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

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

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

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

Apple Rose Tarts

When most people think about Valentine’s Day they think about lots of sweet treats, candy, and beautiful flowers and roses! If you want all that Valentine-y greatness packed into one exquisite recipe, this is the post for you!I present to you the Apple Rose Tart!...more

Cranberry Pomegranate Mimosa

This Cranberry Pomegranate Mimosa is literally the easiest and most festive cocktail out there! It’s absolutely perfect for the Christmas holidays but even better as a Valentine’s Day spritzer!...more

Cranberry Pomegranate Mimosa

This Cranberry Pomegranate Mimosa is literally the easiest and most festive cocktail out there! It’s absolutely perfect for the Christmas holidays but even better as a Valentine’s Day spritzer!...more

Berry Coconut Smoothie

When it comes to food, my little toddler is beyond picky. Solid vegetables? Forget that ....more

Mushroom Sauté with Soy, Butter, and Garlic

One of my very favorite flavor combinations, for a variety of different veggies, is soy and butter. I just LOVE it! A dear friend of mine...more

Herb Infused Preserved Lemons

Winter is the right time to start a batch of preserved lemons. Meyer lemons are in season and inexpensive, and the mysteriously lovely and lemony result goes with so many dishes, year-round. Ya know, there are lots of advantages to living in a temperate zone with distinct seasons ....more

Dining at the Ravens Cookbook: A Review, Recipe and a Giveaway

I'm so pleased to talk about this wonderful book today. It is derived from a great place -- The Stanford Inn...more

Chocolate Hazelnut Covered Strawberries

You’re just three ingredients away from the easiest, most decadent treat ever. >> Jump to the recipe ...more

Malted Milk M&M Cookies

Crispy M&M’s came back last year, and I was ecstatic. It’s my favorite kind of M&M (although peanut butter M&M’s are a close second). The packaging really threw me off, though ....more