Comfort food – pastas, bakes, casseroles – is family food. The only downfall? All. That. Butter. For those of you interested in getting the brood on a healthy track, we give you Chicken Pot Pie Casserole from the calorie-cutting blog Emily Bites.


Photos by Emily Koenigsberg

Besides packing her recipe with veggies, Emily Koenigsberg uses skim milk and light butter for the filling, and light half-and-half for the biscuit topping. The result? “A steaming hot bowl of hearty chicken and vegetables covered in a creamy, flavorful gravy and topped with crumbly biscuit pieces,” Koenigsberg writes, at just 303 calories per serving. Don’t clear the table just yet – that calls for seconds.

Our Sunday Supper: Served Family-Style Boutique opens Sunday, September 15, at 11AM ET.

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September 15, 2013


New season, new everything. These four bloggers have the fall refresh covered.

First up, a new fall wardrobe – inspired by this former Condé Nast fashion editor’s musings.  

2. the glossarie.
Next, let’s talk makeup. We’re loving Lara’s picks for the best of beauty. She tests them so you don’t have to.

3. Emily Bites
While we’re at it, our go-to recipes could use some refreshing. Cue this blog of lightened-up (but still obsession-worthy) comfort foods.

4. Sugar & Cloth
Last but not least, we’re revamping things around the house – one adorable, glittery decoupage DIY at a time. 

Who are we missing? Tell us on Twitter at @ruelala #bloggerswelove. 

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September 5, 2013


Fire Up the Grill

Photo by Emily Koenigsberg

Smell that? Yep – that’s grilling season in all its glory, emanating from yards and patios across the country.

When faced with charcoals and a flame, we have to admit – the all-too-predictable burgers-and-hot-dogs route is our MO. Blogger Emily Koenigsberg, however, proves that charbroiled flavors can be taken to epicurean heights. Meet: Thai Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce (pictured above).

This recipe is as easy to make as a classic shish kabab. But with an exceptionally delicious marinade (Koenigsberg originally wanted to name the dish “YUM, Make This Right Now”), these are the chicken bites that’ll blow every other cookout go-to out of the proverbial water.

Try these skewers yourself – the recipe (along with countless others) can be found on Emily’s lovely food blog, Emily Bites.

Our Sunday Supper: It’s BBQ Time Boutique opens Sunday, June 16, at 11AM ET.

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June 16, 2013