12 Ideas for Breakfast On-The-Go

Some mornings we have time to make scrambled eggs or a breakfast sandwich, but other mornings we need to grab something quick and head out the door. Set yourself up for healthy-breakfast success by stocking your shelves with items you can grab and go! Cheese slices: Reduced-fat cheese slices are good to keep on hand for breakfast sandwiches. Almonds: A […]

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All About Oats

Oats come in at least three varieties, all of which are whole-grain. There’s quick-cooking, rolled (sometimes called regular), and steel-cut. Steel-cut oaks are long-cooking, extra chewy, and are favored in Ireland and Scotland. A stocked pantry always has rolled oats on hand. Who knows when you’re going to crave some oatmeal cookies? But a well-stocked pantry has at least one […]

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Cake of the Week: Strawberries-and-Cream Sheet Cake

Spring always reminds me of sunny brunches and family gatherings. What could be better on a bright spring day than a light and fluffy cake with fresh strawberries in the batter and the frosting? Not much, in my opinion. This Strawberries-and-Cream Sheet Cake is perfect for any spring occasion or celebration!   Let’s start with the actual cake itself. When […]

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Tips for Making Homemade Pesto

Pesto is usually a sauce made with fresh basil, but it can also be made from many different herbs. Here’s how you can create your own signature version based on what’s in season or what you prefer. Make a basic mixed herb pesto. Start with 1 1/4 (tightly packed) cup of one herb. Then add 1/4 cup of a second […]

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3 Easter Desserts to Make With the Kids

Easter weekend has arrived, and if you’re anything like us, all edible Easter fun has been relegated to tomorrow afternoon. But be honest—you’ve been eying that bag of jelly beans all week. As fun as the time-worn tradition of decorating eggs is, we know the thought of munching on egg after hard-boiled egg isn’t as appealing as say… Peep after Peep. So we’re here to give you what […]

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Icebox Dinner Rolls

Let’s face it, anything with the word icebox in the name makes you think of your grandma’s kitchen and those stories about milk showing up at your door in glass containers. While some of those recipes might have fallen by the wayside, a notable few have grown more and more popular. Our favorite? The Icebox Dinner Roll. Icebox Dinner Rolls Icebox […]

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World Flavor Wednesday: Indian

This week, World Flavor Wednesday is travelling to the land of fragrant curries and kebabs. Indian cuisine is ever evolving, constantly being shaped by religious and cultural traditions, as well as regional availability of ingredients. Indian cuisine is heavily based on spices, which lend unique colors and flavors to each dish. Cumin, cardamom, chili, turmeric, coriander, fenugreek, cinnamon, saffron, ginger […]

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An Afternoon with Morgan Murphy, Author of Off the Eaten Path

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Morgan Murphy, author of Off the Eaten Path, and talking to him about his newest book, Off the Eaten Path: Second Helpings. This book is full of recipes from restaurants of every kind, all scattered across the South. From pies to salads and smoothies to comfort foods, this book has got it […]

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8 Gadgets that Will Save Time in the Kitchen

Everyone knows that sharp knives make kitchen work easier. There’s also a host of other gadgets that can shave off time spent in the kitchen, but it really depends on what you cook the most. Start with good knives, cutting boards, and measuring tools and go from there. Then take a look at investing in the following: A knife sharpener […]

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Tips for Successful Stir-Frying

Stir-frying is a good option for busy people who don’t have much time for weeknight meals. When done correctly, your food can be done cooking in as little as five minutes! The high temperature required for stir-frying sears food quickly and preserves the natural juices. Here are some tips for successful stir-frying and which ingredients to use: Vegetables: Use veggies with high […]

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