The Kids Cook Monday: Asparagus Noodle Salad with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

A salad with lots of interesting Asian flavors sounds like a perfect Meatless Monday dinner when it's hot outside, but you might be wondering, "Can I get my kids to eat it?" Andrea Meyers has a great way to solve that problem; every Monday she enlists her kids to help cook dinner and then shares those recipes on her blog in a feature she calls The Kids Cook Monday. This Asparagus Noodle Salad with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette is something she made with her kids recently. ...more
Thanks Kalyn! The Kids Cook Monday is a great program promoting healthy kids and families ... more

Photography 102: Lighting

I've really started to take an interest in improving my photography lately, especially my lighting. Previously, I was shooting on our dining room table. Every time I took a shot, I had to move the table close to the window, and hope to goodness I didn't get reflections in the images I was taking!...more
Tissue paper taped on the windows is my standby for diffusing direct light. I buy it in bulk ... more

(INTERVIEW) Christy Turlington Burns and Maternal Health

I'm sure many of you know Christy Turlington Burns from the catwalk, magazine spreads and television commercials. But I'm honored to introduce to you the mother-of-two, public health advocate and director of No Woman, No Cry, a documentary about maternal mortality worldwide. ...more

After my experience with a pp hemorrhage, I realized how easily it can happen. After the birth ... more

What's Not to Love About Google's New Recipe Search? Plenty.

Whether you’re a food blogger who publishes recipes or you’re trying to find a great mac and cheese recipe for dinner, you just might not love Google’s new Recipe View. I don’t love it. Now, I’m neither a programmer, nor a webmaster, nor an expert. I’m a magazine food writer turned part-time blogger five years ago. I have two food blogs, a decent page rank on the more established blog, and a published archive of more than 800 recipes -- not one of which you’ll be able to find with Google’s new recipe search feature. ...more

The idea behind the recipe view is interesting, but too difficult for bloggers that aren't ... more

The iPad: a Near-Miracle for My Son With Autism

My son Leo's life was transformed when a five-dollar raffle ticket turned into a brand-new iPad. I'm not exaggerating. Before the iPad, Leo's autism made him dependent on others for entertainment, play, learning, and communication. With the iPad, Leo electrifies the air around him with independence and daily new skills. People who know Leo are amazed when they see this new boy rocking that iPad. I'm impressed, too, especially when our aggressively food-obsessed boy chooses to play with his iPad rather than eat. I don't usually dabble in miracle-speak, but I may erect a tiny altar to Steve Jobs in the corner of our living room....more

I sent this post to my husband and we are now discussing how to use iPad apps with our two ... more

Leave a Comment Now to Donate a Book to a Child in Need (Really!)

BlogHer and BookRenter, a company that rents textbooks to college students, have joined forces because we know that books makes a difference. Help us meet our goal of 1,000 books donated -- we're not there yet! ...more

I remember laughing until I couldn't laugh anymore when I read the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books as a ... more

BlogHer '10 Ticket Swap

Do you have a BlogHer '10 ticket that you can't use? Find someone to buy it from you here. Or if you need a ticket, say so - maybe someone can sell you one!

BlogHer '10 Ticket Swap

Do you have a BlogHer '10 ticket that you can't use? Find someone to buy it from you here. Or if you need a ticket, say so - maybe someone can sell you one!

Let's Fall in Love -- With Browned Butter

Life's Ambrosia says it so passionately. "I just discovered browned butter and I think I’m in love. It’s so nutty and delicious that it’s absence from my recipe repertoire for so long is pure blasphemy." Browned butter is one of those 'basic techniques' that every cook should tackle. I've collected ten recipes -- savory and sweet -- all to tempt BlogHers to give brown butter a try! ...more

Browned butter green beans, browned butter rice crispy treats, you name it, browned butter ... more

Recipes 2009: The Best, The Favorites, The Most Popular

When you're a food blogger, all your recipes are your babies and nobody -- Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner, yes, that's a nod to the loss of Patrick Swayze in 2009. Still, come the end of the year, we're compelled to pick through the list to select our best recipes of the year, some times by choosing our own favorites, other times by checking the stats for the most popular recipes of the year, still other times by finding a more creative route! So here they are, the best recipes of the year, the favorite recipes, the top recipes, the best of our best in 2009. ...more

I just missed the deadline and posted mine on New Year's Eve. It's a recap of our year and a ... more