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

8 Great Snacks to Serve Poolside This Summer

Most community pools have a snack bar, but rather than resorting to buying endless microwaved hot dogs and candy bars for your kids this summer, how about packing some delicious homemade snacks to keep them fueled between games of Marco Polo and Sharks and Minnows? Here are eight ideas for snacks—both savory and sweet—that will make a big splash when the lifeguard clears the pool for adult swim. Savory Snacks Ham and Dill Pickle Bites ...more

Grilled Vegetable Gyros

I'm always in favor of Greek food, and through the years I've certainly gobbled down plenty of gyros made with meat. ...more
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A Child's Perspective on the 2014 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 18, 2014. ...more
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Southern Fried Okra Recipe

No summer is complete without a few batches of homemade fried okra, dredged in flour and fried until golden. These fried nuggets with hints of green peeping through are so delicious, there’s no need to add anything to them except a light dusting of salt. I love okra in every shape and form whether its grilled, roasted, in gumbo, or smothered with tomatoes ....more

Crunchy Asian Salad

Crunchy Asian Salad – perfect summer lunch, nice and healthy and super easy to make! I’m so happy to share this guest post with you for this yummy Crunchy Asian Salad from Elizabeth on behalf of ReadySetEat. I love eating salads in the summer! ...more

Vegetarian Spaghetti Bolognese

It is easy and versatile to use and it comes with a tasty meat-like texture. It’s a quality source of plant protein (no cholesterol). It’s a...more

Maple Bacon Baked Beans

This is one of those dishes I hardly ever make, but when I do, I always surprise myself at how many servings I can eat, which explains why I hardly ever make them.Baked beans, when made the way I think they taste best, rank right up there with desserts in the sugar department. Why is it that something so savory is so sweet? And why do I love that flavor so much?...more

Lemon Thyme Garlic Paste

I goofed up. I decided to make a batch of dill pickles last week and in my exuberance broke up more heads of garlic than I ended up needing. No big deal really, but I wanted to use up that garlic while it was still fresh.So, I pulled out my stone mortar and pestle, a bottle of Greek extra virgin olive oil, a lemon, and some dried thyme--and made a small batch of flavored garlic paste.Now while you could certainly blend these ingredients together in a small food processor, using a mortar and pestle really releases the oils of the garlic, with the olive oil, and transforms into a beautifully smooth and creamy spread.You can use any combination of flavors--herbs like thyme, oregano, and rosemary or spices like cumin, smoked paprika, chipotle, or a curry powder mix ....more

Lemon Tarragon Watermelon Salad

Watermelon Salad gets a new flavor profile with lemon and tarragon. A fresh take on Watermelon Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette and Tarragon. I love that classic watermelon and feta combo, and I make this salad often in the summer ....more

Happy National Hammock Day! {Giveaway}

Well I’ll be. There is a National Hammock Day. Who would have ever guessed! ...more

Beef Meatballs (Vietnamese)

Beef Meatballs (Vietnamese) Vietnamese food easily wins my heart because of its pungent flavors and healthy ingredients. When I am around Vietnamese food I turn into Ms Pac-Man, munching on anything that’s in front of me. Nothing satisfies me more than a...more

Mullangi Perugu Pachadi Recipe - Radish Yougurt Chutney Recipe

Ingredients: 1 cup Grated Radish 1.5 cup Yogurt 1 tsp Grated Ginger 1 - 2 tsp Green Chillies, finely chopped 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp Chana Dal 1/4 tsp Urad Dal 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds 1 Dried Red Chilli 1 Sprig Curry Leaves A big pinch of Turmeric Powder Salt to taste 1 tbsp Oil Instructions: Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal and cumin seeds and let them splutter....more