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

Apricot Balls

Apricot Balls Happy Monday everyone! ...more

Protein Pudding

This protein pudding recipe is crazy easy and so good! ...more

a letter to my niece – year two.

hi lil. i know, this is reallyyyyyy late. beyond fashionably late ....more

Kale Soup

You’ll never miss the meat in this vegetarian, hearty, and comforting Kale Soup! Sign up for my...more

Heart Shaped Chocolate Cakes

Do you save cards and letters? ...more

Hospital Bag and Baby Countdown

Next week I’ll officially be full-term! So, we’re just days away from this little chicky coming any time she’s ready. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think I’ll be going in to labor in 6 days, and I’d like her to stay in and really get closer to our due date, but the fact that she...more

Clams in Wine Sauce

 Clams in Wine Sauce Love easy, tasty meals that are quick then you'll love my Clams in White Sauce. I make these clams as a light dinner served with salad and bread or a hardier meal tossed with pasta, side salad and bread. Either way these clams are so good.  ...more

french quarter beignets

Share I couldn’t think of a better way to end the mardi gras season than with traditional french quarter beignets Charlie started weight training for football this morning. Bright and early this morning. Actually, it wasn’t bright at all; it was pitch black when we had be up ....more

Cherry Pie Bars

Nothing says love like pie! ...more