Ain't no shame in the calorie counting game: How to erase guilty feelings about eating at parties!

It's the start of the summer party season for the US. Which means tons of BBQ meat, beers, margaritas and CAKE! You can't have a party without cake! The perfect time for all that anxiety in your gut to start rising up about your food choices, and just how "good" you've been the last weeks. (I'll talk in a minute about how "being good" actually means nothing, by the way.) But if you're like me, and have made the choice to start logging your food intake, calorie counting and parties can lead to a lot of anxiety.

Staple Sauce: My fool-proof (usually) marinara sauce recipe

I started dating someone who had never before been exposed to home-cooked food. The bar was set so low, and his appreciation was (and still is) so genuine, I that I felt no fear when trying out new things in the kitchen. So with that being said, here is one of the first recipes I tried on him when we decided to make homemade pizza.

I started with a family recipe and tweaked it until it fit my taste. This recipe is a great one to start with because it's simple and once you become comfortable with the bare bones, you can add or substitute ingredients until it becomes what you want.

3 easy breakfast recipes to serve a crowd

Having guests over is very unfun if you're stuck cooking for a large crowd in the kitchen. I'm always looking for ways to make food ahead of time so I can get to more socializing and less stirring on the fly. Here are my go-to easy breakfast recipes to serve a crowd, emphasis on EASY. Let's see what we're serving up…

All food should come in pie form: rustic hand pie recipes for everyone

I'm still undecided on what the definitive term should be for these pastries: hand pies, turnovers, pasties… I guess it all depends on how they're folded, but I imagine someone knows the real rules. Either way, give me a mini pie any day of the week. I made a few recipes (two of which for a couple of my favorite fandoms!), and they're here for your folding, turning over, and eating needs. Let's talk some of my favorite hand pie recipes.