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

5 Ways to Make Quick Pickles

As Alton Brown says, “If you’ll just take a little time to learn a few basic procedures, not only the whole produce section, but the whole world, will be your pickle … and good eats.” It’s true: Quick pickles all sort of follow a pattern. You’ll be ...more

How to Make the Perfect Cobb Salad

Many of the fresh summer veggies that are usually spilling off my kitchen counter at this time of year have yet to make an appearance, because it's been so darn cool this summer (at least where I live!). But has that stopped me from creating ...more

5 Healthy Breakfasts You'll Love

Do you hate eating breakfast? Then don’t come over to my house. This meal will often have me making 12 servings of oatmeal, two or three dozen eggs, three loaves of whole-grain bread, a one-kilo tub of yogurt, or 24 whole-grain waffles, plus ...more

3 Ways to Transform Traditional Pesto

One of the most simple, delicious sauces is a classic pesto. Traditionally, pesto genovese, which is named after its originating home in Genoa, Italy, is a simple sauce made from nuts, cheese, garlic, basil, olive oil, and salt. While pine nuts are ...more

Advice from an Almost-Failed Cook

It's taken two years, but I no longer feel like a failure as a cook. Don't let that fool you—I am by no means a pro, and I'm definitely not qualified to give cooking advice. Yet, that's exactly what I'm going to do. Hear me out. Image: Still life with thyme, Shutterstock ...more

Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash Sauteed with Vegetables and Feta

Every year, I can't decide how I feel about the arrival of fall. I know I really don't like the way it means cold weather is coming soon. But autumn colors are glorious in Utah, and I love the fall foods like butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and apples. If you're with me in this hate-it-but-love-it feeling about fall, this Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash Sauteed with Vegetables and Feta from Kalyn's Kitchen can help you transition from summer to fall with a dish that's got the best of both seasons. ...more
SweetandSpicyMonkey So glad you like it.  We couldn't stop eating this when we tested the recipe.more

Is a Paleo Diet Safe for Pregnancy?

It’s Saturday afternoon, and you’ve just enjoyed a wonderful lunch with a friend.  You decide to take a stroll through a bookstore to look for books pertaining to diet now that you're pregnant. You find yourself in the Nutrition and Diet section facing a stupefying number of books on every topic imaginable relating to nutrition – and every single one of them claims to have the answer to what we should be eating. The only problem is, they are ALL insisting on a different diet! You are immediately seized with the overwhelming urge to turn and run as fast as you can out of that store. How on earth are you supposed to figure out what is right for you? ...more
Excellent summary of Paleo eating even for people who aren't pregnant.more

15 Minute Chocolate Cream Pie

 I love chocolate. I also love pie. So, it only makes sense to make a chocolate cream pie. This is my older son's favorite pie. He loves it so much that he requested this for his birthday in place of cake. That's when you know it's good.This is a super simple pie that can be made in less than twenty minutes. It's great for a familly dessert or to take to a get-together.I originally found the recipe on Food Network. Since they are the experts, you can bet it's a really great recipe.Here you go! ...more

Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

It is... what it is.{said a very wise friend} This recipe for Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash is packed full of healthy ingredients without compromising on flavor. ...more

Six soups, stews and other fall comfort foods

We’re big fans of wet food, especially when cool weather settles in for the season. Sauces and broths add warmth and comfort to any meal. Here are six soups, stews and other wet food favorites.. ....more

Easy Chicken Pad Thai

Between a routine doctors appointment, a haircut and color and a Sur la Table yearly birthday shop-a-thon with my mom…I was a little too busy to cook. All that stuff to-do meant I had to get up early, shower {ugh!} and dress in something other than grey yoga pants and a hoodie to actually look somewhat presentable and not like a flour-dusted, butter-smeared slob. Yeah, that’s right… food blogging is ultra glamorous ....more

Project Parade Linky Party #12

The primary affiliate I use is If there are any Amazon links within my posts or pages, they will be affiliate links. If you make a purchase through any of my affiliate links, you have my very sincere thanks ....more

Salted Caramel Popcorn Balls

It’s October 1st!!! Bring on all the kitchy recipes! Wait ....more

Detox for HER. Perfect time to Detox for Women.

I decided to write this short post after my recent period.I’ve been living mostly on fresh organic juices and smoothies for quite some time (about 40 days) before my period. But a few days before it started like most of women I was feeling cranky, less energetic, heavier, due to water retention, and hungry for more substantial foods and even junk like store-bought cookies and chocolate....more

What's for Lunch Wednesday, Week 227

Thanks so much for joining in last week, if you did, and looking forward to seeing all the fun lunches this week! Want to join in?Just choose a bento (please, just one bento or post or link) you've made from the last week you want to share, copy the URL of that post from your blog (you may need to click on the title to get it), and enter it into the linky below.Click on the "Add Your Link" button to add yours and follow the steps, it's simple, I promise! ...more

Crispy Loaded Hasselback Potato Bites

Happy October, friends! The falling leaves, warm cider and cinnamon-spiced goodies make this month my undeniable favorite… not to mention my upcoming birthday. With a...more

Chocolate Chip Topped Butterscotch Bars #Kerrygold

A Quick Dessert We spent most of the day on I-74 driving from western Illinois back home to Indiana. It was Labor Day and we invited our oldest to join us for a simple cookout. But I also needed a simple dessert ....more