The Secret to Crispy Sweet Potato Fries!

Sometimes I like to mix it up a bit and go for sweet potato fries instead of its less colorful cousin. The problem, though, is that they generally don’t get all that crispy. They just kind of lay there.  ...more

Homemade Chocolate Chip Ice Cream in 15 Minutes

This ice cream is a cinch. An absolutely cinch. No cooking, no cooling, no churning, no icy lumps. It’s in the freezer within 15 minutes and ready to eat just two hours later. It’s incredibly soft and creamy while being rich and decadent from the ...more

4 Easy Tips for the Smoothest Hummus Ever

Hummus is one of the easiest healthy appetizers to whip up and serve for nearly any occasion. From an intimate family gathering to a backyard barbecue, this simple blend of chickpeas and seasonings seems to fit.Paired with gluten-free pita bread, ...more

Get 'Fed Up' With the Documentary's Filmmakers

This past weekend, a new documentary hit theaters that asks hard questions about what Americans eat and why. Fed Up examines the effect of added sugar on the American diet and our high rates of childhood obesity and chronic disease, and asks hard ...more

How to Feed a Toddler: A Day of Healthy Meals

Happy Wednesday! Hope your week is going well, we've been enjoying plenty of sunshine and deck time! Sofia will stay out there until it's bedtime, which has been great, cooking dinner is 100 times easier when she's occupied. ...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, right?), here is how we did it. ...more

How to Use a Whole Watermelon: Make Granita

What to do with a whole watermelon? ...more
Do you think the sugar is necessary for those ice bits to form, or is it just for an extra ...more

How to Make Raised Doughnuts at Home

How to Make Raised Doughnuts at Home ...more
This is the last thing in the world I need but I really want to try them. Have you tried ...more

Some veggie love

WHAT to do with the vegetables you plant in your backyard? This though crossed my mind when I saw photos of the vegetables posted by Chris Helms a few days ago at Facebook.My question was answered later when Chris posted photos of canned or bottled pickles, beans and tomatoes. Thus I dedicate this article to Jean Helms and her husband Chris....more

Asian Shrimp Tacos

This is my new favorite taco recipe that I adapted from a recipe from...more

Herbed Goat Cheese Scrambled Eggs with Roasted Potatoes and Spinach

A few weeks ago my husband and I went on a little road trip get-away to Santa Barbara. It was the first time we’ve gotten away just the two of us since our son was born! One of my favorite parts of the trip was eating at many amazing, gluten-free friendly restaurants ....more

Energy Oatmeal Clusters

These are great for breakfast. Just pick some up and take them with you! They’re healthy and so easy to make. ...more

Grilled Pork Chops with Honey Mustard Glaze

When you’re in the mood for a healthy and lean protein, chicken can get repetitive and a little, well, blah. That’s why I like to switch it up and grill pork chops, a tender yet hearty cut which infuses flavors quite easily and cooks within minutes! A savory dry rub added to season the meat just before cooking adds a quick hint of flavor and a super simple honey mustard glaze generously added at the end of cooking locks in the juices and makes the pork even more tastier ....more

Salted Caramel Sauce (Step By Step Pictures)

This post has been a long time coming. I’ve been blogging almost 3 years and about the time I started this food blog...more

Double Chocolate Heath Bars

These Double Chocolate Heath Bars are so easy to make and they are sure to smash those chocolate cravings! Never miss a recipe, follow Back For Seconds on Bloglovin! This is one of those easy bar recipes that is so crazy good, you will make them all the time! ...more

Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli and Quinoa Casserole

Chicken and Rice Casserole move aside Quinoa is taking over :) This has become a new favorite dish of mine. ...more

Raw peanut butter fudge

When I was little there were several things I used to eat by the spoonful straight from the jar or container. I’m embarrassed to say that icing sugar was one of them. I loved the way I could empty a scoop onto my tongue and close my mouth and feel it dissolve away in sweet goodness ....more

Angler’s Insanity & Grilled Summer Squash Orzo Salad

“The definition of (angler’s) insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.” Albert Einstein Over the holiday weekend Kurt and I went fishing. We hopped on a charter boat out of Belmar with 30 strangers, paid $150 for the two of us and set up to make fishing history in the NY/NJ harbor. Well, maybe not fishing history, but I was hoping to catch the largest fish and win the $300 pool ....more