Megan Myers

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Megan’s love affair with food began with clipping recipes from coupon circulars at a young age and forcing the results on her family. After earning a BA in journalism, she moved to Austin, Texas, and dove headfirst into the world of cooking and blogging about local food. She has worked as a copyeditor for almost ten years, and has contributed to Edible Austin and the international blog Simple Bites. In her spare time she gardens, teaches her son about food, and co-organizes a handmade food swap.

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December 26, 2013 @ Whole Story
Ringing in 2014 doesn’t have to involve a crush of people and champagne poppers at midnight. Here’s a few fun food-focused ideas for an at-home celebration that everyone can enjoy.
December 24, 2013 @ Whole Story
When it comes to the New Year’s Eve countdown, something bubbly is a must! With that in mind, here’s a champagne primer to help you get your bubbly supply sorted out in time to celebrate!
December 18, 2013 @ Whole Story
No matter your cooking style – whether you like to keep things simple or go all out – you can enjoy a fabulous breakfast on Christmas morning.
December 13, 2013 @ Whole Story
Special diets can be confusing if you’re not used to them, but once you know the ins and outs, it is very simple to prepare meals everyone can enjoy.
December 11, 2013 @ Whole Story
Now that the winter chill is on and guests are filling the house, quick breads and muffins are my go-to for fast and delicious breakfasts.
December 10, 2013 @ Whole Story
Holiday parties are all about the mixing and mingling. Rather than serve a large meal or buffet, providing snacks that can be eaten one-handed means plenty of opportunity for socializing and minimal time in the kitchen.
December 4, 2013 @ Whole Story
The holiday season means that in addition to the regular busy schedule of school, extracurricular and volunteer activities, our family is adding on planning for parties, shopping for gifts, and looking for that perfect decoration to complete our Christmas tree. After an exhausting day running around town, the last thing I want to think about is how long it’s going to take to get dinner ready.
December 3, 2013 @ Whole Story
I tend to give homemade gifts from my kitchen, whether it’s ingredients or an already-baked treat. Even if those on your “Nice” list aren’t foodies, gifts from your kitchen are the perfect way to share the spirit of the holiday season.
November 26, 2013 @ Whole Story
When it comes to Thanksgiving, there’s enough on your plate to worry about before even diving into the cooking.
November 15, 2013 @ Whole Story
It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of turkey, stuffing, pie, rolls, and more pie. If you don’t have to worry about what you eat, planning the Thanksgiving meal is a breeze. But if you have food allergies, sensitivities or follow a special diet, or have guests who do, it can be a challenge finding foods that are suitable, yet still deliciously festive.
November 3, 2013 @ Whole Story
Peeking at your calendar once October is over can be a little frightening. Thanksgiving is just around the corner and holiday parties seem to creep sooner and sooner each year. But don’t fret! With a little planning and prep work you can smoothly sail into the entertaining season.
October 9, 2013 @ Whole Story
When fall arrives, I automatically start thinking about what meals I’m going to be creating in the slow cooker. It’s not just because of the cooler temperatures – the hustle and bustle of back-to-school routines and approaching holidays makes getting dinner on the table fast a priority. Quick breads, biscuits and other no-yeast breads are a great way to round out a slow-cooker meal. They’re perfect for mopping up that last bit of broth in your bowl, and if you choose the right flavors, can be a wonderful complement to whatever has been bubbling away all day.
September 30, 2013 @ Whole Story
My older son started kindergarten this fall, and despite my attempts at planning, it’s thrown a wrench in our eating habits. Finding time to cook between soccer practices, homework and tending to our newborn is tricky, and all too often we’ve relied on takeout. But now that we’ve settled into our school routine, it’s time to tackle the dinner table. Fall is a great time to jump into the kitchen again – or for the first time – and we’ve got lots of easy, back-to-basics recipes to get you cooking.
April 18, 2013 @ Whole Story
The sun generates more energy than necessary for life on Earth, yet only a fraction of that is utilized for solar power. In this video from Dark Rye, we explore harnessing its mighty power. In Arizona an innovative company makes thin-film photovoltaic modules affordable and recyclable, while an engineer in Hawai'i addresses the challenge of storage.
March 23, 2013 @ Whole Story
With the season’s egg dyeing and deviled-egg eating, chances are you’re starting to collect a few extra egg cartons around the house. Don’t throw them away!
December 19, 2012 @ Whole Story
Gathering together and sharing food is a big part of the holidays, and it can be easy to overindulge on all the tasty treats that are available. Luckily, if you’re looking for alternatives to the standard fare, we’ve got options. Our Health Starts Here® recipes celebrate naturally flavorful whole foods, and even in wintertime there are plenty of delicious options for the holiday table. Try adding a few of these dishes to your festive feast.
December 17, 2012 @ Whole Story
Sure, you’ve probably already cruised by the cookie jar more than a few times this week, but have you thought about what to serve as your dessert centerpiece for your Christmas celebration? Whether your taste buds are longing for something decadent or something light (or you just want another excuse for pie), we’ve got the recipes for you. Set your dessert table with a few of these options:
December 14, 2012 @ Whole Story
The holiday entertaining season is in full swing! I love getting together with friends to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s – not only because I get to see people I love, but because there’s always plenty of nibbles. Parties featuring small bites instead of full meals make for a relaxed atmosphere and allow for a wide variety of foods. There’s always something to make every palate happy, and the small portions make it easy to visit with friends instead of being stuck at a table for a five-course dinner.

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