I'm with Julia on this one: More moderation, less "skinny"

I do my fair share of magical thinking, especially when it comes to food. Scrolling through Pinterest, I'm just as likely to pin a decadent chocolate dessert as I am an "awesome" and "amazing" cauliflower pizza crust, even though you and I both know there is nothing "crusty" or amazing about pressed cauliflower. I know, I tried that damn recipe three times. But I persist....more

Honey-Cheese Rolls

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Electric Peanut Butter Maker

As a huge peanut butter lover this looks like a good idea for a first post on this blog. I found this useful appliance at www.coolkitchengadgets.com and wanted to share. It allows you to make yummy peanut butter at your home in munutes. How cool is that, huh?...more

Crispy, No Mess Bacon

This may be the shortest and best post I will ever write.How to make crispy bacon... without a mess of oil splatter.Cook it in the oven at 400 degrees for 16-18 minutes.That's it.Why did it take me so long to figure this out?...more

Hello everyone, I just joined and would love to share my blog with you all!

 Hi everyone, I have my site http://iwanttobuthow.com and would love any advice about how to make it better and gain exposure.  I'm excited to join BlogHer and have already learned some so much. This site is very helpful and inspiring....more
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You're Dating a Chef? Please Read This!

If you just googled, “Dating a chef” and arrived here, welcome.  Welcome to this crazy life of being involved with someone in the culinary industry....more

Boeuf Bourguignon Juila's Beef Stew, cooked by Kary

Have you made real beef stew, I mean the way Julia Childs prepared it? No, well on a cold rainy day back in 2009 I prepared “Boeuf Bourguignon with Boeuf A La Bourguignonne” Yes Julia Child’s “Beef Stew in Red Wine, with Bacon, Onions, and Mushrooms.” If you have not prepared this recipe or had the opportunity to indulge yourself in a mouth watering bowl of this delectable stew you must try it! Or get someone like me to prepare it for you; it is truly a labor of love which you can taste in every bite. ...more

8 Ways To Give Your Meals A Healthy, Delicious Makeover

Did you resolve to eat leaner and greener and healthier this year? When you’re imagining this new, healthier diet you’re probably imagining a lot of tough kale, under-seasoned brown rice, and un-creamy tea, right?But eating more plant-based food need not be an exercise in deprivation and dry carrot sticks. Really!...more

This Is Why I Cook Alone

I was feeling ambitious today, so I decided to divide all of our snack goods into little baggies and cups. Ever the helper, Mini Maria stood on her stool and helped me pass the time by throwing out random questions, made up songs, and occasional pleas to “use the sharp knife!”We hit a groove … until Mini Maria pointed between the legs of the chubby, happy Teddy Graham turning a flip on the front of its cardboard box and asked me the worst question ever:“Mommy, is that its privates?”*blink, blink* “Um … Yes, honey.”...more