7 Culinary Content Network Stories to Read Right Now (Slideshow)

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I Heart Eating — Gingerbread Pancakes

I Heart Eating is a blog by Kate, who as her blog suggests, loves to eat. A girl who has been "fortunate to meet great people and eat awesome food," she enjoys sharing her recipes and experiences involving food. In this post, Kate spices up one of her favorite breakfasts, pancakes, with gingerbread, making them "light and fluffy with just the right amount of spice and molasses flavor." Inspired by fall, Kate suggests topping them with butter, maple syrup, and sautéed apples to make them even better.

The Cooking Actress — Epicurean Butter Review

The Cooking Actress comes from Italian and German descent and has grown up with a range of food influences. Here, she describes ways in which to use the various flavors of epicurean butter, which are made with grade AA butter and all-natural ingredients. Shrimp scampi for making shrimp scampi, garlic butter with a touch of lemon juice and fresh herbs as a finishing touch on seafood, chicken, or vegetable dishes, or tomato chipotle for any dish that needs a little spice are a few of the versatile butter flavors.

Be Mindful. Be Human. Eat — Pizza Week: Breakfast Pizza

Be Mindful. Be Human. Eat is a blog about finding the balance of flavors in the food that we make and eat. Emphasizing the mindfulness involved in finding this balance, they remind us that the process isn’t always easy, but it’s worth it, and that food is to be enjoyed, shared, and remembered. In this post, Be Mindful. Be Human. Eat combines spicy roasted peppers, sweet caramelized onions, creamy potatoes, salty Gruyère and Fontina cheese, and pieces of rosemary-brown-sugar bacon to create a light but filling breakfast pizza topped with sunny-side up eggs and crispy arugula.

Spirals and Spatulas — DIY Fall Arrangement!

Spirals and Spatulas is written by a Texas wife, whose life is "full of baking, laughing, decorating, DIYing, praying, cooking, lawyering, loving, praising, celebrating, and photographing." Here, in an effort to add fall decorations to her home that will last from September through November, Spirals and Spatulas creates a DIY wheat arrangement for her entryway table.

What Jew Wanna Eat — Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

What Jew Wanna Eat is "your source for home-cooked (sometimes) kosher goodness." In this post, What Jew Wanna Eat dries and cooks chickpeas and roasts fresh red peppers to make the "best hummus ever."

Dixie Chik Cooks — Steak and Bacon Panini with Guacamole

Dixie Chik Cooks is a blog by a "Southern belle who’s thinking about what’s for dinner while eating lunch." Here, Dixie Chik Cooks takes leftover flank steak, sprinkled with salt and simmered in beef broth, and sandwiches it between two slices of bread with bacon and guacamole, making "one hell of a panini."

Makobi Scribe — Trick-or-Treat Halloween Jell-O Pumpkin Popcorn Balls Recipe

Makobi Scribe’s many voices comprise moms and bloggers from different backgrounds. Owner Jennifer Medeios writes about her weight loss journey, recipe creations, travel excursions and more, not to mention tips and tricks from being a mom of three boys, from age 19 to age 2. Her counterpart Kelly, also a mother of three, blogs about green tips and trends, as well as a weight loss journey of her own. In addition to these main voices, guest bloggers add to the range of voice appearing on this site. In this post, Makobi Scribe creates a pumpkin jack-o-lantern by combining marshmallow, orange Jell-O, and popcorn. Depending on the jack-o-lantern, these festive desserts could have a trick or a treat inside.