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Guava and Cream Cheese Jelly Roll

There is a Cuban bakery in my area that makes amazing guava and cream cheese pastries. The tang of cream cheese is a great contrast for the intense, fruity sweetness of the guava. It’s especially delicious when the two flavors are combined in a crisp, buttery pastry, as they are at the bakery, but they...

Do I Need a Crepe Pan to Make Crepes?

Crepe pans are relatively flat pans that have either no sides of very short, sloping sides to them. They are lovely to look at, with their specialized design, and the packaging will rave about how much easier a crepe-specific pan will make the crepe-making process. Sometimes, cooks even feel intimidated by the idea of making...

Perfect Easter Roasted Leg of Lamb

22 hours agoFood & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

An elegant meal, the perfect Easter roasted leg of lamb is a show stopping choice for this holiday. It's a seasonal item that has a melt in your mouth taste, and isn't always familiar to cook.

A Delicious List of Hot Cross Buns Recipes

22 hours agoFood & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

Hot cross buns are a classic English confection. Made from a light, airy dough, they are studded with dried fruit and topped with a sugar glaze and X, or cross of icing.

Maple Bacon Scones

22 hours agoFood & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

Easter means brunch! We always try to have a collection of tasty Easter themed dishes that will fill your brunch table with taste. Starting with these luscious Maple Bacon Scones.

Effortless Fish Taco Bowls

22 hours agoFood & Drink / Cooking : Foodista

Fish taco bowls and a quick and easy dinner for any night of the week. Spiced cod is served on a bed of cilantro lime rice with lettuce, vegetables, salsa and avocado.  You can change up the fixings based on what you have available in your pantry.

Mouthwatering Blackened Fish Sandwiches

Whether you observe Lent or not, this mouthwatering blackened fish sandwich should be on everyone's dinner table this Friday.  Not only is this sandwich delicious but it comes together in a flash.

Winter Clementine Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Clementines are abundant during the winter and a batch of homemade cupcakes is the perfect way to use this seasonal fruit.

Amazing Chocolate Babka from Stir Market

Chocolate babka is one of life's greatest pleasures.  Buttery layers of bread woven with a ribbon of chocolate is heaven in each bite.  This version comes from Stir Market, an artisan bakery and restaurant in Los Angeles.

The Most Colorful Easter Bunny Bait

If your kids love leaving a plate of cookies out for Santa, then convincing them to make a treat for the Easter bunny will be a piece of cake.

Kids Reading with Kindles

I am a reader.  Let me rephrase that – I am an avid reader.   I read 52 books last year,which added up to almost 19,000 pages.  I LOVE to read. I am a reader because I grew up in a house of readers – my parents were both English professors, and our house was lined with books. Show More Summary

Giveaway: SEEDS OF CHANGE® Grant Program Gift Pack

Seeds of Change® Seeds of Change® was founded in 1989 by passionate gardeners with a vision to make organically grown seeds available to gardeners and farmers, while preserving countless heirloom seed varieties in danger of being lost to the "advances" of modern industrial agriculture. Show More Summary

Giveaway: Forma Backpack by Skip Hop

The Ultimate Hands-free Diaper Bag! Introducing the newest member of the Forma collection–the Forma Backpack. With the same lightweight fabric and stylish quilted detailing, this backpack offers the convenience of hands-free parenting...Show More Summary

Trader Joe’s Classic Colomba di Pasqua, reviewed

Every holiday has its own food traditions associated with it. Sometimes, these food traditions might be unique to your own family. Other times, these traditions are enjoyed by a much larger group of people. For instance, many people bake up batches of Hot Cross Buns around Easter. If you’re in Italy, however, you might be...

Bacon and Chive Deviled Eggs

I’ve always enjoyed deviled eggs, but I find that I’ve been eating them a lot more often than I used to. This is because deviled eggs – though never really out of “style” – are going through a bit of a renaissance and I’ve been seeing them on more and more menus over the last...

Baking Bites for Craftsy: An Easy Oven-Baked Fritatta

As the weather warms up for spring, I tend to do a lot more brunch entertaining. Egg dishes are always a good choice for brunch, whether you’re talking about a simple plate of scrambled eggs or a quiche. One of my favorite brunch egg dishes is an Oven Baked Fritatta and I’m sharing my recipe...

Bites from other Blogs

Easter is a great holiday decorating baked goods because it is so colorful. Frosting and a Smile baked up some Easter Egg Éclairs that will dress up any Easter basket this holiday. The eclaires are made with a traditional choux paste that is piped into oblong egg shapes. The puffs are baked and filled with...

How to Make Spring Asparagus Risotto

Asparagus risotto is a delightful spring dish that everyone should learn to make.  Rice is cooked slowly in chicken broth (and sometimes white wine) and stirred frequently to release its natural starch.

Chocolate Cheesecake Easter Eggs

Chocolate cheesecake Easter eggs are a fun way to reinvent the standard chocolate egg.  The hollow egg is filled with a no-bake lemon cheesecake and topped with lemon curd.  You can eat the whole thing bite by bite or enjoy the cheesecake first before diving into the chocolate egg.

Cochon 555 Returns to Los Angeles

On March 29, 2015 Cochon 555 returns to Los Angeles, a culinary celebration centered around heritage pork.  Cochon 555 is a nationwide tour that challenges five chefs to prepare at least 5 dishes using all parts of the pig.

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