I Tried Pioneer Woman’s Famous Pecan PieRecipes
I had high hopes because it's one of the most popular pecan pie recipes on the internet.
Oct 24, 2020
Buttery Scrambled Eggs with a Crunch: Ruth Reichl’s Matzo BreiRecipes
Any fan of the former Gourmet magazine editor Ruth Reichl knows of her kitchen staple: matzo brei. She included the recipe in Gourmet‘s cookbooks as well as in her own books. But have you tried it? The ultimate in simple comfort food, the dish was also one of the only foods her young son would eat growing up.Although the name sounds less-than-simple, matzo brei couldn’t be easier to make.
Sep 30, 2020
Beyond Lemon: 3 More Fruit Curds to TryRecipes
Summer has finally arrived and now, instead of wondering when all the fresh fruit will show up at the market, you may find yourself wondering just what to do with it all. Sure, jams and pies are great this time of year, but what about making fruit curd? Yes, you can make it with more than just lemon! Read on for some fresh fruit curd ideas. To create a fruit curd, you need little more than an acidic fruit, egg yolks, sugar, and butter.
Sep 11, 2019
12 Fun After-Dinner Coffee DrinksRecipes
When it comes to entertaining, I’m fond of the after-dinner coffee. It’s a relaxing way to keep both flavor and conversation going, stretching a party to its limit in the best way. If you’re looking for a way to branch out from plain drip with optional sugar and cream, here are 12 ideas to make this post-dinner ritual extra fun.
Sep 11, 2019
10 Important Things the Internet Taught Us About CookingPeople
The Internet has given us a different set of tools and ideas about cooking that didn’t exist before. Some of these things are a little weird (ahem, cooking salmon in the dishwasher), while others make our lives in the kitchen happier and easier as a result. So let’s take a second to appreciate where our favorite web browsers have taken us. We’re all Internet Explorers, after all.
Jun 8, 2019
Recipe Writers Tell Us How to Spot Reliable Recipes on the InternetRecipes
Websites like Pinterest make it easy to discover recipes from small, lesser-known food blogs — recipes that are potentially more interesting than those from big-name food sites, but also a little more risky. Cookbooks and magazines have recipe testers and test kitchens, but how do you judge the reliability of a recipe that comes from a new-to-you source?
Jun 5, 2019
7 Hearty Vegan Sandwiches That Don’t Mess AroundRecipes
I am decidedly pro-meat and cheese. Nothing gives me more joy than thin slices of prosciutto and creamy goat cheese. But sometimes when I’m feeling a little bogged down during the week, I like eating something that will give me energy and won’t throw me into a midday food coma. Step in: vegan sandwiches. These aren’t just any vegan sandwiches though — they are heartier than your average veggie delight. These things mean business.
May 30, 2019
Healthy Meal On the Go: East Africa-Inspired Vegetable SamosasRecipes
I’m currently on the road, where nutritious, veggie-packed meals are few and far between, and wishing I had a few of these unusual samosas from Sarah of The Yellow House. Inspired by her travels in East Africa, they are baked instead of fried, made with whole wheat flour and lots of vegetables, and taste good hot or cold. It’s an American twist on the African version of an Indian snack — intrigued?
May 30, 2019
A Visual Guide to Pasta (With Sauce Pairing Suggestions)People
Did you know that there are more than 350 shapes of Italian pasta? We kid you not. You’re likely to only find only a fraction of that number at your supermarket or specialty grocery store, but even that can be overwhelming. How does cavatelli differ from cappellini? Which sauce goes best with which pasta? Thankfully, CHOW has a visual guide to pasta to help you sort it all out.
May 30, 2019
Recipe: Orange Poppy Seed MuffinsRecipes
Citrus and poppy seeds go hand in hand, as do muffins and spring. So what better way to welcome in March than with these scrumptious orange-infused poppy seed muffins? The bright and sunny flavors are guaranteed to lift your winter spirits, even if the weather is not ready to comply.I have pretty strict requirements for the perfect muffin, and it’s taken me some time to nail my favorite down.
May 30, 2019
3-Ingredient Dessert: Cheater Banana PuddingRecipes
Classic banana pudding is comfort by the spoonful, but Nilla wafers and boxed pudding mix aren’t exactly foods you want to eat every day. That’s why I love this “cheater” banana pudding from Melissa of The Faux Martha, which is made with three simple ingredients and takes just five minutes to assemble.
