Healthy Apple Pie Smoothie -- quick, easy, made with everyday ingredients, and so tasty! | #vegan

Apple Pie Protein Smoothie

Pretty sure that this may become your new favorite way to eat that apple-a-day. It tastes just like your grandmother’s apple pie, yet it’s made with healthy, whole ingredients.  It’s quick and easy to make in just 5 minutes, yet full of nutrients that will keep you going for hours.  It...

Skinny French Onion Dip | #appetizer

Skinny French Onion Dip

Friends, I made you a tasty dip for the Super Bowl! Ok, let’s be real.  I made you a tasty dip that you can make it for the SuperBowl.  I actually made it for my book club, which arguably has more passionate cheering, booing, and dip-eating than any football party I know.  ;)...

Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions -- a quick and easy tutorial |

Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions

Earlier this week, I shared with you my tutorial on how to make caramelized onions the traditional way.  On the stove.  Low and slow.  With 40 minutes of basically constant stirring.  It’s the way that people have been making caramelized onions forever and ever, and with good reason.   The...

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Energy Bites -- full of protein, naturally-sweetened, and they taste like cookies! |

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Energy Bites (Naturally-Sweetened)

Can I just say how much I love this time of year on the blog?? When I first began blogging, it seemed as though November and December were the busiest traffic months here as everyone was cooking and baking up a storm for the holidays.  But over the past two...

How To Make Caramelized Onions |

Caramelized Onions

As I mentioned in my post about my blogging goals for 2015, I’m hoping to add in more tutorials and resources on how to cook this year, in addition to our usual new recipes about what to cook.  So to kick things off on a small scale, I thought I would...

Naturally-Sweetened Honey Popcorn Balls |

Naturally-Sweetened Honey Popcorn Balls

Now that we have made our way past the holidays, it’s time for my next favorite round of parties. It’s award show season!!! Please tell me that you have your calendars marked.  But in case you need a reminder, we’re kicking things off this weekend with the Golden Globes (Jan....

Chai-Spiced Granola |

Chai-Spiced Granola

This weekend, I dove into full-on nesting mode. After having been away for a week with friends in sunny Mexico (and successfully eating chips and salsa at every meal), and then coming home to New Year’s parties, coffees, brunches, lunches, and meet-ups galore, I was very ready for some good ol’ introverted...

Pomegranate Pear Avocado Salad -- fresh, flavorful, and simply delicious! |

Pomegranate, Pear & Avocado Salad

I made you a very merry salad! Well, actually I made it to share at a Christmas party a few weeks ago with some leftover ingredients from my favorite 5-Ingredient Pomegranate Pear Salad that I have been making non-stop this season.  And then it was so simple, so fresh, and so flavorful that...

Peanut Butter Cookies |

Peanut Butter Cookies

How do you organize your life? Are you someone who lives and breathes by your Google calendar?  Carry around an old-school paper agenda?  Decorate your office with Post-Its?  Call on Superwoman Siiri to save the day? My not-so-organized life seems to always include a bit of each of those....

Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe |

Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

I seem to have developed a bad habit over the past few years of buying chocolate chips that never make it into cookies. Does anyone else do this?! Like probably many of you, I have an entire “baking supplies drawer” in my kitchen devoted to chocolate chips, sprinkles, dried fruit, nuts,...

Pomegranate Green Apple Sangria |

Pomegranate Green Apple Sangria

I’m in the market for a new electric guitar right now.  But as much as I’m in it to find a guitar with that perfectly sweet, mellow, beautiful tone — let’s be real — I’m also shopping for a totally cute guitar.  I love me a gorgeous guitar. Same apparently...

5-Ingredient Kettle Chip Caramel Chocolate Fudge -- all you need are 10 mins to prep this delicious sweet and salty treat! |

5-Ingredient Kettle Chip Caramel Chocolate Fudge

3-ingredient, foolproof, rich, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate fudge…topped with crispy, sea-salty, I-want-to-eat-the-whole-bag Kettle Brand chips….drizzled with sweet and salty caramel sauce…and then cut into bite-sized pieces perfect for sharing and enjoying?!? (Oh, and all of this with just about 10 minutes of prep time?) As Uncle Jesse would say, have mercy.