pineapple salsa

Pineapple Salsa

The past couple of weeks have just been crazy… crazy awesome! First we had my stepsister Ann and her boyfriend Jordan out to visit us. We had such a blast…

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baked mozzarella sticks

Baked Mozzarella Sticks

I don’t know about you, but I could make a meal out of appetizers… And as far as appetizers are concerned, there’s nothing like gooey and cheesy mozzarella sticks! Now,…

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Greek yogurt veggie dip

Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip

This is a lightened-up version of my stepmom’s veggie dill dip – which is out of this world! Everytime my husband and I go over to my Dad and stepmom’s…

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Baked Onion Rings - Cooking Up Happiness

Baked Onion Rings

The other day while brainstorming new recipe ideas, I came across a seemingly delicious recipe for baked onion rings on Creme de la Crumb… And that got me thinking… I love bar…

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Grilled Asparagus and Mushroom Salad With Goat Cheese

Grilled Asparagus and Mushroom Salad with Goat Cheese

If you would have asked a few years ago if I would be eating goat cheese I would say you were crazy! But over the last few years I have…

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grilled vegetable salad

Grilled Vegetable Salad

I have always had a love for cooking, but what really inspired me to cook more at home and was watching cooking shows on TV. When I first started watching them I…

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Emily Ness

Sharing a passion for food and fitness to live a healthy lifestyle - with the occasional hint of chocolate.

new cookbook!


The Testosterone Chef is a cookbook all about eating in a way that supports your hormones. With 90+ recipes for both men and women, there's something for everyone in here...
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Kino Chef, the Kinobody cookbook, is full of healthy recipes that are easy to make, very satiating and make dieting and weight loss easier than ever before. 
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