20 Food Blog Trends That Need to Die in 2015

Honestly, people, we don't know why we even bother. We do the very hard work of reading all the blogs and spotting all the hackneyed trends for you, and for what? We've officially lost the war on stripey straws, mason jars, quinoa, and pumpkin spice. ...more

How to Go Vegan in 9 Easy Steps

SURPRISE! The blue-haired hippie is a vegan! Who'd have guessed it, right? There are a number of reasons why people go vegan, which is a post for another day, but in this one I'm going to assume you already have your reasons and are ready to take ...more

Use Extra Christmas Candy to Make These Fudge Recipes

My husband and I rarely eat dessert but if you opened our pantry you'd find yourself facing a whole shelf of candy. We rarely eat it but if we ever get a late-night craving for Skittles, Nerds, jelly beans or Swedish Fish, we're covered. Don't get me ...more

How to Make Enchilada-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

I'm sure I won't get any arguments when I say December is the most challenging month for anyone who's trying to follow a healthy eating plan.  ...more

The Coziest Squash Risotto You'll Eat All Winter Long

Winter is officially here! Last week, I declared that December is Winter Squash Month over here at Meatless Mondays, and I've found another very interesting butternut squash recipe that I bet you'll like. This Cozy Harvest Risotto from ...more

Super-Easy Waffles You Can Make From Leftover Mashed Potatoes

Not only are these mashed potato waffles delicious and SO easy to make, but they're a great use of leftover holiday mashed potatoes. And you can use this technique all year round! Mashed potatoes aren't just for the holidays. We like to indulge in their buttery goodness as often as possible! ...more
My dad would have loved this idea.more

Wino! DIY Coaster Made From Wine Corks

Having a husband in the wine industry means we have A LOT of corks lying around. No, it's not from all the wine we drink (I promise), but it is pretty cool. I mean, think of all the project possibilities! Today, we attempted our first cork project, and I will say these coasters came out pretty cute! So if you want to give it a try (I am sure you have some corks lying around after the holidays, right?), here is how we did it. ...more

9 Recipes for Leftover Eggnog

Homemade eggnog has a habit of disappearing -- in a flash! -- but cartons of the store-bought grocery-store eggnog seem to hang around forever and ever, before finally getting dumped down the drain. No need to waste eggnog, however. Here are eight recipes to help use up leftover eggnog. Image: Courtesy of Kirbie’s Cravings ...more
I don't like egg nog either. I love cooking with it though.more

NEEDS INTRO AND CLOSING what does it mean to biblically love...

Slightly adapted from Self Confrontation, A Manual for In-Depth Biblical Discipleship by The Biblical Counseling Foundation and John C. Broger. This means even when you feel like really explaining or expressing yourself, even when it's welling up inside out you, ready to burst, you are patient ....more

Making our New Year's resolutions

Image taken from www,the-joy-of-living.comDo you usually make New Year’s resolutions? If your answer is yes then you are like me and the rest of this world. We all make resolutions every year.And I am reminded of this question since three days from now it would be 2015. My practice of making New Year's resolutions started long ago when I was a pupil of Tagoloan Central Pilot School....more

Roasted Veggie Empanadas

Did you all have a wonderful holiday? I certainly hope so! As fun as it was, I’m more than ready for life to get back to its normal routine ....more

Black Eyed Pea and Chorizo Soup

Another year is almost in the books, so I’d like to take this moment to thank you guys for reading and commenting and emailing and basically just for being here. I love having this space to write and share recipes, and it really means so much to me to have people to share it with. Growing up, we always started the New Year with black eyed peas ....more

Hey kids, do you want to build a snowman?

If there is ever a moment during a kid’s winter break, when they...more

Sweet Tea Mimosas

If you’re looking for a New Year’s Eve drink idea, here is my recipe for Sweet Tea Champagne Cocktails, or Sweet Tea Mimosas, as I like to call them. When we were in Nashville, one of the local signature drinks was sweet fruit tea. It’s basically the Southern-style sweet tea with fruit juice added, usually orange ....more

House of Pies – Los Angeles (Los Feliz)

Traditionally during Thanksgiving, The Astronomer and I drive to San Diego to feast with family. This year we spent the holiday in L.A. due to our little one being stuck in the NICU. After failing to score a reservation at Bouchon, our first choice, we opted for a Turkey Day celebration at House of Pies...more

Quick and Easy Beer Bread

I’ve partnered with Evite and Heineken to bring you this great...more

Warm Brie with Mushrooms and Almonds

Here’s a deliciously easy appetizer for your New Year’s Eve soiree: Warm Brie with Sautéed Mushrooms and Almonds. ...more

20 Most Popular Recipes of 2014

Happy Holidays, friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! :) What a great year 2014 has been ....more