Posted in September 2012

Citrus Tilapia

Citrus Tilapia

With my birthday being this week (yep, ripe ol’ age of 25), I haven’t done much cooking. The numbers on the scale have started to reflect my increase in eating out, so last night I got back into the kitchen and cooked us a healthy meal. First step is returning to my healthy diet and … Continue reading

Crockpot Peach Applesauce

Crockpot Peach Applesauce

I have been struck lately by a nagging feeling of nostalgia for the Northeast, both for the fall season itself and for all the things I have come to associate it with…college, fairs (and, of course, fair food), orchards, birthday celebrations, family, holidays…the list goes on. My sister unknowingly hit a wistful nerve last week … Continue reading

Avocado Egg Salad

Avocado Egg Salad

I can’t speak for anyone else, but I have always had a closeted love for egg salad. I say “closeted” because the fear of being The Smelly Kid prevented me from ever bringing it in my school lunches or even eating it in the presence of non-family members. Call me extreme, but being short with … Continue reading

Fabric Magnet Board

Fabric Magnet Board

Lately I have been looking for an organized way to store my coupons and “to do” lists so I would look less like a neurotic coupon hoarder. I saw several posts on Pinterest about people making their own cute magnet boards with cookie sheets and fabric, so I decided to try it. It is extremely … Continue reading

Sausage Spinach Pasta Bake

Sausage Spinach Pasta Bake

I would just like to begin by emphasizing here, this recipe is so very DELICIOUS. Like, “it’s 11:00am but I am thinking about how I want to eat the leftovers for dinner 7 hours from now” good. First, I must give credit to the original blogger, Emily Bites, who adapted this recipe from Taste of … Continue reading

Mushroom Barley Soup

Mushroom Barley Soup

To me, fall and winter mean many things. Raised up north until 24, it meant cool, crisp air and vibrant leaves transitioning into frigid cold and snowy days. Now that I live in Georgia, the southern climate hasn’t quite caught up to my mental northern seasons. The 10-day forecast shows sun and mid-high 80s every … Continue reading

Autumn Wreath

Autumn Wreath

Well, I have yet to post a single craft project to reflect the “Pretty Things” in my blog title so I am putting an end to that today! The silk flowers at Hobby Lobby went on sale this week so I pounced on them and purchased supplies to make a fall wreath for our door. … Continue reading

Guilt-Free “Icecream”

Guilt-Free “Icecream”

Months ago I saw on Pinterest a “recipe” for 2-ingredient ice cream requiring bananas and cocoa powder that I pinned but overlooked because I assumed I would need an ice cream machine (or frankly, that it would taste like crap). However, my pesky habit of buying bananas and never eating them before they turn brown … Continue reading

Light Shrimp Scampi

Light Shrimp Scampi

The contents in my freezer are currently striking a VERY delicate balance and it has become necessary to either start cooking the things in it or fall victim to the weekly frozen avalanche. Three things my husband and I can’t get enough of are pasta, shrimp, and garlic…which lent itself nicely to both preparing a … Continue reading

Easy Honey Mustard Pork Chops

Easy Honey Mustard Pork Chops

As most people who know me are aware, I have an obsession with TJ Maxx/Marshalls/HomeGoods (a.k.a. the entire TJX Corporation). Yesterday I scored what have become my 2 new favorite cookbooks: “The Giant $7 a Meal Cookbook: 701 Inexpensive Meals the Whole Family Will Love” (I found it for $3.99 at TJ’s vs. $16.95 on … Continue reading

Healthy Chickpea Soup

Healthy Chickpea Soup

I am two weeks negligent  from posting in this blog. I blame it completely on Lola, our new kitten. Her cuteness has manipulated me into playing with pompoms and feathers on strings and snuggling rather than writing. I apologize…but come on, look at that face… Anyways, the recipe I am sharing today is a super healthy … Continue reading