10 Helpful “How to” Cooking Tutorials

Cooking becomes easier and quicker when you master a few basic tricks in the kitchen. These are my favorite “how to” tutorials to help you hone your cooking skills. When I’m cooking with friends, they often mention to me that cooking can be frustrating at times before they’re not confident of their knife skills or their grasp of some basic cooking tips and tricks ....more

White Bean & Basil Hummus Recipe {Nut-Free}

Hummus gets a makeover with white beans , fresh basil and just the right amount of garlic. Plus, it’s vegan and nut-free. If I was ever to come across a vampire, I have no doubt that I’d be able to repel him from about 20 feet away ....more

Chicken Pesto Artichoke Naan Pizza

Pile some chicken, artichokes and cheese onto a pesto-smeared whole wheat naan for a quick and healthy meal. Raise your hand if you like recipes that require 8 ingredients and 18 minutes, and taste great. Yeah, you’d be kind of crazy not to ante up on this one because – let’s face it – most of us have a gajillion things to do in the evening and cooking for an hour isn’t usually on the to-do list ....more

Tropical Mango & Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

Infuse a little “tropical” into your life with this easy, healthy pineapple and mango smoothie. Plus, it has a secret ingredient for an extra punch of fiber. I realize that it’s still only February, but I am feeling decidedly tropical today ....more

Maple Dijon Baked Salmon + #HealthyNewYear Challenge Recap

Sweet, savory and heart healthy. This easy maple and Dijon salmon recipe is great for weeknight meals or entertaining. It’s hard to believe it’s coming to a close ....more

How to Frame the Subject & Other Photo Composition Tricks

Sometimes the simplest photography composition tricks, such as framing the subject, can turn your photos into memorable images. Thank you to Adobe for helping me share this post with you. Becoming a great photographer can take years and year of practice, and many more “throw away” photos than good ones ....more

Curry Spiced Nuts with Dried Cherries

These curry spiced nuts will take you 7 minutes from start to finish. The tart cherries add wonderful flavor and health benefits to this tasty snack! Thank you to The Cherry Marketing Institute for helping me to share this recipe with you ....more

Light(er) Steak au Poivre with Brandy Sauce

These classic steak au poivre are lightened up and beyond tasty! The Brandy sauce turns them into something memorable for any special occasion. Thank you to QSquared NYC for helping me to share this recipe with you ....more

Finding Balance {Week 6 Challenge & Giveaway}

It’s easy to get lost in the rush of everyday obligations and to-do lists. But finding balance amidst the craziness is necessary for our sanity. Thank you to Lindt chocolate for helping me to share this post with you ....more

Greek Turkey, Rice & Feta Casserole

This healthy Greek Turkey, Rice and Feta Casserole is one of the easiest weeknight dinners I’ve made in a long time. What do you do when you have leftover brown rice and ground turkey in the fridge, and two boys who are incessantly asking, “What’s for dinner?” In lieu of completely losing it and passive aggressively retorting, “I don’t know. What are you making us?!” (parent of the year behavior, for sure), I whipped up a 15 minute tomato sauce and mixed it all together into a casserole ....more