Orange Cheesecake with Berries

Preheat the Oven—It’s National Baking Month!

Did you know that January is National Baking Month? With the freezing temperatures and winter precipitation, staying in and baking seems like the perfect idea. Besides, standing near a warm oven is an added bonus! From pies to cupcakes and cookies to breads—plus everything in between, you can’t go wrong with these scrumptious baked goods.

Quinoa Kale Risotto with Pistachios

3 Tips + 3 Easy 30-Minute Veggie Meals

Sometimes, when you’re busy at the end of the day, it may seem easier to order and pick up takeout than it is easy to cook up a delicious, plant-powered meal. But some of the tastiest one-dish recipes can be whipped up in 30 minutes or less.

These traditional and not-so-traditional dishes are perfect for your holiday menu!

End the Year with these Hanukkah and Christmas Menu Ideas

The year 2016 has flown by and all of a sudden the winter holidays are here! Tomorrow Hanukkah begins and it’s also Christmas Eve. Whether you’re cozying up at home or hitting the road for your relatives’ house, there’s sure to be some good eats. No matter what occasions you and your family celebrate, check out these simply delicious recipes for some holiday inspiration!

holiday meal

Comfort Foods, Sweets, and Seconds – Oh My! Maintaining Balance at Holiday Meals

I see sparkle! I see shine! I see you at the holiday table! Me?! I thought she was talking about all of these decorations! The holidays are in full swing, halls are adorned with seasonal décor, and everyone is merry and bright! Uhh… everyone? This is a time of celebrating, giving, and enjoying! Someone found the egg nog early, I see. For a few of us, though, the holidays can be a bit stressful – especially when it comes to meal times. Okay, I am back on board with her now.

christmas tree sandwich cookies

Embrace These Holiday Flavors for National Cookie Day

December is here, which means it’s officially cookie season and time to prep for the holidays! Whether your traditions include trimming the tree, decking out the house in bright lights, watching holiday movies and/or starting an official countdown to Christmas, there’s a good chance sweets are involved. Recipes with traditional holiday flavors such as peppermint, gingerbread, red velvet, eggnog are flooding Pinterest and getting bakers in the spirit!

Freschetta Gluten Free Pizzas

Adding Flare to Your Weeknight Gluten Free Pizza

Pizza. There’s no denying it’s a favorite on most family’s top ten easy weeknight meal lists…except for those who have a family member with a gluten-intolerance. It can be hard to both juggle the special dietary needs of those you love and serve something your entire family will enjoy.

Overnight Banana Streusel French Toast

Praise to French Toast Day!

Happy National French Toast Day! There’s so much to adore about this dish made of bread soaked in milk, then in beaten eggs and then fried or baked. While French is in the name, French toast isn’t actually French! The earliest known reference to French toast is in the Apicius, a collection of recipes from the early 5th century AD. French toast existed as early as the age of the Roman Empire[1].