Let’s Brunch: Nutella French Toast Recipe

One of my favorite french toast recipes is my Nutella French Toast—one of the many tasty treats showcased in my cookbook, Kitchenability 101. Nutella’s creamy, nutty, chocolaty taste screams flavor. Pair it with bananas, cinnamon, whipped cream and syrup, and you’ve got yourself a delectably brunch-tastic treat.


A Festive Cinco de Mayo Recipes Roundup

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, I thought I’d round up some of my favorite Mexican recipes and include them in a holiday-themed post for easier reference. And, I thought I’d give a few shout-outs to some of my foodie blogger friends, who have some seriously amazing celebratory recipes that look delicious as well.

greek yogurt chicken


Quick and Easy Greek Yogurt Chicken Recipe

Now that my days of being child-free are becoming numbered, and we are getting closer and closer to meeting our daughter, I thought I would hit the kitchen and whip up this yummy Greek yogurt chicken recipe.

Nisa Burns Cochran at CoVa Beerfest 2016


Checking Out CoVa BeerFest 2016 + the Food Truck Rodeo!

It was a beautiful, sunny day last Saturday in Virginia Beach, as we made our way down the windy roads of Pungo, passing the amazing farmers markets, fields of corn, and horses roaming about. I leaned toward my husband, who was in the driver seat, and said, “I just really love living in a city where 15 minutes one way is the beach, and 15 […]


Easy Creamy Hummus Dip Recipe

Hummus is a great, quick, protein-packed snack. It’s easy to whip up in advance in your food processor or blender and then store for quick, portable snacks to chomp on the go. I like to dip cut-up, raw veggies like carrots and celery in mine, or you can scoop it up in some pita bread.

easy margherita pizza recipe


Easy Margherita Pizza Recipe

Today, I thought I’d share this easy Margherita Pizza recipe with you, which you can also find in my cookbook, Kitchenability 101. It’s easy, it’s simple and it’s delicious. Yum!

cold-brewed coffee


A Successful Cold-Brewed Coffee Experiment!

As we draw nearer to my due date, I am getting NO sleep. Whether it’s from a foot in my rib, or just getting up to pee, I’m waking up every hour. I guess Eleanor is preparing me for the zombie I know I will soon become when sleep is limited. My sweet husband is feeling it too, since I move around a lot, trying […]


Southwestern Egg Rolls with Avocado Ranch Dipping Sauce

I love this Southwestern egg rolls recipe! They are a family favorite, filled with chicken, corn, beans, spinach and Tex-Mex spices. I followed the recipe I found on the Taste and Tell blog, except I decided to cook my chicken in the crockpot low and slow for 5 hours first. Then, I shredded the chicken and followed the recipe accordingly.

mug brownie


Make a Mug Brownie Right in Your Microwave

So, I’m 9 months pregnant and cravings are happening. And, at this point in pregnancy, well, you cave and make your cravings happen. Screw calories. I mean, really. The other night, all I wanted was a good brownie, but I didn’t want to go through all the fuss of actually making a whole tray, or waiting, like, 40-plus minutes for them to bake. Nope! This […]


Grilled Cheese Recipe with Apple Butter, Bacon and Brie

Happy National Grilled Cheese Day! In fact, April is National Grilled Cheese Month. And for me, it definitely means this is a great month to experiment with different grilled cheese recipes. And experiment I did. I wasn’t sure if the gourmet grilled cheese sandwich I concocted below would taste as good as all of the ingredients sounded on their own, but it was delicious! Give […]

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