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

A Glorious Christmas Tradition: Chocolate Berry Cake and Magic Bowl

When I was little girl, my mum baked a lovely cake the day that we put up the Christmas tree at home. She continued this tradition from my childhood to this day. It's the most magical part of the holiday. Every year, Mum and I plan the day we were to spend together, baking, decorating the tree, and writing our wishes—which is another tradition in our family. ...more

Make The Grinch's Who Hash and Delight Your Family

If you can't get the little chompers to down some leftover corned beef around Christmastime, this should do the trick. Print out the cool Who Hash label I've designed up, stick it on a container, pop out a green tablecloth, and serve 'em up, Dr. Seuss style. ...more
Animal Cubs eat humans, Humans eat Brownies. Therefore, Cubs eat Brownies. What a shame!more

12 Incredibly Creative Latke Recipes to Try

These recipes all tweak the traditional recipes. They either lighten them up and go gluten free, or they swap out potatoes for sweet potatoes, or they run wild with ideas for for rainbow latkes, latke nachos, poutine latkes, kimchi quesadilla latkes and chicken waffle latkes. Which one would you make? ...more
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NEEDS INTRO AND CLOSING what does it mean to biblically love...

Slightly adapted from Self Confrontation, A Manual for In-Depth Biblical Discipleship by The Biblical Counseling Foundation and John C. Broger. This means even when you feel like really explaining or expressing yourself, even when it's welling up inside out you, ready to burst, you are patient ....more

Easy Green Beans

Green beans are a favorite side dish of mine for every holiday, season, and event.  It is a food that always makes an appearance in some form whether it is in a casserole, is steamed, or mixed with a vinaigrette.  This recipe is simple and easy, uses ingredients that I often already have in my fridge, and because it takes about 25 minutes to cook down on the stove, I can walk away and tend to other things while the green beans soak in some amazing flavor....more

Holiday Baking with Krusteaz

I’m here to give you a heads up on the goodies, folks. As you know, I am one of the Krusteaz Baker’s Dozen, a position I adore....more

Chocolate Truffles...2 kinds

Chocolate Truffles dipped in chocolate or rolled in nuts etc., are easy to make and are a great holiday gift idea.http://www.italiangirlcooks.com/chocolate-truffles-2-kinds/...more

8 Easy Paleo Appetizers for the Holidays

The holidays can get pretty hectic, so it's a good idea to have some easy appetizer recipes on hand. Paleo versions of classics like snack mix, shrimp cocktail, antipasto platter, and deviled eggs are perfect for a buffet, an open house, or an easy dish to pass. ...more

Strawberry Gazpacho with Chinese five-spice powder and prawns

I’ve devoted my every spare moment to my favourite blog and project Food’n’Chef these past two weeks. And I must admit, this is not an easy task.Just try, for example, to fish out a recipe of an old traditional dish from a Chinese chef who doesn’t speak English. Do you think, it’s that simple?Or get through to Italian Michelin-starred Chef, who at this precise moment is rushing around some desert, as if he had been stung, learning Beduins’ gastronomic traditions in Africa to find inspiration…...more

Beefless Stroganoff With Zucchini Pasta

We are always trying new recipes and one of my husbands favorite recipes is Beef Stroganoff. Only I don't eat beef so this has never been made. But to his request I tried it without beef with the same flavors as if there was meat in it ....more

Gingerbread Tiramisu

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Healthy Holiday Traveling

If you’re traveling this holiday season, I’ve pulled together some resources that might help inspire you, from easy snacks to general tips. And, if you’re stay home all safe and snuggly, enjoy! Grain-Free Buckwheat Cereal that can be made in a hotel room: A Chocolate Blueberry Version: 10 Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling: Almond Pulp Cookie Crisps are a healthy snack and easily transportable: These “Jungle Balls” are easier to make and just as tasty: My work is partially reader-supported ....more

The Best Rice Pilaf

I need a personal assistant some days, but I can’t afford to hire one. Luckily I have my mom and dad, who might possibly be the most selfless parents in the world. Yesterday, they drove down early from my hometown (almost two hours away) and stayed until well after dark ....more