A fresh start- Wholesome love, wholesome you, wholesome foods.


The end of last year was marked by a sweet, sweet moment: The love of my life asked me to marry him.  And I said yes.  I still tear up thinking about it.  He's my best friend.  And we've been through everything together. While agreeing to commit the rest of my life in marriage to …

Recipe time: Budget bounty


Count your reasons, great food for a great price is always welcome. I finally bridged the gap from sporadically cooking intense and fabulous one-meal feasts to preparing intense and fabulous meals that last throughout the week.  And the bridge is like a gilded, jeweled gift from God floating on butterfly wings. I eats good. So …

5 Holiday joys… And silliness


I LOVE Christmas. It is the only part of pop-culture (aside from random, bass-heavy hip hop songs with inane lyrics) that makes me truly thankful, deep deep within.  Matter o' fact, last year we decorated the tree with Sex Love and Money playing in the background.  Oh, the irony. I am deeply thankful... For 32 …

Holiday Cocktail Recipes


Pumpkin Spice Martini Ingredients: Vanilla Vodka Frangelico Liqueur Sparkling Apple Cider Almond Champagne Ginger Nutmeg Cloves Cinnamon In a shaker with ice add: 1 oz vodka 1 oz frangelico A dash of each spice Shake. Pour. Top off with: 1 oz almond champagne 1 oz sparkling cider Sip. Hot Chocolate Martini Ingredients: Chocolate Vodka Dark …

Get in my belly


Too many are misguided into thinking vegetarian cooking is bland, unseasoned steamed greenery and it's not. You can feel the same satisfied tummy warmth with can't-stop-eating-it-tastes-sooooooo good all veggie recipes!