May 30, 2019
10 Awesome Vegan Recipes for the Slow CookerRecipes
The first recipes that come to mind for slow cookers are usually meat heavy — lots of hearty stews and chilies. There have, however, been quite a few cookbooks that have come out recently that highlight a vegan diet for slow cookers. These recipes generally focus on wonderful beans, grains, and vegetables. Here are some ideas to get you started cooking vegan in the slow cooker. I especially love the idea of making vegan overnight oats.
May 30, 2019
10 Freezer Meal Plans from Real Home CooksRecipes
This week I showed you the freezer meal party I hosted with my mom and sisters. We spent an afternoon in the kitchen chopping, prepping, cooking, and bagging up meals for our freezers. It’s a fun and productive way to spend time with people you like, and a wonderful opportunity to stock your freezer. It’s also amazing how many meals you can put in your freezer in one afternoon, if you’re organized. My menu was just one possible way to do it.
May 30, 2019
Traditional or Experimental? The Thanksgiving Stuffing DebatePeople
Thanksgiving may be the one meal of the year where family traditions rule strongest across the country. Even the most experienced and experimental chefs can be found making recipes just like their parents and grandparents did. NPR asked their listeners and social media followers about their Thanksgiving traditions, especially around the most hotly contested dish: stuffing. Or is it dressing?
Nov 25, 2015
Restaurants Are Paying Instagram Influencers to Dine and PostPeople
You’ve probably Instagrammed a photo of your meal when eating at a restaurant, but now there are some Instagram users who are getting paid to get the perfect shot of that runny egg sandwich during Sunday brunch. The Wall Street Journal reports that many restaurants are now reaching out to “influencers” and paying them to come to the restaurant and Instagram their meals.
Nov 24, 2015
Is Homemade Vegetable Stock Worth the Trouble?People
Last week one of the editors at Food52 declared that she just doesn’t find it worth it to make vegetable stock from scratch. It’s an interesting discussion, since you do have to buy vegetables specifically to be used in the stock, in addition to using scraps that you might otherwise discard. The author does make the point that for specialty vegetable stocks, like Parmesan, corn cob, or kelp, it’s worth it to take the time to make your own.
Nov 17, 2015
Life in the Kitchen After a Cancer Diagnosis: A Conversation with Baking Blogger Lyndsay SungPeople
Lyndsay Sung ended 2014 on a high note. She had a happy family, a successful baking blog called Coco Cake Land, a large and devoted following on Instagram — where she posted photos of the whimsical, adorable cakes she baked for friends and family — and a brand-new book deal. She and her pink KitchenAid mixer were ready to take over the world, one cute cake at a time. Then, in January, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She is only 38 years old.
Sep 30, 2015
9 Blogs for Coffee LoversSkills
Is your daily dose of coffee just not enough for you? Are you looking for something a little extra? Perhaps some coffee education? Or the latest gossip in the coffee industry? Then a coffee blog just might be for you. If you’re a coffee lover, coffee geek, coffee nerd, or just someone looking for more information about coffee, here are my favorite online coffee resources. Brew a fresh batch and start reading.
Aug 31, 2015
A Mad Libs Game for Every Food Blog CommenterPeople
If you have been reading food blogs for any amount of time, you know there are certain types of comments that pop up again and again on nearly every food blog out there. We decided to have a little fun and turn these comments into a Mad Libs-style game that any food blog lover will appreciate. Recruit a fellow food blog reader to fill in the blanks and let the wackiness ensue! This is not authentic [name of food]!
Jul 30, 2015
12 Ways to Put an Egg on Your PizzaRecipes
You might normally top your pizza with extra cheese, pepperoni, or mushrooms, but have you tried topping your pizza with an egg? I’m particularly enamored of fried eggs on pizza because you get that luxurious runny yolk that mixes in with the cheese and tomato sauce. In some cases, adding an egg to pizza even allows you to pass it off as breakfast. And who doesn’t love pizza for breakfast? If you’re looking for ideas, here are 12 ways you can top your pizza with an egg. 1.
