A while back, before Christmas, I bought the new Cooking Light – Cooking Through The Seasons, for two reasons. I’m trying very hard to eat seasonally because it benefits everyone in so many ways: fresher food, locally grown food, less transport, more sustainable. Not to mention, flat out tastier. I’m also trying to cook “lighter” by experimenting with substitutions, which I have little experience with.
Quick and dirty post today. I am constantly on the quest for new ways to use up yogurt and it’s so great for dipping stuff into. I like apple slices for my mid-afternoon snack and they go well with yogurt. This is a quick and easy dip (really… 30 seconds at most) and after the success of the vanilla cinnamon dip I thought I’d post
I’m tired of sweets and cookies. Unfortunately, they seem to be one of the few things that lend themselves to shooting in the few decent hours of daylight that I get this time of year. So, I threw caution to the wind and photographed my dinner concoction the other night under the kitchen table light while it was pitch black outside. Wild and crazy, I
There are three things in this world that I love: Chocolate, Caramel and Salt. Well, ok, there’s more than three things. But for the purpose of this post let’s pretend that there are only three things. And how awesome is it when you get to combine all three things you love into one thing? And how even awesom-er is it when that thing is a
Step right up folks… I’ve got a deal for you today. That’s right. Just for you! And for today only. A two for one deal. Read one recipe and get a second one absolutely FREE!!! I know. I know. You’re all reading that and thinking “that can’t be right. there’s no way. Melissa… have you lost your mind???” That’s right… I’ve gone craaaaazy! I realized
I usually go through yogurt pretty quickly around here but for some reason… over the holidays I’ve slowed down. Probably because I went through my usual holiday phase of “is that healthy? yes? no thanks!” and proceeded to eat something laced with sugar, butter or chocolate. Or all of those. So back to my January stripped down food kick. I needed to use up yogurt
New Years. My body is saying “go away chocolate.” Well… no, not really. My body would never say “go away chocolate”. I think I’m genetically predisposed to have a chocolate addiction. However, I am done with the sweets and rich treats for a little while. At least a week, anyway. Something about January makes me think of Ikea. I don’t know why. Like everything is
For the first time, I decided to bake something for this blog expressly because I wanted to photograph it, not because I wanted to eat it. I stumbled across the recipe for Pomegranate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies on the Two Peas and Their Pod site (great site if you’re a foodie, by the way) and immediately wanted to take a crack at shooting these babies.
Most people who muck about in a kitchen on a semi-regular basis have a “thing” that they’re good at making – that one item that everyone associates with them. I have two: lasagna and… raspberry coconut cheesecake bars. I have friends whose husbands ask them every Christmas if I’m bringing these bars over any time soon. For some reason, I only make them at Christmas