side dishes

sweet corn and zucchini

Sweet Corn and Zucchini

I love this time of year… Everything is warming up, we’re spending more time outside, and of course there are the fresh fruit and vegetables. There is something about some…

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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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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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easy homemade croutons

Easy Homemade Croutons

If you’re ever looking to mix up your salad a bit, these easy homemade croutons will make all the difference. I used to work at Panera Bread (what seems like…

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The Best Sweet Potato Fries

These are the best sweet potato fries I’ve ever made at home – and yes, they’ve become my new obsession! I just can’t get enough of them, and after trying this…

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spicy potato hash

Spicy Potato Hash

One of the most popular meals in our house is a skillet of some sort… Eggs, potatoes, spices, cheese, meat; pretty much anything we have leftover. It’s a great option…

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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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