Try Something New: Italian Beef on Potato Sliders

The first time I tried this recipe, it turned out great! And as a slow cooker meat, just add the ingredients and it cooks itself! For a twist, make sliced potato “sliders!” Add a couple tablespoons of the meat on top of lengthwise sliced, baked potatoes, and you’ve got a new take on Italian Beefs….

Honey Lemon Green Tea

No matter your job, where you work, or how active you are, at some point during the day you think to yourself, “I’m a little tired,” or you simply hit a slump. Then what? I like to have a quick walk or get up and do something else for a bit. Hopefully you choose a…

Banana Oat “Bread”

If I had a banana tree it would save me so many trips to the store! Plain, dressed up in a protein shake, or as the main event in banana bread, I just can’t get enough of this fruit. So this recipe isn’t overnight oats, banana bars, or even banana bread but at the same…

My Love For Wine (And Why You Should Care)

When I saw a Groupon for a wine making class, I bought it. And that was that. I left the class a soon-to-be, self-proclaimed winemaker! I started drinking wine much like everyone else. I never liked the wine at holidays growing up but the fruity, sweet wines always tasted yummy. I went from Boones Farm…

Book Number Two Equals More Recipes For You!

Here it is, my second book! Everything’s Better With Soup and Salad is so perfect for this Spring season. I have always loved soup and salad for meals and this collection is too good. It’s also gluten free, full of vegetables, and full of flavor. Everyone needs more vegetables in their lives and these recipes are…

Cinnamon Applesauce

Growing up, we had an apple tree and a pear tree. We also had a vegetable garden that I could only ever dream of (so far:) My mom made almost everything from scratch and her pear sauce is the best. Sweet and lightly spiced, it’s always one of my favorites. I love a homemade applesauce…

Cauliflower Chicken Fried “Rice”

The more vegetables I can get into my daily diet, the better! I love them so for me it’s easy to add onions and peppers to a main dish or make a veggie side to get in lots of goodness throughout the day. I also love Chinese food. The thing is,  if you mix meat and…

Day Trip: Explore Homestead FL

FL was never somewhere I pictured living but almost 2 years in, I can officially say I’ve lived in FL. 4 months out of the year, I kinda love it here. The weather is pretty great and there’s always lots to do. Living in South Florida is any “day trippers” paradise with unlimited activities all…

Lemon Coconut Oatmeal Bars

As a current southern FL resident, I find myself wanting light tart desserts more and more. The summer heat calls for cool, crisp citrus flavors and this dessert is it! Lemon is such a “bright” flavor to me! It’s unique taste awakens your senses and refreshes your whole mouth. The crust is mainly oatmeal and…

Monday Mani: Bachelor Style!

First and foremost, my nails! A dark red with platinum silver accent nails are the perfect look for tonight’s final episode of the Bachelor. And a red heart gem too? Yay for love! And now on to the best TV guilty pleasure, The Bachelor. I cannot get enough! How can you not be entertained by these…

My Favorite (Tough) Core Workout

When you wake up in the morning and your body signals a dull ache from the day before, it could be because you did this core workout. It also could be because you fell down the stairs, no one knows. Core work is probably the most important “workout” a person can do. Your core is defined as “the body”…

Homemade Gluten Free Garlic Parmesan Croutons

Soup and salad is one of my favorite meals, so much so that I wrote a book! My second book (actually published today=) is full of soups and salads with so much flavor, you’ll forget it’s healthy! These croutons are a great salad topper and especially delicious on my caesar salad or as a topping…