Where to Start a Blog

How and Where to Start a Blog in 5 Easy Steps

I’m asked constantly how and where to start a blog. Whether it’s a food site, niche site (focusing on one very specialized topic only), or a mommy blogger site the basic must haves are the same and I follow these steps every time I start a new site. Starting a blog is fairly simple and […]

Tips to Jump Start Your Weight Loss Goals

Tips to Jump Start Your Weight Loss Goals

Let’s do this!  These Tips to Jump Start Your Weight Loss Goals will get you motivated and headed in the right direction. I am so excited to be working with Weight Watchers as 2015 begins and I’m super motivated to make some lifelong changes. I was a little worried about how the whole personal coaching would […]

How to Make Chocolate Fudge without Sweetened Condensed Milk

How to Make Chocolate Fudge (without Sweetened Condensed Milk) -- 3 Options: easy, easier, easiest

Learn How to Make Chocolate Fudge without Sweetened Condensed Milk with these 3 easy recipes!  I’ve got a basic one that is easy (but a bit advanced), an easier version, and the easiest version possible!  All are totally delicious. What I love about not being stuck with using sweetened condensed milk or evaporated milk, is that […]

How to Bake Crispy Chicken Wings

How to Bake Crispy Chicken Wings

Learn how to bake crispy chicken wings that are less fattening than the fried versions, but they are perfectly crispy and delicious.   Over the years, I’ve made my fair share fried chicken wings but they aren’t exactly the healthiest foods.  So, I’ve tried and tried….oh believe me, I’ve tried to bake our wings.  The […]

Easy Royal Icing Recipe

Easy Royal Icing Recipe & Tips

My easy royal icing recipe is perfect for cookies, treats, and more!  The best part is that it’s egg-free and uses ingredients you probably already have on hand. When my daughter had her first birthday, I was kind of sad that I didn’t know how to make a beautiful cake for her like my mom […]

How to Caramelize Onions in a Slow Cooker

How to Caramelize Onions & Peppers in a Slow Cooker

Learn How to Caramelize Onions in a Slow Cooker…it’s so easy you won’t believe it! I really had no intention of writing a post about this, but my Instagram and Facebook share last week of me using my slow cooker to caramelize onions and peppers created such a stir and frenzy of people wanting to […]

How to Make Swirl Frosted Cupcakes

How to Make Swirl Frosted Cupcakes

For my daughter’s 9th birthday we had a Duck Dynasty party.  Needless to say, there was lots and lots of camouflage…all the way down to the frosting on the cupcakes.  My friend Janice over at Celebrating Family recently did camo cupcakes and  I’ve done swirled cupcakes in the past so, I decided to do swirled frosting in camo […]

Wet-Aged vs Dry-Aged Steaks

Wet-Aged vs Dry-Aged Steaks....do you know the difference?

Are you a steak lover?  I am!  I love a good steak, but I’ve always wondered what the fuss was about with a wet-aged vs a dry-aged steak.  Could the flavor be really that much different?  Is it really worth seeking out one or the other…um…yes!!!  Here is my short and sweet guide of Wet-Aged […]

Cooking 101 Basics Week #16 – Homemade Pie Crust

Perfect Pie Dough -- 2 recipes: traditional & gf/vegan

How To Sign Up: If you’d like to join the cooking classes challenge, sign up by joining the Cooking 101: The Basics group on Facebook.  Over there you can ask questions, post tips and recipe photos, and help each other along the way. Please Grab a Button: If you are following along, the please grab a class […]