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Gluten-free Recipes

One of the most commonly requested features on Closet Cooking these days has been gluten-free recipes and an easy way of accessing them. As it turns out, I have quite a few recipes that are gluten-free, more than 700, and there are even more that can easily be made gluten-free! I have spent the last […]

Bacon Wrapped Guacamole Stuffed Chicken

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Weber Grills Canada. All opinions are 100% mine. It's time to pull your grills out and celebrate summer by making these bacon wrapped guacamole stuffed chicken breasts! I took two of my favourite foods, bacon and avocado and combined them into a tasty dinner […]

Creamy Feta and Dill Dressing

Looking for a new salad dressing? How about this creamy feta and dill dressing? This dressing gets it's creaminess from a combination of greek yogurt and milk so it's nice and light and healthy. It's packed full of tasty crumbled feta and fresh dill for the main flavours and it has a hit of lemon […]

Mexican Street Corn Style Grilled Zucchini

It's the middle of summer which means that zucchini is everywhere and I am always looking for tasty new ways to enjoy it! The other day I was thinking about one of my favourite summer foods, elote or Mexican street corn, which is corn on the cob that is slathered in butter and mayonnaise and […]

5 Tips for Better Salad Dressing — Tips from The Kitchn

Pin it Salad dressing can sometimes seem like an afterthought, something to quickly pick up at the supermarket while we focus more on the greens and toppings. But think about it this way: Dressing is like the music score to a movie, the undercurrent that weaves its way through the entire experience. A good dressing, […]

Jamaican Beef Tacos With Tropical Slaw

What do you do when you want Jamaican beef patties (and you want them now), but you don’t want to bake them? Make a mashup by turning them into tacos with a bright, fruity slaw. Get Recipe!

Salmon à la Nage With Summer Vegetables

This light and delicately flavored dish of salmon poached in a broth with summer squash, fennel, white wine, and ginger, then finished with cherry tomatoes, is a perfect one-pot summer meal. Get Recipe!

Pizza With Cherry Tomatoes, Halloumi, Olives, and Mint

This pizza hits all the right notes, with briny olives and halloumi, fresh sweet cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and some fresh mint added right at the end. Get Recipe!

Crispy Caramel Chicken Skewers

These sweet and savory chicken skewers get their crispiness from a caramelized brown-sugar glaze and crunch from toasted sesame seeds and almonds. Get Recipe!

Sinfully Delicious Desserts in Las Vegas

Las Vegas can be a dangerous place for people with sweet tooth’s. Though the city is widely known for its selection of casinos and endless forms of entertainment, perhaps one of the most evil temptations is the food that fulfills every foodie’s fantasy. The food isn’t deemed as one of the most common reasons for […]

Nutella Buttercream Frosting

I’m currently sitting at home typing this blog post as fast and furious as I can before my kids wake up from their naps.  That’s right I said kids…as in plural, as in I now have more than one!  Our little boy was born at home a little over a week ago on Sunday, May […]

Ice Cream Shoppe 2nd Birthday Party!

I almost can’t believe that I’m already posting about my daughter’s SECOND birthday party!  It seems like just yesterday I was posting about her Rainbow Sprinkles & Confetti FIRST Birthday Party! This year I had a much easier time coming up with a theme because her tastes and likes are a little more formed now […]

Grilled Chicken Souvlaki

Of all the great meals that I had on my vacation in Greece a few years ago perhaps the most memorable one was the chicken gyros from a small shop in Plaka. The shop was so small that it was really just a window in the street where you ordered and then you got to […]

Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes

One of the reasons I started this blog was because friends and family often turned to me when they needed an idea for a recipe, or help with one they already had.  It’s no secret that I’m a bit of … Continue reading → The post Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes appeared first on Chew Nibble Nosh.

S’mores Puppy Chow

Don’t you hate it when you have a whole blog post written and nearly done and you shut your computer WITHOUT SAVING IT and the next day, BAM!, it’s not there?!  Yeah, me too.  Sooooo, without further adieu, we’re just going to get right to this recipe!  S’mores are everywhere right now because camping is […]

5 Tips to Make Your Chopped Salad Even Better — Tips from The Kitchn

Recipe: Italian Chopped Salad with Creamy Garlic Vinaigrette Pin it What is it about a chopped salad that’s irresistible? If there’s one on a restaurant menu, I’ll almost always order it — either for the fact that I can scoop up perfectly proportioned bites with every ingredient represented or that they’re so pleasingly organized. As […]

A Mad Libs Game for Every Food Blog Commenter — Good Humor

Pin it If you have been reading food blogs for any amount of time, you know there are certain types of comments that pop up again and again on nearly every food blog out there. We decided to have a little fun and turn these comments into a Mad Libs-style game that any food blog […]

Epic Salmonella Outbreak Could Result in Life in Prison for One Executive — Food News

Pin it There’s been an increasing crackdown on food safety this year. Most recently with an unprecedented ruling that could end with one executive facing life in prison — a first for a food safety crime. READ MORE »

Halibut à la Nage With Clams, Dill, and White Wine

This easy one-pot dish features halibut and clams gently poached in an aromatic broth with fennel, white wine, dill, and celery. Get Recipe!

