Are you a squash or pumpkin soup fiend? Pumpkin soup is one of my favorite fall treats. It's so creamy and inviting, and it warms you to your toes if you eat it while it's hot. My all-time favorite squash soup is at the restaurant Salt and Smoke, but you never know when they're going to have it because it's one of their daily side specials, so you just take a chance to see if they have it. I also don't mind some butternut squash soup from a can if it doesn't have much added: just the puree and spices for me, thanks!
This Hungry Blogger is finally well and ready to cook "real" food again! Excited at this prospect, I checked out a few cookbooks at the library yesterday and one of them is #1 New york Times bestselling author Lisa Leake's new book, 100 Days of Real Food: Fast and Fabulous.
Alright, you hungry lot. I had a great cookbook to share this week (and I'll share it later) but I ended up catching a nasty virus that has me down pretty bad! Freddy Krueger has taken up residence in my throat and it's hard to swallow, but I did come up with something quick and easy that was both nourishing and satisfying: mashed cauliflower.
If you're a traditional potato lover, I can't guarantee you'll love this book, but if you're a FOOD lover, you just might! That's because in Raghavan Iyer's Smashed, Mashed, Boiled and Baked: A Celebration of Potatoes in 75 Irresistible Recipes, you will come across ideas for potatoes that you might have never thought about in your wildest dreams. Gone are the standard mashed, boiled and baked potatoes!
Plenty of people claim to be able to bake but not "cook." Why? Because baking is more of an exact science. Normally if you calculate the right time and temperature, measure all of the ingredients right and follow the recipe, you just can't go wrong. Of course, there are some recipes that are much trickier than others, and that's what this is all about.
Father's Day is less than three weeks away! Have you started to prep your menu for Dad's big day yet, and if so, how do you do it? Is it some kind of barbecue or a fancy sit-down meal? Do you eat out or do you make everything from scratch?
Memorial Day is less than a week away and plenty of hungry bloggers are finalizing their meal prepping plans. Do you have your guest list, food prep and all of the rest of your details all set for the long weekend ahead? If you are looking for some tasty bites and beverages that won't add too much to your waistline, Hungry Girl has a wonderful list of must-haves that you need to check out. The Jazzy La La Lemonade is definitely on my to-make list.
Have you started working on your Mother's Day meal plan yet? Whether you're cooking for your own mom, the mother of your kids, your parent or yourself, you're in luck. There are so many excellent meal plans available online! All you need to do is gather the ingredients and carve out the time to prep these delicious Mother's Day meal plans.
Too many restaurants dub anything with an alfredo sauce as a “carbonara.” Even sandwich shops that pour the sauce on their sandwiches call their sandwiches carbonara creations when they’re anything but. Real pasta carbonara is pretty different from an alfredo sauce.
As a little girl, I loved having raw cucumbers as a snack. My mom usually just sliced them up and we ate them raw. We might have a little salt sprinkled on our cukes but that was pretty much it. As an adult, I’m finding out that it’s really fun to try new ways to eat cucumbers.