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

Strawberry Nutella Pull Apart Bread

Valentine’s Day is almost here! We don’t have a lot planned. ...more

Roasted Garlic & Kale Vegan Mashed Potatoes

When thinking about mashed potatoes, the words cream and butter are usually the first to come to mind,...more

15-minute Shanghai chicken

Introducing this sticky, richly-flavoured Shanghai chicken with rice....more

A Wintery Pepperminty Patty for National Peppermint Patty Day

So having given up sugar for Lent, here we are one day after Ash Wednesday and I’m already pushing candy.  But it’s Peppermint Patty Day…and I love peppermint patties.  Not the big ones – the little mini-sampler sized ones.  When I was younger, while driving home from school my mother would occasionally stop at a convenience store and treat my sister and I to an ice cold soda and a tiny York Peppermint Patty.  It was our little secret treat – not all the time, and it was just enough of a treat that it wouldn’t ruin our dinner....more

Easy Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate Cups

Today I’m continuing my series of Valentine’s Day desserts with these adorable little chocolate mousse cups. This chocolate mousse is a great way to impress your sweetheart, because it looks really fancy and complicated, but it’s actually amazingly easy to make. The secret is instant chocolate pudding mix, which you can just blend with cream and confectioner’s sugar to make a light, fluffy mousse in literally minutes ....more

Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies + Sukrin GIVEAWAY

Tastes Like the Real Thing! Chocolate chip cookies are a national treasure. The combination of butter, golden brown sugar and rich chocolate chips creates the perfect cookie – sweet...more

Heart Fruit Skewers and The Best Fruit Dip Ever

A Last Minute Valentine treat – Heart Fruit Skewers. Who can resist fruit cut in pretty heart shapes? Not me ....more

Cheesy Jalapeno & Corn Garlic Bread

Cheesy Jalapeno & Corn Garlic Bread makes for an easy yet impressive side to any dish or serve along with drinks for an evening snack! Let’s talk about this GARLIC BREAD today. Don’t mistake this for a regular simple garlic bread ....more

Romantic Dinner Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Find all the Romantic Dinner Ideas for Valentine’s Day in one place! From bite-sized appetizers to side dishes, main courses and even desserts, this post has it all! Ah, sweet love ....more

Éclair Cake

Éclair Cake. Layers of vanilla whipped cream, graham crackers and a decadent chocolate glaze. Easy, no bake dessert that everyone loves. http://thehungrybluebird.com/recipes/eclair-cake/...more