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

Rainbow Veggie Bowls with Jalapeño Ranch

It's officially the first day of fall, but you still have those amazing tomatoes and cucumbers you've been getting from your garden or the farmers market all summer, right? So what to make that's filling enough for fall weather, but still uses those late-summer flavors that most people never get tired of? I'd like to nominate these uh-may-zing sounding Rainbow Veggie Bowls with Jalapeño Ranch from Pinch of Yum as being the perfect Meatless Monday dinner for the first day of fall. ...more

12 Tips for Getting the Best Out of the Farmers' Market

My fear of the farmers' market isn't the market itself, but rather the fact that I have no idea how to navigate it. There is a skill to purchasing those fruits and veggies just like there is a skill to shopping a flea market or a consignment shop. So I did a little research, and I've come up with some tips that will assist in making your farmers' market experience enjoyable and fruitful (oh, how I love a good food pun). ...more

Yes, There is Arsenic in Rice (But Don't Be Scared)

I wrote a post about why people should eat more rice, and a few commenters raised the ol' arsenic concern. Listen, it's a valid concern. Who wants to knowingly and willing consume carcinogens? If you aren't aware of the arsenic and rice issue, let me get you up to speed. (Well, really, just read this.) Essentially, low-levels of arsenic have been found in all crops of rice -- brown, white, wild, regardless of the country they are grown, regardless of the farming methods (ie. doesn't matter if it's organic or not). ...more
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Apple Cider Duffins

Although this week seems to be a warm week, the weather in the Midwest has been unseasonably cool and wet.  I love that we can break out the Fall fashion, but I have been having trouble switching to closed toed shoes.  My painted piggies still want to be in flip flops.  But recently, because it was such a cold, early September day, I had to compromise.  I did the unthinkable!!!  I wore flip flops with socks!!!  GASP!  THE HORROR!...more

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Mini Turkey-Lentil Meatloaves For Toddlers (Freezer-Friendly!)

Mini Turkey-Lentil Meatloaves are packed with protein, vitamins, and iron. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and freezer-friendly too, these bites are...more

Whisknladle (Restaurant Week)

San Diego Restaurant Week is back. Between September 21-26 (and some restaurants extend into a second week) select restaurants offer a...more

Ramazan Pide - Turkish Bread

Since our holiday in Greece early this summer our taste buds seem to be craving middle eastern food all the time! It just seems to be all about good quality ingredients taken to another level with the addition of heady spice combinations and wonderfully surprising textures and sweet and savoury pairings.  Many of the dishes we are playing with also cross the seasons and work fantastically in the summer, when you want a light salad or a Mezze platter to share with friends, or on a decadent and cosy  evening in for two....more

Baby tomato, pesto & prosciutto tart

I never used to believe in afternoon siestas. As far as I was concerned, they were for babies, elderly people, cats or wimps. Even on the odd occasion I tried to have one because I was feeling super sleepy, I would lie down and close my eyes for five minutes maximum before I started to fidget and think about all the things I had to do ....more

Squash Risotto

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Tot School: Water Week

With Logan turning in to a little boy right before my eyes, and being at home all day with me, I’ve decided that we’re at the point of needing to do more than just push cars around and stack blocks. Logan is just shy of 18 months and I’ve been reading a lot about in-home tot school. So many fun activities and things to do to not only entertain the little man, but to get him on the path to learning and understanding more ....more

3-Ingredient Pulled Pork Tenderloin {Slow Cooker}

Dinner with only three ingredients? Yep! All you need is pork tenderloins, Coke, and BBQ sauce and you can have a delicious dinner without any fuss! ...more

Mini Cream Cheese Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Bagel Poptarts.

Hey, hey! I made us some cinnamon pumpkin goodness! The post Mini Cream Cheese Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Bagel Poptarts ....more