dani
    July 19, 2010 at 11:42 am

    I’d love to own/run a knitting/coffee shop. Ideally, i would be able to offer not only wonderful fibers and host incredible fiber related classes and knit ins, but I would also be able to create and serve healthy delicious food and beverage items as well.

    I love to knit. I love to be in the kitchen. I love to enjoy a sense of community, passing on history and building the future. I think my little dream shop wraps them all up pretty neatly πŸ™‚

  • Cynthia
    July 19, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Oh my! I already have my dream job. I’m a librarian:) It’s wonderful to help people find resources, implement new services, and assist in any way I might be able.

  • Caity
    July 19, 2010 at 11:43 am

    My dream job would be to be a food critic, I love to eat good food and then write or talk about it afterwards!

  • Michelle in SC
    July 19, 2010 at 11:44 am

    My dream job is to be a chef and start (or work for) a catering company! Which is why I am going to culinary school in the fall. After a degree in art history and 8 years as a paralegal it is time do what I love! I’m nervous and scared but life is too short not to pursue your dreams!

  • Misty
    July 19, 2010 at 11:44 am

    My dream job would be for me to be a magazine editor πŸ™‚ I would love to get paid to read magazines…..who wouldn’t??

    On a side note – your fried chicken looks incredible!!

  • rae
    July 19, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Triathlon coach. NO DOUBT. What a fun job! Wish I was fast enough to do that πŸ˜›

  • mal
    July 19, 2010 at 11:46 am

    dream job: registered dietician. good thing i’ll [hopefully] be one in 3 years!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    July 19, 2010 at 11:46 am

    My dream job would be to work as a writer and become a published author. Both are actually coming true, so I’m a very lucky girl, indeed. Great giveaway!

  • Robin
    July 19, 2010 at 11:47 am

    My dream job would be a freelance travel writer. Getting paid to go to exotic (and not so exotic) locales and eat, drink, and experience new things would be amazing.

  • Rachel
    July 19, 2010 at 11:47 am

    My dream job would be to get paid to read my books. I guess this could be either a book editor or a librarian, and I chose to pursue a library career. In a few months I’ll be starting my dream job (or as close as I can get). I can’t wait!

  • Kathleen
    July 19, 2010 at 11:47 am

    My dream job would be to open my own children’s bookstore – I am a graphic designer/artist/illustrator/painter. The store would have writing, illustration and painting workshops, themed readings, storytelling times, Mommy/Daddy & Me groups and a super cool artsy vibe.

  • Adrienne
    July 19, 2010 at 11:48 am

    My DREAM JOB is to be the host of a show where I travel the world going to spas and restaurants, then tell viewers where the best places to go are πŸ™‚

    They wouldn’t even have to pay me!

  • Tara
    July 19, 2010 at 11:51 am

    I dream of being an athletic trainer working with a major sports team.

  • Bunji
    July 19, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Now that I am an adult/mother I realise I should have gone to culinary school. I love the prep part. Not the head chef.

  • Katie
    July 19, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Dream job, if I could do absolutely anything, would be to be a dancer for Paul Taylor’s dance company. Since thats not very realistic- I’m not nearly as talented as his dancers!- I’d like to become a professor at a college someday teaching what I am in school for now (public health). Maybe teach ballet on the side πŸ™‚

  • Melinda
    July 19, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Def to be a Marine Biologist. Free Willy and Flipper would be my besties!

  • Monica
    July 19, 2010 at 11:53 am

    My dream job would be a travel blogger/journalist.

  • Nelly
    July 19, 2010 at 11:53 am

    My dream job would be a healthy lifestyle coach for families!

  • Audrey
    July 19, 2010 at 11:54 am

    I’d be a Radio City Rockette! And then a magazine editor, once I got too old. πŸ™‚

  • Sarah S.
    July 19, 2010 at 11:55 am

    My (completely unrealistic) dream job would be an expert gelato taster in Italy.
    But since that would require WAY too much exercise, my (way more realistic) dream job is to lead bike tours in Paris after I graduate from college! I studied abroad there last semester and am 100% ITCHING to go back!

  • Valerie
    July 19, 2010 at 11:55 am

    My dream job would be to own a cafe/bakery. We would have healthy breakfasts and lunches, pretty coffed drinks, and a well stocked, mostly healthy, partially vegan selection of baked goods.

  • lindsay
    July 19, 2010 at 11:56 am

    my dream job would be something that consists of drinking wine, cooking, gardening and laying on the beach.

  • Carol Scheer
    July 19, 2010 at 11:56 am

    My dream job would be something in the wellness industry, helping people make healthy choices in their lives concerning food and exercise – Wellness Czarina, that sounds good.

  • Rachel
    July 19, 2010 at 11:58 am

    My dream job would be to be able to be a working artist that is able to support herself! Since its highly unlikely that I can make a living selling my paintings the job I will pursue is Art Therapist, because I can use my psychology background and art background in combination to help people. Its still a dream job because I am not able to do it yet, but its what I work towards every single day, what gives me hope!

  • Lisa A. A.
    July 19, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Since my babes are 6 & 8 and I homeschool… I’d have to say to get paid to do this!

  • Krista
    July 19, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Tough question!! I think my dream job is to be a nurse practitioner where I can care for and help others in rural communities.

  • KellyAnn
    July 19, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    My dream job would be self-employment. I’d love to be a travel writer for a while and then also mix it up with health/nutrition education. I am extremely passionate about helping people understand all of the nutrition information that is out there. Just need to figure out how to make this into a job.

  • Stephanie
    July 19, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    I don’t know what my dream job actually is, but definitely a place where the hours are flexible, able to work from home, co-workers that are talented and willingly share their knowledge, and good pay doing something that makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something worthwhile at the end of the day.

    Thankfully, I have most of those qualities in the job I already have.

  • Lynn
    July 19, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Something combining my education and experience in graphic design and love of photography and food while allowing me to be home with my future kids and work flexible hours with great pay and insurance!

  • Colleen
    July 19, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    I’d love to be a morning talk show host!

  • avryan
    July 19, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    I’m studying agriculture right now and my dream job, while I don’t know what to call it, would somehow involve showing people how to grow food in poor urban areas and teaching them about nutrition and the importance of eating well. If not that I would love to have a small farm of my own so that I could grow food and cook all day long : )

  • Heather
    July 19, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    OMG, that chicken looks so good!

    My dream job would be the host of a travel show like Samantha Brown on the Travel Channel. That would be beyond awesome!

  • Emmy
    July 19, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    I wish I could be a violinist in the Boston Symphony.

  • MaryZ
    July 19, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    I would love to go to Culinary school and be a personal chef. Until then, I’ll just have to be my husbands personal chef:)

  • Megan
    July 19, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    My dream job would be to own a local children’s bookstore! Full of storybook time, reading corners with big fluffy pillows, cookies and hot chocolate, and a cat!

