Seen on the Foodwhirl Flickr Group

Our new flickr group has some great stuff in it (but not enough of you guys yet..come join us and ad your food pics if you’re on flickr!)  .. Here are some of the yummy things spotted there…  Links back to the original pics are under the big pic below. 1. avocado lime cornmeal poundcake, […]

Blogging: Clever Cakes!

Sometimes I just like to browse flickr for interesting inspirations… Here’s a roundup of some very cool cakes!  A few of these are from professionals, but many are homemade…  See below the big pic from links back to the original photos.  And hey, remember to add your cool food photos to the new Foodwhirl Flickr […]

Baby Bok Choy.. and all about Hoisin Sauce!

Over at The Perfect Pantry, I’m loving this recipe for Baby Bok Choy with Hoisin Glaze… Not only does the recipe look divine, but check out all the great facts about hoisin sauce! Did you know the name means “seafood”, though there’s no seafood in it? Me neither! STEAMED BABY BOK CHOY WITH SPICY HOISIN […]

Creamy Peppers & Onions With Kielbasa

Our lovely reader Carissa, of GoodNCrazy, sends us this practical and easy dinner idea — a kielbasa, pepper and onion dish, with an easy alfredo sauce. Get the recipe here! Have you got something to share with Foodwhirl? Suggest a Site to us! Have you been featured on Foodwhirl? Show your pride with a link […]

Ginger & White Chocolate Granola Bars

My husband and son eat a granola bar for breakfast almost daily, and while I’m always stocked on the store bought ones, sometimes I like to make them from scratch. It’s an easy process — very kid-helping-friendly, too. And it takes an hour at most from start to finish (including 25 minutes bake time) The […]

Whole-grain carrot and cheese crackers

This was an experiment loosely based on a recipe I saw over on foodtale.com.  She drew me in with her beautiful photographs and intrigued me with her carrot and cheese snack crackers. I wanted to do something similar, but use whole wheat flour and flax-seed meal to increase the nutritional benefits.  I was afraid a […]

Food ideas for a Happy Mardi Gras!

It’s Fat Tuesday, and don’t we all wish we were in New Orleans eating crawfish and gumbo?  Well, I’m not, but I can still eat some yummy New Orleans food, right? Here on Foodwhirl, we’ve got a few tasty picks for you: Let the good times roll with Shrimp Creole! from Rawls You say pray-leen, […]

Spotlight: White Bean & Arugula Dip

One of the best things about doing Foodwhirl is discovering new blogs with new recipe ideas.  I love the idea of doing spicy arugula in a bean dip.. Thanks to reader Elizabeth at the Manhattan [food] Project for sharing with us! “The Big Game” has come and gone, the football season is by most definitions […]

Cheesecake cupcakes
Cheesecake Cookie Cupcakes

You had me at cheesecake. Another recipe from Grieg Wehr, a true Renaissance man – photographer, entertainer, and…nanny. Well, he prefers “manny”. Grieg brought these to a recent party and as he put the finishing touches on them, all the party guests followed him from the kitchen (where all party guests seem to accumulate) to […]

Linguica, Pepper and Mushroom Skillet

It’s been a long day, I’m hungry, tired and I’m looking in my fridge and seeing only bits and pieces.  So, what’s for dinner?  Toady it was a Linguica, Pepper and Mushroom Skillet- cooked quickly and served over rice.  It was really tasty and filling. Here’s what you’ll need serves two 1/2 spicy linguica sausage, […]

Jambalaya, Crawfish Pie and File Gumbo

Okay, well maybe just the gumbo, but it’s better than nothing, right? To be fair, I make gumbo all the time – it’s a staple in our house during the cooler months.  I love to make a big batch and freeze part of it to have at a later date.  When I was pregnant with […]

Smoked Tuna Stuffed Mushrooms

I love stuffed mushrooms and decided to make these for an appetizer for our Valentine’s Dinner (see Gulf Coast Grouper Dinner).   I went to the beach for Valentine’s weekend and stopped by my favorite seafood market, Buddy’s, to load up on seafood for the weekend.    I can never go there without getting Buddy’s Smoked Tuna Dip […]

Gulf Coast Grouper Dinner
Gulf Coast Grouper w/ Asparagus & Mashed Sweet Potatoes

