Lucky Leprechaun Puppy Chow (Muddy Buddies)

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up soon, I thought it would be fun to whip up a little leprechaun-themed snack for the kids.   Lucky Leprechaun Puppy Chow (aka Muddy Buddies) Ingredients: 6 Cups Chex cereal 1 Cup green chocolate candy melts 1/4 Cup peanut butter 2 Tbsp butter 1 ½ Cup powdered sugar 1 Cup Lucky Charms cereal Directions: In a large, microwave safe bowl combine the candy melts, peanut butter, and butter. Microwave for 30 seconds, then stir. {Read More}

Vegan Pie Crust Recipe

As many of you know, I’m lactose intolerant. So I love it when I come across vegan baking recipes, since they are already dairy-free. Unlike my regular pie crust recipe, this vegan pie crust is dairy-free and egg-free. Best of all, it’s still nice and flaky! Vegan Pie Crust Ingredients: 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour ½ cup coconut oil, chilled to a solid (fill your measuring cup with the oil and place in the freezer until solid) 1 teaspoon salt 1/3 {Read More}

Gigli Pasta Salad

Looking for a quick & easy side dish to make? This Gigli Pasta Salad is delicious and full of colorful vegetables, textures, and flavor. This is also a great dish to make to use up leftover veggies from meals made earlier in the week. Gigli Pasta Salad Ingredients 1 lb Gigli Pasta, cooked (available at World Market & Home Goods stores) 1 cup broccoli, cooked 1 cup cauliflower, cooked 1/2 cup tomatoes, diced 1/2 English cucumber, diced 2 stalks green onion, chopped {Read More}

15 Quick and Easy Beef Recipes

Looking for quick and easy beef recipes? You’ve come to the right place! Low & Slow Beef Recipes If you haven’t tried the Slow Cooker Beef Brisket Sliders from This Mama Cooks, you’re missing out. They’re easy and delicious and a total crowd pleaser. The Beef & Guinness Stew recipe from Dixie Delights calls for a dutch oven, but it’s fairly easy to modify to work in a crock pot. Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos from The Nerd’s Wife are easy and delicious! I warm {Read More}

Recipe: Blueberry Tart for Two

This blueberry tart recipe is a perfect dessert for summer berry season. Be sure to choose plump, ripe blueberries for the best flavor. Blueberry Tart for Two Ingredients Pie crust dough (follow your favorite pie crust recipe or use one rolled-style crust from the refrigerated section at the grocery store) 1.5 Cups frozen blueberries 2 Tbsp raw, fine chopped coconut, unsweetened (you can use your food processor to grind large flakes if that’s what you have on hand) 1 Tbsp {Read More}

Easy Chicken Pad Thai Recipe

Craving pad thai? My favorite takeout dish is pad thai, and I get a craving for it about once every other week. Our local thai joint is awesome and makes my tastebuds super happy, but my wallet isn’t as thrilled about the expense of eating out so often. This pad thai recipe is easier on the budget and has a great fresh taste. I’ve made it with chicken, but you can easily swap out the chicken for beef, shrimp, or {Read More}

Maple Glazed Ham: Easier Than You Think

Maple glazed ham is one of those family meals that look & taste like they took a ton of effort, but is actually really easy to make. Maple Glazed Ham Ingredients 1 bone-in ham (size to fit your needs – approx 3/4lb per person) ½ to ¾ cup pure maple syrup (depending on the size of your ham) ½ cup water Directions Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. In a small sauce pan, reduce the maple syrup to a thick {Read More}

Marbled Deviled Eggs Recipe

Marbled deviled eggs are the perfect appetizer to make when you’re looking for a fun, colorful recipe that’s sure to impress your guests. Since one of the steps of this recipe is to add cracks to your hard-boiled eggs, this is a great use for Easter egg dye “rejects” that crack while boiling. The more cracks, the better – they are what give the eggs this unique marbled effect. Getting these gorgeous colors is easy, but just to warn you, peeling is {Read More}

Molded Sugar Hearts

You know that saying that little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice? That’s what inspired these molded sugar hearts, perfect for Valentine’s Day, baby showers, or other special occasions. Molded sugar hearts are easy to make and can be fun addition to spice up your regular coffee or tea routine. To start, you’ll need superfine sugar*, a bit of water, food coloring, and a heart-shaped mold. *Tip: If you already have regular granulated sugar in the house, just run it {Read More}

20 Minute Butternut Squash Risotto + Pressure Cooker Giveaway

Risotto is one of my favorite comfort foods. I’ve been wanting to cook it for a while, but have never had the time to spend in the kitchen for the amount of continuous stirring it needs. Thanks to T-fal, I’m now the proud owner of a Clipso pressure cooker. Which means I can skip the hour of stirring and make risotto in less than 20 minutes. (Which coincides with the amount of time I have to cook on date night.) {Read More}