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Back-to-School: Time to Make the Lunches (oh. yay.)

Last week, a friend who lives in Georgia posted to Facebook that school had started back up in her town. Kids were putting on new backpacks, carefully pressed dresses, and clean shirts to climb on the bus and return to the classroom. Homework, recess, and math drills had replaced days at the beach, swim lessons, and s’more making in the backyard. In the Northeast, where I live, school doesn’t start until September, but my friend’s comment had my heart pounding and my fingers clicking over to our online family calendar. How many days did my kids have until school started? ...more
Mel_AWideLine Hey Melissa! I hope those picky kids change their tune this new school year!more

Beat-the-Heat Dinner: Chilled Soba Noodles & Creamy Peanut Sauce

Creamy-Amazing Peanut Soba Noodles in 20 Minutes from Happy Healthy Life I remember the first time I tried soba more than 20 years ago at an outdoor restaurant in San Diego, and I fell in love with these flavorful Japanese noodles. ...more
I'm going to try that tonight for dinner.more

Thai Coconut Chicken Kabobs with Curry Coconut Sauce

If you're looking for a new twist on plain, boring chicken breast, you've come to the right place. These chicken kabobs are jam-packed with flavor. A total one-two punch, right to the tastebuds.  Also, everyone knows that food on a stick just tastes better, so you really can't go wrong with this recipe. ...more

These Tri-Color Fruit Popsicles Are Naturally Gorgeous

Multi-color popsicles have been around for ages. I remember the ice cream truck with its music box-like song rounding the neighborhood corner. But I'm giving those old popsicles a new, more natural makeover. ...more
These look delicious! The colors would be perfect for the 4th of July. It would be fun to use ...more

Dianne Jacob Explains How to Make Money From Your Food Blogging

Dianne Jacob is the author of WILL WRITE FOR FOOD: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Reviews, Memoir, and More. The first edition won the Cordon D’Or International award for Best Literary Food Reference Book in 2005. The second edition won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award in 2010 for best book in the USA in its category. The third edition came out July 15, 2015, and featured a new chapter on one of my favorite subjects: making money. ...more
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So Hot Out You Just Can't Cook? Make This Mexican Chopped Salad

It's August, the month when temperatures soar and nothing sounds better than a cold salad for dinner. I especially love salads that have interesting ingredient combinations, like this Mexican Chopped Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Greek Yogurt Avocado Dressing from Jeanette's Healthy Living. Tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados, black beans, jicama, and cojita cheese. Yes, yes, yes. And just in case that didn't sound good enough already, Jeanette came up with a healthful and delicious-sounding Greek yogurt and avocado dressing to top it off. ...more
Looks so fresh Kalyn!  :)more

No-Churn Oreo Mint Brownie Batter Ice Cream

How do you feel about food trends? Some I can get behind; some not so much. Chia seeds and quinoa everything? Not so much. One-pot meals and no-churn ice cream? Heck, yes! ...more
Sounds delicious and looks delicious! : ) Thanks for sharing!more

Stop Guilting People About Snacks and Their Bodies

A few days ago, my boss purchased a fun little candy dispenser from Costco. We've been trying to make our office more welcoming for teachers to come work. So when she came across this awesome little candy machine, she went for it. We filled it to the brim with Peanut M&M's and mini Hershey bars and placed it by our door. ...more
SherylRose I'm so glad you enjoyed the post and thank you so much for your comment!  I think ...more

How Choose, Store, Chop, and Cook Onions

Onions are a kitchen staple in the kitchen: Whether minced, diced, or sliced, they appear in almost every dish we cook. You can prepare them in all sorts of ways, and you can find them in almost every cuisine. Onions hold up well. They are often the first item on an ingredient list when starting to cook a recipe, and they're one of the vegetables that takes the most time to cook. ...more

The Coolest Lentil Salad for a Hot Summer Day

Have you ever given much thought to lentils? These tiny but tasty legumes are one of the earliest cultivated crops used by man, and lentils (also called pulses) are used extensively in vegetarian recipes all over the world. ...more