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

10 Delicious Homemade Spice Blends to Spice Up Your Christmas Gift Giving

Christmas is a time when budgets are stretched, people are busier than usual, and we're all looking for some type of unique gift idea that will be a hit. In my cooking adventures, I often mix up spice blends to use for certain recipes. A few years ago I hit on the idea of making large quantities of one of my favorite spice blends from that year and giving it as Christmas gifts for neighbors, co-workers and friends. ...more
Great idea! I love the photo of the small jar with the decorative paper on the lid. Very cute.more

Don’t Let Thanksgiving Dinner Be Your Last Meal

Don't Wash Your Turkey. It Could Kill You! You know what's even a worse Thanksgiving fail than politics at the dinner table, salt in the pie instead of sugar, or being stuck in #Snovember? Salmonella. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 6 Americans get food poisoning each year. That's 48 million people. 128,000 hospital visits. 3,000 deaths. Whoa. ...more

5 Ways to Avoid Putting on Weight From Alcohol

After I shared the low-down on the 4 "healthiest" things to drink at the bar, a reader (hi, Laura!) posed a fantastic question in response. Though she's already making the relatively low-sugar, low-calorie choices of "liquor + club soda + lime" when she's out, drinking alcohol "feels like the one 'unhealthy' habit left when eating well and exercising. It feels like two steps forward, one step back!" ...more

My Deep Dish Apple Pie

I went to two Thanksgiving parties last weekend. The turkeys, the stuffing, all the side dishes, and oh! the pies! ...more

Recipe: Quick and Easy (and Healthy!) Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Parmesan

Need a last-minute vegetable dish for your holiday table? These popular Quick & Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Parmesan are a scrumptious solution...more

Hoisin Roasted Green Beans

This isn't the most glamorous of dishes, but I assure you the flavor totally makes up for it. It's an excellent side dish for just about any Asian-inspired meal. What I love most is that it's so quick and easy, and frees up stove space ....more

Recipe: Green Bean Casserole

Happy Thanksgiving week! We know you’ve got the turkey, the pumpkin pie, and the cranberry sauce covered for your feast this week. Those recipes are sacred, and every family has their own delicious takes on them.But consider adding our recipe for Green Bean Casserole to your table this holiday. This is a healthy, delicious take on a Thanksgiving staple. We promise that you won’t be plagued with unwanted leftovers....more

Torta Caprese (Flourless Chocolate Cake)

This authentic Italian treat is one of the most amazing chocolate cakes I’ve ever tried – and I call myself an expert when it comes to chocolate cake. The name Torta Caprese origins from the Italian island Capri where it’s said that a chef forgot to add the flour into the cake batter. He served the cake anyway and the customers liked it so much that the Torta Caprese was.. ....more

Denver D Bar reopening this Friday

One of my very favorite places in Denver is back! I am unbelievably excited to share with you the great news of ...more

Win 1 of 3 Copies “The Grain-Free Family Table: 125 Recipes for Fresh, Healthy Eating Every Day” by Carrie Vitt

Sometimes I ask you guys what, if anything, I can give more of here at Foodlets. What would be useful? Lots of you have recently mentioned grain-free recipes and while several of our dishes here are certainly grain or gluten-free (vegetables, for example) it’s not an area of focus for me ....more

Easy Low Carb Roasted Turkey & Gluten Free Gravy Recipe

A couple of years ago I posted this Easy Sage Roasted Turkey Recipe, which was the first time I’d experimented with roasting a turkey upside down and at high temps for shorter times. I’ve been doing it that way ever since, because the meat cooks more evenly and retains more moisture then when I roast it breast up for long [...] The post Easy Low Carb Roasted Turkey & Gluten Free Gravy Recipe appeared first on I Breathe... I'm Hungry... ....more

Last-Minute Thanksgiving Planning

Do you have your Thanksgiving menu planned yet? ...more