A Gluten Free Thanksgiving Menu

It was only a couple of years ago that the thought of trying to make a holiday meal that was gluten free and mostly Paleo seemed like the impossible to me. But as we all know, where there's a will, there's always a way. While it's taken me a few years to develop new recipes for some family favorites, it's ...

Simple Resolutions for the New Year 2016

I'm relatively new to the making New Year's resolutions thing, because for my whole life I've steered away from it preferring to make resolutions throughout the year. But last year I jumped on board, and I've really enjoyed it so far. It's kind of fun to look back over a year, remember everything you've done, and then look forward to ...

Winter Decor with Vases

I used to put away most of my vases after the summer season had ended, and they wouldn't come out again for another 8 months. But then I started thinking that I really should do something with them, (well that and I needed the closet space) so this is just one of the ways I've started using my vases year round! ...

Burlap Holiday Centerpiece

I'm usually not super crafty in the home decor department, (probably because I rarely stop cooking long enough to do anything else). But ever since I stumbled upon the rolls of burlap garland at Joan's Fabrics, I've been wanting to do something with them. I'd seen a number of super cute wreath tutorials on Pinterest so I bought everything I ...

20 Recipes for Fall Comfort Food

Fall has always been my favorite season for so many reasons, you can't help but love the ideal temperatures and amazing fall colors. Then there's the element of comfort food that comes into play when the blazing hot temperatures of summer finally subside. The house starts to smell of wonderful foods simmering away - Sweet Potato Turkey Chili in the ...

40 Recipes for Inspired Grilling

We love grilling so much, it's a year round sport for us. It never seems to matter if it's -10ºF, I'm out there grilling something up for dinner! Everything about grilling is wonderful from the flavor right down to the easy cleanup. So... in honor of the end of summertime, (absolutely the best time of the year in my opinion) ...

5 Ways to Use Up Large Amounts of Zucchini

If you've ever planted several zucchini plants in your garden, you might have the slight 'problem' of being overwhelmed with zucchini. I'll have to say I'm absolutely thrilled to have this little 'problem' of sorts, I've got so much zucchini coming my way right now I can barely keep up with it! We're growing a garden this year for the ...

Simple Resolutions for the New Year

I don't know how the years fly by so fast, but here we are at the end of another one! So I've been setting some goals and resolutions I'd like to see happen this year! One thing that I'd love to do is re-create some of my favorite recipes with a healthier twist - like Orange Chicken or Sweet Potato ...

Chocolate Covered Holidays

Chocolate is definitely the preferred flavor at our family get togethers! I mean... there's the usual apple, pumpkin, pecan trio but it's always the chocolate desserts that disappear first! The Death By Chocolate in the above photo is probably the most popular dessert request I get right now for birthdays and holidays. I was first introduced to it by my ...