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

6 Things to Do With End-of-Summer Tomatoes

Got tomatoes? Here's a rundown of ways to put up your maters, from basic canned tomatoes to salsa, ketchup and more.  1. CANNING TOMATOES ...more
Definitely! Don't forget diced and stewed tomatoes freeze and can beautifully!more

9 Easy Swaps to Help with Frugal Budgeting

[Editor's Note: This great list of suggestions spans clothes to food to utilities.]Budgeting and saving doesn't have to mean sacrificing. It might just mean making small changes or tweaks in what you've been accustomed to. Swapping should be easy and painless, it just takes creativity and preparation!...more

Meatballs, Southern Italian Style

These meatballs are easy to prepare, the ingredients are affordable, and it’s the ideal meal for lunch or dinner. Your family will love it so much that you’ll want to make these often....more
Buon Appetito!more

Kalyn's Kitchen Picks: Red Boat Fish Sauce (and Ten Favorite Recipes Using Fish Sauce)

Red Boat Fish Sauce is amazingly smooth and flavorful! In 2012 I recommended Three Crabs Fish Sauce as one of the products I buy over and over, so let me start out here by saying I'm still a fan of Three Crabs and I'd happily use it in a recipe....more

Asian hamburgers with sticky rice

As if women cannot make good hamburgers… Pffft… That is my reaction after reading Tom’s story on Dude Food Tuesday... Ha! These little Asian flavored darlings didn’t have too much trouble finding their way into his stomach however ....more

Our Tour de France, Part 2

I, myself, have recovered better than my camera’s memory card, which is en route back to Sony, who said they would try to recover the rest of my trip photos. (Yes, I tried recovering software, none of which worked. And I passed on local outfit in Paris, who said they could give it a try…for €400 to €1000.) So in lieu of me shelling out the big bucks to get the photos back, I’m going to wait ....more

Home Fitness

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White Flour Warm Spot Levain

The reason why this bread is called Warm Spot Levain is because the sourdough starter is fed three times in a fairly short period of time and then allowed to sit in an 85 degree environment between each feeding. The final levain is stiffer than most (70 percent hydration), and has a uniquely sweet/sour flavor. You will need three days to make this bread (three days????) but it is worth it.For my "warm spot," I placed the levain in the garage (it is summer right now) ....more

So This Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Walks Into A Bar…

No joke, I love a good cookie. Thick, soft, and loaded with comforting sweetness (and perhaps even still a bit warm, fresh out of the oven), a cookie can be the perfect grab-n-go dessert to nibble on with a cold glass of milk or a strong, hot coffee. But when a good cookie can be turned into a thick, decadent bar, then things get seriously (and deliciously) taken to another mouth-watering level ....more

Strawberry Cream Oatmeal Smoothie

I love to bake; that is my "me time". ...more

Decorated Bow Tie Cookies for a Little Man Baby Shower

I cut down some trees this week. Three of them. Unless you want to count all the wild little trees growing all by themselves in my side-jungle....which some people might call a side yard ....more

Loaded Guacamole Nachos

I can make a meal out of guacamole. I don’t even need chips. Adding melted cheese to the chips just means I will officially and very happily spoil my dinner ....more

Kale Salad with Peaches and Blue Cheese

I have a new obsession. And yes, I realized I am waaaaay late to the party on this one. It is not because I think kale is gross or that I would not like kale salads ....more