Asparagus with a Zesty Dijon Sauce, and Welcoming the Arrival of Spring

Asparagus with a Zesty Dijon Sauce |

As we bid adieu to the winter season and make way for the sweet spring to come in, partaking in a delicious vegetable side dish such as Asparagus with a Zesty Dijon Sauce seems like the perfect way to enjoy the best of what has been and what is yet to come. Ah, the first day of spring! Here we are, once again, basking in the amazing scent of floral blooms in the air as they fill the evenings with purple-scented sweetness. Late December allowed us ... {more please!}

Italian Meatball Sandwich, and Learning to Quiet the Chatter

Italian Meatball Sandwich |

With all the “buzz” that life provides us with, preparing and enjoying a delicious meal like this Italian Meatball Sandwich is a good way to quiet the mind and simply focus on what is front of us; it is an opportunity to be present, and to listen to a deeper part of one's self. There never seems to be a shortage of things that vie for our attention and create the constant “background noise” that can become the soundtrack to our daily lives. Whether it's money ... {more please!}

Mini Mexican Pizza, and Relishing Life’s Light and Crispy Moments

Mini Mexican Pizza |

The light and crispy qualities of a Mini Mexican Pizza bring a lot of fun and whimsy to a meal, and a lot of pleasure to the one partaking; and those are just the qualities that can open us up and inspire us a little in our everyday lives when our spirit needs some uplift, too. I so adore and appreciate those wonderful little unexpected moments in life that bring that touch of joy, inspiration, warmth, or inner peace at exactly the moment that they're most ... {more please!}

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!}

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