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

Save That Turkey Carcass and Your Leftover Turkey, and Turn It Into Turkey Soup!

In my family there's a long-standing joke about the turkey carcass. No one else wants it, but everyone is very aware of making sure it doesn't get thrown away because "You know Kalyn will want it." It's true! I think one of the best things about Thanksgiving is the delicious turkey soup you make later, from the leftover turkey carcass that would have been thrown away. ...more
Me too! more

Top 10 Thanksgiving Side Dishes of All Time

Wouldn't it be fun to play Family Feud with the topic of Thanksgiving side dishes? If you haven't seen this American TV game show, two sets of extended family members square off against each other to try to predict what the most common responses are for a particular topic. I'm guessing the number-one response for Thanksgiving side dishes would be mashed potatoes or stuffing, but after that, who knows? ...more
In my family it's rainbow layered jello, but personally I am not a jello fan. more

Top 10 Thanksgiving Side Dishes of All Time

Wouldn't it be fun to play Family Feud with the topic of Thanksgiving side dishes? If you haven't seen this American TV game show, two sets of extended family members square off against each other to try to predict what the most common responses are for a particular topic. I'm guessing the number-one response for Thanksgiving side dishes would be mashed potatoes or stuffing, but after that, who knows? ...more
I'm not a jello fan, but my family always has some kind of fancy jello (someone else brings it!) more

Top 10 Thanksgiving Side Dishes of All Time

Wouldn't it be fun to play Family Feud with the topic of Thanksgiving side dishes? If you haven't seen this American TV game show, two sets of extended family members square off against each other to try to predict what the most common responses are for a particular topic. I'm guessing the number-one response for Thanksgiving side dishes would be mashed potatoes or stuffing, but after that, who knows? ...more
Laurend1985 No doubt about it, different regions of the country are going to have different side ... more

Your New Favorite Squash Recipe: Rosemary-Butternut Skillet Pie

There are some ingredients I'll absolutely never get tired of, and in the fall, butternut squash probably tops that list. This delicious variety of winter squash (also called butternut pumpkin in some parts of the world), is a vegetable that I learned to like from my Grandma Denny. Grandma would cut up the squash, scrape out the seeds, and roast it wrapped in foil; then we'd scrape it away from the skin and eat it with lots of butter, salt, and pepper. SO good. ...more
Sarah Wainwright Thanks Sarah!  That's just what I thought when I spotted it. more