Press Releases

Recipe Review - Creamy Basil & Red Pepper Pasta
August 22, 2011

"We made this with 8 ounces of spaghetti because that's what we had on hand, and it was delicious and covered the long noodles just fine. Fast, easy, and tasty!" - Sarah Lewis, Member of

Recipe Review - Macaroni Pasta Salad
July 21, 2011

"I don't ordinarily enjoy chunks of cheese in my salad, but in this one it really works. I mixed in some cooked chicken to make it a main dish. Delicious, particularly in hot weather. Thanks for posting!" - Chocolatl, Member of

Recipe Review - Mixed Mushrooms with Garlic
March 12, 2011

"Made these totally for my other half who was most appreciative & absolutely loved 'em! That speaks volumes for what a great recipe you have here! Thanks for sharing it!  " - Sydney Mike, CA USA, Member of

Recipe Review - Homemade Hamburger Helper
March 11, 2011

"We thought this was a great recipe, my 3 year old (the picky one) ate his whole bowl and said he liked it which for him is the biggest compliment! We liked that it wasn't super salty like the boxed mix and will definitely be making this again. Thanks for sharing!" - Chef, PA USA, Member of

Recipe Review - Vegetarian Burritos
January 19, 2011

"These are the best burritos I've ever made. I used tofutti sour cream and vegan daiya cheese. One of the most satisfying vegan meals I've made so far! Super delicious! I pretty much eye balled things while assembling. Added a bit more corn and mixed it with the beans. Added some olives to the mix cause they were in the fridge. Didn't both to open them up and add the tomato/lettuce (they looked to good!) Definitely a keeper! I wrapped them all individually in foil to bake - no mess in the pan and ready to go for lunches/freezing etc. THANK YOU!" - Nikoma, Member of

Recipe Review - Macaroni Pasta Salad
July 21, 2010

"Made this for a kid birthday party.  Followed the recipe exactly and it was a hit with adults and kids. Will make again!" - Lmaiorana, Member of

Recipe Review - Homemade Hamburger Helper
June 14, 2010

"I doubled this for our dinner tonight.  I added a bit more salt and pepper. Otherwise, it was great! The children requested it be added to "The List"." - Mommaofmany, Member of

cook from scratch
April 14, 2010

"Hi there! I found your recipe today in a search and was so excited to find someone else passionate about cooking without boxes! Thanks so much for the work you are doing!" - cook from scratch, Member of

Pizza Hut Uses Silicone "Cheese"
January 5, 2010

The Facts: Polydimethylsiloxane is a substance manufactured by Dow Chemical and is primarily used in food-manufacturing factories as a de-foaming agent for commercial boilers.
Polydimethylsiloxane is not approved for food use as a food additive, yet Pizza Hut is using this silicone-based chemical as a stabilizer for cheese used on their pizzas. Pizza Hut claims that their silicone emulsifer is a necessary preservative and emulsifier for their frozen pizzas.