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

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

How Choose, Store, Chop, and Cook Onions

Onions are a kitchen staple in the kitchen: Whether minced, diced, or sliced, they appear in almost every dish we cook. You can prepare them in all sorts of ways, and you can find them in almost every cuisine. Onions hold up well. They are often the first item on an ingredient list when starting to cook a recipe, and they're one of the vegetables that takes the most time to cook. ...more

White Cut Chicken|Chinese Poached Chicken

Cantonese poached chicken with super tender texture and an interesting name—White cut chicken. If you visit Chinese restaurant from time to time, you may know tried this white cut chicken. Poaching is the special cooking method used here ....more

Meal Plan {8/3 – 8/7}

Looking for simple, family friendly weeknight meals? I’ve got a meal plan and a printable grocery list! Happy Saturday! ...more

Summer Iced Tea From Fresh Herbs

If you are blessed with access to fresh herbs, you should use them. As often as you can. A tea brewed from freshly gathered herbs tastes so much better than from ready-made tea bags – and this is not onlybecause you put some effort into it ....more

Refrigerated Pickled Mixed Peppers

My garden is starting to explode with a truck load of cherry tomatoes, HUGE zucchinis and tonnes of various peppers. I went out yesterday and picked an entire bowl of hot and sweet peppers which was wonderful but I said to myself, “Self, there are only so many peppers, especially hot ones, that a girl can eat.” So voila, from that little conversation, I had with myself, pickled peppers were born. (well made but born sounds more dramatic)....more

Greek Style Roasted Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots

My nephew made Greek style roasted chicken legs for their dinner last week and he shared it on Facebook. It looks so good, I decided to make some for my family. My son from Calgary is here for two weeks so it is the best time to make this tempting chicken dish ....more

So Very Important: How to Make Extra-Tall Pancakes

Don't thank me. Well, OK, DO thank me. Because this post will help you take breakfast to great new heights...literally ....more

Sausage Stuffed Fried Olives with Garlic Thyme Aioli

California black ripe olives are stuffed with sweet Italian sausage, rolled in gluten free bread crumbs and then fried to crispy perfection. Dip them in an easy-to-make garlic thyme aioli for a delicious snack or appetizer. When I was growing up, olives were one of those foods that I wasn’t so fond of ....more

Chocolate Banana Pudding Pie

A no-bake pie! Exactly what summertime is all about! This no-bake pie features a vanilla wafer crust with chocolate drizzled in the bottom of the crust then abundantly layered with bananas and vanilla pudding. All that goodness is then topped with summertime's perfect whip. A mash-up of banana pudding and chocolate covered bananas in one pie. Recipe at:

Philly Steak Pie

When I was making the Peach Cream Pie ...more