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

Loved the Discontinued Starbucks Sausage Croissant? This Recipe's for You

I always loved the now-discontinued Starbucks sausage roll — I don't know why, but pastry with sausage meat is so delicious. And I can't believe it is THIS easy to make them at home! (Also, my sausage rolls are much better!)...more

Join Us for 10 #BlogHerFood15 Instagram Challenges With Sarah Michelle Gellar

BlogHer Food is coming up on November 6 and 7 in Chicago. Our team is working hard behind the scenes to get ready to celebrate all culinary things, especially how to write and share about them. (Who am I kidding? That's just the tip of the iceberg!) We are excitedly anticipating this very special weekend in the Windy City -- if you haven't registered yet, click here!...more

Summer Peach Cupcakes with Blueberry Frosting

Mariah and I kinda consider ourselves cupcake experts. And yes, that's totally a real thing....more
Balancing Cinderella We hope you do! :)more

Strawberry Arugula Salad

Wow! What an insane weekend! On Saturday, our city was hit by a windstorm that left many residents without power for at least a day ....more

25 Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb Recipes from August 2015 (Gluten-Free, South Beach Diet, Paleo, Whole 30)

Here are 25 Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb Recipes from August 2015 that I posted on Kalyn's Kitchen or spotted on other great blogs. Find some new faves! Wow, it really is September ....more

80--- Honey and Walnut Ricotta-Stuffed Roasted Peaches

Summer is coming to an end... but it seems that stone fruit season is still in full swing!...more

sauteed shishito peppers + farm fresh to you

Share a GREAT big thank you to Farm Fresh to You for sponsoring this post For someone like me that LOVES fresh produce, having it delivered right to your door is like waking up on Christmas morning. My box is waiting right at my door first thing Thursday morning. It really doesn’t get any better than that ....more

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to our first blog hop of the fall 2015! Thank you for stopping by to linkup to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. Momentum last week was great ....more

One Pot Vegan Vodka Sauce Pasta from The Easy Vegan. Review + GIVEAWAY!

Kathy Hester’s new book The Easy Vegan Cookbook: Make Healthy Home Cooking Practically Effortless...more

Corn Salsa

During the summer when corn is in season, I look for any excuse to buy it, it’s so wonderfully sweet! We’ll have it...more

Weekend Getaway in McCall Idaho 2015

My husband and son love the outdoors. They come alive trekking through the forest, biking off the beaten path and having their lungs filled with clean air the way God created it to be inhaled. I love the peacefulness of the outdoors – it’s easy.. ....more

Foods and Snacks You Think Are Healthy But Really Aren’t

Foods and Snacks You Think Are Healthy But Really Aren’tSeptember 1, 2015...more

The 5 most Spanish traditional and popular tapas sandwiches

Apart from the large variety of tapas and pinchos that are popular in any restaurant in Spain, you can also find a wide selection of sandwiches (we call them bocadillo or bocata) which are made using a single serving size bread cut lengthwise....more