MakeUseOf is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. This list of Cool Websites and Tools includes a digital optimizer to make photo files smaller (and quicker to load on a blog) and information about Knowledge Genie. I also found a blog called Blogging Basics 101 and recent post have included how to write an "About Me" page and a FAQ page
Recipes: Macaroni Taco Bake, Chicken and Pasta Salad, No-Bake Cheesecake, Garlic Cheese Biscuits, Scalloped Corn, Turkey Barley Soup, Peach Muffins One Retro Mama is running a recipe exchange. Join the fun.
Educational stuff: Janette, this link from Resource Shelf looks right up your alley.