Simple Sides – Brussels Sprouts

Ya’ll. I love roasted Brussels sprouts. I could honestly eat them every single day. They’re SUPER easy to make and keep well in the fridge for a few days. Sprinkle a little bit of sea salt on these suckers and they actually TASTE LIKE FRENCH FRIES. If you’re looking for a super simple side to…

Simple Sides – Oven-Roasted Root Vegetables

We have a Friendsgiving celebration with Corey’s high school friends each year on the day after Thanksgiving. It’s a pretty big deal in our friend group. Everyone gets dressed up and brings an assigned dish (or two) and we all gather at a house to spend the day together. We travel a lot for the…

Homemade Balsamic Dressing

The semester has come to an end.  It’s finally summer.  And that means I can jump back in to cooking (almost) every night. And posting my favorite recipes on this site, of course. I’ll be sharing some of the recipes we lived off of this spring (like my buffalo chickpea wrap — my favorite wrap…

Iceland 101

When we found round-trip tickets to Iceland for a few hundred bucks, we knew we couldn’t pass up the chance to visit one of our must-see destinations.  The only catch was that we’d be visiting Iceland in December, which doesn’t seem to be one of the most popular times of year to visit this unique…

Better-Than-Chipotle Burrito Bowl

Like most millennials, Corey and I love Chipotle.  Corey would live off of it if he could, and I could definitely handle having their chicken burrito bowls for dinner once or twice a week myself. In a desperate attempt to curb our Chipotle addiction, I tried coming up with my own recipe for a burrito…

Simple Sides – Quinoa

If you asked me to pick the top 10 foods that I couldn’t live without, quinoa would be at the top of that list. This super food is SO versatile, SO easy to make, and SO healthy. According to the package I have on hand, quinoa is a complete protein with all 8 essential amino…

2018 – Year in Review

2018 was quite a year.  At different times, it was the best and the worst year of my life.  A lot happened, so hopefully writing down the highlights will help me to remember it all someday when 2018 is nothing but a distant memory. We found out in January that my mom had cancer, so…