Crackle Brownie Cookies

It’s borderline embarrassing just how many unutilized pins I have on Pinterest. It’s as if every pin binge is followed by an immediate black out. The cookie recipe below is the product of not one but TWO over due efforts.  Well, the original plan (when I found this recipe in March) was to make this…

Grilled Chipotle Chicken

If you’re anything like me, grilling food is fun to dream about, delicious to eat, and yet somewhat terrifying to prepare. So, today’s post is going to be a bit of a two for one special! Not only do I have a fabulous recipe for Grilled Chipotle Honey Chicken, but I thought I might provide some…

Pesto Turkey Burgers

If you’ve read some of my other posts during Whole 30, you know I’m a big fan of turkey burgers. They’re lean but hardy and can pack a lot of flavor if you’re intentional about it. Last week Jon grabbed some Plainville Farms ground turkey meat on sale at Publix. He raved that this brand was…

Apple Sharlotka

Thanks to our friends at Facebook and Instagram, a lot of us instinctly eat with our eyes before we even get a taste with our mouth. When I saw a picture of Food And Wine’s Sharlokta (a traditional Russian apple cake), I knew it was something I’d have to try. First of all, I LOVE fruit…

Pork Bahn Mi Bowl

I’ve never been the sort of person to make a big deal about my own birthday. I always joke that nothing can ever top my golden birthday (turning 8 on February 8th) at the Universal Skating Rink in Orlando, Florida. My third grade guest list was awesome, the popcorn and pretzels were delicious, and I…

Mexican Three Bean Salad

If you grow up in a church, potlucks are pretty standard. Game nights, super bowl parties, Sunday school meetings, holiday gatherings, low budget weddings, you name it— the church is on it. These days, there are probably a myriad of rules and regulations about what a responsible contribution would be– but back then, the only…

Shepherds Pie

Shepherds pie has always been the sort of meal I took for granted. Effortlessly, my mother would whip it together in a heartbeat: Boil the potatoes, brown the meat, add the veggies, mash the taters, cup the cheese and voila–molten cheese atop perfect potato ridges, and delicious meaty goodness. Unlike mac and cheese, or other “comfort” type foods, this dish…

Fish Tacos

When it comes to trying something new, I think we’ve all been in this situation before: Meal conceptualized Ingredients purchased Meal executed Defeat In this particular instance, this cycle underwent two full rotations until victory was achieved tonight. Here’s what happened… About three months ago, George, Jon’s brother in law brought us a bounty of venison and halibut…

Hot Buttered Rum

For most people around the world, fall and winter are marked by cool temperatures, warm cobbler and even warmer fire places. Naturally, with only two weeks left until spring, this weekend south Florida was finally graced with winter weather. Seeing highs of 73- 74, and windy weather like you wouldn’t believe— I dare say it…

Curried Cauliflower

For today’s post,  I just quickly want to highlight something I haven’t had in months. I was first introduced to curried cauliflower about a year ago during lunch at my work and ever since then I’ve found myself periodically drooling over the thought of it. I am a huge fan of curry seasoning and tonight was the night to bring…

Perfect Boiled Eggs

Given the choice, I always prefer to start my morning with something savory. I love donuts and granola bars but there’s nothing like the perfect balance of coffee, cream and a little something salty. All that being said, I am pleased to introduce a fool proof process for boiled eggs — my tried and true morning delight!…

Immunity

In my decision to join the rest of America in bearing the cross of health and wealth this year, I realized it was time for me to reincorporate yoga back into my life. Although I originally met yoga with a lot of hesitation (and then distain), once I found an affordable studio and started practicing regularly, I kind of…