A velvety smooth rich chocolate mousse studded with Bailey's liquor and espresso that's flavors are reminiscent of a cheesecake.

Bailey’s Cheesecake Mousse

A velvety smooth rich chocolate mousse studded with Bailey’s liquor and espresso that’s flavors are reminiscent of a cheesecake. Perfect way to toast the Irish! When I was in college I worked as a server at a high end steak house. And there was a dessert there that I remember to this day. A chocolate coffee pudding pie… 

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Slow Cooker Minestrone: Take comfort in an effortless soup that comes together in the slow cooker

Slow Cooker Minestrone with Broccoli Rabe

A warming, hearty soup that simmers all day in the slow cooker, welcoming you home from a long day! There is a great debate that goes on with my family over soups. During the Christmas holiday, when there are over 20 people and 5 dogs crammed into my parents house (crazy, but so fun!!), we make… 

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Quinoa Jambalaya: A 30 minute one pot wonder. This jambalaya is packed with protein from meat and quinoa and packs are hefty punch of spice.

Quinoa Jambalaya

There is something about one pot meals. Maybe because it means less dishes–and if you are like me, you HATE dishes. Or maybe it is because it is easy. And who doesn’t love easy on busy weeknights? Either way, let me introduce you to my latest remake of a family favorite: Quinoa Jambalaya I have… 

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Lentil Chili: A hearty meatless chili that will surely spice up your life and not leave you missing the meat. This dish is high in protein, fiber and inexpensive to make, but loved by all!

Vegetarain Lentil Chili

Chili. It is like a bowl of warmth. And this winter, I NEED warmth. It is not just because of the actual temperature, the spices of chili warm you from your taste buds to your toes. I love chili of all kinds. Turkey Chili, Buffalo Chili, Beef Chili, Sweet Potato Chili, Bean Chili, Chicken Chili, White… 

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Luck of the Irish Giveaway

Are you feeling lucky? Well, let me be your personal little leprechaun and offer you the chance to win $500!! Oh yes, that is a lot of cash! And while you may not be able to buy a rainbow with the loot, think of the fun you can have with it? And you may have… 

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hot cocoa oatmeal

Hot Cocoa Oatmeal

Yes, I went there. HOT COCOA OATMEAL. Well, can you blame me? It was the perfect way to deal with a week of “Snow Days.” AKA Ice Days. And this oatmeal is so tasty, you may want to start everyday with this. Even the sunny and warm days. Let me just say that I had 2 grumpy… 

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Are the claims that coconut oil is a miracle drug true? I am sharing with you the science behind coconut oil and why it is not all it is cracked up to be. But yet why I believe it still deserves a place in your kitchen.

Coconut Oil: Is it Good or Bad for You?

One question I have been frequently asked is, “Is coconut oil really as good as I have heard people say it is?” In fact, I get asked the question so often, I decided it was time to address the issue, especially since I use coconut oil in several recipes. What I am about to share… 

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Vegan Butternut Squash Rice Bowl: A hearty and healthy meatless entree. This dish is filled with bold Mexican flavors that mingle perfectly with the sweetness of roasted squash.

Vegan Butternut Squash Rice Bowl

Vegan Butternut Squash Rice Bowl This dish stared out as a no frills, desperate for lunch and not much in the house kind of meal. Oh you know you have been there before. For me, I found myself at home alone for the day with little left in my kitchen. I had cleaned it out… 

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Spinach Artichoke Calzones: Your favorite dip combination is transformed into the filling for a calzone. Your pizza night has been completely revolutionized.

Spinach Artichoke Calzones

Your pizza night is about to be transformed. Do you see that yummy spinach falling out of a freshly baked calzone? Look close, you will see artichokes as well. Yep, you guessed it! I took everyone’s favorite dip and turned it into the filling of a calzone. Prepare for your pizza night to be revolutionized!… 

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Chia and Granola Crusted Banana Bread: A whole new way to look at French Toast! Banana bread is dipped in a vanilla custard and then breaded in granola, nuts, and chia seeds and pan fried in coconut oil. It is rich and decadent and will make you swoon!

Chia and Granola Crusted Banana Bread French Toast

Chia & Granola Crusted Banana Bread French Toast A crazy long name for a a crazy good dish. I mean like make you want to slap someone this version of french toast is so good. NO LIE! I had been dreaming of French Toast. Not out of the ordinary for me. I am a bit obsessed… 

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Celebrating Valentine's Day with Food: Festive, healthy, and easy ways to shower your love through creative takes on food.

Valentine’s Day Round-Up

It is that time of the year again!! Valentine’s Day.  A day I get to be head over heels corny with my love. Be still my heart! (Sorry to my almost 10 year old son and husband but my 6 year old daughter and I are going to enjoy ourselves–and secretly, the boys will too!) If you have… 

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