The Egg 411 (7 Ways to Cook an Egg)

They say a chef’s hat has 100 folds, one for each way the chef knows to cook an egg. That’s an egg-ceptional level of knowledge all wrapped up in one single hat. You can earn yourself 7 percent of a chef’s hat with way less egg-fort. (OK, that one was a stretch. I’ll knock it off…

Three Fabulous Faux Pasta Dishes for Low-Carb Happiness!

I loooooove pasta, so much so that when I eat it my body wants to never let it go and keep it in my hips! Ha. I have some delicious pasta alternatives though, that I do think you will like! Over-abundance in the garden this summer? These can help solve that problem as well, as…

4 Essential Cooking Tools You Need When Cooking for One

If your idea of “cooking for one” entails reaching into your freezer, pulling out some Pizza Rolls, zapping them in the microwave and devouring (while also inevitably burning your mouth on the scorching, melty cheese), you are most certainly not alone. Cooking for just yourself can be even more difficult than cooking for a large family. For…

Easy Appetizers that Easily Pass as Fancy!

This time of year, almost everyone sees an uptick in visitors (whether drop-ins or planned), office parties, and family get-togethers. Life is already hectic for most, between work, school, and kids…that while the festivities are something we welcome, we don’t always look forward to the additional monthly costs of entertaining or the time it takes…

Inspiration for your Next Meatless Monday

A vegetarian diet is not for everyone. But is there a benefit to considering just one day per week when you do not eat meat? A number of organizations are introducing the concept of “Meatless Monday” as an option for healthier eating… and maybe a healthier planet. Here are some ideas for your next (or…

3 Perfect Holiday Cocktails for a Perfect “Cheers” this Year!

Holiday Seasons are a great reason to come together for fancy cocktails! These three are my favorites for winter months, and especially perfect for the upcoming Christmas and New Years days! Cheers! SPARKLING PEAR & POMEGRANATE SANGRIA THE WINTER FLAVORS OF THIS SPARKLING SANGRIA MAKE IT PERFECT FOR HOLIDAY PARTIES. INGREDIENTS 1   large Bartlett pear,…

Repurpose your leftovers…ideas to get out of your dinner rut!

Rightovers: Leftovers Made Right Who gets excited about leftovers? They tend to be soggy, and no one brings out the special dishes to serve them.  But what if your leftovers were good enough to merit fancy bowls and compliments to the chef while still checking the most important leftover checkboxes: Quick and easy. Now, that’s…

Tell Me I’m Pretty and Feed Me Tacos…

Tacos CAN buy happiness. Passing along some inspiration for your next “Taco Tuesday”. Sometimes it is okay to eat your feelings… especially with your eating something inexpensive and healthy. SHRIMP TACOS WITH JALAPEÑO SLAW AND PICKLED ONIONS THESE TACOS COME TOGETHER SO QUICK AND EASY, YOU’LL EVEN HAVE TIME TO MAKE A MARGARITA!  INGREDIENTS 1 medium red…