Cinnamon Sugar Pecan Challah Braid

Cinnamon sugar pecan challah-braid

This cinnamon sugar pecan challah braid is a light and airy bread with a sweet and slightly crunchy outer crust that would make the perfect addition to your next brunch or Easter celebration. I feel like I want to do a little happy dance or perhaps just use one thousand exclamation points when I talk… 

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5 ingredient pecan buttermilk chicken

5 Ingredient Pecan Buttermilk Chicken

Enjoy this 5 ingredient pecan buttermilk chicken as a quick and easy dinner recipe that the whole family will love. The chicken is baked to perfection, roasting and toasting the pecans that crust it as it bakes, and is great for not only tonight's' dinner, but for making in big batches and using throughout the week as salad … [Read More...]


How to Dye Easter Eggs with Natural Ingredients

Are dyed Easter eggs a staple on your Easter table? This year skip the toxic store bought dyes and dye Easter eggs with natural ingredients. The end result is beautiful pastel colored Easter eggs, and I’ll show you what worked and what didn't and how to dye Easter eggs with natural ingredients. Every week when I get my … [Read More...]

Slow cooker mushroom and beef burgundy

Slow Cooker Mushroom and Beef Burgundy {with mashed potatoes}

In this slow cooker mushroom and beef burgundy dish beef is braised to tender perfection in a red wine and beef broth sauce which is gently flavored with onions, garlic and mushrooms and is served  over creamy mashed potatoes. Beef burgundy (or beef bourguingnon as some may know it) is a dish that originated in the French … [Read More...]

How to freeze birthday cake

How to Freeze Cake {and my 30th birthday party overview}

Have you ever had a too much birthday cake (what a great problem to have) and didn't want it to go bad? I'm going to share with you the trick for how to freeze cake so that you can enjoy it long after your party. But before we talk about how to freeze cake, I'm going to tell you where the cake I'm talking about came from: … [Read More...]

5 Ingredient green power smoothie

5 Ingredient Green Power Smoothie {and a giveaway!}

This 5 ingredient green power smoothie {made with spinach, banana, mango, cherries and yogurt} will have you starting your day in a nutritious and delicious way and is packed with fruits and veggies to create the perfect green smoothie. I can remember a while back when green smoothies were all the rage. ALL THE RAGE. Do you … [Read More...]


Mushroom and Wine Sirloin Steak Sandwiches

Need a super tasty meal idea that comes together in a flash? Perhaps something that is great for lunch or for a date night in? These mushroom and wine sirloin steak sandwiches with a side of sweet potato fries are going to be your favorite quick meal, coming together in less than half an hour, and are packed with tons of amazing … [Read More...]


ChiTown Retreat Overview

This past weekend I was in Chicago with 10 other food bloggers for a retreat. It was beyond fantastic, the free flowing discussions, learning, delicious food and getting to know fellow food bloggers made it a truly meaningful weekend, so today I'm going to share an overview of the ChiTown Retreat. If you follow me on … [Read More...]


5 Ingredient French Toast Sticks

These 5 ingredient french toast sticks are perfect for lazy weekend mornings when all you want is a delicious (and a little fancy) breakfast but don't feel like battling the brunch table wait at your favorite local spot. Topped with cinnamon and sugar, they have a beautiful sweet and warming taste that makes the rest of your day … [Read More...]


How to make slow cooker corned beef and cabbage

Learn how to make corned beef and cabbage with rainbow carrots and potatoes in your slow cooker which is the perfect meal for a St. Patrick’s Day feast! Every year I love seeing recipes that pop up before St. Patrick’s Day. It takes time, creativity, and planning (lots of planning ahead) to pull something like that off. … [Read More...]


Spring Themed Party {& no bake Easter egg shaped cake pops recipe}

Today I’m sharing with you how to have a Spring and Easter themed party or get together that feeds a crowd, and a recipe for no bake Easter egg shaped cake pops which are part of a shop that has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are as always mine alone. #EasterEssentials … [Read More...]