Savvy Eats

Julie is the writer behind Savvy Eats, where she uses her food science and engineering background to outline weekly menus and experiments about the best ways to store food. She also writes about her favorite recipes, her vegetable garden and how to appreciate the little things in life. Julie is an administrator for the community website. 

Brain Food 101: How to Make Caramelized Onions

Caramelized onions are one of my favorite ingredients to use, and I try to keep a container in the refrigerator or freezer at all times. ...more

Chicken Tinga Taquitos with Avocado Cream for #SundaySupper

The summer after freshman year of college, Dan and I both spent the summer in Madison, working in research labs. Work-wise, it wasn’t the best experience – my advisor would disappear for days at a time, and it was over a month before I actually received any training for what I was hired to do. But in all other aspects, it was one of my favorite summers: we spent our evenings and weekends riding our bikes around Madison, attending various festivals and events and watching movies at one of our sublets (usually mine ....more

Smoky Sweet Chicken Rub

I’ve written a few times about my quest to find the perfect roast chicken recipe. I know how to cook a whole chicken without drying it out, sure (leave the skin on, cook it to 165F, not 175F – still perfectly safe, but not overcooked – and let it rest before carving). But I couldn’t find a way to make it truly flavorful ....more

Savvy Cookbooks: Urban Pantry (+ Cherry Vanilla Syrup)

Since April is all about pantry staples on Savvy Eats, it seems only appropriate that I review the book that got me started on stocking my own pantry with DIY ingredients: Urban Pantry by Amy Pennington. This is the book that taught me how to cook dried beans and make my own chicken stock. It got me started on my first gardening efforts, and inspired me to start canning ....more

Organizing Your Kitchen with Vintage Finds

Hey friends! I’m guest posting over at Tidy Mom today – head on over to learn how I keep my kitchen and dining area organized using some of my favorite vintage finds (hint: those spoons are now apron hangers)! Check it out now! ...more

Five (More) Blogger Recipes From My To-Make List

You guys! It is finally starting to feel like spring again! We spent the day yesterday setting up for starting our vegetable seeds, finishing up a project for the office, and realizing just how many yard-related projects we want to do now that the weather is warming up ....more

Strawberry Jam Whipped Cream

Strawberry jam whipped cream is simple to make, and tastes just like strawberry ice cream!...more

April: Pantry Staples

Welcome to April! As you may have gathered from Instagram, Dan and I just returned from a weeklong vacation, our first trip that was just for the two of us, and not to visit family or friends, since our honeymoon nearly four years ago. We spent a week on the beach in Jamaica, reading, swimming, snorkeling, and reading some more ....more

54 Ways to Have Breakfast For Dinner

As Breakfast for Dinner month comes to a close, let’s talk about 54 – FIFTY FOUR – ways I’ve found to eat breakfast, at any time of the day: Bacon and angel hair pasta from The Frugal Foodie Mama Breakfast bibimbap...more

Sage Waffle Breakfast Sandwiches

I seem to have developed a bit of a waffle problem. ...more