Each year when fall rolls around I get a craving for warm, delicious comfort food. It never fails. The chillier weather and falling leaves leave me yearning for hearty stews and roasts almost as much as all my favorite, fall...
I’ve been wanting to make gazpacho for at least a month now. It’s one of those things I’ve been dying to try but just didn’t feel like I had the time to commit to make it, which was silly...
Since my daughter has started “big girl school” (AKA Kindergarten) I’ve been trying to step up my lunchbox game by giving her delicious choices while providing a little reason to smile. Admittedly, this summer I was sort of a slacker...
There’s something sort of magical about slushies. They can make you smile no matter what. Maybe it’s the bright, happy colors; the endless flavor options or the refreshing cold on a hot summer day. Whatever the reason may be,...
Everyone knows the piece de resistance of a good party is the cake. And what birthday party would be complete without one? After seeing The Greatest Showman earlier this year my daughter decided she wanted a circus party. We are...
The first time I had ceviche was only about 7 years ago. In fact, for at least a third of my life (basically childhood), I didn’t even like seafood. But the first time I had ceviche, it was sort...
For a long time now, long before Instagram, I’ve viewed food as art. I love looking at a beautiful, put-together plate with color, symmetry, balance and sometimes even height. Eating is something you do with all five of your...
As we get deeper into the summer months I have been craving all the vegetables. Greens, beans and everything in between has been on our menu. Sometimes I like to just eat them raw with ranch or hummus, but...
While I don't like the idea of "diet" foods, I do adhere to the idea of eating healthy and nutritious foods for most of my meals. I really try to eat foods that are nutritious for me including fish...
I imagine that someday I’ll eat beautiful, fantastic brunches on a gorgeous, sunny Sunday morning in a quaint café. I won’t have to make them. I won’t have to do the dishes. Even God rested on Sunday, so I...
Do you need an easy but tasty recipe for potato wedge fries? I did. It took me forever to really find a spice combination I loved for my side of baked potato wedges. Essentially, if you don't have these...
Most of the time, I try to eat a lower-carb diet. Don’t get me wrong, I love carbs, but carbs love my thighs too. One of the easiest ways for me (and everyone) to cut out carbs is to replace...
I’ve been wanting to make baked plantain chips for so long! I’ve been trying to create better-for-you snacks for myself and after eating plantains multiple times in restaurants (usually fried), I knew these would be something that I would...
Get your green out this week and add some of it to your foods too.  Just adding a bit of green food to the mix can help make St. Patrick’s Day a wee bit more fun for the important...
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When my husband decided to go on Whole 30, I had to roll my eyes. He isn’t a large man, but he has wanted to lose some of the weight that has attached itself to his dad bod. But,...
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