Posted in October 2012

Super-Simple Tortellini Soup

Super-Simple Tortellini Soup

Happy Tuesday! Boy, have I had a crazy last couple of days. My parents finally moved into their new house, and I couldn’t be more excited! However, that came with a price…and the price was helping them move for three days in a row. Turns out they had a bit more than everyone expected, but … Continue reading

Bookclub + White Bean & Artichoke Dip

Bookclub + White Bean & Artichoke Dip

My friends and I started a book club. Last month was the first get-together, so this month, I volunteered to host. It’s such a great excuse to get together with friends, eat food, and drink wine. The only problem? No one actually finished the book… whoops! Only a minor setback, though, because we still had … Continue reading

Butternut Squash Gnocchi

Butternut Squash Gnocchi

I did it…I successfully made homemade gnocchi!! It wasn’t a simple process, but it was oh-so worth it. I spent my Sunday afternoon meticulously following Iowa Girl Eats recipe for Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Sage-Garlic Butter Sauce, and I was so happy with the results (and believe me, Max was, too!). Plus, the recipe made … Continue reading

Friday Funs

Wow, what a week it has been! My parents were away in Arizona for the week, so I stayed at their place to watch their pups. Who knew living out of a bag for a week was so much work, especially when your apartment is only 1.5 miles away…but the pups were good, and I’m … Continue reading

Traditional Chili

Traditional Chili

So far this fall, I’ve made my fair share of chilis…but I have yet to make a traditional red chili. Well, that was until Sunday. Max and I went back to the Quad Cities for my brother and sister-in-laws going away party, and after getting home Sunday afternoon, we wanted a good, hearty meal to … Continue reading

(BELATED) Friday Funs

(BELATED) Friday Funs

((I Just realized I never posted this on Friday…whoops! So here it is a few days behind..)   Wow, I can’t believe it’s already Friday! This week flew by for me…anyone else? My top funs are as follows… Home again, home again, jiggity jog. I’m headed back to the picturesque Quad Cities for the weekend to … Continue reading

Chicken Enchilaaaadas

Chicken Enchilaaaadas

When cold weather comes a knockin’, warm casseroles and hearty soups are the perfect solution. After a chilly Saturday spent outside, Max and I needed a filling meal to warm up before the cool workweek. I’ve been holding off on making Chicken Enchiladas all summer since the heavy dish and spicy flavors don’t really pair … Continue reading

Festive Caramel Apples

Festive Caramel Apples

My mom and I were looking for something fun to do this past Sunday, and after putting our brilliant minds together, we decided to make some caramel apples. We headed out to a local apple orchard, grabbed some apples (and apple cider donuts!), and headed home to melt up some caramel. Now, I usually just … Continue reading

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Buffalo Chicken Salad

I know what you’re probably thinking…enough with the buffalo-flavor recipes already. But way back when I made those t0-die-for Buffalo Chicken Poppers, I accidentally bought one too many jars of buffalo sauce. Sooo I’ve been trying to use it up (and FYI, I still have half a jar left!). I ended up going out for … Continue reading