Jul 9, 2015
10 Pretty Pink Cakes That Will Bring Joy to Your LifeRecipes
It’s cold out, it’s February, and it’s only Tuesday. Let’s take a minute to look at some bright, cheery things that will bring a smile to just about anybody’s face. Enter: Pretty pink cakes! There are so many different kinds of pink going on in this cake: Actual pink cake, frosting, and then macarons with pink cream. I don’t have a birthday coming up anytime soon, so I need to find another excuse to make this elaborate thing.
Feb 24, 2015
Did You Know That You Can Make Tea Out of Rose Petals?Recipes
In the spring and summer I love to finish a meal with a tisane, tea made from fresh herbs like lemon verbena or mint. But I had no idea that rose petals can be used to make this as well! Isn’t that a romantic idea? Here’s how Erin at Yummy Supper makes hers. Erin Scott at Yummy Supper says that she gathers rose petals from her own yard, and pours hot water over them to let them steep. You can watch a lovely video of this below. What does it taste like?
May 14, 2014
Feeling Bitter? Some NSFW Valentine’s Day Ideas from S%!# Food Bloggers SayPeople
Feeling a little burned out on the food bloggers’ version of Valentine’s Day? One too many heart-shaped pepperoni, perhaps? This week we are asking experts to share their ideal Valentine’s Day menus and today the blogger behind the Tumblr and Twitter handle, S— Food Bloggers Say, gives voice to the bitter, the burned out, the ones who just don’t buy into this holiday. No candles. No roses.
Feb 13, 2014
Elissa Altman’s 5 Most Inspiring and Life-Changing Books about Food and CookingPeople
Elissa Altman is the author of the blog and the book Poor Man’s Feast, a collection of reflections and stories of her life in and out of the kitchen. She is also a longtime cookbook editor and very well versed in cookbooks and books on food. Clearly she was the perfect person to tap when we got to wondering about which books that have really changed our lives, the books that have inspired not only our cooking but how we view the world.
Jan 15, 2014
12 Things That Prove Cauliflower Is the Most Magical Food on the PlanetPeople
Oh, did you think you were about to bite into a delicious BBQ chicken wing? THINK AGAIN. Cauliflower has been rising into vegetable stardom the last couple years, and these 12 insane dishes are definitive proof that it has magical powers. What other veggie can morph into sushi rice, tater tots, and tortillas? That’s right – none of them. Prepare to be amazed. All these recipes sneakily feature cauliflower.
Nov 13, 2013
The Funniest, Craziest Food Blog of All Time: KaffekokarkokbokenPeople
Kaffekokarkoboken, which roughly translates to Coffee Boil Cookbook, is a blog dedicated to cooking food in a coffee maker. Katija Wluff created the blog a few years ago and now maintains it with the help of her photographer boyfriend Dan Sorenson. The couple live together with their three cats in Gothenburg, Sweden. It is probably, definitely, the craziest food blog I’ve ever seen.
Nov 12, 2013
7 Ways to Use Pumpkin Seeds in Fall TreatsRecipes
It’s that time of year again where the internet in inundated with pumpkin recipes – I can’t seem to escape it on Pinterest and Food Gawker. While I love cooking with pumpkin, what do you do with all the seeds? I mean, there’s only so many times you just roast them and eat them as a snack. These seven recipes take pumpkin seeds to new, glorious heights by adding them to fall desserts. In turn, these sweets take on a subtle savory quality and crunch that is totally awesome.
Nov 8, 2013
Make Poached Eggs Even More Amazing: Poach Them in White WineRecipes
As it is, a poached egg on toast is a pretty special thing. But Heidi at 101 Cookbooks has an elegant variation that sounds like the perfect quick fall dinner: eggs poached in white wine, served on a piece of avocado toast. Um, yes please. The wine is simmered with minced shallots and herbs for a flavorful, unexpected poaching liquid that can be used to make a quick sauce after the eggs are done cooking.
Nov 8, 2013
10 Annoying Things That Happen When You’re Grocery ShoppingGroceries
It happens all the time: You see that seriously awesome lookin’ kale salad online or in a magazine or wherever and you really want to make it for dinner. The only thing that stands in your way to cooking nirvana is, of course, the grocery store. Now in the grand scheme of things, the grocery store isn’t bad at all (and can be enjoyable!) but there are certain things that can just drive you crazy.
