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

12 Tips for Getting the Best Out of the Farmers' Market

My fear of the farmers' market isn't the market itself, but rather the fact that I have no idea how to navigate it. There is a skill to purchasing those fruits and veggies just like there is a skill to shopping a flea market or a consignment shop. So I did a little research, and I've come up with some tips that will assist in making your farmers' market experience enjoyable and fruitful (oh, how I love a good food pun). ...more

Yes, There is Arsenic in Rice (But Don't Be Scared)

I wrote a post about why people should eat more rice, and a few commenters raised the ol' arsenic concern. Listen, it's a valid concern. Who wants to knowingly and willing consume carcinogens? If you aren't aware of the arsenic and rice issue, let me get you up to speed. (Well, really, just read this.) Essentially, low-levels of arsenic have been found in all crops of rice -- brown, white, wild, regardless of the country they are grown, regardless of the farming methods (ie. doesn't matter if it's organic or not). ...more

Rich Rum Chocolate Mousse Served in Shot Glasses

This came about as a result of having a bowl of egg yolks lying in the fridge from all the egg whites I used for the my Brandied Strawberry Pavlova (recipe coming soon). It turned out as a luxuriously rich mousse, that I confess I have eaten, regularly and unashamedly, in bed—no sharing, of course! ...more

Recipe for Zucchini and Yellow Squash Soup with Rosemary and Parmesan (Pressure Cooker or Stovetop)

This favorite soup is perfect to welcome the arrival of fall! (Updated with better photos and step-by-step instructions, September 2014.)...more

Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup

One of my favorite things to make is a good slow cooker soup recipe. They are easy, they have...more

Garlic Za’atar Baked Carrot Fries

My life is filled with little scraps of paper with food ideas jotted on them. Back when I worked in an office, these papers littered my keyboard and computer monitor. Today they clutter up my purse and dining room table (which is where I park myself and my laptop most days) ....more

Sausage & Sweet Potato Breakfast Scramble

I love breakfast scrambles with all different flavor combinations~ but this has got to be one of my favorites. ...more

Pulled Pork Recipe In the Slow Cooker

A super simple Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe. Watch how we make this pulled pork recipe in our Crockpot once and enjoy several meals in a week from it! Autumn, to me, is almost like the New Year ....more

PicOfTheWeek: Pressure Cooker Kidney Beans

PicOfTheWeek: A pressure cooker pot full of kidney beans. It's time for some chili! ...more

{Raspberry Chocolate Mud Cake} – Tort umed de ciocolata cu zmeura

The post {Raspberry Chocolate Mud Cake} – Tort umed de ciocolata cu zmeura appeared first on Pastry Workshop. I was going to post a different recipe today, but ever since I posted these pictures on Facebook, people keep asking me the recipe so here it is – raspberry chocolate mud cake. The story behind this cake is quite simple: I found these beautiful, almost perfect fresh raspberries and needed a cake to showcase them ....more

Cherry Pie Ice Cream


Pumpkin Scones with Maple Glaze

When it comes to fall flavors, I really have a hard time picking my favorite. Apple? Mocha? Pumpkin? How can one be expected to choose?!Today I decided to share my adorable little pumpkin scones. They are lightly sweet, and brushed with a simple maple glaze. Perfect for breakfast, dessert or an afternoon snack!...more

Super Moist Gingerbread Cake

This is by far the moistest and heavenly gingerbread cake I have ever made. Straight out of a diabetic cookbook because gingerbread is a favorite of Dave’s and it’s definitely one of mine, too! Rich, thick, dark molasses, a limited amount of sugar, cinnamon and lots of ginger make this a superb dessert ....more