Homemade Green Tortillas With Spinach and Cilantro

These tortillas have some spinach for color and a bit of cilantro. It's just the right amount of surprising flavor. You must try and see for yourself.  ...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. ...more

How to Go Vegan in 9 Easy Steps

SURPRISE! The blue-haired hippie is a vegan! Who'd have guessed it, right? There are a number of reasons why people go vegan, which is a post for another day, but in this one I'm going to assume you already have your reasons and are ready to take ...more

Use Extra Christmas Candy to Make These Fudge Recipes

My husband and I rarely eat dessert but if you opened our pantry you'd find yourself facing a whole shelf of candy. We rarely eat it but if we ever get a late-night craving for Skittles, Nerds, jelly beans or Swedish Fish, we're covered. Don't get me ...more

How to Make the Prettiest Kale, Peach & Almond Salad (Video)

What is my (and every other person's, it seems) favorite vegetable du jour? KALE, baby! There are all types of kale: curly kale, dinosaur kale (Umm, huh? Tyrannosaurus Rex? Oh, not that kinda dinosaur? Phew.), red Russian kale, and a few others. I love 'em all. Check out this video we shot of the making of this rockin' kale-peach-almond salad dish for your viewing pleasure!...more
You're making me want some kale and I errr do not like kale. :-)more

It's National Chili Day: Celebrate With a REAL Texas Recipe!

How long has it been since you've had a big, thick steaming bowl of REAL Texas chili? Well, that's too long. Here's an easy recipe for the real thing for National Chili Day today!...more
I feel ashamed to say that I de-Texasify my chili every time I make it by using ground meat, ...more

The Ultimate Money-Saving Tip for Your Gluten-Free Diet

Some feel P.F. Chang's is discriminating against individuals with celiac disease because they charge $1 more per menu item that is prepared gluten-free. Here's what I think about the cost of GF food and the best way to save money....more
melaniehoglind great to hear from some like-minded folks! :) Thank you for your comment and I'm ...more

No-Bake Chocolate, Fruit & Nut Bars


Swiss Chard, Sprout and Toasted Almond Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

My giant 110 lb pooch is laying on me as I write this. He’s the sweetest bubba, biggest cuddle bug, and most loyal wolf companion. I think I’ll have to invent some special dog treats to share the recipe testing duties with Ranger ....more

Cloth napkins: like or dislike?

Welcome to Like or Dislike, where you get to share how you really feel about ingredients from the pantry, ingredients I'm thinking about adding to my pantry, other seasonal foods, and favorite cooking gear. The things you like are sure to find their way to the recipes here on The Perfect Pantry, so do tell. When, twenty years ago, our daughter returned from a year of study and eco-travel around the world, the first thing she did was banish paper napkins (serviettes, for those of you who live where "napkins" means diapers) from our house ....more

Stonyfield Yogurt Pearls + Cafe ArtScience!

This post is sponsored by the kind folks at Stonyfield. I’m a nerd at heart and I love anything related to food + science. I studied chemistry in college, and I seriously would have considered a career in food science had MIT offered such a...more

Link Love

This week’s Link Love includes favorites from around the web most-used Red Carpet beauty products, Food Network’s greatest cooking tips, and more. … Read More » ...more

Cheesy Curry Risotto with Cod Saladチーズたっぷりカレーリゾット

Cheesy Curry Risotto with Cod Salad Cheese and curry! You can’t go wrong with this combination. Cheesy curry risotto was served with cod with lots of vegetables ....more

Orange-Butterscotch-Heath Cheesecake

Definitely one of the more interesting cheesecakes that I have ever made.  I was a little nervous that it may be too sweet, but the orange does an amazing job of counteracting the sweetness of the butterscotch.  The oatmeal crust is delicious and a great deviation from the traditional but delicious cookie-based crust of many cheesecakes.Ingredients:Crust:1 1/4 Cups Quick Oats (uncooked)1/4 Cup Brown Sugar (packed)...more

Baked Meatballs in Creamy Sauce

Okay, wait, did I just say oven? I really meant freezer. I have a turkey in the freezer and It was a typo. I can wait, i think and erm…despite the fact that I am having these frequent hallucinations that I can actually see and smell the turkey baking away in the oven. I almost made a cranberry sauce to go with it, a couple of hours ago....more

Chocolate Granola from Sweet Eats for All

Today I’m thrilled to share a recipe from my friend Allyson Kramer’s new book, Sweet Eats for All. Anyone who knows Allyson knows that she’s a spectacular vegan and gluten-free baker (and cook in general!) with three...more