Superior Interiors with Kelly Hoppen

For those of you who love property shows like Location, Location, Location and interior decorating shows like those found on HGTV, you are going to love Kelly Hoppen’s new show, Superior Interiors.On a mission to tackle bad taste, in Kelly’s new series she’s invited in to the homes of five families who are in dire need of some design help. From rooms cluttered with Buddha statues and crystals, broken kitchen tiles and overly garish pink bedrooms, Kelly seriously has h...

27 Sep 2011 14:30 GMT

Delicious Homemade Banana Bread

Bananas were never one of my favourite foods, but for some reason, when in loaf form, I was obsessed. Whenever my mom would make banana bread, it was a pretty exciting event. And now, lucky for you, me, and anyone who happens to know where I live and wants to stop by before tomorrow because I'll surely eat it all - I now have the recipe myself!

26 Sep 2011 18:00 GMT

Nomtastic: Twice Baked Potatoes

I was born and raised in Northern Idaho, so there is no vegetable more sacred to me than the potato.They’re just delicious no matter what you do to them. Baked, fried, mashed, au gratin… you name it, I’ll eat it. I have never met a potato that I didn’t like.This is one of my favorite ways to spruce up a baked potato, by baking it twice! You can make this as simple or as fancy as you like. You could do sour cream and chive, or gruyere with caramelized onions. I highly recommend e...

22 Sep 2011 13:00 GMT

Vegan Nibbles: Shhhmoothie

I'm back on the "make breakfast exciting!" train in an effort to make breakfast both more exciting and more filling. You see, by 11am I'm starving and I have to talk myself out of eating lunch before noon. This smoothie barely takes more effort than making a bowl of cereal and let's me get to lunch at a much more reasonable hour.

21 Sep 2011 13:00 GMT

Nomtastic: Tacos Two Ways

Judging by the fact that it is still 90°F here, my plea for fall weather has gone unanswered. Fine! I give in. So here’s a recipe that is perfect for summer weather. Although I personally believe that any time is taco time. The great thing about tacos is that they can literally be anything you want. If you take a tortilla and put something in it, it magically becomes a taco. That’s a mathematical fact. 

15 Sep 2011 14:30 GMT

Vegan Nibbles: Easy Tomato Sauce

It's good to have a quick and tasty tomato sauce in your recipe arsenal. With a good tomato sauce, a box of pasta becomes a meal. Frozen ravioli become a fancy supper. A ball of store bought pizza dough becomes your world renown famous pizza. You get the picture!Ingredients

14 Sep 2011 12:00 GMT

Nomtastic: Collin's Caramel Corn

Writing this week’s Nomtastic was really hard for me. This time of year is just so strange. It’s still technically summer, but once September rolls around it feels like fall. I was just so torn over what to make. Should I do one last summer recipe, or should I jump on the fall bandwagon?It’s still 90°F here every day so I was leaning more towards summer foods, but I decided to embrace the fall in hopes that cooler weather shows up anyway. Corn is one of those crops that has fall harves...

08 Sep 2011 13:00 GMT

Vegan Nibbles: Cinnamon Sugar Cake Donuts

Are you a yeast or cake donut lover?  I'm an equal opportunity donutist in that I will eat any available at any time even if I'm so stuffed I might die. I really love donuts. If you love donuts too, try your hand at these little darlings. No yeast or frying required!IngredientsDonuts2 cups cake flour

07 Sep 2011 14:00 GMT

Nomatastic: Homemade Corn Tortillas

I love Mexican food. I could honestly have fajitas every day of the week for the rest of my life. Mexican food is just so hearty and awesome - and behind most awesome Mexican dishes is the simple corn tortilla.The tortilla is incredibly versatile. Add a little butter and honey, it becomes a simple dessert. Add meat and toppings, now you have a taco. Cut it up and fry it? Chips! Now sure, you can buy them at the store, but there is something magical about homemade tortillas. Like Ha...

01 Sep 2011 14:38 GMT

Vegan Nibbles: Maple Glazed Green Beans

After a long, particularly mind-numbing day, I took myself on a leisurely stroll through Trader Joe's. There I stumbled upon very fancy sounding haricot vert. Basically, they're just thin green beans, but that evening they were a savior from an extremely boring day. No, no, I would not be having green beans for dinner, I was to have chic, cosmopolitan haricot vert for supper.

31 Aug 2011 14:00 GMT

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