The Cult of Organics: Is It Worth It?

At a playdate with a group of mothers, I once horrified an impossibly hip, young mom by telling her I refused to eat organic food because it was too expensive and that I felt I wouldn't be buying a better product. The look of shock on her face made ...more

Easy, Elegant Appetizer: Caprese Stacks With Prosciutto

Recently, my husband and I celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary. We dined out one evening while we were recently in Florida and my husband asked the chef to create a new appetizer by adding some pan-seared prosciutto to a tomato mozzarella salad ...more

3 Easy Cookie Recipes to Make With Kids

I don’t often need an excuse to bake. I love the smell of cookies or bread baking in the oven. It seems to draw everyone in the house to the kitchen island and away from their phones, computers and electronic pad thingies. I grab a mug of milk for ...more

New Study: The Anxious Vegetarian

Another day, another study, this time finding that while all other studies have found the contrary, the Medical University of Graz in Austria found that vegetarians had more health problems than meat eaters.  According to CBS's coverage, ...more

How to Make Gluten-Free Pizza Dough

It’s the go-to party food, the something-went-wrong-with-dinner salvation meal and one of the most requested gluten-free recipes of all time.While there are gluten-free frozen pizzas, premade crusts and box mixes on the market, I’m all for ...more

A Fun Drink for Kids: Pink Lemonade Slushie

My kids are always wanting something "fun" to drink so I whipped up these no-brainers on Saturday night.  ...more

Better Than Takeout: Homemade Chicken Pad Thai

I love chicken pad Thai and have wanted to make it at home for a few years now. Sadly, when I've found a recipe for it, there are usually about 30 ingredients, most of which I can't pronounce. And I would get scared and chicken out. So when I found this easy recipe, I decided to go for it! I will be honest here and tell you that I really wasn't expecting anything great. ...more
Oh YUM!  I just added this to my Pinterest so I can make it after our next shopping trip.  :)  I ...more

30 Delicious Recipes to Make With Leftover Ham

Leftover ham is something that's pretty easy to use when it's winter and Ham and Bean Soup sounds like a great idea -- but if you've cooked ham for Easter and warmer weather has arrived, you may need to get a bit more creative. Luckily, there are plenty of good BlogHer cooks who've shared interesting ideas for using leftover ham. Read them and drool, and then share in the comments if you have some good ideas of your own for using leftover ham....more
Distracted_Dad Funny how that works! LOL ~Melisamore

Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken (宫保雞丁; pronounced Gōngbǎo Jīdīng) is one of those Chinese dishes that has an authentic Sichuan version as well as a popular Americanized version. This version is more akin to the Sichuan version. It’s a simple stir fry with very few ingredients, that is easy to put together.(...)Read the rest of Kung Pao Chicken © Kirbie for Kirbie's Cravings | A San Diego food blog, 2014 ....more

Meyer Lemon Cream Tart

We hosted Easter dinner at our home for a few of our close friends. ...more

The Best Homemade Margaritas: All-Natural, 3-Ingredients

This is the best homemade margarita recipe I’ve tried, and the easiest. Only 3 ingredients and nothing fake, neon green, or full of sugary chemicals in sight. If there’s one drink that should be so simple, but somehow turns so complicated, I think it’s a margarita ....more

Creamy Chicken Stew with Dumplings

This meal is all sorts of happiness. It'll make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, like a just out of the oven batch of chocolate chip cookies. Only, err, it's dinner ....more

Monkey Bars

Monkey Bars are a great, new to me, way to use up overripe bananas, thank goodness too because we only have one dedicated banana eater in the house and they're always getting too ripe before he eats them all. I was reading something, somewhere, I'm not even sure where or I'd totally give credit where credit is due, about making Monkey Bars. I was confused at first, how would you pop in the kitchen and make a piece of playground equipment? ...more

Fairy Pools of Scotland

Scotland Day 3 — Skye to Oban One of the things I was most looking forward to seeing on the Isle of Skye were the famed Fairy Pools of Scotland. So after breakfast on our first morning in Skye, we made our way to the mystical, spooky trail that would lead us to the Fairy Pools. The trail was very well marked and even had a small parking lot at the trail head ....more

CTB 2014 - Williams-Sonoma - Italian

I always have three easy meals in my back pocket. A few things that I can always whip out in case of late hours at work or an empty fridge. These three meals are 1 ....more

One Pan Chicken Florentine Spaghetti

Dishes are absolutely my least favorite thing about cooking. So for today's recipe, I teamed up with...more

5 Ingredients or Less Preview for #SundaySupper

I’ve been participating in SundaySupper now for over 2 years and this is the first time I am hosting! I needed to get my butt in gear and I’m so happy that I am hosting THIS Sunday. During the week, I’m all about quick and easy (but still delicious) when it comes to dinner and nothing says quick and easy like recipes that require 5 ingredients or less! ...more

My Egg-celent Adventure with Ohio Eggs

Life is full of opportunities. Some opportunities yield disappointing results while others turn out to be down right fabulous in every way. I recently had one such fabulous...more