Posted in February 2012

Presto! Chicken Parmesan!

Presto! Chicken Parmesan!

I am a little embarrassed… I had every intention to take a picture of my delicious chicken parmesan the other night, but by the time I fixed my plate, I was so hungry I forgot to take a pic. Needless to say, this a deliciously simple recipe for a quick, weeknight dinner! And it’s not … Continue reading

Pretzel Mania!

Pretzel Mania!

One of my favorite things is soft pretzels. Whenever I’m at the mall, I have an extremely difficult time walking past Auntie Anne’s without grabbing some pretzel bites and cheese. Soo gooood!! However, I’m pretty sure that isn’t the most healthy snack for you, since each pretzel is doused in butter (must be why they … Continue reading

Cheese & Wine Night

Cheese & Wine Night

For me, you can’t get much better than some good cheese and wine. On Friday night, a group of girls and I decided to have a fine cheese and wine night to finish off the week. We went to the Cheese Shop and picked out four totally different cheeses — Rupert the Whale (a mild, … Continue reading

Friday Funs

Friday Funs

This week FLEW by! Anyone else feel the same way? We had some great 50 degree F weather, but it was quickly followed by snow…ahh spring in Iowa..my top 5 from the week are as follows… 1. Sushi date. I can’t get enough of it! On Monday, Lena and I used one of my coupons … Continue reading

Pest-Ohhhh!

Pest-Ohhhh!

I’m on a green-food kick! Tonight I decided to whip up some pesto grilled cheese sandwiches. I made my own pesto using a super-simple recipe, and got some delicious, crusty bread, fontina cheese, and a bit of goat cheese to make it gourmet. It was so good, I wish I would’ve made two! Instead, I … Continue reading

Rescue your Recipes!

Rescue your Recipes!

I get overwhelmed easily. And one thing that overwhelms me is keeping things organized. At my job, we get multiple magazines a week, and it can get rather difficult keeping up with them. I don’t like clutter, and if I don’t stay on top of my magazine collection, I often end up with a stack … Continue reading

Sunday Funday.

Sunday Funday.

For some, Sunday is a day of rest. For me, it’s the one day a week I get to devote to cooking whatever I want. I do most of my grocery shopping on Sundays, and I like preparing and planning out my meals for the rest of the week. It’s a nice, relaxing way to … Continue reading

Friday Funs

This week was a good week, full of fun activities! It’s hard to pick just five, but here goes nothing… BACONFEST!!! Yes, you read that correctly. A full day devoted to bacon. This event sold out in less than an hour, but what did you expect, we’re right in the heartland. The event goes for … Continue reading

Healthy Chips? Don’t Mind If I do!

Healthy Chips? Don’t Mind If I do!

I love a good chip. Salty and crunchy, chips are the ultimate snack. However, their health benefits make them, well, a bit less than ultimate. So what if I tell you that you can get the same crunchy, salty positives of a potato chip, while having something that is actually super good for you? Meet … Continue reading

Dinner for Two, Please.

Dinner for Two, Please.

The last of the Valentine’s Day-related posts is finally here! Yesterday I shared my V-Day dessert, and now for the main course. My Valentine and I decided to stay in and make a fancy dinner. I taught classes at the gym until 6:30, so we had prepped a few things in advance. First up was … Continue reading