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How to Make Your Own Ethiopian Berbere Spice Blend at Home

Berbere (pronounced bur-bur-uh) is an intriguing spice blend from Ethiopia and Eritrea that’s full of intoxicating spices like allspice berries, fenugreek seeds, ajwain, and more.

Foodista Friday Feature: White Chocolate Caramel Snowman Hands

We love our Foodista members and want to acknowledge their contribution to our site. This week we are getting into the holiday spirit with Culinary Envy's white chocolate caramel snowman hands.

Vanilla Brown Sugar Shortbread Buttons

While you can never go wrong with a batch of chocolate chip cookies, shortbread cookies always have a place in my kitchen. They’re easy to make and satisfying to eat, whether you’re snacking on them with tea or serving them up alongside ice cream for dessert. These Vanilla Brown Sugar Shortbread Buttons should be an...

The Food Lab: How to Roast the Best Potatoes of Your Life

This year, I decided to reexamine my potato-roasting method from the ground up with the idea of completely maximizing that crisp-to-creamy contrast in each chunk of potato, testing and retesting every variable, from cut size to potato type to boiling and roasting methods. Show More Summary

The Secret to Slicing Aged Cheddar

YouTube Link: The Secret to Slicing Aged Cheddar More Videos: Helen's Kitchen ChannelMandolineCut Resistant Gloves

DBO Home Tastemakers' Table

Like most photographers, I "met" Dana Brandwein and Daniel Oates through the prop stylists I've worked with along the years. As a lover of beautiful props myself, I instantly found myself drawn to their line of ceramics, DBO Home. The funny thing is that on a photoshoot, we use plates and dishes for the photos, carefully clean them and put them away. Show More Summary

Clean Comfort Food: Sweet Potato Fries with a Spicy Dip

Sweet potato fries with spicy almond dip is clean comfort food that you don't have to feel guilty about.  Sweet potatoes are rich in fiber and provide an excellent source of beta-carotene, vitamin C and potassium.

Cuisinart Convection Bread Maker Review

This Cuisinart Convection Bread Machine Review will go over both PROs and CONs of this machine. We baked a total of 8 loaves of bread for this review (and gained 5 pounds in the process). Cuisinart Convection Bread Maker Review Both my Mom and I bake a lot of bread in our respective bread machines. Show More Summary

Clean Eating: Farmer's Market Bowl

Lily Kunin from Clean Food Dirty City creates plant-based recipes that do the body good.

Olympia, WA: Artisans Waiting to Serve You Food and Beverages

Olympia, Washington State's capital, has many claims to uniqueness: It’s the water! Olympia - the center of intelligence! Where things move at a glacier pace!

20 Hearty Mushroom Recipes to Get Cozy With

Though they're good any time of year, there's something about the uniquely earthy flavor and meaty texture of mushrooms that makes us crave them most when it's chilly out. Soft and melting in a stew, or satisfyingly firm to bite into...Show More Summary

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Pizza Pot Pie

A couple of weeks ago, I saw a video from The Best Thing I Ever Ate that was making the rounds on Facebook where Marc Murphy talked about an unusual pizza pot pie he had. The pot pie included all the usual pizza toppings, but was assembled upside down in a bowl, with the dough...

Bloody Mary Popcorn

This is what happens when popcorn meets the flavors of a Bloody Mary cocktail. The magic is a simple-but-strong spice blend made from tomato, oregano, a bit of citrus, oregano, and celery. And before we get to the recipe, I know the main question I'm going to get is about sourcing tomato powder. Show More Summary

Spiced Rum Banana Bread

Though there are all kinds of delicious goodies you can make with bananas and it is hard to pick a favorite. The two that I make most often – that I could probably claim as my favorites – are banana bread and bananas foster. I’ve made all kinds of variations on banana bread over the...

Cocktails 101: How to Shake a Cocktail

Shaking is hands down the most efficient way to simultaneously chill and dilute a cocktail—assuming you do it properly, that is. A good shake will cause the ice to rattle around violently in the shaker, cooling the surrounding liquid as it breaks down and releases water into the drink.

Bites from other Blogs

Pears are in season, and that means that it is time to pull out some wonderful pear recipes. Juicy, sweet pears are one of my favorite fruits to work with, though I only get to do it a few times a year. I have quite a few pear recipes on the site, but it never...

10 Best Dinnerware Sets For Christmas Party 2016

Festival is the time to have fun. The fun gets double by having food together as well. But that takes a lot of clean up as many people will come to your house for dinner. You cannot serve them food in ordinary dishes do you need the new one. Show More Summary

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