• Mini Coconut Cream Pies July 1, 2015 IMG_8808-9
    Recently, I was reading one of my favorite blogs and started thinking about what my life would be like if I weren’t working from home. If I had never quit my full-time job and became a food blogger and still had an office job in advertising. Let me re-phrase that.  . …
  • Grilled Eggplant Bun Burger + A Giveaway! June 29, 2015 IMG_8500-1
    It’s Monday! And I’m firing up the grill. .  again.
    But this time, for something different . .

    If there’s one thing the blogging, being immersed in food and this Whole30 thing has taught me, it’s this.
    Let’s celebrate and eat vegetables. Seasonal Vegetables!
    This is my go-to guide for knowing what’s in season …

  • Slow Cooker Pork with Mashed Cauliflower June 25, 2015 IMG_8572-2_main
    Slow cooker in the summer? Do you guys do this?
    I know we immediately associate using our slow cookers in the fall and winter but do you use yours in the summer too? The summers are probably when I’m running around the most. . hauling the kids back and forth from …
  • Light Asian Noodle Salad June 22, 2015 IMG_8217-2
    (This post has been edited).
    The phone call you never want to get. This happened last Wednesday night.
    “Hello, is this Alice?” “Yes.. ” “OK, first off, your husband is okay. .  but he’s been in a really bad car accident. I just saw the entire thing happen and I am here …
  • Turkey Chili with Wisconsin Farmer’s Cheese June 19, 2015 IMG_8398_main for blog-1
    The other day, we went to my friend, Rina’s surprise birthday party. She was totally surprised so everything went great. Usually when we get together, my girls are the only kids but there were a few other kids that day so my kids got to make some new friends and …
  • Baked Salmon Salad with Roasted Potatoes June 17, 2015 IMG_8553-1
    You guys. I had a moment. A moment where I was about to give up. It was a Sunday morning (only Day 6 mind you of the Whole30) and I woke up feeling okay but after a few hours, I was tired, hungry and feeling a little dizzy. I wanted …
  • Sheet Pan Roasted Vegetables June 15, 2015 IMG_8456-1
    Hey guys! So, we are officially on summer break, woot woot!!!! This week is our do absolutely nothing week, because after this week it’s going to be go go go ..  with summer camps and traveling and math tutors and ballet.
    But if you have young kids, you know that a …
  • Roasted Golden Beets with Balsamic Glaze June 10, 2015 IMG_8438-1
    Before we get going here, I wanted to say that some of the food and recipes you’ll be seeing here on the blog for the next 30 days are recipes that I prepped, tested and photographed before Tuesday (some a while ago and some just on Monday!). The blog will …
  • Gluten Free Blueberry Banana Bread June 8, 2015 IMG_8255-1
    We’ve made it, you guys.
    This is the last week of school for my oldest daughter. My youngest was out two weeks ago (pre-school). I can’t believe summer is here! I always think back to my summers as a kid. We never went to summer school. .  I’m not sure our …
  • Simple Caprese Salad June 5, 2015 IMG_8132-10
    If you read my blog on a regular basis you probably know that I am training for a half marathon in August. This experience has been one of the best since moving to Madison because not only have I met some fabulous friends in my running/training group but I also …
  • Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Mexican Crema June 3, 2015 IMG_7967-1
    Greetings from sunny California!! I’m here for the next couple of days with Best Food Facts. We’ll be touring a strawberry farm, a dairy farm, doing some food and wine tasting and learning lots! The weather here has been absolutely gorgeous and I am loving it.
    I actually packed really early …
  • Blood Orange Brownies + A Giveaway! June 1, 2015 IMG_8157-22
    Earlier in May, I visited San Francisco with my girlfriends and my sister. I used to live in San Francisco (1999 to 2001) so I loved seeing my old neighborhood, being in the city and meeting up with old friends. I absolutely adore San Francisco.
    And we couldn’t go to San …
  • Grilled Breakfast Pizza with Pesto May 28, 2015 IMG_6120_take3-2
    You guys. .  I have been waiting to share this recipe with you. After this fabulous grilled pizza, I was grilling pizzas for a couple of weeks straight.
    And I finally get to share my homemade pizza dough recipe!!! It makes enough for 4 pizzas so make the entire batch and …
  • Cheddar Cheese Chive and Bacon Muffins May 25, 2015 IMG_7321_hero-4-2
    Happy Memorial Day!
    You guys. .  where did the year go?! We are one week away from June and SUMMER!!! I can’t believe it. Our summer will be filled with parties, entertaining, traveling and just some good old fashioned summer fun and relaxing. This is the plan at least. And if we …
  • Red White and Blue Granita Dessert + A Giveaway! May 22, 2015 IMG_7933-1
    Happy Friday everyone! Before we get going here, I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the comments on my last post. I loved reading your comments and stories as well. Thank you so much. This week has been very emotional but good …
  • Sour Cream Chocolate Cake May 20, 2015 IMG_7818-1
    It’s been a long time since I read a book that I couldn’t put down, well, that wasn’t a cookbook. The last one was Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee.

    Just last Friday I received my copy of It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell. I finally ordered …

  • America’s Test Kitchen Cookbook Giveaway! May 19, 2015 IMG_7788-11
    For you food bloggers out there, I’m doing a little experiment with SEO. .  yesterday when I published this cookbook giveaway, I didn’t promote the “giveaway” or call it out on my post title . . I wanted to see if random people would still find it.
    You can probably guess …
  • Corn and Black Bean Tortilla Tart May 18, 2015 IMG_7645-1
    Who can resist cheesy, gooey, spicy, rich, flavorful food with a kick? Not me. It’s no wonder after our love for Korean and Asian food, Mexican food comes in second.

    This fabulous cookbook came to me just days before Cinco de Mayo. The timing was prefect and I immediately made the …

  • Mexican Cauliflower Rice Bowl May 14, 2015 IMG_7700-1
    Inspired by this book (which I’m writing about next week) and this head of cauliflower, this Mexican Cauliflower Rice Bowl came to life.

    And a recent visit to Chipotle reminded me how much I love rice bowls. Now I can eat rice until the cows come home. I love rice. But …

  • Shaved Asparagus and Pesto Pizza May 10, 2015 IMG_0915-14
    You guys. I grilled pizza. On the grill. And it was fabulous.

    And then I shared this photo on Instagram and Cooking Light saw it and shared it too. .  and they got over 1.3k likes on the photo and I got about 150 new followers on IG, like within a few …

  • Skinny Banana Oat Flaxseed Cookies for #BrunchWeek May 8, 2015 IMG_7097-1
    Happy Friday you guys!!! We made it through another week!
    And I’m here to tell you that ripe bananas are not just for bread anymore!!! These breakfast (or brunch) skinny banana oat cookies are sooooo good and so easy to make. And they are vegan and gluten-free too (thanks to the …
  • Chocolate Chip Flaxseed Waffles #BrunchWeek May 6, 2015 IMG_7353-1
    Welcome to Day 2 of Brunch Week!! Now that it’s May 6th, we can focus on all things BRUNCH!!! Mother’s Day is Sunday. . do you know what you’re making?!

    I personally can’t even think of brunch without waffles. Because come on. Look at these babies.

    Those grooves in the waffles? They …