Posted in September 2012

Friday Funs

Happy Friday, my friends! I hope you all had a great week. Having Thursday off really makes the week go quickly! I’m so glad the weather is slowly cooling off, and I’ve been trying to enjoy the outdoors as much as I can before I’m cooped up for the winter. My week was great, and … Continue reading

Chicken & Corn Chowder

Chicken & Corn Chowder

It’s officially soup season. I’ve been anxiously awaiting the chance to open up my “Soups” section of my recipe book and start choosing which lucky soup recipes get to kick off the cooler weather. White Chicken Chili won out the top spot, but coming in a close second was Chicken & Corn Chowder. This recipe … Continue reading

Friday Fun Day

Friday Fun Day

This Friday, I had the privilege of eating out twice…can you say best day ever? My mom and I kicked off the day with a long walk, followed by a bike ride downtown for lunch. We dined at Exile Brewing Company, a new brewery on the west side of downtown. It was my first time … Continue reading

Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Butternut squash is one of those foods that is a symbol of the fall season. I’ve been waiting until the weather cooled off to make a butternut squash dish…and after reading the newest BHG magazine, I came across a recipe I HAD to try: Butternut Squash Macaroni & Cheese. I ripped out the recipe, all … Continue reading

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

I shall combine two of my favorite things — buffalo chicken and pizza — and I shall call it, buffalo chicken pizza. Those were my exact thoughts on Monday afternoon. I’ve been working harder at using up what I already have in my fridge before buying new groceries, and luckily, I had onion, hot sauce, … Continue reading

White Chicken Chili

Nothing can beat a big pot of chili on a cool fall day, especially when it accompanies a good football game. So even though it wasn’t very cold this weekend, I couldn’t wait a second longer to make a steaming pot of chili for the Iowa game. Plus, I wasn’t feeling the greatest, and it’s … Continue reading

DIY Quote Canvas

I’ve got the house bug. Friends and family members are buying houses right and left, and even though we aren’t ready to buy yet, it hasn’t stopped me from looking and longing for my own house to decorate! Since we have a little less than a year before we can officially begin our search, I … Continue reading

Friday Funs

Happy Friday everyone! Ah, this weather is glorious! If only fall wasn’t the shortest season 😦 I don’t know about you, but this weather has me all sorts of excited to make some delicious soups, light some fall-scented candles, and curl up with a good book and a glass of wine. And with a nice, … Continue reading

Cheeseburger Dip

Cheeseburger Dip

Mmm, burgers. At our Saturday tailgate, I made cheeseburger dip to go with my Buffalo Chicken Poppers. You can’t really go wrong with a dip, especially if it tastes like a cheeseburger. And this one tastes jusssst like one! It’s like a queso dip on steroids, combining traditional queso flavors with sweet relish, ketchup, and … Continue reading

Buffalo Chicken Poppers

Buffalo Chicken Poppers

Ahh, college football is here. And with that comes my favorite foods: dips, soups, sweets, pumpkin-flavor things (like beer)… This past Saturday was the big in-state rivalry game: ISU vs. Iowa. I sported cardinal and gold for my alma mater, while my boyfriend (and dog for part of the game) wore black and gold for … Continue reading