Thai-Style Cod à la Nage With Coconut Milk, Lime, and Lemongrass

This quick and easy dish of cod poached in coconut milk features bold, Thai-inspired flavors, including lemongrass, ginger, fresh chilies, and fish sauce. Get Recipe!

Plump and Tender Shrimp Cocktail

While simple, there are still details that go into the best shrimp cocktail. For the most plump, juicy, and flavorful shrimp, we poach them in a flavorful broth, being careful to no let the temperature go over 170°F. Served chilled with piquant cocktail sauce, it becomes clear why this dish is a classic. Get Recipe!

Teriyaki Burgers

It may not be a traditionally Japanese combination, but that’s not to say that teriyaki sauce doesn’t go well with hamburgers. It does. Spectacularly so. But you can’t just go to the store, buy a bottle of sauce, and start dousing your burger in it willy-nilly. There’s technique at the heart of a good teriyaki-glazed […]

Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Sauce – Red Gold Summer Grilling Giveaway

Summertime means grilling time, and my friends at Red Gold Tomatoes have come up with a giveaway that I’m sure will make many grilling aficionados pretty darn excited.  From now until July 22, Red Gold will be giving away a … Continue reading → The post Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Sauce – Red Gold Summer […]

Penne alla Emiliana – Dinner at Indy’s Sangiovese Ristorante

I’m tough to please when it comes to Italian food.  My dad’s side of the family is Italian, so I was lucky to grow up in a kitchen where tomatoes, basil, and garlic were a way of life.  I often … Continue reading → The post Penne alla Emiliana – Dinner at Indy’s Sangiovese Ristorante […]

Chilled Summer Veggie Salad

When it comes to summer food, what do you look for? I look for light, crisp, clean, fresh, and flavorful.  In the sticky summer heat, I don’t want food that will weigh me down.  I crave tastes that will refresh … Continue reading → The post Chilled Summer Veggie Salad appeared first on Chew Nibble […]

Natasha’s Mulberry & Mott

My friend Shawna had more than once told me how AWESOME Natasha’s on the Plaza in Kansas City was.  Especially their macarons, apparently the best and I LOVE macarons.  So, when Jeremy and I had a chance to go to a B&B in Excelsior Springs for a couple of days for our fifth anniversary (yay!), […]

Best Ever Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

The original title of these cookies is actually Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies but after making and eating a couple (or 5…) I thought BEST EVER was more of an accurate description.  Because they truly are that good!  And of course this cookie recipe comes from Sally’s Baking Addiction.  I am in love with […]

Rich and Fudgy Zucchini Brownies

When I was young, my mother had this wonderful little garden on the side of our house.  I used to love watching the garden grow each summer, and daily trips out to pick fresh tomatoes, snap peas and zucchini were … Continue reading → The post Rich and Fudgy Zucchini Brownies appeared first on Chew […]

A Sweet July 4th!

I can’t believe I’m already writing a Fourth of July blog post!  This last couple of  months have flown with my daughter turning two and having a baby…suffice it to say I’ve baked nothin’ in the last few weeks and don’t have any super-fabulous, totally-original July 4th recipe to share with you BUT I do […]

Chocolate Chip-Espresso Banana Bread

I love banana bread but when you throw in deep, dark chocolate and a hint of espresso, something magical happens to this delicious breakfast staple–it gets even BETTER.  This bread was so moist and decadent, I’m not sure I’ll ever go back to my standard banana bread recipe again!  And I love that I get […]

Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Salad with Creamy Feta and Dill Dressing

Not too long ago I was making one of my favourite summer salads, this grilled chicken souvlaki salad, and I figured that I would take the opportunity to update the photos for the recipe which I originally posted back in 2012! It's really hard to beat a salad with grilled meat for a nice, tasty […]

Pizza With Mushrooms, Mozzarella, and Truffle

Double up on mushroom flavor with sliced fresh mushrooms and a rich mushroom duxelles, made with shallots, thyme, and cognac. Go over the top with a drizzle of good-quality truffle oil for a triple-mushroom threat. Get Recipe!