  • Andi
    July 19, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Dream job would be owning a bakery – and in my dream-scape of bakery ownership calories consumed at work wouldn’t count!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    July 19, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Have had my successive ‘dream’ jobs: Was a stay-at-home mother to one, had my own biz, managed major design and construction throughout the US, chaired major non-profit fundraisers, always with an ‘impossible dream’ to be an author living in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Eventually returned to UCLA for the writing program completed it with 4.2 GPA and a novel and live in Carmel. Now just need to market it hard and while working on new dream. To be a writer living in Aix-en-Provence, France.

  • Amanda
    July 19, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    My dream job would be farming. I know it’s a lot of work, but part of the draw is knowing you put in an honests day’s work and got to be outside all day.

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope
    July 19, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    I’m an ICU nurse now and I like that, BUT if i won the lottery tomorrow, I highly doubt i would go back to work doing that, hehe. My “dream” job would be to take a yoga teacher training course, and then open up my own studio. But it wouldn’t be a typical yoga studio, there would also be a kitchen, because you see, in my dream job, i would also be a kick-ass chef/cook, so i would teach yoga with some awesome people, and then make healthy meals and laugh, llalalala.

  • BakeMe
    July 19, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Promote health and fitness to children!

  • Jennifer
    July 19, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    To run an empowerment program in the mountains for females/adolescents

  • Julia
    July 19, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    my dream job would be to work two-three days a week doing environmental research, then have the other days be at home with my kids. i don’t actually have kids yet, but I think I’d like to stay home with them?! time will tell.

  • Katie
    July 19, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    My dream job is to be a physical therapist. I’m going to make it happen!

  • Anna
    July 19, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    My dream job is to be an english professor by day, and private piano teacher by night!

  • Krista (kristastes)
    July 19, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    My dream job is to be a veterinarian for a zoo!

  • Camille
    July 19, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    My dream job would be an author. I plan to make it my job someday when I have more financial stability. Until then I will have to keep dreaming about it and thinking up great ideas πŸ™‚

  • Laura
    July 19, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Dream job: to be a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall. ALWAYS wanted to be one….too short! πŸ™

  • courtney
    July 19, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    My dream job is the one I am applying to school for right now–a physician assistant! I am psyched πŸ™‚

  • Vanessa
    July 19, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    I am a first grade teacher and I do love my job. However, my dream job is to be a stay at home Mommy of quadruplets!! (or own my own ice cream shop). I have so much ice cream in my freezer I could almost have a store, ha,ha. Good thing I run alot! Now, if I could only find Mr.Right, then the Mommy thing may work out!!

  • Katie (Sweet Tater)
    July 19, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    my dream job is definitely to own a yoga studio/cafe combo.

  • Laura
    July 19, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Independent book store owner (or maybe just a staffer).

  • Sara N
    July 19, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Dream job is a stay-at-home mom!

  • Rachel A
    July 19, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    My dream job would be as a yoga instructor, perhaps combined with counselling–yoga therapy.

  • Amy Kaneko
    July 19, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    My dream job would be a journalist who travels from country to country writing about different cultures and tasting all yummy eats.

    Haha…what a nice dream…

  • Lisa @ My High-Carb Lifestyle
    July 19, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    That chicken looks tasty, but as a carb fiend I am more interested in that biscuit drizzled with honey in the back! Yum!

    For a dream job, I’ll say owning a brewpub that does all its baking in-house. I think restaurant ownership is actually incredibly stressful but since it’s a dream we’ll say it would be fun and wonderful.

  • Danielle
    July 19, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    My dream job is to be Samantha Brown from the Travel Channel, but instead of visiting just regular vacation destinations, mine would be trips that are focused on relaxation/fitness/wellness/healthy eating/spirituality πŸ™‚

  • Antonia
    July 19, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    My dream job would be to own a clothing store that carried all my favorite brands, Trina Turk, Nanette Lepore, DVF, Tracey Reese, etc. The store would also have a section of home goods, candles, etc. and would also have a bar but we would only serve clear drinks so you could shop and drink and not worry about spilling and staining the clothes.

    My next dream job would be to own a cheese/wine shop! YUM

  • Leslie
    July 19, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    My dream job is to own a cake shop…it would be such a happy place to work! No one orders cakes for divorces, funerals or other bad events, they’re for birthdays, weddings, baby showers. Happy stuff! My best friend and I do make cakes as a side business but I would love dearly to make the jump to doing it full time instead of our of our kitchens…

  • Anne
    July 19, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    A performer in a musical on Broadway!

  • Susan
    July 19, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    My dream job would be to open my own wine bar and bistro, and possibly start making my own wine!

  • Sydney
    July 19, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    That chicken looks delicious…as do the biscuits! πŸ™‚ My dream job would be working as a sports dietitian at the Nike Headquarters in Oregon! Loooovvvee Oregon πŸ™‚

  • Carrie (Love Healthy Living)
    July 19, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    I’m working on making my dream job happen…starting my own consulting business and writing grants for public health programs in my community. It’s taken me 35 years to figure it out! πŸ™‚

  • Julie
    July 19, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    My dream job is YOUR job!! I’m dead serious.

  • Amanda
    July 19, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Dream job? Exactly what I do…except more time off πŸ™‚

  • Mary
    July 19, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    I think my dream job would be the same job I have now, but working only 3/4 time. I need to still get the same annual salary, though. πŸ™‚

  • simplegal19
    July 19, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    My dream job would have to be working as a professional organizer. I just love to sort, clean, and organize everything. I love small plastic bins and containers. I want everything in its place and put away!

  • kathleen
    July 19, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    i’d love to own a cafe/bakery. ORRRRR be a professional cookie eater. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm πŸ™‚

  • A
    July 19, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    My dream job is to be a filmmaker πŸ™‚

  • Kerri
    July 19, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    my dream job is to sell gelato along the coast of croatia…..mmm!!!!

  • Amanda (modernation)
    July 19, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    My dream job would be to own and run a bed and breakfast in the Italian countryside.

  • Lindsay
    July 19, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    My dream job would be to work on Main Street in Magic Kingdom at Disney World. I would be the baker making all the cakes, crossiants, and all things confectionary!

  • Megan @ Healthy Hoggin
    July 19, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Well, I’m kinda already working at my dream job– as a greeting card illustrator!

    BUT– I still have aspirations to open a healthy bakery/cafe someday in the future!!

  • Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales
    July 19, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    My dream job? Chocolate taster? Air hostess? Or anything that would enable me to work from home!!

  • Marie
    July 19, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    There are so many things that I would love to do in my life! I’m going to school to be a classical singer, so it would be amazing to be contracted with an opera company or a recital/concert circuit. Basically doing what I love and getting paid for it!

  • Amelia
    July 19, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    To work as an R.D. with the US Olympic team.

  • Nicole
    July 19, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    I think my dream job would be to be a stay at home mom who works part time at non profit Children’s Law Center. (I’m a lawyer) I would obviously have to win the lottery for this to happen!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    July 19, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    To be a full-time author. My dream is to write novels for the rest of my life!

