Honey Balsamic Shredded Chicken Sandwiches

Slow cookers aren't just for winter soups: Pull that baby out to use in the summer months, too! You can make the tangy, honey-balsamic sauce in less than 30 minutes, then throw everything in the cooker for a painless, easy dish. ...more

Gluten-Free Vegetable Quiche with Cashew Herb Crust

It may already feel like summer, but we have a couple more of weeks of late spring before the seasons officially change, which means you still have time to make this lovely Spring Vegetable Quiche with Cashew Herb Crust from Dishing Up the Dirt ...more

Whole Grain Rye, Spelt and Berry Scones

I've been reminiscing about last year's berry season in the country, so I did some berry scone baking on Sunday to crush my craving. At first bite, I knew I had to share the recipe on the double. Food blogs were made for sharing recipes like this ...more

What I Learned From My Whole30 Experiment

When I first heard about Whole30, I thought it was crazy and quickly dismissed it as something I would never try. It requires 100% compliance 100% of the time, and there are way too many restrictions: no dairy, no grains, no sugar, no soy, no legumes ...more

This Gazpacho Reminds Me of the Day I Discovered Spanish Food

The first time I ate gazpacho was one of these authentically untraditional (rather unusual and un-Spanish, too) experiences. It wasn't that the gazpacho tasted untraditional (or unusual or un-Spanish). But where I found it—and the spot where I sat ...more

He Kept Saying, "Just Stop. You're Ruining Everything."

You never forget the first time you're confronted in the workplace by an undeniable feeling of ickiness. Sometimes that ickiness directly follows someone telling you that you're not okay how you are....more

Why No One Should Be Mad at Beyoncé's Vegan Diet Business

The Internet is pretty mad at Beyoncé right now. Earlier this month on “Good Morning America” she “unveiled” that her vegan diet helped her lose weight and keep it off her self-described naturally curvy body. Granted, this is not the breakthrough of the century. We already knew that Beyoncé has been sort of vegan for awhile now....more
Well, i don't agree it rubs ALL animal activists the wrong way. I've been vegetarian for 26 ...more

My Favorite Zoodles: Mediterranean Zucchini Noodles

Have you gotten on the zucchini noodles bandwagon yet? I admit I was kind of a late adopter of zucchini noodles (also called zoodles), but now I'm really smitten with them. I keep thinking up new ways to jazz them up with interesting toppings. ...more

Superfood Vegan Veggie Burgers {Gluten-Free}

Superfood Vegan veggie burgers are packed full of vitamins and nutrients thank to uber healthy ingredients such as beets, sweet potatoes, black beans, oats, and all sorts of seeds and herbs. Nourish your body with this delicious vegan and gluten-free meal....more

Nana's glazed brownies

These glazed brownies are so perfect that you'll want to make a double batch! The brownies are thick and chewy, and the shiny and bittersweet glaze makes it the best chocolate-y combination! One of my friends hosts an annual crawfish boil each June ....more

Kitchen Hacks to Organize and Make Your Kitchen Flow Better

Two weeks ago when I shared my Kitchen Reveal with you, several of you were impressed by some of the little tricks, or “hacks” that I’ve done to really customize my kitchen to what works for me. Today I’m going to let you in a little closer, sneak a peek behind my cabinets and drawers and show you 13 of my favorite Kitchen Hacks to Organize and Make Your Kitchen Flow Better! We’ve all been there, frustrated by a kitchen {Read More} ...more

Lemon Spaghetti with Giant Shrimp, Kary cooking Giada's recipe

 Kary cooking Lemon Spaghetti with Giant Shrimp by Giada De Laurentiis I was watching Giada a couple of weeks ago prepare her Lemon Spaghetti with Giant Shrimp recipe and as with all the recipes she shares my mouth started watering, even though I had just finished Sunday breakfast. I knew this was a recipe I was going to make next time fresh shrimp was on special at my local market. ...more

Blueberry, bacon & avocado salad (with a blueberry dressing)

Nothing all that different about this salad … until we start talking about the blueberries! They go brilliantly with the crispy smoked bacon and avocado. And that blueberry dressing … wow! ...more

Create The Life You Want – July Goals

Happy July everyone!! How’s life treating you all? It’s that time of the month again to do my favorite thing, set goals! ...more

Crazy Noodles with Sweet Wings

Hello Hello… I am Back!! Where was I… Well I am mom and I have no track of what the hell I did the whole day most of the time… And I hell sure need help with managing my time!! But I am Back. ....more

{ Oh The Places You'll Go Party }

I'm finally sharing Bean's graduation party!I wish I could tell you that everything went off without a hitch and that I have beautiful photos to share with you, but that is not true.After having not rained for weeks, the weather report was for, you guessed it, rain.We went ahead and set up the tent and got things ready, but then, it started to rain. It was a few hours before the party though, so we thought it would be ok. Well, hubs was more convinced than I.One and a half hours before the party, I decided it would be best to move the location from our backyard to our church.A lot of scrambling to get things moved and set up took place in that amount of time ....more

Cool Recovery

So you may remember in a recent post I talked about upping my recovery/mobility game. Well, by a stroke of good fortune, my awesome ambassadorship with Women’s Health Magazine offered me the chance to review some great new products from Wahl. Last year I reviewed the Wahl Deep-Tissue Percussion Massager and loved it ....more

Nutella Braided Bread - Must Try Recipe

Nutella Braided Bread is soft, tasty and gorgeous looking, and one of the best bread recipes that I have tried.This is very easy to make and will be loved by all. A perfect bread for holidays....more