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

Go Beyond Sweet Cherry Pie with 10 Amazing Cherry Recipes

I love cherries. Sweet cherries, sour cherries, cherry pie filing out of a can, maraschino cherries, dried cherries -- you name it, I love it. I even love Warrant's Cherry Pie (you're welcome.) When cherry season rolls around, I'm one heck of a happy woman. I buy bag after bag and then... I just eat them straight out of the bag. I always think that I should make something with the cherries but I don't. Not because we don't have a cherry pitter. ...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
Greetings All!! I am of Greek heritage (big time) go to "Cheffie Cooks" and become a member of ...more

In the Way

Black Eyed Pea Cakes I have to admit that some of my favorite challenges are ones where I’m forced to use things already on hand – such as the Cook from your Pantry challenge on /52weeksofcooking. ...more

Homemade Ciabatta Bread Rolls

If there’s one meal I love it’s a sandwich, but not just on ordinary plain bread. I love chewy bread which has a slight burnt taste to it something like a french boule or better still these Italian Ciabatta Bread Rolls. These rolls are so simple to make as are most bread products ....more

Kung Pao Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Kung Pao Chicken Lettuce Wraps taste like they came straight out of a restaurant. My favorite take out fake out dish to date! Hey everyone, I hope you had a wonderful weekend! ...more

Lime Cupcakes with Swiss Lime Buttercream

These were supposed to be Cherry Cupcakes with Lime Buttercream (riff on Cherry Limeade) - but sometimes recipe development just doesn't work out as planned. ...more

Rita’s Italian Ice (Rancho Penasquitos)

Rita’s Italian Ice has continued to expand throughout San Diego, with their newest opening in Rancho Penasquitos last week. The popular shaved ice chain from the East Coast has several more locations set to open in San Diego in the next few months. For their grand opening, they offered a free regular ice or regular sized gelatis for $1 ....more

BLT Pasta

Without a doubt, BLTs are one of our favorite summer meals. They make it onto the menu at least once every couple of weeks. ...more

Sugar Donut Muffins

These fluffy little muffins taste like old-fashioned donuts, but are baked instead of fried. The make a perfect treat any time of the day. These mini donut muffins are one of my favorite recipes ....more

Meow Monday

Jack Squeaky Fluffy CONNECT WITH PLAIN CHICKEN ...more

Monday Funday: A Fun Donut Activity

Donut you love Mondays?...more

30+ Fresh Fruit Muffins + Kitchen Aid Giveaway

Today, some of my fellow bloggers and I are joining together for an awesome giveaway – a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer in the color of your choice! (see giveaway widget at the bottom of this post). I’m so excited about this one ....more