Another Fine Meal

  • Salmon Croquettes
    It’s not often you find yourself with leftover poached salmon. It’s pretty light, and when served with veggies and a salad, is likely to be eaten up. This past weekend was the exception. Too much salmon. This is about 1-1/2 cups of salmon. Add 2…
    - 31 Jul 13, 1:00pm -
  • Cheesecake II (Junior’s Famous Cheesecake)
    When I was a youngster in Brooklyn (NY) there was a restaurant named Junior’s which was known for having the best NY style cheesecake. It’s still there and in fact, there’s a location now right in midtown Manhattan. Some time ago, over 30 years…
    - 28 Jun 13, 10:03pm -
  • Caramel Popcorn
    This is a recipe for caramel popcorn, very similar to Cracker Jack. By the case, this snack will set you back over $9/lb. But if you have the time and patience, it’s a small fraction of that. 1/2 cup butter (this is 1/4lb stick) 1 cup brown sugar 1…
    - 6 Jun 13, 11:00am -
  • Southwest Veggie Nachos
    A few weeks back, along with the Stuffed Baked Potatoes, we had Southwest Veggie Nachos, an excellent low fat dish. 6 oz backed tortilla chips 1 can (15oz) black beans, rinsed/drained 1 diced green pepper 1/2 cup corn 1/4 tsp ground cumin 1/4 cup sli…
    - 19 Mar 13, 11:00am -
  • Valentine’s Day Treats
    Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Here are some Valentine’s Day Treats I was inspired to make after looking through Real Simple’s Pinterest. What you will need: 1/2 stick margarine 1 10 oz. bag of marshmallows 6 cups rice Krispies cer…
    - 12 Feb 13, 11:00am -

Mom's Dish

  • Baked Cod with Vegetables Recipe
    This recipe came around when I was thinking of the ways I can eat healthy while being on a Whole30. I love the flavors and the way you feel after you eat a dish like this. It keeps you satisfied for hours and at the same time you…
    - 19 days ago 1 Feb 17, 4:57pm -
  • The Perfect Veggie Side Dish
    This veggie dish has been my little secret for several months now. Sometimes I catch myself adapting to an easy dish and worry that it's too simple to share as a recipe. I'm hoping that this dish, at the minimum inspires you to an…
    - 33 days ago 18 Jan 17, 7:09pm -
  • Healthy Chocolate Coconut Bars
    As many of you know from my social media, I am doing the Whole30 program for the month of January. Whole30 doesn't tolerate sugar, so you know there has to be a creative way to satisfy the chocolate craving. I tried the Larabar th…
    - 42 days ago 9 Jan 17, 6:21pm -
  • Merry Christmas 2016
    Hello and Happy Holidays!!! This year time has flew by and Christmas has snuck up on us. All of my Christmas shopping is done, I didn't have a ton of gifts to buy, so it was easy. I am grateful for all the places that offer online s…
    - 58 days ago 24 Dec 16, 2:53am -
  • Easy Salmon Chowder Recipe
    This Smoked Salmon Chowder is so easy to make and tastes so amazing in the end. You guys, if you live where it's cold, I feel your pain. WA state has been so cold the past month, soup has been our best friend. Personally, I don't…
    - 63 days ago 19 Dec 16, 7:18pm -

Living The Gourmet

  • Roasted Buckwheat Salad & Giveaway
    Roasted Buckwheat groats are tossed together with chickpeas, jalapenos and a zesty lemon dressing for a light and refreshing feel-good meal. I spoke recently about my attempts at healthier snacking,...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 2 days ago 18 Feb 17, 6:13pm -
  • Healthy Coffee Breaks with VitaTops
    Give your coffee breaks a makeover with delicious and healthy Vitatops! Perfect warmed up or straight out of the box for a healthier snack treat. Given my profession, I empathize wholeheartedly with...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 5 days ago 15 Feb 17, 9:51pm -
  • Light Ricotta Cheesecake
    This Ricotta Cheesecake is light and airy- a delicious cross between a spongecake and a cheesecake. Treat your Valentine to this light and luscious dessert today! “I’m not sentimental-...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for fu…
    - 6 days ago 14 Feb 17, 4:28am -
  • Herzog Wines
    This message is intended for persons 21+. Please enjoy responsibly. Predictability. Certainty. Routine. Security. Sameness. These are words that, despite lending themselves to the mundane, are words...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs…
    - 11 days ago 9 Feb 17, 10:10pm -
  • Let’s Talk Pork with Chef Richard Ingraham
    We’re delighted to welcome Celebrity Chef Richard Ingraham to Living the Gourmet today as we discuss our favorite game day dishes! Chef Richard Ingraham is no stranger when it comes to creating...[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website…
    - 16 days ago 4 Feb 17, 3:25pm -

Turnips 2 Tangerines

  • Pork Chops with Dirty Rice #SundaySupper
    On the Menu Today~Pork Chops with Dirty RiceIt's Sunday and that means....It's time for #Sunday Supper.Today's Event: Easy Pork Chop RecipesToday's host is: Shelby from Grumpy's HoneybunchThank you Shelby!I've been making this recipe for as long as…
    - 1 day ago 19 Feb 17, 6:30am -
  • Amish-Style Baked Oatmeal
    On the Menu Today~Amish-Style Baked OatmealIf you're looking for a new anddelicious way to eat your oatmeal thenAmish-Style Baked Oatmeal is the answer.Made with old-fashioned rolled oats, spices,brown sugar, half and half, raisins andcinnamon chips,…
    - 2 days ago 18 Feb 17, 3:22pm -
  • Blueberry Pie
    On the Menu Today~Blueberry PieHappy Valentine's Day~This pie is as easy as 1. 2. 3.Homemade canned blueberry pie filling plusa refrigerated pie crust is all that is needed.You can certainly make your own pie crust butto save time, we opted for the r…
    - 6 days ago 14 Feb 17, 4:30pm -
  • Mushroom and Blue Cheese Gougeres #SundaySupper
    On the Menu Today~Fancy Appetizer Recipes#Sunday SupperMushroom and Blue Cheese GougeresThis event is hosted by:Wendy at Wholistic WomanThank you Cricket~Gougeres are basically cheese puffs or dough balls,studded with a variety of ingredients.In thi…
    - 8 days ago 12 Feb 17, 6:30am -
  • Slow Cooker Ranch Mushrooms
    On the Menu Today~Slow Cooker Ranch MushroomsWe like to serve these delicious mushroomsin the summer time alongside a grilled steak butthey are equally delicious served with chicken,as a side dish or served as an hors d'oeuvre at a party.If you like…
    - 9 days ago 11 Feb 17, 10:00pm -

