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

Pretty in Pink Layered Brownies

Valentines are great. But me, I'm more concerned about tines. As in, of my fork, and what dessert will be gracing them on February 14 ....more

Egg, Cheese and Ham Wrap

Today, I am sharing my most requested breakfast in my house - Egg, cheese and ham wrap. They have been off from school for more than a couple of days after winter break due to the icy roads, and snow... http://www.sandraseasycooking.com/ ...more

Golden Shrimp Puffs

Quick and easy deep fried Golden Shrimp Puffs. Delicious served with sweet chili sauce. Perfect as an appetizer or a side dish ....more

Banana Pudding Pancakes

Seriously…Banana Pudding. My mom and my Aunt Sue both make the best Banana Pudding....more

Crock Pot Hot Cocoa

Today, I have a tasty way to keep warm for you all. It’s an easy crock pot hot cocoa. The great thing about hot cocoa in the crock pot is you get it all mixed up and then leave the crock pot to warm it up ....more

Sweeten Your Valentine's Day with Le Parfait Paris Strawberry Macarons

I am admittedly a Valentine's Day grinch. I get this from my dad, who used to hold forth that it was just a Hallmark holiday. However, I do love the edible Vday bling--chocolates, those little NECCO sweethearts, cinnamon imperials.. ....more

Chocolate pound cake

Baked Peanut Dumplings (Chinese New Year)

Way back when I was small, I would consume quite a lot of deep-fried dumplings (you jiao 油角/角仔) during Chinese New Year (CNY). I still remember that my parents tried every effort to remind me not to eat too much as the deep-fried dumplings are “yeet hay” (“熱氣” in Cantonese Chinese, literally means “hot air”) which basically means not good for health. They didn’t want me to consume too many oily foods either ....more

Creating Community Right Where You Are

Creating Community Right Where You Are – This girl’s take on creating real authentic relationships with her neighbors and beyond. Simple tips on how you can start where...more

Did You See That Ludicrous Display Sunday Night?

Now that we've all had a day to recover, let's review: The Panters: ...more