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!

About Chica and Jo

Give a big Foodwhirl welcome to our guests, Chica & Jo! Hi, we’re Chica and Jo!  We are thirty-something women who are family-oriented and fun-loving.  We take every opportunity to live life to the fullest, and one of our favorite ways to do that is through food.  We love eating it, preparing it, and using […]

Corned Beef and Cabbage: Part 3 of 3(corned beef hash with basted eggs)

Who’s sick of hearing about corned beef and cabbage?  Well, I promise, this is the end of this fascinating series.  I just want to make sure you’ve got some options for all those yummy leftovers (4 lbs of beef is a lot, and unless you’re throwing a party, I’m sure you’ve got some extra). This […]

Easy as [shepherd’s] pie!

[ed- this would be a great St. Pat’s dish tonight!] This is a recipe you could do ahead of time and freeze, or you could throw it together at the last minute for a dinner party (can be easily double or tripled for larger groups) or family dinner. It’s really versatile and easy. My family […]

Make Homemade Tomato Paste

Red Cordial Revolution has a very tasty looking how-to for making your own homemade tomato paste..  I love this idea… I’ve never tried to make my own before, but this sounds easy.  She also suggests adding additional flavorings like anchovies, eggplant, or olives! After making this oh-so-super-easy homemade tomato paste you are never going to […]

Irish Soda Bread

I rarely seem to make the same recipe twice.  Boredom mostly. But with corned beef, comes cabbage.  And with corned beef & cabbage comes Irish soda bread. This recipe is not the true Irish soda bread I remember from my youth.  There is no buttermilk or seeds in this recipe, and it is definitely more […]

Spotlight: Oven Fried Onion Rings

I posted these a few weeks ago to our Facebook page and they were so popular I figured I’d share them here as a Spotlight! The Brown Eyed Baker shares her recipe for doing onion rings, without a big ol pan of hot oil. So clever! I adore onion rings. Love them, really. Although I […]

More St. Paddy’s Sweets…

We’ve been having fun with St. Patrick’s Day sweets here on foodwhirl… Don’t miss our Irish Car Bomb Icecream & Irish Car Bomb Bread Pudding.. (hmm, I’m sensing a theme here). But here are a few more we’ve found on the web that we think are nifty and green! Make Green Velvet cupcakes and cakeballs […]

Chicken on a Budget: Multiple meal parts for $2.78!

In these times, we’re all trying to save money.  One thing I always do is look for what’s on sale, and how I can do multiple meals with it.  This technique also helps you keep a stocked freezer, that will help you out when you need a meal in a pinch! At the grocery store […]