nisa cochran and eleanor


It’s Not Goodbye, It’s See You Soon

Hello all, I am taking an absence from Kitchenability for a while to focus on my family. The past few years have been so memorable, and have come with tears, joy, love, and so many experiences. I have met so many wonderful people over the past few years that have helped create Kitchenability, and what it came to be. I didn’t want to write this, […]


23 Labor Day Recipes: Burgers, Dips, Sides & More

It’s unreal that the official end of summer is almost here — Labor Day! For the holiday, I decided to round up and repost a lot of my Fourth of July recipes content, since it’s all geared toward grilling, and that’s what many of us will be doing this coming weekend! In addition, I wanted to share my step mom’s Bacon Cheese Dip recipe with […]


Quick Snacks: Cream Cheese Dip for Apples

With school back in session and fall quickly approaching, I’ve been in an apple-snacking mood. One of my favorite ways to eat apples is to slice them up and dip them into this sweet and tangy cream cheese dip—a recipe my husband’s mom used to make and serve quite often when he was growing up. It’s a quick and hearty snack that you can make in […]


College Snacks: “Nutty Mix” Trail Mix Recipe

Did you know today is National Trail Mix Day? I love to assemble different varieties of trail mix for easy and healthy grab-and-go snacks. I buy different nuts and treats and create different mixes to keep things interesting. One of my favorite mixes, which you can find in Kitchenability 101: The College Student’s Guide to Easy, Healthy and Delicious Food, has been dubbed “Nutty Mix.” […]


Toaster Oven Recipe: Mini Veggie English Muffin Pizzas

My mini English muffin pizzas make fun, quick after-school snacks for the kiddos, as well as tasty, grab-and-go bites for the busy college student or worker bee. They’re especially easy to make if you have a toaster oven. Just slice the English muffins in half, throw on some toppings of your choice and toss them in the toaster.

mommy nisa and baby eleanor


An Honest Look at Postpartum Life as a Food and Mommy Blogger

Life as a blogger. You hide behind a computer — picking and choosing what you decide to write. Picking and choosing the stories you want to share with the world. Deciding what will be relatable, what will get the most views, comments, or likes. And you stress over the constant failure you may perceive yourself to be. Some days, I think, “There goes another recipe […]

pregnancy clothing


Maternity Bras 101: Find the Right Style, Shape & Fit

Today, we’re featuring a guest post + infographic from Emma Smith of! Women today are independent, career driven and lifestyle focused. We demand choices and have key preferences when it comes to our clothing styles, shapes and fits. When pregnant and breastfeeding, we want choices in maternity bras that resemble the bras we normally wear. Whilst there are differences to how maternity bras are […]


Blackberry Chutney Cheeseburger Recipe

This is the first chutney I ever made, which I originally blogged about at Parade Magazine. It was a blackberry chutney, which I made as a topper for some homemade pimento cheeseburgers. Delicious!


Dark Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches + Easy Mousse Recipe

This is one of my favorite double chocolate desserts—pairing dark chocolate cookies with my easy mousse recipe. Mmm! These are a chocoholic’s dream come true. And they’re really easy to make. My mission with Kitchenability is to present recipes that are easy, accessible, affordable and delicious. With that in mind, when creating the mousse filling for these cookie sandwiches, I opted to make some adjustments […]


Quick and Healthy Back to School Recipes

It’s hard to believe summer is quickly drawing to a close. The end of summer means the beginning of the new school year for many, and a new school year means busy schedules for students and families. The spirit behind Kitchenability stemmed from my busy college days, when I was trying to eat quick, healthy meals that could be prepared with limited cooking space and […]

Older Posts