• Cinnamon Sugar Popovers with Nutella + A Giveaway!! March 4, 2015 main_5561-1
    Yesterday, I shared this recipe for savory cheddar cheese and chive popovers . . to say I’ve been on a popover kick would be an understatement.
    I thoroughly tested a few methods and after I perfected a simple way (NO blender or mixer) of making popovers that worked, I wanted to …
  • Cheddar Cheese and Chive Popovers March 3, 2015 IMG_5502-1
    You guys. .  these popovers.
    Magical.

    A popover is a light, hollow roll made from an egg batter similar to that of Yorkshire pudding, typically baked in muffin tins or dedicated popover pans (as seen above), which have straight-walled sides rather than angled. Popovers impressively rise up and over the pans they’re baked …

  • Beef and Barley Stew with Biscuit Croutons March 1, 2015 soup main_5231-4
    Today’s recipe is all about celebrating fresh produce and pantry staples. Because, friends, that’s all you really need to make a great meal.

    Recently, the good people from Farmbox Direct sent me a box of 100% organic fruits and vegetables. Farmbox Direct is a new subscription based produce delivery service. They are a …

  • Seven Sundays Muesli + A Giveaway!! February 27, 2015 IMG_4937_new-1
    It’s insane the number of emails I get on a daily basis asking me if I want to sample a new product. As a food blogger, it’s fun but now that I’ve dabbled in a lot of reviews and tried a lot, I now only accept a few.
    I look at …
  • Velvety Leek and Potato Soup February 26, 2015 IMG_4680_soup-1-2
    I’ve never been one to be afraid and not talk about stuff. But I think it’s hilarious how this recipe and post came together for The Kitchn, where I am a contributing writer and recipe developer.
    So, my love for all things dairy (cheese, ice cream, recipes using heavy cream, etc.) …
  • Dukbokki: Korean Spicy Rice Cakes February 24, 2015 IMG_5109-1
    We live in a small town, just outside of Madison, Wisconsin. The population here is a little over 12,000 people and unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot of diversity where we live. Especially at my daughter’s elementary school.  . . a vast difference from where we lived in Washington, where …
  • Chinese Egg Drop Soup February 22, 2015 IMG_4428_soup-6
    It’s Sunday and I’m about to get real.
    Growing up, I loved the sun.  . I laid out and perfected my tan like no one’s business. As a kid and teen, I was pretty dark and loved it. What was it all about back then? Wanting to be tanned skinned and …
  • Spicy Tofu Roll February 19, 2015 IMG_5058-11
    I tend to get obsessed with one kind of food and I stay with that for like a couple of weeks. So, yeah, when I first got my spiralizer, who was eating zucchini noodles for two weeks? Me. This week, I am obsessed with Asian food. For Valentine’s Day, we …
  • Good Luck Foods for Chinese New Year! February 17, 2015 Longevity-Noodles-HipFoodieMom.com_-1
    Chinese New Year is a time for families to be together. Wherever they are, people come home to celebrate the festival with their families. It’s an opportunity to honor family and friends, and to enjoy some culinary traditions and there’s a lot of eating involved!
    So, what foods should we have on …
  • Asian Soba Noodle Broth Bowls for #SundaySupper February 15, 2015 IMG_4922-2
    Hey guys! Happy Sunday! Hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day! We had some friends over on Saturday and had a sushi and rolls party! I love Asian food and if I had to eat Asian food everyday for the rest of my life, I think I could do it.

    One …

  • Vegetarian Chow Mein February 12, 2015 chow mein chopsticks_4856-12
    After dessert and chocolate, my next love is Asian food. I love all kinds of Asian foods. .  Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai. .  and so on.
    Chinese New Year is next week, Thursday, February 19, so I wanted to celebrate by sharing all Asian foods recipes for the next week. …
  • Sesame Chicken Wraps for #WeekdaySupper #McSkilletSauce February 10, 2015 IMG_4035_new-8
    There are some weeknights where I am exhausted and don’t want to spend a lot of time on dinner. I love meals where you can prep vegetables a day ahead of time and then when dinner time comes around, everything is quick and easy. That’s where these fabulous new skillet sauces from …
  • Fettuccine with Slow Cooker Bolognese February 8, 2015 IMG_3846_new3-1
    Valentine’s Day is Saturday and you’re probably seeing recipes for “dinner for two” everywhere . .  since we’re a family of four and are staying in on Valentine’s Day, I wanted to post a recipe for you guys to make for your entire family. So, yes, this is a Valentine’s …
  • The Best Chocolate Cake. Ever. February 5, 2015 IMG_4252_new-2
    Do you guys have a favorite slow song? A ballad that rocks your world, rocks your soul and makes you grab that imaginary microphone and start belting it out?
    That song for me is “When I was Your Man” by Bruno Mars.
    Let’s take a moment here.
    Do you guys know this song? …
  • Toasted Quinoa Chocolate Bark for #VanillaWeek February 4, 2015 IMG_4139_new-1
    Are you a purist when it comes to chocolate?
    One of my friends recently said this and made me think about it. But I’ve decided Im not. When it comes to chocolate, if you’ve got something different and original, I want to try it! The more creative the better!

    I’ve been on …

  • Chocolate Covered Dried Fruit and a $300 Giveaway!! February 3, 2015 IMG_4778_new_main
    And just like that, game day food is yesterday’s news and the next two weeks will be all Valentine’s Day chocolates, baked treats, sweet treats, meals for two and everything good.

    I recently tried these simple & crisp dried fruit crisps and fell in love. I tried orange, blood orange, apple …

  • I Love You Strawberry Cake for #VanillaWeek February 2, 2015 main for blog_4545_main_new-11
    I’ve realized that there are people out there who prefer vanilla cake over chocolate. It took me a while to comprehend what this actually meant. I seriously can’t imagine anyone not liking chocolate or wanting vanilla cake anything over chocolate. But my husband is one of these people.
    And, with this …
  • Fire Roasted Garlic Chili with Cilantro Lime Rice for #SundaySupper #McSkilletSauce February 1, 2015 IMG_3945_main_hero_withsauce-4
    They say that opposites attract. My husband and I are proof of this. Paul knows nothing about pop culture, celebrities and entertainment news. And I make it my business to stay on top of current events and what’s trending on Twitter. Paul reads up on stocks, business and all kinds …