Creative Cooking for Modern Life

We're here to cook & to have a little fun. And we don't want the same thing for dinner every night! Won't you join us?

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Welcome to Foodwhirl!

A little while ago, we had the idea to pull together real cooks like ourselves–who have lives and families, but still want to be creative and fun in the kitchen–and ponder the answer to that eternal question… “What’s for Dinner??” So we found some cool cooks, with different kinds of households, with different types of expertise–with the goal of pooling our inspiration & creativity, providing a resource to like minded cooks, and building a community!

This is not just another recipe site… You know, a like big bank of recipes for you to look up how to cook something (we’ve got Google for that, right?). No, this is a dynamic work in progress, where we’ll be sharing our ideas, recipes, and tips as we go along using them ourselves!

What will you find here?   Lunch and dinner ideas, fun and creative sweets, techniques to help you cook and prep more efficiently, entertaining ideas… even tips to help you shop and plan more effectively!  {Read More about our categories.}

Want to play along with us?  We’ve got lots of recipes and ideas thus far… take a look around the site to see!

Think you have a recipe that should be on Foodwhirl?  Go here to find out how to Contribute!

What's for Dinner

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Pomegranate Syrup

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Pomegranate Syrup

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Pomegranate Syrup will brighten any day! Moist and infused with a great citrus flavor, these pancakes make an amazing weekend treat. Ingredients: For the syrup: 3/4 cup pomegranate juice 3/4 cup water 1/2 cup sugar Zest from 1/2 lemon For the pancakes: 1/2 cup ricotta cheese 1/2 cup milk 2 eggs, separated 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/8 cup sugar 1/2 tablespoon baking powder 1/8…

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Mains & Sides

Bulgur Wheat Stuffed Mini Peppers

Bulgur Wheat Stuffed Mini Peppers

A perfect whole grain, spiced up perfectly, stuffed inside a perfect vegetable – the end result – one of the perfect starters/appetizers! Everybody at home loved these simply delicious, healthy, vegan, bulgur wheat stuffed mini peppers :) I’m sure your guests this holiday season will do so too and will keep asking for more:) Add this to your menu! Ingredients: mini peppers – 1…

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Sweet Treats

Sweets for your Sweet! (Homemade Marshmallows)

Sweets for your Sweet! (Homemade Marshmallows)

A valentines re-run, originally published 2/10/2010 One of my favorite things to make during the holidays are marshmallows.  This year, I was busy taking care of a newborn and didn’t have time to indulge my candy-making yen. I thought it would be fun to do a Valentine’s day version.  These fluffy candy hearts are a great alternative to those store-bought message candies we’ve all gro…

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Spotlight

Wheat berry Indian risotto

Wheat berry Indian risotto

Indian style risotto made using wheat berries. Get the Recipe: Wheat berry Indian risotto

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Techniques

Top cupcakes with fondant (valentine's version)

Top cupcakes with fondant (valentine’s version)

Many people are intimidated by fondant, but it’s really not that hard to make really lovely cupcakes with fondant and a few simple techniques.  Hello Naomi did this great tutorial on making these simple cupcake toppers, perfect for valentine’s day.  The technique could of course be used for all sorts of occasions– you’re only limited by your cookie cutters and your imaginati…

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Shopping & Planning

Cheese: What's Parmesan, Pecorino, Asiago & Romano?

Cheese: What’s Parmesan, Pecorino, Asiago & Romano?

Wanna know more about Italian cheeses? I know I never can keep them straight, so I loved this article by Foodwhirl’s lovely friend Talk of Tomatoes.  It’s a very cool post detailing the differences between Parmesan, Pecorino, Asiago and Romano cheeses. Interesting and informative! I was really tempted to categorize this post under ‘main course’ or entree. I love cheese so much, I could eat…

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Entertaining

Sweet Potato Mini Tarts

Sweet Potato Mini Tarts

So the Fall Entertaining Season begins!  I adapted this from my full sized sweet potato casserole with cranberry-macadamia topping .  It’s a great party dessert / appetizer.   Here’s how you make the Tartlet Shells… they were very easy and inexpensive to make, but if you’re pressed for time, you can use any type of pre-made appetizer shells for this recipe. The same ideas can o…

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Holiday!

Pecan Hazelnut Fudge Energy Bites

Pecan Hazelnut Fudge Energy Bites

Very delicious no-bake fudge bites. Absolutely easy to make, energizing, and not so easy to put down. Once you eat one…well…make it and you will find out! From the original site: While I am plugging away trying to make Sweet n’ Savory Life the absolute best that it can be, I wanted to share with you another recipe for truffles, bites, whatever you want to call them. Remember last time I couldn’t s…

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Other Recent Articles

Coffee cupcakes

Coffee cupcakes

Moist and delicious egg-less coffee cupcakes topped with easiest coffee butter-cream frosting ever! Get the Recipe: Coffee cupcakes

Mango and apple smoothie

Mango and apple smoothie

A energy booster that tastes better than any dessert that you can ever imagine!! (with chia seeds) Get the Recipe: Mango and apple smoothie

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