6 DIY Dressings (and a video!)

6 DIY Dressings (and a video!)

Posted by on June 2, 2022

Have you ever read the ingredient label on a bottle of salad dressing? The list can be both long and chemical-sounding (what is Propylene Glycol Alginate, anyway?) and often contains preservatives, artificial flavors and dyes. If I’m going to eat a luscious bowl of healthy veggies, I want the dressing to be luscious and healthy read more »

Your Blueprint to Building Better Burgers

Your Blueprint to Building Better Burgers

Posted by on May 26, 2022

Happy National Hamburger Day! We Americans love our burgers. According to a 2019 survey, we consume 50 BILLION burgers annually – about 156 burgers per U.S. citizen per year. That’s a lot of beef and buns! As popular as they are, burgers can be, well, a little boring. Sure, there are the standard array of read more »

Mocktails Three Ways

Mocktails Three Ways

Posted by on May 24, 2022

Mocktails are one of the biggest trends in beverages. As noted by the Washington Post, Yes, mocktails are having their moment. And while it’s hard to take faux anything seriously, this latest trend isn’t as trivial as it may sound. Sales of non-alcoholic beverages spiked 33%, to $331 million in the last year, NielsenIQ reported read more »

How to Make Your Own Bagel Board

How to Make Your Own Bagel Board

Posted by on May 19, 2022

Bagels are such beautiful things. So delightfully tender and chewy on the inside. So perfectly crackly on the outside. While I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting New York yet, someday I vow to eat my way through that city – savoring every slice of pizza, fresh bagel and authentic black-and-white cookie along the way. read more »

Beer Bread for Breakfast? Sweet!

Beer Bread for Breakfast? Sweet!

Posted by on May 17, 2022

Fresh. Golden. Buttery. Bountiful Beer Bread Mix® has been a beloved best-seller for decades, and it’s one of my family’s all-time favorites. Just add beer and butter. Bake. BOOM. That’s it! Your house will smell divine, and there’s fresh-baked bread on your table in less than an hour. It’s amazing with chili, soups, pastas, you read more »

Easy Meal Planning: Five weeknight favorites

Easy Meal Planning: Five weeknight favorites

Posted by on May 12, 2022

I’m always looking for the stars. Not the heavenly kind – the ones that show up next to product names, movie reviews and recipes online. Those ratings submitted by other people who have bought the stuff, seen the show or made the food, do more to influence me than all the slick ad copy that read more »

Bloody Mary Charcuterie

Bloody Mary Charcuterie

Posted by on May 10, 2022

Hey friends, have you heard the news? We have a new Bloody Mary Mixer, and it’s only here for a limited time! Bloody Marys are not only trendy and delicious … they are also loaded with antioxidants. And fiber if you add a few veggie garnishes! Our basic Bloody Mary recipe is remarkably simple, with read more »

Make Any Night a Fiesta!

Make Any Night a Fiesta!

Posted by on May 5, 2022

Are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo today? Even if you don’t commemorate the victory of the Mexican army over the French in 1862, it’s a great reminder that a pitcher of margaritas, a tableful of tacos and a gathering of good friends make any occasion a fiesta! Whether you are celebrating a graduation, Mom or read more »

Fiesta with Friends: Make a Mexican Board!

Fiesta with Friends: Make a Mexican Board!

Posted by on April 28, 2022

Charcuterie boards are everywhere these days. And I, for one, am totally here for it. Breakfast boards. Hot chocolate boards. Dessert boards. While they aren’t exactly true “charcuterie,” they are super delicious and super fun. Best of all, you can personalize these beautiful platters with your favorite foods. Plus, everyone can help themselves to a read more »

5 Questions to Ask BEFORE "What's for dessert?"

5 Questions to Ask BEFORE “What’s for dessert?”

Posted by on April 26, 2022

People are passionate about dessert. Helen Keller is credited with the famous quote, “Life is short and unpredictable. Eat the dessert first,” while famous humorous Erma Bombeck advised, “Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.” Dessert, it seems, is IMPORTANT. I know when I am preparing read more »