There's a long, extended weekend in store for me. I decided to take a few days off this week while my stepdad is in town. I'm headed back to my hometown for a few days to relax and see old friends. As for today, I don't plan on leaving this couch at ALL. I've needed… Continue reading Lemon Almond Chicken Salad
Springtime is officially here and I am living for it. This is my most favorite time of year, food-wise. There's all of these fresh herbs and veggies popping up right now, and the farmer's market is at its peak. Spring veggies, since they're now in season, are also drastically reduced price-wise. I've been buying up… Continue reading Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms
Well, here we are again. Another winter day, another winter storm. It seems like this is becoming an all-too-often forecast for Oklahoma. One day it's 70 degrees and sunny, the next day we're facing an onslaught of snow and ice. Luckily, I skidaddled away from work just in the nick of time today. Our snow-and-winter-Armageddon… Continue reading Garlic Parmesan Roasted Green Beans
It's been a rough week, food-wise. First, there was Valentine's Day. We got four (!!!) boxes of donuts at work, tons of sweets and candies, and about two dozen cookies. Can you walk by a table full of that stuff and NOT grab something? I think not. Then, Rob & I went to dinner for… Continue reading Pork Tenderloin & Cajun Slaw
While I was at Trader Joe's the other day, I found this little pre-packaged sandwich in their ready-to-eat section. It was turkey, cranberry and pecan salad with arugula on a wheat roll---and it was FANTASTIC. The only thing I didn't like: celery was on it. If you know me, you know celery is my archnemesis.… Continue reading Cranberry & Pecan Turkey Salad
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
A side dish that is green, delicious, and good for you. Roast broccoli until slightly charred, then toss with this unique cilantro, cotija and pepita pesto.