Where to Eat Near Disneyland

Disneyland may be its own world, but it's at the center of the Anaheim Resort District, a swirling galaxy of hotels, restaurants, and shops. Which means that, even outside of the park's hedge-ringed atmosphere, you'll find a multitude of places ...more

Quick and Easy Curried Chickpeas With Tofu

Let's talk about "quick and easy," two of my favorite words to find in a recipe title! I'm a strong believer that simple, convenient meals can also be flavorful and delicious. If you're trying to have a Meatless Monday dinner every week, ...more

8 Things I Learned After a Week of Being a Gluten-Free Vegan

There are a lot of claims out there about how wonderful being a vegan is. It'll make the whites of your eyes brighter (raw vegans have even reported their eyes changing color). You'll have more energy. You'll be overflowing with nutrients and less ...more

Lightened-Up Chorizo Fiesta Skillet

On our way home from a trip, Aldo and I stopped at Bob's Diner in Manchester, Vermont, for breakfast. I had a bacon-sausage-home fries breakfast skillet with two eggs on top, and it was THE. MOST. DELICIOUS. BREAKFAST. EVER. They served it in a ...more

A Much-Needed Morning Smoothie | Vitamin C Boost Recipe

According to Google, 1 medium-sized orange contains 70 milligrams of Vitamin C; a banana has about 10 milligrams; 1 cup of mango has approximately 60; and (surprisingly) a few handfuls of kale contain roughly 160 milligrams! If you're keeping up, ...more

4 Tips to Get the Most Out of Hello Fresh

Recently, I tried a food/recipe delivery service called Hello Fresh. You pay a fee to have three recipes' worth of food delivered straight to your house. We love it because the recipes are easy to follow, they give me something different to add to my dinner rotation, and it's a fun way to try something new without the commitment of wandering through the grocery store looking for ingredients I've never used before....more

The Best Basic Cream Cheese Icing

You know what makes me angry? People who buy icing....more
Normally I'm in complete agreement. But cream cheese icing? Arrrrgggghhh it always splits on me. ...more

6 Easy and Healthy Swaps to Get You Ready for Summer

It's April and that means spring and summer are right around the corner! Time to check in with yourself and really look at how those resolutions are coming along. Be honest: are you on your way to a healthier month, year, and life? I hope so! In an effort to help keep you on track and make this year THE year you develop those healthy habits once and for all, here are some of my favorite ways to swap in healthier choices in your everyday life. ...more

Strawberry Coffee Cake Muffins

My grandmother grew strawberries in springtime in a small garden plot that lined the exterior of her detached garage in Southern California. The soil was edged with scalloped grey concrete bricks, adjacent to a chain link fence with a gate leading to the back alley. As a little girl, I'd sneak out.. ....more

Red Lentil Hummus and Sweet Potato Pizza

Red Lentil Hummus and Sweet Potato Pizza – a gorgeous vegetarian pizza loaded with red lentil hummus, caramelized onions and sweet potatoes. Doesn’t this pizza look amazing? And it tastes amazing too! ...more

Vacationing at Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk, Oahu, Hawaii

If you've been reading here for any amount of time, then you're aware of my love for vacationing in the Hawaiian Islands. As a family we try to get there once or twice a year, which of course is never enough. However, travel has gotten more challenging as the kids get older because of their busy schedules ....more

Snoball Cupcakes

These Snoball Cupcakes are full of nostalgia. Rich chocolate cupcakes, creamy filling, and a pillow of marshmallow frosting make them better than your favorite snack cake. I am completely dying over these cupcakes ....more

No-Knead Artisan Bread

If you are a loyal Grey's Anatomy follower like me,...more

Serbian Breaded Rolled Cutlet

This breaded cutlet/schnitzel is a quite popular dish in Serbia and around the world. It's also called Karadjordjeva schnitzel. It's named after a prince Karadjordje (Karađorđe, also known...more

Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding

Magnolia Bakery in New York City might deserve credit as one of the bakeries that started the cupcake craze, but one of their most popular bakery items is not a cupcake… it’s banana pudding! Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding is one of my favorite treats of all time!...more

Braised Tofu with Hominy

I just can’t get enough of tomatillos. A few years ago, I started cooking with tomatillos and fell in love with them. Lately I have been creating tomatillo sauces as the basis of a main entree with some sort of vegan protein like my Tofu in Tomatillo and Chipotle Sauce ....more

Company Strawberry Shortcake

This Company Strawberry Shortcake is a vintage recipe of my moms, and it’s perfect for a crowd!! So creamy and light and topped with sweet strawberries! This is one of those glorious 1980’s recipes ....more

Supreme Pizza Pasta

Currently half watching the movie Dolphin Tale with the boys and half writing this post at the moment. Cory is away for a little guy retreat, and I’ve got three little boys to myself. I told them if they finished picking up the house, did their weekend jobs, and took showers before the timer beeped, we could pick out a movie on Apple TV ....more