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

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

Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

It is Boxing Day in Canada and that means another Christmas has come and gone. Updates at Dessert By Candy were few and far between in the last few weeks. First I was overwhelmed with Candy By Candy pop up shop ....more

Hearty Ham Casserole

What do you do with a hunk of leftover ham? Put it in a hearty, cheesy, and delicious casserole! The best part of this was being able to cook with my best friend Erica! Normally I only am cooking for myself and Ricky, so it's always nice to have someone else over for my Cook and Books recipes. (Not to mention girl nights no matter how old you are, are simply much needed.) ...more

a year of us | day 45

day 45 I still had cookies to pack and writing to do. Instead, we drove to the city, in and out of mixed neighborhoods, done up in colored lights. Yo La Tengo’s Extra Painful on the stereo ....more

Easy Hot Apple Cider Recipe

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Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken

A healthy version of Sweet and Sour Chicken - served over rice. My pantry is currently stocked with Trader Joe's seasonal goodies! One of my favorites is their Red Pepper Jelly ....more

Raspberry Brie Bites

Wanting a quick and easy addition to your New Year’s Eve celebration? ...more

Boxing Day

Boxing Day, December 26th, traditionally a day of giving gifts and the day off to servants, or collecting alms in churches for the poor, a day of rest for some, now a bank holiday in England, St. Stephens day in Ireland, a day to watch sports or unfortunately now some say its a day to shop. As you can see the day after Christmas has a LOT going, on mostly in countries with British roots ....more