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Bento 101: Tips and Tricks for Bento
Here are some helpful tips and tricks for bento, including how to freeze food and safety tips.
How to spiral cut hot dogs and sausage for grilling
How to spiral cut hot dogs and sausage for grilling ~ every once in a while my husband will send me links for the blog, and it's nice because somet...
20 Ideas, Inspiration and Tips for Antipasto and Small Bites
This post is meant to inspire you, give you ideas with some tips along the way on creating antipasto platters and small bites for easy entertaining...
Basil Pesto (and Pesto Bombs for the Winter!)
Delicious Basil Pesto with toasted pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil.
2015 Vision and Plan for Rachel Cooks
In the spirit of transparency, I'm sharing all my plans for Rachel Cooks for the year 2015. Come along for the ride!
How to make Marshmallows (tips and tricks for homemade marshmallows)
Learn how to make marshmallows without corn syrup (or with corn syrup) with this step by step recipe to make perfect vanilla marshmallows every sin...
3 Easy Probiotic and Prebiotic Smoothies for a Healthy Gut
These probiotic and prebiotic smoothies have the gut health boosting bacteria your body needs, plus the prebiotic fiber to help them thrive.
7 Plant-Based Sweets and Treats for the Holidays
Some of our favorite plant-based sweets and treats for the holidays. Whether you're vegan or not, these are sure to be a hit.
Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese for Adults
Mixing pancetta, shallots, chilis and thyme with three different types of goat cheese, we've turned this kids menu item into a gourmet adult meal.
Roast Eye of Round and Latkes for Hanukkah
Saturday night marked the first night of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights that falls in December. Hanukkah commemorates the victory of a sma...
Chicken with Dried Fruit and Almonds for Passover
The Jewish festival of Passover begins next Monday at sundown. Mondays are busy nights around here so I am planning to host a Seder on the second n...
Cortland Apple, Fennel and Bleu Cheese Salad for Thanksgiving
Today’s post is sponsored by Riveridge Produce, a Michigan grower and distributor of twenty-four delicious varieties of apples. Look for Riveridge ...
Grinding Flour with Mockmill and a recipe for Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Today’s post is sponsored by Mockmill. All opinions expressed herein are entirely my own. Baking bread and pastries with whole grain, freshly mille...
Butternut Squash and Kale Quiche for Fall
There can be no doubt that fall has arrived and my weekly visit to the farmers market is tinged with bitterness as I count the weeks until the mark...
Easy Sweet and Savory Topping Ideas for Ritz Crackers
Is the best thing about RITZ Crackers their taste? Or is it their flaky texture? No, the best thing about RITZ Crackers is how they work equally we...
Radicchio and Roasted Squash Salad for Thanksgiving
Thanks to OXO for sponsoring this post with Thanksgiving recipes from the new cookbook Now & Again by Julia Turshen. Thanksgiving is a mere two wee...
Brown Sugar Barley and Belgian Ale Peach Skillet Crisp + What Does Barley DO for Beer?
Let’s say beer is a rock band. Hops are the loud front man that gets all the attention. The ingredient that everyone talks about and no one can ign...
What is Keto and is it Right For You?
Disclosure: I am not an expert on keto and have zero medical background. My recommendation when reading my lifestyle posts is always, always to do ...
Saffron Farro with Apricots and Pine Nuts for a New Year, New You
The Mediterranean Diet, consisting of higher levels of olive oil, vegetables, fruit and fish, has been becoming increasingly more popular as more a...
How to Make and Use a Port Wine Reduction for Flavor in Cooking
This post explains the steps needed to make and use a port wine reduction. Using a port reduction can add a lot of flavor to cooking. Learn how here!
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