My man and I spent Valentine’s Day at the beach this year, having narrowly escaped the snow and rain that blanketed the Southeast.  We LOVE seafood and our first stop when we arrived was the local seafood market.  I picked out some grouper filets and my favorite, Smoked Tuna Dip, and we headed to the […]

You say pray-leen, I say praw-leen

While my children are napping and a big pot of gumbo is simmering away on the stove, I’m daydreaming about the creamy dreamy pecan pralines I made earlier today. Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, and I thought we’d go ahead and celebrate a day early since my husband has to work tomorrow.  In honor […]

Spotlight: Enfrijolitas and Roasted Cabbage

Wisdom of the Moon is a great blog that I love to link to on my arts/crafts blog, and she does great recipes as well. I love this post which not only covers the main dish “Enfrijolitas”, some special ingredient techniques for chipotles in adobo.. and a quite yummy (I’ve tried it myself!) recipe for […]

Chicken & Spinach Turnovers

I’m a big fan of spanokopia, the Greek dish made with Spinach and feta in phyllo dough.  To turn it into a meal on the go, I add chicken to mine spin on this dish.  I like make these ahead of time and freeze them, all I need to do to make a meal is […]

Let the good times roll with Shrimp Creole!

I absolutely love New Orleans! I spent my 40th birthday there (among numerous other times) and had a blast! Always have a blast there! One of my favorite trips to New Orleans was a fun half-day trip to the New Orleans School of Cooking. The chef was funny and entertaining, the food was great and […]

Positively Decadent: Fondant Au Chocolat

Our spotlight this Valentines falls to a decadently yummy molten lava chocolate cake, brought to us by Culinary Musings! From Dhale: Valentine’s schmalentine’s. Personally, I don’t buy it. But for all you Lovey McLoversons out there, here is a decadent dessert that’s about as melty as your heart each time you gaze into the eyes […]

Mushroom Tomato Sauce

One of my husband’s favorite foods is spaghetti with marinara sauce.  For him that always meant popping open a can of Ragu’s mushroom tomato sauce.  Needless to say, I’m not so into the canned stuff.  Here’s my homemade version of mushroom tomato sauce.  I make a large batch about twice a month and freeze individual […]

Hi all! How are we doing thus far?

Welcome to the Foodwhirl, we hope you’re enjoying yourself here. We’ve been live for a total of 4 days now, although it seems even longer! Be sure to comment on the articles you like… our writers want to know your thoughts Thanks to everyone for your feedback thus far (here, via email, on Twitter, and […]

Roasted Kale

This is a healthy, relatively quick way to cook kale.  The kale ends up crispy and even your picky non-greens eaters may give these a try. Preheat oven to 400F Kale (2-3 bunches – I used 3 in these pictures) Salt/Pepper/Olive Oil/Minced Garlic/(optional) Cumin Wash your Kale, then trim out the center stem. Rip into […]

Valentine’s Day Cupcakes by Hello Naomi

I had to share this great detailed tutorial on making fondant topped Valentines Day cupcakes, by the super-fabulous Hello Naomi (aka Naomi Henderson). You’ve probably seen pictures of her cool pacman cupcakes, robot cupcakes, and other fun designs around the web, she’s very clever with her designs and execution. This is a great step-by-step to […]

Entertaining: Bourbon Glazed Wings!

Planning a party?  Need some munchies?  I saw these at Patricia‘s other website, Brownies for Dinner, and had to share them here, too!   These look delicious as a party appetizer… Patricia says: I’ve tried making the classic hot wings in the past using a couple of different recipes and I’ll be honest, I’d rather order […]

How Fun! Broken Glass Jello for Valentine’s Day

Valentines is almost here… want a quick and easy v-day treat?  Well, this looks like the ticket!  The Food Librarian has a lovely recipe for this Broken Glass Jello.  Really, no glass involved though, hehe. The Librarian Explains: Last year, I posted 5-layer Valentine’s Jello and it was very popular. But what happens if you […]

Pork Dumplings with Dried Shrimp and Chives

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Chi fan le mei you? (Happy and prosperous new year! Have you eaten yet?) Both common greetings for the Lunar new year, commonly know in the states at the Chinese New Year.   This year Chinese New Year starts on February 14th.  The Lunar New Year celebration is 15 days long, each […]