Eatwell 101

  • newSlow Cooker Honey-Garlic BBQ Pork Tenderloin
    All it takes is a pork tenderloin and honey-garlic BBQ sauce to make this! Dinner is done just when you walk the door at night! Serve on sandwiches, baked ...READ →
    - 11 hours ago 20 Feb 17, 2:03am -
  • 10 Delicious Low Carb Breads
    If you’re trying to control your carbs, or need to avoid gluten, this selection of delicious low carb breads will add a nice variety to your breakfasts and lunches.if ...READ →
    - 4 days ago 16 Feb 17, 8:58pm -
  • Garlic Lemon Chicken Breasts and Green Beans
    Looking for a healthy dinner in less than 30 minutes to prepare? No problem. This garlic lemon chicken breasts and green beans main-dish will satisfy your family’s appetite. Dinner never ...READ →
    - 5 days ago 15 Feb 17, 1:24am -
  • Valentine’s White Chocolate Fudges
    Say I love you first thing in the morning with these lime ginger white chocolate fudges. They’re easy to make, take only 5 mins of prep and perfect for ...READ →
    - 8 days ago 12 Feb 17, 10:50pm -
  • How to Cook Spaghetti Squash
    How to cook spaghetti squash? Spaghetti squash is such a healthy substitute to pasta – low in calories and fat! Plus, it’s easy to cook and the topping possibilities ...READ →
    - 10 days ago 10 Feb 17, 8:13pm -


  • Beans Mexicana
    I saw this recipe on a flyer given by Del Monte Kitchenomics.  It sounds yummy.  A fusion of Filipino-Mexican-Western Cuisine.  Now, who wouldn't want to try that.  Upon reading the recipe, I found that it uses regular daily ingredients that we w…
    - 15 Jul 13, 8:01am -
  • Summer Fun Staycation Foodies
    My son and his cousins beat the summer heat.  Photo courtesy of my cousin Mia. Summer, though its temperature can be quite alarming and unnerving at times, is still the most favored season of all ages.Outings and vacations are only a few of what oth…
    - 18 Apr 13, 8:54am -
  • Trader Joe's Speculoos Cookie Butter
    "You have to taste it to understand"And indeed TJ's Cookie Butter's tag line stands true.  One really has to taste to understand.I have been seeing photos of this new spread and have been hearing good reviews.  Cookie butter does sound heavenly.  …
    - 6 Apr 13, 10:35am -
  • Palawan's Special Treats
    My little boy and I, together with family and friends, spent 4 days in Palawan for a conference.  Since hubby is from the province known as the city in the forest, I know the whereabouts and the must-try delicacies of this beautiful island.  So...…
    - 10 Feb 13, 2:02pm -
  • Grilled Mackerel
    Since having mackerel for lunch sounded appetizing to me, I decided to have a go. I , therefore, bought a pound of mackerel. My only concern was I have no idea what to do with it. It was, in fact, my first time to buy fresh mackerel.Thank God for G…
    - 22 Jan 13, 7:17am -

Veggie Converter 365

  • Paleo Lemon Coconut Balls
    Paleo lemon coconut balls? Yes, please! Lemon + coconut plus done in less than 30 minutes? Oh, yeah! I am not a huge chocolate dessert person. I mean, it’s yummy. But if I get to choose, I prefer citrusy desserts. I love lemon bars, but I don’t m…
    - 74 days ago 8 Dec 16, 5:58pm -
  • My Favorite Pain Relief Cream
    My Favorite Pain Relief Cream By  now, you might have noticed that I LOVE my Young Living Essential Oils. They don’t just provide me with essential oils, though. Nope. They’ve got some amazing cleaning products, beauty products, and…this amazi…
    - 1 Nov 16, 4:00pm -
  • 5 Natural Mood Boosters
    When mood slumps hit, I rely on these five natural mood boosters to put a little more pep in my step. 5 Natural Mood Boosters 1. Exercise: I know, right? When you’re in a slump, sometimes exercise is the absolute last thing you feel like doing. But…
    - 30 Oct 16, 8:46pm -
  • Thieves Cough Drops
    Why I Love Thieves Cough Drops I’ve mentioned my adoration for Young Living’s Thieves products before, but I thought I would take a minute to talk about one my new favorite Thieves products: their cough drops! Of course, you can make your OWN loz…
    - 24 Oct 16, 9:49pm -
  • Paleo Sweet Potato Pie
    I big puffy heart custard pies (minus the gluteny crust). So this custardy sweet potato pie with a cookie crumb/pecan crust is absolutely perfect. The recipe comes from a great cookbook I recently acquired, the Outlander Kitchen Cookbook. The cookbo…
    - 14 Sep 16, 4:00pm -


  • A Non-Review of the Willows Inn, Lummi Isl., WA: Locavore or Loco-what?
    While I do not do restaurant reviews or “serious” essays on IslandEAT, I have been thinking about a recent fine-dining “locavore” experience at the Willows Inn, Lummi Island, Washington.  It was one of New York Times’ 10 Restaurants Worth…
    - 16 Apr 11, 12:41am -
  • Guest Post by Moby on I Can Haz Food Blog?
    I have been posting on IslandEAT for nearly one-and-a-half years ago – without any requests to do a guest post yet.  However, George and Jinja did an April Fools cat-food blog, but they already have their first guest cat food-blogger, Moby … Co…
    - 13 Apr 11, 7:22pm -
  • Avocado Sandwiches: Possibilities & Permutations
    Are you looking for an avocado sandwich recipe? I was not really until I came across a recipe in Australia’s glorious gastro-porn, delicious. In fact, I have hesitated to post about sandwiches, as they seem, um, well, so easy and … Continue readi…
    - 8 Apr 11, 7:47pm -
  • George and Jinja announce their new food blog
    George and Jinja, who have more time to post than I these days, would like to announce their new cat-food blog, I Can Haz Food Blog? Check it out. IslandEAT will return next week with human recipes.  
    - 1 Apr 11, 8:30pm -
  • Chill-Out Brownies: High Temperature Baking + Ice-water Bath = Creamy Interior + Chewy Crust
    Are you looking for yet another brownie recipe? I was not, until I had come across one with a very unusual technique from the great Alice Medrich. I though my brownie recipe collection to be complete, what with the extravaganza that … Continue rea…
    - 18 Mar 11, 12:03am -

