Two ingredient slow cooker shredded chicken

I was originally planning on buying a rotisserie chicken to shred, but I am flexitarian. I am easily grossed out by meat, particularly dark meat and meat on a bone. When I thought of all that dark meat that will be going to waste, I decided to give slow cooker shredded chicken a chance. I […]

Copycat Wendys Taco Salad (Spend $3 Instead of $8)

I made my own version of Wendy’s taco salad for $3 at home. I bought a small Wendy’s chili and put it over a bed of lettuce, then added sour cream, shredded cheese and crushed tortilla chips. These are all items we always have on hand at home, so if you don’t count the price […]

Easy Breakfast Recipe: Skinny Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches (that don’t have rubbery eggs)

I have tested out a few breakfast sandwich recipes lately, and one consistent problem I’ve had is that when I reheat it, even on 50% power, the eggs come out rubbery. I have made a tweak for people who have this problem by adding extra milk to the eggs before baking them so that there’s extra […]

Broccoli Salad with Grapes and Walnuts Recipe

              Raw broccoli boasts many superfood benefits including cancer prevention, immune support and increased bone health. I made this recipe using grape vinegar I was lucky enough to receive from Vom Fass for testing purposes! I believe the grape vinegar made a huge difference in highlighting the subtle flavors […]

12 Unique Lemonade Recipes For Summer

  There is nothing like a tall glass of lemonade on these hot, muggy Summer days. I am loving these recipes by PB Teen! Have you tried any? Which is your favorite? Yummy recipes are only a few ingredients and include: Watermelon lemonade Strawberry lemonade Raspberry peach lemonade Sparkling pink peach lemonade Mint lime-ade Frozen […]

Bread & Butter Gluten Free Cookbook – Book Review & All-Purpose Puff Pastry Dough Recipe

Gluten sensitivity sucks. Especially if you’re a bread-loving half Italian like myself! Instead of picking up dry rice bread (sounds appealing, doesn’t it? NOT!) if you can still make awesome substitutes so you don’t lose all of the foods you love, you are set. We’ve got gluten sensitive family members, and we’ve recently given in […]

Book Review: Street Vegan by Adam Sobel

 I was lucky enough to receive a review copy of Street Vegan by Adam Sobel. As a vegetarian, I’m sometimes nervous about taking that plunge into vegan-hood. This book has mouth water recipes that make me want to eat vegan. If I can fill my kitchen with these ingredients, I think my whole family would […]

Bell Pepper Ingredient Substitutions

We don’t really like bell peppers around here. Not only are we not big fans of the taste, we don’t like spice, and we also get indigestion or upset bellies from eating both onions and peppers. Unfortunately, there are so many recipes that call for both onions and peppers. Depending on the recipe, there are […]

Pez Hedz Gluten Free Vegetarian Free Candies! #PEZHedz

If you’re looking for candy or treats that aren’t unhealthy, look into PEZ Hedz. They are a new line of soft candy chews from PEZ that are gluten free, gelatin free, and vegetarian.  What ARE PEZ Hedz? PEZ Hedz are premium soft candy chews made in delicious flavors and fun designs, like those you would see […]

Inspiralized Book Review #getinspiralized

       First off, this book has amazing and beautiful food photography that makes me hungry just looking at it. I was so inspired by Inspiralized (get it?) that I ordered a spiralizer and am eagerly awaiting its arrival. Who doesn’t love zucchini and spaghetti. Combine the two for a healthy meal AND still […]

Dr. Oz’s Pina’s Piña Colada {healthified skinny recipe}

Can coconut oil help prevent aging? Coconut oil does have antioxidants and healthy fats that help stop damage to skin (and other) tissue and also helps to lock in moisture. The oxidation process in coconut oil helps prevent cardiovascular problems and aging, among other things. the need for antioxidant intake. How can I use coconut […]

Skinny Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo {lazygirl recipe}

Pinterest Fail – Baked “Hardboiled” Eggs {updated with fail pics}

  I have seen tons of pins on Pinterest lately that say if you bake eggs at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes you get hard boiled eggs that easier to peel. Well, I gave this 3 shots thinking if it’s so popular it has to work, right? Wrong. I adjusted the oven temps and baking […]

Pennsylvania Dutch Red Beet Eggs Recipe

These Pennsylvania Dutch red beet eggs are to die for, especially if you love anything pickled. The Amish really know how to cook, and they are well known in these parts for their red beet eggs. This recipe takes hard boiled, pickled eggs a step further with red beets. My mom gave me her prized […]


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How to Be Carton Smart and Eat Healthy at the Same Time

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carton Smart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I was lucky enough to receive a sample pack from Tetra Pak of organic foods. The pack included Pacific Foods Organic Chicken Simply Stock, Pacific Foods Organic Jellied Cranberry Sauce, and Pacific Foods Organic Pumpkin […]

Kindle CookBook .99 Sale – The Slow Cooker Cookbook: 75 Easy, Healthy, and Delicious Recipes for Slow Cooked Meals

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5 Great Free eBooks for 9/1/13

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Free eBook – 30 Nutritious Snacks That Keep You Feeling Full and Help You Easily Lose Weight

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Free eBook Cookbook – Easy Weeknight Dinners: Healthy & Delicious (Guilt Free Gourmet)

Book Description Publication Date: March 5, 2012 In tough economic times we need to find healthy ways to eat well and make meals the whole family will love. And what better way to provide for your family than to make a delicious home-cooked meal? From Turkey with Rhubarb Chutney to Beef & Noodle Stir-Fry, these dinners […]