Nov 4, 2013
12 Clever Ways to Celebrate National Candy Corn DayPeople
Obviously not by accident, National Candy Corn Day is the day before Halloween. And if your office is anything like mine, you’ve been sneaking handfuls of the sickeningly sweet treats on a daily basis the last couple of weeks. The only way to celebrate such an important food holiday, of course, is by gobbling ’em all up. Some of these treats actually have candy corn in them, while a lot of them honor the candy with sugar and food dye (which is basically the same thing, right?).
Oct 30, 2013
Pretty Autumn Dessert: Pumpkin Ice Cream in Gingersnap BowlsPeople
Ice cream is the perfect dessert for busy hosts and there are so many ways to fancy up a simple scoop. Here’s a tasty, seasonal idea that would work for an autumn dinner party, or even as a Thanksgiving dessert: serve scoops of pumpkin ice cream in no-bake gingersnap cups! This recipe comes from The Merrythought, who make their pumpkin ice cream from scratch, but you could easily adapt the idea with good-quality store-bought ice cream.
Oct 29, 2013
The Best YouTube Channel for Slow Cookers: Cooking with PhyllisPeople
Step up your slow cooker game with this relatively new channel on YouTube called “Cooking with Phyllis”. Phyllis Pellman Good is the co-author of the celebrated Fix-it and Forget-it series, and is prepping for the launch of her new book with these fun, accessible videos. Most of the videos are between three and five minutes, and are super comprehensive.
Oct 21, 2013
This Cake That Looks Like Ramen Is Seriously DisturbingPeople
In all the history of cakes that look like other stuff, this cake is truly the most insane. Mhmm, that’s right, what you see pictured above is not actually ramen, but in fact a cake made to look like ramen. It’s OK if you need to cry. But wait! It gets even better – there’s a video of how to make the actual ramen cake.
Oct 18, 2013
White on Rice Couple’s Favorite Stone Soup: Kitchen Sink RamenKitchen
Yesterday we asked about your best “stone soups” — surprisingly tasty, satisfying soups that makes the most of a handful of unpromising ingredients — and we posed the same question to a few of our favorite food writers.
Oct 16, 2013
12 Foods That Reinforce Your Trust IssuesRecipes
What you see pictured above is a corn dog that has an alarming amount of vegetables inside of its fried shell. It would be one thing if you made these or already knew about the sneaky insides (they might taste good!) — but what if someone just handed you one and didn’t tell you a thing? HORROR. These are some of the worst offenders on the road to building trust.
Oct 9, 2013
Food Blog Spotlight: Pen & PalatePeople
Thanks to Instagram filters and powerful smartphone cameras, taking a great food photo doesn’t require much time or effort — which is what makes the food blog Pen & Palate so special. Instead of relying on photographs, writers Lucy Madison and Tram Nguyen use hand-drawn illustrations to accompany their recipes and stories, creating an online space that feels like a respite from the frenzy of the digital world. Both women write posts and Nguyen provides the accompanying illustrations.
Oct 9, 2013
Is This Not the Best Chicken You’ve Ever Seen? (Her Name Is Izzy-Belle.)People
Reader Pamela of the blog Sweet Peach wrote us today to share some “cute chickens” she recently photographed, and when I opened up the link, my jaw dropped. My friends, this chicken goes so far beyond cute. Here’s your dose of Friday chicken splendor. This chicken, people, is a diva, and she is named Izzy-Belle, which seems to suit her glam style.
Oct 4, 2013
5 Awesome Pinterest Boards All About ApplesPeople
When it’s too cold, and it’s still dark, Honeycrisp apples are the reason I get up in the morning. I’m sure some of you can relate. Oftentimes instead of making anything with apples (not just Honeycrisp) I get antsy and just eat it plain, but this fall I want to explore the apple’s potential. These Pinterest boards have inspired me to step up my game. 1. If you’re looking for more apple-heavy breakfasts: FOLLOW: Apples Board – Baked by Rachel.
Oct 2, 2013
How to Clean Your Kitchen, as Told by DogsPeople
The Kitchn Cure started yesterday -– 2 weeks, 10 assignments to help you get your kitchen clean and organized. If you haven’t signed up for the Cure, or are worried that it might be too hard or take too much time, have no fear –– these dogs are here to hold your hand through the process. They know what’s up. STEP 1: Admit you have a problem. Gross kitchens are The Worst –– who wants to cook in a nasty, disorganized kitchen? NOBODY. Not even cats.
