Spinach Pesto Pasta with Turkey Sausage

Spinach Pesto Pasta

Don’t you just love easy dishes that look fancy, but are no fuss? That’s exactly what you’ll get with this spinach pesto pasta, a slightly different take on the traditional basil version.  I used spicy turkey sausage because Hubs and I are ground turkey fanatics and love a little heat. If you’re not a sausage lover, [Read More…]

Blueberry Scones

Blueberry Scones

I’d like to introduce you to these scrumptious blueberry scones from one of my favorite food bloggers, Sally from Sally’s Baking Addiction. She has such a knack for testing ingredients to create a perfect recipe (just try these cookies if you don’t believe me).  I love how these blueberry scones are super moist and buttery, yet hold their form. Although only a [Read More…]

Cheesy Chive Cornbread

Cheesy Chive Cornbread

One of my favorite summer sides is a big hunk of cornbread. Slightly sweet with flecks of chives, it’s a match made in heaven for pulled anything, hot dogs, burgers, you name it.  I found this recipe in the July/August 2015 issue of Food Network Magazine and immediately ripped it out. I still love my turkey bacon [Read More…]

Morning Warrior Muffins

Morning Warrior Muffins

A muffin with just enough sweetness. One that’s loaded with dried fruit, oats and wheat germ. Start your morning off with this warrior muffin and you’ll conquer your day.  These muffins were so easy to make. Just a bunch of measuring and mixing, then adding wet ingredients to the dry. In 20 minutes these muffins filled [Read More…]

Pioneer Woman’s Enchiladas

Pionner Woman's Enchiladas

Let’s get down to business. These easy enchiladas inspired by the Pioneer Woman are some serious eats.  Ready to get your hands dirty? These enchiladas are so fun to make. Plus, they pretty much have every Tex/Mex ingredient that I love– corn tortillas, extra sharp cheddar, avocado, green chilies and refried beans. Mmm! There’s lots [Read More…]

Chicken Pesto Panini

Chicken Pesto Panini

For someone who has never made a homemade panini in her life, I’m pretty impressed with my results. Not only was the recipe incredibly easy (almost too easy, if you ask me), this chicken pesto panini was freakin’ amazing!  Using a loaf of roasted garlic artisan bread (highly recommended; find this in the bakery section of your supermarket), you’ll be able [Read More…]

Bites of Life: Part 7

Bites of Life 7 - Ice Cream

Since our exciting news of Baby Girl on Christmas, life has been quite the whirlwind! Looking back it’s hard believe we squeezed so much into four months. Just where does the time go?! Shortly after Hubs and I’s winter escape to Miami, I was off… Flying to Toronto to attend the trendy International Design Show for work. I [Read More…]

Quick Steak Marinade

Quick Marinaded Flank Steak

Sometimes I forget to marinate a steak overnight. Heck, I’m lucky enough if I remember to defrost the darn thing the night before! I’m sure you’ve all been with me, and that’s why I’m bringing you a quick and easy one hour steak marinade. Surely you have one hour to spare!  Made with some of my [Read More…]

DIY Gold Animals

DIY Gold Animals

I’m loving the trend of metallic tablescape accents. Classy, with a little bit of bling. The perfect DIY project. After seeing metallic animals all over Pinterest, I knew I had to make them for my friend’s jungle themed baby shower. All you need are plastic animals that have some texture to them and 1-2 cans [Read More…]

Blueberry Crumb Pie

Blueberry Crumb Pie

Whenever I think of warm weather desserts, they always involve fresh berries. I can eat them all day. By the pints. In one sitting. It’s a problem, just ask Hubs. He calls me a blueberry monster.   This blueberry crumble pie is one of the easiest desserts to make. With the shortcut of using store-bought pie [Read More…]

Onion Soup Roasted Potatoes

Onion Soup Roasted Potatoes

Over the years I’ve heard so many people rave about using soup packets to create amazing recipes. It wasn’t until recently that I gave it a try and made the classic onion soup roasted potatoes. Sounds kind of strange, I know. But trust me – it’s amazing! Kind of like a “shake and bake,” add all [Read More…]

DIY Spring Décor

DIY Spring Decor

The best ideas come when you least expect them. While visiting my local craft store, I stumbled upon an adorable white ceramic jug (50% off, mind you!) and knew I had to make something springy out of it. One beautiful hydrangea stem, complementary flowers and package of green moss later… and this beautiful vignette was born. [Read More…]

Asian Mushroom & Leek Soup with Noodles

Asian Mushroom & Leek Soup with Noodles

I get so excited when I make homemade soup. The love, aroma and constant taste testing… there’s just something about it that stirs up the warm and fuzzies inside of me. Maybe it’s childhood memories of when my Grandma would make a pot of soup when I wasn’t feeling well. Or now, as an adult, visiting her [Read More…]

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Lemon & Blueberry Muffins

In the Kinder household, you’ll know that spring is around the corner once I start whipping out blueberries and lemons. Two ingredients that are peas in a pod. I’ve been devouring these lemon blueberry muffins for days. Perfectly sweet and light, with a zing of lemon. Biting into one makes you feel like it’s a [Read More…]

Take Out, Fake Out: Shrimp Lo Mein

Take Out, Fake Out: Shrimp Lo Mein

Amazing homemade shrimp lo mein, without the wait of take out and mystery of ingredients, like msgs. You’ll absolutely love the subtle spiciness of this Chinese take out, fake out recipe. Slightly charred shrimp, crunchy carrots and red onion, with fresh spinach is brought together with Chinese noodles and a homemade sauce. Hungry yet? I made [Read More…]

Three Bean Vegetarian Chili

Three Bean Vegetarian Chili

One of my favorite things about cold weather is all of the chili. Topped with heaps of sour cream, tortilla strips and cilantro– or, just plain– is glorious! It warms my bones to the core.  This vegetarian chili is made with three types of beans (red, white and black), crushed tomatoes and lots of carrots, [Read More…]

Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato Basil Soup

When was the last time you had a bowl of tomato soup and crispy, oohy-gooey grilled cheese? Can’t remember? Consider this the the sign you’ve been waiting for… make it! Grilled cheese is super easy to make, but homemade tomato soup? Maybe a little more complicated and requiring more ingredients than butter, bread and cheese.  This was my first [Read More…]

BBQ Shredded Beef

BBQ Shredded Beef

I’m kind of obsessed with pulled anything. Chicken, pork or beef… shred it up, toss it with some BBQ sauce, slap it on a roll, topped with some homemade slaw and I’ll have the biggest cheshire smile you’ve ever seen. Slightly sweet, a bit tangy, this BBQ shredded beef is so easy to make. Plus, you get to [Read More…]