The Secret to Crispy Sweet Potato Fries!

Sometimes I like to mix it up a bit and go for sweet potato fries instead of its less colorful cousin. The problem, though, is that they generally don’t get all that crispy. They just kind of lay there.  ...more

Homemade Chocolate Chip Ice Cream in 15 Minutes

This ice cream is a cinch. An absolutely cinch. No cooking, no cooling, no churning, no icy lumps. It’s in the freezer within 15 minutes and ready to eat just two hours later. It’s incredibly soft and creamy while being rich and decadent from the ...more

4 Easy Tips for the Smoothest Hummus Ever

Hummus is one of the easiest healthy appetizers to whip up and serve for nearly any occasion. From an intimate family gathering to a backyard barbecue, this simple blend of chickpeas and seasonings seems to fit.Paired with gluten-free pita bread, ...more

Get 'Fed Up' With the Documentary's Filmmakers

This past weekend, a new documentary hit theaters that asks hard questions about what Americans eat and why. Fed Up examines the effect of added sugar on the American diet and our high rates of childhood obesity and chronic disease, and asks hard ...more

How to Feed a Toddler: A Day of Healthy Meals

Happy Wednesday! Hope your week is going well, we've been enjoying plenty of sunshine and deck time! Sofia will stay out there until it's bedtime, which has been great, cooking dinner is 100 times easier when she's occupied. ...more

The Best Fruit Smoothie Ever?

When I started this journey of finding the right combination of foods to make the perfect fruit smoothie, I tried many things and--yes--experienced some really bad smoothies. Yet, I'm so excited that I started this journey because I feel that I'm getting to the "perfect fruit smoothie" stage. Let’s set a basic foundation first. ...more

Wino! DIY Coaster Made From Wine Corks

Having a husband in the wine industry means we have A LOT of corks lying around. No, it's not from all the wine we drink (I promise), but it is pretty cool. I mean, think of all the project possibilities! Today, we attempted our first cork project, and I will say these coasters came out pretty cute! So if you want to give it a try (I am sure you have some corks lying around, right?), here is how we did it. ...more

How to Use a Whole Watermelon: Make Granita

What to do with a whole watermelon? ...more
That looks so good! I always crave watermelon italian ice in summer, and this is much healthier, ...more

chocolate coffee milkshake

This Chocolate Coffee Milkshake for #MilkshakeWeek is full of cold brew coffee, richRead more from chocolate coffee milkshake at Jelly Toast...more

Chimichurri Shrimp Salad

This past weekend was a fun one. Friday kicked off with the 4th of July which was laid back with just Dusty and myself. We grilled steaks, corn and had baked potatos accompanied by some of Julie's Famous Daiquiris .Read more from Chimichurri Shrimp Salad at The Girly Girl Cooks...more

Brownie Batter Peanut Butter Squares

4 Layer no-bake Brownie Batter Peanut Butter Squares. Ready in under 30 minutes to satisfyRead more from Brownie Batter Peanut Butter Squares at Tastes of Lizzy T...more

peanut butter & jelly smoothie {guest post}

Hey guys! Read more from peanut butter & jelly smoothie {guest post} at greens & chocolate...more

Friday Favorites

TGIF, holllla! Ahem, hello and welcome to the weekend! How’d your week go? Read more from Friday Favorites at Iowa Girl Eats...more

Pierre Hermé

Pierre Hermé is my #1 spot for macarons. I tasted them two years ago when I went to Paris for my honeymoon, and during our recent Europe trip, I had to go again. There are several locations in Paris, and we ended up revisiting the very first one we went to from our first trip .Read more from Pierre Hermé at Kirbie's Cravings...more

Sweet Corn & Black Raspberry Ice Cream

It’s July – National Ice Cream Month! I don’t celebrate many food holidays/months, but this is one I can’t miss. Read more from Sweet Corn & Black Raspberry Ice Cream at Annie's Eats...more

Spaghetti & Meatball Calzones

These Spaghetti and Meatball Calzones make a quick weeknight meal and are a great way to use up any leftover spaghetti. Chicken Legs loved these! He took one bite and said "These are great!" He doesn't usually like spaghetti, so these sound like a winner to me!I precooked the pasta and refrigerated it until I was ready to make dinner .Read more from Spaghetti & Meatball Calzones at Plain Chicken...more

Garlic Peanut Soba Noodles

If you’ve ever been to the Yard House and had their garlic noodles, you know that they are amazing but also probably filled with 1/2 lb of butter and enough sodium to last you a week. Read more from Garlic Peanut Soba Noodles at A Sunshiny Day...more

Hot Fudge Brownie and Double Scooped Ice Cream Sundae High Hat Cupcakes…in a Cone!

Hey, hi! It's time for some real deal, serious high hat cupcakes! The post Hot Fudge Brownie and Double Scooped Ice Cream Sundae High Hat Cupcakes…in a Cone! Read more from Hot Fudge Brownie and Double Scooped Ice Cream Sundae High Hat Cupcakes…in a Cone! at Half Baked Harvest...more