‘The Psychobiotic Revolution’ Scientifically Reveals Why Food Changes Our Mood [REVIEW]

Girl eating

Discover why we need to eat with purpose in National Geographic’s The Psychobiotic Revolution: Mood, Food, and the New Science of the Gut-Brain Connection by Scott C. Anderson with John F. Cryan, Ph.D.. and Ted Dinan, M.D., Ph.D. (Photo by Joshua Rappeneker, Flickr)

Most of us realize that when we eat well, we feel better. But if the food we eat is too rich or sugary, it can make us feel sick to our stomachs. National Geographic’s new book, The Psychobiotic Revolution, helps us make sense of this gut-brain connection and shows us how to use it to our advantage.  Read more of this post

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Hearty Southwestern Dutch Baby [RECIPE]

Hearty Southwestern Dutch Baby

Our Hearty Southwestern Dutch Baby proves this classic one pan meal isn’t just for breakfast anymore. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

We’ve always loved making our Blueberry Dutch Baby for breakfast, with its sweet decadent flavor. But now we’re making this puffy pancake into something worthy of lunch or dinner too! Infused with mouth-watering Southwest flavor and delicious chicken chorizo, this is the perfect meal anytime. Just pair it with a salad and serve! Read more of this post

Firecracker Chicken Casserole [RECIPE]

Firecracker Chicken Casserole

Delicious and easy to prepare, our Firecracker Chicken Casserole is sure to become a favorite in your house.
(Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

We’re always looking for recipes that stretch a few simple ingredients to feed a crowd. This delicious casserole has become a favorite in our house because it is filled with Southwest flavors we crave and is yummy enough you won’t mind eating leftovers for lunch the next day. Read more of this post

Blueberry Dutch-Baby [RECIPE]

Blueberry Dutch-Baby

Light and delicious, this Blueberry Dutch-Baby is an easy way to dress up your next Sunday brunch. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Life in New England is filled with festivals for everything from seafood to cranberries. In Maine, there are a number of great festivals that celebrate blueberries, and rightfully so. These little berries are delicious whether they are fresh or baked into something decadent, like this oven-baked pancake which is guaranteed to please your guests at your next Sunday brunch. If you like, you can add other berries too for color and taste or try cutting cream cheese into tiny cubes and stirring it into the batter for extra richness.  Read more of this post

‘The South’s Best Butts’ Is Every Grillmaster’s New Bible [REVIEW]

Matt Moore flies

Matt Moore traveled the country in search of the South’s Best Butts. Here, Helen’s Bar B Q provided his in-flight refreshments. (Photo courtesy Matt Moore, Facebook)

Growing up in the South, I came to love barbecue with all the fixings from an early age. It didn’t matter if it was beef brisket or pulled pork, I quickly developed a hankering for sticky, charred, finger-licking goodness served up with a huge dollop of potato salad and sweet banana pudding for dessert. Of course, you never get the same barbecue recipe at any two restaurants, because everyone has their own take on how to make it and every region seems to have their own type of sauce. This is exactlly why I love Matt Moore’s new cookbook, The South’s Best Butts. He’s traveled the South from the Carolina’s to Texas in search of barbecue perfection and now he’s sharing his discoveries with the rest of us! Read more of this post