Sweet Potato Chorizo Chili (Whole30, Paleo)

We love chorizo in our house, and there are some nice Whole30 approved chorizo options at our local grocery store. The brand is Logan’s and it is made here locally in Northern Virginia. I really like the flavor combination of ground beef and ground pork of some kind, and it really worked with the sweet…

Whole30 Chili Recipeย 

So I decided to do another Whole30 in March! I started on March 1 and have ย tracked this mostly on Facebook but I decided to post some of my recipes here on my blog to spread the Whole30 recipe love ๐Ÿ™‚ Today is a prep-work success story! I made a breakfast casserole this morning and…

Taco Soup (Whole30, Paleo, Slow Cooker)

I love tacos more than any one woman should love tacos. They have always been my favorite food. ย Thankfully I can still enjoy all the awesome taco flavors in all kinds of ways and still eat Whole30, Paleo or Paleoish (depending on the month, lol). I made this soup the other night and it turned…

Mustard Chicken Recipe {Cooking Adventures}

When Brian and I were dating, I invited him over for dinner. You may recall that I had not yet “blossomed” in the kitchen so I was a tiny bit worried about what I would make to impress my new beau. My go-to recipe in times like these, the ONLY dish I knew how to…

Save The Turkeys! Use a Brine {Cooking Adventures: Day 5}

The best way to prepare and cook a traditional Thanksgiving turkey is to use a brine. A traditional brine is essentially a saltwater bath in which the concentration of salt in the bath interacts with the cellular composition of the meat, resulting in a form of osmosis that flavors the meat.ย  That is my ten…

Cooking With Love

Have you ever heard someone say a meal was “made with love”?ย  Some food just tastes better when its made by someone who loves you, someone who enjoys cooking and painstakingly prepares meals for their loved ones. I feel this happens most often when you eat a delicious meal prepared by someone who as been…

More Great Tasting Good For You Recipes

This week I don’t have a loss to report but I am still holding steady at -4.6 and I will take it.ย  Its healthier to lose slowly so the fact that I didn’t gain makes me think I am doing the right things to actually keep it off.ย  I only got to exercise a couple…

Easy, Juicy, Delicious Roast Turkey for Thanksgiving

I know that I have ALOT to catch up on here on the blog, but real quick since it is my favorite cooking week of the year, I had to repost this Thanksgiving Turkey recipe. This is my tried and true go-to recipe for cooking a thanksgiving turkey that always turns out perfectly with little…

Fool Proof Turkey and Dressing

My first year of marriage, I cooked my first Thanksgiving Feast!ย  My husband and my brother-in-law Brett were my culinary advisers as I set out to single-handedly cook the entire Thanksgiving meal. On a whim, I discovered the secret to Thanksgiving Turkey success.ย  I was google searching turkey tricks and techniques when I came across…