Oct 1, 2013
8 Breaking Bad Desserts & Cocktails You Should Make for the FinaleRecipes
This series finale of AMC’s Breaking Bad is this Sunday – are you prepared to say goodbye? After what has arguably been the best season of the show, the series deserves to go out with a bang. Bakers and boozers alike have been inspired to cook some interesting things to celebrate. WARNING: There are a lot of blue pop rocks ahead.
Sep 27, 2013
13 Easy Microwave Mug Cakes That Are All Grown UpRecipes
When you want something for dessert that’s more than a chocolate bar or ice cream, but still easy enough to make that you can eat it ASAP, mug cakes are your friends. Most of these take less than 2 minutes to make in a microwave. Yeah, that’s right. Just because these desserts are made in a microwave, it doesn’t mean the cakes can’t be made from scratch and taste good.
Sep 23, 2013
5 Very Real, Very Sad Lunches from Sad Desk LunchPeople
The genius of the Tumblr Sad Desk Lunch is immediately obvious to anyone who has ever had a job that involved a lot of lunches eaten in front of the computer at work, mindlessly scrolling through Pinterest or food blogs while trying to ignore ringing phones and loud co-workers. It’s hard to have a happy lunch at your desk. This week we are talking to experts about their best lunches to pack for work or school.
Sep 18, 2013
What’s Really in That Delicious Cup of Tea You’re Sipping Right Now?Skills
I’m a big tea drinker and so when friends shared a post from Food Babe on what’s really in the tea that we drink, I was very interested. I took a look at the post and according to Food Babe and her sources, depending on the brand, there might be a lot of chemicals and pesticides not only in tea, but in the tea bags as well. Have you read about this? Do you pay attention to the ingredients in your tea?
Sep 9, 2013
Late Summer Treat: Chilled Milk with Chai Tea Ice CubesPeople
Where I live, fall is not in the air. The late summer heat is relentless and there will be no hot apple ciders or spiced cakes in my near future, which is why I love this idea from the blog Will Cook For Friends: chai-spiced tea cubes served in a glass of icy-cold milk. It’s a way to enjoy the warm spices of autumn in a cool, refreshing treat! The ice cubes are made of strong black tea steeped with whole spices and ginger.
Sep 6, 2013
13 Food & Drink Pinterest Users You Should FollowPeople
If we eat with our eyes before our mouth, Pinterest has only exacerbated this experience. We are able to share what we make with others, organize what aspire to do or make, and drool over beautiful photos. Whether you’re new to Pinterest or a veteran, these 13 Pinterest accounts are worth checking out –– imagine lots of decadent pies, cooking tips, and dreamy lookin’ kitchens.
Aug 28, 2013
5 Kitchen Questions for Matt Armendariz of MattbitesKitchen
We’ve been introducing you to our judges in the finalist round of Small Cool Kitchens 2013. Today, meet our final panel judge: Matt Armendariz of Mattbites! Matt writes one of my long-time favorite food blogs. He is a pro photographer, writer, and terrific cook who lives and blogs in Southern California. I’ve always loved his sense of humor and vibrant photography. When I found out that he had just finished renovating a home too, I knew he would be a great addition to our panel!
Aug 9, 2013
13 Ways To Make A Better S’more: Flavored MarshmallowsRecipes
Last week Faith shared how to throw a seriously delicious s’mores party – complete with birthday cake marshmallows with sprinkles. I’ve had flavored marshmallows before at restaurants, but in a s’more? That is so next level. The possibilities are endless — beer marshmallows! Bacon marshmallows! Get crazy with these ideas and stuff them in between that chocolate and graham cracker with pride.
Aug 6, 2013
Watermelon, Nectarine, & Fruity Stripes: 8 Fun Flavored Ice CubesSkills
Flavored ice cubes are such a great and easy way to spruce up a cold drink. This is especially true during the summer when you can use seasonal fruit — berries, stone fruit, watermelon, etc. These ice cubes would be great in a cocktail or to add some light flavoring to your water. Have you ever made interesting ice cubes before? If so, please share in the comments! TOP ROW 1 Berry Ice Cubes – Just Putzing. These are perfect for savoring the end of berry season.
