How to Core an Apple

It is apple season, and Pinterest is exploding with recipes. Apples are wonderful, but they have that crazy core, which can make prepping apples for recipes take forever. I don't have room for a big apple corer&dmash;but I do have something hidden in ...more

10 Great Gift Ideas for Cooks

Every year, as I write down my Christmas list for my husband to peruse, most of the items I ask for are gadgets and small appliances for our kitchen. What can I say? I love cooking! And, cooking is always better when you have the right tool to use. ...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 ...more

A Guide to Cooking Turnips

Michelle Obama gave one of the lowliest of veggies a place in the sun yesterday with an adorable Vine of herself holding a turnip and dancing to a healthy version of DJ Snake and rapper Lil Jon's "Turn Down for What."  ...more

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

Tips for a Stress-free Christmas Dinner

It's the most wonderful time of the year—yet many of us have a sense of impending dread at the thought of having to cook a fabulous Christmas dinner. The options are endless and dizzying. Somewhere along the way, the concept of a tasty home cooked meal shared with the people you love gets lost, replaced by panic and overcomplication. If this all sounds familiar, then maybe my tips for a stress-free Christmas dinner can help get you back on track. ...more
great tips and did you know that most slow cookers now have the take out pots so I use those for ...more

20 Food Blog Trends That Need to Die in 2015

Honestly, people, we don't know why we even bother. We do the very hard work of reading all the blogs and spotting all the hackneyed trends for you, and for what? We've officially lost the war on stripey straws, mason jars, quinoa, and pumpkin spice. But we're still fighting the good fight, so we've rounded up a whopping 20 food blog trends that got so tired that we can't even. (And you shouldn't either. Or maybe you should. Whatever. Be that way. ) ...more
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The Coziest Squash Risotto You'll Eat All Winter Long

Winter is officially here! Last week, I declared that December is Winter Squash Month over here at Meatless Mondays, and I've found another very interesting butternut squash recipe that I bet you'll like. This Cozy Harvest Risotto from Happy.Healthy.Life includes butternut squash, apple, sweet potato, and celery. Kathy bums up the flavors with fresh, seasonal herbs like sage, rosemary, and thyme. Then she tops this vegan risotto with almonds (and a splash of non-dairy creamer, if you want it) for what she calls "an elegant and surprisingly easy winter meal." ...more
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NEEDS INTRO AND CLOSING what does it mean to biblically love...

Slightly adapted from Self Confrontation, A Manual for In-Depth Biblical Discipleship by The Biblical Counseling Foundation and John C. Broger. This means even when you feel like really explaining or expressing yourself, even when it's welling up inside out you, ready to burst, you are patient ....more

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! I am so thankful for each of you and all of your support throughout this past year. I truly hope you have a wonderful Christmas and have time to spend with those you love most ....more

Marry Wrecksmas!

After much careful deliberation, I decided to go with a "Merry Christmas" theme today. You know, like this: ...more

Merry Christmas 2014

Merry Christmas from the Macaroni and Cheesecake family! Hope yours is full of love, laughter & joy! And most of all the love of Jesus, who is the Reason for the Season! ...more

Merry Christmas 2014!

I have to admit that I’m not very good in sending out Christmas cards. Then one of my friends mentioned that she sends them out every other year....more

Merry Christmas from Food n’ Focus & Giveaway

I thought perhaps I would wrap up this year’s 12 Days of Christmas giveaways by saying thank you to all of my readers for another year. I hope that everyone is spending some quality time with your family today and enjoying this special holiday season. Today’s giveaway is a surprise combination of some of my favorite kitchen gadgets and food products ....more

Merry Christmas

And happy holidays to all! Wishing you a joyous holiday season, from our family to yours ....more

Merry Christmas!

I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! ...more

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup This is the perfect time of year for this recipe; it’s cold and everyone is rundown and best of all? Even though this is chicken noodle soup, you can use left over turkey in place of chicken and it will be equally delicious! Most importantly though, Merry Christmas! ...more

Merry Christmas!

Whitney Reist I hope that this special day finds all of you celebrating the birth of our Savior and His great love for us with friends and family. The gift of salvation and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ are the true reasons to celebrate, no matter where or under what circumstances we find ourselves this holiday... Read More » Sweet Cayenne - Play With Your Palate ...more