I've spent the entire day cooking. Breakfast, lunch and dinner has been meal-prepped for the week. I even made time to make a snack for the week ahead: some of the best chicken wings I've ever had. Now, I'm sitting here waiting for a load of dishes to dry so I can do two more… Continue reading Bacon Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
I love how my grocery store branches out to cater to people with different diets. There's a gluten-free section and a vegan section. My grocery store constantly stocks the shelves with local and small-business-made items. I can find different types of Asian noodles there with ease. But my favorite find so far is probably the… Continue reading Pimiento Cheese & Ham Breakfast Sandwich
I'm wiped, and it's only Tuesday. I pumped up the incline on my treadmill this morning and sweat BUCKETS. Literally buckets were pouring off of me. I don't know why I really wanted to push it to the max this morning---maybe because I'm working all week? Literally. I work 7 days this week! It's okay… Continue reading Easy Skillet Chili Mac
When we visited Bozeman, Montana this summer Rob and I stumbled upon a cute and quirky little spice shop. I loaded up with all the spice blends that smelled the best (an incredible garlic and herb one, plus Italian seasoning) and then got things I needed but couldn't easily find in OKC (aji amarillo chile… Continue reading Kung Pao Chicken
Sometimes, I get so in the mood when I'm cooking, I forget to put ingredients into a dish. Thankfully it's never happened with something essential to a recipe, like baking soda in a cake or eggs in a meatloaf...but I do have this tendency to leave out benign ingredients like garnishes or herbs. I left… Continue reading Chicken & Greens Stir Fry
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
Red pepper sauce is one of the easiest of all sauces to make, and it tastes so good baked with chicken breast & goat cheese.