Cookbooks & Book Reviews

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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Cast Iron Skillet Blueberry Cobbler

Cast iron cookware has made a huge comeback in recent years and it’s highly likely that you have a piece hiding in your kitchen cabinet right now. It’s time to knock the dust off of it because the good people at Lodge have released a new cookbook, Cast Iron Nation, that proves cast iron isn’t just for cornbread. One look […]

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Q&A with Amanda Rettke, Author of Surprise-Inside Cakes

I remember how excited I was when I first stumbled across Amanda Rettke’s blog, I am Baker, over three years ago. I eagerly scrolled through her website with wide eyes, browsing through pages and pages of the most amazing cakes and sweet creations. I had never seen a cake with a design on the inside, and I’m not just talking […]

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On the Menu: Gameday Meal at Home

Oh Fall… The best time of the year. Cool weather, cozy food, and of course football! Those three things seem to go hand-in-hand, especially here in the south. If you’re not socializing before kickoff around a crowded tailgate, then you are probably watching the games at home with close friends and family. Either way, food is a big part of […]

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On the Menu: Easy Meal from the Pantry

It’s been one of those weeks. I’m sure you’ve had them.  Between meetings and housecleaning and family members in the hospital, I had to move grocery shopping and cooking dinner down on the priority list.  So it’s understandable why this recipe for Enchilada Casserole from the new cookbook Easy Meal Maker caught my attention. In the cookbook the recipe is […]

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On the Menu: Comfort Food

My parents, native Virginians, raised my siblings and me in Tennessee. Every summer we’d pile in the van and make the 12-hour haul to our family lakehouse in Virginia and up to my grandparents’ home on the Chesapeake Bay. It was during these trips that we would all get our fill of fresh seafood for the year. Crab still tastes […]

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On the Menu: Dine-In Date Night

My fiancé is a golf professional, which means that weekends are basically just a continuation of the standard workweek. His days off are mixed up week to week and the hours can be pretty difficult to work around. That being said, we have to get creative with our date nights. I’ve been on a constant cooking kick ever since I […]

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Easy Meal Maker Coming Soon

All of us at MyRecipes face the same dinnertime challenges that you do.  About 4:30 or 5 pm we start thinking about what in the world we’ll make for dinner!  That’s why we’re so excited about our new cookbook, Easy Meal Maker.  This book is based on the premise that most of us have some kind of main-dish ingredient in […]

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One-Dish Meals: Chili-Cheese Mac

As a new mom, I am forever looking for easy shortcut recipes. I used to skip over macaroni and cheese recipes because, for some reason, boiling and straining the pasta just drove me batty. Plus, the last thing I want in the kitchen with my pint-sized helper is a hot bowl of steaming water gushing through a strainer. So imagine […]

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Easy Recipes for Clean Eating

The concept of “clean eating” has been a bit of a buzz word in the last few years and it basically means  eating “whole, minimally processed foods made with natural ingredients that are good for your body and food for the planet” according to registered dietitian and cookbook author Michelle Dudash.  Her new book is called Clean Eating for Busy […]

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