Cauliflower and Chickpea Penne

I love vegetables. I really do. However, I have one little problem. I only have a very small circle of vegetables that regularly camp out at our house. Always in the mix: green beans, carrots, peppers, and tomatoes (yeah, I know…fruit vs. vegetable debate…today I’m calling it a vegetable) It makes me sad sometimes because … Read more

Crispy Parmesan Potato Wedges

I have a love-hate relationship with potatoes. I love to eat them. I hate to cook them. Weird, huh? Seriously, how hard is it to make a potato? I have mentioned before that I made real mashed potatoes for the first time ever when I was 26 years old. Yes, that is a true statement. … Read more

Quinoa Pilaf

I mentioned that I come from a family that believes in whole grains. For example, our Christmas Eve dinner main course is a soup my grandma makes called borscht. Yes. Borscht. Those letters don’t even look like they go together! It’s Polish. Or something like that. Anyway, in this soup, you pretty much throw everything … Read more

Tomato and Corn Tortellini

Here we go again with the tortellini. I’ve said it before and I”ll say it again. Carbs filled with cheese? Be still my beating heart. I had a package of tortellini in the fridge and there was no way that was going to last another day in my house. I’m surprised that it even made … Read more

No Work + Protein Pancakes

I had no creativity with my title today, obviously. It is what it is. I’m off of work today and I made some protein pancakes for breakfast. Sometimes, it’s just better to be direct, right? I’m glad that I have the day off today. Usually, I can take them or leave them, but we have … Read more

Most Awesome Pepperoni Pizza

Happy Friday Friends!! Thank goodness it’s finally here! Weekends are the best! Open-mouthed smile You know what else is the best? Pizza! Pizza and Fridays go hand in hand for me. Growing up, we would usually get pizza on Friday nights and settle in to watch TGIF. Full House, Family Matters, Perfect Strangers, and Just … Read more

That Pesky Thing Called a Budget

Hey Friends! Good afternoon! We have made it to the middle of the week and it’s all downhill from here, right!? Today, we had a winter storm move in and dump many inches of snow but, then, the temperature went right back up and most of it has melted. Boo. If there is one thing … Read more

PB&J Muffins

Before we went to bed on Saturday night, the police officer asked if I was planning on getting up to make pancakes the next morning for breakfast. Now, we all know he really wasn’t asking if I was going to make pancakes; he was pretty much telling me that he wanted pancakes and I was … Read more