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

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

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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Baked Mathris | How to make Low Cal Baked Mathris

For the second day of Baked Snacks, I made some Mathris, the Indian version of Crackers. I have made different types of crackers or Mathris, however when it was time to make some baked snacks for kids, I immediately remembered what Usha had made recently for Bakeathon....more

Heart-Shaped Strawberry Cream Cheese Breakfast Pastries

Who loves the holidays? Insert raising hand emoji here because I seriously love them!...more

Cherry, Strawberry & Rose Pie

Your grocery store’s seasonal aisle is exploding with pink and red decorations, half of it dedicated to mass-produced, heart-shaped boxes of all sizes, filled with low-quality (and probably maraschino cherry-filled, EW!) chocolate, the other half lined with cartoon Valentines destined for some second grader’s hand-decorated.. ....more

Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

I love sugar cookies, but they can be quite time consuming with chilling the dough and rolling them out into shapes. Enter these super easy Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars! It takes no time to whip up the dough and no chilling required and no rolling or cutting out ....more

Seared Turmeric Chicken Lunch Bowls

Lunch is the one meal a day most people tend to eat away from home. Some of us work through lunch, others socialize with coworkers, while for others it represents an opportunity to break a sweat during what may be the only time to workout [Me!]Lunch is also a crucial meal since the wrong nutritional balance mid-day can lead to lack of energy later. While the easiest approach for adults and children is probably to buy something, this may not be the healthiest or most cost-effective way to plan lunches.In fact, it is well-known that packing lunch is good for your body and your wallet ....more

Molded Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

The Farley household has been a busy place the last several weeks. ...more

February Reading List

If you’re looking for some book ideas, read along with me! I’m sharing my February Reading List. Have you read any good books lately? ...more

S’mores Strawberries

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us....more

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread


Carne Asada Quesadillas

Print Carne Asada Quesadillas What You Will Need: 2 6 ounces filets kosher salt/pepper 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 chiles 4 flour tortillas Cacique queso fresco -grated cilantro - optional What To Do: Season filets with salt and pepper. Melt butter in a cast iron skillet. Cook steaks until seared on both sides and until desired doneness ....more