The Food Lover’s Ultimate Gift Guide

The Ultimate Gift Guide for everyone who loves food!

Whether you're shopping for a budding chef or a seasoned gourmand, this guide will help you select the perfect gift! (Psssst - Don't forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post. You won't want to miss out on more than $1,000 worth of giveaway prizes!) I'm seriously so excited about this post that I can hardly contain myself! Ever since I started this blog my friends and … [Get the Recipe]

Thai Tomato Salad - 5 minutes, 5 ingredients. The perfect side dish!
30-minute-salmon-provencal-recipe-550
Wine 102: Cooking with Wine
Hungarian Chicken Paprikash
30-minute-asian-lemon-chicken-recipe-550
hot-buttered-rum-bread-pudding-560

Recently from the Blog

easy-blueberry-cranberry-sauce-550

No Fuss Blueberry- Cranberry Sauce

Blueberries add a little something special to this quick and easy cranberry sauce recipe! I really procrastinated on this one, guys. I know that in Blogland it is pretty much sacrilege to post a Thanksgiving recipe the day before Thanksgiving, but in my defense I got lazy and, uh, forgot. SO … [Keep Reading]

18 (30-Minute) Mexican Recipes!

18 Thirty-Minute Mexican Recipes

Save your sanity with these eighteen 30 Minute Mexican Recipes - perfect for weeknights, busy schedules, and lazy dinners! If you're anything like me, this time of year you find yourself with about six million things to do and simply not enough time in the day. Can you BELIEVE Thanksgiving is … [Keep Reading]

Smoky Chipotle Vegetarian Refried Beans (from scratch, with a no-soak method!)

Smoky Chipotle Vegetarian Refried Beans

Just the thing for a simple and filling side dish - Smoky Chipotle Vegetarian Refried Beans! Errmehgersh these beans are delicious. Have you ever made refried beans? They are surprisingly easy - especially when you use my no-soak method. Here's the deal: Preheat your oven to 325. Place a … [Keep Reading]

pinto-bean-soup-recipe-550

Mexican Pinto Bean Soup

Creamy and bursting with Latin flavor, this Mexican Pinto Bean Soup will please your taste buds as well as your pocketbook! I don't usually write about frugal recipes, although I rarely purchase … [Keep Reading]

tortilla-crusted-tilapia-recipe-550

Oven Baked Tortilla-Crusted Tilapia

A lighter alternative to fried fish, this oven baked tortilla-crusted tilapia is just the thing for busy weeknights and picky eaters! I have a serious case of the Mondays this morning. The husband … [Keep Reading]

View from the living room.

The House My Dad Left Me

Hallow, everyone. Today is kind of a big day for me because I finally worked up the courage to talk about something very personal here on the blog. Earlier this summer my dad passed away and I had a … [Keep Reading]

Thai Tomato Salad - 5 minutes, 5 ingredients. The perfect side dish!

Thai Tomato Salad

This quick and easy Thai Tomato Salad is the perfect complement to any Thai meal! Any of you who have been to Portland in the past few years have undoubtedly heard of the wildly popular Pok Pok … [Keep Reading]

30-minute-salmon-provencal-recipe-550

Roast Salmon Provencal

This roast Salmon Provencal comes together in just 30 minutes and is elegant enough for company! You guys. My baaaaccckkk. It hurts so bad. We've been doing a lot of heavy lifting around here … [Keep Reading]

Wine 102: Cooking with Wine

Wine 102: Cooking with Wine

(I partnered with entwine wines to bring you this series!) Alright, folks. Today is Friday and it’s time to start thinking about wine. In last month’s Wine 101 post I explained that wine “rules” … [Keep Reading]

Hungarian Chicken Paprikash

Hungarian Chicken Paprikash

This classic Hungarian Chicken Paprikash features tender braised chicken and a tangy sauce spiced with paprika. Chicken Paprikash. Sigh. Isn't it a thing of beauty? I think food is more … [Keep Reading]

30-minute-asian-lemon-chicken-recipe-550

Sticky Chinese Lemon Chicken

This easy recipe for Chinese Lemon Chicken is the perfect remedy for take-out cravings! There's not much that can ruin my healthy-eating intentions more than a sudden craving for Chinese … [Keep Reading]

hot-buttered-rum-bread-pudding-560

Hot Buttered Rum Bread Pudding

This Hot Buttered Rum Bread Pudding is a hero for using up leftover bread AND hot buttered rum batter! I am a total sucker for any recipe which helps me use up leftover bread. This is a new … [Keep Reading]