Mozzarella Garlic Toast with Fresh Tomato, and Listening to the Breeze as It Whispers

Mozzarella Garlic Toast with Fresh Tomato | thecozyapron.com

The sound of our soul is typically quiet and soft; but if we listen intently, it will guide us to nurture ourselves spiritually, for our inner health, and even physically, in the way of healthy and nourishing food such as this mozzarella garlic toast with fresh tomato. That still small voice is a magnificent little thing that we've all been blessed with that is there to help guide and direct us on our path during this physical existence. It is quiet yet confident, and requires us ... {more please!}

Puff Pastry Spinach Cheese Bites, Something to Nibble on When Connecting with Friends

Puff Pastry Spinach Cheese Bites | thecozyapron.com

There's nothing quite as delicious and fulfilling as the combination of good friends and good food, so why not come together to connect and share over these savory puff pastry bites? With my hubby and I about to become empty-nesters, we've vowed to ourselves to take advantage of that extra bit of time that we may be finding ourselves with soon, and enjoy more socializing and intimate gatherings with friends and the people that we hold dear. The truth is, it isn't just teenagers that need ... {more please!}

Parmesan Asparagus Spears, and Allowing All the Good Stuff to Adhere Instead

Parmesan Asparagus Spears | thecozyapron.com

Allowing the positive stuff in life to stick to us rather than negative makes things more delicious, kinda like the crispy and delectable coating that adheres to these scrumptious little Parmesan Asparagus Spears! Living in a big city like Los Angeles, with its crowded streets and its a-bit-too-close-for-comfort living style (aka, tiny properties and beaucoup apartments), it's all too easy to be frequently subjected to the not-so-brilliantly-sparkly-and-beautiful aspects of humanity. Know what I mean? There never seems to be a shortage of rude behavior, thoughtlessness, apathy, ... {more please!}

Garlic Mushroom Toast, and the Deep, Earthy Flavor of Life

Garlic Mushroom Toast | thecozyapron.com

Being able to taste and experience different sides of life, even those that are of a more earthy or gritty nature, gives our existence a more well-rounded flavor. And when it comes to food, nothing says “earthy” better than savory Garlic Mushroom Toast topped generously with Herbed Ricotta Spread. Life comes at us quick. Childhood goes by in the blink of an eye, and we are thrust into young adulthood, and then just plain-old adulthood, where we will remain for the rest of our lives, and ... {more please!}

Grilled Lemon Chicken Greek Nachos, and the Zesty Flavors of All of Life’s Layers

Grilled Lemon Chicken Greek Nachos | thecozyapron.com

Vibrant, beautiful, refreshing spring; it's our Creator's amazing gift of an opportunity to begin afresh, and to add another potentially wonderful layer of experience to our ever-evolving lives. There is a vast array of all sorts of life sprouting up all around us, an abundance of living happening right before our eyes. If we open up our hearts and our souls, we may just get beautifully pulled right into that realm's extraordinary and powerful vortex, get spun around in its glorious light just a little. Spring ... {more please!}

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Dip, and Getting the Flavor Out of Life that You Put Into It

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Dip | thecozyapron.com

Life is a lot like food, isn't it? It is open and ready—eager—to soak up all of the wonderful, amazing flavors that you're willing to infuse it with. And it's been created to do just that. When sweet, roasted red peppers, earthy olive oil, garlic, lemon, and a touch of savory and salty feta cheese are blended generously into a cool, smooth and creamy hummus dip, they infuse it with some vibrancy and a touch of smokiness, which makes for an experience that awakens the palette ... {more please!}

Tortilla Crunch Chicken Strips, and Taking a Big, Crunchy Bite Out of Life

Tortilla Crunch Chicken Strips | thecozyapron.com

Sometimes, what life throws our way can be a bit intimidating and overwhelming, can't it? The things that we say and do to one another can be shocking. The surprises that get sprung on us that are not of the most celebratory variety; the relationships that end; the “hemorrhaging” of money that we didn't expect; the loss of a loved one we didn't see coming; the sickness that we had no idea was in there, hiding... You get my point. And you could probably add to ... {more please!}

Crispy-Baked Chicken Wings, Tandoori-Style, and Balancing The Heat with Something Cooling

Crispy Chicken Wings Tandoori Style | thecozyapron.com

If you've ever taken a nice, big bite out of something good 'n spicy, and then found yourself quickly reaching for something (anything!) to temper some of that heat, then you've experienced first-hand how important this nifty little concept of “balance” is. I have to admit that now, as an adult, I'm a bit of a heat seeker, a lover of things on the spicy side; but that being said, it doesn't mean that I don't appreciate something to balance out the flames, so to speak, ... {more please!}

Crispy Garlic Chicken & Spinach Egg Rolls, Rolled Together To Make For Something Extra Special

Crispy Garlic Chicken and Spinach Egg Rolls | thecozyapron.com

There's nothing quite like Christmas time to place some merriment and child-like joy into our hearts and to bring us together like the beautiful human-kind family that we are. Our hearts become softened, our souls become brighter and more aware, and we look for ways to bring some cheer, love and wonder to each other in order to remind ourselves that we're all wonderfully connected, and that each flavor and color that we individually bring makes for the most divinely delicious bite there is. In a ... {more please!}

Crispy Caprese Meatballs Stuffed With Mozzarella, A Colorful Little Taste of the Holidays

Crispy Caprese Meatballs | thecozyapron.com

What would you say that the holidays taste like to you? Are they sweet and cool, with a minty flair? Are they spicy-sweet, or rich and creamy? Are they savory and herby, with a little hint of salty? The holidays, for me, are exquisitely all of the above. And the potential for magic during the holidays most certainly becomes apparent in all of the wonderfully different foods we love to partake in, each containing their own delicious pizzaz. The holidays wouldn't be the same without all ... {more please!}

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