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

Fabulous Five Minute Fudge

  I’ve seen some people make fudge in the slow cooker, but honestly, who has time for that! This recipe takes only 5 minutes to make and requires NO preparation and the great thing about it is you can make any variations you like to the standard recipe. I made classic chocolate topped with Jaffas and double layer white chocolate with sprinkles.Fudge VariationsPeppermint fudge – Omit the vanilla extract and replace with peppermint extract...more

Top 10 New Year’s Eve Cocktail & Appetizer Recipes

It’s time to see the year out in style, with my top 10 favorite New Year’s Eve cocktail and appetizer recipes. I may not be able to stay up until midnight anymore (seriously, what is wrong with me? Am I 95 years old already?!), but I love everything about New Year’s Eve ....more

2014 Top 10 Recipes

As we countdown the days until the new year, I'm having fun looking back and remembering the recipes I've shared with you over this past year. Today I'm sharing the...more

Top Recipes of 2014

Happy New Year!...more

Life of a Wallflower, 19 – Christmas Holidays

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, if you celebrate! And if not, I hope you had a restful day off. I thought I’d share with you what I’ve been up to these past few weeks for the holidays ....more

Oreo Cream Cheese Brownies

These are some of the best brownies I’ve ever made. Fudgy brownies with a cream cheese filling and Oreos baked in. That can’t be bad ....more

Carrot and Cauliflower Puree with Browned Butter

This Carrot and Cauliflower Puree was the perfect side dish for Christmas dinner this year.It was my turn to host the annual family Christmas Eve soiree. On the dinner menu? Ribeye roast beef, red wine dijon cream sauce,...more

Merguez Lamb Shanks and Chickpeas

I had to share this amazing recipe before New Year’s Eve as it would be a great meal to serve that evening. ...more

My Top 10 Soups and Sandwiches of 2014

#1 Ham, Turkey and Bacon Croissant Melts #2 Easy Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup #3 Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili #4 Shredded BBQ Chicken and Swiss Sandwiches #5 Chicken Florentine Red Pepper Sandwiches #6 White Bean, Ham and Wild Rice Chowder #7 20-Minute Cheesy Roast Beef and Pepper Sandwiches...more