Red, White, & Blue Crisp

Wow, ya’ll. The past two months have blurred by! I’m not sure where June went, or how we are even in July, but things have been downright crazy! In May I turned the big 3-0. *gasp* I wasn’t too nervous about it and celebrated the day with family, but its still super weird to think…

Holiday Cookies

Holiday Cookies Written by: Elisabet Der Nederlanden Publisher: TenSpeed Month, Year: September, 2017 Amazon A brief summary from Amazon: From Icebox Pinwheel Cookies to Red-and-White Meringue Kisses to Apple Cider Caramels, find new inspiration for the best of seasonal baking with Holiday Cookies.   This instant holiday classic is packed with 50 recipes, each gorgeously…

Chicken, Kale, & Sweet Potato Soup

  It finally feels like Autumn here in North Carolina!! *happy dance* In fact, I was so excited to see that it would be in the 60’s today that I broke out one of my long-sleeve blouses to wear to work. HA! But fall means delightful things. Like pumpkins, sweet potatoes, FOOTBALL (Yes, NCSU IS…

Grilled Chili Lime Chicken

Yesterday, an app on my phone reminded me that it was my 2nd anniversary of blogging! Two years of delightful books and worlds where I could sneak off to at any given moment. Two years of yummy recipes and learning just how much I love to cook and bake. Two years of delighting with fellow…

Herb Steak Foil Pouches

The past couple of months have been sort of crazy with an assortment of doctor’s visits, medication switches, and a couple of biopsies to top it all off. The biopsies came back great – praise GOD for that!! But still, my body needs to get its act together. Enough’s enough! One cool thing the doctor…

Honey Lime Pork Tenderloin

I’m not sure if anyone who reads my little ole blog has noticed or not, but I haven’t posted new recipes for a few months now. In fact, Sunday’s Berry Almond Crumble was my first recipe posted since April’s Margherita Chicken! A P R I L!! Chalk it up to me being lazy and living…

Berry Almond Crumble

  Summer temperatures have been out of control this year here in North Carolina! Truly out of control! And for me, when its too hot, I find that I want anything but chocolate to munch on. I know, I KNOW!! You’re probably thinking: Anything but chocolate?! Is this girl for real? *nods* Yes, yes I…

Margherita Chicken

Five years ago, a good friend of mine, Emmie, and I went back-packing across Italy. It.was.WONDERFUL!! 16 days of exploring ruins, ancient civilizations, catacombs, islands, staying in hostels, swimming in the Blue Grotto, riding horseback up a volcano (that’s us atop MT Vesuvius in Naples) climbing a mountain, and eating food so delicious I find myself…

CRVQ (Chicken + Roasted Veggies + Quinoa)

Last week I mentioned that I was trying my hand at meal-prepping. I’m happy to say that it worked out fairly well for me…except I ran out of food by Thursday night because I didn’t calculate enough meals for the whole week!!! HA!! But, I’m happy to reveal that the meals I did eat where…

Breakfast Stuffed Peppers

Over the weekend, I decided to give meal-prepping a try. Have you ever done meal-prepping? It’s where you plan out every.single.meal for the entire week and cook everything in 1-2 days, allowing the rest of your week the freedom for all the other fun activities you’ve got going on. Sounds awesome, right? Knowing that my biggest…