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Chocolate Raspberry Rice Pudding

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The sweetest part of summer is the opportunity to spend time with close friends just relaxing and catching up. No matter how much I love to cook, in the warmth of the summer, the last thing I want to do is heat up my kitchen. So, when it comes to dessert, I found the easiest and most delicious option that appeals to every guest: Chocolate Raspberry Rice Pudding.

If you’ve been following my Kozy Shack pudding recipes for June (Chocolate) and July (Tapioca), you’ll notice there’s been a theme known as the Summer of Pudding. Well, in celebration of National Rice Pudding Day on August 9, I am sharing my recipe for my Chocolate Raspberry Rice Pudding using Kozy Shack’s Original Rice Pudding.… Read more

Flatbread Appetizers and Pizza

Posted by | Entertaining, Recipes | 20 Comments

No matter the time of year, life can be really busy. Lots of running in and out of the house without much time to plan for a meal. I love to cook and tend to be more inventive when it comes to recipes. Following them sometimes, improvising most of the time — especially if I don’t have the specific ingredients the recipe calls for. So, when Stonefire sent me some of their naan, flatbreads and crisps, I was excited to play around with the components. 

Stonefire Flatbreads come in a number of different sizes allowing you to create appetizers, pizzas and sandwiches.… Read more

Vegetables with a Spiralized Twist

Posted by | Entertaining, Family, healthy eating, Housewares, Kitchen Equipment, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | 28 Comments

Aren’t we always trying to find a way to get more vegetables in our diets? Or maybe I should say, aren’t we always told we should do this?! But just how do we do this so that the dish looks as appetizing as it tastes? I have a solution for you in the form of a kitchen tool called a Spiralizer. (Paderno World Cuisine Spiralizer Pro, 4-Blade)

 Inspiring Kitchen Vegetables with a Spiralized Twist

There are a few brands that offer a piece of equipment that does something like the Paderno Spiralizer but this is the one I like the best and recommend. The Spiralizer is a fantastic way to creatively make dishes that contain vegetables, fruits, onions and potatoes that resemble noodles.… Read more

Vegetable Turkey Centerpiece

Best Cooking Tools and Tips for Thanksgiving

Posted by | Cooking, Entertaining, Gadgets, Gift Guide, Holiday, Housewares, Kitchen, Thanksgiving | 11 Comments

I love this time of year. A slight chill is in the air (although yesterday’s temp and snow are not welcomed!) and the holiday season is fast approaching. In just a few short weeks, we will be celebrating my favorite holiday: Thanksgiving. It’s the one time of year that family comes in from near and far to celebrate the holidays. We spend the day catching up on the happenings that have gone on throughout the year for everyone. The really fun part of this holiday though is we get to cook. Yes, that is exciting to me! Having the best cooking tools really makes a difference. … Read more

Creative Bakeware

Posted by | Bakeware, Entertaining, Housewares | 15 Comments

Have you ever been invited to a friend’s house and wanted to bring a baked item but didn’t want to worry the hostess with returning your pan? Or wanted to bake cupcakes but pictured a really fun and creative wrapper? I just learned about an award winning brand of baking pans that are made of oven-safe paper and plastic and come in a wide variety of colors, themes, designs and sizes. For me, this is a perfect opportunity to try out all the recipes that I have been collecting of different breads, desserts, muffins and cakes as it makes sharing so much easier.… Read more