Easy Christmas Cookies to Make This Week


A mix of classics and new riffs, these cookies are all easy to pull together in time for Christmas. 1. Simple Butter Cookies The most complicated part about making these four-ingredient cookies is clarifying the butter (melting it and spooning off the golden fat) which makes them extra crisp. To create the unusual, gnocchi-like shape, small pieces […]



These sweet potato skins! They’re baaaaack! These little guys were my first “viral” recipe originally published in October of 2011 – and today, April 25th, 2015, I’m bringing them back to life and dying with food happiness all over again. It’s the circle of food life. These healthy sweet potato skins are one of my all-time […]

How-To Make a 2-Tier S’mores Camping Cake

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Elevate Your Campfire Imagine sitting around a campfire. What do you smell? Toasted marshmallows, graham crackers, and of course, chocolate. Top it off with a charming rustic camp-themed DecoSet® cake topper, and you have the quintessential s’mores cake to share with friends. What You’ll Need 1 – 8” Double Layer Round Cake 1 – 10” […]



The taste and texture of cake batter in a delicious, no-bake bite form! These soft and chewy healthy bites taste like a treat but are packed full of nutrients! Ready in just five minutes, this recipe is also gluten-free, vegan, grain-free and completely paleo!  The silly things I do because of my stubbornness. Last week, […]


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Crock pot season is here! There’s nothing better than coming home after a long day at work to a house filled with savory aromas and a fully prepared meal, especially on a cold day. Your Crock Pot is also your biggest helper when entertaining this holiday season. It’s a great way to cook brunch for […]

Oven Roasted Potatoes


Recipe for Oven Roasted Potatoes – These will absolutely melt in your mouth !! Oven Roasted Potatoes Ingredients 1 Tbsp olive oil  1/2 lb hickory smoked, thick sliced bacon 3 1/2 lbs Yukon Gold Potatoes 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano, freshly grated coarse salt fresh ground pepper fresh parsley Instructions Scrub potatoes and […]

4 day off Menu Plan for the Military Diet


For the best results on the Military Diet, we advise following a diet of 1500 calories or less on your days off. Most people will continue to lose weight on a diet of 1,500 calories per day as long as 1500 calories is less than what you burn per day. To calculate how many calories […]

Don’t Make This Mistake With Chia Seeds


There’s good reason chia seeds have been on everyone’s minds these days. These tiny seeds are high in protein, fiber, calcium, antioxidants, and omega-3s, but there is a right and wrong way to eat them, and one man recently learned the hard way. In one patient case study, one man experienced intense dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, after ingesting […]

Melt Belly Fat Like Crazy by Drinking This Delicious Smoothie Every Day


How to melt belly fat as fast as you can imagine? Just a glass of this smoothie every day will help you get rid of excess belly fat that has been frustrating you for so long. Enjoy this incredibly tasty drink, spend at least 30 minutes in physical activities and experience great transformation of your body. […]

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies


A fun twist on carrot cake! Soft & chewy oatmeal cookies loaded with lots of sweet carrots & cinnamon. They’ll disappear in a single day! Two weekends ago, my mom started craving carrot cake. She talked about it at lunch, mentioned it at dinner, and finally caved at 9 pm and drove to Safeway to […]



Got 20 minutes? Make this Healthy Kung Pao Chicken with just 8 simple ingredients for a dinner packed with protein and that’s paleo-friendly, too!  So, last week Blake spent the entire week visiting his family in Kansas. I stayed back in the cities GSD. And get shit done is what I did. I realized a few […]

Best Cocktails To Help You Through The Holidays


1. When you inevitably have to do all the holiday chores: Brent Hofacker / Via shutterstock.com – 2 oz rum OR whiskey – your favorite store-bought eggnog Mix it up in your favorite cup and sprinkle with grated nutmeg. 2. When your uncle starts a heated political debate at the dinner table: Monika Olszewska / Via shutterstock.com – 1½ […]

Dr. Oz’s Energizing Green Drink Recipe


“If you’re feeling a little sluggish and slow on the uptake, you’re not alone. Symptoms of perimenopause include fatigue and memory problems, which may be due in part to fluctuating estrogen levels. For an energy boost that might also give you a cognitive spark, try a glass of the phytoestrogen-rich green drink I swear by.”—Dr. […]



Author: It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  10 mins Total time:  15 mins Serves: 4 Servings INGREDIENTS 1 Tablespoon Non-Dairy Butter (such as Earth Balance) 1 16oz Bag (3 Cups) of Baby Carrots 2 Tablespoons Agave 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar ½ teaspoon Thyme 2 teaspoons Fresh Lemon Juice INSTRUCTIONS In a medium sauce pan, melt […]

Holy Yum Chicken


  Recipe type: Main Entree, Chicken Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  40 mins Total time:  45 mins Serves: 2-4 Ingredients: 1½ – 2 pounds boneless, skinless, chicken thighs (most of the fat cut and discarded) ½ cup Dijon mustard (must be Dijon mustard, no substitutes) ¼ cup pure maple syrup (again, no substitutes. No fake Aunt Jemima stuff) 1 […]

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Bowls


This post brought to you by Hidden Valley Ranch. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Pretty Providence. So ever since baby number three came around (about six weeks ago) I’ve been trying really hard to be more healthy. I hate dieting, counting calories etc. (who likes it?) So I’ve been working on just changing my […]

11 Food Swaps To Make You Healthier


1. Instead of a bagel, use an English muffin. Randy Mayor / Via cookinglight.com Swap the 3½-inch bagel with 1 tablespoon each cream cheese and fruity jam for a whole-wheat English muffin topped with a tablespoon of peanut butter and fresh strawberry slices. 2. Instead of low-fat milk, use Greek yogurt. Randy Mayor / Via cookinglight.com Flip-flop your breakfast […]

1-Minute Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug


I’m about to share a recipe with you that will likely derail your entire healthy eating New Year’s resolution. However, in my opinion, if you haven’t tried a 1-Minute Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug, you haven’t really lived. Think of this as a way for you to start the year by living life to the fullest. […]