For the Grilling Weekend: Jalapeño Cheddar Stuffed Burgers and More

Are you ready for the weekend? We are so ready, you guys have no idea. Well at least until you’ve read this post ....more

Green Goddess Basil Hummus

Here’s a few reasons why you should make this basil hummus recipe. First, it’s the perfect Summer inspired recipe for hummus because basil is plentiful. Second, the fragrant flavors of basil add so much bright and delicious flavor to your everyday hummus ....more

Diane’s Vietnamese Fried Chicken

When my 5 younger siblings and I were growing up, we were addicted to American food in the craziest of ways. Mom and Dad always had their garden fresh soups, healthy fish and vegetable dishes. But we wanted to eat what the Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles ate, which was pizza and more pizza ....more

When Friends Meet, Learn & Eat at Food Blog Forum, Asheville, NC

Once a year it’s like a reunion of old friends and a gathering of new. We’ve come to realize it’s more than just a gathering of food bloggers for a conference. Sure, Food Blog Forum is an annual conference where food bloggers gather from far and wide to learn, encourage and eat together ....more

Stovetop Fresh Corn and Cheese Dip

In 1996 when we first started cooking together many of our meals were vegetarian based. Diane was a vegetarian and Todd worked in a vegetarian restaurant, so it was totally natural for our daily menu to have a variety of vegetable dishes. Besides, we were young kids starting out our new lives together and we had a budget ....more

Crunchy, Sweet, and Tangy Bread and Butter Pickles

I love bread and butter pickles. That sweet tangy crunch layered into burgers, diced in tunafish sandwiches, or just grabbed straight out of the jar and snacked on. As a kid it was the only pickled thing I really liked ....more

How to Roast Beets in the Oven

Roasting beets in the oven are so much easier than you think. It only takes some time and a little patience to learn how to roast beets in the oven. Within about one hour you’ll have tender roasted beets for all your favorite beet recipes ....more

Sticky Fig-Blueberry Crisp with Goat Cheese Whipped Cream

Sometimes our favorite recipes are inspired from using up leftover ingredients. When expectation is lowest is also when some recipes become a delicious surprise and we’re thrilled that it was way better than expected. This sticky fig and blueberry crisp is one of those recipes that is going to be a repeating Summer treat....more

Bacon-Lovers Fried Rice

Love bacon? If so, this bacon fried rice recipe will be perfect to satisfy your bacon cravings. ...more

Baked Figs with Bacon, Cheese, Pecans on Grilled Bread

We scored big time this year guys! For once, we’re actually home for more than a week at a time during Summer. Because we’re not traveling as much, we’re able to hang out in the garden and beat all the garden critters to the figs ....more