Recipe Puppy – An Ingrediant Search Engine for Recipes

Search for Recipes by Ingredients

Check out recipe puppy if you don’t know what to cook. This search engine takes your input of ingredients that you have on hand and gives you recipes that you can make with them.

Their “About Us” section explains their website this way: “Recipe Puppy is a tool for finding recipes. Is your fridge nearly empty? You can use Recipe Puppy to find recipes that don’t require a trip to the store. It can find recipes that fit your dietary requirements or combine two seemingly unrelated ingredients. Recipe Puppy makes it easy to find the recipes you actually want.”

This website also also can help answer cooking questions and find recipes if you already know what you want to make.

4 Pineapple Recipes to Bring Summer Home During Spring


  1. Stuffed Pineapple. Want to add more tropical to your pineapple? Check out this stuffed pineapple recipe that is loaded with coconut and bananas. This recipe is served warm so check it out on a rainy spring day.

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

2. Thai Pineapple Fried Rice. Instead of opting for Chinese take-out check out this pineapple fried rice recipe made with carrots, peas, and cashews. “Being baked inside the pineapple imparts such a unique tropical flavor to the fried rice.”

Servings: 4-6INGREDIENTS1 cup mango1 cup pineapple2 cups Greek yogurtToppings:MangoPineappleKiwiCoconutPREPARATION1.In a blender, mix fruit until consistency is smooth. Add in yogurt and blend until fully mixed. 2.Pour mixture onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Add desired amount of toppings. 3.Freeze for 6 hours, or overnight, until frozen solid. 4.Break yogurt bark into desired number of pieces.5.Serve cold, or store in a closed container in the freezer. 6.Enjoy!

3. Tropical Yogurt Bark. A cool refreshing treat for those hot spring (almost summer) days. This bark is tropical with mango, coconut, and kiwi in addition to the pineapple. A simple recipe if you are willing to wait 6 hours, or overnight, for the bark to freeze.

4. Teriyaki Chicken Pineapple Bowls. This recipe is light on the pineapple but filled with delicious and simple to make teriyaki chicken. “The best food is the kind that’s served inside other food.”

S-Town is the Next Big Podcast


I’m sure you have heard of it by now. Yesterday, S-Town, from Serial and This American Life, was released. All seven hour long episodes. Today, I’m five episodes in and expect to listen to the rest by the end of the day.

In case you haven’t heard about S-Town yet, here is the summary from their website (which you should check out. It’s beautiful): “John despises his Alabama town and decides to do something about it. He asks a reporter to investigate the son of a wealthy family who’s allegedly been bragging that he got away with murder. But then someone else ends up dead, sparking a nasty feud, a hunt for hidden treasure, and an unearthing of the mysteries of one man’s life.”

I can’t say much without spoiling the podcast, but here is what I can say. The podcast is great journalism. Host Brian Reed keeps you engaged and binging on the episodes. The story keeps have twists and turns that are unexpected. The characters in the podcast are real (since it is journalism after all) and are complex. Each episode keeps you wanting to hear more about their lives.

Check out S-Town and see what all of the buzz is about.

4 Quiz Show Podcasts to Listen to During #TryPod Month

During the month of March people are sharing podcasts with the hashtag #trypod. “Trypod,” short for “try a podcast,” urges people to “introduce a friend, relative or co-worker to a new podcast and show them how to listen if they don’t know how.” Check out these four quiz-show podcasts (some of my favorite podcasts) on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you like to listen to podcasts.

1. Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me. NPR’s weekly comedy news quiz show. Check out this podcast to catch up on the weeks news or to test your knowledge alongside the celebrity panel. Hosted by Peter Sagal & Carl Kasell. This podcast is released every Saturday.

2. Tell Me Somthing I Don’t Know.  “Journalism wrapped in a game-show package. Host Stephen J. Dubner (of “Freakonomics Radio”) and three celebrity panelists invite contestants on stage to tell us something we don’t know. Each episode has a new topic, new panelists, and new contestants. There’s also a real-time human fact-checker. Think of the most crackling dinner-party conversation you’ve ever heard.”

3. Ask Me Another. “Ask Me Another brings the lively spirit and healthy competition of your favorite trivia night right to your ears. With a rotating cast of funny people, puzzle writers and VIP guests, it features the wit of host Ophira Eisenberg, the music of house musician Jonathan Coulton, and rambunctious trivia games, all played in front of a live audience.” This podcast is released every Friday.

4. Good Job Brain. “Part quiz show, part offbeat news, and all awesome. We here are nuts about trivia and pub quiz! Play along and laugh along as Karen, Colin, Dana, and Chris school each other on some of the weirdest and most interesting facts about our funny little world. Do you relish beating your friends at Trivial Pursuit? Do you blab out the answers at the gym when Jeopardy! is on? And don’t you just loathe badly worded questions? Gggrraahhh! Then this podcast, fellow trivia nut, is the ultimate mental nutrition for your very big brain. So eat up!”

3 Meatball Recipes To Keep You Warm During Rainy Spring Days

Soy-Glazed Meatballs with Swiss Chard, Jasmine Rice & Marinated Radish

  1. Soy-Glazed Meatballs with Swiss Chard, Jasmine Rice & Marinated Radish. A great step-by-step recipe from Blue Apron (if you haven’t heard, a food delivery subscription service). “In this Chinese-inspired recipe, we’re making our meatballs with ginger and scallion, then glazing them with a delectable soy sauce. A garnish of vinegar-marinated radish completes the dish with bright flavor and delicate crunch.”

Serve on a bed of pasta.