Authentic Greek Recipes

  • Greek Christmas Sweets
    Time to get those Greek Christmas sweets ready! Every year you'll find Melomakarona and Kourambiedes set out on the tables in every house. Along with this is the special Christmas Bread - Christopsomo (Christ's Bread). Which is your favourite? Just…
    - 64 days ago 18 Dec 16, 9:15am -
  • 10 Most Repinned Greek Recipes for November 2016
    These were our 10 most repinned Greek recipes on Pinterest  for November 2016.  1.  Peinirli 2.  Eggplant Papoutsakia 3. Fasolada (Bean Soup)  4. Sesame Cookies   5. Cheese Pie (Tiropita)    6. Spanakopita7.  Fresh Green Beans (Fasolak…
    - 77 days ago 5 Dec 16, 10:15am -
  • 5 Most Popular Greek Recipes November 2016
    These were the most popular Greek recipes on our blog for November 2016. 1. Eggplant Papoutsakia 2. Peinirli  3. Stuffed Vegetables (Gemista)  4. Stuffed Squid (Kalamarakia Gemista)5. Prawn (Garides) SaganakiEat and Enjoy! ca-pub-5932202259726035…
    - 78 days ago 4 Dec 16, 9:33am -
  • 10 Most Repinned Greek Recipes for October 2016
    These were our 10 most repinned Greek recipes on Pinterest  for October 2016.  1.  Eggplant Papoutsakia 2.   Peinirli3. Stuffed Vegetables (Gemista)  4. Fasolada (Bean Soup)   5. Sesame Cookies    6. Cheese Pie (Tiropita)7.  Fresh Gre…
    - 6 Nov 16, 8:11am -
  • 5 Most Popular Greek Recipes October 2016
    These were the most popular Greek recipes on our blog for October 2016. 1.Stuffed Vegetables (Gemista)2. Pumpkin Pie (Kolokithopita)  3. Lamb Kleftiko4. Spinach Pie (Spanakopita)5. Quince Spoon SweetEat and Enjoy! ca-pub-5932202259726035
    - 2 Nov 16, 7:04am -

Ekusinero Food Blog

  • eKusinero is Giving Away A Collection of Free Recipe Ebooks
    A few years back, I posted recipe ebooks for downloading and the response was incredible. It was enjoyed by people around the world! This time, a collection of recipe ebooks will be sent directly to your inbox. On the right column, input your email a…
    - 23 Apr 15, 6:22am -
  • Pineapple Coleslaw Recipe
    Pineapple Coleslaw Ingredients: 2½ cups shredded cabbage 1 cup shredded carrots 1 cup pineapple chunks ¼ cup raisins 2½ Tbsp pineapple juice Procedures: Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Toss and serve or put in refrigerator covered until ser…
    - 15 Apr 13, 2:31pm -
  • 13th Tour Of The FireFlies
    TOUR OF THE FIREFLIES Your eKusinero joined this year’s Tour of the Fireflies which according to the organizer expected 12,000 participants from different parts of the country. This is a yearly event organized by the Firefly Brigade which promotes…
    - 17 Apr 11, 10:49am -
  • Vegetable Fried Rice Recipe
    VEGETABLE FRIED RICE RECIPE Nothing could be easier than this light version of fried rice from Eating Well. Instant brown rice is used, but if you have leftover cold rice or can pick some up at a Chinese restaurant on the way home, use that instead a…
    - 4 Oct 10, 2:01am -
  • Thai Chicken Stir Fry Recipe
    THAI CHICKEN STIR FRY RECIPE I love quick, easy and healthy cooking and I’m sure this Thai stir fry will keep your hunger away in just a few minutes. This light chicken stir-fry recipe definitely has the look and taste of Thai cuisine with its colo…
    - 14 Sep 10, 1:34am -

Food Overdosed!

  • Instant Carbonara
    Don't you just love pastas? I was craving for Carbonara the other week. While doing some grocery shopping, I came across this instant San Remo pasta Carbonara. I didn't think twice to get it. So as soon as I got home, I cooked it. All it takes is a c…
    - 6 Jun 10, 2:22am -
  • Mucho Nacho
    This is what I came up while looking for some snacks in our fridge. I found some ground beef and tomato sauce. I'm thinking of cooking a red sauce spaghetti however we don't have pasta. So I kept on looking and found a half cut cabbage and some chees…
    - 6 Jun 10, 2:21am -
  • Pastel Colors
    Don't you just love the colors of these M n' M chocolate candies? Yeah I know, these are not the typical colors we see everyday. Actually, these are Easter Bunny Edition candies of M n'Ms... Different color but still the same chocolate-y taste... Oop…
    - 30 May 10, 7:59am -
  • Lechon Kawali
    Lechon KawaliI am craving for this food since last week. And guess what? I gave in! After loggin out of work yesterday, I went to Robinson's Supermarket's meat section directly. I asked the butcher to get me a nice country style meat and have it cut…
    - 27 May 10, 10:39pm -
  • Fried Lumpiang Ubod
    Since I can't eat yet what I like, my mom prepared Fried Lumpiang Ubod for lunch... it's one of my favorite food also.This dish is just so easy to prepare. It is a Pinoy vegetable roll that is serve with a vinegar and garlic dip. There are no ingred…
    - 20 May 10, 8:31am -

In My Kitchen

  • Cassava Cake
    I was given quite a few cassavas for free the other day. The lady who often comes to the house and sell me veggies offered it to me for free. Of course I love freebies but I don't want to take advantage of her generosity because I know she needs to m…
    - 16 Jul 14, 12:04pm -
  • Frogs With Coconut Milk (Ginataang Palaka)
    It's been ages since the last time I ate frogs. What I'm saying is the edible and native frogs that my late grandma used to cook for us. I remember when we were kids, during rainy season, some vendors use to come to our house and sell live frogs to m…
    - 23 Jun 14, 1:57pm -
  • Gift Ideas For Father's Day
    Father's Day is fast approaching and we are back in a dilemma what gifts we gonna buy for the fathers in our church. Last year we gave each of the fathers a hanky and they really love it. It’s usually a chore to buy gifts for adults in our churc…
    - 29 May 14, 10:08am -
  • Squash With String Beans, Bitter Gourd and Ground Beef
    It's still squash season and my relatives with squash plantation gave me quite a few. I save a few pesos and I was so eager to cook my favorite squash with string beans, bitter gourd and ground beef. My hubby has learned how to eat veggies cooked the…
    - 29 May 14, 10:05am -
  • Baking Time
    One of my favorite cakes is German Chocolate Cake topped with coconut pecan frosting. My hubby love this cake too. I'm not good in making this from scratch so the easiest way for me is to buy the ready mixed cake from the box. Hubby and I bought this…
    - 26 Feb 14, 1:35pm -

