Spotlight! Ramp Pesto

Foodwhirl thinks Manhattan Food Project totally rocks (I think they are as big Alton fans as I am!), and would love to crash at their pad next time we are in NYC… and this recipe is no exception to our drooliness (I’m pretty sure that’s not a word).  Anyway, Ramp Pesto?  How cool!  We love […]

Spotlight: Glittering Raspberry Kulfi

I spotted this sparkly goodness at Delicious Delicious Delicious, and thought it was a lot of fun! I love kulfi! I had the most amazing pistachio kulfi in a street café in Delhi once, as well as some pretty good stuff in Rusholme years ago with my mum, and have always wanted to try and […]

Georgia Shrimp and Grits

I grew up in South Georgia and we frequently had both shrimp and grits at the same meal, but I didn’t have shrimp on top of my grits until I was much older.  I’ve played around with this recipe for a while and make it different ways, but I ran across a recipe that I liked […]

Spotlight: Salmon in Parchment

We’ve done fish in parchment here at Foodwhirl before, and we’ve done salmon, but here is a tasty looking Salmon in Parchment recipe from Foodwhirl Friend, Talk of Tomatoes! Salmon. I grew up fishing for salmon—it brings back close-to-my-heart memories of family time on Orcas Island. My father was a particularly patient and good fisherman, […]

Spotlight: Cool as a Cucumber Cocktail!

Cucumber in a cocktail isn’t exactly unheard of (remember Niki’s fabulous Pimms Cup!) but this one really caught my eye over at The Daily Spud.  And it’s got Gin and Tonic in it too! Cucumber in a salad is one thing. Cucumber in a cocktail, well now, that brings a whole new meaning to the […]

No-cook Strawberry Jam

What do you do when you come across the first strawberries of the season at your local farmer’s market? Make strawberry jam, of course. Here is a recipe for no-cook Strawberry Jam, a quick was to make a delicious treat.

Congrats to our Winner! (and recipes recommendations!)

It’s Noelle, from An Opera Singer in the Kitchen! Noelle said: I would totally make the Strawberry Shortcakes, but of course I would have to veganize it! Thanks for the nice giveaway! She wins the $80 Gift Certificate… Noelle, I’ll be sending you an email with the details.– and we totally want to you to […]

Last Day for reader appreciation prize!

…and recipe recap for the last week. Foodwhirl loves our readers…Win an $80 Gift Certificate! We really appreciate you guys reading Foodwhirl… It’s why we do what we do! So when we had an opportunity to give away an $80 gift certificate to CSN Stores, we figured this would be a great opportunity to thank […]

Rainbow Bubbles

Easy!  Festive!  Delicious! Refreshing! Pretty!  This is my favorite go-to dessert after a simple, quiet meal for two or a blow-out family celebration.  It works perfectly with a quiche brunch or a prime rib dinner!  Adults love it made with Champagne and kids love it made with ginger ale.  A delicious summertime treat! Ingredients: Rainbow […]

Poured Sugar Icing

I ran across these adorable cookies the other day at the decorated cookie.  Cute, huh?  I love the little birds.  But I also love that she shares the technique for decorating the cookies with Poured Sugar Icing… which I think I just might have to try! These birdies are the result of my experimenting with […]

1971 Cookbook: Special Day Dinner

Reader Appreciation Contest ends Monday! Go comment to enter! Another entry from our classic 1970’s cookbook!   According to the cookbook this is the menu for a Special Day Dinner (where you’ll be feeding 2 dozen people!).  On the menu?  Eggs en Gelée, Standing Rib Roast Supreme, Crisp Potato Tree, Romaine-Red Onion Salad, Pumpkin Mousse, […]

Smoky Lentil Soup

Don’t forget- We love our readers!  Enter the Contest! I’m on a Good Eats kick lately (gotta get my Alton fix!), and I’ve been filling up the DVR with old episodes… I happened to catch the one about lentils the other night, and picky husband indicated that the lentil soup sounded tasty. I do a […]

Homemade Sweets: Cute Bunny Treats

If your kids are like mine, one of their main driving forces in life is the pursuit of dessert. They’re gonna ask for candy, so might as well give ’em homemade sweet treats. These cute bunnies are quick and simple, and a great project to make with your kids. Ingredients: 1 cup white candy melts […]

