A simple road trip can never be simple in my family. After two decades of traversing all over the West and Southeast with my parents, I've used a bit of that nostalgia when it comes to doing road trips with my husband. I'll plot scenic detours and edible destinations along the way. I'll research the… Continue reading Sausage, White Bean & Spinach Soup
I've been experimenting with making my own seasonings from scratch. So far, I've made taco seasoning, chili-lime seasoning, and some other more simple blends. I know it's cheap and convenient to just by those little one ounce bags of the pre-made seasonings, but you never know what comes along with it---hidden sugars? MSG? 900 milligrams… Continue reading Skillet Ranch Veggies
It feels like I have a short work-week this week when I really don't. I'm leaving Friday as soon as I get off work to fly to Montana and spend the holidays with my family. I keep thinking about all the things I have to do before I leave and it's making it seem like… Continue reading Vegetable Loaded Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
Since our epic snow storm busted over the course of 24 hours, I found myself with nothing to do this weekend. I cleaned. I played around with some makeup. I made chex mix. I entertained the cats. That was all before 9:24 a.m. yesterday. What the heck was I going to do for the rest… Continue reading Pesto Shrimp & Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner
Does anyone know how to pronounce 'gnocchi'? I've been saying it like 'no-key' my whole life and I have no idea if that's right or not. I'm just assuming the 'g' is silent. I've heard people pronounce it like 'noque-ee' before, with a more French-like annunciation on the 'no' sound. Who is right? I was… Continue reading Chicken & Gnocchi Soup
We're in for the home stretch for the holiday week. Thanksgiving is in t-minus three days, and most people are planning on heading home to spend the holiday with their loved ones. Not me, though. I really wanted to get Christmas off this year and that meant foregoing Thanksgiving. I'm okay with that. I've worked… Continue reading 30 Minute Sheet Pan Sausage Dinner
Slow cooked chicken can be the BEST chicken. especially when you use herbs, veggies, and lots of garlic.