SURPRISE! We are EXPECTING! Questions, videos, and gender reveal!

this is a post that i have dreamed about for 2 1/2 years... one that i wasn't sure would ever come to pass. we are incredibly excited to announce that we are EXPECTING!! for those of you who i am friends with on Facebook or follow me on instagram you already know this... but for those who DON'T know ... here is a fun video to get you caught up... Gender Reveal from Darin Reyes on … [Read more...]

Broccoli Blue Cheese Soup with Basil and Shallots

Our Creative Juice contributor Sarah has made quite an exciting move to Ireland! I can't wait to see all the amazing flavors and exciting recipes she will discover while she is there! Greetings from Sarah in the Emerald Isle!  You may or may not know about my move to Ireland. All I can say is that it is has been four years in the making and to finally be here is, well, pretty amazing. When my … [Read more...]

Easy Spooky Halloween Dinner Ideas for kids!

Looking for fun & easy halloween dinner ideas? Try this spider or mummy macaroni and cheese for an organic healthy dinner before you head out the door and gather all those sweets! It is quick and easy with minimal ingredients with just a touch of spooky to make it perfect for the holiday! This post is sponsored by Horizon Organic but all opinions are my own. let's be honest. halloween night … [Read more...]

Heart Shaped Raspberry Hand Pies

These heart shaped raspberry hand pies will be a favorite in your family - just like ours! This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Wayfair but all opinions, recipes, and photos are my own. it's the battle of the pies! i'm going a little 'out of the box' with my entry to Wayfair's pie contest - but it's a family favorite that is sure to win! you will love this adorable individual pie … [Read more...]

5 Ingredient Butterscotch Pecan Monkey Bread Recipe

This monkey bread recipe is sticky, chewy, soft, and totalllllly delicious - AND only takes 5 ingredients! I made this amazing recipe using SPLENDA® Sweetener Products as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps  this monkey bread recipe is a family favorite that has been passed down from friends many years ago. it has been a staple in our house at every holiday and … [Read more...]

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Pastry Bites

These Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Pastry Bites are just the right amount of sweet! Perfect for brunch or dessert and great for entertaining a crowd. This post is in conduction with my partnership with J.M. Smucker Company but all photos, recipes, and opinions are my own. #FruitandHoney #WalMart was there ever a greater flavor combination that lemon and blueberry?! this recipe is a winner for a … [Read more...]

Spicy Vegan Cashew and White Bean Dip Recipe

Spicy and full of richness from the cashews, this easy white bean dip recipe will be your go-to for parties or a snack at home! It is dairy free, vegan, and high in protein. This post is sponsored by Silk as part of the #MeatlessMondayNight challenge this football season but the recipe, opinions, and photos are my own.  are you ready for some FOOTBALL???!!!!!  monday night football just got a … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Reduce Sugar Intake Daily

Do you know how many teaspoons of sugar are recommended for your daily diet? You should! Today I am sharing several ways you can reduce sugar intake daily through several simple ideas. This post is in partnership with SPLENDA® Sweeteners Products as a part of the Socialstars network #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps  the average american consumes nearly THREE times the amount of sugar recommended by … [Read more...]

Strawberry ‘Yogurt’ Bowl – Dairy Free Yogurt Breakfast!

it's no secret that i loooove Silk dairy free yogurt alternative. i use them in all of my vegan muffin recipes and smoothies. if you are new around here i should tell you that my son has multiple food allergies- the most severe of which is dairy. we have searched high and low for yogurt alternatives and i was over the moon when i heard that Silk was coming out with a line in various flavors that … [Read more...]

Easy White Sandwich Bread Recipe

This recipe is the most perfect, moist, slice-able, and EASY sandwich bread recipe you will ever try! I make 2 loaves of this every Sunday for my family and it is all gone around Thursday... maybe I should start making 3! bread lovers beware: once you go homemade, you don't go back! the good news is that this recipe for white homemade sandwich bread is easy & you can totally make it … [Read more...]

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes – Low Carb, Quick, & Easy!

I’m not really sure when it happened exactly, but one fateful day not that long ago I discovered a difficult truth: That fit body I used to have for free thanks to a metabolism that ran at light speed, now required some maintanance. All of a sudden my favorite jeans weren’t my favorites anymore. I decided I needed to do something … fast. So I threw caution to the wind, started an intense … [Read more...]

Homemade Shrub

Ok, I know what you are thinking. I thought the same thing when I heard the name of this recipe. Here's the story behind it: For those of you who don't know, I am a professional food stylist and photographer (check out my portfolio if you are interested). I recently took on a pretty big project for a client who had lost about 40 recipe images during a website overhaul. I was hired to remake the … [Read more...]