A Guide to Packing Lunches Your Kids Will Actually Eat (No Origami Involved)

It's officially back-to-school season, which means an onslaught of ads, articles, posts, and pins about all of the things we should be doing to get our kids ready to return to school. While there are many aspects of back-to-school time that have ...more

We've Been Making French Fries Wrong

Traditional French fries are cooked twice, and not so healthy. Imagine my surprise when I learned that frying only once with very little hands-on effort would result in magically crisp-tender fries—and use about a third less oil! ...more

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

Summer Peach Cupcakes with Blueberry Frosting

Mariah and I kinda consider ourselves cupcake experts. And yes, that's totally a real thing....more
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5 Food Mistakes I No Longer Make

These 5 food products used to be a regular part of my diet, but I gave them the boot. What do you think happened next? Spoiler alert: I'm 20 pounds lighter, but more on that later. A favorite saying in the health and wellness community is "know better, do better." I think that pretty much sums it up. Obviously most of us want to be healthy and to make better choices, but sometimes we don't know where to start, or worse, we don't know what we don't know. So for those of you who are looking to make some small (and easy!) dietary changes, this post is for you. I hope it helps you reach your goals, or at least makes you think a little harder about what makes it into that grocery cart. ...more

How to Get the Most Out of Your Farmers Market Experience

I really love farmers markets, but I haven't always known how best to shop them. If you're like me, this list of how to get the most out of your farmers market experience might come in handy. Check out my four best tips! ...more

Carrement au Chocolat

The post Carrement au Chocolat appeared first on Pastry Workshop. There’s two people I absolutely love and admire when it comes to desserts: one is the brilliant Antonio Bachour, whose work I can’t stop staring at and one is the amazing Pierre Herme, the Picasso of modern pastry, the man who totally revamped the way pastries look and taste. I couldn’t choose between the two... ...READ MORE The post Carrement au Chocolat appeared first on Pastry Workshop ....more

Man Oh Man Gnocchi

Man Oh Man, this gnocchi was so much more and then some. It was crazy good. I used potato and butternut squash. I had a butternut squash, and not enough potatoes. I have made just butternut gnocchi, but I liked this one better.  I can't really get down the " off the fork marks" but I did try. Grandma Marie would be proud. The recipe for the Pomodoro Sauce is form FoodieCrush.com it was a perfect match for the gnocchi. I loved the basil and rosemary in the olive oil first. And then you take it out. I thought there would not be so much flavor. I was wrong....more

Painting with my lens

Week 3552 Weeks of creative exposure Raised in an art emphasized home, somewhere there is an artist buried deep inside me. ...more

heirloom tomato and burrata pizza

Okay, this is such a blogger thing, but… do you ever make something just because you know it’s gonna come out really pretty? That’s like literally the story of my life. My entire blog is a collection of pretty food, and here’s another pretty thing to add to the archives ....more

Sunday Sweets: Your Favorite Phone Games!

Our phones have come a long way, my friends. Almost as far as today's cake art! (By Zoe Clark Cakes) Who wants a slice of rotary-dial deliciousness? ...more

Chocolate Doughnuts

Hard to believe I’ve been sharing recipes on this here food blog for over five years now. What’s even harder to believe is that I’m just now sharing a doughnut recipe. Whhhaaaaaaaaat? ...more

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Granola Made in the Crock Pot

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Granola Made in the Crock Pot is an easy, healthy snack or breakfast that will fill your home with the aroma of fresh baked cookies! Never miss a recipe, follow Back for Seconds here or sign up at the top of the page to recieve an email when a new recipe is posted! ...more

Heirloom Tomatoes Stuffed with Ancient Freekeh and Pesto, for the Last Tomatoes of the Year

 Stuff Your Delicious Tomatoes with Freekeh and Pesto...more

Tomato Alfredo Pizza with Chicken, Spinach and Bacon

I can't believe I didn't think of this sooner. ...more

Best Store Bought Protein

The body uses protein for energy, to keep us up and running every single day. ...more