Posted in October 2012

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, loyal readers! Tomorrow will return to regular postings of delicious recipes to try, but in honor of one of my favorite holidays, I’d like to post a few pictures! I have in the last several years come to appreciate more and more creative hand-made costumes and will wear nothing less to celebrate the … Continue reading

Omega-3s and 2 Simple Salmon Recipes

Omega-3s and 2 Simple Salmon Recipes

Recently in all my free time, I came across a really interesting ¬†article in my psychology nerd magazine (here is a link to a digital copy of the article – it’s fascinating) about how women’s body ideals are so different from men’s…women think men prefer thin women but men naturally prefer curvier bodies (a.k.a. some … Continue reading

Easy Halloween Wreath

Easy Halloween Wreath

I’m not exactly sure why, but Halloween has always been one of my absolute favorite holidays. I love coming up with creative costume ideas, making them myself with everyday items, and getting to be someone or something else for a night and seeing what other people come up with. Part of my love of Halloween … Continue reading

Spaghetti Meatball Soup

Spaghetti Meatball Soup

Another fall Sunday, another soup day. What first attracted me to this soup recipe was how much it looked like my Nonnie’s meatball soup, but what solidified my attraction to it was that it also tasted like her soup. Now, nothing can exactly replicate her cooking, but this came close enough to bring me back … Continue reading

Crockpot Turkey Bean Chili

Crockpot Turkey Bean Chili

Well, the temperature is still in the 80’s down here and I’m probably going to lounge at the pool this afternoon, but I’m not letting that keep me from transitioning into hearty fall meals. I’ve about had it with the miserable job market down here so I’ve turned to cooking and researching new recipes to … Continue reading

Homemade Apple Pie

Homemade Apple Pie

Last night my husband and I hosted 3 of his good army friends at our apartment for Sunday football and dinner before they deploy overseas. Their visits are always an “interesting” and entertaining experience (let’s just say with their help our kitten has become immune to loud noises and colorful language). It was great to … Continue reading

Turkey Quinoa Meatloaf

Turkey Quinoa Meatloaf

Last night I made my least visually attractive meal yet but one of my most delicious. A front cover for the foodie magazines it was not, but oh my goodness it was so yummy. I almost didn’t post it on here because I didn’t think I’d be able to take an appetizing photo, but lucky … Continue reading

Outstanding Baked Fish and Shrimp

Outstanding Baked Fish and Shrimp

Well, it has been 3 months now since I moved to Georgia and I still cannot find a job. Certainly not for lack of trying, I scour the job listings every few days with no luck (unless I want to be a physical laborer or truck driver). And so, I still have oodles of time … Continue reading

White Zinfandel Sangria

White Zinfandel Sangria

Summer may be over, but in my opinion that shouldn’t mean you have to wait a year to enjoy summer’s best cocktails, especially during this holiday weekend! When it comes to sangria, I am an equal opportunity drinker…white, red, pink…I like it all (and will drink it all too, if you’re not careful). This recipe … Continue reading

Spinach Chicken Orzo Soup

Spinach Chicken Orzo Soup

Last night I got one of my soup cravings and this morning I finally found a recipe that was both appetizing and only called for ingredients I already had in my kitchen. Luckily my comfort food was ready to eat by the time I received a letter in my door from our apartment complex stating … Continue reading

Baked Pesto Chicken

Baked Pesto Chicken

Yesterday marked the start of October, and with it my Halloween decorating and the start of P90X. The former made me almost giddy, the latter not so much. Halloween, for whatever reason, is one of my absolute favorite holidays and my bin of decorations in the storage closet was haunting me (bad pun intended) to … Continue reading