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

Watch the Treats in Washington and Colorado: Tricky THC-Laced Candy Could Be In Your Treat Bag

This is the first Halloween since legal recreational marijuana sales began, and one thing offered by pot dispensaries are cannabis-infused edibles such as candies containing doses of THC, the chemical that gives the “high” in marijuana. Some are worried that the candies might be mistakenly (or intentionally) given to children during trick-or-treating....more
kitchenmage Thanks for covering that so well. People can be so reactionary on this matter.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 images, and I was happy because I love dried, sweet fruit that is rolled onto plastic. Especially when it's strawberry or raspberry-flavored. ...more

Pumpkin Scalloped Potatoes

If you spend any time browsing recipes on Pinterest, you must be aware that we're currently in the season of All Things Pumpkin. Every year when this pumpkin mania arrives, I apologize to my readers for my lack of interest in sweet pumpkin recipes. But I do like savory dishes with pumpkin, and when I spotted this recipe for Pumpkin Scalloped Potatoes from my friend Lori at Recipe Girl, I decided on the spot that it was a must for an October Meatless Monday post. ...more

Storing Fresh Herbs

Storing Fresh Herbs

Vegan Acorn Squash Alfredo

Is anyone surprised ... I needed a quick dinner!...more

Easy Potato Soup

This soup is a re-run from one of my earlier posts,back in my photography "dark ages."  The pictures never did this soup justice, so I wanted to bring it back "soup"ed up.  IT'S LOADED! LOADED POTATO SOUP...more

A Simple Dish Of Hokkien Mee To Tempt The Taste Bud

It was an accidental dish – both in the literal and literary sense. Literally – I chopped my thumb while cutting the thick spring onions… no, it was my thumb that was cut and the onions that were chopped… but that was bad enough; literary – I realised how amazingly simple it was to prepare the dish after spending just 5 minutes of my time surfing online, hence a spontaneous decision to adapt and give one recipe a try....more

Chili Oil

Nutella Sticky Buns

Super Spooky Halloween Munch

Warm Bell Pepper Salad

As the weather cools down, I find myself wanting to eat warm foods - soups, stews, baked pasta casseroles, and all those other comforting warm dishes. I find that I don't want to eat as many salads and fresh vegetables - I just don't like the idea of munching on cold things. And while there are many healthy fall and winter foods out there, such as vegetable soups, roasted butternut squash, roasted Brussels sprouts, etc., they are still not as healthy for you as eating fresh vegetables....more

Sauerbraten (Sour Roast)

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, and I will say there's nothing better than some nicely cut meat to make one's mouth water....more