Peaches and Cream: A Healthy Version

I love peaches. Just the word "peaches" makes me think of summer orchards in the country, full of plump, sweet peaches, ready to be picked and eaten. I consider myself one lucky girl when it comes to peaches, since I live in Georgia and near South ...more

5 Ways to Make Quick Pickles

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 ...more

How to Make the Perfect Cobb Salad

Many of the fresh summer veggies that are usually spilling off my kitchen counter at this time of year have yet to make an appearance, because it's been so darn cool this summer (at least where I live!). But has that stopped me from creating ...more

5 Healthy Breakfasts You'll Love

Do you hate eating breakfast? Then don’t come over to my house. This meal will often have me making 12 servings of oatmeal, two or three dozen eggs, three loaves of whole-grain bread, a one-kilo tub of yogurt, or 24 whole-grain waffles, plus ...more

3 Ways to Transform Traditional Pesto

One of the most simple, delicious sauces is a classic pesto. Traditionally, pesto genovese, which is named after its originating home in Genoa, Italy, is a simple sauce made from nuts, cheese, garlic, basil, olive oil, and salt. While pine nuts are ...more

Things I'm Willing to Do to Save Money

Tuesday was one of my babysitting days. My mom came over, and we were discussing my husband’s and my frugal ways. She mentioned that she didn’t think a lot of other woman would be willing to do the things I do. This really made me laugh, because I think deep down the majority of people think that my penny-pinching husband is behind most of what I do . Well, that just is not true....more
savingsinseconds You can do it.  Just do what you can. It gets really tough at times, but it ...more

5 Ways to Make Dining Out Gluten-Free Less Scary

How to Make Dining Out Gluten-Free Less Scary What if you're met with an eye roll when you mention to the server that you have celiac disease? That doesn't exactly instill a level of confidence, does it? That's exactly what happened to me recently. It was a reality check about dining out gluten-free....more
stephbernaba It is my pleasure to share. I think it helps, even when we don't have all the ...more

Protect the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

As kids across the country are going back to school, Congress is also returning to work after a long summer break....more
Hunger is such a deterrent to learning. We're starting a food pantry at my kids' school this ...more

REVIEW | Weslodge

Weslodge showcases itself in the heart of Toronto's entertainment district with bright Lamborghini yellow doors at 480 King Street West as a modern saloon that serves good ole' American cuisine.The restaurant is owned by Charles Khabouth and Hanif Harji with executive chef Stuart Cameron, who also is the executive chef for other Toronto hotspots Byblos and Patria....more

Make These

First off you need to make these Blondies because MDP isn’t even a sweets fan and was ALL about these. He must have said 10 times Dang these are good. Because dang…these are good ....more

Watermelon Mallow Cookies

I can't believe that it's September! I totally meant to post these cookies weeks and weeks ago. Why? ...more

Miso Salmon 味噌サーモン

Wild salmon fillet marinated in a sweet and savory miso marinade, garnish with sesame seeds and scallion. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...more

DIY Halloween Treat Bags

Now that September is here, I have convinced myself that it is now acceptable to start posting Halloween projects. And while I may be jumping the gun a few weeks early, we’re just going to roll with it because Halloween is one of my favorite holidays in all the land. I don’t even do much for Halloween in the realm of dressing up or decorating my apartment, but the amount of joy I get from making creepy treats & recipes is rather ridiculous ....more

Zucchini Bread With Brown Sugar Crumb

A great use for zucchini. Zucchini Bread with Brown Butter Crumb will quickly become a favorite. One of my favorite things about this time of year is the endless amounts of Zucchini growing in the garden ....more

Crab and Corn Fritters

Crab and Corn Fritters ...more

Old Fashioned Egg Cream-Chocolate Soda

You don’t need to head down to the SODA SHOP to enjoy an classic. You can make it right at home, not that going down to McCrorys or Woolwoths wouldn’t be fun, I haven been to one in many years and don’t know if there are any still around, but I do know what is missing… old fashioned soda shops ....more

Spice-Rubbed Salmon with Spicy Cilantro-Lime Rice

I’m guest posting today for The Sustainable Seafood Blog Project, celebrating the conclusion of our Summer Reading Series...more