Easy Strawberry Mini Cheesecakes Recipe

 

I LOVE dessert, but sometimes a petite treat is just right after a big dinner. These mini cheesecakes are among my favorite bite-sized desserts, and the recipe is so simple. I made them with strawberries, but you can prepare them with whatever berries you have on hand such as raspberries, blackberries or . . . → Read More: Easy Strawberry Mini Cheesecakes Recipe

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

15 Terrific Leftover Turkey Recipes

Club sandwich

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. If you ended up with extra turkey and are looking for creative ways to use it, here are some of my favorite recipe ideas:

Make turkey stock. Freeze it and you’ll have a rich, flavorful broth for winter soups all ready to go. Use your . . . → Read More: 15 Terrific Leftover Turkey Recipes

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Pumpkin Maple Donut Holes Recipe

It’s cool and rainy this morning in Colorado, and I’m dreaming of these cinnamon sugar-y pumpkin maple donut holes I made a few weeks ago. The recipe is from my new cookbook, Pumpkin It Up!, and you can win your very own signed copy this week. Just visit this post for . . . → Read More: Pumpkin Maple Donut Holes Recipe

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Free Cookbook Giveaway – Pumpkin It Up!

My newest cookbook, Pumpkin It Up!, has just been released by Gibbs Smith. I had so much fun developing and testing recipes that highlight the mild, earthy, slightly sweet flavor of pumpkin, and the result is a 128 page, four-color book that retails for $16.99. This month I’m giving away a free signed . . . → Read More: Free Cookbook Giveaway – Pumpkin It Up!

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Fried Sweet Corn with Bacon

Have you been enjoying the summer?

And when I say “enjoying the summer,” what I really mean is, have you been enjoying the foods of summer?

Here in Colorado, the local sweet corn is hitting the farmer’s markets and grocery stores and it’s a race to eat as much of it as we . . . → Read More: Fried Sweet Corn with Bacon

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Win a Signed Copy of 101 Things To Do With Pumpkin

My newest cookbook has just been released by Gibbs Smith, and I’m so excited to share it with you. 101 Things To Do With Pumpkin is filled with easy recipes featuring one of autumn’s most wonderful treats (did you guess already?) — the pumpkin.

 

This book was so much fun . . . → Read More: Win a Signed Copy of 101 Things To Do With Pumpkin

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies Get a Boost From a Secret, Healthy Ingredient

 

I recently read a recipe that called for adding grated beets to meatloaf so you could trick your kids into eating a vegetable without actually knowing it.

I don’t know about your children, but I can tell you unequivocally that mine can find any vegetable fragment larger than a mustard seed in . . . → Read More: Chewy Oatmeal Cookies Get a Boost From a Secret, Healthy Ingredient

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

January Money Diet Day #27: Reduce Food Waste

 

What if we could easily save hundreds of dollars from our food budgets each year, without making a single sacrifice or doing any additional work?

According to a recent article in the Washington Post, American families throw out between 14 and 25 percent of . . . → Read More: January Money Diet Day #27: Reduce Food Waste

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Pickle Pastrami Roll-Ups Are an Easy, Yummy Appetizer

When I first announced that I was writing the cookbook 101 Things To Do With a Pickle, my dear sister sent me a wonderful recipe she’d gotten from her sister-in-law. These appetizers combine crispy, crunchy, tangy pickles with smooth cream cheese and savory pastrami. The combination is unbeatable, and they couldn’t be easier . . . → Read More: Pickle Pastrami Roll-Ups Are an Easy, Yummy Appetizer

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.