How to make cake filled eggshells
How to make Cake Eggs!

Easter is around the corner!  How about something really different and special this year?  Cakes, baked in eggshells! These are easy and fun to make (though a little time consuming), and would be a great project to do with the kids.  They would also make an impressive addition to a fancy brunch.  Or a clever […]

Appetizer Fun: Sushi for Dessert?

April Fools is coming up, and what better way to celebrate with food that’s a little bit unexpected!?  This is a version of ‘Sweet’ Sushi that I’ve made for the past several years, and not only is it delicious & not TOO unhealthy, it’s unique and a lot of fun!  And vegetarian, too — no […]

Gorgeous Pickled Beet Eggs

I’ve never heard of these either, but my new fave food blog, Eye Candy, has yet another gorgeous egg idea!  (I might just have to try these!) These hard-boiled eggs were pickled in a beet and white vinegar solution, then sliced in half and filled with an egg yolk-mayonnaise-mustard cream. They gain their colour from […]

Easy Easter Cupcakes – Cupcake Collars!

Yesterday we showcased some really cute Easter Cupcake ideas.  “But Dot,” you say.  “I’m too busy with everything else I have going on to decorate fancy cupcakes!”  Yeah, I certainly know the feeling, but you still want cute cupcakes for the young’uns after the easter egg hunt, right?–or your kid insists on ‘fancy’ cupcakes to […]

Strawberry Shortcake with Strawberry Syrup

I’m fortunate to live in the Salinas Valley in California, some of the best produce in the country is grown here.  However there are some crops we grow in abundance, and one of those is Strawberries.  The Strawberries at the market were the smaller spring berries that are just the most flavorful and delicious. Perfect […]

Birds Nest Macaroons for Easter!

I love this simple idea for an Easter or Spring themed sweet treat from Sunday Hotpants!  Something a little unusual, and tasty too…  (Sigh, I don’t like coconut… I wonder if anything else could be substituted and still get the same effect?) She writes: I’m not very good at getting things posted for the holidays, […]

Easter Cupcake Inspirations

We’ve scoured flickr.com to find some cute ideas for Easter Cupcakes…  From easy to complex, check out these cute bunnies, chicks, eggs, and more Easter Related  themes.  (Are you on flickr?  Add your foodie photos to the Foodwhirl Flickr group!) (Links are below the large mosaic photo) 1. Bunny Cupcakes, 2. Easter Bunny Cupcakes, 3. […]

Cherry Tomato Pizza Margherita

I saw this today on Love and Olive Oil (thanks for the tip @thenovicechef!). I love the effect that the multicolored cherry tomatoes give this pizza… and it looks so tasty.. First of all, can I say how much I LOVE daylight savings time? Sure, it’s been 3 weeks and I’m still having trouble waking […]

Decorate your sweets with Tootsie-Roses!

I saw a guest chef do this on TV a couple of weeks ago and thought…how easy is that. Great way to fancy up a homemade cake when you don’t know how to make cake roses. How to Make Tootsie-Roses See instructions below the photos. Click on a photo to see larger. Start with Multi-color […]

Chicken Meatballs

I love meatballs.  But who doesn’t? This chicken meatball recipe is a nice departure from the standard beef meatballs – less fat but still moist and flavorful.  Recipe as listed includes cream cheese and Parmesan cheese but shredded sharp cheddar works as well. One thing to note is that the mixture is extremely wet and […]

Chicken White Bean Chili

Nothing is better to me on a cold day than a nice tasty bowl of chili. This was the version I made up the other night, and it was so popular and our impromptu dinner party Saturday evening, I thought you guys might enjoy it as well! It goes wonderfully with the Pepper Cornbread, too! […]

About Grieg

Hi, I’m Grieg, the latest addition to the Foodwhirl team. I’m a photographer by night, and bored during the day so I have plenty of time to be creative when it comes to trying out new recipes. Ages ago I ran a Deli/Bakery for too many years to count,  so I’m into creating unique sweets. And […]

Spotlight: Make Challah Bread

Reader Allison of Radishes and Rhubarb sends us this lovely recipe for challah bread, and how she had the revelation that making her own bread was a do-able thing. Some great insights here, and it’s totally inspired me to make my own artisan bread. (Especially because I think Challah bread would be great for Waffled […]

Being creative with produce: orange tilapia filets with salad and quinoa

You may or may not know that Rawls, one of our esteemed contributors, is a huge proponent of Community Supported Agriculture programs (CSA’s) and of using organic and local produce. She is affiliated with Gaia’s Greens, a south-metro-Atlanta based CSA program and organic produce delivery service. I live on the north side of town, and […]

Marshmallow Chicks (Homemade “Peeps!”) How-to & CHALLENGE!

