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

Dianne Jacob Explains How to Make Money From Your Food Blogging

Dianne Jacob is the author of WILL WRITE FOR FOOD: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Reviews, Memoir, and More. The first edition won the Cordon D’Or International award for Best Literary Food Reference Book in 2005. The second edition won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award in 2010 for best book in the USA in its category. The third edition came out July 15, 2015, and featured a new chapter on one of my favorite subjects: making money. ...more

So Hot Out You Just Can't Cook? Make This Mexican Chopped Salad

It's August, the month when temperatures soar and nothing sounds better than a cold salad for dinner. I especially love salads that have interesting ingredient combinations, like this Mexican Chopped Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Greek Yogurt Avocado Dressing from Jeanette's Healthy Living. Tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados, black beans, jicama, and cojita cheese. Yes, yes, yes. And just in case that didn't sound good enough already, Jeanette came up with a healthful and delicious-sounding Greek yogurt and avocado dressing to top it off. ...more

No-Churn Oreo Mint Brownie Batter Ice Cream

How do you feel about food trends? Some I can get behind; some not so much. Chia seeds and quinoa everything? Not so much. One-pot meals and no-churn ice cream? Heck, yes! ...more

One Pot Zucchini Noodles with Tomato Sauce

This low carb meal is a guilt free way to enjoy pasta with tomato sauce. I’ve finally gotten into...more

Greek Yogurt Pancakes Recipe

These Greek yogurt pancakes aren’t your standard pancakes. They are delicate and go down easy (you’ll have to try them to know what I mean). I wrote that it serves 3, but I’ll be honest, I could easily wolf down […] Click on the above link to view the rest of this post ....more

The simple pleasures of grownup taste buds: Linguine with Brussels Sprouts, Feta and Bacon

Quickly browned, then braised with onions and garlic, Brussels sprouts are tossed with feta, bacon and sage and served over pasta. Recipe below. At my office, the creative department recently did a.. ....more

Mini Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes

Confession: I have never made a pineapple upside-down cake. I have made a cranberry upside-down cake (about 5 years ago, before blogging was “a thing” for me), but never the classic. I guess you can say I’ve still not made one, but I’m getting closer with these cute little individual pineapple upside-down cakes, so that should count for something… Right?? ...more

Restaurant Review: Viento

I had the wonderful opportunity to have dinner at Breeze’s newest pop up restaurant, Viento, located in the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Viento is...more

Sparkling Strawberry Punch

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone ....more

Flourless Zucchini Chocolate Brownies

Super gooey, fudgy chocolate brownies with easy-to-find ingredients and heaps of healthy zucchini! So simple, delicious and a great way to sneak in some extra veggies. Bake a batch today! ...more

Healthy and Easy Chicken Marsala…A One Pan Meal

An easy and healthy chicken marsala is just 20 minutes away! ...more

Cuban Rice and Beans Recipe

This Cuban Rice and Beans Recipe is easy and 200% delectable! It’s an awesome side dish for any night of the week. Now that we’ve been living a cross-country distance from both our family sides, Hubby and I truly appreciate the annual reunions we have with them....more

Sweet mocha ricotta cream phyllo shells

In my house, we're not big on dessert. Cold grapes, frozen blueberries, the occasional ice cream (yes, from the supermarket, or from the very good pizza and ice cream place across the street), a few cookies: that's the extent of our after-dinner sweet treats. Still, on occasion, we want something more, a perfect bite to close out a more formal dinner ....more