Do you ever have those days where your brain just seems to be somewhere else? I had one of those recently while I was going to the grocery store. Just a day or two before, Sean and I had decided we were going to try making a big batch of healthy baked ziti for the week, but somehow I’d managed to leave off half the necessary ingredients for the ziti from the grocery list. A senior moment if ever I’ve had one. So the next day after work, I made a second trip to the grocery store for just three ingredients (few yes, but unfortunately very necessary), and I’m glad I did; our healthy baked ziti turned out great.
If you celebrate Easter, happy pre-Easter, as well! I don’t know about you, but I loved Easter growing up. The egg hunts, the chocolates and candies, my aunt’s traditional “find the dollar” hunt. I’ll fill you in on it later in the post. But for now, what you’ve been waiting for; my most recent recipe creation: a one pot meal of Creole chicken and pasta. Continue reading →
Have you ever noticed how many things in the kitchen you take for granted until you don’t have them? This happened to me just recently. But, like most of you who’ve experienced this, I didn’t give in, I just got a little more creative in getting around the problem and getting my sausage tortelloni with meat sauce recipe made. Curious how? Read on.
It’s been a while since I’ve written a post that’s paleo-friendly and low carb, and I didn’t do it on purpose, but it just sort of happened that way. I figure, with the holidays (and all their temptations) upon us, who couldn’t benefit from a great, filling meal that’s a little more figure-friendly. Once you dig into my chicken sausage and apple spaghetti squash pasta, you won’t think it’s low-calorie, it tastes so indulgent. Continue reading →
It’s officially true. Fall is setting in. For many of you, this may be exciting: cold weather, sweaters, boots, jeans and leaves changing colors. For me, it means winter is just around the corner. Boo…
Harsh midwestern winters figured prominently in my decision to move south (or west) for college when the time came. Then once I moved to Atlanta, my blood thinned even more and going anywhere further north seems almost out of the question entirely. It would have to be quite an opportunity… but that’s for another post.
The point I’m trying to get to is food. It’s one of the highlights of fall and winter. Specifically, heartier, more stick-to-your-ribs types of food. Like my chicken and sweet pepper fettuccine.