Hilary Meyer http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/805/all en Light Yet Luscious Cakes to Celebrate http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/light_yet_luscious_cakes_to_celebrate <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/light_yet_luscious_cakes_to_celebrate" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/23437B_Krasner_310.jpg" alt="Light Yet Luscious Cakes to Celebrate Blog Post" title="Light Yet Luscious Cakes to Celebrate Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>A wedding without a wedding cake? A birthday party without a birthday cake? That’s like a party balloon without air. Just picture the moment when the lights dim, the crowd sings and a cake with swirls of frosting and glowing candles makes its way to the table for that special someone. Cakes make that magic moment of every great celebration. And the one sure way to really amplify the “oohs” and “aahs” is to bake a cake from scratch.</p> <p><strong>Don't Miss:</strong> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/our_best_cake_recipes">Our Best Cake Recipes</a> </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/light_yet_luscious_cakes_to_celebrate#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Dessert Hilary Meyer Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 22 May 2014 17:40:34 +0000 Sarah Hoff 283032 at http://www.eatingwell.com 6 Easy Dips for a Party http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_easy_dips_for_a_party <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_easy_dips_for_a_party" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/AP8842_Krasner_0.JPG" alt="6 Easy Dips for a Party Blog Post" title="6 Easy Dips for a Party Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>A great dip is the kind of nibble that makes entertaining easy. These 6 dips take just a few minutes to make and are loaded with healthy and easy-to-find ingredients. Just a little chopping, layering, stirring or pulsing and you’re ready to party!</p> <p><strong>Don't Miss:</strong> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/5_ingredient_dip_recipes">5-Ingredient Dip Recipes</a> <br /> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_homemade_salsa_recipes">Homemade Salsa Recipes</a></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_easy_dips_for_a_party#comments Food Blog Entertaining Hilary Meyer Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 19 May 2014 21:06:49 +0000 Sarah Hoff 283008 at http://www.eatingwell.com 6 New and Genius Ways to Use Your Muffin Tin http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_new_and_genius_ways_to_use_your_muffin_tin <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_new_and_genius_ways_to_use_your_muffin_tin" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV8742_Beisch.JPG" alt="6 New and Genius Ways to Use Your Muffin Tin Blog Post" title="6 New and Genius Ways to Use Your Muffin Tin Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Cooking in a small kitchen can turn anyone into a minimalist. A cake pan? Forget about it; birthdays only come once a year. A toaster oven? Let your broiler do the work! But the one must-have tool you must keep in your cooking arsenal is the muffin tin. It just may be one of the coolest tools you own. Obviously, it’s great for muffins—but you can use it for so much more. And, of course, with a muffin tin you’ve got the assurance of built-in portion control. Get out your muffin tin and let the magic begin. From lasagna to sumptuous mini pies, these six foods get a whole new look.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_new_and_genius_ways_to_use_your_muffin_tin#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Hilary Meyer Kitchen tools Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:23:09 +0000 jbrandt802 282034 at http://www.eatingwell.com A test kitchen cook's tricks to master 5 of the most challenging desserts http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_test_kitchen_cooks_tricks_to_master_5_of_the_most_challenging_desserts <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_test_kitchen_cooks_tricks_to_master_5_of_the_most_challenging_desserts" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/DS7536_1.JPG" alt="A test kitchen cook&amp;#039;s tricks to master 5 of the most challenging desserts Blog Post" title="A test kitchen cook&amp;#039;s tricks to master 5 of the most challenging desserts Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Even if you are experienced in the kitchen, there are always a few recipes that can throw you off your game. I went to culinary school, I’ve worked in restaurants and bakeries, and I’ve been testing and developing recipes for six years in the <em>EatingWell</em> Test Kitchen—and <em>still</em> I struggle with a few things. For me, they mostly involve desserts, because a dessert is often less forgiving if you make a mistake. There’s no magic fix if your chocolate mousse deflates or you overbake a meringue.