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

Marinated Kale Salad

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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

Feral Winston Chilling on the Back Porch

A few photos of our feral cat Winston and how we are keeping him warm this winter. ...more

Foodie Friday - Turnip Taquitos

An abundance of small white turnips on the reduces vegetable rack was the source of this weeks recipe.  While we expected to enjoy this dish we were not prepared for just how delicious they are.Click here for the recipe...more

Valentine’s Day Braid

Here is another loaf to make with the remaining Swirled Valentine’s Day Dough that you have on hand if you made the dough from our last post. Instead of dividing the dough in half, as we did for the swirled loaf pan bread, I divided the dough in 3 equal parts. Then I braided the dough ....more

Valentine's Day Treats For People Who Don't Like Sweets!

Chocolate, candy, cupcakes... sounds a lot like Valentine's Day doesn't it?But what if you don't like sweets?I'm not a huge sweets person and Bryce hates all sweets so we've always had to think outside the box a little when it comes to Valentine's Day.Last year I surprised Bryce with a huge platter of cheeses cut into hearts with meat and his eyes lit up like the crazy heart eyed emoji. This year he said that's all he wanted again...sure makes my life easy!...more

Chocolate Heart Pound Cake

Discover a soft chocolate heart inside this deliciously buttery and perfectly dense ...more

1-Day Renewal Suja Juice Cleanse + 15 Tips for Healthy Living

Want to start off your 2016 in a healthy way? Try delicious, wholesome Suja® Organic Juices, which come in dozens of different flavors. These organic, raw, cold-pressed juice blends are super nutrient-dense and full of good enzymes! ...more

Paleo Egg Roll in a Bowl

I love Asian food- Pho, Fried Rice, anything wrapped in a wonton- basically anything that can be paired with Soy Sauce or Wasabi is my friend. However, after adopting a mostly clean and Paleo lifestyle, and especially during a Whole30 cycle, wontons, rice, and soy are a no-go. ...more