How to Core an Apple

It is apple season, and Pinterest is exploding with recipes. Apples are wonderful, but they have that crazy core, which can make prepping apples for recipes take forever. I don't have room for a big apple corer&dmash;but I do have something hidden in ...more

10 Great Gift Ideas for Cooks

Every year, as I write down my Christmas list for my husband to peruse, most of the items I ask for are gadgets and small appliances for our kitchen. What can I say? I love cooking! And, cooking is always better when you have the right tool to use. ...more

Homemade Fruit Leather

The first time I heard the words "fruit leather," the images that appeared in my mind weren't all that appetizing. When I found out that fruit leather is essentially the non-trademarked term for Fruit Roll-Ups, the bad images were replaced with good ...more

A Guide to Cooking Turnips

Michelle Obama gave one of the lowliest of veggies a place in the sun yesterday with an adorable Vine of herself holding a turnip and dancing to a healthy version of DJ Snake and rapper Lil Jon's "Turn Down for What."  ...more

Peaches and Cream: A Healthy Version

I love peaches. Just the word "peaches" makes me think of summer orchards in the country, full of plump, sweet peaches, ready to be picked and eaten. I consider myself one lucky girl when it comes to peaches, since I live in Georgia and near South ...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 Happy.Healthy.Life includes butternut squash, apple, sweet potato, and celery. Kathy bums up the flavors with fresh, seasonal herbs like sage, rosemary, and thyme. Then she tops this vegan risotto with almonds (and a splash of non-dairy creamer, if you want it) for what she calls "an elegant and surprisingly easy winter meal." ...more

A Glorious Christmas Tradition: Chocolate Berry Cake and Magic Bowl

When I was little girl, my mum baked a lovely cake the day that we put up the Christmas tree at home. She continued this tradition from my childhood to this day. It's the most magical part of the holiday. Every year, Mum and I plan the day we were to spend together, baking, decorating the tree, and writing our wishes—which is another tradition in our family. ...more

Make The Grinch's Who Hash and Delight Your Family

If you can't get the little chompers to down some leftover corned beef around Christmastime, this should do the trick. Print out the cool Who Hash label I've designed up, stick it on a container, pop out a green tablecloth, and serve 'em up, Dr. Seuss style. ...more
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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

Pub Style Beer Cheese Dip

Party hearty! ...more

Maple Walnut Puffs

Well, my Christmas baking is complete for 2014....more

Santa's Kiss

Santa's Kiss I am completely convinced that we lost 3 months this year. ...more

“How to Make Homemade Candles”

The candles you buy in stores might look and smell pretty, but they also may contain harsh toxic chemicals, which could be bad for your health. On the bright side (no pun intended), I’m going to show you how simple it is to make an all-natural, homemade candle. Yes folks, the same process they used many years ago… And now, you’ll see just how easy this tutorial is and think, “Why haven’t...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 Happy.Healthy.Life includes butternut squash, apple, sweet potato, and celery. Kathy bums up the flavors with fresh, seasonal herbs like sage, rosemary, and thyme. Then she tops this vegan risotto with almonds (and a splash of non-dairy creamer, if you want it) for what she calls "an elegant and surprisingly easy winter meal." ...more

Christmas Lights Cookies!

Joe and I spent our first Christmas together in a...more

Chewy Molasses-Spice Cookies

Dishes for Christmas Day. Vegan. Gluten-Free

What are your plans for Christmas (if you celebrate it)? D and I are headed down to Portland on Christmas Eve, then we'll spend the next four days in Portland, trying to fit in as much family and friends get-togethering as possible. We're seeing my sister on Christmas Eve, and having Christmas dinner with his family, and I know I'm seeing the new Wild movie with some gal friends on Friday night, but other than that, nothing is really set in stone ....more

Brie and Asparagus Phyllo Tarts

Is there really anything better than bite-sized appetizers? What about bite-sized appetizers that are filled with creamy and buttery brie cheese… These Brie and Asparagus Phyllo Tarts are on the top of my list for favorite bite-sized snacks. I associate this time of year with soft cheeses ....more