The Best Way to Cut an Avocado

Do you have an OBSESSION with avocado like I do? Ever since I was pregnant it has definitely been one of my favorite foods! Not only because it's delicious but because of the numerous health benefits it offers. Avocados are rich in vitamin A, B, C, E ...more

What to Do When Herbs Take Over Your Garden

So, I have to tell you all about my new favorite kitchen accessory. It was a gift from my soon-to-be mother-in-law. These Ball jar freezer cubes are ahhh-amazing!!!  ...more

A Child's Look at the White House Kids' State Dinner

Grillin' Out Veggie-Style Black Bean Burger.  "What! You Don't Like Tofu?" Stirfry.  Barack-oli and Mich-room Obama-lette.  These are just three of the 54 recipes that made it into the 2014 Kids' State Dinner at the White House on July ...more

The Secret to Crispy Sweet Potato Fries!

Sometimes I like to mix it up a bit and go for sweet potato fries instead of its less colorful cousin. The problem, though, is that they generally don’t get all that crispy. They just kind of lay there.  ...more

Homemade Chocolate Chip Ice Cream in 15 Minutes

This ice cream is a cinch. An absolutely cinch. No cooking, no cooling, no churning, no icy lumps. It’s in the freezer within 15 minutes and ready to eat just two hours later. It’s incredibly soft and creamy while being rich and decadent from the ...more

8 Great Snacks to Serve Poolside This Summer

Most community pools have a snack bar, but rather than resorting to buying endless microwaved hot dogs and candy bars for your kids this summer, how about packing some delicious homemade snacks to keep them fueled between games of Marco Polo and Sharks and Minnows? Here are eight ideas for snacks—both savory and sweet—that will make a big splash when the lifeguard clears the pool for adult swim. Savory Snacks Ham and Dill Pickle Bites ...more

Grilled Vegetable Gyros

I'm always in favor of Greek food, and through the years I've certainly gobbled down plenty of gyros made with meat. ...more
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A Child's Perspective on the 2014 White House Kids' State Dinner

Grillin' Out Veggie-Style Black Bean Burger.  "What! You Don't Like Tofu?" Stirfry.  Barack-oli and Mich-room Obama-lette.  These are just three of the 54 recipes that made it into the 2014 Kids' State Dinner at the White House on July 18, 2014. ...more
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Kung Pao Chicken Chopped Salad; Because, Why The Heck Not?

I’m not quite sure why this is, but I really get a kick out making a salad out of pretty much anything that I can. I mean, why not? Right? ...more

Texas Style New Potato Salad Recipe

A new post from She Wears Many Hats. Serve this Texas Style New Potato Salad tossed with crispy bacon and grilled onions and just watch it disappear before the burgers and hot dogs do. I promise you ....more

Pasta with slow-roasted tomatoes, basil and olives {vegetarian}, and 25 Tomatoes, my new e-cookbook

When tomatoes peak in the late summer, you will not find me at the farm, buying bushels of Rutgers or Big Boys or Brandywines or Box Cars. You will not find me in the kitchen processing quarts and quarts of stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, or tomato purée, enough to feed a small village through the winter. I am not that girl ....more

Open-Face Tomato Sandwich {with creamy feta spread}

I’m still thinking about Italian tomatoes. I could eat them all day, every day…and I did for 2 weeks. The tomatoes in Italy are so flavorful and sweet that even the seemingly unripe, green-ish tomatoes are better than any tomato I’ve had in America ....more

Classic Pesto Recipe

This classic pesto recipe adds so much flavor to so many dishes! Made of fresh basil, garlic, nuts, olive oil, and cheese, this pesto recipe comes together in minutes! My basil has been abundant this summer in our back porch container garden ....more

Mangosteen Passion Fruit Smoothie {Breakfast Club}

Feeling that mid-week slump? Click on over for a tasty energy boost with Mangosteen... TAKE ANOTHER BITE» ...more

Chewin' Tuesday: Pan Fried Chicken with Browned Butter Caper Sauce

By now you know I'm totally infatuated with The Chew. ...more

Mediterranean Tomato Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette

 Who doesn't love Mediterranean dishes? Vegans, Vegetarians and Omnivores will eat everything Greek.My favorite has always been Stuffed Grape Leaves. I can eat a whole can of them or I will eat a whole plate at a Greek restaurant....more

Chicken Macaroni Salad

Lately, I have been using rotisserie chicken meat in most of my cooking. I used it...more

Blueberry Vinaigrette

I have met so many people over the years who hate salad dressings for various reasons. Some hate them because of the heavy taste, some because of the calories in the dressing and the list goes on!Personally, I don't like it because I get bored easily. Seeing and eating the same salad dressing everyday can be incredibly dull and predictable....more