The Best I’ve Ever Had: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Featured in Country Living

Last week I was getting caught up on one of my favorite blogs, Eat. Drink. Smile., when I came across news of the Nashville, Tenn., ice cream-making contest Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’. I myself am dairy intole...
by Kara Gause


From Pyramids to Plates: Government Changes Healthy Eating Icon for First Time in 29 Years

Earlier this month, First lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled the federal government’s new food icon, MyPlate. MyPlate replaces MyPyramid, which began as the Food Guide Pyramid back in 1992....
by Summer Huggins

Strawberry Cake

Fresh or Faux? Cook’s Country Magazine Dreams Up a Fresh(er) Strawberry Cake Recipe

Finding a suitable fresh strawberry cake recipe can be a lesson in understanding nuances. If you add fresh strawberries to a mix flavored with strawberry gelatin, is that enough? If it’s from scratch but gets its flavor f...
by Michelle Ryan



Oh, Baby! Food Network Magazine Uncovers Gender-Reveal Cake Trend

Once upon a time, expectant parents didn’t know whether they were having a boy or a girl until, well, they had it. Then, technological advancements allowed moms- and dads-to-be to get a peek at their bundles of joy–...
by Michelle Ryan


Classic Red Velvet Cake Recipes Replaced With Cookies, Brownies and Fried Chicken?

Maybe it’s because the colors are so festive, but I just associate red velvet cake with this time of year. I envisioned recipe after tempting recipe for this classic in December issues of food and cooking magazines, but t...
by Michelle Ryan


Saveur Magazine Reminds Me That Great Company Can Make a Great Meal

Silly me. When Saveur magazine‘s October 2010 issue touted “25 Greatest Meals Ever” on its cover, I envisioned a well-written introduction into impossible recipes for haute cuisine. Instead, I discovered a wid...
by Michelle Ryan