  • Stephanie
    July 19, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    So strange you asked this question b/c I just made a grocery run to Whole Foods during my lunch hour. At that time, I sampled about 3 different cheese and after walking out the door, I started to wonder if they have a ‘cheese buyer’? Similar to a clothing buy at a department store. If so, I’d be all about sampling and picking out cheeses for a grocery store. Dream on!

  • Tessa
    July 19, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    My dream job would be to be a veterinarian. I love animals so it wouldn’t really be a ‘job’ to me πŸ™‚

  • Kelly Michelle
    July 19, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    I would love to be a nutritionist, not sure why I went to school to be an accountant….

  • Lisa
    July 19, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    My dream job would be to become a pastry chef and open my own bakery.

  • Krissy
    July 19, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    I’d love to work in the Food Network test kitchen or for them in an event planning capacity. Perhaps work on the NY Wine & Food Festival.

  • kyla
    July 19, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Dream job- A “Le Nez” in France. Basically they are called “noses” and paid oodles upon oodles of money to smell test fragrances. They have a say in developing fragrances and what scents pair well with others. I love France, I love scent, I would love that job.

  • Maya
    July 19, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I heard that Trader Joe’s has these tasters that go around the world trying products to bring to TJ stores. Perfect job!

  • Erub
    July 19, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    I want to host my own show on Travel Channel. :mrgreen:

  • Meghan
    July 19, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Food critic and dog foster-mom. I cannot imagine a more perfect working day.

  • Kim
    July 19, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    My dream job would be one like Samantha Brown’s on the travel channel – travel all over the world and stay in fab hotels and report on them!

  • Alicia Plascencia
    July 19, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    My dream job would be stay at home mom! I don’t have kids yet, but when I do I would love to dedicate my time to loving and caring for them πŸ™‚ Muuuuuuuushy.

  • rachael
    July 19, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    My dream job would be a mostly stay-at-home mom who taught a few yoga classes and had no financial worries. A girl can dream right?

  • Sarah
    July 19, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    My dream job would be as a health and nutrition consultant to individuals and families with food allergies. I’d love to own my own business doing this one day!

  • dana
    July 19, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    My dream job would to be a food critic and travel all around the world while doing freelance writing =)

  • sarah (this is it)
    July 19, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    I’ve always said that I want to open a coffee, card, and flower shop. It would be the perfect 1 stop morning shop. You can get your morning coffee and pick up flowers and cards to give to people to make everyone’s days better! The best part about owning the shop would be deciding which cards to sell and what kinds of coffee to sell.

    this was a great question!

  • Casey
    July 19, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    a professional sky diver! went for the first time last month and it was incredible – such a rush!

  • Christina
    July 19, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Mmmm what a delicious looking dinner! My dream job would be to open up my own independent bookstore and cafe that holds book club talks, wine and cheeses and other fun community events. Instead, I’m in law school :S

  • Jessica
    July 19, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    My dream job would be to be a cheesemaker – preferably in Switzerland!

  • Andrenna
    July 19, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I’d love to be am environmental attorney doing work in water law and natural resouces. The good news is that I just graduated law school and I’m well on my way!

  • Susan
    July 19, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    I would own an old fashioned ice cream shop at the beach!

  • Kristina
    July 19, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    My dream job would either be a baker or a nutritional consultant. πŸ™‚

  • Lacey
    July 19, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    I have always wanted to own a riding stable and give horseback riding lessons…anyone want to give me the money to get started?! Someday I’ll have it…

  • Andrenna
    July 19, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    But to get a little more open, I’m studying for the California bar exam now and almost daily I think about abandoning my dream of being an attorney and starting a synth pop band with my friends. πŸ˜‰

  • Liz23
    July 19, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    My dream job would be to work as an Art Therapist (one who works with children)! I love, love, love art and children. I currently work in special education (in an elementary school). I love working with the kids but I would love to be an art therapist and help children deal with their problems through art!

  • suzie
    July 19, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    My dream job would be to coach rowing at a college and teach econ on the side. I would get to wake up early and be out on the water ever morning and help shape the minds of the future.

  • Kayla @ Let's Live Wholesome
    July 19, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    I think my dream job would be to be a personal chef!

  • Hailey(Adventures in Health)
    July 19, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    My dream job would be to be a professional shopper!

  • Lindsey @ Foodie on the Rocks
    July 19, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    My dream job is to be a professional climber doing freelance photography on the side. Since I don’t think I’m quite that calliber of a climber, I’d love to run some sort of climbing business!

  • Maryellen
    July 19, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Muse to Pablo Picasso!

  • megan
    July 19, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    My dream job would be a travel show host (like Samantha Brown!) Get paid to travel? Yes, please! πŸ™‚

  • Amy
    July 19, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    My dream job would either to anchor the Today Show or become a writer of great novels (the latter of which I hope to achieve someday). Being a Librarian is pretty close too and one I’m actually doing right now. Who wouldn’t want to be surrounded by books all day?? πŸ™‚

  • Tracy
    July 19, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    In a dream world, I would love to be a professional volleyball player. Of course I would make it to the Olympics. Second choice would be a Today Show correspondant. In real life I am an accountant with absolutely no hand/eye coordination. Maybe in heaven…. πŸ™‚

  • Katie
    July 19, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    I want to be a chef at Chez Panisse!

  • Mackenzie @ Whatever, Gatsby
    July 19, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    TO BE ON SNL!!!! Ever since I was a wee little lass πŸ™‚ It’s gonna happen. I’ll give you a shout out when I get on, fo’ sho.

  • Charlotte
    July 19, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    My dream job should be coming true with in the year, I in progress of opening a coffee shop bakery. Then maybe in the future I would love to be a consultant and help others reach their dreams in opening businesses.

  • Liza
    July 19, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Owning my own yoga studio in Santa Cruz, CA!!

  • Megan
    July 19, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    My dream job would be to and operate a B&B. I would want something quaint, cute and quiet where most, if not all the food and supplies to run the B&B were grown and made on the grounds of the place.

  • Ashley
    July 19, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    my dream job = owning a coffee shop/bakery…maybe with a library/bookstore in there…

  • Jenny
    July 19, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    My dream job would be to own a vineyard in California and sit and tend to my grapes all day long πŸ™‚

  • Shannon Fox
    July 19, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Dream job would be a freelance photographer!

  • Elizabeth H.
    July 19, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Editor-in-chief at Vogue!

  • Kara
    July 19, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    My dream job would be to have my own desert company. I would love to spend all day baking at home and making cute packages for my products.

  • Ashley S
    July 19, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Samantha Brown’s job!

  • Sandy
    July 19, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    My dream job would be successfully home staging as a business for myself. Or a industry leading Project Manager. Gotta have a backup plan.

  • Diane
    July 19, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    I would like to own a vineyard and spend my time tasting and selling delicious wine.

