Best Grilling Recipes for Labor Day

So many people feel that Labor Day is the end of summer, but it really isn’t. Officially, summer isn’t over until later in September. Sure, many summer activities are somewhat curtailed with the start of the school season, but grilling doesn’t have to be one of them — especially when you have some of the […]

Contest Giveaway: Gorton’s 18-Month Calendar and Sudoku

…and the winner is Angela G. from Agoura Hills, California. Congratulations, Angela!  Here’s what she had to say about winning: “Holy smokes!!! I’m flabbergasted! Thank you very much – this is wonderful news!  How amazing to win a prize from a site that already helps me make tasty meals for my family! My kids & […]

Free eCookbook: 42 Quick and Easy Recipes

With the 14 most popular categories at, we have put together the ultimate resource for quick and easy cooking. In the Quick and Easy Recipes eCookbook, find 42 quick and easy recipes with photos and step-by-step instructions to have a nutritious meal on the table in a minutes. Included in the eCookbook are quick […]

Birthday Cake Ideas

We’re going to a birthday party for my best friend’s 5-year-old daughter this weekend, and it got me thinking.  The weird thing is, it got me thinking, “How can I make a tractor shaped birthday cake?”   Why?  Because my son’s third birthday is next month, and he is VERY into trucks and tractors and […]

Late Summer Favorites: Blueberries

The end of summer is a sweet time thanks to all the different varieties of berries that are in season. My personal favorite berry, the blueberry, is readily available fresh by the time August rolls around. When compared with other late summer berries, blueberries are the most versatile in the kitchen. On weekday mornings, I […]

Trader Joe’s Cookbook Giveaway

Ever wished you had your own kitchen prep crew? Well, you do–at your neighborhood gourmet grocer, Trader Joe’s. There you will find unique, fully prepped sauces, washed and cut vegetables, ready-to-use salads, gourmet cheeses, marinated meats, and even cooked items ready to assemble–from all around the world. The food at Trader Joe’s is delicious, has […]