Preparing to Say Goodbye to the Bravermans and 'Parenthood'

My dear, kind and loving fans of Parenthood. I'm worried about us all. Are you okay after the "We Made It Through the Night" episode? Have you stopped weeping yet? Here, just sit still on this luncheonette stool for a moment, dry your eyes with this Braverman plaid shirt, and let's address the tender, beautiful, about-to-collapse souffle in the room. There's only one show left. ...more
I love the show.  But pretty sure it's spelled Zeke.  (Sorry, it's the former teacher in me.) more

Adding Text to Images in PicMonkey

As bloggers, we all want our posts to be full of beautiful images that are ready for Pinterest! This means we need to add some text to them in a way that is pleasing to the eye. I own Photoshop … but know what I use now? PicMonkey. It's free, and it's so easy that I can edit a photo there faster than I can get one of those expensive programs to load on my computer. Let's get started!...more
How do you "flatten" the image once you have an overlay.  I would love to learn that, but there ... more

Do You Love Breakfast for Dinner? Try This Meatless Frittata

Aren't we all trying to eat a little more carefully this time of year? Meatless meals that include dark leafy greens are always a smart option for healthy eating. (And did you know that kale is one of the world's healthiest foods?) ...more
momhomeguide Glad you like it! more

You'd Never Believe This Creamy, Delicious Burrito Recipe Is Vegan

It's the first Meatless Monday of a brand-new year! Let's start the year off right, with a vegan recipe with so much amazing flavor and texture that no one will even notice it's meatless. ...more
annicia p Hope you enjoy! more

Easiest Thai-Inspired Slow Cooker Squash Soup

I'm loving squash so much this time of year that I've declared December the unofficial Winter Squash Month. To celebrate, I'm sharing one of my very favorite vegetarian slow cooker soups. And just in case you might be a little busy this week, this Slow Cooker Thai-Inspired Butternut Squash and Peanut Soup from Kalyn's Kitchen is a perfect use for those packages of cubed butternut squash that show up this time of year. And the flavors are amazing!...more
JasmineMillner Thanks Jasmine; hope you enjoy! more

20 Food Blog Trends That Need to Die in 2015

Honestly, people, we don't know why we even bother. We do the very hard work of reading all the blogs and spotting all the hackneyed trends for you, and for what? We've officially lost the war on stripey straws, mason jars, quinoa, and pumpkin spice. But we're still fighting the good fight, so we've rounded up a whopping 20 food blog trends that got so tired that we can't even. (And you shouldn't either. Or maybe you should. Whatever. Be that way. ) ...more
Very funny, although I do have to confess to having an addiction to those long recipe titles.  ... more

This Burrito May Be the Very Best Use of Winter Squash

I think we should just go ahead and declare December Winter Squash Month, because everywhere I look lately, I'm seeing interesting meatless dishes using winter squash. butternut squash, in particular, seems like a favorite ingredient for imaginative cooks. ...more
amuseyourbouche My pleasure Becca; what a brilliant idea! more

10 Delicious Homemade Spice Blends to Spice Up Your Christmas Gift Giving

Christmas is a time when budgets are stretched, people are busier than usual, and we're all looking for some type of unique gift idea that will be a hit. In my cooking adventures, I often mix up spice blends to use for certain recipes. A few years ago I hit on the idea of making large quantities of one of my favorite spice blends from that year and giving it as Christmas gifts for neighbors, co-workers and friends. ...more
ahrt4God Great, hope you enjoy! more

The Most Interesting Winter Veggie Soup

Like every slightly food-obsessed person, I have my own list of favorite ingredients that always make me give a recipe a second look. And when I saw this recipe for Winter Squash Soup with Tahini and Za'atar Chickpea Croutons from Dishing Up the Dirt, it caught my attention for a number of reasons. ...more
@CCbyMWilliams BlogHerFood That's what I thought too! more

10 Delicious Homemade Spice Blends to Spice Up Your Christmas Gift Giving

Christmas is a time when budgets are stretched, people are busier than usual, and we're all looking for some type of unique gift idea that will be a hit. In my cooking adventures, I often mix up spice blends to use for certain recipes. A few years ago I hit on the idea of making large quantities of one of my favorite spice blends from that year and giving it as Christmas gifts for neighbors, co-workers and friends. ...more
hmh912 Glad you like the ideas!  I have only tried a few of them but they've all been good. more