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

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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Pink Heart Beet Pancakes

These pink pancakes claim their power from iron rich beets! Oatmeal also adds to the iron power of these pancakes, making it a great vegetarian option as well.  White or wheat flour can be used; the white flour making the pink stand out a bit more, yet the wheat flour boasts a bit more nutrition....more

Pretty in Pink Layered Brownies

Valentines are great. But me, I'm more concerned about tines. As in, of my fork, and what dessert will be gracing them on February 14 ....more

Berrylicious Muffins

Berrylicious Muffins ...more

Treat “Mamma” To An Italian Lunch On Mothers Day


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Myung In Dumplings revisit

We recently revisited Myung In Dumplings, a Korean Chinese dumpling chain originally from Los Angeles, which was once featured on one of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. Not much has changed since our first visit. The menu is almost the same, except for the addition of...more

Spicy Loli - Breakfast Flatbread #BreadBakers

Spicy and savory, flakey and rich, loli is a traditional breakfast in the Sindh province of Pakistan. It's tasty, quick to make and goes perfectly with a cup of hot sweet tea. More akin to shortcrust than more traditional roti where gluten is developed by kneading, loli dough is made quickly, adding fat to the well-spiced flour, then just enough hot water to make it come together ....more

Slow Cooker Gumbo Smothered Pork Chops

I am a big fan of canned soup. It is one of my go-to lunches. It is quick, easy and tastes great! ...more

Need a Quick and Easy Dinner? Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe

I’m sharing a quick and easy chicken enchilada casserole recipe that’s so tasty!...more

Spicy Thai Chicken Coconut Soup with Okra and Mushrooms

A warm and delicious spicy Thai coconut soup filled with chicken, mushrooms, and okra. This spicy thai chicken coconut soup with okra and mushrooms is the perfect weeknight dinner. One of my favorite cuisines is Thai ....more

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

A super simple and fast side dish to accompany any meal. Even the pickiest of eaters will be begging for seconds and thirds! Roasted Garlic Cauliflower A super simple and fast side dish to accompany any meal ....more