Spiked Holiday Nog and My Holiday Favorites

‘Tis the season to be jolly…fa la la la la…la la la la. Well, guys, the real countdown begins right about now. We have less than a week to go before Christmas day … are you ready, excited, tired, stressed, relaxed, enjoying the moments? ...more

December Book Love: A Month Of Memoirs

All I’ve been wanting to do lately is avoid every thing I have to do and grab a book and read. I’m ready to hibernate and dive head first into Christmas break with my family. My son has committed to rereading the Harry Potter series – I’m due to read book 3 and he’s holding me to it ....more

Lemon Turkey Orzo Soup

It’s been almost a month since Thanksgiving, does anyone have any leftover turkey in the freezer? If you do, well this is the perfect recipe for you to use it up! If not, then grab a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, it will work just fine ....more

Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry and Giveaway for Swiss Diamond Wok

Raise your hand if you love a good stir fry. (My hand is raised high – and so are my family’s hands...more

Walnut and Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

This post is sponsored by Fisher Nuts. Stuffed mushrooms are an appetizer that always grabs my attention at a party. If you are a mushroom lover, like me, you probably feel the same ....more

Slow Cooker Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Last fall, shortly after my baby was born, a friend of mine brought me some lunch. She brought a salad, some apple chips and a bowl of pumpkin soup. That pumpkin soup seriously rocked my world! ...more

Baked Spinach and Ricotta Meatballs & Le Creuset Giveaway

My family goes crazy over meatballs. I don’t make them enough but knowing it’s something everyone will surely eat I’m going to make an effort to cook them more often. They aren’t really all that hard to put together, and my thoughts are if you are going to make some go ahead and bake up a double batch (without sauce) and put into the freezer for later ....more

Lentil Salad with Carrots and Cilantro & Taking Care Of Yourself During The Holidays

It happens every year…one second you are trick or treating with your kids, then next thing you know you just finished washing all of your Thanksgiving leftover tupperware and people are asking you if you’ve finished your Christmas shopping yet. It’s seriously so hard to wrap your mind around how fast time flies around this time of year (so cliche, I know). And how “busy” we tend to feel every day ....more

Minestrone Soup

Is everyone ready for a bit of a detox this week or what? I enjoyed every bite of my long holiday weekend but I am so ready to feed my body better and move it more this week, that’s for sure. Our Thanksgiving was full of delicious food (plus a few days after), and I don’t really feel like I over did it for the most part – except for in the dessert category ....more

Chickpea Cakes with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce {America’s Test Kitchen New Family Cookbook Giveaway}

I am so excited to share a new cookbook I recently received to review with you today. America’s Test Kitchen has been working hard at revamping and rebuilding one of its classic landmark family cookbooks – The New Family Cookbook ....more