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

How to Make a Perfect Cup of Iced Coffee

There is nothing like a cup of really good iced coffee on a warm summer day. You know you are in for a treat when the barista hands you a cup filled with liquid that sparkles like a dark diamond. Taking that first refreshing sip, the flavors slowly blossom, starting with the robust, toasted notes of the coffee beans and ending with a slightly sweet flavor that lingers on your lips. There is no need for sugar or milk; with one sip, you are totally in the moment. ...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

red wine chicken casserole with herb dumplings

This is a super easy and tasty ‘coq au vin’ style casserole that cooks slowly until the chicken falls off the bone. The herb dumplings turn it onto a hearty winter dish, but you can leave this out and serve it with mashed potatoes, cous-cous or rice instead. I made this in my new Breville […] ...more

Beef Stroganoff with Jovial Gluten-Free Egg Pasta

Beef Stroganoff has been modified in so many ways it’s difficult...more

Mac and Cheese Stuffed Fried Zucchini.

I have declared these little bites the best way to eat zucchini this summer. The post Mac and Cheese Stuffed Fried Zucchini. appeared first on Half Baked Harvest ....more

the ultimate breakfast cook-off

This summer has been flying by at a break neck speed and I feel like I’m grasping at straws trying to find activities and special things to do to keep the kids entertained while simultaneously giving them the best summer experience possible. While I am a firm believer that summer doesn’t have to be packed from morning to night with non-stop, over the top crazy awesome fun times – I don’t want the kids to go back to school thinking that summer was a big flop. That would just be sad ....more

French Burger

When Kita of Girl Carnivore asked us to participate in Burger Month, we didn’t even hesitate! ...more

Lightened Up Cookies and Cream Mocha Milkshake

I can and do guzzle iced coffee year-round, but it’s especially refreshing in the summer. And of course iced coffee is even better when it’s blended with ice cream. The milkshakes are sweet, creamy, rich, satisfying, and I used...more

Cinderella Sponge Cake With Lemon Filling and Fluffy Meringue, 1948 – The Vintage Cake Corner

From Adventures in Cake Craft by Ann Pillsbury, 1948 «...more

CTB 2014 - The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

Two recipe posts in one week? This is crazy! To tell the truth, I made this chicken to accompany the asparagus from Tuesday ....more

Weight Loss & Detox Supplements

Slimfy Reviews product is totally safe for your body. However, please consult a health care specialized person as a result of a doc recommendation is definitely needed before beginning any health product. Most natural supplements deliver results rather too late; however this product is not like different supplements. Therefore, you'll have result in a lot of less time.Our suggestion is usually to use any dietary supplement as per the prescribed indefinite quantity mentioned on the bottle by its manufacture....more

Sweet and Salty Orange Vanilla Popcorn

My family and I are huge movie buffs, and what goes with movies better than popcorn? My sister got this recipe for Orange Popcorn from a friend and I knew I would have to give it a try. My family and I gobbled it up and the sweet and salty topping was completely addicting ....more