How to Core an Apple

It is apple season, and Pinterest is exploding with recipes. Apples are wonderful, but they have that crazy core, which can make prepping apples for recipes take forever. I don't have room for a big apple corer&dmash;but I do have something hidden in ...more

10 Great Gift Ideas for Cooks

Every year, as I write down my Christmas list for my husband to peruse, most of the items I ask for are gadgets and small appliances for our kitchen. What can I say? I love cooking! And, cooking is always better when you have the right tool to use. ...more

Homemade Fruit Leather

The first time I heard the words "fruit leather," the images that appeared in my mind weren't all that appetizing. When I found out that fruit leather is essentially the non-trademarked term for Fruit Roll-Ups, the bad images were replaced with good ...more

A Guide to Cooking Turnips

Michelle Obama gave one of the lowliest of veggies a place in the sun yesterday with an adorable Vine of herself holding a turnip and dancing to a healthy version of DJ Snake and rapper Lil Jon's "Turn Down for What."  ...more

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

10 Turkey Soup Recipes Your Family Will Love

What to do with that leftover turkey? Make turkey stock and turn it into mouthwatering and nutritious turkey soup, of course. I've scoured the interwebs looking at turkey soup options, and here are my top 10 picks. Of course, this is a subjective list, and no one person can ever find all the good recipes for turkey soup, so if I missed your favorite turkey soup, please tell us about it or share the link in the comments. ...more
Delicious! Great turkey soup recipes to share! The Tortilla Soup sounds especially good!more

10 Delicious Homemade Spice Blends to Spice Up Your Christmas Gift Giving

Christmas is a time when budgets are stretched, people are busier than usual, and we're all looking for some type of unique gift idea that will be a hit. In my cooking adventures, I often mix up spice blends to use for certain recipes. A few years ago I hit on the idea of making large quantities of one of my favorite spice blends from that year and giving it as Christmas gifts for neighbors, co-workers and friends. ...more
These look like great ideas! i love giving homemade spice mixes as gifts.more

Don’t Let Thanksgiving Dinner Be Your Last Meal

Don't Wash Your Turkey. It Could Kill You! You know what's even a worse Thanksgiving fail than politics at the dinner table, salt in the pie instead of sugar, or being stuck in #Snovember? Salmonella. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 6 Americans get food poisoning each year. That's 48 million people. 128,000 hospital visits. 3,000 deaths. Whoa. ...more
Good advice! And, yes, I'm definitely guilty of leaving things out because I want people to feel ...more

Twelve Guest Post of Christmas $200 Giveaway

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends! ...more

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

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Maple Sweet Potato Pecan Bundt Cake with Whiskey-Maple Whipped Cream

This delicious maple sweet potato pecan bundt cake is a perfectly moist and flavorful coffee cake-like dessert. You can serve is as-is or dress it up with this decadent whipped cream flavored with maple and spiked with whiskey. Friends, I just want to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving ....more

Best Crock-Pot Meaty Breakfast

Wake up to a warm meaty slow cooker breakfast! To make this crock pot Meat Lovers Breakfast, I adapted a recipe that I posted...more

Winter Melon Pork Bone Soup 冬瓜豬骨湯

For the Cantonese, drinking soup is like drinking from the fountain of life. ...more

Happy Thanksgiving to all at Blogher

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Broccoli Cheese Bake

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Jen’s List of Boston’s Top 10 Restaurant Dishes {Sponsored}

Happy Thanksgiving! Time sure flies. I still can’t believe that I’ve lived in Boston for twenty years (!) now ....more

Advent Calendar and Advent Activities

Advent Calendar and Advent Activities Back in 2011 a friend gave us an Advent calendar (shown above and below). Her daughters had placed sweet treats in every box for each of my kids to enjoy during the days leading up to Christmas. It was a very...more