Salmon Noodle Salad


For the past month, I seem to have misplaced my cooking mojo. Each week I say it’s time to start meal planning again. And each week I get to Sunday night without a plan in place. My motivation to get organized and plan ahead seems to be still on vacation. Last night was the first night I […]

12 Casserole Recipes from Breakfast to Dinner


After a few extra days of rest & relaxation between jobs, I’m back to work! It was nice to have extra time to play in the mountains, but I’m ready to get started in my new job. It’s always both an exciting and very busy time getting up to speed. Disclaimer: Slideshow collection sponsored by […]

Double Crunch Veggie Sushi Roll


I actually created this recipe last summer for the Snack Out Loud Reinvent Your Recipe showdown. The recipe was originally shared on their blog, but I intended to post the recipe here after the contest was over. Six months later, I am finally remembering to share this with you here! It might be a bit delayed, […]

Curry Shrimp Recipe


Kirk and I have been on vacation for 12 days. 12 glorious days of family, snow, relaxation, snowboarding, knitting, and snowshoeing. Heavy on the relaxation. I honestly can’t remember a more relaxing break from work. I think my decision to re-learn to knit helped with the relaxation. I’m addicted. Only one day of in-the-gym workouts throughout our […]

Top 10 Fitness & Nutrition Posts of 2014


As we get closer to the end of the year, I appreciate the chance to look back and reflect on the year. It’s a great chance to see what you like most, which usually happens to be some of my favorites. Today I’m focusing in on those that fall under the fitness & nutrition topics. […]

Chocolate Peppermint Cake [+ Giveaway]

Chocolate Peppermint Cake//

This weekend, our street held our first progressive dinner to celebrate the holidays. We had 3 host homes in the progression, with ours hosting dessert and after-dinner drinks. We offered decorate-your-own Christmas cookies (which didn’t work out quite as well as I hoped) and this Chocolate Peppermint Cake. It’s always nice to have a room […]

Maple Cherry Porkchops


It’s Thanksgiving week! Our celebrations are well underway, as we had our first Thanksgiving dinner with Kirk’s family on Saturday in Athens. We started the day by heading to the game, then back to his Uncle’s house for an early dinner that went into the wee hours. It was great to catch up with all the […]

Savory Waffle Eggs Benedict


Breakfast is fun. Especially on the weekend, when I wake of dreaming of something delicious. This weekend, I woke up dreaming of eggs benedict. But we were completely out of bread and it was cold outside! Although I love the beautiful snow, I wasn’t ready to head out into it first thing in the morning. […]

Healthier Pulled Pork + Waffles


A few months ago I had a memorable dinner at a local restaurant. It wasn’t really an entree that was on the menu, but a few separate menu items caught my eye and an incredible dinner was born. You’ve heard of Chicken & Waffles, but I am not a fan of chicken. I do, however, […]