Make Your Crab Cakes & Eat Them Too

This was simply a craving that was sent to friends and then turned into reality.  The message read “I really want some crab cakes,” and then thanks to the iMessage features, was emphasized and then actualized with a few short steps.  The last time I was in the Big Easy, I skipped out on getting…

The Solution to Your Meal Prep Woes

Busy? Sticking to a budget?  Maintaining, losing, or gaining weight?  Want to try something new?  Short on time?  Great.  Whatever your need, there’s a solution.  I will walk you through my experience very quickly and even give you the chance to have your very first week covered. I’m super excited to share my very first…

Pasta la Vista, Baby!

It’s a trend—well, maybe it’s not, but whatever it is I’m happy it’s here.  You’ve heard your friends talk about it and you’ve seen oodles of zoodles (zucchini noodles) but haven’t been quite sure how to feel about someone taking your beloved pasta away.  I totally get it. If you’re anything like me, you enjoy…

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach is one of my favorite leafy greens.  Spinach is loaded with fiber, zinc, vitamins A, C, E, and K and packed with calcium, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and a ton of other nutrients that make it great for your body and your overall health. I like spinach in my salads, steamed, boiled, and…

Not Your Typical Salad Bar

One of the many challenges of traveling is finding and sticking to healthy food choices. I traveled a lot last year and didn’t always make the best choices when it came to dining in, dining out, or dining anywhere if you really want the truth. To my surprise, one of my trips last year helped…

6 Things I NEEEEEED with My Pizza

In honor of National Pizza Day (and hello to those who dare to put pineapples on pizza… I am definitely not judging you) there are six things I need on and with my pizza to reach  nirvana.  While these are not listed in any particular order, they have served me well and should help your pizzas…

5 Wing Flavors to Make your Super Bowl Party a Success

Who cares if you’re rooting for the Falcons or the Patriots– everyone knows that wings make Super Bowl parties a real success (as well as the commercials ringing in at $173,000 per second)!  This weekend, an estimated 1.25 BILLION wings will be eaten as fans from all over cheer on someone’s team to win the…

4 Must Haves that Will Transform Your Fried Chicken from Good to Great!

Fried Chicken is worth doing right.  You don’t need southern roots to make this meal wonderful, but you will need four crucial things to transform what you’ve known as good chicken to great chicken. I. Seasoning Let’s face it– chicken is bland. Whether you’re baking or (for the purpose of this post) frying, be sure…

One Year Later: Cheers to the Moments, Memories, and Meals

What a year!  When ideas become life and life gives way to more ideas, you’ll explore an entire world of possibilities. One year ago today, I took a valiant step to post what seemed like a simple picture but one that would be the catalyst and fuel for a dream.   I’m eternally thankful for the moments,…

Shrimp, Grits, and Friends!

I always enjoy my time in New York City for not only the food but the company as well!  My friends make the trip so very special and with each trip becoming my new favorite, we were sure to establish Jane Restaurant (between Greenwich Village and Soho) a ‘stop’ before we shopped! The dinner menu…

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

Who doesn’t love a hug and who doesn’t love bacon?  This sweet side dish (or appetizer) will amaze your guests this year and keep them coming back for more. It’s a great way to get children involved in the prep work for Thanksgiving and a simple food idea that will help them consume those veggies…

Four Cheese Baked Macaroni

It’s a classic.  Whether it’s a side, meal, prepared for Thanksgiving, or your go to comfort food– macaroni and cheese will never go out of style– and in the spirit of Thanksgiving– I’m thankful for that! This dish is as decadent as it is rich and worth every bit of cheese that you put into…