Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Now that the weather’s warming up, it’s high time for the season of picnics, grill-outs, and patio parties to begin!  Finally!! So to celebrate, I thought it was only appropriate to cool off some hot pasta, toss it with a bunch of fresh and zesty ingredients, and toss it...

20-Minute Moo Shu Pork (or Chicken)

Haaaaaaaallelujah! Daylight Savings has finally arrived!  And I could not think of a better reason to lose an hour of sleep and wake up a little groggy.  Because I don’t know about you, but I’m one of those people who feels like the extra hour of daylight in the evening...

Classic Hummus

Last week, my friends and I took a little weekday road trip out into the Kansas countryside to bid good-bye to a place that has served us well — my friend, Amanda’s, farmhouse. About five years ago, Amanda made the brave move away from the city and out to...

Grain-Free Granola

  I never cease to be amazed by the power of good food in our lives. It has the power to bring people together around a table.  It has the power to nourish and quite literally fuel our lives.  It has the power to inspire creativity and pride in those who...

The Perfect Baked Potato

Learn how to make the perfect baked potato with this step-by-step tutorial and recipe, and scroll down for the video too! Ever since we arrived home from New Zealand, I have been making up for lost time with friends and family by scheduling about 1.2 million happy hours, coffee...

Lightened-Up Chicken Salad

I have this habit of forgetting about grapes. As in, I have this habit of forgetting that grapes exist. Do you ever do that with foods?  Like, totally go for months without eating or seeing a certain food anywhere, and then suddenly it pops up on a random cheese platter and...

Almondmilk Cashewmilk Hot Chocolate

This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze. Welp, the weather is officially normal in Kansas City right now: 70° and sunny on Monday. 😎  41° and overcast on Tuesday.😩  64° and knock-your-socks-off-windy on Wednesday.😳  Snow in the forecast next week. ⛄️  Eh, I doubt anyone would blink an eye if a random tornado...

Green Salad with Oranges, Beets & Avocado

GUESS WHO’S FINALLY HOME FROM NEW ZEALAND?!? We are!!!  And oh my goodness, after a dreamy month away traveling with this guy and his Kiwi family, I must say — it feels really good to be home.  Which I love. Don’t get me wrong, I will forever and always love...