Guinness Shepard’s Pie

St. Patrick’s Day might be behind us, but you don’t need a holiday to make this Guinness Shepard’s Pie. This Shepard’s pie is the ultimate comfort food. Vegetables and meat cooked in a Guinness broth and topped with creamy mashed potatoes. Mmmm… good! Shepard’s Pie is the perfect meal for chilly nights because it’s warm and filling. Do you ever

Eggnog Chia Protein Pudding

This egg-free and dairy-free Eggnog Chia Protein Pudding is a healthy way to start your New Year! Chia seeds are one of the top superfoods, full of fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids, along with other vitamins and minerals. Earlier this week I was in a funk. I was eating healthy and getting enough sleep, yet I felt like I

Cranberry Apple Mulled Wine

Disclaimer – This recipe for Cranberry Apple Mulled Wine was entered in Cape Cod Select Blogger Recipe Challenge.   The week following Christmas and right before New Year’s Eve always feels like a black hole to me. I can never remember what day it is, weekday or weekend, because everyone’s off for the Holidays, and it’s messing with my mind. For

Vegan Beef Barley Soup

A Beef Barley Soup made entirely out of vegetables! Portobello mushrooms and dried split peas make this soup meatless and grain-free. This soup is a wonderfully flavorful vegan option to the classic Beef Barley soup.  You won’t believe me when I tell you this recipe for Vegan Beef Barley Soup was an entire fluke of something else I was trying

Warming Winter Cocktails for Cold Nights

It took awhile for winter to get here, but now that it’s here, its not letting up any. We’re getting more rain here in Georgia, with another cold front, and the weatherman is even talking about snow again…Ugh! Arctic polar fronts, rain, sleet, ice, and snow….I’ve had enough! No, this Cali girl could never live in Michigan or Canada. I really

French Hot Chocolate

Have you ever had one of those days where you get this intense, crazy craving for something? I had one of those days earlier this week, where I could not get my fill of chocolate. Funny thing, chocolate is the only thing that gives me these crazy, intense cravings. One bite, and I can’t get enough of this dark, luscious

Slow Cooker Potato and Corn Soup

We have a “wintery mix” in the forecast. Which means the weatherman pretty much doesn’t know if it’s going to snow, ice, sleet, rain, or a little of all. Really? I know weather is unpredictable because Mother Nature likes to change her mind, after all, she is a woman. But with all the technology we have available today, you would think

Slow Cooker Turkey Fajita Soup

As the holidays wind down, so does the year 2015. Many people like to take this time to reflect on this last year and see if they can make any changes to improve themselves in the upcoming new year. While others look back at the lessons learned and how to prevent something like that again. S-C-R-E-E-C-H …………HALT. Not me. I’m