Aug 2, 2013
Baking For Geeks: Learn How To Make a Cake That Looks Like JupiterPeople
Want to make the astronomy-loving person in your life very happy? Bake this spherical cake modeled after Jupiter, complete with layered insides representing the planet’s rock and ice core, layer of liquid metallic hydrogen and outer layer composed of molecular hydrogen. So cool!The concentric layers are made from the inside out. First you bake the tiny core layer, embed it into the batter for the next layer, bake and proceed.
Aug 2, 2013
What’s Up With Baking Eggs in Avocados?People
For awhile now I feel like Pinterest has been swarming with eggs baked in avocados. Some of these recipes are plain, some have bacon, others are topped with cheese or even guacamole. For the most part they all look super pretty, as Pinterest photos are ought to be, but I just don’t get the appeal. Isn’t it just a hot pile of mush? Why would you ever want a warm avocado?
Aug 1, 2013
15 Food Instagram Accounts You Should FollowPeople
Do you have an Instagram account? Of course you do. The Kitchn got one a couple months ago and its been fun playing around with what kind of content we want to share. I admire these 15 food oriented Instagram accounts for their beautiful photos, quirky comments, and being able to tell a small narrative within the confines of the app. These food Instagramers come from all over the food industry –– some are bloggers, professional photographers, authors, or chefs.
Jul 26, 2013
5 Hangover Cures That Went MainstreamPeople
Everyone has their tried-and-true hangover foods, but throughout history there have been a few cures that were so good, they were embraced by the general population, not just those nursing a headache from the night before. Smithsonian’s Food & Think blog recently shared the history of five favorite foods that got their start as hangover cures.
Jul 25, 2013
Expert Tip: You Don’t Need to Store Whole Grains in the FreezerSkills
Have you heard that whole grains and whole grain flours should be stored in the fridge or freezer? Keep them in the pantry and they’ll go rancid or be infested with weevils, right? Anyway, that’s what I tell myself every time I try to cram a bag of whole-wheat flour into my already-crowded freezer. But author and whole grains expert Maria Speck has a different opinion, one that makes storing whole grains a whole lot easier.
Jul 5, 2013
The French Market Cookbook by Clotilde DusoulierPeople
One doesn’t generally think of French cuisine as being vegetarian-friendly, yet vegetables are front and center in Clotilde Dusoulier’s French Market Cookbook. In this charming new vegetarian cookbook, the Chocolate & Zucchini author highlights seasonal, meatless dishes that anyone can love.
Jun 27, 2013
Can I Post Adaptations of Published Recipes on My Food Blog?Skills
Sent by TracyEditor: Tracy, as far as copyright goes, the photos and explanation of steps accompanying a recipe are protected under copyright law, but the list of ingredients for a recipe cannot be copyrighted, so technically you could post a rewritten recipe that uses the exact same ingredients without crediting the original source, and not be in violation of the law. You probably wouldn’t make many friends in the food-blogging world, though.
May 24, 2013
For a Gorgeous Presentation: Beet and Goat Cheese TerrinePeople
Sometimes food can be so beautiful. These beet and goat cheese “jewels” are simply made by layering those two ingredients. The trick is that the beet coloring — from both golden and red beets — seeps into the goat cheese, which is what gives the terrine that beautiful, varied shading.
May 21, 2013
Eating Vegetarian? 7 Cooking Blogs to Check Out Right NowPeople
These 7 vegetarian cooking blogs are a few of my favorites. Some are narrative, while others are more informative or educational. Taken as a group, they are pretty much all you need. 7 Inspiring Vegetarian Cooking Blogs The First Mess: Laura’s photos will be the first thing to draw you in, but it’s her unique and impeccably-tested recipes that will keep you coming back for more.
May 9, 2013
Celebrate! A Step-By-Step Rainbow Sprinkle Cake TutorialPeople
Some days you want a dessert that goes all out. Some days you want — scratch that, need — a rainbow sprinkle cake in your life. And The Cake Blog has an easy-to-follow tutorial to make it happen.How does one coat an entire cake in sprinkles? Well, you need a couple cardboard cake rounds, a generous coating of icing, and a shallow tray filled with one kilogram of rainbow sprinkles. (Add one unicorn and we’ll be living out every dream I had at age eight.