  • Raya
    July 19, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    My dream job would either be to be an author, or to be a famous singer/dancer/entertainer like Britney Spears (minus the crazy). Too bad I can’t sing!

  • megan
    July 19, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    i would love to research restaurants and hotels for Rick Steve’s books

  • Beth
    July 19, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    I want Rick Steves’ job. Traveling and writing about best and affordable choices in food and hotels. That would be awesome and my dream job. πŸ™‚

  • saramariesue
    July 19, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    I would love to be a personal chef, and if not that than a project manager for any business that deals with good, wholesome, organic food or encouraging people to make the enviroment better.

  • Anne P
    July 19, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Travel/food/wine writer, all expenses paid, at all times, with you with me, obvi. Preferably based in Europe πŸ˜‰

  • Lacey @ Lake Life
    July 19, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    My dream job would be trophy wife. I keep checking the classifieds but apparently no one is hiring right now πŸ˜‰

  • Kathryn
    July 19, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Id love to be some sort of healthy life style consultant (i.e. super interested in nutrition/exercise and psychology). I’d also love to own some sort of doggie day care haha

  • Erica
    July 19, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Own a yoga/ pilates studio with an organic bakery/ coffee shop attached.

    • Amy
      July 19, 2010 at 3:25 pm

      I posted mine below but ditto to this, too!!

  • kaila
    July 19, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    my dream job would be to be an actress on an SVU-esque show, samantha brown on the travel channel, or a volunteer dr. for dr’s without borders!

  • Natasha
    July 19, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Hahaha I just had this conversation with my hubby. One of my dream jobs would be to invent the little toys inside the Kinder Surprise chocolates! What would be more fun/creative than that?!

  • Tasha
    July 19, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    My dream job would be one that allows me to travel/explore/eat/and write about the world!

  • Cory
    July 19, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    My dream job is definitely to be a travel/music writer/critic who travels around the world to attend music festivals and then writes all about them…. I’m a big hippie!!! Any takers on paying me to do that?!?! πŸ™‚

  • Lauren Elizabeth
    July 19, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    My dream job would be mattress testing. I think I’d be pretty darn good at testing whether a mattress can withstand a child (or me) jumping on the bed or whether a full glass of wine will tip while balancing on the mattress over or not. I definitely wouldn’t have a problem with drinking said glass of wine while in bed either!

  • Karla
    July 19, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    I would love to be a travel food photographer or host a travel tv show like a female Anthony Bourdain, non of that Samantha Brown nonsense!

  • Andrea
    July 19, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    My dream job would be to own a bookstore with a little cafe/coffee shop.

  • Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness
    July 19, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    I work in the concert industry and love my job, however I have to agree whoever mentioned the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Taster gig – that would be AMAZING! Haha.

    My dream job would probably still be in music, but with a lighter workload and more pay. Oh, and perhaps some interaction with the artists πŸ™‚ I never really get to meet anyone!

  • Becca H
    July 19, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    My dream job would be to work as a children’s dietician. But if I could really do anything I would love to work at the Travel Channel. I think the first is more likely.

  • Holly
    July 19, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    TO REPLACE SAMANTHA BROWN AS THE MOST FABULOUS HOST OF A TRAVEL CHANNEL SHOW. FO REAL.

  • Laura
    July 19, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    my dream job…i’ve always wanted to be a physician, so hoping med school happens in the next year that may come true. aside from that, professional water skiier would be awesome!

  • Julie
    July 19, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Maybe working in the media relations part of the legion of honor? Actually, my current dream job is working anywhere that lets me live in Europe, so I’m totally lucky to be living my dream. : )

  • jb
    July 19, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    my dream job is being an english professor at a small university in northern california. since i’m about three months away (hopefully) from finally finishing my phd, i’m crossing my fingers for this year’s job market!

  • Stephanie
    July 19, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    I want to work at a bakery!

  • Still Life in Southeast Asia
    July 19, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    My dream job would be a tenured English professor without getting a PhD.

  • Lauren
    July 19, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    I would love to be a physician or a photographer. I love capturing the happy moments!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    July 19, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    My dream job is to be a food critic :). We shall see!

  • Haley
    July 19, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    My dream job would be to hike around the jungles of borneo all day studying orangutans and generally work in the area of primate conservation. Some day!

  • Katie
    July 19, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    I would love to be a Lululemon ambassador in addition to my regular job. I already spend enough money there, so I may as well get a discount!

  • Kat (My Fruity Life)
    July 19, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    To own a cafe! or an adorable little juice bar!

  • Yvonne
    July 19, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    My dream job would be running a successful restaurant with my husband!

  • Maria (realfitmama)
    July 19, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    That is an easy one! My dream job is to be an author. I write all the time. Poetry, short stories, my blog, songs with my daughters, songs for my daughters…it never ends. I’ve kept a journal since I was a little girl and always though being a writer would be the best, most exciting job to have.

  • Stephanie
    July 19, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    My dream job would be to do what I do now (payroll accountant for a tv show) but to travel and work on movies. Hopefully, it will happen one day. My other part of the dream is to be based out of Atlanta because I really miss the south!!!!!!

  • Samantha
    July 19, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Hmm… Probably owning a ranch!

  • Shannon
    July 19, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    umm food critic.

  • michele
    July 19, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    To have adam richmans job on man vs. food.

  • megan L
    July 19, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    It would be to be apart of a great organization that involves helping other beings, while getting paid; and of course eating all different types of food I’ve never even heard of!

  • Lauren
    July 19, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Dream Job= Professional Runner… I am ALMOST there!!

  • valentina
    July 19, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    I would love to be an owner of a boutique in NYC!

  • KatieF
    July 19, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    My dream job would be to train a couple of therapy dogs, get my doctorate in physical therapy, and open a practice that uses dogs to help rehabilitate patients. It’s totally different from my actual job, but I think it would be fun and rewarding!

  • Virginia
    July 19, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    My dream job is to be a master sommelier!

  • nicole
    July 19, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    My dream job would be writing and testing out running gear! Or maybe just teaching history at a community college and getting plenty of time off to run.

  • Sarah
    July 19, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    A professional opera singer! It is what I went to school for but alas, after college I got sucked into the specialty food and wine biz…. not a bad gig πŸ˜‰ But I miss singing terribly πŸ™

  • Sarah
    July 19, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Dream job? I think it would be fun to have a little food cart downtown and serve free food, cooked to order, to homeless people! That way I could have fun cooking, and serve people who genuinely need it.

  • Becca
    July 19, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    I would love to be a food/restaurant critic like Julia Roberts in My Best Friends Wedding!

  • Beth
    July 19, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    So the one thing that my husband really wants me to make for him is fried chicken. I have never fried anything before in my life and I don’t eat fried food… I am a little nervious, but I think I will give this recipe a try!

  • Phyllis
    July 19, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I want to be a photographer. Of anything and everything. Sports, people, events, landscape. Whatever I could. Dream job means doing something you love and getting paid to do so. As much as I love my engineering track right now and know it will pay the bills, photography is my real dream.

