sweet potato cupcakes by Michelle Ryan

Better Homes & Gardens’ Sweet Potato Cupcake Recipe a Hit—With Some Changes

What better way to celebrate National Cupcake Day (Dec. 15) than with a Better Homes & Gardens’ treat that’s a perfect fit for the season? Blame it on the season, I guess, but I’ve been obsessed with sweet pot...
by Michelle Ryan

CREMA latte art

How Do I Buy Good Coffee?

A coffee expert and Barista Trainer at the Nashville “brewtique” CREMA, Nathanael Mehrens answers the question we’ve all asked more than once: How do I know I’m buying good coffee and where do I get it? ...
by Nathanael Mehrens

How to Make Whole Living Pumpkin Muffins

DIY For the Average Jane: Whole Living Pumpkin Muffins

Oh the many wondrous things you can do with a little pumpkin pie filling and pumpkin spice. This week, we take on pumpkin muffins from Whole Living magazine. I seem to have pumpkin on the brain right now, as this is my second t...
by Brittany Joy Cooper



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