A Guide to Packing Lunches Your Kids Will Actually Eat (No Origami Involved)

It's officially back-to-school season, which means an onslaught of ads, articles, posts, and pins about all of the things we should be doing to get our kids ready to return to school. While there are many aspects of back-to-school time that have ...more

We've Been Making French Fries Wrong

Traditional French fries are cooked twice, and not so healthy. Imagine my surprise when I learned that frying only once with very little hands-on effort would result in magically crisp-tender fries—and use about a third less oil! ...more

Summertime, and the Kitchen Is Easy (Or It Will Be With These Dinner Tips)

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I'm too lazy to cook dinner for my family this summer, plus it's too hot. Any ideas? Signed, Kitchen Is Closed  ...more

Honey Balsamic Shredded Chicken Sandwiches

Slow cookers aren't just for winter soups: Pull that baby out to use in the summer months, too! You can make the tangy, honey-balsamic sauce in less than 30 minutes, then throw everything in the cooker for a painless, easy dish. ...more

Gluten-Free Vegetable Quiche with Cashew Herb Crust

It may already feel like summer, but we have a couple more of weeks of late spring before the seasons officially change, which means you still have time to make this lovely Spring Vegetable Quiche with Cashew Herb Crust from Dishing Up the Dirt ...more

Loved the Discontinued Starbucks Sausage Croissant? This Recipe's for You

I always loved the now-discontinued Starbucks sausage roll — I don't know why, but pastry with sausage meat is so delicious. And I can't believe it is THIS easy to make them at home! (Also, my sausage rolls are much better!)...more

Join Us for 10 #BlogHerFood15 Instagram Challenges With Sarah Michelle Gellar

BlogHer Food is coming up on November 6 and 7 in Chicago. Our team is working hard behind the scenes to get ready to celebrate all culinary things, especially how to write and share about them. (Who am I kidding? That's just the tip of the iceberg!) We are excitedly anticipating this very special weekend in the Windy City -- if you haven't registered yet, click here!...more

Summer Peach Cupcakes with Blueberry Frosting

Mariah and I kinda consider ourselves cupcake experts. And yes, that's totally a real thing....more
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Why Tea Parties are the Best Birthday Parties

When Estelle turned four this year, we had a tea party. With guests in costumes. It was our simplest party ever, and...more

Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread + KitchenAid Apple Challenge

A yummy recipe for Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread loaded with fresh apples and swirls of cinnamon and brown sugar. I don’t know what I would do without my KitchenAid Stand Mixer. I got my first one (yes I have two) about 20 years ago as a birthday present ....more

Bacon, lettuce and tomato: The Perfect Pantry's favorite twists on the classic sandwich

Here in New England, it's just now tomato season. We wait all year, and then all summer, and only in August do we get tomatoes that were not grown in a hothouse. There isn't much that's better than a slice of tomato with a sprinkling of coarse sea salt, but at this time of year, I love to bring out some of my favorite variations on the classic bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich ....more

Lentil Samosas

Indian pastry pockets stuffed with spiced lentils and fried/baked until crispy and served with cilantro chutney! It is SEPTEMBER! Can you even believe that it’s already 2nd september?!Time is flowing by so quickly and I know that I complain about it all the time but seriously yesterday when I received a promotional email from better […] The post Lentil Samosas appeared first on Naive Cook Cooks ....more

Rainbow Veggie Soup

What’s a great way to start off the month of September? How about enjoying all of the colors of the rainbow in a delicious, healthy bowl of vegetable soup! Fall is almost here and thoughts of hot savory stews keep coming to mind....more

Baked Zucchini & Squash Parmesan Fries

In Praise of the Old Ways, Plus Preserving Corn

Tucked away on a corner of an active airport is one of Cincinnati’s oldest — and definitely most unassuming — open air produce markets. The sign heralding its presence is huge, but old and worn. The parking lot is plain gravel, and a low cloud of rock dust carpets the scene on dry, hot August days like fog, as a constant stream of cars come and go ....more

Ham & Cheese Muffins with Yeast Rolls

These Ham & Cheese Muffins are tastier than a ham & cheese sandwich. ...more


So I finally made it: Boeuf Bourguignon (French Beef Stew), out of the Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle, and Simone Beck. Here is the recipe. It was quite labor intensive, but it was the first I made it and I'm sure the...more