Curious about the toad behind the website? Here’s everything you never knew you wanted to know.

About The Owner

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Tiffany McCauley is a nationally syndicated journalist specializing in food and travel. She writes for MSN and is published nationally through the Associated Press for both food and travel.

Her writing style is a blend of personal experiences and expert insights. Tiffany works to capture the essence of a place through your writing, whether it’s delving into local cuisines, uncovering hidden gems, or highlighting cultural nuances.

Through her food blog, Tiffany has worked with companies such as eBay, Folgers, Diestal Turkey, the Canadian Maple Board, the Watermelon Board, and California Strawberries, to name a few.

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Where Did The “Slappy Toad” Come From?

The Slappy Toad was a combined invention of Tiffany and her teenage son. Much of their repertoire involves ongoing joking banter. Through these entertaining conversations, the Slappy Toad was born. A joke that resulted from an accidental “slap” from his mother, “the toad.”

Referring to parents as “the toad(s)” is a colloquialism picked up in Tiffany’s generation that had been unknowingly passed down to her son. Through joking conversation and many laughs, her son referred to her as the “slappy toad,” and it stuck.

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Tiffany received the bronze medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) for her cookbook, Clean Eating Freezer Meals, in 2019.

Contact Information:

Tiffany loves engaging with her audience and readers. Should you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to her.

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As a dedicated journalist specializing in food and travel, Tiffany’s mission has always been to take readers on captivating journeys through the flavors, cultures, and landscapes that define our world. Through immersive storytelling and meticulous exploration, She strives to unravel the richness of diverse cuisines and destinations, inviting readers to embark on adventures that awaken their senses and expand their horizons.