Bed Stuy Foodie

  • New Website
    Hello Everyone,I have recently spent a lot of time launching a new website with a domain I own. The new site is simply, . It is much more user-friendly and, though I am sad to leave blogger, I think it will be better in the long…
    - 7 Aug 13, 6:22pm -
  • Vegan Mango Coconut Muffins (Whole Wheat)
    According to Rich these are the best muffins, vegan or otherwise, I have ever made.  They are light and sweet. The crumb topping is something I don't often do, but it is a nice treat. The pieces of mango keep the muffins moist and add their sweet, t…
    - 30 Jun 13, 1:42pm -
  • Vegan on the Road
    Vegan on the Road: What's a Vegan Girl to Do?Clearly I have been slacking lately. I am getting married in less than 3 weeks and on the nights I used to blog, I am doing wedding planning. :) I have been on the road a lot lately and had trouble f…
    - 26 Jun 13, 12:54am -
  • Vegan Banana Peanut Butter Muffins
    We were pretty much out of food last Friday before going out of town, hungry, and too tired to go to the grocery store. I decided I would make something with the few ingredients I had in my house. First, I tried avocado muffins with the two overripe…
    - 12 Jun 13, 2:24am -
  • Vegan Meatball Recipe
    This vegan meatball recipe is made using a few simple ingredients. In fact, I really wanted to make vegan meatballs but I did not have the proper ingredients for any one recipe. I made my own version using ingredients we had in the house. I was prett…
    - 30 May 13, 1:00am -

Food Recipes HQ

  • Soba and back to blogging
    I’m not even sure that I’m back, back for real. I’m here, now, after a long pause and it feels right. At last. Moving to a new country to start a full time job made me a even lazier person at the beginning. I’m adjusting to new rhythms and ne…
    - 20 Sep 15, 3:40pm -
  • Oat and Chia Seeds Oatmeal with Greek Yogurt and Agave
    Now that I have a full time job I have to make sure I get all the nutrients and vitamins the my body and mind need to function at the best. Didn’t I need these things before? Yes, but now it’s “different”. On a standard day I have to survive…
    - 14 Jun 15, 2:19pm -
  • My favorite pancakes: Gluten-Free Oat and Chia Seeds Pancakes
    What a strange thing it is that my favorite pancakes are gluten free. Strange because I have nothing against gluten. Quite the contrary. I don’t like trends on nutrition: I don’t understand why people without a real intolerance to gluten turn t…
    - 24 May 15, 11:10am -
  • Cauliflower Rice Quiche with Zucchini, Pepper and Feta
    Long time no see. I’m still in Ireland, friends, and I am aware that I must share a recipe with you before you start forgetting about me. Or before the effect of this crazy coffee I just sipped ends, leaving me again incapable of writing. Have yo…
    - 9 May 15, 6:41pm -
  • Honeyed Marmalade Steel Cut Oatmeal
    Has spring arrived in your town already? Is spring embracing you with its warmth and colors? Here things are pretty green all year long, I must say, but also rather wet and dull in the winter so it is just great to be finally able to soak up the…
    - 22 Apr 15, 7:00pm -

It's Best Served Hot

  • Sweet Potato Mash
    This Sweet Potato Mash recipe is amazing and will bring you right to the holiday mind set. It's great enough to make year round, but a great additional to the Thanksgiving and Christmas table.What You'll Need:4 Medium Sized Sweet Potatoes3 tblsp butt…
    - 7 Aug 14, 10:55pm -
  • Hash Browns!
    I APOLOGIZE! I REALLY DO I'M SORRY!Ok, I know... I know.. I'm a horrible person for not updating!! So sue me (don't really please.. I'm broke!). A lot has happened since I posted! For what you might ask? Well for 1: I graduated college! Yay me! For 2…
    - 7 Aug 14, 10:55pm -
  • Skittle Vodka
    No; I am not an alcoholic... I am a liquor connoisseur - trust me. This recipe takes time, effort, and the ability to have a good time - with of course the vodka. I made this with a friend of mine who absolutely loves candy and to party (I mean hey,…
    - 7 Aug 14, 10:54pm -
  • Pulled Pork 2: Better, tastier, and more amazing.
    A New Challenger has arrived!Hello fellow food lovers. I have decided that I will take on "Man Food's" Pulled Pork with my own pulled pork recipe. Though this might cause a little rivalry in the family at Best Served Hot, I welcome it with open arm…
    - 25 May 13, 2:26am -
  • Peanut Butter
    Who loves peanut butter?? Correction. Who doesn't love peanut butter?? I'll admit that I may or may not have an addiction to this delicious snack. It dawned on me to recently try to make my own peanut butter rather than continually use the same ole s…
    - 25 May 13, 2:19am -

Stir Laugh Repeat

  • new7 Reasons You May Not be Losing Weight While Dieting (Part 5)
    (I have finally started doing this!)5. Underestimating portions.Paying attention to the amount of food you consume is an important step in eating healthy to lose weight. But most of us are so conditioned by the enormous portions of food served in res…
    - 20 hours ago 19 Feb 17, 5:05pm -
  • 7 Reasons You May Not be Losing Weight While Dieting (Part 4)
    4. Eliminating carbs or fats.Many fad diets claim that certain types of foods, most notably carbohydrates and fats, are the primary cause of excess weight gain and should be eliminated from your diet. But a study published in Cell Metabolism found…
    - 3 days ago 17 Feb 17, 6:25pm -
  • 7 Reasons You May Not be Losing Weight While Dieting (Part 3)
    3. Choosing fat-free everything.Many food brands try to appeal to dieters with fat-free products, such as salad dressing and snacks. But fat-free items often have as many or more calories as full-fat versions (because extra sugar has been added, for…
    - 5 days ago 15 Feb 17, 4:26pm -
  • 7 Reasons You May Not be Losing Weight While Dieting (Part 2)
    (Not Guilty of this one!)2. Juicing instead of eating.Many people today are trying juice “cleanses,” hoping to lose weight by replacing meals with fresh fruit and vegetable drinks. But juicing extracts the fiber in fresh produce that helps you fe…
    - 7 days ago 13 Feb 17, 5:18pm -
  • 7 Reasons You May Not be Losing Weight While Dieting (Part 1)
    As always, I'm still on a diet.  I've tried everything and seem to get so far and the loss just stops.  This information came from NutriSystems and find myself doing several of these 7 things that may be preventing me from losing weight.  Wanted t…
    - 8 days ago 12 Feb 17, 8:20pm -

The Peach Kitchen

  • Garlic Parmesan Wings
    Garlic Parmesan Wings with crispy skin, moist meat, and an addictive coating of garlic butter parmesan sauce! So… Valentine’s Day is over, huh? You know how much a fan I am of Valentine’s Day even though I prefer to stay at home and celebrate i…
    - 5 days ago 15 Feb 17, 2:37pm -
  • How Important Are Spices In Food?
    Out of all the cuisines in the world, Indian cuisine is a great example of one that simply cannot exist without spices. The truth is that spices are vital for cooking. You simply cannot end up with rich taste or that aroma that you love for all the r…
    - 6 days ago 14 Feb 17, 11:44am -
  • 9 “I Can’t Believe It’s Avocado!” Dessert Recipes Ideas

