Fall Favorite Recipes to Warm You Up!

Caramel-Apple-Cinnamon-Roll

These crazy delicious recipes are almost too good! Is that even possible? You decide and be sure to let us know. Enjoy~ Crockpot Pumpkin Spice Latte Ingredients: 10 Tablespoons of pumpkin puree 5 Tablespoons of vanilla 2 teaspoons Cinnamon 4 Cups of strongly brewed coffee 6 cups of whole milk 7 Tablespoons sugar Optional: A […]

Recipes: Our Fav’s For August!

stuffed-portabella-mushrooms

Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms I can never resist any variety of mushrooms. They are nutritious, versatile, and make for a hearty meal. I absolutely love them grilled on the barbeque, but for this recipe, they roasted beautifully in the oven. My preschooler isn’t a huge fan of this large variety of mushroom, but the nice thing […]

Recipes of the Week: Summertime Snacks!

Mexican-salad-with-shrimp

Summertime Shrimp Summertime just calls out for shrimp. And corn. And you can cook them both in the same pot! Fresh ears of corn only need three minutes of cooking time — any more than that, and they’ll be mushy instead of appealingly crisp. That three-minute window is perfect for shrimp, too, although you may […]

An Antidote for Rainy, Cold Spring Days – Be Your Own Barista: Cafe Mocha, Pumpkin Laced Hot Chocolate

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Ever since I went to Spain last year, I’ve started to enjoy the occasional cup of coffee. Turns out the reason I didn’t like coffee before going to Spain was that I had only had bitter, instant-style American coffee. Freshly roasted and ground beans taste entirely different — mellow, almost sweet, and needing only a […]

Endless Nutty Possibilities

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Nuts make great snacks — they’re delicious, they’re convenient to carry, and thanks to the fact that most varieties of nuts are mostly fat and protein, nuts are one of the most satisfying foods on the planet. But there is something better than plain nuts: DIY seasoned nuts! I say DIY because most commercially seasoned […]

Recipes of the Week: Breakfast Brownies, Healthy Dressing & More!

bacon-and-pea-omelet

An Omelet for Any Meal Our favorite foods are all about contrasts: sweet flavors make savory flavors more savory, soft textures emphasize crunchiness, and the visual appeal of different shapes adds to the “yum!” factor. In this omelet, the umami-rich, savory bacon is the perfect foil for the slightly sweet peas, just as the creamy […]

Create The Perfect Holiday Dinner with The Cultured Cook!

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One-Pot Green & Red Pasta Penne Alfredo with Kale & Broccoli What to do with hearty garden greens? Make pasta! Now that the weather is cooler, kale and chard and beet greens and turnip greens are enjoying a growth spurt. Luckily, they’re so versatile that you can use them in everything from soups to stir-frys. […]

Recipes of the Week: Yummy Fall Finds

blueberry-cranberry-jam

Autumn Fruit Jam Blueberry-Cranberry Cider Jam It’s cranberry time! Although fresh cranberries are ultra-tart, they pair beautifully with sweeter fruits in desserts, jams, and ice cream. (Note: 100% cranberry juice is also incredibly tart. It’s a safe bet that any cranberry drink you order at a bar or restaurant is mostly high-fructose corn syrup with […]

No-Cook Desserts for Hot Days

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If you’re looking for refreshing, not-too-sweet, and hits-the-spot desserts, the world of raw cuisine has a lot to offer. (It also has a lot to offer when it comes to incredibly fresh salads, spicy/savory nut dishes that’ll make you forget about meat, innovative noodle recipes involving crunchy kelp strands – those would be the aforementioned […]

Brownies for Committed Chocolate Lovers

blueberry-brownies

Fair warning: when I do brownies, they are seriously dark. Fans of white chocolate (a.k.a. cheap vegetable oil, sugar, and fillers if it’s junky white chocolate or actual cocoa butter and sugar if it’s good-quality chocolate; either way, it’s just too much sugar for me) will not like my brownies. Fans of at least 75% […]