Grilled Peach, Goat Cheese, and Arugula Salad Pizza

To make myself happy, I put out some food and decided I would make a simple dinner for the family that I could use for my guests as well. I had thought about making a basic pizza, as we love pizza and really have not had one in a while, but then I ...more

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

Pickles 5 Ways

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 pickling pretty much anything you want in no time at all! ...more

Rustic Tomato Zucchini Pie with Cornmeal Crust from Completely Delicious

Here's another perfect Meatless Monday recipe for anyone with a surplus of zucchini—and if you also have fresh garden tomatoes, that will only improve this Rustic Tomato Zucchini Pie with Cornmeal Crust from Completely Delicious. Annalise says the ingredients are flexible; you can use any seasonal veggies for the filling made with vegetables, ricotta, and herbs. And don't worry if your pie-making skills are not that advanced; this recipe has fantastic instructions for making pie crust in the food processor. ...more
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Seasonal Eating: 6 Ideas for Summer Tomatoes

Have you grown tomatoes this year? I have never had such an abundant season of these luscious ruby and sunshine hued fruits. I always plant a variety of large, medium and cherry tomatoes, but this year some tomato seeds survived the winter in my soil and those grew, too. I am flush with tomatoes right now, and needed some ideas for using them up. ...more
So many reasons to love summer, but Gazpacho is one of my favorites. ...more

On Food, Being an Expat and Rice Pudding

Being an expat changes how you look at food, when you move to a new country you are introduced to new food, ingredients and dishes, a different food culture that influences how you cook, shop and cook. And then there... The post On Food, Being an Expat and Rice Pudding appeared first on Lucullian delights - an Italian experience ....more

Big Cookies and Cream Cookies

These oversized cookies and cream cookies are chewy and full of crushed Oreo pieces. This is one of my favorite cookie recipes and I’ve made them a few dozen times with great success. I posted the original recipe two years ago, so I thought I’d do an updated post ....more

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Cocktail Sausages #BaconMonth

If you are looking for an easy appetizer that will disappear in record time, may I suggest chili sauce and bacon wrapped around little sausages then topped with brown sugar and baked till sticky?...more

Witnesses Testify in Adam 'Pacman'

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16 Easy 30-Minute Meals (Or Less!) for Busy People

If you’re constantly on the go, try any of these...more

The Best Lemon and Basil Tarts

Lemon and Basil Tart made the true french way with Pate Sucree and Lemon Cream. ...more

Fresh Tomato Ricotta Pie with Garlic Herb Crust

There are so many great recipes I want to share with you right now, but this got pushed straight to the front of the line. Sorry if I sound like a broken record talking about my garden this year, but I’m just so thankful for the weather we’ve been having. After the worst winter ever (which we are still totally scarred by), this summer has been perfect ....more

What {the baby and} I Ate Wednesday

Today was such a weirdo day. Everything just seemed kind of backwards and all crazy. It started off just like any other morning — early wake up call for the gym, starting with my pre-workout drink...more

{Freezer Meal} Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta

We are continuing our freezer meal series! If you missed the previous freezer meals, you can check them out here: Day One, Day Two, Day Three, Day Four, Day Five. We were huge fans of this Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta ....more

Farmers Market Sesame Miso Noodle Bowls with Garlic Chips.

I mean, wow. The post Farmers Market Sesame Miso Noodle Bowls with Garlic Chips. appeared first on Half Baked Harvest ....more