Spotlight: Caramel Spiral

Need another tool in your arsenal of impressive pastry decorating?  Over at Duh-licious, go read this tutorial to create these gorgeous caramel spirals!  I could think of plenty of opportunities to use these in decorating some lovely desserts. Sugar Work: Caramel Spiral

Spotlight: Pork Ragu

Over at Talk of Tomatoes, Janelle (she’s a contributor here too!) has a tasty looking recipe for Pork Ragu!  This looks like a wonderfully simple ‘go-to’ meal… I am in love with ragu. Shall I marry it? I made this ragu recently for lunch, and my eldest son says to me: “mom, this is the […]

Foodwhirl loves our readers…Win an $80 Gift Certificate!

We really appreciate you guys reading Foodwhirl… It’s why we do what we do! So when we had an opportunity to give away an $80 gift certificate to CSN Stores, we figured this would be a great opportunity to thank you for reading… Anyway, to win the prize, we figured we’d keep it simple.  Just […]

Don’t fear the Quinoa! Crunchy Quinoa Salad.

Quinoa. Pronounced “keen-wah”. What the heck is it? It’s a grain-like seed from Peru that is incredibly healthy (high in protein, and full of amino acids) and quite tasty too! You basically can use it as a healthier substitute most places you would use rice or couscous. I found mine at Trader Joe’s… but if […]

Cucumber & Tomato Summer Salad

Editor’s Note: Republished for our Summer recipe series! This salad is one of my favorites for the Summer, when the cucumbers and tomatoes are in abundance, but it’s great anytime you can get the ingredients and need a reminder of summer! This is a wonderful side salad, or modify it to be a great vegetarian […]

rhubarb pie by Radishes and Rhubarb
Spotlight: Rhubarb Cream Pie

Reader Allison, from the delightful newish blog, Radishes and Rhubarb, does her first actual rhubarb related post… And it’s a sweet one, dedicated to her mom, with a delish looking recipe for Rhubarb Cream Pie.  The recipe is her mom’s, and thanks to Allison for sharing it with us! The other day my mother called […]

How to make Chicken Enchilada "lasagna"
Chicken Enchilada “Lasagna” Casserole

The other night I was brainstorming on dinner, and my eyes feel to a bag of tortilla chips we had opened the other evening when we had friends over. “Hmmm…” Dot thinks. “What can I do with those?” (Because Dot is inherently cheap and knows that the chips will just end up going stale and […]

food photos from the foodwhirl flickr group
Link Roundup: Yummies from Foodwhirl Readers

Seen in the Foodwhirl Flickr Group … thanks for sharing! Links to original photos (and recipes where applicable) are below the mosaic.. 1. vegetable, rice and chickpea stuffed bell peppers Blogged here 2. Double Cheese Marbled Brownies, visit the blog here 3. parmesan roasted asparagus, Blogged: parmesan roasted asparagus 4. Besos (Kisses) A Mexican Sweet […]

Vegetable Stir Fry with Orange Ginger Sauce

“All of these vegetables need to be eaten before they go bad!!”  Sound familiar?  We went to visit my man’s parents for Mother’s Day and had just gotten my organic produce box the day before we left.   I contemplated taking the whole box with me, but it wouldn’t have fit in the overhead compartment, so […]

Spotlight: Jim’s Pancakes!

Jim’s a guy just trying to make cool pancakes for his daughter… well, he’s succeeding!  I stumbled across this site the other day, and not only does he have some very interesting pancake ideas, but he also has how to videos on making some of them.  Very cool.  Here are a couple of the more […]

Interview: Debbie Does Cakes - Cake Decorating Diva
Foodwhirl Interview: Debbie Does Cakes!

Welcome to Foodwhirl’s very first Interview!  As long as I’ve been blogging about food, both here at Foodwhirl and at my personal blog, Dabbled, I’ve been running across some incredibly decorated cakes.  And one name that kept appearing every time I’d look for interesting cakes to feature, was Debbie Goard of Debbie Does Cakes!  Debbie […]

Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken is one of my loves, along with chocolate, mint juleps and David Tennant’s Dr. Who.  However, like most things I love, it’s something that I can only have in small amounts. Why is that?  Why do we love that which is bad for us?  Why can’t fried chicken be a HEALTHY meal? That […]