Category Archives: Recipes & Food

5 Easy Tips for Making Your Kitchen More Energy-efficient {Slow Cooker Beef Chili Recipe}

I’m writing this post as a Project Envolve™ Ambassador. I have not been compensated for this post, but I did receive a promotional item to facilitate energy savings in my home.

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In all my years, I’ve never spent a winter at home.

I’ve always worked full-time, and we’ve always had a pretty steady electric bill. But now that I’m home all day with 2 kids, WOW. The electric bill is all over the place! (…and not in a good way.) Continue reading

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Vegan Clementine Cupcakes

The Winter Solstice falls on December 21st this year. This is a very special day in our home as we celebrate the seasonal shift and look forward to spring and a new growing season. I always like to celebrate with citrus-flavored treats – maybe it’s because they add a pop of color and sunshine to the shortest day of the year?  Continue reading

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We’re sold on Zaycon chicken!

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A few months ago, I was asked to provide a review for Zaycon Foods. Their bulk boneless, skinless chicken breasts, specifically. At the time, I had never heard of Zaycon, and I was a little confused about their service. Well, this opportunity turned out to be a prime example of how this whole blogging thing works, because I’m now stalking Zaycon’s website looking for more opportunities to buy their products (…and telling everyone I know!) Continue reading

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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 grandmother used to make it every year for my dad, and even this many years later, it still doesn’t feel like Christmas without it.

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Homemade Food Gifts: Caramel Apple Mini Cakes

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For many of us, a happy holiday starts with great food.

This is the time of year to bust out every top notch ingredient, pull your best kitchen tricks out of your sleeve and get the good dishes dirty. It’s also about baking the very best you can, with the spirit of the season in your heart, and sharing with those you love. That’s why holiday food gifts are tippy top on my short list of things I love to give (and receive!) Continue reading

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