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

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 love eggnog!  Now why didn't I think of eggnog jello shots!!!  I'm so glad someone did.   Thanks!more

Tips for a Stress-free Christmas Dinner

It's the most wonderful time of the year—yet many of us have a sense of impending dread at the thought of having to cook a fabulous Christmas dinner. The options are endless and dizzying. Somewhere along the way, the concept of a tasty home cooked meal shared with the people you love gets lost, replaced by panic and overcomplication. If this all sounds familiar, then maybe my tips for a stress-free Christmas dinner can help get you back on track. ...more
great tips and did you know that most slow cookers now have the take out pots so I use those for ...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

My Top 10 Appetizers, Breakfasts, Side Dishes and Drinks of 2014

Christmas is over and the countdown to 2015 begins!!...more

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Greetings from sunny California! Bryan and I are enjoying the warm California sunshine hanging out with his family here in Orange County ....more

a year of us | day 44

day 44 Christmas day. Up at 3:30 am with L. Stayed in bed another hour, restless ....more

Foodie Friends Friday Weekend Link Party!

Welcome to Foodie Friends Friday! If you are interested in being a Guest Host for future parties, please contact me or...more

Sticky Date, Banana and Pecan Tea loaf

Wishing my readers... A Merry and Joyful Christmas This is a scheduled post......more

Peppermint Marshmallows

Hope you’re all having...more

Rustic Cake 田舎風ケーキでクリスマス

Rustic Cake I was not planning to make any big Christmas dessert this year. But then after lunch I suddenly decided that I wanted a cake to celebrate Christmas. My mom used to make a killer Buche de Noel every year ....more

Sweet Grapefruit Mojito

I know, I know. It’s only Boxing Day and I’m already loading you up with New Year’s Eve cocktail recipes! My gut tells me that I should be sharing Christmas leftover recipes, like this Turkey & Cranberry Casserole...more

Maple Miso Dijon Salmon

My family can’t get enough of salmon. We are lucky we live in Vancouver where salmon is abundant and available all year round. I cook salmon almost once a week and always try to make it a different way ....more