A Guide to Packing Lunches Your Kids Will Actually Eat (No Origami Involved)

It's officially back-to-school season, which means an onslaught of ads, articles, posts, and pins about all of the things we should be doing to get our kids ready to return to school. While there are many aspects of back-to-school time that have ...more

We've Been Making French Fries Wrong

Traditional French fries are cooked twice, and not so healthy. Imagine my surprise when I learned that frying only once with very little hands-on effort would result in magically crisp-tender fries—and use about a third less oil! ...more

Summertime, and the Kitchen Is Easy (Or It Will Be With These Dinner Tips)

Dear Mouthy Housewives, I'm too lazy to cook dinner for my family this summer, plus it's too hot. Any ideas? Signed, Kitchen Is Closed  ...more

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

Achieving Long-Term Blogger Happiness: The #BlogHerFood15 Saturday Morning Keynote

#BlogHerFood15 is just over two months away, so the announcements are going to be coming fast and furious. We are planning for a best-of-the-best #BlogHerFood this year, and the Saturday morning keynote will be a big part of that....more

In Pursuit of the Perfect Vegan Backpack

“Maybe you’re trying too hard.”...more

Loved the Discontinued Starbucks Sausage Croissant? This Recipe's for You

I always loved the now-discontinued Starbucks sausage roll — I don't know why, but pastry with sausage meat is so delicious. And I can't believe it is THIS easy to make them at home! (Also, my sausage rolls are much better!)...more

Thai Cucumber Salad with Peanuts

I love English cucumbers,...more

Pomegranate and Goat Cheese Rice Balls

A tasty recipe for Pomegranate and Goat Cheese Rice Balls filled with creamy goat cheese and pomegranate arils. The post is sponsored by Bloom Fresh Rice Balls also known as Arancini are stuffed rice balls often filled with cheese like mozzarella then fried and served with a side of tomato sauce for dipping. I love to order these when we go out to dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant and I’m definitely not shy eating most of them ....more

Yummyliciously Hot Sriracha Honey Chicken Thighs

 It’s time to get your fingers licking good!...more

Honeymoon Recap: Excellence Playa Mujeres Resort & Spa

Having been back from our honeymoon and settled into our new routine with a kindergartener under our belt, this is an overdue post on our honeymoon! We had an amazing time - easily the most favorite vacation Patrick and I have ever taken - and I cannot wait to share with you what wonderful things we experienced and to also encourage you to take a trip and be pampered! To start off, we flew on a direct flight from Chicago to Cancun and was surprised it was just a little over 3 hours ....more

Brûléed Peach Cornmeal Pancakes

Whitney Reist Disclosure Statement: “My attendance at the Blog Brûlée is partially...more

Crock Pot Berry Crisp

I love using my crock pot or slow cooker to make food, especially when we are having company over. ...more

Tasty Combo Alert! Luscious Labor Day Lobster Roll & Famous Grouse Whiskey

Go ahead, use the Labor Day weekend as an excuse to indulge in  glass of Famous Grouse and a lobster roll. –PJ Gach...more

Zucchini Muffins

Just like mom used to make! Except gluten-free. These easy gluten-free Zucchini Muffins are made...more

Essential Oils – Take My Free Class!

I know that a lot of people who read my blog regularly, have already noticed my new fascination with Essential Oils. And like the header over there to the right says, if you found something that made an enormously positive change in your life, wouldn’t you want to tell everyone about it? Just a few months ago, I was at an all-time low point in my life, both physically and mentally ....more