My Go-To Pumpkin Cookie Recipe

It’s here. The moment you’ve all been waiting for. The recipe for my award-winning Pumpkin Cookies. These little devils are super easy to make and even more delicious, and they’ve proved themselves to be crowd pleasers again and again and again and again…(you get the picture). Last week I promised my Instagram followers that I’d…

Kicking Off Year 28 … with a blog post

The last couple of weeks have been pretty jam-packed with activities.  I traveled to Baltimore to present at a conference with a few of my favorite friends and then Corey and I spent Thanksgiving week traveling almost every single day to spend time with our families and friends. I almost didn’t realize that my birthday…

Ireland Adventures (Part 2)

We had SO much fun in Ireland that we plan to make a trip back ASAP. I’ll likely be going back overseas for research in the next year or so, but I’ll mostly be staying in London and Oxford.  But the next time Corey will be heading overseas with me, we plan to take an…

Black Bean Turkey Chili

I stopped eating beef and pork a few years ago.  Not for my health.  Not because I decided to go vegetarian and give up all meat.  But solely because I think cows and pigs are super cute. (Actually, the longer story involves baby cows frolicking in a pasture on the side of the highway conveniently…

Italian One-Pot-Wonder

Alright guys.  The game has been changed. I saw a recipe for an Italian “Wonderpot” meal from one of the bloggers I regularly follow.  She claimed you just throw all these ingredients, pasta and all, into a big pot and just let it cook. That’s it. Simple as that. I, obviously, did not believe it.  But…

Ireland Adventures (Part 1)

When I found out I’d be living in London for a 2-month internship over the summer, Corey and I decided that it would be a good idea for the two of us to go over for a little trip of our own before Corey would fly back home and I would start on my internship….

Our Proposal Story: Dun Laoghaire Pier

So I mentioned in this post that my boyfriend proposed over the summer on the third day of our trip to Ireland and England.  I figured now would be a good time to tell that story.  But don’t worry!  This won’t be the last you’ll see about my amazing summer spent overseas. We had spent our first…

Chicken Taco Crock Pot Soup

Like most people, I’m a sucker for good crock pot recipes and fall soups — combine these two things, and I’m sold. That’s exactly what you get with this chicken taco crock pot soup. Just throw all of these ingredients into your crock pot and 4 hours later you have a tasty and healthy soup…

Life Update

It seems like just yesterday I wrote this post about getting back into blogging.  But it’s actually been way longer than that.  I keep returning to my old posts when I need to look up an old recipe, but I haven’t been great at posting many updated.  In fact, I’ve been off my blogging game for a…

Honey Balsamic Chicken

I love all things balsamic.  I’ve perfected my own balsamic vinaigrette dressing (which you can find here) and now I’ve perfected a super-simple-and-healthy balsamic chicken recipe.  Me and Corey absolutely love this dish.  We make it about once or twice a month, and I always make extra servings because the leftovers are almost as good as…

Grilling Goodness (Part 1)

Corey and I have been grilling nonstop this summer, so I thought I’d start a new series dedicated to our grilling successes (….and failures). I honestly don’t know what we’re going to do when winter is here and we aren’t able to grill multiple days a week.  Maybe we’ll just throw on some huge coats…

Breakfast Frittatas

Now that I’m finally on summer break, I thought I’d take advantage of having a little bit of extra time to really expand my recipe selection, and to continue my attempts at healthy eating. Eating a healthy breakfast is especially hard for me during the school year.  It always seems like I’m in way too…