    - 6 days ago 14 Feb 17, 2:15am -
  • Casa Italia’s HEARTy Treat This Valentine’s Day!
    If you haven’t eaten your way across Italy yet, and you’re on a quest for a romantic place to awaken your senses this Valentine’s Day, find your way to Casa Italia and take pleasure in their premium Italian pizzas, now served with a twist! Make…
    - 7 days ago 14 Feb 17, 12:45am -
  • Jaytee’s Filipino Cuisine, Tagaytay and Our Long Friday
    Last weekend was a long weekend for us. peanutbutter♥ was on leave thursday, so we had him the whole day friday. Ykaie didn’t have classes that day as well so we decided to hit the road early in the morning. Our initial plan was to go to Sta. Ele…
    - 7 days ago 13 Feb 17, 2:25pm -

Yummy as can Be

  • The Best Place to Get Hormone Replacement Therapy
    Older men will often experience a dip in their testosterone level. This is very normal and a part of getting older. This can cause a number of problems. For example, men with low testosterone will often suffer from a low sex drive and a problem getti…
    - 5 days ago 15 Feb 17, 2:23am -
  • Lime Yogurt Pasta
    Why lime? That’s what’s available in my kitchen when I suddenly craved for Lemon Pasta Chicken. It was already a bit late and I didn’t have enough time to drive to the market to get me some lemons. I had limes, so I thought why not give them a…
    - 17 days ago 3 Feb 17, 8:55am -
  • Safe Games For Children
    Remember those days in kindergartens or in schools where kids used to enjoy swings, see-saw and slides? And can you remember the bruises, scratches and cuts because of the accidents or falls from these playground equipment? Many of the modern kinderg…
    - 52 days ago 30 Dec 16, 1:37am -
  • Setting Up Shop
    A fun business to start if you like sweet treats is an ice cream business. You can open your shop in a small store so that it has a cozy environment or in a large store so that you have space to put multiple freezers, tables and serving stations. The…
    - 73 days ago 9 Dec 16, 6:14am -
  • Improving Your Smile Improves Confidence
    Many people understand the importance of their personal appearance and have no trouble spending money on clothing, haircuts, jewelry or makeup. Another area worthy of consideration is your smile. Are you happy with it? Are your teeth and gums all tha…
    - 73 days ago 9 Dec 16, 4:23am -

Passionate about baking

Yummy Recipes

  • Skillet Mexican Cornbread
    In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Mexican cornbread, baked in an iron skillet. Full of cornmeal, eggs, Cheddar cheese, sour cream, whole kernel corn, and chopped green chiles, you can't miss with this one!Ingredients:2 cups self-rising co…
    - 9 Dec 10, 6:07pm -
  • Scalloped Potatoes with Cheese
    In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make a large casserole of Scalloped Potatoes with Cheese. This is a perfect accompaniment to her dinner of Herbed Chicken Crunch, Sauteed Zucchini and Yellow Squash, fresh green beans from the Farmer's Market,…
    - 9 Dec 10, 6:06pm -
  • How to Make Vegetable Pakora

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  • Onion Pakoda (Onion Bhaje)
    Onion Pakoda (Onion Bhaje) is a mouth watering indian snack. It is used as a strater snack in most Indian parties and large meals. It goes with imli chutney
    - 9 Dec 10, 6:03pm -
  • Bread Pakora Recipe
    INGREDIENTS:Make 12 pieces4 firm white bread1 cup gram flour (besan)1 tablespoon rice flour1 teaspoon saltPinch of asafetida (hing)1 teaspoon cumin seed2 finely chopped green chilly1/4 cup chopped cilantro (green coriander)3/4 cup waterOil to fry
    - 9 Dec 10, 6:02pm -

The Accidental Locavore

  • Short Ribs Braised in Beer
    Short ribs are a great winter food and the Accidental Locavore has worked and eaten my way through a lot of short rib recipes. This one from Gordon Hammersley’s Bistro Cooking at Home has become my go-to recipe. You can make them in the oven, or a…
    - 4 days ago 16 Feb 17, 2:10pm -
  • 5 Chocolate Ideas for Valentine’s Day
    A friend of the Accidental Locavore inspired this piece. He said he was having Valentine’s Day dinner cooked for him for the first time in his life, but that the cook was still going to get chocolates from him. Sweet. It made me think about alterna…
    - 7 days ago 13 Feb 17, 2:44pm -
  • Sour Cream Coffee Cake
    Sour cream coffee cake is definitely a throwback to another era. It’s comfort food and seems to be making a comeback. For whatever reason, it’s been on the Accidental Locavore’s radar for a while now. But there were all those apple cakes. And…
    - 11 days ago 9 Feb 17, 2:00pm -
  • Brussels Sprouts Gratin
    As much as the Accidental Locavore likes  Brussels sprouts any way, every now and then, you need to mix it up, dress them up. Cheese is always good. And knowing how to do a béchamel sauce (which technically becomes a mornay sauce with the addition…
    - 14 days ago 6 Feb 17, 2:00pm -
  • February 2nd: Groundhog vs. Crêpes
    To the majority of people reading this, February 2nd is Groundhog Day. However, in France the Accidental Locavore discovered a much better way to “celebrate” this day—la Chandeleur, Fête de la Lumière, or Candlemas. It’s also known as the D…
    - 18 days ago 2 Feb 17, 2:00pm -

Recipes for Moms

  • Jack-O-Lantern S'mores
    I was given the chance (and some free cereal) to create a fun Halloween treat thanks to Betty Crocker. The following Jack-O-Lantern S'mores recipes is what I (actually my husband) came up with and it was featured at Betty 4 jack-o-…
    - 5 Oct 12, 8:38pm -
  • Chocolate Marshmallow Cake
    Serves: 8-101/2 c. butter2 squares (1 oz. each) unsweetened chocolate1 c. flour1/2 tsp. baking powder1/4 tsp. baking soda1/4 tsp. salt2 eggs1 c. sugar1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce1 tsp. vanilla1 pkg. (10.5 oz.) mini marshmallows, dividedGlaze:1/2 c.…
    - 18 Apr 12, 8:12pm -
  • Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies
    Makes: 9-12 brownies(depending on the size of your cookie cutter)*I have halved these measures from the original recipe in order to fit it in a 9x13 pan. This does make for some interesting measurements so just do the best you can.Red Velvet Layer:1…
    - 18 Apr 12, 8:11pm -
  • Loaded Baked Potato Soup
    Serves: 61 lb. bacon, roughly chopped1 medium onion, diced1 carrot, peeled and diced3/4 c. celery, diced4 large potatoes, peeled and diced4 medium red potatoes, diced1/4 c. flour2 c. chicken brothGenerous salt & pepper, to taste4 c. whipping cream *(…
    - 18 Apr 12, 6:00am -
  • Hashbrown Bake
    Serves: 8-101 bag (2 lbs.) frozen, shredded hash browns1 can cream of chicken soup2 c. grated cheddar cheese2 c. sour cream1/4 c. butter, melted1 tsp. salt1/4 tsp. pepper2 T. minced onionTopping:1/4 c. butter, melted3/4 c. cracker crumbs, crushedMix…
    - 12 Feb 12, 10:30pm -

