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Balsamic Vinegar-Mustard Salad Dressing

August 27, 2014

I’ll be honest, I’ve shared variations on this recipe before, but it’s always been a part of another recipe: salad dressing as part of a salad recipe, dressing for roasted veggies… You get the picture. This recipe is so good and so versatile though, I had to share it on its own. Believe me, once you’ve tried this balsamic vinegar and mustard dressing, you’ll never go back to the bottled stuff from the grocery store.

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Buttermilk Fried Chicken Dinner

Buttermilk Oven-Fried Chicken

August 24, 2014

Fried chicken is as American as apple pie. Unfortunately, the traditional method of cooking it is also fairly hazardous to your health. Between pressure cookers, frying oil and big chunks of breaded chicken (thighs, wings and all), fried chicken has never been mistaken for ‘health food.’ Today, that will change, with this post. Continue reading

Mocha top view

Mocha Cake

August 20, 2014

I know some families don’t have traditional “birthday dinners” or birthday cakes. You know the kind: every time someone’s birthday rolls around they always request the same meal (mine was always my mom’s baby back ribs) or the same birthday cake. Well, lucky for me, neither Sean nor I grew up like that. And this is where this awesome mocha birthday cake recipe comes from. Continue reading

Chicken salad rice bowl top shot

Chicken Salad Rice Bowls

August 17, 2014

Sometimes you just get tired of plain salads, right? I know I do. So recently, I was looking for a way to spice them up from the usual while still keeping them healthy. I’ve been doing more cardio lately with P90X, and it was pretty obvious I needed some more carbs in my diet, so I decided to make a healthy try adding a mix some rice to my salad – a sort of salad, rice bowl mash up. And you know what? It turned out to be pretty darn tasty!

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Chicken soup with orzo

Chicken Soup

August 14, 2014

Like death and taxes just a few days after we got home from our trip to Trinidad, Sean started coming down with a cold. Poor thing. Summer colds are just the worst, and my boyfriend is someone who gets sick maybe once a year on average. While there wasn’t much I could do for him besides push ibuprofen and liquids while waiting for the cold to run its course, I did also whip up a batch of my mom’s chicken soup.

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Tobago Pier

Stumblin in Trinidad and the Pain of US Passport Control

Even though we only had a few more days in Trinidad and Tobago, Sean and I certainly made the most of it. Check out my blog below to see what we got up to. Hint: Stumblin was involved… (you heard me: Stumblin) Continue reading

All the glass bottom boats chilling at the Nylon Pool. The water was only waist deep in all directions.

Tobago: The Caribbean Dream

If you thought Trinidad sounded like a Caribbean paradise, just wait til you see Tobago! With hotels named Coco Reef and Crown Point and glass bottom boats with names like Cool Runnings, you know you’re in the right place for a great time. Continue reading