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The Best Desserts in NYC for $3 and Under

In a city where a single cupcake can set you back five dollars, it's more important than ever to remember a basic point: Dessert doesn't have to be expensive to be good.

The Secrets to Making the Best Shrimp Cocktail

I'm not embarrassed to admit that shrimp cocktail is one of my favorite foods, a totaly guilty pleasure. It may be simple, but there are still ways to make sure it tastes the very best it can, with plump, juicy, and flavorful shrimp dipped in none other than horseradish-spiked ketchup. Here's what you need to know.

12 Delicious Milkshake Recipes to Bring out Your Inner Kid

For lots of us, milkshakes aren't just delicious—they appeal to our sense of nostalgia, too. They conjure up the days of soda jerks and drugstore fountains, or, for those of us too young to remember things like that, just remind us of the little joys of childhood. Show More Summary

Cheap and Plentiful From The Farmer's Market

16 hours agoFood & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

Working with a food budget can be quite a challenge. Every cook knows that eating healthy is the most important thing we can do for our families, while being able to afford that diet can be a little bit harder to do.

Mexican Street Corn Cornbread

Elote, or Mexican grilled street corn, is one of my favorite summer foods. You start with fresh corn on the cob, grill it then top it with mayonnaise, peppers and fresh cotija cheese. It is an amazing blend of sweet, savory and spicy flavors that I will serve up any chance I can get. After...

Bites from other Blogs

Summertime puts me in the mood for cool refreshing treats, like popsicles and sorbets. Minimalist Baker came up with a Raspberry Coconut Mango Sorbet that is a sure way to beat the heat on a warm day. This tropical dessert is made with fresh mangoes and raspberries, which are blended with full fat coconut milk...

Trader Joe’s Organic Unsweetened Flake Coconut, reviewed

In the baking aisle, the most commonly found coconut is sweetened, shredded coconut. This soft, fluffy coconut is and was the gold standard for baking. But it isn’t the only coconut option out there. Trader Joe’s recently added an Organic Unsweetened Flake Coconut to their line of baking products and it’s an affordable and easy-to-find...

Buttercream Dreams: Small Cakes, Big Scoops, and Sweet Treats

There is nothing like a cupcake to perk you up on a day when you’re feeling a big down – or put an even bigger smile on your face when you’re already having a good day! Though cupcakes were certainly a trendy food in the past couple of years, these little cakes aren’t just a...

Paleo Avocado Ice Cream

Paleo avocado ice cream is the easiest way to satisfy your craving for a sweet frozen treat.  Avocados are packed with over 20 vitamins and minerals and considered a superfood.

July 29

Today is our eighth wedding anniversary. It's also the 11th birthday of this blog, the first day of our first-ever corporate tax audit, and the day that my mother officially moves to Seattle. It's a lot of Big Adult Stuff, and I have lots of feelings, including immense gratitude for our accountant. Show More Summary

Spicy Soppressata and Honey Were Born to Live Together on Pizza

I'd never tasted honey on pizza before Paulie Gee introduced me to it, but it was so darn natural that it felt like every pizzeria should have honey on the table, right next to the red pepper flakes. Honey and spicy dry-cured sausage is one of those combinations that are just meant to be. Here's how to experience it for yourself.

A Beginner's Guide to Drinking Better Green Tea

"Green tea" isn't a particular drink. It's as broad category as that white wine, and there's plenty of junk between you and the good stuff. So if you've been curious about green tea but want to know more about what you're drinking, consider this your handy guide.

How to Make Homemade Preserved Horseradish

Jarred horseradish is perfectly tasty stuff, but nothing compares to freshly grated horseradish preserved in vinegar. Here's how to make it at home.

Peach Rosemary and Brie Tartlets

Juicy peaches pair so well with the herbaceous rosemary and creamy Brie that we had to share this lovely summer recipe from My Bottomless Boyfriend. The crispy, light puff pastry makes the perfect base for t

Chia Breakfast Bowl

I know many of you are always on the lookout for quick, healthy breakfast ideas, and I have a solid for you. This chia breakfast bowl has been in high rotation here for the past couple of weeks. It's summery and bright, and if you can get on board with chia seeds in general, it's a nice way to start the day. Show More Summary

The Easiest Summer Cucumber Salad You Will Ever Make

Summer is ideal for light and refreshing salads with a crunch.  No vegetable gives quite a bite like the humble cucumber.  This simple cucumber salad will be your go-to side dish for the remainder of the season.

A Crazy-Simple Breakfast (or Brunch) Worth Waking Up For

I'm not a morning person, which tends to mean that I'm not much of a breakfast person, either—on weekdays, I'd rather laze in bed than make myself oatmeal, eggs, or even cereal. But something about skipping breakfast for so long has me a little nostalgic for the hearty seasonal breakfasts of childhood. Here's how to do it right.

How to Make No-Bake, No-Cook Fresh Strawberry Pie

It's hard to resist eating perfect summer strawberries straight from the pint container, but if you have the will to hold out, this pie will deliver their flavor in concentrated form. Because it requires no baking and no cooking, the berries retain their fresh-from-the-field flavor—exactly as they should when they're this good.

Easiest Summer Ever: Braised Long Beans With Tomatoes and Garlic

If you ask me, people don't overcook their vegetables often enough. The truth is, vegetables can sometimes be absolutely delicious when cooked until there isn't a trace of crispness left. In fact, some vegetables practically require being cooked to death—these braised long beans with tomatoes are a great example.

Easy Cheesy Chipotle Chicken

Easy cheesy chipotle chicken is a crowd pleasing meal for a family that enjoys a little spice at dinner time.  The heat from the chipotle peppers are balanced by the rich cream cheese to create a simple yet balanced cream sauce.

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