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  • Berry crumble parfait
    Berry crumble parfait made simple with Entenmann’s Little Bites
    For some families, holidays are celebrated with a delicious brunch. While the special occasion may bring out the lenient side of parents, children can’t over indulge to the extreme. For example, Easter can be filled with many chocolate...
  • Vanilla cupcakes with buttercream frosting
    Simple baking: Light and fluffy vanilla cupcakes with buttercream frosting
    These vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting prove that simple can be delicious. The combination of cake flour and all-purpose flour makes the cupcake extra light and fluffy. Milk adds moisture, and the use of vanilla bean paste gives...
  • local lemon drop martini ingredients
    A Utah lemon drop martini
    I met up with Amy Rasmussen, owner of Blue Cattle Truck to learn more about her newest product, Mexican vanilla bean paste, and she mentioned that it’s a product that bartenders are enjoying using because of both the flavor and the visible...
  • Melissa’s Produce’s DYPs™: The Perfect Everyday Potato Cookbook + recipe
    Melissa’s Produce’s DYPs™: The Perfect Everyday Potato Cookbook + recipe
    Sharon Hernandez co-founder of Melissa’s Produce and Chef Ida Rodriguez presented recipes from DYPs™: The Perfect Everyday Potato Cookbook in their test kitchen at Melissa’s Produce headquarters.Potato fun facts:Potatoes were...
  • Ambrosia
    How to make ambrosia salad like Grandma used to make
    As you plan your Easter dinner menu, your thoughts will probably drift back to Easter dinners of your childhood. Your mother and grandmother would fill the table full of delicious sides and colorful salads to perfectly complement the Easter ham....
  • Indoor grilling tips
    Indoor grilling satisfies any time of year
    With the unreliable Chicago weather, outdoor grilling can be unpredictable. Still, the outdoor elements shouldn’t deter the home chef from grilling. Combining good technique and great tools, the home chef can enjoy grilled foods every month...
  • Shamrock Shakes
    St. Patrick's Day Lucky Shamrock Shake recipe
    It's almost St. Patrick's day and the luck of the Irish is upon us again! So what better way to celebrate than a delectable recipe idea that will have your loved ones leaving room for dessert - with Lucky Charms on top. Consumer Savings...
  •  Amazing secrets:  Coconut milk
    Hidden treasure: An amazing secret about coconut milk
    Many have heard about Starbucks offering coconut milk as a non-dairy alternative, but who knew that it could also be good for the hair! Jane Lorraine, natural hair enthusiast, gets all the credit for sharing this hidden treasure (recipe)! Jane...
  • Lucky Charms Cupcakes
    Enjoy a family friendly St. Patrick's Day with cupcakes from Betty Crocker
    While many Americans will be celebrating the luck of the Irish by drinking green beer and eating corned beef and cabbage, those looking for a more family friendly way to celebrate next week's holiday will enjoy the following cupcake recipe...
  • Stewed Italian tomatoes with sausage
    Recipe: Stewed Italian tomatoes with sausage
    Besides the fact that they taste good, there are several reasons to eat tomato based sauces. Tomatoes are full of beneficial vitamins and nutrients. They contain a healthful dose of vitamin C and iron. Lycopene (an antioxidant that may reduce the...
  • Guinness Brownies
    St. Patrick's Day recipe: Rich and fudgy Guinness brownies
    The malt in the Guinness stout enhances the chocolate flavor of this St. Patrick’s Day version of the classic brownie. If you’re not a beer fan, have no fear. While the Guinness makes a big difference in the texture and richness of the...
  • Irish soda bread muffins
    St. Patrick's Day recipe: Irish soda bread muffins
    This recipe is a nod to traditional Irish soda bread but in convenient muffin size. While soda bread is typically made in loaf form, muffins make portion control easy. There's no need for slicing, so they stay fresh longer. And they're...
  • American lamb with mint chimichurri for Easter or Passover
    American lamb with mint chimichurri for Easter or Passover
    With snow falling outside today it is hard to believe that spring is only a couple weeks away. Spring is when daffodils and tulips poke their colorful blooms above the soil brightening winter’s grey. It is also a time when we start thinking...
  • Green beer
    Green beer is simply spectacular for celebrating St. Patrick's Day
    St. Patrick's Day is all about the green-green clothing, green accessories, and of course, green beer. I truly think green beer is the single most popular way to celebrate the holiday. It is also one of the easiest to make and partake in....
  • Bacon Spezi
    COPY CAT RECIPE: TOMATO’S BACON SPEZIE
    I haven’t blogged about anything in a while, so I decided to steal a recipe from a friend of mine. Please visit her blog Hipster Housewife Goes Hard! I am just copy and pasting the whole thing, cause that’s how I roll! I will post my...