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

Advice from an Almost-Failed Cook

It's taken two years, but I no longer feel like a failure as a cook. Don't let that fool you—I am by no means a pro, and I'm definitely not qualified to give cooking advice. Yet, that's exactly what I'm going to do. Hear me out. Image: Still life with thyme, Shutterstock ...more

Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash Sauteed with Vegetables and Feta

Every year, I can't decide how I feel about the arrival of fall. I know I really don't like the way it means cold weather is coming soon. But autumn colors are glorious in Utah, and I love the fall foods like butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and apples. If you're with me in this hate-it-but-love-it feeling about fall, this Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash Sauteed with Vegetables and Feta from Kalyn's Kitchen can help you transition from summer to fall with a dish that's got the best of both seasons. ...more
SweetandSpicyMonkey So glad you like it.  We couldn't stop eating this when we tested the recipe.more

Is a Paleo Diet Safe for Pregnancy?

It’s Saturday afternoon, and you’ve just enjoyed a wonderful lunch with a friend.  You decide to take a stroll through a bookstore to look for books pertaining to diet now that you're pregnant. You find yourself in the Nutrition and Diet section facing a stupefying number of books on every topic imaginable relating to nutrition – and every single one of them claims to have the answer to what we should be eating. The only problem is, they are ALL insisting on a different diet! You are immediately seized with the overwhelming urge to turn and run as fast as you can out of that store. How on earth are you supposed to figure out what is right for you? ...more
Excellent summary of Paleo eating even for people who aren't pregnant.more

Peanut Butter Caramel Cupcakes

This right here is a peanut butter lover’s dream come true— peanut butter cupcakes stuffed with caramel, topped with rich peanut butter frosting, and finished off with a drizzle of caramel and chopped peanuts. I’ve been working on some freelance recipes for Peanut Butter & Co these last few weeks, and instead of getting peanut butter burnout, our love affair has only deepened. I’m craving peanut butter everything! ...more

How to be the Writer Magazine Editors Want

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Shredded Chicken Empanadas with Chipotle Aioli

Empanada Dough 3 cups flour, plus more for the work surface 1 Tbls. baking powder 2 tsp. sugar Pinch of salt 1/2 cup butter shortening or butter 1 egg 3/4 cup chicken broth Shredded chicken seasoned with chili powder, cumin, lime juice, salt, garlic and pepper (or you can use ground beef) For the dough: Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl ....more

Teriyaki Glazed Chicken Hindquarters

I wanted to make some teriyaki chicken thighs for dinner but my local grocery was completely out so I grabbed these hindquarters. I decided to season them simply then pan sear them before baking them in the oven. I slathered some teriyaki sauce over them a few minutes before they were finished baking ....more

Friday Link Love and Spicy Chili

Make this roasted red pepper soup from Joy the BakerBake these morning buns from Brown Eyed Baker...more

Caramelized Onion and Kale Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

The leaves are beginning to turn vibrant shades of red and orange, the air is a bit chillier, and I am finding myself reaching for sweaters and blankets. Fall is my favorite season. I love the beauty it brings as well as the seasonal foods (apple crisp, pumpkin pie, cider...). However, as we begin the transition into fall, I find myself still trying to cling on to summer a bit. I've been accomplishing this by using up the last of my garden's bounty....more

The Pizza Cake

Maybe you’ve seen the buzz going around about “The Pizza Cake“? Well friends, that pizza cake that is making it’s rounds came from my little kitchen. Yes sir, it’s my latest recipe for Pillsbury, and it’s sweeping the nation! ...more

Kale Falafel

Happy National Kale Day! A few weeks ago I received the best delivery from Cut N’ Clean Greens! Chard and kale and greens galore! ...more

Chicken a la Gloria

Chicken a la Gloria is a comforting chicken and mushroom casserole. A super quick to prepare delicious and mouthwatering dish perfect for a weeknight. As I was driving to work this morning, I looked around and noticed that all the leaves were falling, and it just made me a little.. ....more