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

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

The Coolest Lentil Salad for a Hot Summer Day

Have you ever given much thought to lentils? These tiny but tasty legumes are one of the earliest cultivated crops used by man, and lentils (also called pulses) are used extensively in vegetarian recipes all over the world. ...more

Fried pickled okra

The other day I was discussing okra with a friend. He’s not usually a fan and thinks it mucks up the plate whenever it makes an appearance. “It’s just so slimy,” he said ....more

Grilled Lemon-Pepper Salmon Packets {SO EASY!}

My sister-in-law is visiting...more

30 Lunch Ideas to Put in Your EasyLunchboxes

What can you put in an Easy Lunchbox? ...more

Onion Vegetable Dip

Veggie trays are a must for any summer gathering and I have a new dip recipe for you to include with your text tray. This dip is full of onion flavor and is also nice and thick. Be sure to give it a try for your next gathering! ...more

Tomato Sauce with Basil

I have to admit: I have an entire shelf in my pantry devoted to my favorite jarred...more

Low Carb Grilled Swordfish Skewers with Pesto Mayo

The first time I ever ate swordfish and liked it was when I was 17 and working at a restaurant in CT as a prep cook....more

Seasonal Produce for August with Frugal Tips

It is important to know what veggies are in season. These are often the cheapest ingredients for your meal plan. If you cook with real food you know that all you need is the basics in your pantry and a vegetable or two to whip up all kinds of tasty things....more

Blackened Salmon Sandwich with Grilled Corn Salsa

Blackened Salmon Sandwich with a Sweet and Smokey Grilled Corn Salsa....more

Crunchy Mexican Tostadas with Shredded Chicken

What’s a girl to do with a bunch...more