• Pina Colada Monkey Bread
  • Calabacitas con Elote with Brown Rice and Quinoa
  • Healthy Grilled Shrimp Cocktail Pasta Salad
  • Crockpot Beef Tips with Wine and Thyme
  • Parmesan and Herb-Crusted Haddock
Pina Colada Monkey Bread

Pina Colada Monkey Bread

Holy schnikes look what I made! Seriously LOOK at what I made! Look at it!! LOOOOOK!!!!! Unbelievable how good this is. Yes food police, I used Grands! biscuits. Sometimes, a girl’s gotta splurge, and this is my post-triathlon splurge anyway so I earned it! I’ll eat salad tomorrow ….and the next day. Or not. But… 

Read More »

Calabacitas con Elote with Brown Rice and Quinoa

Calabacitas con Elote with Brown Rice and Quinoa

My next triathlon is this week, so you know what that means? …CARBS! Healthy, tank filling, engine fueling carbs! To load up properly takes a few days, so this recipe is perfect to top off the tanks while I do my best to rest up and be ready. But first, the event this Sunday! This will… 

Read More »

Healthy Grilled Shrimp Cocktail Pasta Salad 5bW_2212x2212

Healthy Grilled Shrimp Cocktail Pasta Salad

So who doesn’t love shrimp cocktail anyway? …Exactly. So I wanted to turn shrimp cocktail into a cool pasta salad and add it to my repertoire of stuff I can make ahead and bring places. Then I even made it healthy – so, as my son says, “Bay-yum!” I grilled the shrimp rather than poaching… 

Read More »

Crockpot Beef Tips with Wine and Thyme

Crockpot Beef Tips with Wine and Thyme

Ahhhh, the first sign of fall, YES!! I have been out running the past three mornings, and there has been a cool breeze each time. So runs are sucking less – a clear sign fall is on the way. The air is starting to be breathable again. The morning sky is crisp. Less haze. Yep,… 

Read More »

Parmesan and Herb-Crusted Haddock

Parmesan and Herb-Crusted Haddock

Last week, I told you about my college days, those first years on my own, and having to fend for myself in the kitchen not yet knowing how to cook. And I brought you my Copycat Sour Cream and Chive Pasta Roni, my take (a-hem.. and obviously better cuz real food always wins) on the… 

Read More »

Pumpkin-Chia Protein Bars

Pumpkin-Chia Protein Bars

Well I am sure jumping on a couple bandwagons with this recipe. Pumpkin. Chia seeds. Gluten-free baking. Sometimes a girl’s just gotta follow a trend and see what all the fuss is about… Have you heard of chia seeds? All the cool kids are eating them… I’m cool. I don’t care what my daughter says,… 

Read More »

CopyCat Sour Cream and Chive Pasta Roni

CopyCat Sour Cream and Chive Pasta Roni

When I was in college, specifically my junior year when I lived in an apartment and had to actually feed myself for the first time, my go-to dinner was battered fish filets and sour cream and chive Pasta Roni. Graduate school, I moved on to pringles and cream cheese since that was even less effort,… 

Read More »

Lemon-Dill Salmon over Summer Vegetable Stuffing

Lemon-Dill Salmon over Summer Vegetable Stuffing

And in the random dinner category, we have this little number… OHHH where to begin this was so good. What I wanted was a comfy, homey dinner – the kind that warms your soul, right? What I did not want was a heavy, over-buttered, I’m-gonna-hate-myself-when-I-step-on-the-scale-in-the-morning kindof meal. …And I wanted stuffing. And I wanted summer… 

Read More »

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork Pizza

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pulled Pork Pizza

This pizza. This tasty tasty pizza was made on a weeknight. Oh Crock-pot, how I love you so… This pizza is a shout-out to Texas. I lived in Texas during my 20s. I went to graduate school in San Antonio and continued to work there for a little while until I went in the Army. I hated… 

Read More »

Spinach, Mushroom, and Thyme Quesadillas with Smoked Gouda

Spinach, Mushroom, and Thyme Quesadillas with Smoked Gouda

Heyyyyy lookie here! I did ‘fusion’! If you don’t know what I mean, fusion is combining different cuisines – in this case, a kinda-sorta French filling in definitively Mexican packaging. …And this was absolutely UH-MAY-ZING. Soooo tasty. This combo of smokey Gouda cheese, beefy mushrooms, and the hint of herby thyme, all in a crispy quesadilla is outstanding!… 

Read More »