Spice Up Your Life

  • Delicious Almondina Toastee: Indulgently Tasty!
    Remember those  delicious Almondina  biscuits that I posted  a while back?  It has been one of my favorite  snacks to buy  ever since I was introduced to it.  Almondina is again introducing another addition to their delicious snacks, the  to…
    - 20 days ago 31 Jan 17, 8:30pm -
  • Stainless Steel Electric Wine Opener with Auto Activation
    Occassionally, my husband and I  drink  wine at home depending on the mood.  It's very seldom but when we  feel like celebrating, we   would buy a  bottle of wine and  drink some.  It is  nice to have  a wine bottle opener like this one tha…
    - 20 days ago 31 Jan 17, 6:30pm -
  • Cooking and Music
    Cooking is something that I never thought I could love doing.  I never liked  cooking when I was  single so I thought it would be hard for me to prepare a meal once I have my own family but it  eventually changed.  I guess love can change everyt…
    - 24 days ago 27 Jan 17, 12:00pm -
  • Steeler Design Cake for EJ's 10th Birthday
    Last Saturday was a fun night for my family.  We celebrated  EJ's 10th birthday.  I cooked some food  and we also bought some as addition.  When I used to have a  party for my children's  birthdays, I used to cook everything but it can be tiri…
    - 33 days ago 18 Jan 17, 12:00pm -
  • Ringing the 2017 with a Family Date
    We started our new year with a family date.  We went to a sushi restaurant  after we attended a Sunday mass.  My husband was craving for some sushi  and my daughter   wants to try the  place where hubby took me for a dinner date  last time wit…
    - 48 days ago 3 Jan 17, 9:30am -

The Chocoholic

  • We're giving away $150 to AMAZON!
    It's time for another great giveaway!We're giving away $150 to AMAZON! The cohosts and sponsors of this event | |Miki's Hope | TheSugarFreeDiva | DinedandDashed | Mel from FreebiesCodesCouponsAndDeals| Pl…
    - 48 days ago 3 Jan 17, 6:30am -
  • We're giving away $150 to AMAZON!
    We're giving away $150 to AMAZON! The cohosts and sponsors of this event | |Miki's Hope | TheSugarFreeDiva | DinedandDashed | Mel from FreebiesCodesCouponsAndDeals| PlusSizePosh| Becky Hanes | TheChocoho…
    - 5 Nov 16, 3:25pm -
    We're giving away $100 CASH!!$100 CASH GIVEAWAY!The sponsors of this event | | TheSugarFreeDiva | DinedandDashed | Mel from FreebiesCodesCouponsAndDeals| PlusSizePosh| Becky Hanes | TheChocoholicsDiaryT…
    - 10 Jul 16, 3:25pm -
  • $100 Walmart eGiftcard Giveaway Event!
    Welcome to our $100 Walmart eGiftcard Giveaway Event!We are giving away $100 to Walmart! sponsored by | |Michigan Saving and More | TheSugarFreeDiva | DinedandDashed | Mel from FreebiesCodesCouponsAndDeals|…
    - 28 Jan 16, 5:30pm -
  • Sephora $150 Gift Card Giveaway Event
    Sephora $150 Gift Card Giveaway Event We are giving away $150 to Sephora!!! One winner will win $150 to Spend at Sephora.The cohosts and sponsors of this event are:Thank you! | | PlusSizePosh |The Chocoholic's Diary…
    - 31 Oct 15, 5:48pm -

Martha's Kitchen Corner

  • Sorry!!!!
    I want to say how sorry I am that I haven't posted to this site in so long. Today is the 1st time I've been able to get into the site since April. Thanks for your patience and I will be posting.Martha A. Cheves, Author ofStir, Laugh, RepeatThink Wi…
    - 25 Jul 11, 12:12am -
  • 10 Ways to Improve Your Memory
    I found these tips on EveryDayHealth and wanted to share1. Focus on what you're trying to remember. Take time to think about what you need to remember, whether it's a list of names, chores, or items to buy. Spending a few moments actively processi…
    - 12 Apr 11, 11:10pm -
  • Slow Metabolisms
    I found this quite interesting and wanted to share.LOSING IT! With Jillian MichaelsTuesday, February 08, 2011Too many lazy years: You've spent a lot of time on the couch. Don't blame your lagging metabolism just because you never exercised. Too man…
    - 4 Apr 11, 4:08pm -
  • Fat Burning Foods & Drinks
    I ran across an article that listed the top 15 fat burning foods/drinks and decided to share them with everyone.Grapefruit: Half a grapefruit prior to dinner can help fill you enough that you can resist second helpings. Also, the soluble fi…
    - 23 Mar 11, 10:16pm -
  • Foods and Health Tips
    A friend sent a list of foods that are supposed to help different alignments. Some of you may already know these, some of you may have already tried them. I personally had never heard of most of them and haven’t tried any. So here we go. 1.…
    - 7 Mar 11, 10:55pm -

