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Pretty Pintastic Party

Pretty Pintastic Party – Where every post gets pinned

I was lucky enough to be featured as a co-host for this week’s Pretty Pintastic Party! It’s hosted by 16 bloggers and anyone can add their links on any of the sites. Every article and recipe added gets pinned. This week they’ve included me as the co-host and featured one of my recent recipes. Please add your links below if...

Mexican Bean and Rice Casserole Salad -

Mexican Bean and Rice Casserole Salad

Well hello there Spring. I missed you so much! As a food blogger I’m excited for the extra daylight to come. No more cooking and photographing 3 or 4 recipes on a Saturday, just to get good lighting (I did that recently). Spring brings lots of new growth and change. Notice any new additions to this blog? They’re subtle and...

How to Steam Artichokes -

How to Steam Artichokes: The Fail-Proof Way

Artichokes are a wonderful, healthy side to any dish. They’re extremely easy to cook and require almost no hands-on time. It’s important to know how to steam artichokes properly. Steaming is the preferred method for cooking. Unlike microwaving, they keep the artichokes moist and tender. You can boil as well, however a lot of valuable nutrients seep out into the...

Which Cooking Oil to Use When -

Which Cooking Oil to Use When Infographic (Cooking Tips)

Cooking oils can be an essential part of cooking or baking. They add flavor, consistency and allow for different cooking methods. Knowing which oil to use to be confusing, and can often lead to guessing or using the wrong oil. Each oil has a different flavor profile as well as a smoke point. This is important in sauteing or frying....

Chicken Chow Mein Cabbage Wraps -

Chicken Chow Mein Cabbage Wraps

I was walking around the grocery store doing our our usually weekly shopping and decided to walk down some isles I don’t always visit. This can often lead to new ingredients and recipe ideas. By exposing yourself to new input and experiences, you often see things from a different perspective. This food blog has lead me to using new ingredients...

Fudgy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake -

Fudgy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Peanut butter. We meet again old friend. If I had to pick one favorite flavor in baking I’d easily go with you peanut butter. Just a little bit goes so far and adds such a wonderful nutty flavor. I’ve posted plenty of desserts (and savory dishes) featuring peanut butter… Here’s a list below. Be sure to come back and read...

Creamy Bell Pepper and Turkey Rice Casserole recipe -

Creamy Bell Pepper and Turkey Rice Casserole

Casserole and baked entrees are a new-found joy of mine. I’ve always loved grilling or stir-frying, but there’s something about making a rich, hearty dish that lasts many meals. Sure it may take a bit more time to make a casserole, but the payoff of of a warm meal with guaranteed left-overs is oh-so worth it. Olia and I are...

Mango and Blueberry Skillet Cobbler -

Mango and Blueberry Skillet Cobbler

If you’ve followed along with my recipes, you’ll know I’m a huge fan of skillet cooked dishes and desserts. I swear food literally tastes better if you use one. Plus it brings you back to a time when food was an event, and not an afterthought of simply putting nutrients on a table. I bet you remember you family’s cooking,...


Microwave Hacks for Daily Life

To become a great cook, sometimes you need to use a little creative thinking to get the job done more efficiently. We’re bringing you this Microwave Hacks for Daily Life infographic. We’ll be posting plenty more cooking tips along with the recipes we post each week. In this microwave hacks infographic you’ll learn cooking tips that will help with quick...

Peanut Butter + White Chocolate + Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cookies -

Peanut Butter + White Chocolate + Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

We’re releasing our 30 Minutes to Healthy Eating guide/eCookbook soon, hopefully less than a month! What’s that got to do with this Peanut Butter + White Chocolate + Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies recipe you might ask? Well, absolutely nothing, except I figured we should get this less-then-healthy but oh-so-amazing cookie recipe to you before then. Olia and I just...

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