Category Archives: Blog

It’s even easier to post your recipes now…

We’ve streamlined the recipe posting process, based on your feedback.  Go Submit a New Recipe (or Share a Link) to try it out!  You’ll see the status of your post right after you submit it. Oh, and don’t forget to make sure you have a profile photo, so you can show up in our Contributor […]

Don’t forget to add your Profile Pic!

You can link to your website or facebook (or other social media) page, set your profile photo, and include something about yourself in the Bio section of your profile! Just go to your Profile Page (once you are logged in) to get it all set up.

Beta version of the New Foodwhirl is UP!

You’ll notice some changes around here… we have a brand new look, that’s more mobile-friendly, showcasing even more of our contributors lovely recipes!  There are still features that need to be implemented, but for the most part, this is the new look.  So take a look around and let us know what you think!       […]

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’ […]

Osmanthus Jelly With Wolfberries

The combination of the two wonder herbs makes this Osmanthus Jelly With Wolfberries (甜甜蜜蜜桂花糕) a delightful dessert, ending my dinner on a sweet note. Ingredients: 1 pkt of Konyaku jelly powder 600ml Water 1 tsp Dried Osmanthus 1 tsp Wolfberries Instructions: Soak Wolfberries till soft. Drain & set aside. Heat water & mix #Konyaku according […]

12 Unusual and Tasty Almond Butter Recipes

Yesterday we talked about how to make your own Almond Butter, and some really cool variations on the standard nut butter. Today we’re brainstorming on some great recipes to make with your almond butter!  Here are 12 clever or unusual almond butter recipes, from around the web.  And remember, you can generally substitute almond butter […]

Cute chicken salad stuffed tomatoes (and other things stuffed)

Love the attitude at Yammie’s Noshery @yammiesnoshery Quote: Guys, you just have to trust your feelings sometimes. You know, like a jedi. So add as much celery as you want. Cook the chicken any way you desire. Forget the tomato cups and have it on a croissant. Or try using roma tomatoes and just halving […]

Take 2: NEW new forms for submitting a recipe to Foodwhirl!

So, we had a few small issues with the forms I announced yesterday. Hopefully they are all fixed now–apparently 2 forms on the same page was causing problems. So if you submitted a recipe yesterday, I’m really sorry, but you’ll need to resubmit it. And now we have new and better forms! And, lucky for […]

New “Contribute a Recipe” forms!

We had some issues with our old forms, so we have 2 new forms for submitting your recipes to Foodwhirl. These are more ‘freeform’ so you aren’t tied to a particular format for writing up a recipe. Go check them out, and be sure to let us know if you have any problems using them. […]

Shaved Ice Cupcakes (and more cupcake ideas)

Need some cupcake ideas?  Here are some cute ones…. I love this idea for making faux shaved ice (snow cone?) cupcakes at Just Jenn: Here’s another cute idea:  Bees & Honey cupcakes… I love how all together they make a honeycomb! Or how about these cute Star Wars cupcakes? (Photo on Flickr) For the more […]

Happy April fool’s day – Burmese mochi

Welcome to the month of April. It is one of my favorite months. Spring is finally here and in Northern California the rain is on its way out. April also the month of the Burmese New year, which used to mean there was lots of food in our house. Some of the food we will […]

Foolin’ Food for April Fools

Don’t get caught in any tricks today! Here’s some fun ideas for food for your april fool’s day dinner… (Previously published on Dabbled.org) Top: This sushi is sweet, not fishy! Sushi (instructions) Middle: A hearty cupcake? It just looks like Eggs and Toast… Bottom: Your child will adore your for this Veggies and Fish Stick […]

New: “Contribute a Recipe” to Foodwhirl…

Spring is here and we’ve been doing a little spring cleaning on Foodwhirl. Along with some sprucing up of the main page and the menus, we also have a new Contribute a Recipe feature! Contribute a Recipe: So this is the official announcement…   If you’ve been following on facebook/twitter you may have seen my calls […]

