Honey Whole Wheat Bread

Okay, so full disclosure: having a toddler DOES take up a lot more time than a newborn.  The baby that used to sleep 20 hours a day now only sleeps like 12-14.  That's a lot of hours I used to have to myself... Anyway, just wanted to share this recipe for honey whole wheat bread. … Continue reading Honey Whole Wheat Bread

Monthly Meal Planning

If you're anything like me, you are a marketing major's dream.  All the junk they design and put at the register - I buy.  The pretty packaging - I buy.  The orange clearance sticker - I buy.  The free online coupons for stuff I don't need - I buy.  I don't think I need to … Continue reading Monthly Meal Planning

Wild Rice & Sausage Casserole

It is unseasonably cold here in Michigan.  As in, it was 40something degrees this morning.  IT IS AUGUST.  Mother Nature, you have overcompensated last year's 105˚ just a tad.  The weather has me dreaming of all the fall and winter dishes I've pinned recently.  But it's summer!  Everything should be ate outside!  Off the grill! … Continue reading Wild Rice & Sausage Casserole

English Muffin Bread

English muffins are expensive, guys. I'm fed up with the wheat toast alternative. Not sure what it is about the muffins, but they're so much better than bread/toast. It's either the nooks and crannies that soak up the butter or it's the cute old guy on the commercial. Either way, I've been really missing these … Continue reading English Muffin Bread

Stuffed Pesto Chicken

I don't know about you, but I always have trouble stuffing chicken.  Or any kind of meat, for that matter.  I'm not sure how people get them all pretty and symmetrical looking without the stuffing leaking out.  And then breading it too?!  I'd just as easy buy the frozen ones at the grocery store and … Continue reading Stuffed Pesto Chicken

Sausage, Potato & Pepper Packet (Say it 10 times fast!)

So, my husband and I got into an argument yesterday.  Over meaningless things.  Which is how it always starts right?  I am, against my better judgment, going to share a snippet of our conversation. Scene begins as my husband goes into freezer to eat delicious chocolate chip raspberry muffin for dessert.  (Side note: We have … Continue reading Sausage, Potato & Pepper Packet (Say it 10 times fast!)

Raspberry & Chocolate Chip Muffins

Before our daughter was born, we called her "muffin".  I'm not sure where the nickname came from; perhaps from the growing muffin top I had going on?  It really caught on and everyone called her that.  People at work would ask how muffin was doing, and family addressed cards and books to "muffin".  But ever … Continue reading Raspberry & Chocolate Chip Muffins

Creamy Gnocchi with Turkey Sausage and Peas

It's funny how your expectations of what a gourmet meal is changes over the years.  This meal I'm about to share with you I now consider a "cheat" meal.  But in college, gourmet to the extreme!!!  I mean, it's not a frozen pizza or anything. Creamy Gnocchi with Turkey Sausage and Peas Ingredients: 1 pkg … Continue reading Creamy Gnocchi with Turkey Sausage and Peas

Cheesy Chicken & Rice

This was delish! And easy! And filled us up after a nice hike in the woods. (And that was too many grammatically incorrect sentences beginning with and.) I don't know about where you live, but it's been raining for weeks here!  (Not exaggerating.)  We have had record rain and record river crests.  Which unfortunately means … Continue reading Cheesy Chicken & Rice

I made bread again.

I seriously need to stop doing this. This bread is good. So good. If you haven't made bread before just do it.  For reals.  (Pretty sure no one else who makes their own bread says that.)  If I keep this up, it will become a regular expectation. I best be careful! Here is the recipe … Continue reading I made bread again.