Baked by Rachel

  • newLemon Crumb Coffee Cake
    Moist lemon curd coffee cake with a crumb coating and sweet lemon glaze. A fun addition to breakfast, brunch or dessert! Buying all of your appliances at the same time definitely has it’s downsides… like when they all start to have issues or need…
    - 4 hours ago 20 Feb 17, 9:00am -
  • Slow Cooker Chicken Parm Soup
    Easy slow cooker chicken parm soup! A classic meal reinvented into a flavorful soup, packed full of chicken, pasta and cheese! Winter finally reared it’s ugly head in the northeast. So, it seemed fitting to share a new soup recipe today! In the las…
    - 6 days ago 14 Feb 17, 9:00am -
  • Jalapeño Popper Pizza
    Extra cheesy thin crust jalapeño popper pizza with salty bacon crumbles! Your favorite appetizer in pizza form! Book update! I finally finished This Girl, the third in the Slammed series. It turned into my midday school pickup. So, I basically read…
    - 19 days ago 1 Feb 17, 9:00am -
  • Cheesy Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup
    An easy and flavorful recipe for cheesy slow cooker chicken fajita soup. A perfect meal for any day of the week! There’s roughly 90 days until Spring! Hooray! Surely it’ll be warming up before Spring actually gets here. Or we can hope! Also… ha…
    - 21 days ago 30 Jan 17, 9:00am -
  • Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken and Potato Soup
    Creamy homemade slow cooker chicken and potato soup topped off with shredded cheddar cheese and chives. A comforting meal, perfect for any day of the week. I did a really dumb thing over the weekend. Granted, it was all in good fun, but it resulted i…
    - 34 days ago 17 Jan 17, 9:00am -

Steak N Potatoes Kinda Gurl

  • Grilled Steaks with Ginger Hoisin Sauce
    Welcome to this month's edition of  The Secret Recipe Club. This month I was assigned to Jane's blog, The Heritage Cook. I was in foodie heaven looking through all of her recipes. Seriously, the list was so long and hard to narrow down! Her photos…
    - 20 Jul 15, 4:08am -
  • Garlic Lemon Dill Salmon
    It's time for another month of  The Secret Recipe Club.This month I was assigned to Heather's blog, It's Yummy to My Tummy. I was so tempted to make her Funnel Cakes, because it's summer and all I can think about is festivals and state fairs with f…
    - 15 Jun 15, 4:05am -
  • Tomato Avocado and Onion Salad
    Hey blog friends!I'm back for another month of The Secret Recipe Club. This month I was assigned to Nayna's vegetarian blog, Simply.Food. She has lots of fun recipes and since I'm a meat eater, it was nice to see new-to-me recipes. What really caugh…
    - 18 May 15, 4:12am -
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars
    Time for another month of The Secret Recipe Club!This month I was assigned to Kara's blog, Happy Go Lucky. So many yummy recipes to choose from, like her Pizza Casserole, Samoas Milkshakes, and Jalapeno Pimento Cheese Spread... can I have them all?!…
    - 20 Apr 15, 4:00am -
  • BLT Stacks with Buttermilk Bleu Cheese Dressing
    Hey you!Time for another month of the Secret Recipe Club!This month I was assigned to Jenna's blog, The Painted Apron. Ooooh my goodness, she has sooooo many good, unique, creative recipes on her blog! (She's also an amazing painter...check out her…
    - 16 Mar 15, 5:26am -

Bizzy Bakes

  • Thai Chicken San Choy Bau
    It says, "thai" so I have to like the Thai Chicken San Choy Bau that we are making this week in our Donna Hay Wednesday group.  It was a bit spicy and the chopped chicken was a nice change of pace. Kayte selected this recipe from On the Shelf on pa…
    - 28 Oct 15, 2:15am -
  • Cabbage Casserole
    I have been trying with a minimum of success to share with you the recipes I made for the jewish holidays.  I look at my photos and unfortunately, in some cases, I have no idea what they are.  Kugels and casseroles have similar looks.  I am guessi…
    - 26 Oct 15, 2:51pm -
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts (Broccoli) with Parmesan and Vincotto
    This week, Gaye chose Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan and Vincotto from the Donna Hay magazine, Jun/Jul 2015 on page 88. I have a few stores where I do my food shopping and it all depends on where I am at shopping time which one I go to.  …
    - 21 Oct 15, 10:19pm -
  • Honey Dijon Baked Salmon
    I make salmon, so often, it is easy to confuse my recipes. We love salmon so I admit, it is hard for us to consider almost any salmon recipe, a failure. Some are not particularly good looking but tasty, they are. This one, my guests also loved, so…
    - 21 Oct 15, 1:18pm -
  • Mini Pumpkin Jar Cakes
    Peggy selected a unique recipe, Mini Pumpkin Jar Cakes found on page 291 in Weeknight Wonders.   This was easy or quick to make, and I used pumpkin pie spice in place of the various individual spices which made it even easier.I ate it hot out of th…
    - 16 Oct 15, 4:06pm -

My Sweet and Savory

  • Temporarily Offline
    Due to the death of my daughter, I will be offline, for a while.  When stronger, I do plan to return.Thanks to all my fellow bloggers.Chaya                                                                        …
    - 1 Apr 14, 10:38pm -
  • Creamy Spinach Soup - Mark Bittman
    I have been a fan of Mark Bittman for years and I never tire of reading his column in the New York Times.  Even my husband, who is a foodie, only because he eats, follows that column.  I used to belong to a group that cooked Bittman recipes, weekly…
    - 24 Oct 13, 8:58pm -
  • Baked Cheesy Cauliflower
    I have always liked cauliflower and I love cheese with any vegetable.  This is a solid combination.  Beautiful cauliflower opens itself to challenge and I gladly took the challenge. I don't like making cauliflower highly spiced but I do like to ad…
    - 23 Oct 13, 4:30pm -
  • Creamy Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon IHCC
    I often make an eggs with salmon omelet and that still is my favorite.  I was sure, I would love these because they have the smoked salmon and although a good dish, it is nothing like, cooking the salmon so it gets crispy,  The creaminess of the eg…
    - 21 Oct 13, 2:06pm -
  • My Meatless Mondays - Creamy Tomato Pasta GF
    I have been waiting for Jamie Geller's new book, Joy of Kosher-Fast, Fresh and Family Recipes, and it arrived the other day.  I found a plethora of recipes to make and started with this creamy pasta.  I did not have all the ingredients and it did n…
    - 20 Oct 13, 6:00pm -

Makan-Makan @ Mariuca

  • Dinner @ Shell Out *
    One night, B and I decided to dine at the newly-opened Shell Out seafood restaurant near our home. Actually, the restaurant was my suggestion since I read about their food on a random blog and I was kind of enticed. I was especially keen to taste the…
    - 16 Jul 13, 9:55pm -
  • Fat Aunty's Char Kuey Teow *
    Puffy eyes or not (thanks to a terrible sinus attack), there was no stopping me from having one of my delicious morning adventures with B a few weeks ago! We braved the morning rain and hungrily made our way to visit our favourite Fat Aunty in Kelana…
    - 5 Jul 13, 3:11am -
  • Sweet & Crunchy Chicken Salad *
    I’ve been having a bad case of yummy chicken salad craving, which got stronger and stronger until I could not take it anymore. So this weekend, we did a massive grocery shopping spree and I brought home all the ingredients needed to make some delic…
    - 23 Feb 13, 8:14pm -
  • Sweet & Sour Prawns with Pineapple *
    Happy 12-12-12! I’m not really sure what’s written in the stars for this date but 12-12-12 sure looks cool to me and to mark its uniqueness, I decided to cook Sweet and Sour Prawns with Pineapple for dinner.   Truth be told, I’ve been craving…
    - 12 Dec 12, 3:59pm -
  • Quick Lunch @ Italiannies!
    I have to say, both B and I thoroughly enjoyed our Italiannies lunch @ The Curve recently!   Itallianies, The CurveWe’ve not eaten here in ages and since I love Italian food, I was more than happy to oblige when B suggested we check out the Quick…
    - 23 Sep 12, 2:33am -

