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wine stain portraits

Artist Amelia Harnas is behind these inventive wine stain portraits, which are made of repeated wine stains, a wax resist and split-stitch embroidery. Harnas explains, "The first stains are made with a $10 bottle of French Cahors, but...

motorhead shiraz

In mid-August, I reported on a special edition of AC/DC wine for Woolworths, and rock group Motorhead has just announced its plans to release Motorhead Shiraz. The wine will be produced by Broken Back Winery in Southeast Australia and released in...

squash

For a hearty and complete vegetarian feast, make these recipes together. These decadent dishes are a perfect balance of protein, veggies, and quality fat, that will satisfy just about any appetite. Acorn Squash Coconut Milk Risotto A seasonally...

cauliflower

5 Must Try Gluten Free Recipes to inspire a love affair with cauliflower - Happy Meatless Monday! Cauliflower is a seriously cool vegetable: related to broccoli, comes in different colors (when I was a child, there was a short time when I would only...

Who doesn't love pancakes? Our family likes to have them for dinner at least once a month, and I like to make extra for the freezer. Here is a favorite recipe of mine; Sourdough pancakes. Be sure to try them with nutmeg, too.. Sourdough Pancakes...

Candy Corn Cake

Fall is such a great time of year in the kitchen. Finally, I can get my stove fired up again, and I get to wake my kids to the smell of something yummy coming out of the oven. I also love to get all holiday-ish, and pull out the decorations. Now, I...

Donuts

Back in high school, I worked at a donut shop selling the best coffee ever, and the donuts weren't bad either. It was right up there with one of my favorite jobs I have ever had. One of our jobs was to fill the jelly donuts. Without getting into...

Sign

This was spotted at a new restaurant in Florida. Zing!

URKontinent

Tech giant Google has teamed up with Dogfish Head Brewery to create a limited edition beer: URKontinent.  Google employees from around the world offered suggestions that went into the creation of the final product. The finished product contains...

Mario Batali Reveals Secrets to a Succesful Restaurant

Celebrity chef Mario Batali was at the NYC Food and Wine Festival earlier this week and he gave out a few of his own secrets that help keep his restaurants a success. Firstly, during peek hours, it's important to get people in and out quickly....

According to a recently released report by the CDC, around 30 percent of employees in the food service industry smoke.  Experts theorize that the high percentage stems from the fact that employees in the food industry tend to have lower levels...

Darth Vader Cupcakes

Sometimes the dark side has pretty sweet perks. One of them happens to be these Darth Vader cupcakes. With white frosting and Darth Vader's face imprinted on top, these little treats make for the perfect addition to a Star Wars themed party.

roasted cumin cauliflower

Cauliflower always gets such a bad rap as a bland, boring white food -- and honestly, if you served it simply boiled or steamed, this isn't far from the truth. The key to cooking with cauliflower is knowing which flavors to pair with it! Cumin...

Alton Brown to Release Cooking E-Book

Food Network star, Alton Brown, said he is putting traditional publishing behind him and will be releasing his next cookbook as an e-book. "I want to go where nobody has gone before," Brown said . "I want to change the way we deal...

Using the bottom of a muffin tin, make these cookie bowls for the most amazing way to serve your favorite desserts.  Take your favorite cookie dough (the recipe offers one), roll it out, form small circles, drape the dough over the muffin...

Simon Cowell on X Factor

Simon Cowell has a daily routine that most would be jealous of. The X Factor judge starts everyday with breakfast in bed. To keep him sane and awake during his long work days, which tend go from 1 pm to 4 am, Cowell will drink four to five ice cold...

chicken noodle soup

Chicken noodle soup may be the ultimate comfort food.  You want it when you're not feeling well, had a bad day, or just want to cozy up on the couch with something warm and nourishing.  These five chicken noodle soup recipes will cheer...

hash

Andouille sausage and potato hash is a quick and easy meal that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  A hash is a hodgebodge of leftover ingredients sauteed together to make one killer dish.  You can add eggs, a myriad of veggies...

halloween treats

With Halloween officially 4 weeks away, it's time to start planning! Whether you're hosting a haunted house, throwing a spooky shindig or inviting a few friends over for a ghoulish good time, here is only the first of many Halloween treat...

soup

Soups are warming and ideal nourishment as the temperature sinks towards winter. Make a big batch of this hearty and flavorful soup, and then freeze the leftovers for future lunches or quick and easy dinners. Sweet Potato Soup 3 sweet potatoes 1/2...

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