Holidays http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1034/node/node/healthy_cooking en Which is healthier: chocolate fudge or chocolate bark? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/which_is_healthier_chocolate_fudge_or_chocolate_bark <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/which_is_healthier_chocolate_fudge_or_chocolate_bark" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/fudge_bark.jpg" alt="Which is healthier: chocolate fudge or chocolate bark? Blog Post" title="Which is healthier: chocolate fudge or chocolate bark? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>When I’m invited to someone’s house for dinner, I never show up empty-handed. Call me Southern (which is a compliment!) but I think bringing a little offering says, “Thank you so much for inviting me over and serving me food.” I used to bring a bottle or wine or flowers, but recently I’ve been whipping up homemade treats. This holiday season I’m making <em>EatingWell’s</em> new homemade chocolate bark recipes. Why? Because bark is a lot healthier and easier to make than chocolate fudge.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/which_is_healthier_chocolate_fudge_or_chocolate_bark#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Breana Lai Cooking tips Dessert Holidays Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 09 Dec 2013 19:21:49 +0000 Nifer 279945 at http://www.eatingwell.com One Easy Recipe Equals One Instant Party http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/one_easy_recipe_equals_one_instant_party <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/one_easy_recipe_equals_one_instant_party" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/AP8546_Ardito_2.JPG" alt="One Easy Recipe Equals One Instant Party Blog Post" title="One Easy Recipe Equals One Instant Party Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>There’s something about this Smoked Salmon Platter that takes me back to the cocktail parties my parents used to throw in the ’70s. In a good way. My mom wore a hostess gown and my sisters and I would take everyone’s drink orders for my dad to make. There would be little delicious things to sneak from the trays and olives to wear on our fingers—and a platter of cured or smoked salmon, sprinkled with capers and surrounded by pretty bowls of toppings so people could make their own hors d’oeuvres.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/one_easy_recipe_equals_one_instant_party#comments Food Blog Entertaining Holidays Wendy Ruopp Thanksgiving Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:26:32 +0000 Stefan_20 279916 at http://www.eatingwell.com Best Cranberry Cheesecake Ever http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/best_cranberry_cheesecake_ever <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/best_cranberry_cheesecake_ever" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/DS8590A_Scrivani_1.jpg" alt="Best Cranberry Cheesecake Ever Blog Post" title="Best Cranberry Cheesecake Ever Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>The <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/eatingwell_magazine/current_issue/novdec_2013_table_of_contents" target="new">December issue of EatingWell</a> features some truly spectacular recipes for cranberries—and this Cranberry-Lime Cheesecake is the jewel of the collection. It is as delicious as it is beautiful: creamy, light and luscious, with a tang of lime and a sweet-tart crimson-red topping of cranberries briefly simmered with a little sugar and more lime juice. What makes it EatingWell? A graham cracker crust that needs no butter and a filling made with reduced-fat cream cheese and part-skim ricotta cheese, blended smooth.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/best_cranberry_cheesecake_ever#comments Food Blog Dessert Entertaining Holidays Wendy Ruopp Recipe Makeover Thanksgiving What's in season Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:04:02 +0000 Stefan_20 279915 at http://www.eatingwell.com What to make for your Thanksgivukkah menu (Thanksgiving + Hanukkah 2013): Recipe ideas for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/what_to_make_for_your_thanksgivukkah_menu_thanksgiving_hanukkah_2013_recipe_ideas_fo <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/what_to_make_for_your_thanksgivukkah_menu_thanksgiving_hanukkah_2013_recipe_ideas_fo" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/Thanksgivukkah_0.jpg" alt="What to make for your Thanksgivukkah menu (Thanksgiving + Hanukkah 2013): Recipe ideas for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration Blog Post" title="What to make for your Thanksgivukkah menu (Thanksgiving + Hanukkah 2013): Recipe ideas for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>For the first time in our lifetime, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah will be celebrated on the same day, Thursday, November 28, 2013. (This won’t happen again for another 77,000 years!) For my multicultural family (my dad is Chinese and Buddhist, my mom’s a Jewish New Yorker), the convergence of these two holidays is special because both commemorate freedom and gratitude. Another perk of this rare holiday combination means two food-centric meals merge into one delicious menu that honors both celebrations.