Homemade Burger King Whopper-Style Cheeseburgers

We’ve taken the classic flame-grilled flavor of the Whopper, complete with the exact right ratio of toppings and beef, and upgraded it with better ingredients, better layering, and better technique to form a burger that’s truly fit for The King. Get Recipe!

Crispy Sous-Vide Chicken Thighs With Mustard-Wine Pan Sauce

Sous-vide techniques yield chicken with unparalleled levels of juiciness. Finish your chicken on the stovetop to crisp it up. Get Recipe!

Braised Long Beans With Tomatoes, Garlic, and Mint

If you ask me, people don’t overcook their vegetables often enough. The truth is, vegetables can sometimes be absolutely delicious when cooked until there isn’t a trace of crispness left. In fact, some vegetables practically require long cooking—like these long beans braised in tomatoes, which are best only after you’ve cooked them to death. Get […]

Summer Strawberry Pie

This no-bake, no-cook strawberry pie really makes the most of perfect summer berries. Macerated strawberries and strawberry puree are gently held together in a graham cracker crust, delivering juicy slices and fresh-picked flavor. It’ll keep your kitchen nice and cool, too. Get Recipe!

Homemade Preserved Horseradish

Jarred horseradish is perfectly tasty stuff, but nothing compares to freshly grated horseradish preserved in distilled vinegar. Here’s how to make it at home. Get Recipe!

Pizza With Hot Soppressata, Mozzarella, Chilies, and Honey

Spicy salami and sweet honey are perfect partners on this Neapolitan-style pizza with fresh mozzarella and sliced chilies. Get Recipe!

Why You Should Start a Cooking Club and How to Do It — Life in the Kitchen

Pin it Cassoulet. Homemade sausages. Bao and other Asian dumplings. A year’s worth of tomato sauce. Whether it’s because of the labor involved, the economies of scale and bulk buying, or the enormous fun to be shared, some recipes and kitchen projects benefit heavily from a collective effort. This is why I love being a […]

What Exactly Is a Sheet Pan? — Good Questions

Pin it Q: What is a sheet pan? I read the recipes on A Week of Easy Sheet Pan Suppers, but the pictures only showed food on plates. Is it a jelly roll pan? Thank you. Sent by Lou READ MORE »

Yes, You Should Be Putting Avocado in Tabbouleh — Delicious Links

Pin it Tabbouleh is a great, no-cook salad to make on hot summer days. It’s light, fresh, and delicious to begin with — but add avocado and serve it in lettuce cups? Now we’re really talking. One taste of this and you’ll never go back to standard tabbouleh. READ MORE »

7 Decor Ideas to Steal from Beautifully Designed Restaurants — Copycat Design

Pin it When looking for new inspiration for a kitchen remodel or refresh, don’t just browse other kitchens. Instead, look to your favorite local restaurants for ideas to use in your own home. We chose a few favorite restaurants from around the country and pulled elements you can steal for your kitchen or dining room. […]

Recipe: Peach and Raspberry Tart — A Summer Shabbat with Leah Koenig

Pin it Summer baking sounds like a contradiction. Who wants to turn on the oven when the temperature tops 90 degrees in the shade? On the other hand, the anticipation of fruit pies, cobblers, and tarts at the end of a meal make it worth heating up the kitchen. I found that making a quick […]

What Kind of Friend Are You? Your Favorite Food Combination Will Tell. — A Strictly Scientific Quiz

How To Make a Grilled Cheese Sandwich Pin it Nothing says “best friend” like food. From tomato soup and grilled cheese, to peanut butter and jelly, classic food pairings can teach us a lot about friendship. In fact, you can even learn how someone is as a friend based on their favorite food combination. Loyal, […]

A Shabbat Dinner for Summertime — Gatherings from The Kitchn

Pin it Open Slideshow What better way to get introduced to Shabbat dinner for the first time than with the author of a cookbook on Jewish cooking? I recently had this pleasure, and also joined Leah Koenig, author of Modern Jewish Cooking, as she shopped for the dinner at her local grocery store in Brooklyn, […]

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raspberry delight from the KIND ICE CREAM EBOOK | #vegan #dairyfree

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Avocado & Soft-Boile

Avocado & Soft-Boiled Egg Toasts by seefoodplay #Egg #Avocado #Toast

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Breakfast Popsicles

Breakfast Popsicles by caramelpotatoes #Popsicle #Breakfast #Yogurt #Fruit #Granola #Healthy

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Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On

Brightly colored fish introduce young children to counting and basic addition in this fun and simple concept book. “A visual treat from start to finish.”–Booklist Product Features Classroom Favorites Click Here For Best Price