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_test_kitchen_cooks_tricks_to_master_5_of_the_most_challenging_desserts#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Dessert Hilary Meyer Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:30:43 +0000 Nifer 281092 at http://www.eatingwell.com Anchovy power: the secret ingredient you don’t know chefs are using to amp up flavor http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/anchovy_power_the_secret_ingredient_you_don_t_know_chefs_are_using_to_amp_up_flavor <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/anchovy_power_the_secret_ingredient_you_don_t_know_chefs_are_using_to_amp_up_flavor" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MB7702.jpg" alt="Anchovy power: the secret ingredient you don’t know chefs are using to amp up flavor Blog Post" title="Anchovy power: the secret ingredient you don’t know chefs are using to amp up flavor Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>If your recent restaurant dining involved a super-savory dish that made you drool or a salad dressing that knocked your socks off, the chef might have been using a secret ingredient: anchovies. These tiny cured fish pack a wallop of flavor in tiny amounts and because of that, chefs like to add them to everything from salad dressing to beef stew. You might be turning up your nose, thinking of those salty, shriveled bits on pizza. However, canned or cured anchovies are a totally different taste experience.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/anchovy_power_the_secret_ingredient_you_don_t_know_chefs_are_using_to_amp_up_flavor#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Hilary Meyer Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:20:49 +0000 Nifer 281091 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 ways to cook healthier in 2014 http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_ways_to_cook_healthier_in_2014 <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_ways_to_cook_healthier_in_2014" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/stacy_1_0.jpg" alt="5 ways to cook healthier in 2014 Blog Post" title="5 ways to cook healthier in 2014 Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>If you&rsquo;re resolving to eat healthier this year, consider starting in the kitchen. Mastering a few easy cooking skills can do wonders for your health and your waistline. Here are a few simple tips to get you started:</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_ways_to_cook_healthier_in_2014#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Diet Hilary Meyer Food & health news Good choices Health Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:07:19 +0000 Nifer 280783 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 Ways to Host a Healthy Super Bowl Party http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_ways_to_host_a_healthy_super_bowl_party <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_ways_to_host_a_healthy_super_bowl_party" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/image00.jpg" alt="5 Ways to Host a Healthy Super Bowl Party Blog Post" title="5 Ways to Host a Healthy Super Bowl Party Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>My husband loves football. I love parties. So the Super Bowl is the one day a year when our interests happily meet. I love Super Bowl recipes, but I don’t want to make our party a four-hour marathon of fat-filled dips, salty chips and calorie-rich drinks. So this year, I’m giving our party a healthier spin. And the best part is that it will be so subtle, no one will even notice. Touchdown! </p> <p>Here are 5 sneaky tips for throwing a healthy Super Bowl party: </p> <p><strong>Don't Miss: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_low_cal_football_snacks">Healthy Low-Cal Football Snacks</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_ways_to_host_a_healthy_super_bowl_party#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Dinner Entertaining Hilary Meyer Health Snacks Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:50:38 +0000 Stefan_20 279975 at http://www.eatingwell.com 7-Day Dinner Plan to Eat for a Week and Hardly Cook at All http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/7_day_dinner_plan_to_eat_for_a_week_and_hardly_cook_at_all <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/7_day_dinner_plan_to_eat_for_a_week_and_hardly_cook_at_all" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/frozen_lasagna_0_0.jpg" alt="7-Day Dinner Plan to Eat for a Week and Hardly Cook at All Blog Post" title="7-Day Dinner Plan to Eat for a Week and Hardly Cook at All Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Sometimes it’s not easy to motivate yourself to cook on a weeknight. You’re tired from working all day or maybe your kid’s soccer practice ran late. You feel rushed while you’re cooking, rushed while you eat, and then of course there’s the cleanup. You could go out to a restaurant, but that gets pricy. Plus it’s hard to monitor whether what you’re eating is healthy when you’re ordering off a menu. What if you could eat a delicious, healthy meal at home without cooking? No, I’m not talking about frozen dinners from the grocery store.