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/what_to_make_for_your_thanksgivukkah_menu_thanksgiving_hanukkah_2013_recipe_ideas_fo#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Dinner Entertaining Family meals Holidays Thanksgiving Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 20 Nov 2013 20:29:49 +0000 Nifer 279745 at http://www.eatingwell.com Staff favorites recipes from the November 2013 issue of EatingWell Magazine http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/staff_favorites_recipes_from_the_november_2013_issue_of_eatingwell_magazine <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/staff_favorites_recipes_from_the_november_2013_issue_of_eatingwell_magazine" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/DS8590A_Scrivani.jpg" alt="Staff favorites recipes from the November 2013 issue of EatingWell Magazine Blog Post" title="Staff favorites recipes from the November 2013 issue of EatingWell Magazine Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Our double issue for November and December is an easy one to love: it&rsquo;s stuffed with gorgeous photos of fabulous food and it arrives just when you start thinking about cooking for all the season&rsquo;s celebrations. Everyone who works at <em>EatingWell</em> found recipes they wanted to make at home after getting to taste them at work&mdash;and they were happy to tell me about their <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/recipes_from_the_november_december_2013_issue_of_eatingwell"><strong>favorites</strong></a>.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/staff_favorites_recipes_from_the_november_2013_issue_of_eatingwell_magazine#comments Food Blog Budget meals Dessert Dinner Entertaining Family meals Holidays Quick meals Wendy Ruopp Recipe Makeover Thanksgiving Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:33:43 +0000 Nifer 279736 at http://www.eatingwell.com 3 Simple Yet Stunning Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dish Recipes http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/3_simple_yet_stunning_thanksgiving_vegetable_side_dish_recipes <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/3_simple_yet_stunning_thanksgiving_vegetable_side_dish_recipes" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SD8568_Krasner.JPG" alt="3 Simple Yet Stunning Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dish Recipes Blog Post" title="3 Simple Yet Stunning Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dish Recipes Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>During the busy holidays, knowing a dead-easy side dish that’s also festive is like having a secret weapon. And we’ve got three of them just for you. We’ve taken familiar veggies of the season—carrots, green beans and Brussels sprouts—and spruced them up with a few effortless tricks to make these sides truly special: Carrots get glamorous with a glaze of pomegranate molasses and a sprinkle of pistachios. Brussels sprouts are dressed up with savory pancetta and sage.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/3_simple_yet_stunning_thanksgiving_vegetable_side_dish_recipes#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Gretel H. Schueller Health Holidays Thanksgiving Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 06 Nov 2013 21:22:22 +0000 Stefan_20 279571 at http://www.eatingwell.com 3 Great Gift Ideas for People Who Love to Cook, Eat and Drink http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/3_great_gift_ideas_for_people_who_love_to_cook_eat_and_drink <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/3_great_gift_ideas_for_people_who_love_to_cook_eat_and_drink" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/" alt="3 Great Gift Ideas for People Who Love to Cook, Eat and Drink Blog Post" title="3 Great Gift Ideas for People Who Love to Cook, Eat and Drink Blog Post" border="0"/></a></div> <div><p>This holiday, skip sugary treats or high-calorie indulgences and give the food lovers on your list one of these stand-out gifts:</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/3_great_gift_ideas_for_people_who_love_to_cook_eat_and_drink#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Health Holidays Stacy Fraser Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:57:38 +0000 Stefan_20 279510 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Make Dried Apples and Apple Chips in the Oven http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101_basics_techniques/how_to_make_dried_apples_and_apple_chips_in_the_oven <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101_basics_techniques/how_to_make_dried_apples_and_apple_chips_in_the_oven" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/driedapples.jpg" alt="How to Make Dried Apples and Apple Chips in the Oven Blog Post" title="How to Make Dried Apples and Apple Chips in the Oven Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><h3> It's easy to make dried apples and their crispier cousins, apple chips, at home in your oven without a food dehydrator.