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

How to Chop an Onion Resentfully

1. Stare at onion. Realize how much you hate cutting onions. They make you cry, but not the reason normal people cry....more
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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
Truth is...I never say no to a pork chop! I'll be adding this to my list... Thank you!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
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2-Ingredient Chocolate Pumpkin Cake {Food 'n Flix}

It’s time for this month’s Food ‘n Flix recipe! This month’s movie was Funny Girl, hosted by Caroline Makes. Funny Girl is a 1968 musical starring Barbara Streisand who portrays comedienne Fanny Brice ....more

Vegetarian enchiladas for one

As you may recall from certain events that went down in April, I’m not single. But, the nature of my husband’s work means that he’s often out in the evenings (he’s a musician, a.k.a. rockstar). On those nights, I guess I’m an honorary singleton ....more

Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese

Avocado White Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

This Avocado White Chocolate Chip...more

The Heartiest Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili

18 months at 17 days. That’s how long it took before we got a proper chili recipe on this blog. This is such a simple, classic, delicious, hearty dish that it really is a disservice to you all that I haven’t posted one until now ....more

IFBC 2014: Making the Most of a Food Blogging Conference

I just arrived in Seattle last night, and I’m gearing up for the IFBC conference that starts tomorrow night. This isn’t my first blogger conference – I’ve been to BlogHer Food, a Foodbuzz conference, and IFBC in the past – so this year I’m working to maximize my time here, combining the conference with a book tour for my new cookbook, and adding in lots of fun culinary adventures. If you’re coming to Seattle any time soon, bookmark this post for trip ideas!(...)Read the rest of IFBC 2014: Making the Most of a Food Blogging Conference (609 words) © Michele for Cooking With Michele®, 2014 ....more

Sous Vide Strip Steaks with Maitre d’Hotel Butter

Did you make a roll of Maitre d’Hotel butter...more

Turkey Burgers with Caramelized Onions & Sautéed Mushrooms

Yesss…Turkey burgers…They are, without a doubt, my favorite kind of burger. I crave them like a kid craves candy. Considering I don’t eat red meat or pork, I guess I haven’t left myself with a ton of meaty options ....more

A Most Famous Corn Salad

I'm usually not one to "follow the crowd", but - boy howdy! - did I jump on a bandwagon this time. ...more

Black Bean and Chickpea Burger with Minted Cucumber and Harissa Aioli (AKA The Casablanca)

Today is a special day. No, it’s not my birthday. It’s….wait for it….National Cheeseburger Day!! ...more