It's officially pumpkin season! You know, even though our afternoons are still hitting 100 degrees I am not letting the toasty walks to my car after work ruin my usual spring into fall foods and recipes. I have been itching to make something with pumpkin, so obviously my first go to was cookies! Quick side … Continue reading First pumpkin cookie of the season!
Hi everyone! I hope y'all had a fun and relaxing weekend. Jeff and I started a serious journey towards finding out perfect home this weekend and let me tell you.... STRESSFUL. I don't know if I ever pictured house hunting to be this stressful, but boy do I see why we have avoided it until … Continue reading Holiday festivities… and food!
Ok, so long weekends are the best right?! I don't think there is one person that I talked to today that wasn't excited about having a little extra time this weekend to spend with family, friends, or soaking up the Arizona heat. Summertime holiday weekends are typically filled with cookouts and fun activities, but do you … Continue reading Making the most of Memorial Day weekend!
You guys know how much I love my summer pizzas! I know I just shared an old recipe a few weeks ago in one of my posts which recap[ed some of my favorite of summer recipes. This one might be up there now with some of my favorite pizzas! I am a big brussel lover … Continue reading Sweet & Salty Roasted Brussel Sprout Pizza
Happy Super Bowl Sunday everyone! I hate to be a Debbie downer, but I am not even remotely thinking about the super bowl today. After spending the day at the golf tournament yesterday, today has been focused on catching up with cleaning, cooking, meal prep, and testing a few recipes! With Valentine's Day coming up, … Continue reading Super Easy Elvis Cookies
It's Christmas.... almost at least! It took me a while to get into the holiday swing this year, but now I am definitely ready! During this time of year there are always plenty of parties and social outings where bringing a covered dish is common. This salad is one of my favorites for this time … Continue reading Spinach Tortellini Salad, The perfect holiday salad!
You know, sometimes I wonder if we have created our own problems with obesity, morbid obesity, the increase in Type 2 diabetes, and the high prevalence of eating disorders that torment so many teens to the point of depression. As a practicing dietitian, I sometimes find myself slipping into the commonality of talking about "healthy … Continue reading Food for thought…
Happy Easter everyone! It seems as though over the years Easter has obtained quite the reputation for chocolate, Easter baskets filled with candy, decadent pastries and desserts, and Easter egg hunts with jelly bean and candy-filled eggs. Well... even though I did cave and buy a bad of Reese's peanut butter eggs (primarily because my … Continue reading Easter Dessert Made Simple, Chocolatey Banana Cake with Walnuts
Happy Sunday! I can't even explain how nice it is to not be traveling at all this month! I've truly learned to appreciate my weekends and take full advantage of my days off. What's on this mornings menu? My Basic Blueberry Waffles! After 48 hours of intense leg exercise (7 miler Friday plus 2 hours of … Continue reading Basic Blueberry Waffles
Another week, another Sunday. Little change up with this Sunday... instead of cooking food i'm dreaming of food. This morning I had the pleasure of getting my wisdom teeth out. For someone who loves to cook and loves to eat, this is definitely not fun. Protein shakes and yogurt just aren't quite doing the trick. … Continue reading Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas