Cole Slaw [RECIPE]

Cole Slaw

Sweet and delicious, cole slaw is an easy way to add something healthy to your favorite comfort food meal. (Photo by Shihmei Barger 舒詩玫, Flickr)

Cole slaw is a Southern staple. It goes great with everything from fried chicken to barbecue, is rich in vitamins C and K, and adds about 25 grams of fiber to your diet per serving. Mostly, however, I dish it up to my guests because it’s a simple way to add something green to the menu and it tastes delicious! Read more of this post

‘The Art of Escapism Cooking’ is a Guidebook for Adventurous Souls Everywhere [REVIEW]

Freezer Dumpling Ravioli

Mandy Lee says her Freezer Dumpling Ravioli is “an upgrade from my public school offering.” (Photo by Mandy Lee, Lady and Pups)

When life takes you to another part of the globe against your will, you’ve got to do something to preserve your sanity! For Mandy Lee, that dilemma got her cooking, churning out one recipe after another and sharing them on her blog, Lady and Pups. Now she’s collected the best of her culinary creations into one beautiful volume, The Art of Escapism Cooking.  Read more of this post

Greek Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad [RECIPE]

Greek Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad

Chill out with our simple and delicious Greek Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Hot summer days call for cool, yummy eats that are light, stretch to feed a family and still have leftovers for lunch the following day, and that taste even better after being in the fridge overnight. This recipe for Greek grilled chicken pasta salad checks all the boxes, is simple to prepare, and will satisfy the pickiest palate. Best of all, it is loaded with heart-healthy veggies, so it is healthy and is great served at a picnic, potluck or community social! Read more of this post

Garlic Roasted Potatoes [RECIPE]

Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Coated with herbs and garlic, these roasted potatoes will wish you’d made more than just one batch! (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Potatoes. There’s countless ways to make them, but one of my favorite ways has to be to roast these bad boys. It’s a quick and easy recipe, and best of all they cook in the oven while you work on getting the main dish ready on the stove top. Talk about multitasking! Read more of this post

The Right Way to Buy and Store Fish

New Bedford Working Waterfront

Fresh fish is readily available in New Bedford, Mass., the top producing fishing port in America. (Photo by Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, Flickr)

Having lived on the coast, we are picky when it comes to seafood. In Massachusetts, we got really spoiled because New Bedford is still the top producing port in the U.S. when it comes to commercial fishing revenue, according to NOAA, so there was never a shortage of fresh-off-the-boat scallops, monkfish, lobster, summer flounder, black sea bass, and more. Now that we are back in Texas, finding quality seafood is a chore. However, that doesn’t mean it is impossible! So here’s the 4-1-1 on what you should know no matter where you buy your fish, and a few tricks on how best to store it when you do. Read more of this post