I’d like to start this off by extending an official Happy New Year to all of our “What We’ve Been Reading” readers, since this is our first jump back into the weekly installment since 2012. I know you’ve missed reading about all the tasty blogs that we here at What’sCookin’ come across on a daily basis. But fear no more, my food-loving friends, we’re back and better than ever before! And now, back to our regularly scheduled broadcast...

This week’s featured food blog, The Speckled Palate, caught my attention the minute I laid eyes on the recipe for Spinach and Feta Burgers (is there any more of a match made in heaven? I think not). From there I couldn’t help but continue to browse through the incredible collection of recipes that the blog’s author Erin cooks at home, and then elegantly photographs for all the world to read. Cinnamon Pork Chops? Homemade Herbed Foccacia? My mouth was watering more than a leaky faucet.