Published Works

In addition to being a copywriter for one of Milwaukee’s top advertising agencies, I’m a freelance food writer and columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin’s largest newspaper.


Feature Articles

Add the power of sour

Amuse-bouches tickle the taste buds

Bake with savory herbs to make recipes sing

Casseroles, the original one-pot wonders

Cooking at dad’s side (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5)

Creative chefs find uses for overlooked parts of vegetables

Easy-to-make Italian gnocchi are a family tradition

Eggs offer a blank canvas for Easter art

For eye-opening flavor, splash coffee in your recipes

Homemade for the holidays

It’s fresh apple season!

Jigger of alcohol punches up Irish dishes

Kitchen gadgets king on wedding registries

Match made in heaven: Cheese Jerky

Nut butter packing new heat, new sweet

Old campfire favorite s’mores get new twists

Options abound for meals made with Thanksgiving Leftovers

Passover: Cooking with whole foods fits kosher rules

Quark, a versatile cheese, can pair with sweet or savory

Quiz: a Mad Libs creation for your back-to-school lunch

Power of 3: Goat cheese

Power of 3: Honey

Scones offer an elegant, versatile treat

Summer is the perfect time to experiment with side dishes

Try new Thanksgiving dessert ideas

Want a healthier diet? Try these six steps for the year ahead.

Whet your appetite with dried fruits and vegetables

Wonderful, sometimes wacky ice cream flavors fill stores




Chef Chat: Curtis Stone

Chef Chat: Joe Yonan

Chef Chat: Lorena Garcia

Chef Chat: Lynne Rossetto Kasper


DIY Kitchen: Almond milk

DIY Kitchen: Chocolate sauce

DIY Kitchen: Coffee creamer

DIY Kitchen: Fruit leather

DIY Kitchen: Graham crackers

DIY Kitchen: Greek yogurt

DIY Kitchen: Lollipops

DIY Kitchen: Pancake Syrup

DIY Kitchen: Pasta

DIY Kitchen: Pretzels

DIY Kitchen: Seasoning mixes

DIY Kitchen: Toaster pastries


Gatherings: A meal for cheering on the Olympians

Gatherings: Clothes swap builds an appetite

Gatherings: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ deserves a fitting menu

Gatherings: Tailgating season is here

Gatherings: Friendship is worth its own day of thanks

Gatherings: Pinterest Party

Gatherings: Here’s to a healthier fish fry

Gatherings: Asian fare worthy of Chinese New Year

Gatherings: First birthday party should please baby and adults

Gatherings: Spring is perfect for a ladies lunch

Gatherings: Revive memories of Florida with seafood and Key lime pie

Gatherings: Menu explores new territory

Gatherings: Bridal shower deserves food worth celebrating

Gatherings: Get creative with no-bake summer menu

Gatherings: Indulge in end of summer with shrimp Louis sliders

Gatherings: With fall here, apples make all kinds of dishes

Gatherings: Comfort food is perfect complement to chilly fall



Sandwiches are perfect for day after Thanksgiving

Welcome to She's on the Run! I'm Alysha, a copywriter and food writer living in Milwaukee. I live to run, write and explore wonderful food - this blog is how I find balance while constantly being on the run. Feel free to reach me at with any questions or comments.
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