10 Ways to Eat Watermelon

Watermelon is an iconic summer treat, fresh and juicy and perfect when icy cold on a hot summer day. We enjoy ours at picnics, with dinner in the evening, as a snack and any other time we can possibly imagine or use as an excuse for this juicy snack. While eating watermelon raw is about [...]


15 Fun Ways to Eat Fresh Summer Corn

We love to enjoy fresh corn on the cob in the summer. It’s so sweet and delicious. Although we usually just eat corn on the cob with butter, I’ve been looking for some more recipes to change it up a bit. Last week I tried this oven roasted corn on the cob with basil lime [...]


10 New Uses for Your Grill

Grilling isn’t just for burgers and steaks anymore – the intense, direct heat of an outdoor grill is wonderful for cooking all sorts of foods, from breakfast (grilled banana bread!) to appies (stuffed jalapeno poppers!) to dessert (grilled pound cake with grilled strawberries!), without heating up your house. If you’re looking for a great way [...]


Watermelon-Pom Ice Pops: Refreshing and Delicious

Pomegranate used to be such a rarity (here in the US anyway), that I can remember having it at a tasting of “exotic foods” in kindergarten (along with kiwi and kumquats). While it hasn’t reached red delicious apple levels of availability yet, you can probably find pomegranate and pomegranate juice at at least one of [...]


Better Than Starbucks: The Perfect Homemade Iced Chai Latte with a Special Twist!

Chai ice cubes and homemade vanilla simple syrup! Those, my friends, are my two secrets to whipping up a perfect better-than-Starbucks iced chai tea latte at home! I have been on a major, MAJOR, make-at-home iced chai kick lately which is why I am preaching this method from the rooftops. The tea ice cubes are [...]


Burrito Night for a Meatless Monday

Meatless Monday has become more than just a passing trend. For many restaurants, families and schools – Meatless Monday has become an easy way to add some “veg” to your diet. And one way to veg up your dinnertime is by making your “Burrito Night” meatless! Burritos are a perfect vegetarian or vegan food. Veg [...]


Baked French Toast: A Love Story Part I

Oh, French toast! How I love thee baked with croissants and cream and apples and cinnamon and brown sugar caramel sauce.  Breakfast heaven and never any left overs! Get the recipe to Decadent Baked French Toast after the jump. Decadent Baked French Toast Recipe 4 croissants torn into bite size pieces 2/3 cup heavy cream [...]


How-to Veganize a Baking Mix! And Bluebird Cake.

It’s easy to veganize a store-bought baking mix – just as long as the base box ingredients are vegan to start. Don’t be scared off by the non-vegan add-in’s like eggs, milk and butter. All can be swapped out without compromising the taste and texture of your final product! Get my veganizing how-to, plus my [...]


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