Season's Best: Blackberry Lime Popsicles

[Editor's Note: Homemade popsicles are a nostalgic summer treat, and this particular recipe takes advantage of ripe, seasonal blackberries. Serve these outside, though—and preferably near a hose. Blackberry juice will stain whatever it touches! --Genie] ...more
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Summer's Best Salad: Tomatoes Star in Panzanella

Now that ripe, juicy tomatoes are abundant residents at farmers markets around the country, it's time to make panzanella, an Italian-style tomato-and-bread salad. This is one of my favorite dishes of summer because it highlights that can't-be-beat tomato flavor. It's also a wonderful way to use up stale bread, so it's a frugal option at this time of year! ...more
@BlogHerFood We couldn't agree more!more

Stand Picky, Stand Proud: Lucianovic Demystifies Picky Eating In New Book

In her first book, Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater's Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate, Stephanie Lucianovic combines plenty of research, a healthy dose of science, and her own memories of growing up as a picky eater to present a thoroughly entertaining, thoughtful look at why people do and do not like to eat certain foods. The book was a revelation to me, since I'll admit I eat almost everything (or, at least, I'll try just about anything once...), and I have never understood how someone could exist in an alternate taste reality. ...more
I can't tell you on how many levels Stephanie's mission resonates with me.  I have endured 17 ...more

Lemon-Rosemary Panna Cotta

[Editor's Note: This rendition of panna cotta, an Italian cooked cream dessert, features two of my favorite flavors in lovely combination. It's a lovely option for dessert in the warmer months, when it can be kept in the refrigerator until it's time to be spooned into serving dishes at the end of a meal. --Genie] The Curse of the Lemon Moon—Lemon and Rosemary Pannacotta...more

Layered Individual Peanut Butter Pies

[Editor's Note: I refuse to accept that there are good and bad foods...just foods that should be eaten in moderation and others not to worry about. What's great about these little desserts is that though they're incredibly rich, portion control is built right in. Just be sure to use small containers when you assemble them! -Genie] Individual Peanut Butter Pies ...more
*Licking lips* We wish we had this for breakfast. We love peanut butter -Bella and DiDimore

The Revelation of Homemade Toaster Pastries

Sometimes, a little handheld pie is just the sweet treat to hit the spot, whether it's served as a quick and convenient breakfast, or an afternoon snack, or even an after-dinner reward for eating all of one's (locally sourced) vegetables. ...more
Confession: I love store bought Pop Tarts. But now I'm inspired to bake my own thanks to your ...more

Ice Cream Sandwiches to Celebrate the Fourth

[Editor's Note: The Fourth of July is filled with pomp and circumstance, and this dessert fits the spirit of the day! It's a delicious twist on plain ice cream sandwiches, and celebrates the stars of the Stars & Stripes. It's a beautiful way to celebrate the holiday. --Genie] Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches ...more
 @TalkingTrash Aren't they? So festive!more

Get Sated: San Francisco Bloggers Launch New Food Mag

In May, two San Francisco-area bloggers launched sated, a new quarterly food magazine. The magazine features a combination of stunning photography and in-depth exploration of a single topic per issue. The first issue focuses on dark chocolate, and includes articles that cover everything from an exploration of chocolate's origins, to the "seeding" method of tempering chocolate, to how best to combine herbal flavors with chocolate in recipes....more
Food & Home Magazine is a quarterly, consumer-based publication that stylishly presents relevant ...more

Refreshing Non-Alcoholic Green Tea Sparkler

[Editor's Note: Though I'm as big a fan of high-octane cocktails as the next girl, I still think it's important to have a few delicious non-alcoholic options in one's back pocket. You never know when there might be a celebration for someone who's not quite 21, or when you might have a guest who'd prefer to stay away from alcohol for any number of reasons. This is a terrific option: light and refreshing, but bubbly and classy! --Genie] ...more

Celebrate the Fourth With Patriotic Push-Up Pops

[Editor's Note: These gelatin pops are a perfect patriotic treat for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. They're colorful and delicious, and easy to pull together! --Genie] Patriotic Push-Up Pops And trust me, these mini jello treats are delicious! And to amp up the patriotic feel, I added a little red and blue washi tape to the push-up pop holder. {did i tell you i love washi tape?}...more
 @wdolderer Aren't they pretty? So festive!more