</h3> <br /> <p><strong>Here’s how to do it in a home oven: </strong></p> <p><strong>1.</strong> Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 200°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.</p> <p><strong> 2. </strong> Combine 4 cups water and 1/2 cup lemon juice in a medium bowl. <em>(The lemon juice helps prevent browning.)</em> </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101_basics_techniques/how_to_make_dried_apples_and_apple_chips_in_the_oven#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Healthy kids Holidays Kitchen tools Stacy Fraser Snacks Healthy Cooking - Healthy Cooking 101: Basics & Techniques Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:41:22 +0000 Stefan_20 278306 at http://www.eatingwell.com Staff Favorite Recipes from the July/August issue of EatingWell Magazine http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/staff_favorite_recipes_from_the_july_august_issue <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/staff_favorite_recipes_from_the_july_august_issue" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/josie_pizza.jpg" alt="Staff Favorite Recipes from the July/August issue of EatingWell Magazine Blog Post" title="Staff Favorite Recipes from the July/August issue of EatingWell Magazine Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>It was easy to get my co-workers to tell me their favorite recipe from the latest issue of EatingWell—many of them had a hard time picking just one. Here are our “staff picks” from the July/August issue. We think you’ll love them as much as we do.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/staff_favorite_recipes_from_the_july_august_issue#comments Food Blog Budget meals Dinner Entertaining Family meals Healthy kids Holidays Quick meals Wendy Ruopp What's in season Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:15:50 +0000 Stefan_20 278228 at http://www.eatingwell.com 6 Practically Instant Red, White & Blue July 4th Recipes http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_practically_instant_red_white_blue_july_4th_recipes <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_practically_instant_red_white_blue_july_4th_recipes" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/red_white_blue_recipes.jpg" alt="6 Practically Instant Red, White &amp;amp; Blue July 4th Recipes Blog Post" title="6 Practically Instant Red, White &amp;amp; Blue July 4th Recipes Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p><em>By Jessie Price, Editorial Director for EatingWell Magazine</em></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_practically_instant_red_white_blue_july_4th_recipes#comments Food Blog Entertaining Jessie Price Holidays Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:56:11 +0000 Penelope Wall 277651 at http://www.eatingwell.com Whole-wheat Irish soda bread for a real Irish breakfast http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/whole_wheat_irish_soda_bread_for_a_real_irish_breakfast <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/whole_wheat_irish_soda_bread_for_a_real_irish_breakfast" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/BG4639.JPG" alt="Whole-wheat Irish soda bread for a real Irish breakfast Blog Post" title="Whole-wheat Irish soda bread for a real Irish breakfast Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>A few years ago we asked some of our favorite EatingWell contributors to share healthy breakfast recipes from their part of the world. Darina Allen&mdash;chef, cookbook author and director of the legendary Irish cooking school Ballymaloe in County Cork&mdash;sent us her recipe for Irish Soda Bread, with this letter: </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/whole_wheat_irish_soda_bread_for_a_real_irish_breakfast#comments Food Blog Breakfast Family meals Holidays Wendy Ruopp Recipe Makeover Thu, 07 Mar 2013 21:55:31 +0000 Nifer 275918 at http://www.eatingwell.com DIY chocolate-dipped strawberries (and more chocolate-covered treats) http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/diy_chocolate_dipped_strawberries_and_more_chocolate_covered_treats <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/diy_chocolate_dipped_strawberries_and_more_chocolate_covered_treats" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/DS8246_Krasner.jpg" alt="DIY chocolate-dipped strawberries (and more chocolate-covered treats) Blog Post" title="DIY chocolate-dipped strawberries (and more chocolate-covered treats) Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>If you want to melt hearts this Valentine&rsquo;s Day, dark chocolate-dipped strawberries are one of the most romantic foods to serve. They seem fancy and decadent, but they couldn't be easier to make. Just use your microwave to melt chocolate (no double boiler on the stovetop required!). Whip up a batch before dinner and they&rsquo;ll be ready by the time you hit dessert. (For a gift, let the treats cool, wrap in wax paper and place them in a pretty box.)</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/diy_chocolate_dipped_strawberries_and_more_chocolate_covered_treats#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Dessert Health Holidays Michelle Edelbaum Valentine's Day Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:26:26 +0000 Nifer 275056 at http://www.eatingwell.com 6-ingredient fast & skinny one-pot jambalaya http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_ingredient_fast_skinny_one_pot_jambalaya <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_ingredient_fast_skinny_one_pot_jambalaya" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MF4651.JPG" alt="6-ingredient fast &amp;amp; skinny one-pot jambalaya Blog Post" title="6-ingredient fast &amp;amp; skinny one-pot jambalaya Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>If you do a search for jambalaya recipes, you&rsquo;re going to find more to choose from than you know what to do with. There are lots of great Cajun cooks out there&mdash;and lots of jambalaya recipes full of personal expression and ingredient lists as long as your arm. (<a href="/food_news_origins/food_travel/simply_cajun_cuisine"><strong>What Makes Cajun Food So Great? Top Chefs Share Their Secrets</strong></a>.)</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_ingredient_fast_skinny_one_pot_jambalaya#comments Food Blog Budget meals Dinner Family meals Holidays Quick meals Wendy Ruopp Recipe Makeover Tue, 05 Feb 2013 20:32:38 +0000 Nifer 275035 at http://www.eatingwell.com 30-minute skinny pork chop suey http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/30_minute_skinny_pork_chop_suey <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/30_minute_skinny_pork_chop_suey" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MK7159_0.JPG" alt="30-minute skinny pork chop suey Blog Post" title="30-minute skinny pork chop suey Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>We&rsquo;re so busy at this time of year, between work and parties and shopping, that it&rsquo;s awfully tempting to pick up takeout on the way home and call dinner done. But for me, that just adds to the feeling that I&rsquo;m not doing all I could to eat healthfully and joyfully, reducing stress and overprocessed food. Trying to keep the household budget under control is important right now too. (Can you tell I&rsquo;m working up to renewing my New Year&rsquo;s resolutions?)</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/30_minute_skinny_pork_chop_suey#comments Food Blog Budget meals Dinner Family meals Holidays Quick meals Wendy Ruopp Recipe Makeover Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:27:42 +0000 Nifer 225048 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to throw a holiday party for $25 http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/how_to_throw_a_holiday_party_for_25 <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/how_to_throw_a_holiday_party_for_25" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/BV5650.JPG" alt="How to throw a holiday party for $25 Blog Post" title="How to throw a holiday party for $25 Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>I love hanging out with my friends, but I used to avoid throwing parties at my house mostly because I couldn&rsquo;t justify the expense. You have to buy food, booze and make your house look festive. And it all adds up pretty quickly. (Bah! Humbug!) But I can&rsquo;t expect to be invited anywhere if I can&rsquo;t (or don&rsquo;t) return the favor! So how can I have my fun and throw a party that doesn't bust my budget? I&rsquo;m going to challenge myself to throw a party for only $25. Can it be done? With a little ingenuity, the answer is yes. Here&rsquo;s how:</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/how_to_throw_a_holiday_party_for_25#comments Food Blog Budget meals Entertaining Hilary Meyer Holidays Fri, 14 Dec 2012 20:39:22 +0000 Nifer 210970 at http://www.eatingwell.com