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
I love greek food and have thought of this idea, I have to make this :)more

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
Bronwyn Joy Yes, I may have edited out three random paragraphs on Mrs. Obama's dress.  Which ...more

12 Tequila-riffic Cocktails for National Tequila Day!

National Tequila Day is Thursday, July 24th. Now you’ve got the perfect excuse for a Margarita and more! -PJ Gach...more

Let’s Get Cookin’: Restaurant-Style Salsa

First things first: today’s recipe involves no cooking what-so-ever. That is to say, “Let’s Get Cookin’” doesn’t make total sense here and should really be something like, “Let’s Get the Blender Out and Pretend we’re Cooking”, but you get the point. We’re taking a break from the baking and going the savory route, if for […] ...more

Cold Zucchini Soup with Buttermilk – Too Much Zucchini, part III

We have a zucchini plant in our garden this year. ...more

Finally I am cooking at 100% ability again!

Cooking, tweaking recipes, submitting recipes all on Tasty Kitchen.com A fun, easy public sharing recipe site-check it out! MY BUMPER CROP OF MINT is finally coming to an end...So many recipes for this fragrant herb. I have dried a lot of it as well. Enjoying the sunny Florida weather and the beach is so calming, the sunrises and sunsets so beautiful. Happy Hump Day-Everyone. CLW...more

Cretan (“Pourgouri”)-Bulgur & Peach & Feta Salad

Cooking, tweaking recipes, submitting recipes all on Tasty Kitchen.com A fun, easy public sharing recipe site-check it out! Happy Hump Day-Everyone. CLW...more

Sunnundalu | Vinayaka Chaturthi 2014 Recipes

Learn how to make Minapa Sunnundalu or Urad Dal Ladoo, famous Andhra Dish, a different version from what I have already shared. The first version of Sunnundalu was with just Urad dal and Jaggary. There is also one made with sugar ....more

Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes

I just love it when my little nieces spend the night....more

Espresso Ice Cream

Coffee, it pretty much gets me through my day (well that and wine but we’re talking about coffee today)....more

Osteria

The other day, I was thinking about how I could make the blog better, and I remembered all of the emails I get each month asking for recommendations on where to eat when visiting San Francisco. I love this question, because it is one of the hardest I have ever been asked. There are just too many good spots in the city, and narrowing it down for one weekend is pretty tough ....more

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake

I have got a treat for you today! This chocolate chip zucchini cake is the perfect way to use up any extra zucchini you have laying around. I tore this recipe out of a Penzey’s magazine forever ago and almost forgot about it ....more