Posts by Ashley Rodriguez

Ashley Rodriguez is the creator of, the winner of Saveur Magazine's Best Cooking Blog. She studied in professional kitchens before becoming a mother of three. Now Ashley spends her time, cooking for her family, teaching cooking and baking and photographing it all. Ashley just finished writing her first cookbook, "Date Night In," which will be released in December 2014.

Becoming a Better Baker: Testing Your Yeast

active yeast

Have you ever gone through the work of making your own bread only to find that it never rose? Well, it could be your yeast. Learn the trick of testing your yeast for baked goods that always have the proper rise.

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Classic Cooking: A Traditional Beef Stew Recipe

Classic beef stew recipe on Craftsy

With a handful of classic recipes in your cooking repertoire, you can quickly determine what's for dinner or what should you make when company is coming over. Here's a traditional recipe for beef stew that's sure to become a classic in your home.

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On the Lighter Side: Comforting & Healthy Winter Recipes

Brussel sprout salad + more healthy winter recipes

With the start of a new year and resolutions abounding, it's nice to find comforting dishes that fill you up without filling you with guilt. Let these lightened up, yet inspired and flavorful dishes, bring a bit of freshness to your winter table.

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