Easy and Decadent Chocolate Pot de Crème

*By: Linz Bordner* One of my favorite go-to desserts that you can make ahead of time or same day (just allow 4 hours for chilling) is Chocolate Pot de Crème. It’s the perfect dessert to serve at a dinner party or after a romantic meal (Valentine’s Day, maybe?). It’s rich, chocolatey, decadent, and in my…

Souper Sundays – Asian Dumpling Soup (Potsticker Soup)

*By: Linz Bordner* We have another great soup recipe courtesy of The Modern Proper. It’s an Easy Asian Dumpling Soup (Potsticker Soup), which is full of flavor and super healthy. Photo: Linz Bordner The star ingredient are Potstickers, or Chinese dumplings, which are steamed on one side and pan-fried on the other and usually filled…

The Whole30 Program – My Experience

*By: Megan Deppen* It's a new year and like many of us, we want to start the year off right, which usually means exercising and eating healthy. A few years ago, I heard about the Whole30 Program from my sister and was curious to try it out for myself. I thought, clean eating for 30…

Souper Sundays: Tortilla Soup

*By: Linz Bordner* This week is part deuce of Souper Sundays, and we are featuring an easy Tortilla Soup recipe courtesy of The Modern Proper (www.themodernproper.com).  Photo: Linz Bordner Tortilla Soup is a classic Mexican soup, which is traditionally flavored with tomatoes, garlic, onions, and chilies.  This recipe takes some short cuts from the traditional…

Souper Sundays!

*By: Linz Bordner* Photo: Linz Bordner Every Sunday through February we will be featuring a different soup recipe, hence "Souper Sundays!" From your traditional chicken noodle and chili to more adventurous and exotic flavors such as coconut curry and Zuppa Toscana (Tuscan Soup), we are covering it all! These soups have been a staple in our…

Charcuterie Board 101

*By: Linz Bordner* A charcuterie board, otherwise known as a meat and cheese board, is a great way to display a grand assortment of meats, cheeses, and finger foods while creating a conversation piece among guests. Before you can create your work of art, you have to do some planning. First, you need to figure…

Hot Chocolate Challenge

*By: Christi Shingara, Linz Bordner & Megan Deppen* Hot chocolate is the go-to drink during the winter months, and we decided it would be fun to perform a hot chocolate challenge. The concept of this challenge was to compare the taste difference between a low, middle and high-priced hot chocolate and to determine if cost…

Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies That Are Vegan Too!

*By: Christi Shingara* Chocolate chip cookies have always been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl. My mom always made the best (yes, I may be biased!), using the recipe right off the Nestle Toll House Morsels packaging. I remember after she made the batch, I would take a bunch, eat one…

Fun Holiday Traditions

*By: Megan Deppen* I'm always excited for the holidays to come around because two of my new favorite traditions that I started last year with my niece and nephew is decorating gingerbread houses and baking sugar cookies. Their gingerbread houses this year were Peppa Pig and PJ Masks themed and let me tell you even…

A Three-Course Meal That is Healthy and Tastes Good Too!

*By: Christi Shingara* I'm not one to do cleanses or diets. I try to live by the mantra "everything in moderation." However, a few years ago I did try the Whole30. If you aren't familiar with the Whole30, it's a 30-day clean-eating plan designed to revamp your eating habits by eliminating certain "toxic" foods. I…