Crispy Chicken Strips Flatbread Wrap, and the Sauce That Makes It Special

Crispy Chicken Strips Flatbread Wrap |

We've all got those foods—a Crispy Chicken Strips Flatbread Wrap, for instance—that we love to partake in, especially when they happen to have that amazing sauce that takes them up another level, making them so enjoyable. And we all have that special something within each of us that makes us uniquely amazing—so what's yours? Have you ever given much thought to what it is that makes you uniquely you? Is it your quirkiness, your laugh, your sense of humor, your pin-point intuition, your zany-ness, your dependability, ... {more please!}

Classic French Onion Soup, the Warming Elixir That Comforts the Soul

Classic French Onion Soup |

A simple bowl of soup can be a deliciously complex experience on the palette; it can also warm us from the inside and give us a bit of comfort when it's needed. This rich, French Onion Soup with its golden, cheesy top makes for the perfect experience. In the realm of food, very little offers up more soothing coziness than a piping hot bowl of homemade soup. Ever since I was a child, I always loved the savory flavor of French Onion soup, and anytime it ... {more please!}

Vegetable Curry, and Stepping out Boldly in Faith

Vegetable Curry |

A bold and spicy Vegetable Curry gets the energy flowing the same way that stepping out in faith can be thrilling and wonderful for one's spirit and one's life. It's hard to fathom that it's officially been four years since my husband and I decided to embark on the unique journey of starting this blog together. So much has happened since The Cozy Apron was born, namely that we've gotten older (and hopefully!) wiser, and that we've raised our son who was only fourteen at the ... {more please!}

Mediterranean Power Rice, and the Power in Knowing to Whom You Belong

Mediterranean Power Rice |

Good, healthy food like Mediterranean Power Rice fuels our physical body and gives it the energy and the necessary sustenance it needs to be at its best; but our inner spiritual life also needs to be empowered, and we gain that precious strength through understanding that we belong to a spectacular Creator. Do you ever wonder Who it was that dreamt up beautiful, special, unique, and perfect you? Have you ever considered the possibility that every detail of who you are—what you've been endowed with, how ... {more please!}

Chicken Fra Diavolo Bake, and Finding Yourself Wherever the Flow Takes You

Chicken Fra Diavolo Bake |

Simple ingredients are always willing to be turned into a delicious meal like this Chicken Fra Diavolo Bake; but sometimes, we, the people, need a little reminder to relinquish our control and allow ourselves to go wherever the flow takes us, and just be in the moment. When words of wisdom come out from the mouths of babes, it is a thing to rejoice in. Young people are our future, and when they speak of things of a mature nature, things that demonstrate a consciousness and ... {more please!}

Pot Roast Stew in a Bread Bowl, and the Willingness to Be a Vessel for Something Glorious

Pot Roast Stew |

A warm, freshly-baked bread bowl can be the most comforting and perfect vessel for a pot roast stew in the wintertime; but we too, can be willing vessels, eagerly waiting to be filled with something amazing and glorious in order to share it with the world. The human being has the amazing potential to be like a beautifully hand-sculpted and adorned bowl, plate, mug, or elegant glass that utterly longs to do its ultimate work of being filled with something truly delicious and divine, something life ... {more please!}

Faux Risotto with Chicken and Vegetables, and Retreating into the Quiet below the Surface

Faux Risotto |

Below that golden-brown top layer of a Faux Risotto you'll find all those morsels necessary for delicious comfort and nourishment, just as below our own surface we sometimes find that stillness that helps us regroup and experience some peace and reflection. There are days when observations and experiences long to tumble out of my inner being-ness with such gusto and enthusiasm that I can barely contain them. It's like they're looking to be shared and taken in by others, like they're looking for new homes—new vessels—to ... {more please!}

Cranberry-Walnut Banana Bread, and a Good Lesson Learned in a Moment of Vulnerability

Cranberry-Walnut Banana Bread |

There's nothing like the sweet taste of a warm slice of Cranberry-Walnut Banana Bread to take some pleasure in as we begin navigating this brand new year that's already full of opportunities for lessons and positive change going forward. Happy New Year!! Here we are, once again, unwrapping a sparkly, shiny, and spankin' brand-new year, pulling it gleefully out of the box. Ah...does it have that “new year” smell? That never-been-lived-in-before, fresh, clean aroma? Let's just take a moment to breathe it all in, and revel ... {more please!}

Creamy Roasted Garlic Potato Soup, and Those In-Between-The-Holiday Days

Roasted Garlic Potato Soup |

A simple bowl of Roasted Garlic Potato Soup is just the type of meal I begin to crave once Christmas is over and we await the New Year to come in; it's warm and comforting, with just the right amount of coziness, perfect for those days between the holidays. I've always felt that those days between Christmas and the New Year are such a unique time. The twinkle and sparkle of Christmas is over, but we anticipate more celebration as we count down the last remaining ... {more please!}

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