An Anniversary, A Recipe, and Cute Corgis!


We just passed our 8th wedding anniversary, and we decided to spend it lounging outdoors at a local park with Dexter and Dewey.  It was a warm, sunny day, and since it was a weekday we had the park almost completely to ourselves.  We packed up a picnic, a blanket, our camp chairs, and our… read more »

Barbecue Chicken Chili


I’m definitely on a crock pot kick lately, and here’s another one I whipped up a week or so ago.  It was a big hit with the hubby!  I slightly adapted the original recipe from The Roasted Root .  I like that this meal doesn’t make a gigantic pot of food, so it’s the perfect size… read more »

Ground Turkey Meatloaf


I know there are split opinions out there when it comes to meatloaf – you either love it or you hate it.  Me? I love it.  It’s flavorful and comforting, easy to make, and an easy base for experimenting!  There are so many ways to create a meatloaf and you can include an infinite number… read more »

Baked Chicken Nuggets with Sweet and Sour Sauce


Fried chicken may not be on the menu too often if you like to keep an eye on your calories, but you can get a pretty close substitute with this flavorful baked version.  Served with an easy homemade sweet ‘n sour sauce that’ll knock your socks off, even the pickiest eaters will have trouble resisting.… read more »

Santa Fe Crock Pot Chicken


With a teeny bit of planning, my slow cooker easily becomes my favorite piece of equipment in the kitchen.  There is nothing better than throwing ingredients into a pot in the morning and having a hot, fragrant dinner ready to go by day’s end.

Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups


I admit, we have fallen into a dinner slump in our house the last several months.  We’ve slipped comfortably into a rotation of cooking the same handful of recipes over and over again, and to be honest, we’re both getting a bit bored!   I decided it was time to start trying new recipes on… read more »

Sinful Saturday – You’re Doing it Right


Many of you are aware of the nutritional debauchery that goes on in our house during a little celebration known as Sinful Sunday. If not, here’s how it goes down:  Matt and I eat a pretty controlled, healthy diet for most of the week.   But one day, usually Sunday, we relax and allow ourselves… read more »

30-Minute Shepherd’s Pie


Shepherd’s pie comes in many shapes and forms.  It’s one of those easy recipes that you can’t really mess up.  You can make it as healthy or as sinful as you want.  You can also experiment using different kinds of chopped veggies.  Do you have a kitchen full of random ingredients and no idea what… read more »

What’s For Dinner: Baked Haddock & Marinated Mushrooms


Fish is a fantastic source of lean protein.  Chock full of minerals and protein while light on the fat and calories, it is an all around wonderful food to include in your weekly meal plans.  We cooked up haddock fillets for our Valentine’s Day dinner, and it was a big hit.  Here’s the recipe so… read more »