Take This Super-Easy 5 Word Blog Branding Test

You can't fly solo for this little challenge! You'll need a partner or a friend to help. If it's another blogger, you can run the test on each other's blogs. If it's a friend, be sure to say thank you, even if he or she looks puzzled. Just tell them to go with it. While this test may only take ten minutes, it can pave the way to you making adjustments on your blog so your brand rings truer to your five characteristics....more
Great guidance!  This is a basic exercise every new blogger should do... and if you've been ... more

How to Make the Perfect Cobb Salad

Many of the fresh summer veggies that are usually spilling off my kitchen counter at this time of year have yet to make an appearance, because it's been so darn cool this summer (at least where I live!). But has that stopped me from creating enchantment with my favorite salad of all time? No. ...more
TW Thanks so much TW! For the vegan gluten-free option, You can still spell EAT COBB: E-Edimame, ... more

How to Make the Perfect Cobb Salad

Many of the fresh summer veggies that are usually spilling off my kitchen counter at this time of year have yet to make an appearance, because it's been so darn cool this summer (at least where I live!). But has that stopped me from creating enchantment with my favorite salad of all time? No. ...more
Odetomrskatzcohn The vinaigrette makes it super light... and it goes well with the Blue Cheese. more

How to Make the Perfect Cobb Salad

Many of the fresh summer veggies that are usually spilling off my kitchen counter at this time of year have yet to make an appearance, because it's been so darn cool this summer (at least where I live!). But has that stopped me from creating enchantment with my favorite salad of all time? No. ...more
Thanks so much TW! For the vegan gluten-free option, You can still spell EAT COBB: E-Edimame, ... more

Easy Photo Cheat: DIY Backdrops

When real life is photobombing your blog photos, it’s time to take action.   That action is easier than you think—and, with little to no cost, you can stop a less-than-attractive real life from ruining your next fabulous blog photo. DOMESTIC DETRITUS ...more
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Homemade Tomato Sauce (With a Secret Ingredient!)

This homemade tomato sauce recipe has a secret ingredient... and it is something you've probably been throwing away! Okay, you're right. Perfect tomatoes are THE MOST IMPORTANT ingredient, but that's no secret. I’ve added a little something else that adds a subtle layer of umami complexity. A Parmesan cheese rind. ...more
ZullyH Thanks for the Pin… and let me know what you think of the recipe. Funny how one little ... more

Homemade Tomato Sauce (With a Secret Ingredient!)

This homemade tomato sauce recipe has a secret ingredient... and it is something you've probably been throwing away! Okay, you're right. Perfect tomatoes are THE MOST IMPORTANT ingredient, but that's no secret. I’ve added a little something else that adds a subtle layer of umami complexity. A Parmesan cheese rind. ...more
Theyellowbicyclette Let me know if you do! more

Homemade Tomato Sauce (With a Secret Ingredient!)

This homemade tomato sauce recipe has a secret ingredient... and it is something you've probably been throwing away! Okay, you're right. Perfect tomatoes are THE MOST IMPORTANT ingredient, but that's no secret. I’ve added a little something else that adds a subtle layer of umami complexity. A Parmesan cheese rind. ...more
TheKitchenSnob Make sure you wrap them really well and freeze them. I have two in my freezer ... more

Homemade Tomato Sauce (With a Secret Ingredient!)

This homemade tomato sauce recipe has a secret ingredient... and it is something you've probably been throwing away! Okay, you're right. Perfect tomatoes are THE MOST IMPORTANT ingredient, but that's no secret. I’ve added a little something else that adds a subtle layer of umami complexity. A Parmesan cheese rind. ...more
KatefromScratch I've tried that too and it is marvelous! more

Homemade Tomato Sauce (With a Secret Ingredient!)

This homemade tomato sauce recipe has a secret ingredient... and it is something you've probably been throwing away! Okay, you're right. Perfect tomatoes are THE MOST IMPORTANT ingredient, but that's no secret. I’ve added a little something else that adds a subtle layer of umami complexity. A Parmesan cheese rind. ...more
That's why I like the San Marzano tomatoes, they have a natural sweetness. Some will argue that ... more