Foodie Corner

Chilled Asian Corn Soup

Chilled Asian Corn Soup

The school bells have rung, you’ve probably packed up the summer shack, and your orienting yourself to thinking about cozy sweaters and leaf peeping. But don’t go down that road quite yet. There’s still some life left of summer, especially at the market. Fresh sweet summer corn is still available and Nancy Lowell offers just…

Dutch Peach Pie with Crumble Topping

Peach Strawberry Pie

There’s still time to cling to the last breath of summer. No one should be able to get away without at least one slice of pie. “But who wants to spend time preparing the pie dough, rolling it out and making that sucker look all pretty?” you ask. You’re absolutely right, and that’s why this…

Maw Maw’s German Chocolate Cake

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There’s a story in every delicious bite of celebratory desserts that have been passed down through the generations. Connie McLeod’s “Maw Maw’s” cake was a perfect choice for her mom’s 86th birthday. We know her Maw Maw would be proud. My mom’s birthday party pictured below would have been on a hot August day in…

Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee

Chef's Last Diet-cold-brewed coffee

Nancy Lowell of Chef’s Last Diet calls cold-brewed the “sun tea of coffee.” We love it because it’s a low-acid brew that has a mellower taste than traditional iced coffee. It’s perfect on a hot day…like tomorrow. (And you’ll have to wait until tomorrow because the process takes overnight.) No fancy equipment required, so, get…

Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecakes

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Did you know Oreo Cookies were vegan? Well, they are, and they form the base of these delicious cheesecakes that are not only “yes-vegan,” but “no-bake.” The recipe comes from the lovely food blog, Minimalist Baker.   Today, I turn 28. Of the many things I’ve learned I realize the bulk of those lessons have come…

Shrimp & Grits

Nancy Lowell Shrimp and Grits

If you intend on wearing a string bikini this weekend, you may want to hold off from making this dish until later on in the week. But since “Real Women EAT” is our motto this week, we are going to throw caution to the wind and make it anyway. (Especially because it sounds absolutely amazing,…

Almond Joy No-Bake Cookie Bars

Almond Joy Cookie Bars from Fancy Shanty

By the end of July, summer has definitely made itself known. Things have calmed down, you’re into kicking back and relaxing…and it is HOT. Homemade treats would be nice, but who wants to turn on the oven and raise the temps even more? These delicious Cookie Bars from Stacey Molter of Fancy Shanty are not…

21 Ways to Eat Safer this Summer

We call Nancy Lowell our “Chef-in-Residence,” but that’s really wishful thinking. If she were, we’d be eating A LOT better! Regardless, her tips here will at least keep us eating SAFER. Here are 21 ways to keep your food safer, and your friends and family healthy during the hot summer months. Think you’re prepared? Before…

Nectarine Cherry Crumble

In their wonderful blog, Plated Stories, Jamie Schler and Ilva Beretta discuss the delicious and very versatile fruit desserts know as Crumbles, Crisps, and Bettys.    That’s the way the cookie crumbles Cookies, I believe, are the most unforgiving of all baked goods; they are, in my humble opinion, time consuming and aggravating. I speak from…

Greek Style Chickpea and Quinoa Salad

domesticdreamboat.com summer salad

Carissa Serink of domesticdreamboat.com was kind enough to share her recipe for a splendid summer salad with us. It’s a perfect dish to serve as a lunch entree or as a side with some cold chicken or sandwiches while sitting on a blanket listening to an evening concert in the park. Carissa says: Here’s another…

Skinny Kitchen BBQ Tortilla Pizza

Skinny Kitchen BBQ Chicken Tortilla Pizza

What one food would you request if you were on a desert island? Many people we know would answer that question with a resounding, “Pizza!” (Hands are raised over here.) Luckily we’re not stranded on that island, but because pizza is classically a no-no on most diets, we would probably eat it more often if…

Fabulous Desserts For Summer Entertaining

summer desserts

Karen from Baking in a Tornado is a smart woman. She knows that you can’t have a summer BBQ, picnic, pool or beach party without a fantastic dessert, so she’s offering up a melange of mouthwatering dishes for us to choose from. Make one…make them all!   If you’re anything like me you’ve looked forward…

Super Low-Calorie Honey Mustard Broccoli Slaw

Skinny Kitchen Broccoli Slaw for Memorial Day Weekend

Summer officially begins with this weekend’s Memorial Day celebration. While it is a time to reflect and remember those who gave their lives for our great country, it is also traditionally a time for families to get together…and weather permitting…grill! Here’s a terrific slaw from Skinny Kitchen that goes well with any grilled entree. Skinny…

Easy, Healthy Lemon Chicken

easy, healthy lemon chicken

    We’re not sure whether our friend Carol Cassara is a fly by the seat of her pants kind of gal, but she did come up with this simple chicken recipe awfully speedily. It’s tasty and simple. Perfect for dinner on those days when you haven’t got much prep time…you know, those days when…

The Best Easter Desserts

Karen from Bakinginatornado.com has done it again. She’s put together a group of her scrumptious dessert recipes that would be perfect for an Easter celebration. Perfect for Easter, perfect for spring, just what the Easter Bunny ordered! Spring Fever Cookies are a colorful delight. They look just like Easter Eggs, and taste divine!    …

Black Bean Beet Brownies

Black Bean Beet Brownies

Recipe courtesy of The Vegan Pact. 2 1/2 cups black beans 1 1/2 cups pitted dates, chopped 1/2 cup beet puree 1/2 cup pureed fruit or jam 1/2 cup raw cacao powder 1/2 cup carob powder 1/2 cup brown rice flour 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips 1 tbsp pure vanilla Preheat oven to 350 degrees…

Raw Blueberry Coconut Pie

Raw Blueberry Coconut Pie

Recipe courtesy of The Vegan Pact. CRUST 2 cups raw organic almonds 1 cup chopped dates, soaked for 1 hour 1 tsp coconut oil 1/2 tsp cinnamon FILLING 5 cups organic blueberries 2 bananas 1/2 cup shredded coconut 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup Ground walnuts for topping Pulse almonds in a food processor until…