Coconut Kettle Corn

Polka Dot Bag of Coconut Kettle Corn -

I don't recall any memories of having Kettle Corn as a child.  Though I distinctly remember my introduction as an adult!  We have loved spending time at our local zoo over the years.  Anyone with children knows it's a highlight and one that tends to be visited often especially when kids are younger.  Our zoo does some fun, festive events around the holidays and one of our favorites is 'Zoo Lights' where the zoo is transformed with magical lights to celebrate the holiday season.   There are … CONTINUE READING

Kerala Fish Curry {meen moili} and The New Indian Slow Cooker Cookbook

Kerala Fish Curry {Slow Cooker Indian Cookbook} -

As the school year begins and the cool of fall begins to creep into the subtly shorter days, my slow cooker becomes a mainstay of my weeknight kitchen arsenal.  I am unwilling to sacrifice flavor or originality to make a meal so always appreciate innovative recipes allowing me to prepare something quickly in the morning and not think of it again until it’s time to serve it up at dinner time. To say I was excited when opening the package containing a review copy of the just published The New … CONTINUE READING

Creating a Pinterest Pin from Scratch: Photos & Collages with Link

Creating a Pinterest Pin from Scratch Tutorial |

I think almost everyone uses Pinterest these days.  For those who may not, it is a social media tool to help discovery and catalog visual images on theme boards created from pictures, and linking to websites.  It is a fantastic way to plan trips, by creating a board and 'pinning' different pieces of information such as sights to see, places to eat, informational articles or pictures that make you anxious to go!  Want to start thinking of DIY Gift Ideas for the Holidays?  Create a board and use … CONTINUE READING

Mexican Lasagna with Hatch Chilies

Mexican Lasagna with Hatch Chilies serving -

I don’t know of a more universally appreciated comfort food than lasagna.  The ribbon pasta loaded with tangy ricotta cheese, gooey melted mozzarella, flavorful tomato sauce and meat (or vegetables).  Once prepared it’s perfect for so many meals and celebrations.  One dish that delivers a filling, tasty meal. With football season starting and cooler weather afoot, lasagna is something my family always appreciates.  It is a dish that actually often tastes better the second day after all the … CONTINUE READING

Chicken and Corn Curry

Chicken and Corn Curry gluten-free -

I have been so happy that as soon as Labor Day arrived our temperatures have cooled significantly.  It feels taunting when school resumes and there is no sense of summer’s end, so this weather change seemed forgiving.  It has my thoughts drifting to fall.  Chunky sweaters and boots.  Pumpkin recipes.  Unleashing my Spiralizer on fall produce.  Comfort food. One of my favorite dishes as a child was curry.  I’m sure at that time it was a one-size-fits-all recipe.  Always made with chicken.  I … CONTINUE READING

Spicy Cumin-Lime Pork Tenderloin

Spicy Cumin-Lime Pork Tenderloin -

This post has been made possible thanks to my ongoing partnership with Udi’s Gluten-Free, striving to share gluten-free lifestyle information to make everyday just a bit easier! Can you believe it’s September?!  My kids have been back in school for almost two weeks and this week will be the start for some of you on the East Coast who still abide by the civilized tradition of starting back after Labor Day.  I find as soon as the school routine begins, I draw a menu blank about what to fix on a … CONTINUE READING