  • Kim
    July 19, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    My dream job would be to own and operate a B & B. I worked at one as an undergrad, and loved it. I would only do it under optimal conditions- having a good support staff is very necessary when opening up your home to strangers, and it would have to be in a just-right location.

  • Jen
    July 19, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Design jewelry, which would of course require traveling around the world to pick out the materials required to make the jewelry.

  • kathryn
    July 19, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    to be an actor on SNL!

  • Alison
    July 19, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    I have a few..

    Work on Broadway (the backstage stuff)
    Interior Designer (I love home decor!!)
    Food Critic/Blogger πŸ™‚

  • Meghan
    July 19, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    My dream job would be working as a librarian at a local library.

  • Gina G
    July 19, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    an actress on tv show or a food critic on the food network! πŸ™‚

  • emily
    July 19, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    My dream job? I’d love to be a restaurant critic for some periodical that would pay for me to go and try all kinds of wonderful restaurants.

  • Amy
    July 19, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    My dream job would be to teach yoga for a living, own a coffee shop, or teach overseas (maybe a reality someday!!).

  • Hanna
    July 19, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    My dream job is to first be a personal trainer/class instructor and then open my own gym!! : )

  • Stephanie
    July 19, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Hey Jenna! My dream job is to be a full-time makeup artist with a focus on bridal, and the every day woman!

  • Whitney
    July 19, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    My dream job. That’s easy, I would be a world traveler. And get paid to do it. I wouldn’t need to be paid a ridiculous amount, just enough to cover any bills. I’m pretty sure this job doesn’t exist, or else I’d be doing it.

  • laura
    July 19, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    i would love to tour the country as a food critic, but i would be a vegetarian food critic! i could go to all of the vegetarian restaurants, or even any restaurant in general and order a veggie entree. ahhh id love it!

  • Laura
    July 19, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    My dream job is to own a cupcake shop with a great covered patio for dogs. Naturally I would also have dog treats for any dogs that come by with their owners. πŸ™‚ And my dog could come by to hang out on the patio to meet other dog visitors!

    I just think baking cupcakes and seeing dogs every day would have to be the happiest job.

  • Dana
    July 19, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    My dream job would be one of those Ben & Jerry’s tasters. (weight gain not included) πŸ™‚

  • Laura T.
    July 19, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    i would love to be a sports newscaster, but unfortunately my public speaking skills are not up to par πŸ™

  • Minna
    July 19, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    My super ultimate dream job of all jobs would be to get paid to travel to foreign cities and immerse myself in the culture and local life. Either that or being paid to shop.

  • Monica
    July 19, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    My dream job would be to travel all over the world, just viewing all of the worlds beauty. I don’t know if that would be what most people call a job, but it would sure keep me happy, it’s a dream, no?

  • Linda
    July 19, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    My dream job would be to own a CSA and sell fruits and veggies at different farmers markets in my area. Also,on the CSA farm I’d have huge flower gardens for people to walk through and have a little deli on site that sold prepared food and fresh juices, mostly from the fruits and veggies on the farm. It would be a ton of work and probably not much money, but I think I would love it!

  • Kelsey H
    July 19, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    i’m going back to school now to be a counselor and am so excited to pursue my dream job. i love helping people and making a difference in others’ lives makes a HUGE difference in mine! people energize me and listening to others’ problems really puts life into perspective sometimes.

  • Kehara
    July 19, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    My DREAM job would allow me to work as a public interest attorney making the salary of a big-shot private attorney. Ahh, to dream…

  • Marissa
    July 19, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    My dream job would be to own my own business. I’m determined to make it happen — just don’t know what my business plan is quite yet! πŸ˜‰

  • lauren
    July 19, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Teaching GED math

  • Jen
    July 19, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    a writer!

  • ashley
    July 19, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    I’d love to do something involving food and travel. How about a resort tester???

  • Maria
    July 19, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    My dream job would be a college professor of English.

  • Brittany
    July 19, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    My dream job would be a professional photographer.

  • Laura Ann
    July 19, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    a play therapist – and that’s what i am! i’m living my dreams, baby! but seriously, my dream is the job i have with dream hours – 8am to 1 pm, T-F. mondays and afternoons off. that would be a beautiful thing. a girl can dream.

  • Britt
    July 19, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    I would love love love to be a food critic!

  • Britt
    July 19, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    I would love love love to be a food critic!

  • Shannon
    July 19, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I would love to travel for a living! I wouldn’t mind to be a more hip and chic Rick Steves πŸ™‚

  • Emily
    July 19, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    My dream job would be researching cross cultural nutrition and teaching the sociology/anthropology of food and nutrition at a large university. I’m such a food nerd!

  • erika
    July 19, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    a singer/songwriter. sadly i can sing and im not a good writer -bleh. i guess ill have to keep my day job as a physician assistant (its not too shabby either).

  • Kim
    July 19, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    My dream job is to be a travel writer for tour guides! Getting paid to travel the world and review hotels, restaurants, and landmarks?! Puh-lease!

  • Mel
    July 19, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Working for a non-profit made me realize that there’s a ton of worthy social services programs out there needing funds, so my dream job would to be a philanthropist.

  • Erin
    July 19, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    If I could somehow get paid to travel the world and eat yummy local foods, I would be happy.

  • Renee
    July 19, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    I would love to be able to make pottery for a living, but not sure how practical that is!

  • Maria
    July 19, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    To be a fashion model and get and free clothes!

  • Adrienne
    July 19, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    My dream job would be an interior designer. I can’t wait to decorate my own home!

  • Emily J
    July 19, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    I’d love to bake desserts (work at a patisserie?) for the people I love and not gain weight by eating them. πŸ™‚

  • Lindsay
    July 19, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Exactly what I’m finishing my degree for: to be an elementery teacher!

  • Jennifer
    July 19, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    My dream job would be to own an animal rescue and save animals!

  • Laura E
    July 19, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Thanks so much for the opportunity! My dream job would be what Samantha Brown does on the travel channel! On her show she travels around the world to stay in different hotels, eat at different restaurants, and do different activities!

  • Lisa P.
    July 19, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    I would love to be a travel reporter!

  • Nicole
    July 19, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    I have worked very hard to get my dream job. I am an 8th grade English teacher. I love every single day or my job good or bad. I ask this very same question to every student on the first day of school. My favorite response thus far has been from a student this past year. She responded that she would like to be, “a stuffed animal stuffer.” Why you ask? “I am very clumsy and I don’t think I would hurt myself if I fell with all of that stuffing around.” : ) *that’s why I love MY job!

  • Ali
    July 19, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    I would love to live in Mexico and be a travel writer!!!

  • Anais
    July 19, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    My dream job wouldn’t feel like a job. But that’s about as much as I know lol πŸ™‚ I’m going to say that it would have to be a writer if I had to settle for anything πŸ˜‰

  • Jill
    July 19, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    My DREAM job would be a celebrity fashion stylist.

