Roasted Vegetables

Corey and I have still been going strong with our healthy cooking/eating resolution (woohoo!  7 days in!), and recipes like this one make healthy eating fun. I’ve never tried making my own roasted vegetables before, so I was nervous to try out this recipe.  But it was so easy and so delicious! This would really be the…

Turkey Chili

As soon as September hits and we get our first couple days of fall weather, I make one of my absolute favorite dinners that I repeat monthly through the cold weather seasons until the first signs of spring.  (And even then, this dinner may pop up every once in a while throughout the spring/summer!). What’s this…

Spin-ana Pineapple Smoothie

Corey and I make smoothies a couple days a week as a quick and easy (and yummy) way to get some extra fruits and veggies into our diets.  Ever since my parents gifted me a Nutribullet for Christmas back in 2014, we’ve been having fun trying out different recipes. Our go-to recipes usually include spinach…

The Day Begins after Coffee

Coffee. As a morning person, one of my absolute favorite things in the world is starting off my day with a big cup of coffee.  Although it may sound cliché, there’s just something really nice and relaxing about sitting down with my morning coffee while the rest of the world keeps on buzzing around outside. But don’t…

Trying My Hand at Salad Dressings…

One of my resolutions this year is to really cut back on eating foods with preservatives in them.  I’m trying to eat fresher and more natural.  I really do like eating healthy and I always seem to feel better after a healthy meal.  (Maybe this is just in my head?)  But, I’ve really failed at this in the…

Series: This Old House, Part 1: Introduction

This is a new weekly (or so) series that I’m going to add to the blog about the renovation progress of the house I’m living in.  The house was built right around 1900 and my grandmother purchased it in the 1990s for my uncle and his friends to live in while they attended a nearby…

Simple Shell Pasta

Corey and I didn’t make it home from my parents’ house until late yesterday evening, so we thought we’d just make something fast, easy, and light for dinner.  After a quick google search and picking and choosing bits and pieces from a few different recipes, I found a simple dish that I could make using a…

Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

I find a lot of my recipes on Pinterest.  Most of the dishes that I re-pin seem to get stuck in a black hole of untried recipes, cluttering up my pinned boards and never being looked at again. But I’m trying to change that. I have so many delicious-looking recipes on my Pinterest boards that seem…

Starting off 2016 with a New Post

Hi Everyone! I’ve been missing out on this blog world for the past year and a half or so, but I’m changing that now!  I’m hoping to use this blog as a way to record memories, to keep friends and family updated, and to keep track of my cooking hits and misses. Actually, one of my resolutions…

A Girl’s Best Friend

“A dog is the only thing in the world that will love you more than he loves himself.” -Anonymous

Starting This Up Again

Hello everyone! I’ve really been slacking with this blog for the past year.  But no worries!  I’m planning on starting it back up again. A lot has changed since I was last blogging.  First of all, the boyfriend and I added another furry member to our little collection:  we adopted a dog! He is an…