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Healthier Peanut Butter Blossoms

Healthier Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut butter blossoms are a staple at Christmas parties and cookie exchanges. I’ve also heard through the grapevine that peanut butter blossoms are one of Santa’s favorite cookies ;). Keeping along the theme of healthify-ing (trademarking that term now!) classic Christmas cookies, these healthier peanut […]

Whipped Cream Fruit Salad

Whipped Cream Fruit Salad

This whipped cream fruit salad, along with the homemade whipped cream, is a throwback to my childhood and one of my favorites. Whipped cream fruit salad is a staple at every Thanksgiving, and it is so easy to make with only four ingredients. I remember […]

Homemade Whipped Cream

Homemade Whipped Cream

I was first introduced to homemade whipped cream with my grandmother’s fruit salad that we used to have at Thanksgiving. It was easily one of my favorite dishes and I would always spoil my appetite with it :). When I got a little older and […]

The Make Ahead Thanksgiving Dinner

The Make Ahead Thanksgiving Dinner

Introduction Everyone is so busy these days juggling a full-time career, parenting responsibilities, chores, finances, errands, exercising, traveling, etc., that who has time to make a Thanksgiving dinner from scratch? Well, I am going to let you in on a little secret πŸ™‚ Nearly everything […]

Golden Milk Latte

Golden Milk Latte

Golden milk lattes are my new favorite drink. It tastes like a chai tea, but creamier. I literally took one sip, and was like why have I not tried this sooner?! Golden milk latte is a very healthy drink, if you skip the canned coconut […]

Healthy Homemade Applesauce

Healthy Homemade Applesauce

Healthy homemade applesauce is a staple in my household, especially when fall rolls around. I have somewhat of an apple buying addiction once they are in-season. I love making a bunch of homemade applesauce at a time to freeze for later use, especially with cold […]

It’s Time to Embrace Full-Time Telecommuting

It’s Time to Embrace Full-Time Telecommuting

Introduction While not mainstream yet, full-time telecommuting positions are becoming more common and give an employers an edge in recruiting top talent. Many studies have shown that a lot of people would prefer a full-time telecommuting position, as it offers numerous benefits over traditional types […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Chocolate peanut butter balls are THE cornerstone of my family’s annual holiday gatherings (we get together A LOT). These are my favorite cookies, and have been since I was a small child. Every year we make these, and every year they are gone within hours! […]

Baked Butternut Squash

Baked Butternut Squash

Baked butternut squash is probably my most favorite dish at Thanksgiving. I love how the sweetness of the squash mingles with the brown sugar, the creamy butter, and the salt. It also has a hearty consistency to it. Now that I’ve gotten a little older […]

12 Tips for Starting New Medications

12 Tips for Starting New Medications

Introduction Starting new medications can be frightening. One glance at the leaflet from the pharmacy is enough to send anyone into a state of anxiety. But for those of us struggling with mental illness, especially an anxiety disorder, trying new medication can be really difficult. […]

World Mental Health Day (2018)

World Mental Health Day (2018)

Introduction World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10 every year. The objectives are to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to reflect on what is and isn’t working with regards to supporting mental health. Having made my way through […]

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

The first time I’ve ever had baked eggplant parmesan was at my sister’s wedding tasting. I remember trying it, and it was so delicious! Fast forward a few years, and one of my friends made plain baked breaded eggplant. That was also really good! With […]

Apple Pie Spice

Apple Pie Spice

Apple pie spice, like pumpkin pie spice and several others, can be made from spices that you already have on hand. While it is easier to buy it, making your own not only saves you money, but you can also customize the spice ratios to […]

Genetic Testing for Psychiatric Medications

Genetic Testing for Psychiatric Medications

Disclaimer:Β The information contained within this blog post does not constitute medical advice and is for informational purposes only. While I have a PhD, I am not a licensed medical professional. Any questions you have regarding your health should be discussed with your treating physician. Introduction […]

Roasted Winter Squash Seeds

Roasted Winter Squash Seeds

I LOVE roasted winter squash seeds! They are very filling, and you can customize them whatever way you want. I also love the idea of reducing how much of the squash goes to waste. Roasted winter squash seeds are a great alternative for those with […]

African Peanut Stew

African Peanut Stew

I came across this recipe while I was browsing the internet one day, and the list of ingredients really caught my eye. A sauce consisting of peanut butter?! YUP. Count me in!! Those of you that know me personally, know that peanut butter is basically […]

Caramelized Onions

Caramelized Onions

Caramelized onions are something I routinely have a craving for. I can eat an entire onion’s worth…plain. Caramelized onions are generally used for topping burgers and hot dogs, but they can be used in practically any dish that calls for onions where a touch of […]

Oat Milk

Oat Milk

With food allergies on the rise, there has been an influx of food alternatives to supermarket shelves. You can now pretty much find an alternative to any food you want. In the milk department alone, there are several alternatives to cow’s milk: nut milks (e.g., […]

Roasted Chicken Sausage & Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner

Roasted Chicken Sausage & Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner

This roasted chicken sausage & vegetable sheet pan dinner is so good! The blend of cinnamon, rosemary, and parsley really bridge together the flavors of the chicken sausage and the vegetables. This dish contains a lot of vegetables as well, making it really healthy! Sheet […]

Homemade Peanut Butter

Homemade Peanut Butter

I know, I know…I can buy peanut butter at the store :). But, there are a few things that bother me about store-bought peanut butter. The first is that many of them contain palm oil (and many other oils) in them, which are not really […]