  • Maria @ A Healthier Maria
    July 19, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Well it’s very specific, but right now my DREAM job is to be a physician working with TB abroad but I have to get into medical school first!

  • Kerry
    July 19, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I have it! I am an organization development consultant and couldn’t be happier!

  • Jen G.
    July 19, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    My dream job would be testing new products (shoes, clothes, jewelry, cosmetics, kitchen tools, food, etc.) and writing reviews. Of course you get to keep the samples which are delivered to your doorstep.

  • Michele
    July 19, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    My dream job definitely would be to become a doctor. A doctor in Paris. I just love that city!

  • sarah
    July 19, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    I want to be a judge on Iron Chef!

  • sarah
    July 19, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    I want to be a judge on iron chef πŸ™‚

  • Stacey
    July 19, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Well I was just watching Wheel of Fourtune and I’ve decided Vanna White’s gig wouldn’t be too shabby. Seriously though, my ultimate dream is to run a successful non-profit organization for children. After college I worked in a cubicle farm for 5 years. 2.5 years ago I started going back to school to get my graduate teaching certification. This fall I’ll be teaching 4th grade and I’ll be finished with my masters next Summer! I am very excited (and nervous!). I can’t say teaching is exactly my dream job, however I know it will have some awesome intrinsic rewards and who knows, it may lead to that non-profit someday.

  • Trisha
    July 19, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    My dream job would be an organic farmer by day and a professional figure skater by night!

  • Brittany
    July 19, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    My dream job would be getting paid to travel around the world!! That would be perfection!

  • Lana
    July 19, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    My dream job would be owning my own health food store!! Just thinking about it makes me happy!!

  • Katie
    July 19, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    My dream is to be a pharmacist – and I am working toward that goal! But if I could pick kind of a crazier one – have my own travel show or be a professional note take so I could be a student forever and then tutor others.

  • kathleen
    July 19, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    i would LOOOVE, LOOOOVE to do marketing for food network! (nyc+food+marketing = DRREAAM combo)

  • Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog)
    July 19, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    My dream job would be leading “running tours” through Central Park!

  • Emily GG
    July 19, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    My dream job would be a professional vacationer! If only such a thing existed!

  • Sara
    July 19, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    I would love to work as a chief editor for a health magazine. I’d settle for editorial assistant πŸ™‚

  • Whitney
    July 19, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    My dream job is to run a non-profit organization that helps kids achieve their goals through athletics! Working my way toward it with my internship this summer!

  • Jill
    July 19, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    My dream job would be a host on The Today Show!

  • Liz
    July 19, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    I AM a librarian and it SUCKS. I’m at a private boarding school (after working at several colleges and universities) and I do NOT get the summers off. So much for that dream. I don’t think that people who like libraries and books and therefore think they’d love to be a librarian have any idea what any of the work actually entails! There is a study out there somewhere which ranks librarian as the most stressful job, not because of deadlines, or risk, or any of the things that usually make jobs stressful, but because of the repetition and frequent feelings of powerlessness (even though it’s a professional job that usually requires a masters degree – and I feel this, even being in charge of a department.) It’s emotionally stressful in that way. I’ve been in the field for close to 15 years and have worked at a number of libraries, including at an Ivy League university, and I can say for certain that most librarians hate their jobs. Most of the librarians I know who love their jobs are dimwits who want nothing more than to settle into a job for the next 30 years, and mentally check out. (Not saying the other commenters here are dimwits! There must be a few great places to work out there… I have had both bad coworkers and ungrateful patrons.)

    That said, my dream job would be one where I could work for myself, travel, and be creative. I haven’t quite figured out what it would be, though. This is a departure from my science background in undergrad, and my information studies masters degree. Some day…. I’m really very in awe of what Jenna has managed to accomplish.

  • Dena Semkowski
    July 19, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    My dream job would definitely be a doctor πŸ™‚

  • Christina
    July 19, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    My dream job would be a food writer. I love food and I love writing, so seems like the perfect job!

    xxoxoox

  • Lindsey
    July 19, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    My dream job would be dancing in a company in NYC! That’s been my dream since I was a little girl.

  • Ilene
    July 19, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Someone in the entertainment or food industry πŸ™‚

  • Liz
    July 19, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Sorry to be so negative, but I’m very frustrated right now – every new job is worse than the last, even though I have had a series of jobs at very prestigious institutions. Also I have to say that librarians do not get paid to read books all day, or at all! Most of them are never even seen by the public – most of the people you see working public jobs in libraries aren’t even librarians.

  • Hilary
    July 19, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    My dream job would involve traveling to National Parks and writing about it….my husband would come with as the photographer.

  • Coley
    July 19, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Traveling Europe as a food critic! I’ve seen jobs where ppl get paid to live at exotic resorts in tropical places for short periods of time and blog about it to increase travel to the area… that would be pretty sweet!!

  • Stephanie
    July 19, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Is it wrong to admit I have always dreamed of being a stay at home wife and mom. After years of schooling and a very strong independent mom, this is probably the last thing she would want me to do! But I love nothing more than caring for the important people in my life.

    • Alison
      July 19, 2010 at 7:11 pm

      I would love to have that job someday too. I don’t think there is anything wrong with it at all. πŸ™‚

  • Emily L.
    July 19, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Dream job: owning a ice-cream store with soft-serve frozen yogurt like Whip-N-Dip in Miami!!

  • Alexis
    July 19, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    My dream job would be something along the lines of being Samantha Brown on the Travel Channel.. I would love to travel and have tons of (free) amazing experiences, while getting to share them on TV AND get paid for it πŸ˜‰

  • polly
    July 19, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    To open a little restaurant with Dan called “mugs and bowls”. All we serve is oatmeal and cereal and soup. Open each day 6am – 1pm. A small yoga studio is attatched and I teach at 9:30am each morning, and waitress the rest of the time. D is my accountant and main cook. It’s a teeny place on the beach someplace in South Carolina. We love it and close shop by 2pm each day to walk on the beach, eat a romantic meal with fresh fish each night, dip apples in peanut butter each night before bed as we read a great book and watch our favorite shows. Abbi lives nearby with her hubby and many kiddos. Life is good. πŸ™‚

    As you can see, I have thought about this before. πŸ˜‰ XOXO

  • freja
    July 19, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    My dream job would be an ice-cream flavor inventor/developer for Ben & Jerry’s! Imagine the possibilities!

  • Brittany
    July 19, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    I would love to own my own advertising company in a big city!

  • Ananda Rollason
    July 19, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    My dream job would be a international food writer. It would blend the best of delicious food and seeing different parts of the world. Can you imagine how awesome that would be? Hopefully I would taste plenty of healthy dishes so that I wouldn’t be huge πŸ™‚

  • Sharon Johnson
    July 19, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I’m working one of my dream jobs already- Physician Assistant! I love helping people every day!

