Rainbow Quinoa with Citrus Vinaigrette


This quinoa recipe and accompanying post were created as part of the #NOWWellness Blogger Ambassador campaign for which I am financially compensated. All opinions are my own and honest based on my experience with NOW Foods products. #ad I had a major revelation this week. Wait for it – – – you can make beautiful, fluffy quinoa in…

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Cinnamon and Curry Honey-Roasted Chickpea Recipe


This post about the Best Stuff on Earth and roasted chickpea recipe have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #teastraightup #CollectiveBias Have I mentioned that I’ve gotten back into hitting the gym at least 4 times a week? Have I also mentioned that since I started spinning again, I’m…

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Skillet Baked Apples Stuffed with SNICKERS


This game day dessert recipe shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.#BigGameTreats #CollectiveBias Woohoo! It’s football season! m/ > < m/  <– do you know what this is? That’s what I’m doing right now. Why? Because I LOVE game day. Ok, maybe it’s not exactly about…

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Halloween Spiderweb Quesadilla with Black Olive Spiders

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Looking for a fun Halloween part food? Think Olives. California Black Olives are fun food. One of my clearest memories as a kid is sitting at the Thanksgiving table with a big black olive on each of my ten fingers, waving them around happily as my mom tried to get me to eat anything else….

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How to Make a Dye-Free Pink Ombre Cake

I’m a little behind. My baby girl’s first birthday was over a month ago, and I still haven’t written a thing about it here! I’m blaming the snow that threw off our party schedule for 3 weeks. I did post some photos, though, and I got more than a few questions about her pink ombre…

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Irish Mocha Brownie Shooters


Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, right? OK, maybe not…but I love to celebrate my Irish friends! That’s why I made them these boozy little brownie shooters for dessert. Why shooters? Because they’re minis, although it’s hard to tell in the photo below. If it weren’t for the clouds of Bailey’s buttercream, you would…

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Easy Felt Food Tutorial: Bow Tie Pasta

What’s cool among the 11-month-old crowd? Snacks, milk, naps…all good stuff. But if you ask my little girl, she’ll tell you: It’s all about the wooden kitchen. She will knock around in that kitchen with her brother or by herself for what seems like hours. We have pots, pans, plates, a toaster…but what we’re really…

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Recipe: 3-ingredient Potato Candy

Sometimes, especially during the holidays, all thoughts of healthy go out the window and food is welcome just because of the memories is brings. This recipe – for an old-fashioned candy made from a simple potato and lots of sugar – just might be the one recipe that holds the most nostalgia for me. My…

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Ten Easy Ways with Rhubarb

Oh, rhubarb. Poor, misunderstood rhubarb. Food that ranks right up there with butterscotch under “Things Grandparents Like.”  What is it but that weird fruit (vegetable?) that your mom, neighbor, mailman always has too much of. That leafy thing that looks like celery, but not quite, and only ever tastes good buried under pounds of strawberries inside…

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