The Great Food Instagram Vibe Shift

The food blogger aesthetic has given way to something more realistic and DIY: Laissez-faire Instagram food is here

For a long time, food looked one way on Instagram. It was the look of crisp, pristinely lit plates seen from above, with sprigs of herbs strewn to appear haphazard, despite the tedious work of styling tweezers; stacks of pancakes and cookies shot at exactly the correct angle to show a blur of eggs, old-timey glass bottles of milk, and an “accidental” dusting of flour in the background.

This aesthetic has worked. With its softboxes, fake prop walls, and marble surfaces, it established a generation of bloggers and Instagrammers as professional recipe developers, content creators, and best-selling cookbook authors.

I’ve been noticing something, though: This type of content isn’t doing as well as it used to. Big Instagrammers are turning off Like counts and grumbling about their lack of growth. Creators with … Read more

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded baked potato soup is hands down the best potato soup that I have ever had. Creamy and delicious with all the goodness of a baked potato, made right in your slow cooker!

Fall is THE time for soup!! The crisp air just calls for me to make it at least once a week. This means I need a lot of recipes on hand! If you love soup, you have to try this Minestrone Soup, this delicious Tomato Basil Soup, and this family favorite, Award Winning Cheeseburger Soup!

Loaded baked potato soup in a white bowl with a spoon garnished with chopped bacon, cheese and onions.

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe

Loaded baked potato soup recipe is one of my very favorites! Slow cooker soups are just what is needed to stay warm inside when it is cold outside. It is my favorite all-time soup that is so simple to make, and the slow cooker does all the work. Soup is one of my favorite go-to … Read more

New outbreak under investigation; FDA ends work on another without finding source

The FDA is investigating one new outbreak and has closed an investigation on another.

On Wednesday the Food and Drug Administration announced a new Salmonella Litchfield outbreak that has sickened at least 28 patients. The source of the pathogen has not yet been identified.

In its outbreak announcement, the FDA did not indicate how old the patients are or where they live. The agency also did not report whether any patients have been hospitalized.

As of Wednesday evening, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had not posted any information about the outbreak. This is not unusual because the CDC generally waits until a specific pathogen source has been found. 

The FDA has initiated traceback efforts but has not reported what food or foods are being traced.

The agency has closed its investigation of an outbreak of infections caused by Salmonella Mississippi. The outbreak has been declared over without a … Read more

Maggi Seasoning Is Best When It’s (Kind of) a Secret

The globally beloved seasoning brings all other flavors into sharper relief

Despite rice’s presence in the majority of my meals, I wouldn’t say that I often crave it. It’s more that a lot of things feel incomplete without rice; so I eat it. But sometimes, in very particular circumstances, I crave a bowl of plain rice — no need for anything on top, not even an egg, just a few inky brown splashes of Maggi.

The Maggi seasoning of my childhood memories comes in a yellow and red bottle that boldly states: “Improves the taste.” Of what? Everything. Just as good on eggs and as it is on steamed greens, Maggi comes in clutch in soups, stews, sauces, stocks, and anything where salt isn’t enough to fill the void. Fans might add it to bloody marys, pickling liquids, and marinades, or use it as a vegetarian-alternative to fish sauce, or … Read more

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin cinnamon rolls are filled with a delicious brown sugar filling and smothered in homemade cream cheese frosting. Soft, fluffy and so perfect for fall!

As soon as the weather cools down, I know it’s time to break out all of my favorite pumpkin dessert recipes. If you’re as big of a fan of pumpkin as I am, you’re going to LOVE this pumpkin pudding cake, these pumpkin snickerdoodles, or these insanely good pumpkin cheesecake brownies!

Closeup of a pumpkin cinnamon roll served on a white plate.

Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Nothing screams fall more than a cozy pumpkin treat. With these amazing pumpkin cinnamon rolls, you get double the pumpkin in every bite! Pumpkin puree is added straight to the cinnamon roll dough along with classic fall spices. (This one’s for you, pumpkin spice lovers!) Along with the irresistible brown sugar filling, this is one fall dessert you won’t want to miss! It’s just too good.

From fall potlucks … Read more