The Best Way to Cut an Avocado

Do you have an OBSESSION with avocado like I do? Ever since I was pregnant it has definitely been one of my favorite foods! Not only because it's delicious but because of the numerous health benefits it offers. Avocados are rich in vitamin A, B, C, E ...more

What to Do When Herbs Take Over Your Garden

So, I have to tell you all about my new favorite kitchen accessory. It was a gift from my soon-to-be mother-in-law. These Ball jar freezer cubes are ahhh-amazing!!!  ...more

A Child's Look at the White House Kids' State Dinner

Grillin' Out Veggie-Style Black Bean Burger.  "What! You Don't Like Tofu?" Stirfry.  Barack-oli and Mich-room Obama-lette.  These are just three of the 54 recipes that made it into the 2014 Kids' State Dinner at the White House on July ...more

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

Go Beyond Sweet Cherry Pie with 10 Amazing Cherry Recipes

I love cherries. Sweet cherries, sour cherries, cherry pie filing out of a can, maraschino cherries, dried cherries -- you name it, I love it. I even love Warrant's Cherry Pie (you're welcome.) When cherry season rolls around, I'm one heck of a happy woman. I buy bag after bag and then... I just eat them straight out of the bag. I always think that I should make something with the cherries but I don't. Not because we don't have a cherry pitter. ...more

8 Great Snacks to Serve Poolside This Summer

Most community pools have a snack bar, but rather than resorting to buying endless microwaved hot dogs and candy bars for your kids this summer, how about packing some delicious homemade snacks to keep them fueled between games of Marco Polo and Sharks and Minnows? Here are eight ideas for snacks—both savory and sweet—that will make a big splash when the lifeguard clears the pool for adult swim. Savory Snacks Ham and Dill Pickle Bites ...more

Grilled Vegetable Gyros

I'm always in favor of Greek food, and through the years I've certainly gobbled down plenty of gyros made with meat. ...more
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Three Ingredient Churro Caramel Ice Cream (No Churn)

If I told you it was possible to make ice cream... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...more

Funfetti Banana Cake

This past Monday was our 2 year wedding anniversary, and after thinking for a while about what cake I wanted to make to celebrate, I decided on this banana cake decorated with funfetti frosting. The bananas make the cake very moist, and decrease the amount of butter required, making it a little healthier! Of course the frosting negates my attempt in making a healthier anniversary cake, but I love funfetti frosting so much and just couldn’t leave it off ....more

Cherry Almond Cola Bread

This bread came about because I had 3 jars of maraschino cherries in my pantry and 2 in my refrigerator. Now, except for food styling the occasional cocktail, I really don’t have much use for maraschino cherries. How I ended up with so many jars, I don’t know ....more

Blueberry Cheesecake Tart

It’s BLUEBERRY season!!So I made a Blueberry Cheesecake Tart(also seems to be tart season around here…).See, what you do, it take those lovely Blueberries that are full of anti-oxidants and healthy stuff… then you add a cookie crust, and some cream cheese mixed with sugar… makes the Blueberry experience quite satisfying…(grin)…...more

Easy Quinoa Vegetarian Salad

Welcome to the easiest, healthiest salad in the world. ...more

Strawberry Icebox Pie

The summer we started making icebox cakes, we made them throughout the season; it was as if we couldn’t stop, they were so good, and easy and fun. We ate a ton of strawberries that summer, and perfected the art of beating coconut milk into perfect fluffy whipped cream. We’d alternate between graham crackers and digestive biscuits because we couldn’t decide which we liked best ....more

Salmon Cakes

Salmon CakesThese savory cakes are elegant and easy-to-make. These can be made small to serve as appetizers or bigger as a main dish.

Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles

Well, I finally did it! I got on Amazon, shopped around, and finally added popsicle molds into my cart. Now, I’m officially a Popsicle mold owner and the timing couldn’t be any more perfect! ...more

Roasted Red Bell Pepper and Tomato Pasta

I love making pasta using different sauce. I wanted to try pasta using roasted red bell pepper for a long time. The addition of tomato Paste gives some tangy flavor to it which I love ....more

the secret to simple cauliflower soup

If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from this whole house-move, it’s that I am in dire need of a paper shredder. The amount of documents, scraps, and Bed & Bath coupons that I have accumulated over the years is just ridiculous. The cats have somehow claimed these piles (why do they do that?) and if anyone were to ever see this mess, one of those reality shows would probably bust down my door ....more