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

5 Ways to Make Quick Pickles

As Alton Brown says, “If you’ll just take a little time to learn a few basic procedures, not only the whole produce section, but the whole world, will be your pickle … and good eats.” It’s true: Quick pickles all sort of follow a pattern. You’ll be ...more

How to Make the Perfect Cobb Salad

Many of the fresh summer veggies that are usually spilling off my kitchen counter at this time of year have yet to make an appearance, because it's been so darn cool this summer (at least where I live!). But has that stopped me from creating ...more

5 Healthy Breakfasts You'll Love

Do you hate eating breakfast? Then don’t come over to my house. This meal will often have me making 12 servings of oatmeal, two or three dozen eggs, three loaves of whole-grain bread, a one-kilo tub of yogurt, or 24 whole-grain waffles, plus ...more

3 Ways to Transform Traditional Pesto

One of the most simple, delicious sauces is a classic pesto. Traditionally, pesto genovese, which is named after its originating home in Genoa, Italy, is a simple sauce made from nuts, cheese, garlic, basil, olive oil, and salt. While pine nuts are ...more

One-Pan "Practical Pork Chops" in Half an Hour

So, what's so practical about this pork chop recipe? Well, it incorporates all my favorite flavors to combine with pork (apples, onions, mustard, honey) in one roasting tray. It's also easy, takes about half an hour to make, and there's only one pan to wash up—what could be more practical than that? ...more
I have fresh sage in my garden so I will be making your recipe this week.more

6 Blogs With Pie Recipes That Will Inspire You to Bake

Whether you're looking for new ideas for the last of the summer fruit or looking forward to fall flavors like pumpkin and apple, follow these blogs for creative new ideas, no-fail techniques, and well-tested recipes for the pies of your dreams. ...more
I do love pie. A lot.more

Lemony Vegan Farro Salad with Basil and Tomatoes

Lemony Vegan Farro Salad with Basil and Tomatoes Recently I warned the MeatlessMonday fans there was going to be a few weeks of garden-loving recipes coming up here while we hang on to the last days of summer, so if you don't have a garden or a nearby farmers market, my apologies. But for everyone with fresh tomatoes, corn, and basil, I think this Lemony Farro Salad with Basil and Tomatoes from Sarah's Cucina Bella really does sound perfect for right now. ...more

The Crock Pot: Potato Soup or Vichyssoise or Not?

Thanks to all for your helpful suggestions. ...more

Paleo Shepherd’s Pie

Eat a comforting but healthy dinner with this Paleo Shepherd’s Pie. Fill with your favorite veggies and top with white or sweet potatoes. I generally like to spend Saturdays out of the kitchen ....more

What's for Lunch Wednesday, Week 225

Thanks so much for joining in last week, if you did, and looking forward to seeing all the fun lunches this week! Want to join in?Just choose a bento (please, just one bento or post or link) you've made from the last week you want to share, copy the URL of that post from your blog (you may need to click on the title to get it), and enter it into the linky below.Click on the "Add Your Link" button to add yours and follow the steps, it's simple, I promise! ...more

Stovetop Spinach Basil Pesto Mac and Cheese

Here in Austin, we’ve had some cooler days in the past week. That’s meant more long walks, fuzzy slippers and new...more

Artpark Brownies

I've been working on making some changes in my life. ...more

Classic French Bread | Tuesdays with Dorie

Baguettes.... I am a fairly confident home bread baker, except when it comes to baking those round baguettes with the beautifully angled slashes. My baguettes have gone flat when I slash them or they curl up in the oven, either from my lack of skills in transferring the loaves to the oven, or just because they decide to ....more

Italian vegetable soup {vegetarian}

With summer nearly at an end, I decided to celebrate the change in season by stirring up a giant pot of Italian vegetable soup, full of the bits and pieces left in my friends' gardens and passed along to me: zucchini, green beans, a couple of potatoes, fennel, kale, a few heads of garlic. This soup welcomes most stragglers, in any amount, so if your garden didn't give you fennel, but did leave you with more than a few zucchini, simply use what you've got. I added canned tomatoes, which are always on my pantry shelf, but if you have fresh tomatoes, or your own home-canned stewed tomatoes, by all means use those instead ....more

Mustard BBQ Roasted Chicken Recipe

Simple mustard BBQ roasted chicken makes for an easy meal the whole family will love. Roasted in the oven, no one would ever guess how easy it is to make this chicken recipe. A while back, I shared my spicy mustard BBQ sauce recipe ....more

Roasted Broccoli + Cauliflower Soup {with Bacon and White Cheddar!}

Orrrr luscious roasted broccoli and cauliflower, crispy bacon AND super sharp white cheddar cheese soup. Actually...more

Thin Omelet with Caramelized Onions, Sautéed Mushrooms, Ham, Spinach, and Brie

Do you ever create a recipe simply because you are craving something? While at the gym this morning, all I could think about is caramelized onions. Seriously ....more