7 Culinary Content Network Stories to Read Right Now Slideshow

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Love Grows Wild — Banana Cream Pudding Parfaits

Love Grows Wild loves everything about being a homemaker, from cooking for her family to creating handmade cards to throwing parties to teaching herself to sew. Her friends call her "Mini Martha," and she loves every second of it. Love Grows Wild gives her a voice and opportunity to share her passions, and to invite others to follow her on her journey of crafting, designing, and discovering what life is all about. Here, a recipe for banana cream pudding parfaits has us salivating and rushing to purchase the ingredients.

Peanut Butter and Peppers — Oranges and Cream Smoothie

Peanut Butter and Peppers loves peanut butter and peppers on everything (go figure), works full-time in a medical device office, and uses spare time to cook, exercise, and spend time with her family. In this post, she provides a recipe that helps pack in vitamin C, while being refreshing and tasty.

Creole Contessa — Strawberry Lemonade

Creole Contessa calls her husband "Big Goo" and her daughter "Baby Girl," and started her blog because "it’s just not fair not to share [her] great recipes with the world." Although raised in California, spending every summer in Louisiana with her late grandmother Frances taught her the art of Creole cooking and transformed her roots. Now, she operates under the motto, "You gotta look cute to cook cute," and shops her way to a full closet, and blog. In this post, a recipe for strawberry lemonade helps combat the heat of these summer months.

The Midnight Baker — Popsicle Fridays & State Fair Corn Dogs

The Midnight Baker, otherwise known as Judy, loves to cook, entertain, and share her recipes and tips. Along with her on The Midnight Baker is her friend Sylvia, who was a keen eye for styling and good food, and Helen S. Fletcher, a noted pastry chef and author, who makes some guest appearances. Here, an announcement for Popsicle Fridays—providing a new Popsicle recipe for each Friday of the summer, and a recipe for state fair corndogs, has us craving the summer months ahead.

Foxes Love Lemons — Baconfest Michigan 2013 Recap

Foxes Love Lemons, a mixture of her maiden name and a food and flavor love, left advertising for culinary school, and is now a happy and blogging recipe developer/tester, food writer, restaurant reviewer, and private cooking instructor. In this post, she reviews Michigan’s Baconfest, where she was VIP and "eating ridiculous amounts of bacon-wrapped, -filled and -studded delicacies."

The Cooking Actress — Coffeecake Muffins

The Cooking Actress got into cooking when she moved to New York City to pursue her acting career, and although she deems it a work in progress, enjoys blogging and sharing her recipes with readers. Here, she talks about her new favorite thing, Zulka Pure Cane Sugar, and a recipe for coffeecake muffins that goes right along with it.