Easter’s just 2 weeks away! Do you have your Peeps yet? If not, here’s a great Foodwhirl challenge for you… Make your Own! Foodwhirl Friend Melissa did some fun experiments making homemade marshmallow chicks, and shares her techniques and results for you here!  She says she doesn’t think hers will win any beauty contests (although […]

Spotlight: Big Mac Macarons!

Macarons are everywhere lately!  It seems you can’t peruse a food blog without seeing a yummy looking version of these continental sweets.  But this has got to be the cleverest version I’ve seen so far. 

Baked Oatmeal Stuffed Apples for 2

This would be a great easy dessert for date night! Maybe paired with that apple flavored Candied Bacon Martini? Oatmeal Stuffed Apples for 2 Ingredients: 2 Golden Delicious apples 2 Packs of instant oatmeal (your personal favorite will do) 1/2 Cup packed brown sugar 2 Tablespoon of butter Pinch of cinnamon/clove/nutmeg to your taste 1/2 […]

Carrot Souffle

[ed- Easter’s coming!  Dawn brings us a great idea to get your kids to eat Carrots!] I am NOT a fan of cooked carrots.  Never have been.  A few years ago my Step-mother hipped me to the Carrot Souffle at our local chain Cafeteria and I’ve been hooked ever since.  In the past I’ve just […]

Spotlight: Stuffed Poblanos

Although I mentioned our Facebook group and Twitter feed this weekend, I forget to mention that we also have a Flickr group. I love Flickr – it’s a fabulous place to share pictures…especially pictures of delicious recipes. I found this lovely recipe from Teenie Cakes in the Foodwhirl Flickr group, and wanted to share it […]

Recently on Foodwhirl…

Recent Recipes at Foodwhirl… Waffleizer: French Toast Waffles & Waffled Soft Pretzels Every time I check out Waffleizer (the blog dedicated to answering the question of Will It Waffle?) I giggle a little bit. And that’s a good thing in this world of so many oh so serious food blogs. Go check it out. I […]

Thanks Everyone!

We hope you’re enjoying the site!  It’s been a little over a month now and the feedback has been great… We’ve implement some of your suggestions to make the site more usable (there’s a drop-down on the main menu bar now, so you can find our sub-categories). There are still some features we’re working on, […]

Waffleizer: French Toast Waffles & Waffled Soft Pretzels

Every time I check out Waffleizer (the blog dedicated to answering the question of Will It Waffle?) I giggle a little bit. And that’s a good thing in this world of so many oh so serious food blogs. Go check it out. I couldn’t decide what to feature today, so I’m breaking my unwritten rule […]

Spotlight: Hen and Chicks Boiled Eggs

OK, St Pat’s is over, and it’s time to start thinking Easter!  This is SUCH a cute idea for Easter, from one of my favorite new food blog finds, Eye Candy Food Blog!  (thanks Niki for the pointer!) Are you looking for Easter dishes that are easy and fun to make? If yes, then these […]

Garlic pie

This would be a great dish for Easter Brunch! Hi everybody!  We’re Chica and Jo and we’re here to tell you that we love garlic.  I mean we REALLY love garlic.  You have to love it to even consider something called Garlic Pie, right?  Yes, garlic is a great accompaniment to many meals, but sometimes […]

Easter is Coming.. What are you cooking?

Foodwhirl is getting ready for Easter & Spring, and would love your ideas and recipe submissions! Do you make your own chocolate bunnies?  Have a fabulous dish for Easter Dinner?  Have the perfect thing to do with leftover boiled eggs? If it’s Easter or Spring related, we want to know about it…! Contact Us!