Holiday Sides

It’s that time of year again! Family gatherings, dinners with friends and work parities that require a dish to pass. This month I put together a list of sides for such occasions. I know the links have been unreliable on initial posting the last couple months so I’m triple checking them this time around so … More Holiday Sides

October Meals

I needed a break last week but I’m back at it and ready to enjoy my favorite month! My killer diet remains intact and I continue to find little to no pleasure in food; however, I can eat – progress! Our budget has been a disaster lately and we absolutely must do better. Being diligent … More October Meals

September Meal

I’ll be honest, food and I are not friends these days (really months). Consequently, it’s hard to be inspired for meal planning. I pulled off August but I don’t think it’s going to happen in September – at least not a near dozen recipes. Instead I’ll offer one solid, delicious and EASY recipe you will … More September Meal

August Meals

I don’t know what it is but I lose motivation to cook in the summer. Perhaps it’s the heat but for whatever reason coming up with original meals is an uphill battle. While most people will begrudge me the thought, I can’t wait until the fall. Even if it means shorter days,¬†I’ll glady take crisp … More August Meals

July Desserts

Summer is full of gatherings¬†and celebrations. Dessert is often one of the easier dishes to bring. Here are a few recipes that are perfect for the season. I’ve made a few of them before and the lemon crinkle cookies are one of my all-time favorite desserts. Banana Split Parfait Lemon Crinkle Cookie Lemon Icebox Pie … More July Desserts

June Meals

Danny and I have had some great luck with meals lately. Last month’s Tandoori chicken and the kale goat cheese pizza with balsamic drizzle were made on multiple occasions. This month, I want to use the grill more and eat more vegetables. Bon appetit! Chopped Asian BBQ Chicken Salad Beaucoup Seafood Chowder One-Pot Skinny Pasta … More June Meals

May Meals

I’m ready for spring and was instinctively drawn to fresh ingredients and light foods. Our current favorite ingredients also found their way on the list: balsamic vinegar, brie, crab, and artichoke. Amazingly, there is no truffle oil! Enjoy. Skillet Taco Pasta Shells Crispy Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks with Mango Chutney Crab Cakes with Herb Salad Honey … More May Meals

April Meals

It’s a new month, new season and I feel inspired. Since becoming debt-free our spending has been a bit out of control and food is one of our biggest downfalls. We have been eating out far too much and grocery shopping way too often. It’s back to diligent meal planning and weekly trips to the … More April Meals