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Homemade Chocolate Syrup

There are certain things in life that are just too beautiful to adequately put into words.  Like holding your firstborn baby for the first time, listening to the ocean in your grandma's seashell, snuggling in front the fire with homemade hot cocoa & watching the season's first snowfall.  All of these precious moments live in […] Read the full article ->

Thanksgiving Meal

Thanksgiving is my most-favorite foodie holiday.  Family coming together around a well-prepared meal to give thanks for the immense blessings they enjoy - what could be better?!  To pull off a truly thank-filled and stress-free feast, though, requires a bit of planning & prep work ... and a prayer or two. My most feared Thanksgiving […] Read the full article ->

Bon Appetit Magazine

Today only, you can get Bon Appetit Magazine for just $4.99/yr with promo code: FROMFOODIE.  Offer expires Thursday, November 7th at 11:59pm EST.  Get up to 3 years for this low price.  Valid for new subscriptions and renewals. I have been waiting, hunting, and hoping for this deal for almost 6 months now!  One of […] Read the full article ->

Winter Squash Soup with Goat Cheese Crumbles

The whole world seems to have burst into color overnight! Deep oranges, fiery reds, & flashes of yellow fill the earth with each gust of fresh air. Though the weather is turning cool, Fall warms my soul & grounds my heart. It is a deeply nourishing preparation for the winter to come. Much like the […] Read the full article ->

Chicken Tostadas with Guacamole & Pico de Gallo

Do you love guacamole?  Because I love guacamole.  Let's love some guacamole together.  Somehow, that did not come out the way I thought it would.  Even so ... Not only are you about to get a post full of my awesome ramblings about food ... and a fantastic, sure-to-love recipe (yes, there's guacamole involved) ... […] Read the full article ->


Flax is one of the hottest seed trends on the market today. Flaxseeds can now be found in almost every grocery store & are a highlight in health foods everywhere.  Although small, they pack a big punch in healthy properties, which is why their use & popularity is on the rise. Flaxseeds contain high levels of: […] Read the full article ->

Homemade Cream Soda Bottle

As promised, I am going to share with you today how you can use the Homemade Vanilla Syrup recipe that I shared the other day to make a delicious Homemade Cream Soda!  This recipe was conceived in love & born out of a personal desire to enjoy a soda with only simple & refined ingredients. […] Read the full article ->

Taco Pie

Taco Pie

Two things my family loves most in the whole world: tacos & pie.  So, why not combine them?!  A Taco Pie was born ... and fully consumed within moments of its infancy.  While the inception of the taco pie was not my idea, I definitely added a bit of its beauty & flair.  Accessorizing a […] Read the full article ->

Homemade Vanilla Syrup

Homemade Vanilla Syrup

Have you seen the price of those bottles of fancy flavored syrups?!  They are ex-pen-sive.  Especially when you consider what is in them - water, sugar, & flavoring.  Oh, and preservatives & needless additives - that must be why they're so pricey.  Instead of spending an arm & a leg on a bottle of vanilla […] Read the full article ->

How to Clean Mushrooms

Portobello Mushrooms

Button, Portobello, Crimini, Shiitake, Chanterelle ... mushrooms offer such cooking versatility & health benefits!  Our family loves mushrooms and we often incorporate them into our meals.  Tossing a handful or two of chopped mushrooms into your dish can easily take it to a new culinary level. Making sure that you properly clean your mushrooms, however, […] Read the full article ->

Blurb Cookbook

I've been wanting to create a custom cookbook for a long time now.  The idea of having a personal cookbook filled with all of my favorite and tweaked recipes as well as family secrets & cooking tips to hand down to my kids someday makes my heart happy.  Right now I have an old composition […] Read the full article ->

Margarita Chicken with Mango & Avocado Salsa

Football season is almost officially here.  Like so many others, I love football - for the team (Go Steelers), the sport, and the food! While buffalo wings with an ice-cold beer are awesome, my go-to football meal is actually Margarita Chicken with Mango & Avocado Salsa.  It might sound strange, but hear me out! There is […] Read the full article ->

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