la bella vita

  • Spring Pea and Asparagus Salad
    Spring is just around the corner!  The daffodils and forsythia on the acreage are blooming and popping up to joyfully announce the change in seasons!  It’s always so much fun for me to plan for spring garden planting when the seed catalogs arri…
    - 12 days ago 8 Feb 17, 10:00am -
  • Fresh Basil Vinaigrette
    Having fresh, homemade vinaigrettes on hand is so convenient for drizzling on salads of beautiful greens and veggies.  They’re also delicious for dressing and enhancing any fish, pork or meat entree as well . . . vinaigrettes aren’t  just for…
    - 13 days ago 7 Feb 17, 11:17pm -
  • Mini Meyer Lemon Parfaits

    - 17 days ago 3 Feb 17, 8:00pm -
  • Classic Italian Minestrone Soup
    The older I become, the less that I use written recipes in my cooking.     To my mother, I give credit.  To my nonna, I give credit.  Neither of them ever used written recipes to guide them in their kitchens.  They were fabulous cooks and  ju…
    - 35 days ago 16 Jan 17, 4:29pm -
  • Homemade Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
      Is it cold enough for you lately?   Have you received some snow by now?  Are you bundling up in front of a warm and cozy fire just like we are in my neck of the woods? If so, then you’re needing some rib-sticking comfort food.  And nothing c…
    - 40 days ago 11 Jan 17, 6:43am -

Seaside Simplicity

  • New Pup and Big Sale!
    Yep, I'm still around - extremely busy but still here! To top things off we also just got a new puppy. Between my small zoo, running the shop, the house, and family stuff I just haven't had a spare moment for much of anything!Here's the new pup. He's…
    - 2 Nov 14, 4:55pm -
  • Early Bird Christmas Sale
    Hello friends! I've been crazy busy getting the new shop going. I wanted to pop in today real quick to let you know about the little Christmas sale I will be having this afternoon over at my Little Seaside Shop! Just click on @Little_Seaside_Shop to…
    - 20 Sep 14, 4:40pm -
  • My Little Seaside Shop
    The last week or so has been crazy! I've been busy getting ready for the grand opening of my Instagram shop @Little_Seaside_Shop. I finally went live last night with a welcome post and a preview of the items I will be listing this week for the openin…
    - 14 Sep 14, 2:55pm -
  • Delicious Easy Salsa
    This is a healthy and delicious salsa that I have posted in the past. Now that football season has arrived I thought it was a good time for a recipe repeat. This easy salsa will be making an appearance for our football buffets often. It's super simpl…
    - 5 Sep 14, 7:20pm -
  • Tailgating Time!
    Welcome to the 5th annual Tailgating Time link up! I can't believe it's been 5 years since I started Tailgating Time! I wasn't even going to post it this year, but my friend Tamy at Savory Kitchen Table decided to keep up the tradition. She did all…
    - 5 Sep 14, 12:15am -

Recipes by The Wicked Noodle

  • Ice Cream Cakes for the Big Game
    Carvel® Ice Cream Cakes are the perfect ending to the Big Game.Read Ice Cream Cakes for the Big Game.
    - 25 days ago 26 Jan 17, 3:44pm -
  • Dawn Helps Save Wildlife
    Dawn Dish Soap and Shedd Aquarium offer a contest for Chicago-area schools.Read Dawn Helps Save Wildlife.
    - 33 days ago 18 Jan 17, 4:18pm -
  • PF Chang’s Home Menu
    This post is sponsored by P.F. Chang’s Home Menu. We had SO much fun testing out the new family-size skillet meals from P.F. Chang’s Home Menu this past weekend! The girls and I invited over a few friends, set out some of our favorite bever…
    - 40 days ago 11 Jan 17, 2:38pm -
  • Improve Veggie Intake for Better Heart Health
    This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of SUBWAY. All opinions are my own. The moment I saw this campaign pop up in my inbox, I knew I wanted to be part of it. My girls BEG me to eat at the local SUBWAY® restaurant down the street on…
    - 42 days ago 9 Jan 17, 3:45pm -
  • Peapod Delivery
    This post is sponsored by Peapod. Today is the final day in 2016! It’s hard to believe that it’s already at an end. I’m excited for New Year’s Eve tonight; I’m dining at BRABO, my all-time favorite restaurant. I’m also recovering fr…
    - 51 days ago 31 Dec 16, 5:07pm -

Former Chef

  • The Salvation Cocktail
    Last summer we visited Seattle for the first time and had a blast eating and drinking our way though many of the fabulous restaurants in that city. One restaurant stood out, called Heartwood Provisions, in downtown Seattle. They’re known for pairi…
    - 2 days ago 18 Feb 17, 6:33pm -
  • Chocolate Spiced Pear Cake with Cream Cheese Filling
    This is not the most beautiful cake I’ve ever made. It may not be Pinterest-worthy or inspire a thousand “likes”. It’s no tart dressed up for the prom (see what I did there…tart…get it…oh never mind…). The cake is rich with dark choc…
    - 23 Oct 16, 10:00am -
  • Roasted Chicken Thighs with Berbere Spice and Orange
    If you read my recent post comparing the meal kit services of Home Chef and Blue Apron, you might have noticed that one of the most enjoyable perks of using these companies was being able to learn about and try new ingredients and cooking methods wit…
    - 2 Oct 16, 12:17am -
  • Roasted Garbanzo Beans with Rosemary and Garlic
    Happy Summer! Here’s a dish that’s so simple it can be prepped and cooked within 15 minutes, and eaten at any temperature. It works as well for a crowd as it does for a simple weeknight side dish. There’s really not much a of a recipe, but I lo…
    - 4 Jul 16, 10:16pm -
  • A Month of Meal Kit Menus; Home Chef vs. Blue Apron
    I’ve been feeling uninspired lately, when it comes to cooking dinner during the week. I work full time and a have a heinous commute (1.5-2 hours each way) at least 3 days a week. Some days I’m away from home 13+ hours and by the time I get home…
    - 20 Jun 16, 10:00am -

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