Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Wings

The Super Bowl is this weekend!  Now is the time to get to Costco and try all their samples because they have the best samples this weekend.  Oh and I guess you could watch the game too.  I'm not the biggest sports fan but I do love me some good party food.  I really love chicken wings especially...drool!  My sister-in-law has this amazing sticky wings recipe but it takes like five hours so I wanted something that would be a little faster than … [Read more...]

25 Incredibly Delicious Paleo Meals

New year, new diet am I right? I wish I could do Paleo but I tried it once for about a month it was horrible for me. I had no energy and I lost no weight. And I couldn't eat eggs again for about six months. But it works so well for so many people, I still think it's worth a try! Everyone has to find something that works for them. For me, it's everything in moderation, and the Weight Watchers style diets are the best for me. It's not just about a … [Read more...]

12 Amazing Salmon Recipes

In the summer, there's nothing better than a great salmon fry with family and friends to eat yummy food and celebrate the summer!  And then you can keep eating it the rest of the year to take you back to those lazy, hazy, crazy summer days.  But if cooking salmon is intimidating to you salmon newbies, all it takes is the perfect recipe to get your confidence in cooking this tender fish and wowing your entire family! Here's a list of 15 amazing … [Read more...]

Island Spice Chicken and Coconut Rice

Awhile ago, my sister made me this amazing dinner--Island Pork Tenderloin with Coconut Rice.  It uses pork tenderloin, which is kind of an expensive cut of meat and too much food for my small eating family, so today I decided to try this recipe with chicken tenderloins instead.  Island Spice Chicken and Coconut Rice--it's amazing and sweet and a party in your mouth! First you will defrost a bunch of chicken tenders (that's the great thing … [Read more...]

Four Soup Recipes for Winter

I try really hard to cook at least 4 times a week, usually more.  I love to have homemade meals for my family, since it's so much healthier and economical than eating out.  So I try to stock my pantry with plenty of canned foods so I can always have something even if I'm out of fresh food.  Canned foods mean less prep and year-round availability, making healthy, homemade meals a reality, more often. Here are four soup recipes that use cans and … [Read more...]

25 Mouthwatering Paleo Meals

We're all trying to eat a little healthier right now, aren't we? I have been making a pretty terrible attempt at eating better but it's just so hard in the winter. It's cold and...cold. So you just don't really feel drawn to eating a salad. I actually tried eating Paleo last fall and it was pretty hard. The Paleo diet is no grains or legumes, no dairy, no sugars and no processed foods. The hardest part was the last of energy I had for the … [Read more...]

20 Delicious Apple Recipes

It's almost my faaaaaaavorite time of year!!  I adore the fall...everything about it.  Sometimes I sit and think (cuz I'm weird like that) about if there's anything I don't like about the fall and I just can't!  The fall is the PERFECT season!  The food is the BEST.  The leaves changing color, the cooler, crisp air, the fun holidays.  School starts up, our routine is back in swing, we are getting ready for the winter.  I just love, love, love it. … [Read more...]

20 Ways to Use Tomatoes

I bought three tomato plants this year. I absolutely love garden fresh tomatoes and I've missed having my own garden space so much. The soil where I live is terrible for growing things, so I decided to try growing tomatoes in some large containers. I made one stupid mistake though--back in April, I went to Costco and saw they were selling tomato plants three to a flat and I thought I'd buy them there. I was so stupid and DIDNT check the labels of … [Read more...]