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8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web, found our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>Mother's Day is this weekend, which means it's time for you to pull out all the stops. Invite mom over, mix a refreshing cocktail, arrange some …

Dinner Tonight: Chicken Fingers + Slap Fries

Sometimes, all you need is finger food. It's as simple and as uncomplicated as that. Forks, knives, and spoons are for more serious meals, more serious times, and tonight just isn't one of those nights. It's time to embrace the inner child, to save the veggies for tomorrow, and to keep that …

garlicky party bread with cheese and herbs

My mother’s standard party donation is a boule of pumpernickel bread with the center scooped out and filled with a spinach dip that includes water …

avocado cup salads, two ways

I have the most boring thing, ever, to tell you today (and clearly it’s not “how to write an enticing lede”): I tried not to eat bread for a couple …

lamb meatballs with feta and lemon

Despite trying to provide ample evidence here, nobody believes me when I say that I get no special pleasure out of weeknight cooking — and guys, it’s …

double chocolate banana bread

I have a theory that Mondays are for repentance, for undoing whatever damages to your liver, psyche or saddlebags you’ve done over the weekend. …

morning bread pudding with salted caramel

We should really talk about this. Promise you won’t get mad, okay? I came across this for the first time <i>twelve years ago</i>. I’ve been blogging here for …

kale and quinoa salad with ricotta salata

It’s not my best quality, but I have a hard time talking about kale or quinoa with a straight face. When an ingredient is <i>everywhere</i>, when it is …

broccoli, cheddar and wild rice casserole

Although my parents <i>claim</i> to have loved us, there were all sorts of delicious foods that my sister and I knew our friends got to eat in their homes …

chocolate peanut butter cheesecake

This birthday cake was assigned to the side of the family whose dessert preferences can be roughly summarized as <b>chocolate + anything else</b>, but if …