Individual Beef Bourguignon Pot Pies

I've always been a big fan of Julia Child and her recipes, and Beef Bourguignon is one of her most famous dishes that I've always wanted to try but have been intimidated by. I don't know if it's because I saw the movie Julie and Julia and witnessed what a disaster her Beef Bourguignon turned out to be; or if it's because I know how intense the recipe is and how long it takes; of if...more

Healthy Protein-Packed Breakfast Cookies

Chris is still on the hunt for something low-calorie, substantial and portable, yet flavorful, that he can take to work for breakfast in the morning. He's gone through the typical smoothie, oatmeal, fruit and yogurt, but none of those peak his interest anymore. That's where these cookies came from ....more

Slow Cooker Sesame-Ginger Chicken

My new chicken obsession is chicken thighs. Dark meat is so tender no matter what you do to it, so if you often find yourself overcooking chicken so that it becomes dry and chalky, you should give thighs a try. You could seriously cook the crap out of them and they will still be moist ....more

Cinnamon Raisin Bread (Gluten-Free)

This month's Secret Recipe Club post is from Chelsy at Mangia. She really opened my eyes to a new way of eating. I like to dabble in some gluten-free recipes every chance I get, but everything on her blog is gluten-free and/or vegan ....more

Mixed Vegetable Frittata (Gluten-Free)

Bradley isn't a fussy eater at all, but there are a handful of things that he just refuses to eat. Bananas (unless they're made this way) and carrots top that list. So if I can find a way to sneak these foods into something he does like...well, then we're getting somewhere ....more

Lighter Crispy Hunan Chicken

Not eating rice (or eating a very limited amount of rice) is a huge adjustment for Chris and me. I'd say we make rice at least twice a week to accompany our meals since we usually eat Mexican or Asian dishes that just beg to be eaten over or with rice. But now that we're vowing to eat a little healthier, rice was the first thing to go from our dinners ....more

Lighter Baked Eggplant Parmesan Stacks

Chris and I don't typically make New Year's resolutions because they're often broken or not fulfilled and then it just makes us feel bad about ourselves. The whole stereotype behind a "resolution" just sounds intimidating. So instead of making a resolution this year, we both made "vows." We vowed to eat healthier and to try to work out more often ....more

Sloppy Joe Dip

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Chris loves Sloppy Joe mix from a can. I proclaim myself to be a pretty good cook, so you would think I would be offended. But I'm far from it ....more

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

Bradley was sick on New Year's Eve, so instead of my parents babysitting so that Chris and I could go to dinner with friends like we originally planned, Chris and I decided to spend the night at home with our baby. After putting Bradley to bed at 8:00, we went down to the kitchen and cooked ourselves a feast that included ribeye steaks,...more

Open Face Meatball Sub on Garlic Toast

I've been wanting a new photography board to take all of my food pictures on for some time now, and Chris was thoughtful enough to surprise me with a board he made me for Christmas. So it was only suitable that my first picture on my new board was a concoction Chris came up with! I had both of our families over for Christmas dinner and made a typical Italian feast ....more