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

Tomato Basil Pasta Salad

I told you I'm all about pasta salads lately!  I wasn't kidding. Since I do monthly meal planning (post coming soon!), I have to use up the most perishable items first.  Sometimes I do a really good job of planning out my meals so we aren't eating the same type of food all in the … Continue reading Tomato Basil Pasta Salad

Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad

It has been really hot here lately.  Like 80+ degrees and humid.  I love summer.  Love being outside in the sunshine with bare feet in the grass.  But this year the mosquitos have been so awful.  End times swarming awful.  Pretty sure it's due to the massive flooding we had this spring.  Supposedly their life … Continue reading Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad

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

Roasted Garlic and Chicken White Pizza and the Zoo

My daughter and I went to the zoo today.  I hesitate to admit that this was not the first time she has been to the zoo.  We went last year when she was barely 2 months old just to get out of the house.  This time was so different.  She enjoyed herself.  She laughed hysterically … Continue reading Roasted Garlic and Chicken White Pizza and the Zoo

Mac & Cheese with Roasted Vegetables

I used to not be a big fan of vegetables.  Sure they're good for you but they just tasted so blah.  Maybe that's because I always ate them from a can?  Either way, I discovered a new love for vegetables when they're grilled.  Seriously.  Sprinkle some olive oil, salt and pepper on any vegetable and … Continue reading Mac & Cheese with Roasted Vegetables