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

Bacon Roses: Your Step-by-Step Guide

I really wanted to name this post something more fun like...Because Nothing Says I love You More Than Bacon... or Because Men Don’t Give a Sh*t About Flowers, Cookies or Chocolate.....more

Apple Rose Pastry Puffs

Apple Rose Puffs are such fun to make. Impress your guests by using puff pastry to create an easy and elegant dessert perfect for any occasion. Apple Rose PuffsINGREDIENTS:...more

The Gluten-Free Pie That Will Make Any Man Propose

This pie recipe will always be near and dear to my heart. You may have seen it floating around the internet under the name Shoney’s Strawberry Pie, but in our home,  we call it "The Engagement Pie" or "The Pie That Will Make Any Man Propose".  ;-)...more

Mango Chai Tiramisu

I'm on my surgery rotation right now, so I don't have much to update you on about my life. Mostly because it's really boring and consists of waking up at the crack of dawn and standing in the OR all day. Although, I'm on cardiothoracic surgery right now and I get to poke and jab at beating hearts ....more

Beet & Berry Smoothie

So, the special someone in your life isn't a fan of artificial food dyes? No worries! You can still make their Valentine's Day breakfast colorful, with this naturally beautiful, beet & berry smoothie.Say that 5 times fast ....more

Chicken Tikka Masala Meatballs (Whole 30) (Paleo)

A paleo spin on a longtime favorite: Chicken Tikka Masala in meatball form. Paleo Tikka Masala Meatballs with Cauliflower Biryani Rice – coming soon! If you’re a fan of this dish already, you’re probably aware that it is technically NOT a purely authentic Indian dish, but was rather developed in the UK (and of course heavily influenced by Indian cuisine) ....more

Menu Plan Saturday #57

SUNDAY ...more

High Protein Frozen Yogurt

I’ve told you about it...more

red velvet waffles

Share make valentines day breakfast extra sweet for your sweets with these delicious red velvet waffles I’m squeezing in one last red velvet recipe before valentines day, and I’m pretty sure that this is my very favorite one. Anytime you can pass dessert off as breakfast is a good thing. I love that valentines day is on a weekend this year ....more

Ginger-Meyer Lemon Honey Old Fashioned

When we lived in Japan, I used to oggle at jars of yuzu-infused honey at the local market. I marveled at all of the thin slices of citrus suspended in the thick, golden honey, imagining how sweet and flavorful a drizzle would be on a piece of buttered toast, or swirled in a cup of hot tea. What a genius way to preserve the fleeting season of winter citrus, right? ...more

Marinated Kale Salad

Are you ready to...more

Easy Mini Soft Pretzels + Cheese Sauce

These fluffy, salty pretzels are made...more

Sour Cream Cut Out Cookies

These Sour Cream Cut Out Cookies are super soft and spread with a fluffy buttercream frosting. Similar to Lofthouse style sugar cookies....more