ALW’s Whole30 Albondigas (Mexican Meatball Soup)

I had never heard of Albondigas until about three weeks ago. We were watching Food Network’s All-Star Academy and one of Bobby’s contestants made Albondigas for the first challenge. I went straight to google to learn more about these Albondigas and was very happy to learn it was meatball soup. The Walters love their meatballs,…

Whole30 Chili Recipe 

So I decided to do another Whole30 in March! I started on March 1 and have  tracked this mostly on Facebook but I decided to post some of my recipes here on my blog to spread the Whole30 recipe love 🙂 Today is a prep-work success story! I made a breakfast casserole this morning and…

Mustard Chicken Recipe {Cooking Adventures}

When Brian and I were dating, I invited him over for dinner. You may recall that I had not yet “blossomed” in the kitchen so I was a tiny bit worried about what I would make to impress my new beau. My go-to recipe in times like these, the ONLY dish I knew how to…

Save The Turkeys! Use a Brine {Cooking Adventures: Day 5}

The best way to prepare and cook a traditional Thanksgiving turkey is to use a brine. A traditional brine is essentially a saltwater bath in which the concentration of salt in the bath interacts with the cellular composition of the meat, resulting in a form of osmosis that flavors the meat.  That is my ten…

Cooking With Love

Have you ever heard someone say a meal was “made with love”?  Some food just tastes better when its made by someone who loves you, someone who enjoys cooking and painstakingly prepares meals for their loved ones. I feel this happens most often when you eat a delicious meal prepared by someone who as been…

More Great Tasting Good For You Recipes

This week I don’t have a loss to report but I am still holding steady at -4.6 and I will take it.  Its healthier to lose slowly so the fact that I didn’t gain makes me think I am doing the right things to actually keep it off.  I only got to exercise a couple…

Easy, Juicy, Delicious Roast Turkey for Thanksgiving

I know that I have ALOT to catch up on here on the blog, but real quick since it is my favorite cooking week of the year, I had to repost this Thanksgiving Turkey recipe. This is my tried and true go-to recipe for cooking a thanksgiving turkey that always turns out perfectly with little…

Fool Proof Turkey and Dressing

My first year of marriage, I cooked my first Thanksgiving Feast!  My husband and my brother-in-law Brett were my culinary advisers as I set out to single-handedly cook the entire Thanksgiving meal. On a whim, I discovered the secret to Thanksgiving Turkey success.  I was google searching turkey tricks and techniques when I came across…