Behind the Scenes at GMA (+ a recipe from my new cookbook)

My newest cookbook officially launched yesterday, and it sure has been an exciting week so far to celebrate! In case you missed it, I shared some recipes from my On a Budget cookbook on Good Morning America on Monday, and I’m excited to post some behind the scenes details today! It’s funny how my girlfriends and […]

Kids Lunch Box Packing Help

Depending on where you are in the country, the new school year is either underway or fast approaching. My own first grader is headed back to school next week. It has been a whole year since I’ve regularly packed her lunch box (she had half-day kindergarten last year), so getting back into our school lunch […]

Shrimp Zucchini Boats

Shrimp Zucchini Boats with succulent pieces of shrimp and artichokes topped with parmesan cheese are a great low carb and tasty way to enjoy zucchini! Shrimp Zucchini Boats What a great way to use up all that zucchini from the vegetable garden! If you’re like me and have more zucchini than you know what to […]

Old Pulteney switches aged expressions | Beverage Industry News

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Hot Ham and Swiss Pinwheels

Hot Ham and Swiss Pinwheels have smoked ham and melty swiss cheese that are rolled up in croissant dough and are brushed with a buttery garlic poppyseed topping!  The perfect insanely delicious quick and easy dinner or appetizer!   Hot Ham and Swiss Pinwheels School is starting for us next week and I can’t believe it. […]

Paleo Bagel Pagel – Stolen Recipe

When we wrote a piece on everything you need to know about “Pagels,” the gluten-free, Paleo bagels taking Instagram by storm, we were unaware of one major caveat: There is a lot of drama around ownership of the original recipe. We’d go as far as to say that the supposed creator of the Pagel is […]

Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli

Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli is a flavorful Chinese meal made in minutes by pressure cooking. For this recipe slices of beef chuck are marinated in a sesame, soy, ginger, and garlic mixture. The beef is cooked until tender in a soy and oyster sauce base. Broccoli florets are steamed in the Instant Pot until […]

The Most Popular School Lunch Recipe on Pinterest

Brown-bag lunches have come a long way since I was a kid. My school lunches were always plain sandwiches, served in order: turkey, tuna, ham, peanut butter and jelly, then back to turkey and the rotation started over again. Now kids’ lunches are way fancier — carrots are julienned, sandwiches come in adorable cartoon shapes, […]

Avocado Chicken Salad | The Recipe Critic

Avocado Chicken Salad is easy to make and you will never want to make your chicken salad without avocado again!  Perfect on a sandwich, croissant or served with tortilla chips! Avocado Chicken Salad I have a lot of recipes here on the blog.  A lot of really old ones that are SO good as well.  I […]

Aldi Wine & Cheese Advent Calendars 2018: A Sneak Peek

If you like wine and/or Aldi, you may remember last year, when we reported on Aldi’s wine-filled advent calendar for the holiday season. It was announced last September and our readers were so excited! There was just one problem: It was only available in the U.K. — and most (but not all!) of our readers […]