Cuisinart Smart Stick PowerTrio Hand Blender Giveaway!

We’re just days away from Christmas (how has this happened?) and I’m excited that I...more

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

This homemade, egg-free Caesar dressing takes a basic Caesar salad and makes it amazing. It’s fresh, creamy, and has that familiar briny kick. Chopped romaine, Parmesan cheese, and croutons make up the basis of a classic Caesar salad ....more

Christmas Bread Pudding

A dessert, steeped in tradition, all dressed up for the holidays with apples and dried cranberries and topped with a rum-spiked cream sauce. Pure comfort and totally festive. I have...more

Sausage and Tortellini Soup with Kale

A hearty, satisfying soup to warm you up on a cold winter day. Cheese tortellini, Italian sausage, and kale in a rich, tomato based broth. We are smack in the middle of one of the biggest storms we’ve had here in Northern California in years ....more

Tex-Mex Chicken and Rice Skillet

Simple ingredients all cooked together in one skillet to create a quick and easy dinner. A hearty, delicious, all-in-one meal for a busy weeknight. We headed up into the hills to the Christmas tree farm on Sunday and ambitiously chose a great, big 12 footer which is now proudly sitting in front of our front windows in the living room – sadly, without one measly decoration hanging anywhere on it ....more

Berry Pomegranate Smoothie

A wintery, holiday-inspired smoothie that combines bright, beautiful berries with pomegranate juice and non-fat Greek yogurt to create a vibrant, nutrition packed treat. Just because we’ve had zero sun, and rainy, blustering weather here does not mean I don’t need my smoothie fix. I’m just switching up the ingredients a bit to suit the season ....more

Pecan Pie Thumbprints

All the goodness of pecan pie in cookie form and a great addition to your Christmas cookie baking. I’m gonna say it…I’m just gonna say it....more

Vegetable Party Tray Tips and a Crisp Cooking Giveaway!

With a few tips and tricks, it’s incredibly easy to put together a beautiful veggie party tray that will make an eye-catching appetizer at your...more

Pumpkin Hazelnut Pie with Mascarpone

A pumpkin layer with a hint of hazelnut...more

5 Quick and Easy Weeknight Meal Ideas (and a $500 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!)

I always keep my eye out for quick, simple meal shortcuts to help me pull together a balanced meal on crazy, busy, weeknights. You know…those nights. I have a feeling you can relate ....more