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/7_day_dinner_plan_to_eat_for_a_week_and_hardly_cook_at_all#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Dinner Family meals Hilary Meyer Quick meals Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:14:47 +0000 Stefan_20 279969 at http://www.eatingwell.com 4 Chicken Thigh Recipes That Will Turn You On to the Dark Side of Chicken http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/4_chicken_thigh_recipes_that_will_turn_you_onto_the_dark_side_of_chicken <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/4_chicken_thigh_recipes_that_will_turn_you_onto_the_dark_side_of_chicken" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8553_Ardito.JPG" alt="4 Chicken Thigh Recipes That Will Turn You On to the Dark Side of Chicken Blog Post" title="4 Chicken Thigh Recipes That Will Turn You On to the Dark Side of Chicken Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Annually, the average American consumes 38 percent more white meat than dark meat from chicken. We’d like to buck the trend and give some love to one of our favorite cuts: boneless, skinless chicken thighs. Why are thighs so great? Sans skin and after a quick trim, they fall into the lean category, with 166 calories, 8 grams of fat and just 2 grams of saturated fat per 3-ounce portion. That is <em>only</em> 26 calories, 5 grams fat and 1 gram saturated fat more than 3 ounces of chicken breast.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/4_chicken_thigh_recipes_that_will_turn_you_onto_the_dark_side_of_chicken#comments Food Blog Budget meals Dinner Family meals Hilary Meyer Quick meals Recipe Makeover Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:14:34 +0000 Stefan_20 279754 at http://www.eatingwell.com 4 Rules for How to Cook Healthy Chili, The Ultimate No-Sweat Party Food http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/4_rules_for_how_to_cook_healthy_chili <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/4_rules_for_how_to_cook_healthy_chili" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/102114209_erica_michelsen_allen_chili.jpg" alt="4 Rules for How to Cook Healthy Chili, The Ultimate No-Sweat Party Food Blog Post" title="4 Rules for How to Cook Healthy Chili, The Ultimate No-Sweat Party Food Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>There’s nothing more enticing than walking into the kitchen and taking in the heady scent of onion, garlic and chili powder from a big pot of chili bubbling on the stove. And if you’re throwing a party, serving up steaming bowls of chili with all the fixings is a fun, casual way to serve a crowd. </p> <p>At your next gathering, serve chili family style—right from the pot—with lots of different toppings. Go for classics, such as cheese, sour cream and hot sauce. Add plenty of fresh options, too: scallions, jalapeños, onion, radishes, avocados and cilantro. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/4_rules_for_how_to_cook_healthy_chili#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Hilary Meyer Health Recipe Makeover Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:04:08 +0000 Stefan_20 278329 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Make Healthy Cornbread http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_healthy_cornbread <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_healthy_cornbread" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/BG8519_Ardito_0.jpg" alt="How to Make Healthy Cornbread Blog Post" title="How to Make Healthy Cornbread Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><h3> Our healthy cornbread recipe is moist and delicious but has whole grains and less sugar than most versions. Learn the tricks we use to make cornbread healthy. </h3> <br /> <p>If you’re a fan of sweet cornbread but don’t want an overload of added sugar, then give this recipe a try. We cut the sugar nearly in half compared to a boxed version. But it’s still plenty sweet thanks to a touch of honey and the natural sweetness of fresh corn kernels, which also help to boost fiber and keep it delectably moist. See for yourself. We think it stacks up pretty well.