Ball FreshTech Electric Water Bath Canner and Multi-Cooker Giveaway!

I’m happy to be teaming with Ball® Canning again this year to review their newest appliance that will help you simplify the home canning process. They have generously provided one of these shiny new appliances, along with some more canning essentials, for me to give away to one lucky winner! Let me introduce you to the newest in the growing line of canning appliances from the home canning experts at Ball ....more

Margarita Chicken

Many of the same ingredients that make margaritas so delicious combine to make an incredible marinade for this Margarita Chicken. Most of the recipes out there for Margarita Chicken include bottled margarita mix. Why? ...more

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Simple ingredients are layered together to create this substantial Mexican-inspired casserole. I sometimes refer to this quick and easy casserole dish as “shortcut enchiladas” because that is precisely what it is. Instead of filling and rolling a pile of tortillas one-by-one, everything is layered together in a baking dish and baked casserole-style ....more

Grilled Steak Teriyaki

A delicious, from scratch teriyaki sauce...more

Cherry Pie Bars

A tender crust topped with cherry pie filling and drizzled with a sweet, simple almond flavored glaze. These pretty bars are quick and easy to make and include ingredients you can easily keep stocked in your pantry. Less than a week after posting my recipe for Blueberry Pie, I’m back with these Cherry Pie Bars ....more

Blueberry Pie

I can’t let a summer go by without baking a fresh blueberry pie. It is the ultimate classic dessert. Take advantage of the abundance of seasonal berries and bake a pie! ...more

Take Your Dog to Work Day with Wellness TruFood

In honor of Take Your Dog to Work Day this Friday, I wanted to share my thoughts on dogs in the workplace and some pretty darn cute photos of the dogs in my life. Since I work mainly from my home office these days, my dogs, Bruno (right) and Bridget (left), are an integral part of my day. They greet me in the morning, nap contentedly while I click away on my computer, and somehow instinctively seem to know when it’s time for me to call it a day ....more

Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Everything we love about twice baked potatoes in casserole form....more

Crock-Pot Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches (and a Mezzetta Giveaway!)

Tender shredded chicken, peppers, and onions piled on hoagie rolls with melted cheese. Let your slow cooker do the work and come home to an easy, delicious meal. We’ve had some crazy, all over the place weather here in Northern California this week ....more