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

Tired of red velvet everything... Check out this delicious dessert for Valentines!

Blueberry-Ricotta Tart with Almond Biscotti Crust What to do with a bag of biscotti if you're not a coffee drinker or have a teething baby... Well, make a fabulous crust and fill it with rich ricotta and fresh blueberries of course!...more

Stuffed Chicken... move over ~ check out Stuffed Pork Chops

Feta, Tomato and Pine Nut Stuffed Pork Chops Stuffed pork chops are a lovely alternative to the traditional stuffed chicken breast.  The stuffing combines fresh cherry tomatoes, creamy feta cheese and pine nuts....more

Soothing My Soul with Lipton Tea

Did you ever just have a bad day, week, or even month? I know I sure have. Sometimes you need to just relax, decompress and soothe you soul ....more

Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes

There's nothing quite like a stack of homemade pancakes, and these Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes...more

Red Velvet Cream Cheese Ice Cream Cake

Even if you aren’t the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day, the holiday is a perfect excuse for playing with red velvet creations. Though it’s the dead middle of winter and we just experienced yet another snowfall, I found myself wanting to make an ice cream cake. Using a springform pan makes putting together an ice cream cake is easy peasy ....more

Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls

Strawberry cinnamon rolls have a gooey, sweet filling all wrapped up in the most soft, tender and fluffy dough. I seem to be on a bit of a strawberry kick lately, so bare with me. Need a special breakfast for you lover on Valentine’s Day? ...more

celebrating my beautiful mother

There’s no one like my mother. No one who knows me more, whom could ever love me the way that she loves me. No one has sacrificed more for me....more

January Traffic and Income Report

Hello there! Welcome to the business side of things here at JG dot com. “Wait what!? ...more