    Second dream job would be professional female athlete; would love to work out a ton playing the sport(s) I love and get paid for it!

  • Brittney
    July 19, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    My dream job would be a professional soccer player πŸ™‚

  • Rita S.
    July 19, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    My dream job would be to be a dance instructor (tap, ballet, jazz, acrobatics). I taught my senior year in college and absolutely loved it!! Definitely something that getting paid to do it is a bonus not a requirement.

  • Megan
    July 19, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    I still haven’t quite figured out my dream job. All I know is that I want to be happy doing it.

  • Dee
    July 19, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    I would love to be a pastry chef! I plan on going back to school one day for that, and open a bakery.

  • Diane
    July 19, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    My dream job would be something where I’m paid to socialize but use my brain at the same time! πŸ™‚

  • Jenn
    July 19, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    My dream job would be to write children’s books… I’m a first grade teacher, so I guess it could be something I could actually end up doing, but I love the joy in children’s eyes when they hear a story that excites them, or makes them laugh. They love to hear these types of stories, and I would love to be able to write them! ::)

  • Emily
    July 19, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    To teach at a nature center.

  • Ali
    July 19, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Dream job is what I am changing towards- a wellness coach! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Laura
    July 19, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    My dream job would be to work at a bakery what specializes in zero calorie donuts. I know, I know, but you did say DREAM job! So I guess I’ll keep dreaming, but until then, I’m really happy to be working as a dietitian!

  • Heather
    July 19, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    my dream job would involve traveling around the world + photography + writing. Not sure WHAT it is, but those are the elements!

  • Claire
    July 19, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    My dream job!?!?!? Hmmm…I don’t know! I love what I do but I wish that it allowed me to spend all the time with my family and friends that I want and to be able to go to church consistently…but alas, children DO get sick on Sundays! If I wasn’t a pediatrician I’d probably want to have a bakery…making yummy treats for other people makes me happy!

  • Tamara
    July 19, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    My dream job would be a fashion designer.

  • Kristin
    July 19, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    I would love to be a personal trainer!

  • Jenn
    July 19, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Dream Job…probably something like what YOU do! Wine tasting and traveling:)

  • Jennifer
    July 19, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    My dream job would be to own/run a Bed and Breakfast in my hometown. I grew up in a tourist town that has a lot of great culture – to share that with others and to prepare breakfasts and maintain a nice indoor and outdoor home would be so much fun!

  • Julia
    July 19, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    My dream job would be to own my own store that carried all of my favorite things from cooking utensils and specialty foods to my favorite running clothes and books. It would be a blast to be able to tell people about the items and why I loved them.

  • Ryan
    July 19, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Baker! It was my dream job in preschool and it still is today πŸ™‚

  • Meredith @ An Epic Change
    July 19, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    my dream job is being a hispanic lit prof at a small liberal arts school (good thing I’m about to start grad school for that!).

    OR being a professional cage diver to study sharks. I LOVE SHARKS!

  • Amy
    July 19, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    My dream job (of the moment) is to be a life coach/personal trainer. I think I would enjoy that –inspiring people to make big life changes and rediscovering joy in their lives!

  • Michelle
    July 19, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    My dream job would be owning and baking at my own bakery (without all of the stress that comes with it). I love to bake, but I know that the stress of getting out orders would ruin it for me!

  • Beth
    July 19, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    My dream job would be to start an eco-friendly fashion line! I’m super passionate about the environment and fashion – seems like a perfect fit. One day I will leave Corporate America… one day! πŸ™‚

  • Ellie
    July 19, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    My dream job would be as a yoga instructor on the west coast somewhere near a winery, where I could moonlight as a wine taster.

  • Laura S
    July 19, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Dream Job: being a sports nutrition writer for Runner’s World, live in california, and be able to go to all the running events all over the world..for free!!!

  • Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    July 19, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    I already have my dream job! A teacher!

  • MLT
    July 19, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Children’s book author or makeover consultant (I want Stacy’s job on “what not to wear”!) OR running my own vintage clothing shop. Specifically, being able to hire someone else trustworthy to run it whilst I travel around the country as the designated “buyer”. Hey, one can dream!

  • Jamile
    July 19, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Lucky number 550! Anyway, I think I’d be a writer or a lit professor or poet, or maybe just what I am, a high school counselor. πŸ™‚

  • Rachel Wilkerson
    July 19, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Victoria’s Secret model.

    PS That chicken looks BOSS. I can’t wait to make it!!

  • Caroline
    July 19, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Photographer!

  • Pierre
    July 19, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    My dream joy is to be a stay- at-home dad.

  • Rebecca
    July 19, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    My dream job would be to teach yoga full time…

  • Emily
    July 19, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    When I was younger, I always wanted to own a small boutique or be a chef. Not sure what my current dream job is though! πŸ™‚

  • Lauren
    July 19, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    My dream job would be to be a nutritionist! Except I’d want to skip all of the science classes…

  • Andrea
    July 19, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    My dream job would be cupcake taste tester πŸ™‚

    Or..I guess cupcake baker, so I could taste my own treats!

  • JW
    July 19, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    My dream job? hmm Not quite sure. Just something I enjoy, that makes me happy, yet I am also able to help others.

  • espie
    July 19, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    I have a couple dream jobs: Anthony bourdain’s silent side-kick, cruise ship fitness director, or a nail polish namer (c’mon, u know those OPI names always make u smile).

  • Michelle B
    July 19, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    It sounds nerdy, but my dream job is to be a Physician… Which I will be in less than one year!

  • Megan
    July 19, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    My dream job would be to travel the world as a food writer, who also dabbles in the world of fitness and weddings.

  • MB
    July 19, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Figure skating coach & run an adaptive program for children/people with special needs. I teach skating now, but it would truly be a dream for it to be my full time job and to have the opportunity to help people as well!

  • Julie
    July 19, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    I would want to work on the Food Network!!!

  • valen
    July 19, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    My dream job is a job where I would be developing new healthy recipes and food products in a test kitchen with the goal of making living a healthy lifestyle effortless.

  • Kate
    July 19, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    My dream job would be editing! Sounds boring and simple, but I would love it, even if it was just ad copy or stuff for a science journal. Improving writing is my favorite thing to do.

    Weird that my dream job isn’t food-related considering how food-obsessed I am . . .

  • Kayla
    July 19, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    My dream job would be to own a winery in Italy. That would be the most amazing thing. What could be better, beautiful Country and wine.

  • Heather
    July 19, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    My dream job is becoming a full-time musician!

  • Alyssa
    July 19, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Going to culinary school, getting my Certification in Nutrition and Dietetics, and my aerobics instructors license. Then teaching aerobics and being an independent meal planner/nutritional consultant πŸ™‚ How awesome would that be!!!

    ~Alyssa

  • Blair
    July 19, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I declared this my future profession when I was little, and I think it would still serve as my “dream job” today – ice cream flavor tester! I’d be more than willing to sample a few duds if it meant having first dibs on the newest creamy, chocolatey creations!

