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

Living on The Edge with Ovarian Cancer

In August 2012 I begin to feel very fatigue in which I had no energy to workout or cook for my family. I begin to notice that my clothes had started to fit loosely on me. I knew something was wrong with my health. In December of 2012, I went to the emergency room and after having a ultrasound it revealed that I had a cyst on one of my ovaries. Four weeks later the cyst along with the ovary was surgically removed. The pathology report from the biopsy of the ovary/cyst confirmed that I had ovarian cancer....more

Vegan Energy Bars with Coconut, Macadamia and Cranberries {GF}

These 6 ingredient vegan energy bars with coconut flakes, macadamia nuts, dried cranberries, lemon and dates make for the perfect mid afternoon snack. GF and Refined Sugar Free. Ready in 15 mins ....more

Dreaming Tree Cabernet Sauvignon

A review of Dreaming Tree Cabernet Sauvignon for Weekend Wine Reviews #279. ...more

{Rose Velvet Bundt Cakes} – Mini Guguluf cu trandafir si zmeura

The post {Rose Velvet Bundt Cakes} – Mini Guguluf cu trandafir si zmeura appeared first on Pastry Workshop. I just want to dedicate this post to past and future loves, to memories and broken bits of soul, to those people who build you up or those who take you down, to those of you who fight for their love or those who go on separate ways, to those who care for others more... ...READ MORE The post {Rose Velvet Bundt Cakes} – Mini Guguluf cu trandafir si zmeura appeared first on Pastry Workshop ....more

Spiked Nutella Hot Cocoa

Spiked Nutella hot cocoa will make your cold day SO much better. Whip it up and share it with friends! Is ignoring Valentine’s Day an old person thing? ...more

Meal Plan {2/15 – 2/19}

Stuck in a dinner rut? My weekly meal plan is full of simple, family friendly weeknight dinner ideas! Hey, hey, hey! ...more

German Chocolate Cheesecake

Want a special chocolate treat for Valentine’s Day or another special occasion? How about a creamy chocolate cheesecake with not only a gooey coconut pecan frosting on top, but a layer in the middle of the cheesecake for double the coconut and pecan goodness. This German Chocolate Cheesecake is pure dessert heaven ....more

REVIEW: Mechaly Vegan Handbags

When I was contacted by the folks at Mechaly to review one of their bags, I must admit…I had never .. ....more

Is Chocolate Bad for You?

If you know me, you know I LOVE chocolate. So I had to think twice when I answered a recent email from a reader, in which she wrote that she’d just heard an expert mention that...more

Big Dutch Baby, the Weekend Breakfast Our Kids Love

What weekend breakfast makes all four of my kids cheer?...more