Grilled Peach, Goat Cheese, and Arugula Salad Pizza

To make myself happy, I put out some food and decided I would make a simple dinner for the family that I could use for my guests as well. I had thought about making a basic pizza, as we love pizza and really have not had one in a while, but then I ...more

The Best Way to Cut an Avocado

Do you have an OBSESSION with avocado like I do? Ever since I was pregnant it has definitely been one of my favorite foods! Not only because it's delicious but because of the numerous health benefits it offers. Avocados are rich in vitamin A, B, C, E ...more

What to Do When Herbs Take Over Your Garden

So, I have to tell you all about my new favorite kitchen accessory. It was a gift from my soon-to-be mother-in-law. These Ball jar freezer cubes are ahhh-amazing!!!  ...more

A Child's Look at the White House Kids' State Dinner

Grillin' Out Veggie-Style Black Bean Burger.  "What! You Don't Like Tofu?" Stirfry.  Barack-oli and Mich-room Obama-lette.  These are just three of the 54 recipes that made it into the 2014 Kids' State Dinner at the White House on July ...more

The Secret to Crispy Sweet Potato Fries!

Sometimes I like to mix it up a bit and go for sweet potato fries instead of its less colorful cousin. The problem, though, is that they generally don’t get all that crispy. They just kind of lay there.  ...more

How to Menu Plan With Veggie Boxes

The last few years, I've been subscribing to different veggie boxes or complete weekly menu boxes, to see what works for me. When I lived in my student town, there were different possibilities to subscribe to organic veggie boxes. To me, the biggest disadvantage was that it was a monthly subscription. Where I live now, there's a very similar system, but you can decide each week if you sign in for next week's box. I like that system a lot—but when I got pregnant, I jumped off, too tired to work out weekly menus based on what was in the box. ...more

Pickles 5 Ways

As Alton Brown says, “If you’ll just take a little time to learn a few basic procedures, not only the whole produce section, but the whole world, will be your pickle … and good eats.” It’s true: Quick pickles all sort of follow a pattern. You’ll be pickling pretty much anything you want in no time at all! ...more

Rustic Tomato Zucchini Pie with Cornmeal Crust from Completely Delicious

Here's another perfect Meatless Monday recipe for anyone with a surplus of zucchini—and if you also have fresh garden tomatoes, that will only improve this Rustic Tomato Zucchini Pie with Cornmeal Crust from Completely Delicious. Annalise says the ingredients are flexible; you can use any seasonal veggies for the filling made with vegetables, ricotta, and herbs. And don't worry if your pie-making skills are not that advanced; this recipe has fantastic instructions for making pie crust in the food processor. ...more
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Best Summer Ever

There are a certain amount of jobs in my resume that have certainly taught me a lot of great things about the media industry. One of them guided me into where I am today. There are also people that have taught me a lot ....more

Spicy & Crispy Fish Sandwich, A Touch Fiery Like Me, Perhaps

Something’s in the air, so to speak. Maybe it can be chalked up to the full moon we just recently had, its magnetic pull tugging on the water in our systems, making us a little “off”; but people seem a little more unkind (would it be too much to say down-right rude?) and absentminded as of late, and I’m finding my usually fairly-chipper disposition being pushed to its limits. In others words, I’m finding myself becoming a bit more fiery and irritated with each not-so-friendly interaction, each angry glare, and each bizarre driving experience I have on the road ....more

Garlicky Asparagus with Mushrooms

This is inspired by the garlicky Spanish tapas dish, champiñones al ajillo, which relies on mushrooms alone. Asparagus makes it a more substantial dish, and benefits nicely from the dry red wine and other seasonings. This is traditionally served with slices of warm, fresh bread ....more

80--- Thai Chicken and Spinach Chopped Salad with Peanut Viniagrette

I'm not sure why chopped salads are more tasty than regular tossed salads. ...more

Marshmallow Brownies

There isn’t much better than a chocolate fudge brownie made from scratch…unless they’re Marshmallow Brownies! These are rich and fudgy and ooey gooey delicious! These Marshmallow Brownies are one of the easiest desserts to make and they are pretty much guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face ....more

Kitchen Confidence Cookbook Review and Sloppy Janes

I have been a fan of Kelsey Nixon ever since I watched her on The Next Food Network Star. ...more

Tangy Black Bean Soup

Sometimes ya just need a big ‘ole bowl of...more

Politically Incorrect

There had been rumors that a Chick-fil-A was coming to Washington State. Now for some you might not care, but I love me some Chick-fil-A, and I missed it. Before getting to have it in Nashville when we went in February, I had not had it for about 8 years ....more

Fresh Raspberry Vinaigrette

All pink and ready to party! ...more