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

Whole Grain Rye, Spelt and Berry Scones

I've been reminiscing about last year's berry season in the country, so I did some berry scone baking on Sunday to crush my craving. At first bite, I knew I had to share the recipe on the double. Food blogs were made for sharing recipes like this ...more

What I Learned From My Whole30 Experiment

When I first heard about Whole30, I thought it was crazy and quickly dismissed it as something I would never try. It requires 100% compliance 100% of the time, and there are way too many restrictions: no dairy, no grains, no sugar, no soy, no legumes ...more

So Hot Out You Just Can't Cook? Make This Mexican Chopped Salad

It's August, the month when temperatures soar and nothing sounds better than a cold salad for dinner. I especially love salads that have interesting ingredient combinations, like this Mexican Chopped Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Greek Yogurt Avocado Dressing from Jeanette's Healthy Living. Tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados, black beans, jicama, and cojita cheese. Yes, yes, yes. And just in case that didn't sound good enough already, Jeanette came up with a healthful and delicious-sounding Greek yogurt and avocado dressing to top it off. ...more

No-Churn Oreo Mint Brownie Batter Ice Cream

How do you feel about food trends? Some I can get behind; some not so much. Chia seeds and quinoa everything? Not so much. One-pot meals and no-churn ice cream? Heck, yes! ...more

Stop Guilting People About Snacks and Their Bodies

A few days ago, my boss purchased a fun little candy dispenser from Costco. We've been trying to make our office more welcoming for teachers to come work. So when she came across this awesome little candy machine, she went for it. We filled it to the brim with Peanut M&M's and mini Hershey bars and placed it by our door. ...more
tastefullykims Absolutely!!  It's a projection of their own anxieties about eating, and I ...more

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Squares

Rice Krispies Squares get a delicious makeover with the addition of peanut butter! Comes together in under 5 minutes for a great tasting no bake treat! Second month doing a recipe for...more

Curried Kidney Beans, Quinoa, Roasted Zucchini, Mango Salsa Bowl

Its hot these days and bowls are a perfect meal filled up with crunchy veggies, roasted veggies, some beans and grains. We usually serve our bowl with any leftover curried beans. There is only so much plain beans you can eat right....more

Nutella Chocolate Milkshake ~ Nutella Recipes

For the second day of cooking with Nutella, I decided to make a very simple milkshake. From the moment my kids saw me making it, until it was served, I was followed and threatened to drink it before it could even get chilled. At one point, they even said they won't mind drinking it hot!Since I was cooking all at one shot, I had to make sure I phased the desserts over for all meals ....more

No Bake Chocolate Lasagna ~ No Bake Dishes

For the second day of No Bake Dishes, I made a Chocolate Lasagna. The recipe was pretty long, however...more

Cherry Reduction Sauce

When life gives you cherries….. you make everything that you possibly can out of them! ...more

No Croutons Required - Vegetarian Soups and Salads, July 2015 Hot Weather Edition

Welcome to the July 2015 edition of No Croutons Required, a monthly roundup of vegetarian and vegan soups and salads, alternately hosted by myself and Jacqueline of Tinned Tomatoes. It's been astonishingly hot this year in the Northern hemisphere and accordingly, the majority of the contributions this month are salads. I do enjoy soup anytime of year, but salads are cooling and refreshing and, for the most part, the oven and the elements are not needed ....more

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Meatless Monday: All-American Chili Fries

Nothing hits the spot like a big ol’ plate of chili fries – especially ones you can really dig into cause they’re totally healthy! Chili fries! Hallmark of youth...more

Baker's Blues by Judi Hendricks: A Giveaway and Conversation with the Author

One of the best things about writing Farmgirl Fare for the past ten (!) years has been making friends and meeting so many wonderful people from around the world. I was already a huge fan of Judith Ryan Hendricks' Bread Alone and The Baker's Apprentice when Lisa Munley at TLC Book Tours contacted me back in 2009 to see if I was interested in being part of a tour for Judi's new book, The Laws of Harmony. Of course I jumped at the chance (and loved the book), and Judi and I have been great friends ever since, emailing back and forth and chatting on the phone every couple of months for hours at a time—mostly about food ....more

Happy National Watermelon Day! How to Cut a Watermelon

Happy National Watermelon Day! Watermelon is my favorite summer fruit. It’s hydrating, refreshing and sweet. It’s a large fruit and can easily get away from you, so in honor of this momentous occasion, I’m going to show you my favorite way to cut one up....more