OMG, Tiramisu Cupcakes Are Real

The topping is a mixture of thick and creamy mascarpone cheese and whipped cream, with only a tablespoon of sugar so it stays true to the real tiramisu flavor, which isn't overly sweet. Then it's topped with dark cocoa powder for a hint of chocolate. ...more

How to Get Your Photos Accepted to Foodgawker

Getting your photos accepted to Foodgawker is something that a lot of us struggle with as food bloggers, but I promise it's not as hard as they make it out to be. Getting your photos accepted to Foodgawker is tough at first, until you figure out what ...more

Vietnamese Rice Noodle Bowl (Bun Thit Nuong)

I love Vietnamese food, but the closest Vietnamese restaurant to our house is too far for us to be visiting often. So I decided to try making one of my favorite Vietnamese dishes at home.  ...more

Where to Eat Near Disneyland

Disneyland may be its own world, but it's at the center of the Anaheim Resort District, a swirling galaxy of hotels, restaurants, and shops. Which means that, even outside of the park's hedge-ringed atmosphere, you'll find a multitude of places ...more

Quick and Easy Curried Chickpeas With Tofu

Let's talk about "quick and easy," two of my favorite words to find in a recipe title! I'm a strong believer that simple, convenient meals can also be flavorful and delicious. If you're trying to have a Meatless Monday dinner every week, ...more

It's Grilling Season, So Why Not Grill a Salad?

I don't know that there's an official start date for grilling season, but definitely once the calendar flips into June, it's time to be cooking things on the grill. And for anyone who's focused on Meatless Monday eating, one of the best things about summer has to be grilled vegetables. ...more

This Tomato-Mint Gazpacho Reminds Me of the Day I Discovered Spanish Food

The first time I ate gazpacho was one of these authentically untraditional (rather unusual and un-Spanish, too) experiences. It wasn't that the gazpacho tasted untraditional (or unusual or un-Spanish). But where I found it—and the spot where I sat eating it—was a touch unexpected. ...more
Samanthas Kitchen Table Honestly, I was never into cold soups but gazpacho has a great texture ...more

4 Elements of a Great Food Photo

Photography is different depending on your niche. However, there are four basic elements of a great photo that should lead you in the right direction, especially when you're trying to get your food photos noticed....more
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Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

  Hello everyone.  I hope you guys are having a great day so far.  Sometimes you're just in the mood for a favorite comfort food that is warming, savory and filled with your favorite vegetables and proteins.  Enter Vegan Shepard's pie, stage right. :)  ...more

Kickin’ Off Negroni Week with a Cocktail Celebration

Six amazing mixologists create Negroni-themed cocktails—get the recipes here. -PJ Gach...more

The Dairy Good Cookbook + Cheesy Pasta Dish Recipe + Giveaway!

I’m doing my happy dance right now! Wanna know why? Go ahead, ask me! ...more

Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards – Windsor, California

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. My husband and I recently had the fabulous opportunity to make a trip north to visit and tour Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards in the heart of the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County wine country ....more

Asian Chopped Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

Hope you're ready because here comes another salad! SO excited to share this one :) Chopped salads are usually my favorite because you can just grab a spoon and dig right in. There are so many textures and flavors in every bite! ...more

Swordfish & Shrimp Carib-Curry

Caribbean swordfish & shrimp in Indian curry. Sweet & spicy flavors work so good here and when served over fresh basmati rice, it’s a meal that’s healthy yet totally divine! Remember about the basic Indian curry I talked about yesterday? ...more

5 DIY Salad Dressing Tips PLUS Kale Summer Salad

5 DIY Salad Dressing TipsThe grocery store is full of processed foods; salad dressing being one of them. We all know that creamy dressing is worse than oil based due to its higher saturated fat content, and that fat free is worse than light or regular as it’s filled with extra salt and sugar. Unfortunately, there is still more to consider! A creamy dressing could in fact be an acceptable choice if it’s made with yogurt instead of mayonnaise, and an oil based dressing could be a worse choice if it’s fat free and filled with corn syrup to add flavor....more

Lemon & Mint Cupcakes

Are you all ready for another round of “recipes I’ve found in the depths of my 18 SD cards that have yet to be shared here?” I think once you see how fluffy, tangy and sweet these cupcakes are, you’ll forgive me for hoarding them on old camera cards. I mean right? Don’t these just look perfect? ...more

Spinach & Pineapple Popsicles, Really!

Looking for simple, kid-friendly spinach recipes? Spinach is one of the most nutritious foods you can eat, which makes it a habit I want our kids to grow up with. Our garden must have got the memo because it’s gone crazy with spinach this year ....more