• 7 Layer Dip Flatbread January 30, 2015 IMG_4298-1
    My kids don’t like mac and cheese but they love Tex-Mex food. This is how I know they are my kids. And my husband, well, he thinks Chipotle is gourmet. He loves his burritos!
    I discovered my kids loved taco dip when we were at a party, like loved. Like, they …
  • Mini Pizza Bites January 27, 2015 IMG_4112_main
    OK you guys. .  so I’m pretty excited about Sunday’s game.  . do you guys actually watch the game, or hang out by the food table and eat? I do a little of both . . and if the food is good, watch out. I might be small but I …
  • Sriracha Honey Lime Pigs in a Blanket January 25, 2015 pigs in a blanket_3739-4
    My husband and I have been happily married for 8 years. Happily married because we have basic relationship guidelines and principles that we follow. Never go to bed angry after an argument, go on a date night at least once or twice a month, saying I love you every morning, …
  • Seasonal Vegetarian Pot Pie January 23, 2015 IMG_3125_main-1
    When I first started cooking, I never really paid attention to what produce was in season and when. I just bought stuff and didn’t think twice about it.
    But if you think about it, purchasing and cooking with produce that’s in season makes complete sense. You get fruits and vegetables at …
  • Spinach Pesto with Almond Flour Pasta January 22, 2015 IMG_3808_main-2
    So, it’s January 22 and I’m still eating relatively healthy. I say relatively because it’s restaurant week here in Madison and I’m going to a steakhouse tonight with my husband.
    My focus for January is healthier eating and getting to sleep at a decent hour. More greens, smoothies, vegetables, fruit, whole …
  • Double Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies January 19, 2015 IMG_3622_new-18
    After ending my 3-day juice cleanse last week, instead of easing back into foods like a normal person, I just went for it. My husband brought home Chinese food because he didn’t want to eat one of these wraps again and I went a little crazy.

    And while I was stuffing …

  • Korean Steamed Eggs for #SundaySupper January 18, 2015 Korean-Steamed-Eggs_main-HipFoodieMom.com_
    It’s been a while since I posted on a Sunday but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to participate in this week’s Sunday Supper. .  celebrating Hometown Foods.
    Now, most people will be sharing foods from their local cities, where they grew up, where they live now or where they are …
  • Coconut Almond Flaxseed Muffins January 14, 2015 coconut almond flaxseed muffins_3433_main_upclose-3
    My name is Alice and I’m a muffin top eater. Yes, I admit it. I used to just eat the top of the muffins and then give the rest to my husband to finish. I can’t help myself. .  for crumb top muffins, all the good stuff is on top. …
  • Ultimate Waffle Sundae for Leslie Knope January 13, 2015 IMG_1722_hero_new-1
    You guys.
    This waffle sundae.
    It’s been noticed. It’s been recognized. And it’s on PEOPLE.COM TODAY for Leslie Knope!! If you don’t know who Leslie Knope is . . I might forgive you. .  well, maybe not.  Leslie Knope is “Amy Poehler‘s over-achieving, lovable do-gooder on NBC’s Parks and Recreation.”
    And she loves …
  • Suja Juice Fresh Start Cleanse Giveaway January 12, 2015 Suja-Juice_closeup
    The weirdest thing happened to me on Saturday night. As I was eating dinner, I felt something kind of crack in my mouth. We had friends over so I just kept on eating and kind of didn’t really think about it . . but then after dinner, I felt something …
  • Tofu Spinach Power Wrap January 9, 2015 main_3380-7
    I’ve realized that as long as I have good music or something to watch on TV, I can run for hours. Yeah, running on a treadmill.  . not the best option, but the only option for me here in Wisconsin right now. No one told me the snow stays on …
  • Pasta e Fagioli January 7, 2015 IMG_2703-1
    I always seem to start the new year off by reflecting, looking back at old photos, thinking back, not necessarily on just what I did and what my goals were but also on my children. How they grew, what they learned, wonderful moments we shared with them.
    We spent the holidays …
  • Curried Carrot Cauliflower Soup January 5, 2015 Curried Carrot Cauliflower Soup_3287_main
    Happy New Year! We’re back home in Wisconsin and it’s back to school and work for everyone today. In my last post, I mentioned my goals for healthier eating for this year. More greens, smoothies, vegetables, fruit and whole grains and complex carbs, most of which are gluten-free or low-gluten like …
  • Chocolate Sesame Butter Energy Bites January 2, 2015 IMG_2793-1
    It’s January, folks. 2015. A New Year. Filled with new possibilities, goals and experiences.
    I don’t know about you, but I kinda over-ate. Especially with the sweets. While we were in Dallas, I pretty much stayed on track with my exercise routine by running on their treadmill and my dad kept …
  • Quick Appetizers for New Years Eve December 30, 2014 Salami-Crostini-with-Gruyere-and-Maille-Dijon-Mustard_main2-HipFoodieMom.com_
    OK, party people, New Years Eve is tomorrow . . are you ready? Still looking for a great appetizer recipe? What are you doing? We’re going to a friend’s house and will be dancing in the new year. Not the way you might think, we’re going to a Just Dance …
  • Pomegranate Cosmopolitans December 29, 2014 IMG_2200-1
    Ok, let’s talk boys. Short boys to be exact.
    Back in the day, when I was young, single and dating, my friends would say I was attracted to the short, cute, skinny, wimpy guys. Whatever. .  maybe they were right. .  but that wasn’t what I was looking at.

    As long as …

  • Happy Holidays! December 25, 2014 HipFoodieMom_holiday
    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!
    I’m in Dallas spending time with family and friends. . I love it here. It’s great seeing old friends and just being in my parents’ house again. In the midst of all the holiday frenzy, I hope you find some time this holiday season to just enjoy …
  • Holiday Chocolate Bark . . . Two Ways! December 23, 2014 holiday bark_white
    I’ve had mixed feelings about this post. Like many of you, I’ve been on a sweet treat rampage. Not only mixing, pouring, baking and frosting but also eating.

    Like a lot.

    And then after I stuff myself silly . . I feel full (and happy), and fat (and happy), and bloated (and …