Whole-Wheat Barbecue Chicken Braid

We totally get into ruts around here. Dinner ruts. I feel like I make the same thing over and over. I mean, that’s okay because we like what I choose to make and they are our favorites but, sometimes, you just want to mix things up a bit. Am I right? Growing up, my family … Read more

Five Fact Friday

I only have one thing to say today. T.G.I.F. I have never meant it more than I do right now. For no particular reason, I feel like I have had such a slow, long, and stressful week. Maybe it’s post-holiday funk or not enough sleep…I just know whatever it is, I’m ready for it to … Read more

The Monday After

Hello, friends, and sleepy happy Monday. Ugh. The Mondays after the Superbowl are always so terrible. You want to go to bed at your normal time on Sunday night because you know you have to wake up at the crack of dawn to go to work the next day, but you just can’t because you’re … Read more

Tomato-Walnut Pesto

I have a love-hate relationship with many foods. 1. LOVE onion rings –> HATE onions 2. LOVE coleslaw –> HATE cabbage 3. LOVE kidney beans and tomato sauce –> HATE chili. I could go on and on. Of all of the things that I love and hate, nuts have to be the most perplexing. I … Read more

So Much Smoothie

Morning, friends! Happy Wednesday! Today is Week #2 of having Wednesdays off from work. I used to have Wednesdays off at my old job and I welcomed them with open arms when they were offered to me at my new job. For me, it’s the perfect day to have off during the week…you work two … Read more

Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Acorn Squash

I made this dish for a multitude of reasons. 1. My grandma gave me an acorn squash 2. I love cinnamon and sugar 3. I’m lazy This is honestly the quickest and easiest side dish you will every make. Really, it doesn’t even have to be a side dish. I had it last night with … Read more

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Tenders

If you remember, I had a personal day yesterday. I liked it for multiple reasons. 1. I wasn’t at work. 2. I got to spend the afternoon with my police officer. 3. I got a TON of stuff done around the house. 4. I wasn’t at work. ….emphasis on #1 and #4. Anyway, spending the … Read more

I Should Have Known

There are some things that you know you shouldn’t do. Those things that you think twice about? Those things you hesitate to start? Those things that make that little voice say, “Hmmm…that’s probably not the best idea.” But…you do them anyway. That was me yesterday. Last week, I mentioned that I was thinking about joining … Read more

Light Fettuccini Alfredo

TGIF!!! Yay for Friday! So, since Fridays are so awesome, I thought I would share a recipe that is awesome! I had already posted a recipe for a reduced-fat version of fettuccini alfredo, but I decided to tweak it and take some better pictures! My pictures are far from being anything to talk about, but … Read more

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

I hope everyone out there is enjoying their Sunday! Last night, I bought a little book that has over 100 smoothie and summer drink recipes in it. Of course, it was a check-out line purchase. I can’t help but pick up every single magazine while I’m waiting. The collection made my mouth water and wish … Read more