The Best Way to Cut an Avocado

Do you have an OBSESSION with avocado like I do? Ever since I was pregnant it has definitely been one of my favorite foods! Not only because it's delicious but because of the numerous health benefits it offers. Avocados are rich in vitamin A, B, C, E ...more

What to Do When Herbs Take Over Your Garden

So, I have to tell you all about my new favorite kitchen accessory. It was a gift from my soon-to-be mother-in-law. These Ball jar freezer cubes are ahhh-amazing!!!  ...more

A Child's Look at the White House Kids' State Dinner

Grillin' Out Veggie-Style Black Bean Burger.  "What! You Don't Like Tofu?" Stirfry.  Barack-oli and Mich-room Obama-lette.  These are just three of the 54 recipes that made it into the 2014 Kids' State Dinner at the White House on July ...more

The Secret to Crispy Sweet Potato Fries!

Sometimes I like to mix it up a bit and go for sweet potato fries instead of its less colorful cousin. The problem, though, is that they generally don’t get all that crispy. They just kind of lay there.  ...more

Homemade Chocolate Chip Ice Cream in 15 Minutes

This ice cream is a cinch. An absolutely cinch. No cooking, no cooling, no churning, no icy lumps. It’s in the freezer within 15 minutes and ready to eat just two hours later. It’s incredibly soft and creamy while being rich and decadent from the ...more

10 Summery Lasagna Recipes for National Lasagna Day

Just like Garfield, I hate Mondays and love lasagna. National Lasagna Day falls on a Tuesday this year—so I am practically purring with delight. I've collected 10 ideas that run from cheesy classic to super-vegan, with lots of smart variations (and even dessert!?) in between. ...more

Slow Cooker Spicy Brown Rice and Black Bean Cheesy Bowl

When it's too hot to turn on the stove, either grilling or using the slow cooker are my preferred ways to cook and keep the kitchen cool. On a hot day earlier this summer I made this Slow Cooker Spicy Brown Rice and Black Bean Cheesy Bowl, where the rice is cooked in the slow cooker with onions, canned black beans, diced green chiles and seasonings. I had the wild idea of cutting up some string cheese and stirring in the last half hour of cooking, for bites of melted cheese throughout the dish, but skip the cheese if you want a dish that's vegan. ...more

Go Beyond Sweet Cherry Pie with 10 Amazing Cherry Recipes

I love cherries. Sweet cherries, sour cherries, cherry pie filing out of a can, maraschino cherries, dried cherries -- you name it, I love it. I even love Warrant's Cherry Pie (you're welcome.) When cherry season rolls around, I'm one heck of a happy woman. I buy bag after bag and then... I just eat them straight out of the bag. I always think that I should make something with the cherries but I don't. Not because we don't have a cherry pitter. ...more

Summertime: Thai inspired Zucchini Mango Salad

It’s officially here! Summer vacation is just around the corner and all three of us are looking forward to two and half weeks of lazy days, without routine, sun soaking, refreshing hikes, stylish city tours, good food and just quality time for each other. On Monday we are setting off with our.. ....more

Tiramisu Brownie Bites

I needed a quick bite-sized dessert for a recent dinner party. I was making Italian food, so I wanted an Italian flavored dessert. I love brownies, so I thought what about Tiramisu Brownie Bites?...more

Moroccan Spiced Lamb Burgers with Apricot Chutney + Pistachio Feta Pesto.

So, I am kind of curious. Are you a procrastinator? The post Moroccan Spiced Lamb Burgers with Apricot Chutney + Pistachio Feta Pesto ....more

Cookies ‘n Cream Cheesecake Bars

You’ll find Oreo cookies stuffed inside this rich, chocolate cheesecake. ...more

Slow Cooker Shredded Hoisin Beef Lettuce Wraps or Sliders from The Perfect Pantry

Hoisin Beef served in Lettuce Wraps is easy to make with the slow cooker! (Photos from The Perfect Pantry.) I love everything about this recipe for Slow Cooker Shredded Hoisin Beef Lettuce Wraps, Sandwiches, or Sliders from The Perfect Pantry, including Lydia's suggestion that if you have a Ninja Cooker you can brown the beef right in the slow cooker....more

mango chia popsicles

A sweet but healthy treat, these 3 ingredient Mango Chia Popsicles are full of pureed mango, coconut water and chia seeds. Ah, homemade popsicles. I’ve been bitten by the popsicle making bug and it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite treats to make ....more

Bread Pizza

This is one of the easiest recipes you can make for breakfast, lunch, dinner or simply as a snack. Everybody loves these mini bread pizzas, especially the kids ....more

Strawberry Ice Cream

There is something special about a big bowl of old-fashioned strawberry ice cream. ...more

Coconut Mango-Pineapple Sorbet + Ice Cream Maker Giveaway

A delicious and fresh coconut mango and pineapple sorbet with coconut flakes to top it all off. Scroll down to the bottom for a chance to win your very own ice cream maker! I’m pretty much a produce freak ....more

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos with Veggies & Black Beans

The Recipe: What a quick supper! Just cook the beef in the slow cooker (no browning!) with pantry ingredients, then toss together a quick sauté of vegetables and black beans. Add some diced avocado and sour cream ....more