New Year, New Me: My Relationship with Food

A lot of people make New Year’s resolutions that focus on food in one form or another. The most popular version is to eat less food with the goal of losing weight. Another popular version is to eat healthier food – grilled instead of fried, salad instead of pizza, homemade instead of packaged. For me? I’m resolving […]

Is There a Secret to Opening a New Jar of LEGIT PEANUT BUTTER?

I’ve been buying the “natural” versions peanut butter from Skippy, Jif, etc. for so long to avoid HFCS, but I’d somehow missed that they contained palm oil. (I did know they had added sugar, but this did not overly concern me because we take baby steps at making healthier choices.) So I switched to Smucker’s […]

Developing, Writing, and Optimizing Recipes on Your Blog with Jennifer Perillo #TypeACon 2015

I’ve developed a few recipes with several brands that have become annual favorites around holiday time when I look at my search referral traffic, but I’d really like to learn how to do it better at Developing, Writing, and Optimizing Recipes on Your Blog with Jennifer Perillo. Jenny is a professional food writer, and she’s just […]

5 Mouthwatering Microwavable Mug Cakes Tested by ME!

You made it to Friday! You deserve a treat. If you’re like me, you may prefer for that treat to be some form of baked good. But you have none in the house, and you really don’t want to have to leave the house again or spend an hour or so baking a whole cake, […]

I Can’t Believe It IS Butter!

I had to laugh when I saw this “butter is back” post on Jezebel. This was the subject of a conversation I had with Tom the other night. It went something like this… “Honey, I’ve been thinking. I know this is going to seem like it’s from way out in left field, but I think […]

Five Ingredient Gluten-Free Cashew Butter Chocolate Cookies

For Bake Cookies Day, I’m using the ingredients sent to me by Oh Nuts to develop a holiday baking recipe. These super easy cookies are a gluten-free, peanut-free alternative to traditional peanut butter kiss cookies, and they only require about 15-20 minutes of your time TOTAL from start to finish. Cashew Butter Chocolate Cookie Recipe […]

How to Feed Your Family for Under $40 per Person per Week

Like many other people who clicked to read “Grocery Shopping Tips: How To Eat Fabulously On $40 A Week” on Huffington Post, I was disappointed in the lack of follow-through on the promise in the headline. Also, I was surprised that it was supposedly a big deal to feed a single person on that amount […]

Fudgy Almond Flour Brownies Recipe

Brownies are my favorite baked good. When my mom asked me what kind of birthday cake I wanted the Sunday after my birthday in November, I told her, “BROWNIES.” I have a favorite brownie mix that I like better than the from-scratch recipe my mom passed down to me. And now…I’m trying a new recipe. […]

Tom’s Best Ever Fried Chicken Recipe – Tame, Medium, and Fiery

My husband Tom likes to experiment when he makes dinner. Fried chicken has been one of those things that was different every time we ate it for years…. until he hit upon the best fried chicken recipe we’d ever tasted. The best part is that he makes it three ways: super fiery hot for himself, […]

Four Recipes to Make Before the Power Goes Out

We’ve got Hurricane Sandy coming up the East Coast and ready to collide with a cold front from the north, which has all the meteorologists telling us that it’s going to like that movie The Perfect Storm…but worse, because it will make landfall in a highly populated area. All of the weather and news channels […]