Meatless Monday: Vegan Pumpkin-Coconut Muffins


Most recently, I’ve had coconut in the form of a pina colada. A REAL pina colada made with REAL coconut and REAL pineapple. I splurged and had one while in Mexico. I enjoyed every last sip of the calorie-packed cocktail. It was glorious. As someone who rarely consumes cocktails, a pina colada while on a… Read more →

Cream of Pumpkin Soup


No lie…I’m going to a taping of The Price is Right tonight!!!!!!!!! Words cannot express my excitement over this. I grew up on The Price is Right. As in, I used to be “sick” on a semi-regular basis back in high school and a more semi-regular basis in college…and it may be because I was… Read more →

Scalloped Tomatoes


College football has started. (My chili contest has started – recipe #1 coming soon!) Pumpkin ale is stocked in the fridge. The doors and windows are open, welcoming the cool breeze and perfect sleeping weather. The kids are officially back in school (…and I find myself leaving the house a few minutes later as to… Read more →

Jalapeño-Buttermilk Brined Grilled Chicken + Weekly Menu & Chili Contest Info


The photographer who shot my wedding, also took the head shot that’s in my cookbook. He and his wife actually came to my parent’s house yesterday to get their copy of the cookbook signed. It was so fun. They made the Caprese Quinoa Patties with Balsamic Ricotta first from the book and absolutely loved them…. Read more →

BBQ Chicken Drumsticks


Has anyone seen my motivation? No, seriously. It has gone missing. I ran a 5K last weekend in under 30 minutes – quite the accomplishment for me, and ever since, the last thing I want to do is workout. I managed a workout yesterday, however, between the farmer’s market marketing for the hospital and serving… Read more →

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