Knorr Four™ Recipe Contest

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HomeGoods Holiday Shopping List Sweepstakes


Believe it or not, I had about 45 minutes between the end of one holiday party and the beginning ... more

RSS: Full or Partial Feeds

As you integrate (or continue to integrate) a feed in your blog, one of the questions that arises is Should I post a full or partial feed? Today we'll explore what to consider before you make your decision. ...more

... our feeds, the partial feed will continue to dominate the most business-like ... more

Mastering the Muffin: Tips & Recipes

Timing, that's the first trick for making muffins. Muffins are made for weekend mornings, when there's time to luxuriate over breakfast with cups of hot coffee, the morning papers and best of all, muffins hot from the oven and dripping with butter and smeared with jam. ...more

provide an example of a technique that you find useful for achieving a certain ... more

Whole Grains: What's the Problem, People?

I'm old enough to remember when "brown bread" was something exotic and vaguely threatening that only the hippie family down the street was brave enough to eat. As a kid, I assumed there was only one "normal" kind of flour: white. Same thing with rice. And the only variety we got as far as grains were bowls of Cheerios, Cornflakes, or Raisin Bran. But most often, we got our grains in the form of Wonderbread, Oreos, and Poptarts. ...more

People want to be healthy, two primary components, diet and exercise. We wouldn't expect ... more

Enabling E-mail RSS with Feedburner

If you have a blog or web site, you likely have an RSS feed your readers can subscribe to via a feed reader so they know when you've updated your site with new content. Traditionally, RSS feeds are read through a feed reader or news aggregator. Lately, though, more and more people are asking for feeds via e-mail. Answering that request is easier than ever and I'll show you how. ...more

... for e-mail subscriptions?

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Blogger Changes Its FTP Rules

The announcement on the Blogger Buzz blog had the mild mannered title An Important Note to FTP Users. To the bloggers who use Blogger FTP for their blogs, the news was more of a bombshell. Some bloggers reacted like Helen Barrett from E-Portfolios for Learning in Blogger discontinuing FTP support. ...more

... failed to realize is that it wasn't "free" that at least some of us were after, it was ... more

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

Now I may be a northern soul but I swear by bacon grease too, in fact, am right this very ... more

Setting Up a Feedburner Account

RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication and it is a way of letting your readers know when you update your site with new content. Your readers can subscribe to your RSS feed, set up an account with a feed reader (e.g., Google Reader), and then, when you update your site, the feed reader shows that content in your readers' feed readers. This video explains RSS in the simplest way I've seen: ...more

FeedBurner is that when the day comes to switch hosts, platforms, URLs etc. RSS/e-mail ... more

Rutabaga. Fruit of Subterranean Darkness.

At first I was going to title this post, “Rutabaga, It’s Not a Turnip,” a quote from Andrea Cheesman’s The Garden Fresh Vegetable Cookbook.  But it didn’t quite give the rutabaga its due.  While a wonderful veggie resource, in her section on rutabagas, Andrea seemed unable to mask her lack of enthusiasm for this week’s vegetable.  Thankfully, I found the Advanced Rutabaga Studies Institute, and it wasn’t a front for a viagra site, as I’d originally feared.  (Sorry ARSI.)   The Rutabaga is related to the turnip.  To my untrained eye, purple top turnips and rutabagas are identical twins.  The word rutabaga hails from the swedish words for  “thick root.”...more

that first photo is also of purple-topped turnips, although what you COOKED does look like a ... more