How to Core an Apple

It is apple season, and Pinterest is exploding with recipes. Apples are wonderful, but they have that crazy core, which can make prepping apples for recipes take forever. I don't have room for a big apple corer&dmash;but I do have something hidden in ...more

10 Great Gift Ideas for Cooks

Every year, as I write down my Christmas list for my husband to peruse, most of the items I ask for are gadgets and small appliances for our kitchen. What can I say? I love cooking! And, cooking is always better when you have the right tool to use. ...more

Homemade Fruit Leather

The first time I heard the words "fruit leather," the images that appeared in my mind weren't all that appetizing. When I found out that fruit leather is essentially the non-trademarked term for Fruit Roll-Ups, the bad images were replaced with good ...more

A Guide to Cooking Turnips

Michelle Obama gave one of the lowliest of veggies a place in the sun yesterday with an adorable Vine of herself holding a turnip and dancing to a healthy version of DJ Snake and rapper Lil Jon's "Turn Down for What."  ...more

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

10 Turkey Soup Recipes Your Family Will Love

What to do with that leftover turkey? Make turkey stock and turn it into mouthwatering and nutritious turkey soup, of course. I've scoured the interwebs looking at turkey soup options, and here are my top 10 picks. Of course, this is a subjective list, and no one person can ever find all the good recipes for turkey soup, so if I missed your favorite turkey soup, please tell us about it or share the link in the comments. ...more
Delicious! Great turkey soup recipes to share! The Tortilla Soup sounds especially good!more

10 Delicious Homemade Spice Blends to Spice Up Your Christmas Gift Giving

Christmas is a time when budgets are stretched, people are busier than usual, and we're all looking for some type of unique gift idea that will be a hit. In my cooking adventures, I often mix up spice blends to use for certain recipes. A few years ago I hit on the idea of making large quantities of one of my favorite spice blends from that year and giving it as Christmas gifts for neighbors, co-workers and friends. ...more
These look like great ideas! i love giving homemade spice mixes as gifts.more

Don’t Let Thanksgiving Dinner Be Your Last Meal

Don't Wash Your Turkey. It Could Kill You! You know what's even a worse Thanksgiving fail than politics at the dinner table, salt in the pie instead of sugar, or being stuck in #Snovember? Salmonella. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 6 Americans get food poisoning each year. That's 48 million people. 128,000 hospital visits. 3,000 deaths. Whoa. ...more
Good advice! And, yes, I'm definitely guilty of leaving things out because I want people to feel ...more

Creamy Puy Lentils with Tahini, Cumin and Red Onion

As I rarely use canned beans, I have to think ahead and soak legumes and grains the night before. On those occasions when I forget, lentils are usually the solution because they require little soaking time, if any at all. Here peppery marble specked French Puy lentils come together with Middle Eastern tahini and cumin flavors in an easy but nourishing and palate pleasing dish ....more

Low Carb Turkey Pot Pie Recipe – Gluten Free

Sick of turkey yet?...more

Crispy Sweet Potato Roast with Parsley Salsa Verde

Oh man, ever since I saw this sweet potato recipe from Smitten Kitchen, I just couldn’t stop thinking about making this dish. I just loved that it is a savory sweet potato dish, and there is a delicious fresh sauce that goes on top and adds a burst of flavor and color. And the fact that you get nice soft baked potatoes AND the crispy edges on top is just perfection....more

Summit Grill and Bar Settles into Waldo Location

It’s been one month since Waldo’s Summit Grill and Bar opened...more

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a happy, safe, and delicious Thanksgiving! (P.S. In case you are wondering, this Hello Kitty is one of the reversible ones where you can turn her into a turkey.) © Kirbie for Kirbie's Cravings | A San Diego food blog, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to Post tags: Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh ...more

Thanksgiving, You're Doing It Wrong

Late last night I did a reblog and I'm not sure how to cross post that so here is the link.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone. is a crooked and varied path.  Get on it. ...more

8 Thanksgiving Day Foods That Can Be Harmful To Your Dog (INFOGRAPHIC)

It's Thanksgiving Day in the United States and each year, this is a special opportunity to be thankful for all the good things that happen in your lives. It's also the perfect time to share them with your friends and families and enjoy the traditional Thanksgiving dinner that will be full of yummy treats. Although those foods are really good to eat for humans, they could endanger the lives of your beloved furbabies if, inadvertently, they would eat some....more

Brunsli – Swiss Chocolate Cookies

I don’t know about you but I love organising dinner parties. I get so excited when I can plan, prepare, cook, decorate, welcome the guests and entertain them. This Saturday, after a long time I’m hosting my fiancé’s birthday party at my home ....more

Feeling Grateful

Happy Thanksgiving from my home to yours! The official onset of the holidays, while mostly fun, can be stressful and depressing for others. I don’t have a strong family structure and live far away from those members whom I am close with, so I can identify with the holiday blues ....more

‘Nuggesoppu Palya’, Moringa Leaves stir Fry

My unintended break from blogging turned out to be a really long one! Initially I kept planning to make some time for blogging and then felt guilty when I couldn’t. I would then tell myself that it’s ok if I didn’t blog for a couple of weeks ....more