Homemade Chicken Wild Rice Soup

 Shout it, scout it, read all about it, “COLD WEATHER HAS STRUCK THE MIDWEST and EAST COAST” causing cold bodies, runny noses, and frost bite! The remedy?This Homemade Crockpot Wild Rice Soup recipe!! It is absolutely delicious and ...more

So I'm a Vegan. How Do I Explain This to a Teenager?

My teenaged niece has expressed interest in learning about the vegan lifestyle. As honored as I feel, I’m not sure I even knew that being a vegan is a lifestyle. Image via Shutterstock ...more

Gluten-free Pierogi with Potatoes & Cheese

Any tradition I was exposed to growing up was related to Polish culture. My dad's parents were from Poland, so growing up around Polish food and customs was of course a heavy part of my dad's upbringing. My dad shared a slice of his upbringing during ...more

10 Healthy Snacks for Lazy People Who Want to Eat Healthy

This post was inspired by my good friend, Melissa, who recently reached out to me needing some "EASY, HEALTHY snack ideas for LAZY people."In a perfect world we'd all have time to spend hours playing Top Chef in our kitchens, whipping up gourmet ...more

Celebrating Chinese New Year & The Year of the Monkey

A little known fact – Way back in the 80's, before the world became this crazy place, I spent many of my informative years living in Saudi Arabia with my family. It was an interesting and culturally different place to live, and it provided so many opportunities to explore the world and learn about other cultures.  ...more

13 Whole30 Super Bowl Recipes

Hey y'all! Super Bowl 50 is upon us, and I have to tell you that I am SO excited! Not only am I a huge football fan in general, but Peyton Manning is one of my all time favorite celebrities. His career, philanthropy, and cheesy TV commercials have all been absolutely cherished by my family. The fact that this is (probably) his last season to play makes his Super Bowl appearance that much more exciting! GO PEYTON - VFL! ...more
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Pink Heart Beet Pancakes

These pink pancakes claim their power from iron rich beets! Oatmeal also adds to the iron power of these pancakes, making it a great vegetarian option as well.  White or wheat flour can be used; the white flour making the pink stand out a bit more, yet the wheat flour boasts a bit more nutrition....more

Cherry-Almond Heart Tart

Make your Valentine's Day sweeter with this crumbly and buttery tart, ...more

Weekly family menu plan 24

Looking for some inspiration for the week? ...more

Superb Owl Sunday Sweets

As I'm sure most of you know, it's Super Bowl Sunday. To those of us who aren't fans of sportsball, though, it's Superb Owl Sunday. Our day has less cheering, sure, but what it lacks in beer and hot wings it more than makes up for with adorable cakes: (By Little Boutique Bakery) Like this! ...more

21 Instant Pot Recipes

I've started a collection of 21 Instant Pot recipes, please add yours.There is an Instant Pot pressure cooker on it's way to us, I can't wait to try this bad boy out, and need recipes. You might wonder what an InstantPot is and what it is used for, I did when I first heard about it....more

Easy, Semi-healthy Superbowl Snacks

Happy Superbowl Sunday!Do you have big plans? ...more

Spicy Chicken Jambalaya with Sausages and Green Beans #SundaySupper

This post is sponsored by McCormick in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own, always....more

Slow Cooker Pizza Potatoes

Slow Cooker Pizza Potatoes make the perfect party food or fun weeknight meal! Tender potatoes covered with gooey cheese and everything you love about pepperoni pizza. ...more

Leche Puto

Remember all my big talk about being more deliberate about my content and my blah-blah-blah about scheduling what I cook weeks in advance? Well, scrap that! I did have a list of recipes I was going to work on this weekend but then I saw photos of these leche puto on my FB newsfeed today,.. ....more

Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

This Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta is a delicious, quick, and easy dinner and is perfect for busy weeknights! Ready to eat in 20 minutes! Raise your hand if you love pasta! ...more

Chocolate Pancakes a la Mode

These Chocolate Pancakes a la Mode are the perfect quick and easy way to make a dessert that everyone will love! So last year I shared my dad’s famous 3 ingredient pancakes with you, which ended up being one of my Top 10 posts of 2015. Well, I was talking with my dad on the phone the other day and we started talking about pancakes ....more