Mar 28, 2013
Healthy Desserts: A New App From Green Kitchen StoriesPeople
Looking for more feel-good recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth? Check out Healthy Desserts, the newest iPad and iPhone app from the food blog Green Kitchen Stories, which is full of gorgeous photos and recipes for an assortment of sweets, many of which are grain-free, vegan, or raw — and totally tempting.The app collects all of the dessert recipes from the blog, along a few new recipes, and will be continually updated with new desserts as they go up on the site.
Mar 26, 2013
From School Bully Target to Teen Blogger: Meet Joshua Weissman of Slim PalatePeople
Joshua Weissman isn’t your typical 17-year-old boy. A few years ago, overweight and bullied in school, he finally decided to take his health seriously, but packaged diet meals and quick fixes didn’t help. Instead, he started cooking — and in the process changed his life.Now 100 pounds lighter, Joshua has won the respect of the classmates who once teased him and even inspired some of the teenage boys around him to eat a little better.
Feb 28, 2013
A Better Way To Eat Roasted Potatoes: Cornmeal-Crusted with Rosemary & GarlicPeople
Done just right, crispy roasted potatoes are an almost-perfect side. We know potatoes pair perfectly with rosemary, but this variation takes it one step further by coating the potatoes in cornmeal and parmesan and roasting in a bed of rosemary and garlic. Don’t mind if we do!
Feb 22, 2013
Video: Make Fried Snowballs!People
No, these are not real snowballs. Instead what you see above is a traditional Bavarian delicacy called Schneeballen, which translates to “snowballs” — ball-shaped dough strands fried in clarified butter and dusted with powdered sugar. Sound delicious? We think so.
Feb 21, 2013
The Appeal of Two-Ingredient Recipes: Have You Tried One Yet?Recipes
Lately I’ve been seeing more two-ingredient recipes pop up on food blogs and websites. From chocolate mousse to chocolate chip cookies, they seem to be everywhere. And yet, I haven’t tried one yet. Have you?Last week Joanna from Cup of Jo shared a two-ingredient cookie recipe. The only two ingredients are banana and quick-cooking oats, although then you can stir in whatever mix-ins you’d like — chocolate chips, nuts, spices, whatever. (And yes, I know!
Feb 21, 2013
New Website Crush: American Food RootsPeople
New food website American Food Roots has a tagline of “Why we eat what we eat.” If you’re even remotely interested in food, we think you’re going to like this website. It’s a rich, engaging food resource that’s already becoming a wealth of information and a dynamic place for readers to share stories and videos.
Feb 14, 2013
Cookie Dough Dip: Made With a Secret Ingredient Your Party Guests Won’t Believe!People
We know what you’re thinking: a) you love cookie dough, and you always lick the spoon, but b) that doesn’t mean you care to eat a whole bowl of it! But wait, wait! Before you dismiss this post, know this: things are not as they appear. This cookie dough dip has a secret. Care to know what it is?It’s made with chickpeas!
Nov 14, 2012
A Tasty Treat: Fig and Walnut CrackersPeople
I work online for much of the day, and by mid-afternoon I usually start to feel a little fried from staring at my laptop screen, and in need of a pick-me-up. I’ve been trying to create a more structured break time, a jause if you will, with a pot of tea or cider, and a small plate of something savory. I think these crackers—made with figs, walnuts, and flaxseeds, and perhaps smeared with a little bit of goat cheese or a dollop of apple butter—are calling my name.
Nov 1, 2012
Cute (Not Scary) Halloween Snack: Cheese Crackers Shaped Like Ghosts!People
Confession: I am not the world’s #1 Halloween fan. Call me a wimp, but I just don’t do well with scary things, even if I know they’re fake. So while I applaud the ingenuity of the spooky foods showing up all over the internet right now, they also sufficiently creep me out and thus keep me out of the kitchen. But these homemade cheese crackers, courtesy of our friend Olga from Sassy Radish, are just my kind of Halloween treat: more cute than scary. Friendly ghosts!
Oct 26, 2012
Two Fall Favorites, Together: Roasted Brussels Sprouts and ApplesPeople
Brussels sprouts are back, and I couldn’t be happier. In the Fall it’s not uncommon for me to make a meal of roasted brussels sprouts, browned and crispy with a little bit of parmesan cheese. I’ve never had them with apples, although I know that’s a favorite combo for some people. This recipe from Oh My Veggies looks so simple and delicious, I think I’ll have to try it!
Oct 19, 2012