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

31 Vegetarian Dinner Ideas for World Vegetarian Month

World Vegetarian Month is a fabulous time to kick your cooking skills into high gear and experiment with new techniques and traditions. I've strolled through the BlogHer Publishing Network and BlogHer.com and found one meatless dinner idea for every day of the month—they're all perfect fall flavors, and the hard part was choosing just 31! The diversity and creativity of our food bloggers floors me every time. Today is World Vegetarian Day, so let's get started right now! ...more

Advice from an Almost-Failed Cook

It's taken two years, but I no longer feel like a failure as a cook. Don't let that fool you—I am by no means a pro, and I'm definitely not qualified to give cooking advice. Yet, that's exactly what I'm going to do. Hear me out. Image: Still life with thyme, Shutterstock ...more
I have tried all the don'ts!. LOLmore

Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash Sauteed with Vegetables and Feta

Every year, I can't decide how I feel about the arrival of fall. I know I really don't like the way it means cold weather is coming soon. But autumn colors are glorious in Utah, and I love the fall foods like butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and apples. If you're with me in this hate-it-but-love-it feeling about fall, this Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash Sauteed with Vegetables and Feta from Kalyn's Kitchen can help you transition from summer to fall with a dish that's got the best of both seasons. ...more
SweetandSpicyMonkey So glad you like it.  We couldn't stop eating this when we tested the recipe.more

"Chicken Sybil” the Multiple Personality Chicken & Alanna's Signature Chicken Recipe

We all remember the book Sybil, right? I call this recipe "Chicken Sybil" because it's the 'multiple personality' chicken, it can be made so very many different ways, all wonderful. It's so easy to make, the chicken turns out moist and juicy in the center, slightly crispy at the edges ....more

Cultural Village of Pyrgos, Santorini

If you’re like me, you’re the type of traveler that needs simple, comfortable accommodations with a shower, comfortable, bathroom, a central location and some air conditioning (for those hot summer days). When I’m in Greece, I’m not spending time in my room but rather I’m out exploring, experiencing, eating and drinking. Such is the case while in Santorini, definitely one of Greece’s gastronomic destinations (I even just completed a tour of Santorini and Crete) ....more

"Around the world in 30 days" Int'l ABC Cooking ~ A Recap

Around the world in 30 days was based on International ABC Cooking. The month simply went by and we had a wonderful cooking checking out the others who joined for this Edition.This is the recap of the series. Hope you enjoy!Tortas Fritas | Fried Bread ~ A for Argentina Brigadeiro | How to make Brazilian Chocolate Fudge Truffles ~ B for Brazil Talétalé ou beignets banane | Banana Fritters ~ C for Côte d'Ivoire Æblekage | How to make Danish Apple Cake ~ D for Denmark Mango Fruit Fool | English Fruit Fool Recipe ~ E for England Socca | How to make Socca - Chickpea Crepes ~ F for France West African Hot Chocolate ~ G for Ghana Haitian Banan Peze | How to make Banan Peze ~ H for Haiti Indonesian Nasi Goreng | How to make Indonesian Fried Rice ~ I for Indonesia Manaqish | Jordanian Zaatar Flatbread ~ J for Jordan Khabees Al Nikhi ~ K for Kuwait Awamat | Lebanese Donuts ~ L for Lebanon Moh Let Saung | Burmese Coconut Milk with Sago ~ M for Myanmar Norwegian Potato Lefse ~ N for Norway Halawet Ahmad | How to make Omani Noodle Dessert ~ O for Oman Persian Halvah ~ P for Persia Qatar Algeemaat | Qatari Sticky Custard Balls ~ Q for Qatar Russian Oladi | Russian Buttermilk Pancakes ~ R for Russia Chocolate Caliente | Spanish Hot Chocolate ~ S for Spain Semolina Halva ~ T for Turkey Shakarli Bodom | Sugar-Coated Almonds ~ U for Uzbekistan Cafe Sua Da - Vietnamese Iced Coffee ~ V for Vietnam Maamoul | Stuffed Date Maamoul ~ W for West Bank Jamoncillo de Leche | Mexican Fudge ~ X for Xalapa Malawah | Yemeni Skillet Bread ~ Y for Yemen Zambian Chapati | Zambian Meal ~ Z for Zambia ...more

Halloween Witch Broom Cookies

I am so excited to share this month’s Fill the Cookie Jar recipe. Our theme this month is Halloween/ Pumpkin cookies.How cute are these Witches Brooms?!...more

Red Pepper Lentil Bologneise Sauce

This might not be a traditional Bologneise sauce. What? You mean the folks over in Bologna aren’t dining in spaghetti topped with lentils? ...more

Mac & Cheese Bread Cones at Disney

Have you seen the new Cheesy Bread Cones at Disney World? They are a great way to eat Mac & Cheese on the go. We are big Disney fans ....more

slow cooker potato soup, fully loaded

IT’S SOUP SEASON! With brisk nights coming closer and days getting shorter, it seemed like the time to give my ol’ slow cooker another try. You know how I typically feel about this thing; I can never find a great recipe that doesn’t involve a package of gravy mix ....more

How Should We Then Eat?

I often think of my daughters and daughter in law, when sharing recipes and ideas for feeding the family. ...more

Motherhood Requires Merlot

I’ve never been much of a drinker, and even in my college years, I pretty much stayed clear of alcohol. I’ve never been hung over, I don’t have any crazy stories about stumbling home from a bar, I've never lacked memory from what I did the night before and I've never once been sick from drinking....more

Cardamom Plum Sour Cream Muffins

The days are getting shorter. The colors keep getting brighter and more beautiful - the peak is coming pretty soon - a few more days, I think. The weather has been so beautiful - Indian summer at its finest ....more