20 Food Blog Trends That Need to Die in 2015

Honestly, people, we don't know why we even bother. We do the very hard work of reading all the blogs and spotting all the hackneyed trends for you, and for what? We've officially lost the war on stripey straws, mason jars, quinoa, and pumpkin spice. ...more

How to Go Vegan in 9 Easy Steps

SURPRISE! The blue-haired hippie is a vegan! Who'd have guessed it, right? There are a number of reasons why people go vegan, which is a post for another day, but in this one I'm going to assume you already have your reasons and are ready to take ...more

Use Extra Christmas Candy to Make These Fudge Recipes

My husband and I rarely eat dessert but if you opened our pantry you'd find yourself facing a whole shelf of candy. We rarely eat it but if we ever get a late-night craving for Skittles, Nerds, jelly beans or Swedish Fish, we're covered. Don't get me ...more

How to Make Enchilada-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

I'm sure I won't get any arguments when I say December is the most challenging month for anyone who's trying to follow a healthy eating plan.  ...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 ...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 after the holidays, right?), here is how we did it. ...more

9 Recipes for Leftover Eggnog

Homemade eggnog has a habit of disappearing -- in a flash! -- but cartons of the store-bought grocery-store eggnog seem to hang around forever and ever, before finally getting dumped down the drain. No need to waste eggnog, however. Here are eight recipes to help use up leftover eggnog. Image: Courtesy of Kirbie’s Cravings ...more
I love eggnog!  Now why didn't I think of eggnog jello shots!!!  I'm so glad someone did.   Thanks!more

Tips for a Stress-free Christmas Dinner

It's the most wonderful time of the year—yet many of us have a sense of impending dread at the thought of having to cook a fabulous Christmas dinner. The options are endless and dizzying. Somewhere along the way, the concept of a tasty home cooked meal shared with the people you love gets lost, replaced by panic and overcomplication. If this all sounds familiar, then maybe my tips for a stress-free Christmas dinner can help get you back on track. ...more
great tips and did you know that most slow cookers now have the take out pots so I use those for ...more

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

Nacho Cheese Oyster Crackers {Football Friday}

These Nacho Cheese Oyster Crackers were inspired by my love of Doritos. The crackers are coated in taco seasoning and cheese powder. They taste like little Doritos crackers ....more

15 holiday cocktail recipes

We’re in the week between Christmas and New Years and in my mind, the holidays are just hitting their stride. I’m hopeful that your Christmas has been healthier than ours as we have two flu ridden kiddos and temperatures a flying left and right. We’ve gone through so many boxes of tissues our recycling bin is positively overflowing ....more

15 Favorite Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

If you need fast and easy breakfast and brunch recipes...more

Green Room, 1960 – Vintage Cocktail Friday

I hope everyone had a good Christmas! Today we are making a cocktail that is pretty much just vermouth. This is Green Room! ...more

Puff pastry cheese sticks

Puff pastry cheese sticks with sesame seeds, cheese and nigella seeds This is one of those dishes that I had planned to make forever but that are really so simple that you just never get around to actually making it. And let’s be honest; you don’t really need a recipe for this but they are insanely delicious. We are making these today to go with the celeriac and wild mushroom soup we’re having as a starter ....more

My Top 10 Appetizers, Breakfasts, Side Dishes and Drinks of 2014

Christmas is over and the countdown to 2015 begins!!...more

Cranberry Apple Bread

I know it’s a little late to be sharing cranberry recipes, but I really (really) like this Cranberry Apple Bread. It’s an easy, one-bowl recipe that makes a loaf of moist, flavorful bread. This bread is great for breakfast, and it’s also a fantastic snack either plain or topped with a little cream cheese......more

Top 10 Yummy Eats of 2014 on Cupcakes & Kale Chips (plus my 5 Faves)

2014 has been so delicious that I couldn’t just give you one year end list. Come back on Sunday for my best dessert recipes, and right here you’ll find everything else from mains to sides to snacks. It’s the Top 10 Yummy Eats of 2014 on Cupcakes & Kale Chips (plus my 5 Faves) ....more

15 Best Quick and Easy New Year’s Eve Appetizers

The best and easiest appetizers that are a must to ring in the New Year! The end of the year is coming to a close, which means you have the perfect excuse to ring in the New Year with these quick and easy appetizers. Although you really don’t need an excuse to munch on these garlic parmesan knots, Cheesecake Factory avocado egg rolls and Swedish meatballs – they are just simply too good to have once a year! 1 ....more