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    9 Great African American Cookbooks

    I’m going to be cooking from these 9 African American cookbooks all summer long ~ choose one or two to add to your collection and join me as I explore the…

  • Healthy Popsicle Recipes to Make with Kids!

    Healthy Popsicle Recipes to Make with Kids ~ it’s going to be a long summer, guys, and we’re all going to need a few tasty tricks up our sleeves to keep…

  • Red Quinoa and Black Bean Veggie Burger on a wooden board

    The Simple Secret to Better Burgers

    What’s the secret to better grilling this summer?  Homemade condiments, of course. From the holy trinity of ketchup, mustard, and relish, to mayo, pickled onions, hot sauce, and more!…

  • a slice of blueberry lemon layer cake with fork

    The Spring-iest Spring Dessert Recipes!

    The days are getting longer and warmer, and our treats are getting lighter and springier! Make one of these pretty dessert recipes the centerpiece of your next spring fling.…

  • strawberry, lime and coconut Cinco de Mayo Popsicles

    A Perfect Cinco de Mayo Menu

    Cinco de Mayo is around the corner ~ and it’s the perfect excuse to dine al fresco. Need some recipe inspiration?  I’ve got a Mexican themed menu to get your creative…

  • Easy pita bread recipe

    Easy Bread Recipes for beginning bakers

    You don’t need a culinary degree to whip up a great homemade bread, you just need the desire (check) the time (check) and a few good recipes (triple check!) I’m a lazy…

  • oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

    Best Cookie Recipes for Care Packages

    My Best Cookie Recipes for Care Packages, whether you’re sharing a plate with a neighbor, or shipping some comfort to a loved one across a continent ~ plus tips for contactless delivery!…

  • Ham and Swiss pasta roll up

    How We’re Using Up Our Leftover Ham

    Leftover ham is one of the perks of so many holidays, and if you’re lucky enough to have some leftover Easter ham, these recipes will help you make use of every…

  • The Best Easter Side Dishes to Serve with Ham

    The Best Easter Side Dishes to Serve with Ham ~ every Easter table needs some delicious sides to stand up to that main course ham. Here are some great side dish…

  • variety of flours in jars and bags

    Flour Alternatives and Flourless Baking Recipes

    Flour alternatives and flourless baking ~ when white flour is scarce, experiment with whole grain and nut flours, or bake flour free!  Do you have half-empty bags of various types of…

  • virtual cocktail party drinks

    How to Host a Virtual Happy Hour!

    How to Host a Virtual Happy Hour ~ just because we’re on house arrest these days doesn’t mean we can’t hang out with friends…virtual cocktail parties are all the rage right…

  • boiling maple syrup for maple marshmallows

    10 Great Reasons to Stock Up on Maple Syrup!

    It’s maple season! Across the country maple producers and backyard tappers are gathering their sap.  The flowing sap is one of the first signs that spring is on the way ~…

  • falafel salad bowl

    Around the World in 8 Dinner Bowls!

    We’re all global citizens, that’s pretty clear, but has your menu plan kept pace?  Every culture has their special take on a satisfying meal in a bowl, so today I’m diversifying…

  • Creamsicle Cake

    My Best Baking Tips for Layer Cakes

    Don’t you love layer cakes?  There’s something about a soft moist cake combined with a thick creamy frosting that brings back sweet childhood memories. And even as we’re all cutting back…

  • slice and bake peanut butter chocolate chip shortbread cookies

    5 Creamy, Dreamy Peanut Butter Desserts!

    Peanut butter is one of those flavors some of us can’t get enough of.  And it happens to have just the right texture and flavor to enhance so many recipes. Here…

  • A healthy multi grain raisin walnut bran muffin

    The Ultimate High Fiber Menu Plan

    When was the last time you thought about fiber?  ~ It’s not as sexy as adaptogens, probiotics, or collagens, to be sure. But fiber is essential for health and chances are…

  • chopped milk chocolate

    5 Classic Chocolate Dessert Recipes

    5 Classic Chocolate Dessert Recipes You Can Make from Pantry Staples, plus tips on how to choose the right chocolate for each one.  These are the best of the best, get…

  • a bowl of Steak Pad Thai Salad with chopsticks

    6 Easy Thai Recipes You Can Make at Home

    6 Easy Thai Recipes You Can Make at Home ~ all you need is a passion for Thai food and an easily stocked pantry. Grab a few fresh ingredients and you’re…

  • butter lettuce

    Is Your Salad Safe? A Guide to Leafy Greens

    Is Your Salad Safe? My Guide to Leafy Greens will help you sort out the facts from the myths about what might be lurking in your salad bowl (E coli, salmonella,…

  • Instant Pot Lobster Risotto with browned butter

    Romantic Dinner Recipes: Seafood!

    Five of my best romantic dinner recipes ~ these casually elegant seafood recipes are a smart choice for a cozy dinner for two, a special date night in, or a Valentine’s…

  • small batch craft chocolates

    The Best Craft Chocolate in America

    The Best Craft Chocolate in America ~ these bean to bar chocolatiers are flourishing in cities all over the US using ethically sourced, single origin, organic cacao to make the most…

  • 5 Vibrant Tangerine Recipes

    5 Vibrant Tangerine Recipes to celebrate the juiciest of all the citrus!  Load up on these healthy fruits when you see them piled high at the supermarket because I’ve got enough…

  • heart healthy salmon

    10 Heart Healthy Recipes to Help Lower Cholesterol

    10 Hearth Healthy Recipes to Help Lower Cholesterol ~ that means lowering the bad stuff (LDL,) raising the good stuff (HDL,) or both.  The good news?  These are all foods you’ll…

  • A slice of lemon cake with lemon poppy seed buttercream on a small plate with fork

    My Favorite Lemon Dessert Recipes

    My Favorite Lemon Dessert Recipes ~ winter is high citrus season, and there are few things I love more than a good lemon dessert. Sweet, tangy, and delicious, these are my…

  • Fish with blood oranges and thyme cooked en papillote

    What to Cook in January

    What to Cook in January ~ I don’t care if you’re looking to stick to your resolutions, or just get through the cold days ahead, I’ve got you covered with delicious…

  • A stack of glazed Buttermilk Lemon Bread slices

    My Favorite Recipes of 2019

    My Favorite Recipes from 2019 ~ from quick bread to gazpacho, these recipes represent those stand-out dishes I know I’ll return to for many years to come. I hope you’ll give…

  • green goddess soup for weight loss

    My Favorite Weight Loss Soup Recipes!

    Soup has always been my secret weapon when I want to shed a few pounds. I simply substitute a healthy soup for dinner and eat sensibly for the rest of the…