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

Rich Rum Chocolate Mousse Served in Shot Glasses

This came about as a result of having a bowl of egg yolks lying in the fridge from all the egg whites I used for the my Brandied Strawberry Pavlova (recipe coming soon). It turned out as a luxuriously rich mousse, that I confess I have eaten, regularly and unashamedly, in bed—no sharing, of course! ...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
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Chicken, Broccoli and Quinoa Casserole

Who knew working took so much out of you? I have been tired all week that I barely had the time to write on this humble little blog of mine. I am hoping to get into the swing of things soon, and will be posting more.So I have been making food as of late .Read more from Chicken, Broccoli and Quinoa Casserole at A Taste Of Madness...more

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken

The second I saw this recipe by the Pioneer Woman, I knew I needed to make oven baked BBQ chicken. It's funny that we've been to about a dozen barbecues this summer, but we haven't had anything that is actually covered in delicious sweet tangy sticky finger-licking-good BBQ sauce in ages. It was time to change that....more

Review: Shut Up and Eat {Toms River, New Jersey}

Consistently voted “Best Breakfast” and “Best Brunch” in New Jersey, and rightfully so, Shut Up and Eat, a kitschy restaurant in Toms River, New Jersey is well worth a visit. Just do it on an empty stomach. “You go in,” Madeline said, pushing her brother forward .Read more from Review: Shut Up and Eat {Toms River, New Jersey} at Sweetnicks...more

“Grilled Dessert Recipes”

As we end the hotter months of summer and go back indoors, I figure we need one last grilling hurrah. These Grilled Dessert Recipes will motivate you. From melted chocolate to warm berries, you just can’t go wrong with these nice sweet treats .Read more from “Grilled Dessert Recipes” at

Creamy Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Soup

Creamy soup overflowing with tender bites of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! Read more from Creamy Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Soup at Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice...more

Cheesy Grits Casserole With Smoked Sausage

This post brought to you by Butterball Every Day. All opinions are 100% mine. As much as I love to cook, dinner time during the back to school months can be stressful .Read more from Cheesy Grits Casserole With Smoked Sausage at Spicy Southern Kitchen...more

Cocoa Brownies

Ever have one of those weeks where you need a big plate of brownies? Brownies are one of my “everything is okay no matter what” foods. Read more from Cocoa Brownies at 2Teaspoons...more

how we make perfect sunny side up eggs

Eggs. I love eggs! I’ll put eggs on just about anything – toast, grits, pancakes (the BEST), rice, pasta .Read more from how we make perfect sunny side up eggs at BranAppetit...more

working in a professional kitchen: week two

"you know it's madness to do burger day on a monday."i look around. what are you talking about? burgers and fries? seems like the simplest thing in the world, a natural choice for coming in on a monday with no prior prep done....more

Cinnamon Ice Cream

What’s been up, guys? Here’s some stuff that’s been going on. (Warning: this stuff is REAL crazy.) So, my mom bought me a mum plant .Read more from Cinnamon Ice Cream at Take A Megabite...more