  • Liz
    July 19, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Like many others, I’d love to travel the world hosting a travel show! I’d also really enjoy being a personal finance advisor or accountant. Random, huh?!

  • nadia
    July 19, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    My dream job – a travel writer! The perks would be amazing.

  • Holly
    July 19, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    dream job = research scientist!

  • Can
    July 19, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    My dream job would be an animal rights attorney who also owns and operates a cupcake shop! I’m starting law school next month, and I love to bake, so I suppose I’m almost livin’ the dream. haha

  • Allie
    July 19, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    My dream job would be a therapist/counselor that works with families and children!

  • Rachel
    July 19, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    My dream job is to be a product manager for Kashi. I love everything that company makes!

  • Lizz @ Leading the Good Life
    July 19, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    I’d love to travel, eat, take pictures, and exercise…so I guess that makes my dream job ‘vacation’ πŸ™‚

  • jenni
    July 19, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    I would love to be a travel photograper!

  • Steph
    July 19, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    to open up a cute little bakery/cafe with lots of books, comfy furniture, and a comfy feeling πŸ™‚

  • Ilana
    July 19, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Being an astronaut, of course!

  • Kim
    July 19, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    To be an MD… hopefully I’ll get there eventually!

  • Elizabeth
    July 19, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    My dream job is to be a journalist, writing about my all world travels.

  • Elizabeth
    July 19, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    My dream job is to be a journalist, writing about my all world travels.

  • Heidi
    July 19, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    I would like to steal Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations job. Even though I have no qualifications. πŸ˜€

  • Akanksha
    July 19, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    I’ve known my dream job since I was six. To be a writer. Lately, a screenwriter, at that. It’d be the life.

  • Andie
    July 20, 2010 at 12:09 am

    My father, an artist, lived in San Francisco in Pacific Heights while I was growing. Bookstores, coffee, food, fashion…excitement. I’ve always wanted to be a writer who owned a bookstore/ cafe on the side. Earlier on, a violinist- what a nerd! I’m now a teacher, but still wanna be a writer, bookstore/ cafe owner- or an ultra cool, ultra decadent rock star. But of course, if that had happened, I wouldn’t be here, reading your blog, and writing to you at midnight. Oh no, it’s really not that pathetic…I think!?!?

  • Julia @ Brit Bride
    July 20, 2010 at 1:41 am

    To be a novelist – a dream I intend to make a reality.

    I was just talking about this in my blog actually and I know you are writing a book so I linked you in the editorial! I can’t wait to hear more about your book.

    Julia

  • Nicole
    July 20, 2010 at 3:26 am

    I want to be a veterinarian! That is what I am in school for and I am so eager to finally get the qualifications to take care of sick animals.

  • Savannah @ See Savannah Run
    July 20, 2010 at 3:54 am

    I’ve always wanted to be a QVC host – able to try all shorts of new products, get my hair and make-up done, and talk to all the “interesting” people who call in!

  • Kristy
    July 20, 2010 at 5:56 am

    I’m actaully in the middle of looking into culinary school (intl bakery & pastry). My dream would be to have my own bakery – where the sky is the limit for the creativity!

  • Kimberly Miller
    July 20, 2010 at 6:03 am

    Dream job = Vegan Nutrition Counselor. A girl can dream…

  • Amanda
    July 20, 2010 at 6:16 am

    I would love to have a job involving writing and food.

  • Christina
    July 20, 2010 at 7:06 am

    bicycle tester!

  • Tori
    July 20, 2010 at 7:14 am

    I would love to be a restaurant critic or work for Food Network. Nothing could be better than being paid to eat!

  • Emily N
    July 20, 2010 at 7:16 am

    My dream job would be a pizza tester. I love making crazy creations on pizzas.

  • Meredith
    July 20, 2010 at 7:17 am

    After saving up enough money to go to culinary school (fingers crossed), I’ve always dreamed of opening up my own organic and all-natural bakery. I love to bake (and eat pastries/dessert), but I’m also passionate about being healthy and taking care of myself.. so combining the two would truly be a dream come true!

  • Kristin
    July 20, 2010 at 7:47 am

    I do have a dream job, but I don’t know what I’d call it. I want to be a make-everyone’s-day-wonderful-at-work person. I think corporations who have more money than they know what to do with should hire me to make everyone’s day at work wonderful. How fantastic is it to be surprised with your favorite Starbucks drink out of the blue? Or to get flowers for no reason? Or a blank CD with all your favorite songs to get you through the afternoon blah? My job would be to know about people’s special dates (birthdays, anniversaries), favorite things (foods, books, stores, etc) and just randomly show up at their desks with wonderful surprises to make their days surprisingly fabulous! I think it would be huge in company moral/motivation and would just make the world a happier place. I would quit my job and do it on my own funds, but that is just not feasible at this time (i.e. my savings = two digits). So if anyone knows anyone willing to pay for this service, let me know! I’ll pack my bags and be there with chocolate bonbons and a yoga mat for whoever needs it most! Note: I don’t actually do yoga, but I’ll bring along a dvd for that special person to use during their 15 minutes of “me” time. That’s my dream job!

  • Kassi
    July 20, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Hmm… That’s a hard one. I know I often fantasize about gardening and making new delicious healthy recipes all the time, so maybe something that paid me to do that, along with built in reading time on a sunny deck with a comfy chair and pretty view… Ahh. That sounds awesome right about now πŸ™‚

  • KZ
    July 20, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Shark researcher! I can spend lots of my time in awesome places scuba diving πŸ™‚ As soon as I finish this masters degree I’m headed to the water!

  • Tracy
    July 20, 2010 at 9:01 am

    I have an almost dream job. I love working with animals, and I’m a veterinary technician. Sometimes the hours aren’t great, but I love doing what I’m doing.

  • Amanda
    July 20, 2010 at 9:18 am

    My dream job would be to play in a large orchestra. Of course that would include the practicing, and I may have a music degree, but I’ve been out of school for seven years now, and getting my chops back up to par…well, I’ll just have to be content with drooling over the L.A. Philharmonic from the audience.

  • Janelle
    July 20, 2010 at 9:19 am

    My dream job would be what Mama Pea does every day – raise kids, feed them right, and develop fun and tasty recipes at the same time. Very jealous πŸ™‚

  • chris
    December 29, 2010 at 5:56 am

    so, I’m a little late to the game but I just made this fried chicken for christmas eve dinner and it was truly amazing. i have never deep fried anything so the whole process was a little daunting, you’re tips (thermometer, timing, etc) were spot on. i served it with homefries instead of biscuits, and it was outstanding!

    • jenna
      December 29, 2010 at 6:01 am

      I’m so glad! homefries sound delicious πŸ™‚

  • Gail
    February 16, 2011 at 6:43 am

    Dream Job – Retired – dancing while cooking & maybe a little makeup job on the side.