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_make_healthy_cornbread#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Budget meals Cooking tips Hilary Meyer Health Nutrition Recipe Makeover Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:05:32 +0000 Stefan_20 278315 at http://www.eatingwell.com Pizz’alad: Why Pizza with a Salad on Top Will Change Everything You Ever Loved About Pizza http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/pizzalad_why_pizza_with_a_salad_on_top_will_change_everything_you_ever_loved_about_pizza <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/pizzalad_why_pizza_with_a_salad_on_top_will_change_everything_you_ever_loved_about_pizza" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV8407_Westphalen_0.JPG" alt="Pizz’alad: Why Pizza with a Salad on Top Will Change Everything You Ever Loved About Pizza Blog Post" title="Pizz’alad: Why Pizza with a Salad on Top Will Change Everything You Ever Loved About Pizza Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>My husband, Russ, is a pizza fanatic. A salad glistening with a thin coat of dressing is more up my alley. So to keep us happy, I started making both. Not just pizza with a side of salad, but a pizza that was a salad. A pizz’alad, if you will. A pizza that took the goodness of pizza—a thin crackly crust, the mmmm-inducing pungency of melted cheese—and combined it with the snap of lettuce and the virtues of farm-fresh vegetables. I know it sounds a little weird, but it has been a HUGE hit among my friends and family.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/pizzalad_why_pizza_with_a_salad_on_top_will_change_everything_you_ever_loved_about_pizza#comments Food Blog Dinner Entertaining Family meals Hilary Meyer Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:54:49 +0000 Sarah Hoff 278244 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to make cream sauce without cream http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/how_to_make_cream_sauce_without_cream <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/how_to_make_cream_sauce_without_cream" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV8224_Burris_1.JPG" alt="How to make cream sauce without cream Blog Post" title="How to make cream sauce without cream Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Anything draped in a velvety-smooth cream sauce is bound to be delicious. It&rsquo;s also bound to be high in calories and full of saturated fat&mdash;which most of us could do without. So before you kiss your mother&rsquo;s recipe for macaroni and cheese goodbye or take your last spoonful of a creamy, comforting soup, consider that you could make the same creamy recipes with WAY less fat and fewer calories by using no cream at all. Yes, really. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/how_to_make_cream_sauce_without_cream#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Hilary Meyer Wed, 01 May 2013 03:19:47 +0000 Nifer 276908 at http://www.eatingwell.com Being single never tasted so good: tips to make cooking for one delicious and easy http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/being_single_never_tasted_so_good_tips_to_make_cooking_for_one_delicious_and_easy <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/being_single_never_tasted_so_good_tips_to_make_cooking_for_one_delicious_and_easy" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SA7563A.jpg" alt="Being single never tasted so good: tips to make cooking for one delicious and easy Blog Post" title="Being single never tasted so good: tips to make cooking for one delicious and easy Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>You know what the best part of cooking for one is? You don&rsquo;t have to cater to anyone else&rsquo;s dietary restrictions and YOU can make exactly what YOU want to eat. Sure, it may be a little tricky finding recipes for one or to find the inspiration to get out your pots and pans instead of ordering takeout. But with a few simple tips and easy recipes, you can make delicious meals for yourself without wasting food and save money by not eating out.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/being_single_never_tasted_so_good_tips_to_make_cooking_for_one_delicious_and_easy#comments Food Blog Budget meals Cooking tips Dinner Hilary Meyer Mon, 15 Apr 2013 21:34:24 +0000 Nifer 276622 at http://www.eatingwell.com EatingWell makeover: how to make a healthy banoffee pie recipe http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/eatingwell_makeover_how_to_make_a_healthy_banoffee_pie_recipe <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/eatingwell_makeover_how_to_make_a_healthy_banoffee_pie_recipe" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/Banoffee_Pie_0716.jpg" alt="EatingWell makeover: how to make a healthy banoffee pie recipe Blog Post" title="EatingWell makeover: how to make a healthy banoffee pie recipe Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Love bananas? Toffee? How about whipped cream? Then you&rsquo;ve got to try banoffee pie, one of Great Britain&rsquo;s sweetest contributions to the confectionary world.</p> <p>No denying that it&rsquo;s irresistibly creamy, caramelly and sugary. But it&rsquo;s also usually quite a calorie bomb, so we&rsquo;ve taken the classic and given it a little nip-&rsquo;n&rsquo;-tuck.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/eatingwell_makeover_how_to_make_a_healthy_banoffee_pie_recipe#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Dessert Hilary Meyer Recipe Makeover Mon, 01 Apr 2013 19:20:14 +0000 Nifer 276335 at http://www.eatingwell.com