“Smores”Troopers cupcakes

I’m loving these Smores Trooper Cupcakes! I mean, you had me at Star Wars, right? Someone to get these cookie cutters for me for the next gift giving occasion! Out of the Star Wars cookie cutter set I’ve made Vader Egg Salad, Yoda Oreos and Boba Fett ice cream sandwiches, but I’ve yet to use […]

St. Patrick’s Day Food ideas

St. Patrick’s day is coming up… got any cooking plans?  Here are some of the recipes we shared last year on Foodwhirl.com. Guiness Corned Beef Irish Car Bomb Bread Pudding Niki’s Homemade Corned Beef and Cabbage St. Patty’s Ideas – Corned Beef & Cabbage Tacos Irish Car Bomb Ice-cream Sundae Spotlight- Guinness Spiced Muffins Leftover […]

Heart Calzones

Hope everyone is having a lovely Valentine’s Day.  I spotted these calzones at Craftzine and thought they were just too cute… Go read the whole thing and get the recipe:  Heart Calzones

Romantic Date Night: Decor & Recipes!

With Valentine’s Day coming up, our thoughts turn to romance.  But man, getting a table (and one that won’t cost an arm and a leg, packed in like sardines) at your favorite fancy bistro can be difficult… Here’s Nicole‘s answer to a romantic date night, when you decide to stay in and cook at home, […]

Chocolate Valentines Day ideas..and more romance

As Valentine’s Day approaches, our thoughts turn to romance. And for many people ROMANCE=CHOCOLATE! Here are a few chocolate ideas from Foodwhirls past, for romance or just for valentines day fun! Cupcakes in a Jar (and Chocolate Beet Cake)! These would be a great valentine’s gift for someone special, or a fun teacher gift! Check […]

What to do with Ham Leftovers

I have leftovers from the ham I cooked for New Years, so I’ve been looking for ideas… Here’s one from The Novice Chef :  Ham Casserole Need other ideas? Cuban Black Beans at Foodalution Grilled Zucchini and Ham Pita Panini with Basil Hummus at Perry’s Plate Cheddar and Ham Biscuits at Craftzine Cheesy Ham and […]

Happy Christmas!

Foodwhirl thanks everyone for hanging out with us this year… It’s been a blast. Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season…. No recipes today, but if you’re bored for something to read, here are some of our most popular recipes! Irish Car Bomb Ice-cream Sundae Overnight roast pork: cook while you sleep! Corned Beef […]

Happy Holidays, Everyone…

Posting will be light on Foodwhirl for the next week due to the holidays, but never fear, we will continue to put up new links on our Facebook page (come say hi and “Like” us!) and/or Twitter. I’m looking forward to the new year and we have some new stuff planned, so stay tuned! Cheers, […]

Exploded Pyrex by thatedeguy
A warning on Pyrex type baking dishes

My mom sent me this, and I thought I’d pass it along.  I use glass casseroles and pie pans all the time, and I always thought the glass was super good with heat.  I didn’t know they could explode! Looking for a photo to illustrate this post, I ran across a number of photos of […]

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Recent Yummy Links.. and Dinner Brainstorming

Before we get to the tasty links, I thought you guys might be interested in this:  The Whats For Dinner weekly brainstorm, where we take items that are on sale, and figure out cost effective and yummy ways to use them… Read more here, and comment here, there (or email) if you’re interested in participating, […]

Fall Harvest Thanksgiving Party inspirations

Want to have a fall party? Check out this Fall Harvest Party featured over at Kara’s Party Ideas… A gorgeous color palette in the food and the decor. Lovely! So pop over for your own design and menu inspiration! Need more ideas?  This is a lovely Pumpkin Harvest Brunch over at Hostess with the Mostess.  […]

Great “Tentacle Pot Pie” on notmartha…

Do your kids balk at pot pie?  Maybe they’d eat it if it had tentacles and eyes! So fun for a halloween dinner..  Go check it out: Tentacle Pot Pie. (Want more silly and scary halloween dinner ideas? Check out this roundup at Hostess with the Mostess.)