A Guide to Packing Lunches Your Kids Will Actually Eat (No Origami Involved)

It's officially back-to-school season, which means an onslaught of ads, articles, posts, and pins about all of the things we should be doing to get our kids ready to return to school. While there are many aspects of back-to-school time that have ...more

We've Been Making French Fries Wrong

Traditional French fries are cooked twice, and not so healthy. Imagine my surprise when I learned that frying only once with very little hands-on effort would result in magically crisp-tender fries—and use about a third less oil! ...more

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

Achieving Long-Term Blogger Happiness: The #BlogHerFood15 Saturday Morning Keynote

#BlogHerFood15 is just over two months away, so the announcements are going to be coming fast and furious. We are planning for a best-of-the-best #BlogHerFood this year, and the Saturday morning keynote will be a big part of that....more

In Pursuit of the Perfect Vegan Backpack

“Maybe you’re trying too hard.”...more

Loved the Discontinued Starbucks Sausage Croissant? This Recipe's for You

I always loved the now-discontinued Starbucks sausage roll — I don't know why, but pastry with sausage meat is so delicious. And I can't believe it is THIS easy to make them at home! (Also, my sausage rolls are much better!)...more

Baked Pumpkin French Toast

Ok, it’s September now which means I can officially start posting pumpkin recipes and we are going to start off with a bang! This french toast you guys…Oh.My.Gosh. I almost have no words ....more

Crockpot Shredded Barbecue Beef


Calling all my fellow sweet tooth peeps! Whether you’re in charge to bring a dessert to a party or you and a friend need to eat your feelings…...more

Indian Roasted Corn on the cob – Street style Butta or Bhutta Recipe

Masala Butta or fire roasted corn on the cob is a favorite street snack in India when corn is in season. Street vendors roast the corn on coal fire or open grill, use a lime to rub in the Indian spices and serve it hot. The spices can range from just salt and cayenne/red chili powder to added cumin, chaat masala and kala namak(Indian black salt) ....more

Honey Roasted Acorn Squash with Thyme

September is upon us and I am one happy lady....more

BBQ Ranch Popcorn

If you like the flavor of BBQ and the flavor of ranch (who doesn’t), you will love this BBQ Ranch Popcorn. It only takes minutes to make, and you’ll have gourmet popcorn like you would pay lots of money for at a specialty store. A packet of dry...more

Showcase Your Talent Thursday #180

Welcome to Showcase Your Talent Thursday!! I hope you are all having a good week! ...more

Apple Frangipane Tart

I’m so fancy. Ok, not really. ...more

Grilled Corn Salad

Summer is almost over and Jason and I...more

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

After spending a wonderful week on Sanibel Island, Florida, we headed a few hours north to Clearwater Beach so my husband could attend a work-related convention. ...more