Jane Tunks Demel

I’m the Food section editor at BlogHer. I am also a cookbook editor, copyeditor, and writer, and a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. I am a trained professional. (Sort of.)

I live in Berkeley, California, with my husband and son. When I’m not working or sweeping toddler crumbs, I am a Hacker Mom.

5 Festive Easter Treats: Hot Cross Buns, Cupcakes and More!

Easter treats aren’t just for kids. And though we’re not beyond snagging a chocolate or two from our kids’ Easter baskets, what we really look forward to are treats like Hot Cross Buns and festive holiday cakes. Here are a few recipes from BlogHer’s food bloggers that would brighten up any Easter table. Hot Cross Buns Image: Courtesy of Foodness Gracious ...more

7 Irresistibly Fresh Spring Recipes to Try Right Now

Spring is finally here, which means you can say goodbye to kale and hello to asparagus, peas, and strawberries. Here are seven deliciously light, green-and-springy recipes from around the BlogHer network that celebrate the season. ...more
I love anything with strawberries this time of year!more

April's Green Smoothie Challenge: 5 Recipes to Get You Started

Just in time for spring, the gals from Simple Green Smoothies are launching their 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge. To get you started, here are five smoothie recipes that pack tons of vitamins and minerals in to one delicious drink. So break out the fancy blender that’s been gathering dust in your kitchen cabinet and good luck with the challenge! Image: Courtesy of the Little Epicurean ...more
Love the Simple Green Smoothie challenge. I think that this will be my 3rd or 4th time doing ...more

5 Spins on the Shamrock Shake: From a Decadent Layer Cake to a Boozy, Frosty Cocktail

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and for many of us, that means it’s Shamrock Shake season. If you’re too embarrassed to hit the McDonald’s drive-through—you may have food blogger cred to maintain, after all—we’ve rounded up six recipes to help you get your fix. From boozy to healthy, BlogHer’s food bloggers have you covered. There are even recipes for Shamrock Shake-inspired cupcakes and a layer cake. ...more
that cake looks devine! as a child, i adored shamrock shakes so i might just have to give that ...more

5 Food Blogs for St. Patrick's Day

Got big plans to wear green and put on a fabulous Irish-inspired St. Patrick's Day feast? We've been scouring the BlogHer network for fabulous recipes, and these blogs delivered exactly 100 of them—from the traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner to some cute St. Patrick’s Day lunches for the kids. ...more
Thanks for the love!more

Blowout Party Menu for the 2014 Oscars

The Academy Awards is coming up once again on Sunday, March 2. And for many of us, that means throwing an Oscar-watching party. So break out the bubbly, put out some snacks, and get ready for you and your friends to shout over each other at the TV. Here’s a menu that’s red carpet-ready, with seven dishes inspired by the nominees. American Hustle: Homemade Doritos Image: Courtesy of Heather’s French Press ...more
We've always had Oscar parties, even when the kids were small. Everyone gets ballots and there's ...more

5 Blogs for Super Bowl Snacks

The Super Bowl is coming up--it’s this Sunday, I’m sure you were keeping track---and that means it’s time to gather with friends and break out the tailgate fare. Oh, and I guess there’s a big game to watch too. As always, the BlogHer food bloggers offer up a ton of ideas for football-friendly snacks for game day. Plain Chicken ...more
no one, it's just football.more

8 Healthy Smoothies to Kick Off the New Year

Now that the holidays are over, we can get back to eating more mindfully. And for many of us, that includes eating more—lots more—fruits and vegetables. The eight smoothies recipes here pack tons of vitamins and minerals in to one delicious drink, and they’re also a fabulous way to detox from any holiday overindulgence. So break out the fancy blender that’s been gathering dust in your kitchen cabinet and get set with this week-plus list of smoothies to ring in your new year the healthy way. ...more
I tried freezing kale. It really DOES freeze very well.more

5 Perfect Dishes for the Thanksgivukkah Table

Hanukkah is arriving early this year, way early-- the first candle will be lit the night before Thanksgiving. American Jews are embracing the holiday mashup by proclaiming it Thanksgivukkah. And BlogHer’s food bloggers are embracing it even further, by creating such culinary hybrids as Bourbon and Coffee-Braised Brisket with Cranberry Sauce and Sweet Potato Latkes. ...more
Challah stuffing, OMG yes.more

Must-Follow Mondays: Thanksgiving Bloggers

Thanksgiving is the day when even people who hate to cook pull out all the stops for the big meal. And figuring out what to put on your menu can be downright daunting. But never fear, BlogHer’s food bloggers (as usual) have plenty of brilliant ideas to share with us. Here are five bloggers who are going all-out with their Thanksgiving coverage....more
Don't Know what to do with the Leftover Turkey? Here is a recipe that is a sure fire way to use ...more