5 Ideas to Transform Thanksgiving Leftovers

I look forward to Thanksgiving food each year.  We rarely eat turkey any other day of the year.  I love cooking large meals, but large meals usually means a large amount of leftovers.  And leftovers are good for one or two repeats but after that they get boring.  I don’t know about you, but I like a little reprieve after cooking a huge meal.  I have a few go to super easy Thanksgiving left over transformations and I thought I would share them.  These require few dishes and minimal time in the kitchen....more


I have the whole apartment to myself this week! Well, more like the dogs and I… They make great company. C is off to my home state of NJ doing his work thang all week. Which means I made a giant dish of stuffing all for myself. That’s okay. It’s so good that I don’t mind eating it for the next 4 days. Might only last 3 days actually…...more

Fancy Slow Cooker Chicken

Fancy Slow Cooker Chicken is one of my most unique recipes.  Chicken can get soooo boring.  And, if your family is like mine, you eat a lot of chicken.  Sometimes it just all starts tasting the same. This recipe is unique because you are cooking an entire chicken in coconut milk and cinnamon sticks. What?  I know!  I promise the flavors come together perfectly.  And, yes even my kids ate it.  Sometimes we all need to try something a little different. And this recipe will be a great unique addition to your recipe collection....more

Gooey Chocolate Brownies with a Walnut Crunch

Walnuts and brownies are a match made in heaven and today’s recipe comes with  healthy serving on top of a gooey, chocolatey brownie.What is a “walnut crunch” you ask? Well, it’s a term I made up for this recipe to describe the crunchy layer of baked walnuts on top of this scrumptious treat.I like my brownies really soft in the middle but if you like them a bit firmer add an extra 10-15 minutes of baking time to end of the recipe.I’m giving you fair warning, its hard to just stop at one of these! Enjoy....more

Caramel Apple Cookie Recipe

Yesterday, I showed you a photo of some ingredients.  I mysteriously told you that I had invented a recipe using them, but it would not be posted until today. Some of this baking was to used as a gift, and I wanted to deliver it before I published the photos!  ...more

Simple Hacks Food Allergy Bootcamp EGGS. Tips for egg allergy or just when you run out of eggs!

 Egg substitution is one my favorite food hacks; because, it is a handy skill for when you have a brownie craving but no eggs....more

Food Allergy Bootcamp NUTS

A nut allergy can be complicated.  Nuts are one of the biggest causes of anaphylaxis reactions.  Some people are only allergic to peanuts and others only tree nuts.  Our allergist wants us to avoid all nuts.  So this post covers completely nut free alternatives....more

Vegan Acorn Squash Alfredo

Is anyone surprised ... I needed a quick dinner!...more
it sounds really interesting... :Dmore

Easy Pink Velvet Whoopie Pies with White Chocolate

If you are looking for an easy but fun and tasty treat to make for a party, then you may want to try these Pink Velvet Whoopie Pies that I made for my daughter's birthday.  They are quick and easy to make.  They would also work well for any type of girl party including girl baby showers, bachelorette parties, tea parties and more!  ...more

Copycat Recipe || Chipotle Burrito Bowl

One of the biggest (and probably only) complaints Kyle has about living in Alaska is the lack of Chipotle locations. Zero, zip zilch! Chipotle's steak burrito bowls are a favorite of both of ours. Thankfully, another military spouse whose family was also having to do without the coveted burrito bowl, shared her homemade chipotle bowl recipe....more