Ultimate Party Meatballs Recipe from Heinz


It’s fall, that means football, friends, and FOOD. Heinz asked me to try a super easy recipe for killer meatballs and I said okay, why not? This recipe is SO easy, it has only 3 ingredients and uses a crock pot! Can you believe it? This is all you need: Heinz Chili Sauce Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce Johnsonville Classic Italian Meatballs And all you have to do is add them together in the crock pot!! Honestly I made these {Read More}

A More Natural Dinner

Braised Chicken Tenderloin with Roasted Garlic Gravy

Thank you to NatureRaised Foods for sponsoring this article. Learn how NatureRaised Foods is “Doing What’s Right, Right from the Start™” in your area. As a recent graduate of a culinary program, sometimes I feel it is almost my duty to cook at home how I would at school. What I mean is, I am very educated on food, its history, how to prepare it and most importantly where it comes from. I have been a huge supporter of using {Read More}

Celebrating World Pasta Day with Barilla


You would think a person like me, who took culinary classes at college level, would just love to cook all the time and does. Well the sad truth is, this mom still has no time, even with my cooking classes done, I am still finishing up the business degree. Even if I had the time, I don’t have the space at home to make the meals I would like to. So with time and space a huge issue I have {Read More}

A Stroke of Grilliance! #BEEF

fiery beef satay skewers

I haven’t been able to eat meat for a while for various reasons and now because I have high cholesterol, I really can’t eat anything but lean stuff. So when I was asked to host a Beef grilling party I almost said no, until I saw that the entire party is a challenge, basically, for me to try one of the many MANY lean beef recipes included in my party pack but also available on www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com. I thought hey, I {Read More}

Parmesan-Crusted Bruschetta Chicken


Before I could even make this recipe, my husband decided that the new Hellmann’s Olive Oil Mayonnaise is the best thing ever. He was using it as dip for his fish and on sandwiches. Luckily I saved enough for this recipe, and a spinach dip as well! This is a light dish, honestly perfect for summer, and packed with flavor. I need to buy some more Olive Oil Mayonnaise now since my jar is empty! You can go to the {Read More}

Apple Honey Smoked BBQ Pork Spare Ribs Recipe


I have a confession. I had never cooked ribs before this and I was scared. I didn’t have the most thorough culinary school education and we never grilled. What I did learn, however, was that simple ingredients and less fuss equal lots of flavor. This recipe is simple and makes ribs in less than three hours with an electric smoker. If you have a traditional smoker I would suggest letting it cook on 200 for about 5 hours. If you {Read More}

Vegan Sesame Stir Fry with Bialetti Aeturnum Cookware


I have reviewed lots of cookware on my blog since starting my culinary journey so many moons ago. Its on of the best perks of being the food blogger and culinary school graduate that I am. I like to think that moms reading this blog want to know my professional opinion because I have used crappy cookware and nice cookware and I like to share what works well for me to give me professional results at home! Enter Bialetti Aeturnum {Read More}

Vegetarian Pita Pizza with Calphalon XL Digital Convection Oven


I have used many different kinds of cooking methods from gas to induction and more. The last one to try for me was convection. This is actually one of the smartest ways to cook because it lessens cooking time by blowing the hot air in the oven over the surface of the food, cooking both the inside and outside at the same time. That sounded culinary school-ish, huh? Sorry about that, I just finished culinary classes but remember that being {Read More}