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 5, 2012 @ Whole Story
The two words “Christmas dinner” evoke memories of happy meals around a large table, with family members not seen all year long. Piles of warm rolls, tender green beans, potatoes dripping with gravy, and the centerpiece ham – my mouth is watering just thinking about it!
December 2, 2012 @ Whole Story
Navigating holiday foods doesn’t have to be difficult for those with special dietary needs. With a little planning and preparation, you can create a spectacular meal suitable for many food preferences. We’ve gathered some of our favorite holiday gluten-free and dairy-free recipes. Gluten-Free Recipes
December 1, 2012 @ Whole Story
Fresh herbs are a great way to liven up any recipe, from breakfast to dinner, and they certainly make it easy to add a touch of elegance to any meal. Remember, fresh herbs are highly perishable, so plan to use them soon after purchasing.
November 30, 2012 @ Whole Story
From the traditional latke to tender brisket, the comforting flavors of Hanukkah are an important part of the season. Whether you’re setting your table for a large gathering or just a small meal, here are our suggestions for a delicious Hanukkah.
November 17, 2012 @ Whole Story
Have your chosen your Thanksgiving pie lineup yet? In my estimation, you should have at least a pie per person. Well, maybe that’s going a bit overboard. But when you have so many glorious flavors — from pumpkin and pecan to apple and buttermilk (my family always has cherry) — why pick just one? Getting Started: The Crust Pie crust can be daunting even for otherwise experienced bakers. Check out our video tutorial, then get the recipe for Classic Pie Crust:
November 16, 2012 @ Whole Story
When it comes to Thanksgiving, my family’s creed is “The more the merrier!” We’re not just talking about guests here – we mean the food! Turkey Day leftovers, from a classic turkey sandwich to mashed potato fritters, are a big part of our holiday enjoyment. Do you love reliving the Thanksgiving meal just as much as we do? Or are you dreading the stacks of reusable containers filling your fridge on Thursday night? Either way, there are plenty of ways to enjoy those leftovers without making your plate look like another pass at the buffet table. Turkey
November 15, 2012 @ Whole Story
The turkey might get all the attention for Thanksgiving, but I’d much rather fill my plate with a variety of amazing sides. After all, isn’t part of the point of a Thanksgiving banquet to taste as many dishes as possible, from Grandma Ruth’s cherished sweet potatoes to your foodie cousin’s new twist on stuffing? If you’re looking for some stunning sides to round out your holiday table, we’ve got lots of options. Here’s a few of my favorites:
November 6, 2012 @ Whole Story
We’ve got a wide variety of gravy recipes on our website, but if you’re making gravy for the first time or just need a basic recipe, this recipe has got your back.
October 20, 2012 @ Whole Story
When rain is falling, wind is howling or I’m just worn out from a hard day, nothing soothes me quite like a steamy bowl of soup. Maybe it’s because soup is the go-to food when you’re sick (chicken noodle, anyone?), or maybe it’s because soup’s aroma fills the entire house while it simmers away.
October 18, 2012 @ Whole Story
Fall weather is a great invitation to start baking, but many of the treats that define the flavors of the season are pies and other baked goods. If you or your loved ones follow a gluten-free diet, you’ll need to get a little more creative.
October 17, 2012 @ Whole Story
With a five-year-old in the house, Halloween is a big deal for our family. Sure, we negotiate most of the candy away from our son, but the thrill of the holiday is getting to dress up and go out in the dark! For the adults, we appreciate the family time of a long stroll and my son’s excitement over every house visit. We keep dinner easy on busy nights, and Halloween is no exception. These recipes are quickly ready for the table and provide a nourishing meal in your belly before a night of tempting treats.
October 14, 2012 @ Whole Story
If Labor Day marks the end of summer, Halloween kicks off the holiday party season. In our house, with a spunky five-year old, we love dressing up in costumes all year long. So when Halloween comes around, the only problem is deciding what to wear – every day my son comes up with a new idea for his trick-or-treat outfit!
October 11, 2012 @ Whole Story
Ahhh, fall! There is no other season that has me wanting to jump into the kitchen and bake up something scrumptious. After all, what’s more comforting than the aroma of a freshly baked pie or loaf of bread wafting through the house? Fall baking means classic fall flavors – pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, sage, gingerbread and more. And between quick bread, pie, cookies, pie, biscuits, pie and cake (and did I mention pie?) there are plenty of recipes to warm your house and tummy. Think of it as a test run for all the holiday baking to come!
October 7, 2012 @ Whole Story
I used to be one of those people who thought that cooking healthy food was all about bland, boiled dishes. But that’s not so! By using spices and herbs instead of added sodium, extracted oils and refined sweeteners, healthy recipes can indeed be delicious.
October 3, 2012 @ Whole Story
When I was a kid in Wisconsin, we had raspberry and black raspberry bushes growing in our backyard. Once those berries started to ripen, the family would head out every day and pick as many as we wanted for an afternoon snack. Even our Springer Spaniel was in on the act, snagging the low fruit while we went for the higher ones that tempted the neighborhood birds.
October 3, 2012 @ Whole Story
Though the days are getting colder, there’s still a wealth of yummy vegetables out there, just waiting to make it to your table. Hearty beans are a great ingredient to explore this season too. Whether you’re a vegetarian, love veggies or you simply enjoy delicious, seasonal foods the abundant produce available in fall is hard to resist! From warming, hearty dishes to cold-weather salads, these recipes will keep you cozy through fall:
September 28, 2012 @ Whole Story
Cooler weather and the return to routine calls for a return to the kitchen as well. Fall is a great time to introduce the family to new flavors, especially when incorporating fresh produce.
September 26, 2012 @ Whole Story
Crisp fallen leaves, hot apple cider, pumpkins everywhere – yep, autumn has arrived, and with it comes the warm, earthy tastes of the season.
September 19, 2012 @ Whole Story
The official start of fall is just days away, but I’ve been in a fall-cooking mindset since Labor Day. For me that doesn’t just mean cool-weather produce like apples, butternut squash and Brussels sprouts – it means hearty meals that don’t require a lot of post-dinner cleanup. As we creep toward winter, I know I’d rather spend extra time soaking up the remaining sun than doing a mountain of dishes! That’s why I turn to one-pot meals like spicy chili, simmered soups and fast frittatas to get dinner on the table.
September 11, 2012 @ Whole Story
Is there anything more refreshing than the juicy sweetness that bursts when eating a cold grape? I know I’m not the only one who tries to keep grapes cold for ultimate enjoyment, even making sure to put them next to a cooler pack in my lunch bag. My son has gotten on the grapey train too, gobbling them up by the bowlful after a long afternoon playing outside.

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