Collage of the Feast of the 7 FishesGrandma Bonnie featured in the local newspaper twice for the traditionGrandma Bonnie featured in the local newspaper twice for the traditionGrandma Bonnie featured in the local newspaper twice for the traditionA partial shot of the table. not including the kids table to the leftBonnie with her 5: Patty,… Continue reading Feast of the 7 Fishes: An Italian Christmas Eve Tradition
These festive cheese balls make the perfect holiday appetizer or accompaniment to your charcuterie board, and can be put together in 10 minutes! More time with your guests and out of the kitchen, that's my kind of recipe! These also appeal to guests that may be vegan by using cashew cream cheese as the base.… Continue reading 10-Minute Vegan or Goat Cheese Cheeseballs: Herb and Orange & Pistachio Cranberry!
This time of year I crave the tart and sweet goodness of cranberry sauce. I put it on everything from chicken, fish, crostini, my super-seed quinoa crackers or a beautiful wheel of brie! As my tip in the picture above indicates, I also enjoy adding it to hummus as well! Not only that, but I… Continue reading Clean and Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Are you ready for a great list of clean Halloween treats? Well here it is! To buy any of these items, click on the title or the photo of the candy, and it will bring you right there! You also may be able to find some of these options in stores like your local cooperative… Continue reading 15 Clean and Affordable Halloween Candy Options + 5 Non-candy Food Treats!
I have always love Panera's Chicken and Wild Rice soup, but wanted to give it a dairy-free, gluten-free makeover! This can be vegan by eliminating the chicken, and still be a hearty and delicious soup! 2 cups cashew milk or plant milk of choice2 cups broth of choice2 chicken breasts (omit if making vegan)1 cup… Continue reading Clean Copycat Panera Chicken and Wild Rice (with vegan option)
This post is going to be faster than it was to make this chili! I was really busy yesterday, and remembered I had seen a Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Chili recipe recently, but the day was almost over, so I had to make something fast! That's my specialty because I've never been a consistent meal prepper!… Continue reading Buffalo Chicken Chili in Under 20 Minutes!
My son, Nico, waiting patiently for the rest of the family to sit so he can dig in! Our Charcuterie spread on the Family Meal Board September is National Family Meals Month, and we still have a few days left to honor it! Honestly, everyday is Family Meal Day in my world, and here's why.… Continue reading National Family Meals Month: Polenta Family-style; from Stove to Slab
Stuffed artichokes have been a staple in my Italian family for as long as I can remember. We serve them as a side dish at our Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner on Christmas Eve. My Grandma Bonnie always has done them with breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan Cheese and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. On Thanksgiving a… Continue reading Italian-Style Stuffed Artichokes
This was the Father's Day requested breakfast! It seems that we usually think of deviled eggs for lunch or parties, but not often as a quick breakfast. These come together quickly, especially if you have the eggs already hardboiled. I don't get fancy with piping either, just fill'em high and top with bacon. That makes… Continue reading Sweet and Smokey Secret ingredient deviled eggs!
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that there was a Cat Cafe opening near us. Volunteering at Humane Societies has always been a favorite activity of our family, but we had never heard of a Cat Cafe-- I know, crazy! Have you? Well, here is the description of from our local Cat… Continue reading Cat Cafes: The Purrrrfect Place for Feline and Human Well-being