Summertime, and the Kitchen Is Easy (Or It Will Be With These Dinner Tips)

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I'm too lazy to cook dinner for my family this summer, plus it's too hot. Any ideas? Signed, Kitchen Is Closed  ...more

Honey Balsamic Shredded Chicken Sandwiches

Slow cookers aren't just for winter soups: Pull that baby out to use in the summer months, too! You can make the tangy, honey-balsamic sauce in less than 30 minutes, then throw everything in the cooker for a painless, easy dish. ...more

Gluten-Free Vegetable Quiche with Cashew Herb Crust

It may already feel like summer, but we have a couple more of weeks of late spring before the seasons officially change, which means you still have time to make this lovely Spring Vegetable Quiche with Cashew Herb Crust from Dishing Up the Dirt ...more

Whole Grain Rye, Spelt and Berry Scones

I've been reminiscing about last year's berry season in the country, so I did some berry scone baking on Sunday to crush my craving. At first bite, I knew I had to share the recipe on the double. Food blogs were made for sharing recipes like this ...more

What I Learned From My Whole30 Experiment

When I first heard about Whole30, I thought it was crazy and quickly dismissed it as something I would never try. It requires 100% compliance 100% of the time, and there are way too many restrictions: no dairy, no grains, no sugar, no soy, no legumes ...more

No-Churn Oreo Mint Brownie Batter Ice Cream

How do you feel about food trends? Some I can get behind; some not so much. Chia seeds and quinoa everything? Not so much. One-pot meals and no-churn ice cream? Heck, yes! ...more

Stop Guilting People About Snacks and Their Bodies

A few days ago, my boss purchased a fun little candy dispenser from Costco. We've been trying to make our office more welcoming for teachers to come work. So when she came across this awesome little candy machine, she went for it. We filled it to the brim with Peanut M&M's and mini Hershey bars and placed it by our door. ...more
tastefullykims Absolutely!!  It's a projection of their own anxieties about eating, and I ...more

How Choose, Store, Chop, and Cook Onions

Onions are a kitchen staple in the kitchen: Whether minced, diced, or sliced, they appear in almost every dish we cook. You can prepare them in all sorts of ways, and you can find them in almost every cuisine. Onions hold up well. They are often the first item on an ingredient list when starting to cook a recipe, and they're one of the vegetables that takes the most time to cook. ...more

Chocolate Cherry Mug Cake

Moist and easy chocolate mug cake recipe made with fresh cherries and no eggs. Cooks up in just over a minute and perfect for those late night chocolate cravings. My husband’s favorite dessert is chocolate cake and every so often he has a craving for it ....more


Here are 18 facts you may not have known about onions:First organized cultivation of onions started in Asia some 5,500 years ago. They quickly spread around the world, and became popular for their medicinal value and ease of storing in the winter.Onion develops root, bulb and green leaves. Bulb is edible part of the onion and it consists of tightly packed leaves. Outer leaves are dry and firm. They protect inner, moist and soft leaves....more

Coconut Creme Brulee

This coconut creme brulee is so rich and decadent; it’s a must-make. With a velvety smooth custard and crunchy sugar topping, it is great as a party dessert. My husband has been out of town for the past two weeks ....more

Lovely Little Bits & Pieces

Hey there! It’s time once again for my monthly Bits & Pieces – A collection of random things I’ve been meaning to share with you that I think you need to know about, and probably some you don’t....more

Recently at Betty’s: 30-Minute Grilled Shrimp Tostadas, Cedar Plank Salmon How-To, & Red, White, and Blueberry Chex Treats

It’s been a few weeks (months?!) since I last shared some Betty recipes, so here are a few summer-time appropriate numbers that require zero oven time and minimal prep. These 30-Minute Grilled Shrimp Tostadas were legit my favorite meal last … Continue reading → ...more

Grilled Lemon Chicken

It’s still hotter than a hot tamale outside, so I’m on strike against my oven. Seriously. Anything that will make my house even 1 degree hotter is not aloud ....more

Cheese Shallot Potato Pie #FridayPieDay

Modeled on a Lancashire cheese and onion pie, this guy has a decidedly French accent with the substitution of Cantal for the Lancashire cheese and shallots for the onions. I sliced in some waxy potatoes to make the pie a little heartier and added cheese to the shortcrust for even more flavor, both good decisions. Last week I was staying with dear friends in the Lot-et-Garonne region of France Please click on the title to see the full post ....more

Mexican Street Corn Style Grilled Zucchini

It's the middle of summer which means that zucchini is everywhere and I am always looking for tasty new ways to enjoy it! The other day I was thinking about one of my favourite summer foods, elote or Mexican street corn, which is corn on the cob that is slathered in butter and mayonnaise and sprinkled with cheese (cotija or queso freso or feta or parmesan, etc.), cayenne, lime juice and cilantro and that lead me to the notion of serving some grilled zucchini up with the same toppings! So the basic idea was to quarter some zucchini into sticks, grill it, toss it in a mixture of butter and mayo and the sprinkle on some cheese, cayenne, lime juice and cilantro! ...more

Chocolate Fondant Roses (with video)

Did you ever wonder how those beautiful roses are made on top of cakes? ...more

Flash Back Friday: Stuffed French Toast with Blueberry Compote

Stuffed French Toast are a favorite around our home on the weekends. Once you try your French toast stuffed, you may never go back to plain-ol' French toast again. Beware! ...more