Greek Yogurt Vegetable Dip

Greek Yogurt Vegetable Dip

Making healthy decisions doesn’t have to be boring. The next time a party (oh, hey Super Bowl!) calls for a dip, consider this skinny Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip. It has the perfect balance of savoriness and crunch. Crowds will rave, stomachs will be happy and your waistline will thank you. Until you turn to Loaded [Read More…]

Take Out, Fake Out: General Tso’s Chicken

Take Out Fake Out General Tsos

I just love ordering take out, it’s like a mini vacation from cooking. One of my all-time favorites is General Tso’s Chicken. Spicy, with an amazing brown sauce. With some inspiration from Creme de la Crumb blog, I decided to hit the kitchen to make this with ordinary items in my cabinet. The results? Delicious. [Read More…]

Easy Chocolate Fudge

Easy Chocolate Fudge

Chocolate fudge, made with only four ingredients. What’s more to love? Fudge is the easiest and most versatile dessert, if you ask me. You can decorate it with sprinkles for any holiday, drizzle it with any type of chocolate and mix in whatever filling you like. Fudge is pretty much the quiche of the dessert world. Ready [Read More…]

Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding

A new year, a new… diet? Promises to go to the gym more often? How about simply weaving healthy choices into every day life? Now that’s more realistic, at least for Hubs and I.  This chia seed pudding is a breakfast and snack, all rolled up as one. Topped with fresh berries or a handful of [Read More…]

Chipotle Pulled Chicken Soup

Chipotle Pulled Chicken Soup

Sometimes the only remedy for a cold, blustery night is a bowl of hot, savory soup. One that warms your bones and encourages a post-dinner nap under heaps of blankets. One that is just as good (if not better) served up as leftovers the next day. One that is incredibly easy to whip up. Oh, how [Read More…]

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Looking for an easy appetizer/side dish that serves the masses? Then this sausage stuffed mushroom dish is just for you! Plus, you’re almost guaranteed to have leftover stuffing to make amazinggggg mushroom pinwheels! Bonus recipe included.   Put on some music and get going in the kitchen – a little sauteing, chopping, mixing and stuffing. These mushrooms will [Read More…]

Christmas French Toast

Christmas French Toast

‘Tis the season for everything merry! I was feeling particularly festive this weekend morning when I whipped out my cookie cutters to make this Christmas French Toast.   I followed my Chai Spiced French Toast recipe, which is so easy to throw together. Crispy outside, soft inside. Just perrrrrfect. Use whatever Christmas cookie cutters you [Read More…]

DIY Stamped Christmas Cards

DIY Stamped Christmas Cards

On any given year, you can usually find me running straight to Papyrus for its super cute Christmas cards. However, this year I was inspired by a friend to get crafty and make my own cards (gasp!) from scratch.  So, I went to Michael’s with an open mind knowing two things: that I love sparkle [Read More…]

DIY Poinsettia Wreath

DIY Poinsettia Wreath

I love making homemade wreaths! Can’t you tell? I’ve had this one grapevine wreath from Michael’s for about 2 years, switching out the flowers and garland to fit each season. I stumbled on these gorgeous poinsettia flowers, and couldn’t resist another! Making a homemade wreath is super easy. No gluing necessary, just 15 minutes and [Read More…]

Soy Glazed Salmon

Soy Glazed Salmon

Looking for a simple salmon recipe, without all the marinating? That’s what this recipe is about – an easy and healthy dinner without any fuss.  Slightly sweet, this soy glazed wild-caught salmon is lovely over a green salad with an Asian dressing. It’s perfectly flakey and surprisingly filling! To get started, mix all the marinade ingredients [Read More…]

Blackberry Cheesecake Squares

Blackberry Cheesecake Squares

Deep in my Sinful Desserts board on Pinterest, there lay an amazing recipe by the Brunette Baker for these blackberry cheesecake squares. Best idea ever to make these!  Creamy, with hints of sweetness from the graham cracker crust and fresh blackberry compote, these cheesecake squares are gorgeous as they are delicious.  To tackle this recipe, you [Read More…]

Breakfast Pizzas

Breakfast Pizzas

Pizza for breakfast? You don’t have to ask me twice. I’m THERE.  I made this breakfast pizza for Hubs and I on a Saturday morning, and I have to be honest: while I didn’t finish my whole pizza, I was so full I wanted to crawl back into my cozy bed, wake up, eat pizza, and [Read More…]

Mini Apple Pies

Mini Apple Pies

You’ll love this miniature version of an apple pie: 2-3 bites worth of cinnamon apple filling, mixed with pecans and topped with an oatmeal crumble. What’s more to love?  These are the perfect addition to a Thanksgiving feast. Just when you think you’ve consumed enough turkey and stuffing to fill you until Christmas, these Mini Apple [Read More…]

Kale Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Kale Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

I’m in love with stuffed mushrooms. From cooking to eating them, they’re the most fragrant and delicious side for a cold fall/winter day. First roasted with marsala wine, then topped with leafy kale, crunchy bread crumbs and fresh pecorino romano, these stuffed portobellos are incredible!  Start off by removing the gills of the portobellos. As [Read More…]

Salted Pumpkin Spiced Bacon

Pumpkin Spiced Bacon

I had this crazy idea… why not succumb to the pumpkin insanity and turn my bacon into pumpkin-spiced? With one month left to squeeze in all the pumpkin recipes as possible, I bring you a sweet-meets-savory Salted Pumpkin Spiced Bacon. Since I’m not a huge fan of super sweet anything, the added layer of sea salt breaks [Read More…]

Mashed Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash Mash

As these chilly autumn days start creeping in, there has to be some way to warm our bones. I don’t know about you, but I turn right to my kitchen which often includes: squash, roasted garlic and a hot oven. Starting with this mashed butternut squash recipe. You’ll love a heaping spoonful next to your roast turkey this [Read More…]

Pumpkin & Chicken Baked Gnocchi

Pumpkin Chicken Baked Gnocchi

Question for you. What is better than a pasta bake? How about a gnocchi bake? Add pumpkin and tomato sauce, loads of cheese, and my goodness, eat a bowl of this and you’ll be curled up taking a nap in no time! I gave this post some extra love. And by extra love, I mean extra photos. I [Read More…]

Rosemary Black Pepper Bacon

Rosemary Black Pepper Bacon

Every Saturday morning I peer through tangled blankets and ask Hubs what he wants for breakfast and I always get the same pleading question: “Whatever you want, but can we have bacon?” If you want a fast pass to a man’s heart, make him bacon. And not just any kind of bacon, dress it up. And, [Read More…]