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Farro Salad with Herbed Hummus Dressing

[Editor's Note: I am always on the lookout for fantastic and creative grain salads—they're fantastic to take to work for lunch, and can also be the centerpiece of a satisfying, but healthy, dinner at home. I love this salad from Soup Addict, which would be exciting enough on its own, but is made even more delicious with the addition of a hummus-based dressing. I'm definitely going to make a batch of this soon! --Genie} Mediterranean Farro Salad with Hummus Dressing ...more
Why am I not eating this right now?more

A 14-Karat Feast at South Africa's Gold Restaurant

When tourists visit Africa, they often go on animal safaris in search of lions and giraffes. But on a recent winter holiday to South Africa, my daughter and I were invited to go on a “taste” safari—with gold and ostrich on the menu....more

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bites made from Master Cookie Dough

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bites  Bite. Morsel. Just enough to satisfy the appetite.These little cookies are the perfect two or three bite treat to go along with a cup of coffee or tea.  And nestled right in the middle is a chocolate covered macadamia nut. A rich, buttery cookie surrounding a little bit of chocolate covered paradise. How can you not love that?...more
this looks goodmore

Gourmet Live and BlogHer Recipe: Filets Mignons With Artichokes

Gourmet Live and BlogHer highlight local food scenes in our monthly Road Trip series, delivering the inside dish from renowned bloggers from coast to coast. This month, we're going across the country to find the top restaurants for Valentine's Day -- but if you're celebrating at home, get this lusciously romantic recipe from now. ...more

Sweet Coconut Bliss: Mounds Brownies

[Editor's Note: This recipe takes regular brownies and makes them extra special by adding just a few ingredients. Next thing you know, you have a dessert that hearkens back to a Mounds candy bar, which is one of my personal favorites! Give this a try if you know a coconut lover who needs a Valentine's smile. --Genie]...more
This looks great very rich and yummy,you eat this then afterwards say I shouldn't have had ...more

Chocolate Overload: Chocolate Cheesecake Cake

[Editor's Note: If you're ready for a true chocolate overload, this may be the perfect recipe. From start to finish, this cake takes chocolate and amps it up in spectacular fashion. Serve it up with a big glass of milk, because you're going to need something to take the edge off all that sweet, sweet flavor! --Genie]...more
I am so making this cake - weight watchers be damned, I'll starve myself for a day to eat a ...more

Best Picture Dinners: The Tree of Life

I'm going to admit it right up front: Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life is not my favorite, by far, of the nine Oscar Best Picture nominees. It's a complicated, often allegorical film, at times beautiful and poetic, at times, to my eyes, utterly weird. The movie examines the inner life of a family in Waco, Texas, and the bonds between them, whether those bonds are spiritual, tenuous, tender, or all three at the same time....more

Life is Great; Cheese Makes It Better

A few months ago, I wrote “Life is great; cheese makes it better” in one of my newsletters. Lo and behold, suddenly people are tweeting the saying and posting it on websites. Why did I write it? For a variety of reasons. ...more
@Suekey12 Thrilled to see you here. I adore posting on MLK. It's such a fun group of authors who ...more

Butternut Squash Enchiladas from Vintage Mixer

Any recipe with the word "enchiladas" in the title sounds good to me, so of course I was excited when I spotted these Butternut Squash Enchiladas from Vintage Mixer. The enchiladas are filled with cooked squash, corn, and two types of cheese and then baked in a flavorful Salsa Verde sauce. Sounds to me like a perfect main dish for Meatless Monday!...more
This looks fantastic!  I love to have a bunch of meatless Monday options under my belt.  Here's ...more

Nutrition Week 6: Smart Snacking

Welcome to Week Six of BlogHer's Inspiration to Fitness! 8 Weeks & 8 Life-Changing Ways to Upgrade Your Diet Julie and I are thrilled to be blogging every week to challenge you to make a positive change to your eating. If you missed the previous weeks, you can still catch up and follow along at your own pace. Just review our earlier posts and you can incorporate week one’s goal into your diet starting today. ...more
@Denise Those are really good too!more