Chili Spice-Rubbed Steak

chili spice rubbed steak

Lately with nursing and taking care of the baby and dog I’ve been so hungry but lack the time I used to have to make meals with several components. I’ve found that a good hunk of protein like steak or a big chicken breast is the one thing that can power me through the day…. 

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Homemade Breakfast Sausage

Homemade Breakfast Sausage

It's like McDonald's sausage patties, redefined. :) If you find yourself with a lot of leftover herbs after Thanksgiving, then you should definitely give these a try. I made these for myself to eat for breakfast for a week, and think they'd be great to serve my family in a breakfast … [Read More...]

Casablanca Carrots from #wellfed2

Casablanca Carrots from Melissa Joulwan {Well Fed 2 Review}

Melissa Joulwan's cookbook Well Fed was the first cookbook I purchased when I transitioned to a whole foods lifestyle in Fall 2012. Since then, I've delighted in her delicious, ethnic-inspired recipes that are full of flavor and unlikely combinations. Her new cookbook, Well Fed 2, is full … [Read More...]

Homemade Turkey Stock

Homemade Turkey Stock

Don't throw out those turkey bones on Thursday! After carving, save the bones for this delicious homemade turkey stock, or broth if you will. Use it in any soup or stew recipe that calls for poultry stock, or freeze it for later to make gravy for a Christmas turkey dinner, or any roast … [Read More...]

Barbacoa Pulled Beef

Braised Beef Barbacoa

I promised I'd tell you how it went if I used my barbacoa pulled pork recipe with beef, so here it is!The end result was succulent, tender, and smoky, and makes the whole house smell like heaven!At dinnertime, I like to eat this beef as part of a taco salad with fresh iceberg lettuce, homemade … [Read More...]

Beautiful Buffets - wedding

Beautiful Buffets

I am a huge believer in serving food in a buffet over a plated dinner. It allows people to pick and choose what they want and not feel pressured to eat anything they may not like. Plus, guests can go back for seconds if they so please. These photos from my Pinterest Parties … [Read More...]

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Grocery Shopping Tips from Allison Fishman Task + A Cookbook Giveaway

I recently had the opportunity to interview the lovely Allison Fishman Task, contributing editor of Cooking Light and author of the new cookbook Lighten Up, America! Allison and I have a common passion for bringing people back into the kitchen, entertaining, home economics, and supporting organic … [Read More...]

Balsamic Braised Pastured Pork Chops with Caramelized Onion and Apple Jam from Meg Opel

Fall Comfort Food with US Wellness Meats

Since transitioning to a whole foods lifestyle I have made a greater effort to eat grass-fed meat at home. It's not always easy to find grass-fed products at the grocery store, so I started purchasing it online through US Wellness Meats, which procures grass-fed meat, poultry, dairy and other … [Read More...]

Fall Decor

Fall Decor

For my fall decor this year, I was inspired by the warm, woodsy colors of my hikes in Wisconsin, mixed in with touches of black and white. I try not to follow any rules and just adorn the place with what makes my heart go pitter patter. This leads me to create interesting textures by mixing … [Read More...]

Paleo Pantry Essentials from Peaches and Cake

Paleo & Primal Pantry Essentials

I've made a new page on my website with my paleo and primal-friendly pantry essentials and food products. I will continue to keep this page updated over time. You can find the page here! xoxo, … [Read More...]

Coffee-Rubbed Steak Strips from Make Ahead Paleo by Tammi Credicott

Coffee-Rubbed Steak Strips from Tammy Credicott {Make Ahead Paleo Review}

Today I am SUPER excited to share with you a review and recipe from Tammy Credicott's new cookbook Make-Ahead Paleo. I am constantly looking for ways to make mealtime easier at my house, and I only have two mouths to feed (well four if you include my furry friends). This cookbook is full of … [Read More...]

Pumpkin Ice Cream with Toasted Pecans

Pumpkin Ice Cream

So, yeah. This may or may not be one of the best things I have EVER made. In my ENTIRE life. Literally, I wanted to cry every time I ate this ice cream. It's just that good. So if you couldn't tell by my Instagram lately, I am completely obsessed with fall and all of the … [Read More...]

Homemade Salsa from Peaches & Cake

Homemade Salsa

If you didn't know already, I am downright OBSESSED with the movie Les Miserables. So naturally my heart did a little pitter patter when Mr. Peaches told me it was available on HBO On Demand on Friday as I was making this salsa (which I've now made twice since then!) He started playing … [Read More...]