Caprese Tower with Balsamic Reduction

Caprese Tower with Balsamic Reduction

Am I the only one who thinks food should look good? 

Yeah, I know – what kind of question is that, anyway?  Of course I’m not the only one.  I’m sure you wouldn’t be reading a food blog if you didn’t like the way food looks in pictures and you want to make appealing food, too!  But even when you’re at home by yourself, not trying to impress anyone with your culinary masterpieces… don’t you still prefer to eat something that looks good?

Sure, you’ll never get a bowl of plain cereal to look much different than, well, a bowl of cereal, but that’s beside the point.  Even when I’m by myself, as long as I have enough light to see – and I haven’t had a power outage in a long time, thank goodness – I love making my food colorful and tasty-looking.

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Green {Angeled} Eggs

Green {Angeled} Eggs

It’s not every day that you get to dunk food into paint and call it art.  Thus, the reason dying Easter eggs is such great fun for kids – and heck, adults, too! 

As a kid, though, my sister and I used to get pretty fancy with our egg designs.  No big deal, but… they were kinda awesome.  (Our white table was proof of all the colors we used for days afterward.)  But, you know, food art can’t last forever, so when it came time to dismantle the masterpieces, we had to make new creations out of the old ones.

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3 Time-Saving Recipes

3 Time-Saving Recipes

On the 3rd day of Christmas, FitCakes gave to me 3 Time-Saving Recipes.

Not that I had the foresight to plan it that way, but this actually kinda works out perfectly.

As it would happen, I left the "time-saving" recipe day for almost the very end of the 12 Days of Christmas series.  Time-saving recipes are in high demand in my kitchen right now.  Right when all the things I haven't done are catapulting at me as if the holiday season had declared a medieval seige upon my life.

Of course I don't blame the holiday season.  I still agree with the song lyrics that play on the radio non-stop - no matter how often I hear them - "It's the most wonderful time of the year!"  But because it's the season of a million wonderful events, it's hard not to get caught up in the flurry and fall behind on a few things.

 

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Recipe Roundup: 12 Days of Christmas Recipes

Recipe Roundup: 12 Days of Christmas Recipes

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my FitCakes gave to me....

A ton of healthy Christmas recipes!

I'm so glad you're here today.  I have a lot - sleigh-fulls - of recipes to share!  It's the Christmas season, and there are nooo shortages of decadent recipes comin' atcha from every which way.  I mean, have you been on Pinterest lately?  

Wait, what am I talking about... Pinterest is like, your home page, isn't it?  Or would that be too dangerous for you and your addiction?  It's alright, I completely understand.  Actually, if anything, I'm even more obsessed with FoodGawker.com.  They only post the BEST looking stuff!

 

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