2. Spinach Dip-Stuffed Meatballs. Combine the delicious taste of spinach dip with meatballs and spaghetti. For a leaner option substitute the ground beef and pork for ground turkey. Follow the recipe filled with photos or check out their video to make these yourself.

3. Jessica Alba’s Turkey Meatballs. Check out this three-step recipe for turkey meatballs filled with carrots, zucchini, and onion. Try them with a variety of side dishes such as their recommended Roasted Squash with Parmesan and Herbs.


4 Tassel & Pom-Pom DIYs to Brighten Up Your Home

DIY Tassel Ottoman

1. DIY Tassel Ottoman. Transform a bland ottoman into a statement piece with this simple tassel DIY. This is a great tutorial to learn how to make tassels for any project.

Tassel blanket

2. DIY Chunky Tassel Blanket. Winter is sticking around. Warm up your house with this chunky tassel blanket tutorial. Add some color or maybe just some more coziness to your sofa, bed, or anywhere else in your house with this blanket.

Summer Pom Pom Door Swag by Jessica Marquez for Design Sponge

3. DIY Pom-Pom Doorknob Garland. Add some pom-poms and tassels to your door with this easy, cheerful project that adds a big pop of color and fun.


4. Pom-Pom Tassel Wall Hanging. Create your own wall decor with homemade tassels and pom-poms. This DIY adds a pop of color (or colors) to any blank wall. Use this tutorial if you want to learn how to make tassels or pom-poms for any project.

3 DIYs Perfect for Winter & for anyone on your Christmas List

Gift Mittens - 1

1. Sweater Mittens. Re-purpose your old sweaters to create cozy mittens for the winter. This straightforward DIY will keep you warm all season. If you are thinking of Christmas gifts, try making these mittens with an ugly Christmas sweater to ad an extra bit of holiday cheer.

Easy DIY Honey & Milk Soap

2. Milk & Honey Soap. Make this easy soap with goat’s milk in 10 minutes. It boasts a bunch of skin benefits, so it won’t be easy to give away! A great gift idea for anyone on your list.

How to make a beautiful arm knit blanket in less than an hour!

3. Arm Knit Blanket. Knit yourself a soft arm knit blanket in an hour. Follow this simple DIY video and stay warm this winter. Great for a last minute gift for anyone this Christmas!


Yogi Surprise – A Yoga Retreat in a Box

Yogi Surprise is a yoga-inspired monthly subscription box designed to complement your way of being. It’s like a retreat in a box! Get a box full of yoga items every month to inspire you to continue your yoga regiment. All items are vegetarian and GMO-free, and fair-trade.

November’s theme is grateful yoga. Join Yogi Surprise this November as they express their wealth of gratitude for the perspective, peace, and balance we continue to find within our practice.

There are two different subscription options through Yogi Surprise. More details are below.

Yoga Lifestyle Box

Yoga Lifestyle Subscription

6-8 full-size yoga lifestyle items
Vegetarian and GMO-Free
$70+ retail value in every box

Yoga Jewelry Box

Yoga Jewelry Subscription 

2 handmade pieces + 1 organic treat
Handcrafted in Bali. Fair Trade.
$65+ retail value in every box

3 Animal Habitats that Double as Contemporary Furniture

We all love our animal friends, but often times their homes don’t fit the rest of the your house or apartment design. These animal habitats can fit in your contemporary home.

Composite image of Qute Hamster and Gerbil Cage in Walnut Effect

  1. Qute Hamster and Gerbil Cage. This hamster cage is nothing to be ashamed of. Put childish hamster and gerbil cages away and opt for this stylish alternative that acts as a piece of contemporary furniture. It comes in three colors: white, walnut, and birch. Not only does this cage look great but it can also be cleaned in just one minute. You will be proud to show of this hamster house and your pet will love it too!

DenHaus Modern Dog Crates

2. BowHaus Modern Dog Furniture. This dog den doubles as a fashionable end table. “From its round design that allows your pup to curl up along its edges to its space-saving, sliding door, the Bowhaus will appeal to comfort loving canines and design conscious owners alike.” It is available in three colors: red, silver, and black as well as two sizes.

3. Umbra FishHotel Aquarium. “Modeled after a contemporary condominium, this reinvented aquarium features a sleek white shell with symmetrical windows. Individual units can be stacked to create a condo effect.”



5 Sweet Potato Recipes Perfect For Fall

Get into an autumn mood with these sweet potato recipes.

Sweet potato and black bean tacos with avocado-pepita dip -

  1. Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos with Avocado-Pepita Dip. These vegetarian tacos are a great weeknight meal filled with sweet potatoes, black beans, cilantro, avocado and pepita dip.

2. Spicy Sweet Potato Hummus. Served as an appetizer or a light lunch this vegan hummus is perfect for those who love something sweet and spicy.

Cinnamon Sugar Sweet Potato Fries by @sallybakeblog

3. Cinnamon Sugar Sweet Potato Fries with Vanilla Icing Dip. A desert version of traditional sweet potato fries coated in cinnamon sugar and served with a sweet vanilla icing.

Sweet potato burrito smothered with avocado salsa verde

4. Sweet Potato Burrito Smothered in Avocado Salsa Verde. Create these burritos filled with roasted sweet potato and black beans, smothered in a simple but flavorful avocado salsa verde sauce for a Meatless Monday meal or any other day of the week.

Sweet Potato Hash with Baked Eggs...Perfect for Meatless Monday or weekend brunch. 157 calories and 4 Weight Watchers PP | #vegetarian #gluten-free

5. Sweet Potato Hash with Baked Eggs. Whip up this healthy sweet potato hash with baked eggs for breakfast or brunch.