Old Fashioned Cooking Substitution Chart


I think everyone's been there before. You're in the kitchen, in the middle of cooking the most amazing meal ever, when suddenly you realize you're out of one (or more) ingredients. Instead of running to the store or trekking all the way to a neighbor's house to borrow a cup of whatever it is you're missing, check out this substitution chart and make do the old-fashioned way! ... [ Read More ]

Eggplant Pizza Recipe

Eggplant pizza

One of my best friends is unable to eat gluten, so I'm constantly on the lookout for healthy, gluten-free food that we can both eat and enjoy. This weekend we experimented with eggplant pizza for a pizza/movie night and I have to say I was startled at how good it was! We actually overcooked one batch a little bit (which made it mushy but not inedible), but overall the taste was excellent. I mean, just look at that picture! Doesn't it look yummy? Here's our recipe so you can try it yourself: ... [ Read More ]

Edible Flowers Dos and Don’ts


Nothing brightens up a yard or table like a bunch of bright, fresh flowers. But what about your dinner table? While not every flower is edible, there are actually several that can be consumed, and many that are actually quite tasty! Of course, edible flowers are by far a new thing: the Victorians used flowers in their cooking extensively, and the trend made a firm resurgence in the 60s and 70s as well. Flowers can be scattered in salads, placed on top of cakes and desserts, used with ice ... [ Read More ]

Staying Hydrated with Infused Water

Strawberry Splash

When it comes to water, I am spoiled. I grew up out in the country, and my parents get their drinking water from one of the purest wells I've ever tasted. I never understood what people meant when they said they didn't like drinking water because of how it tasted. I mean, it's water--it's not supposed to taste like anything! And then I went to college and had to drink city water for four years, and I really realized how awful water can be. No matter how many filters I used or what brand of ... [ Read More ]

7 Seasoning Mixes to Make At Home


I clearly remember the first time that I made my own taco seasoning. I had some friends over for a fun evening of movies and I had intended to make this yummy taco dip in the crock pot. A few hours in, I slipped into the kitchen to put the crock pot ingredients together and discovered I had forgotten to purchase a taco seasoning packet. Disaster! Ok, well not really. Fortunately I remembered that my mother used to make her own taco seasoning and dug the recipe out of a cookbook she had given ... [ Read More ]

Irish Soda Bread


St. Patty's day is tomorrow, so to celebrate I thought I'd include a yummy recipe for Irish Soda Bread! I found this recipe online, but it's not only pretty easy but one of my favorite simple bread recipes. It is beyond yummy when made with stew or Welsh Rarebit!! ... [ Read More ]

The Dreaded Leftovers: Tips for Using What You Have

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You'd be amazed at how much food gets thrown away in America every day simply because people don't know how to use leftovers. One of our members recently posted a link that was all about using leftovers, and I couldn't help but think what a great topic! So, I thought today I'd pass along some of my tips to avoid throwing away food. Plan a leftover night - This is my No.1 secret to not having leftovers. When you're planning out your weekly meals, set aside one night that is just for ... [ Read More ]

White Chocolate Raspberry Muffins


 If you're looking for a special breakfast for your sweetie this Valentine's Day, then look no further than these decadently sweet white chocolate raspberry muffins! They are delicious paired with coffee and, I haven't tried it, but I bet that you could substitute the raspberries with blueberries or even strawberries and it would taste divine! ... [ Read More ]

7 Prepackaged Supermarket Foods To Make At Home


In my opinion, prepackaged foods are probably one of the most pointless things that you can possibly buy at the grocery store because most of it you can make on your own at home for half the price, with healthier ingredients and far less waste! I recently read a blog post on Attainable-Sustainable that listed out 10 foods that you shouldn't ever buy from the supermarket, and I wanted to share some of her list of ridiculous supermarket products with you and add a few of my own. ... [ Read More ]