Penne Alla Vodka (Vodka Cream Pasta)

In honor of Valentine’s Day this week, can I take a moment to tell you one of the things I love most about this handsome guy I’m dating? That list of things keeps growing and growing, of course.  But without a doubt, one of the things that first attracted me to him...

12 Super Bowl Dip Recipes

Who’s ready for this weekend’s annual Dip-A-Thon?!? Or as some prefer to call it, the Super Bowl?  ;) Well whatever you call it, if you’re looking for some last-minute recipes for this weekend that are guaranteed to be crowd-pleasers, we’ve gotcha covered.  From my favorite fresh salsa recipes, to creamy quesos,...

Peanut Butter Flourless Chocolate Cake

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I figured it was high time for a new chocolate recipe here on the blog. Even better, time for a new chocolate and peanut butter recipe here on the blog. Because I’m pretty sure that chocolate and peanut butter were one of...

Chunky Guacamole

Happy Super Bowl Week, friends!! Or as I like to think of it, Happy Excuse-To-Make-All-Of-My-Favorite-Dips Week! Yes, those of you who have followed this blog for years know that I’m much more of a “social” sports fan.  But whenever there’s a big game on, I’ll always gladly take the excuse...

Manhattan Cocktail

Cheers, friends! As this post goes live today, I’ll be clinking glasses with Barclay high up in the sky on our 13-hour flight halfway around the world to NEW ZEALAND!!  :) :) :) Oh my goodness, after months of planning, I can hardly believe that this trip is finally here!...

Roasted Vegetable Macaroni and Cheese

I made you an enormous pan of roasted veggies! And…I might have whipped up a little mac and cheese to go with them. (Or wait, was it the reverse?) Either way, I’ve been craving comfort food galore lately while freezing my tail off this winter in Kansas City.  And when it comes to...

Kale Caesar Salad

I am dating that guy who loves kale salads. Like — really, truly, doesn’t-eat-them-because-he’s-supposed-to, genuinely-loves-everything-about-them, craves-them-all-the-time, would-choose-them-over-most-things-on-a-menu, can’t-get-enough-of-’em, loves kale salads. Just last night, for example, we were eating out for KC restaurant week and he got so excited when he saw that a kale salad was listed as one of the...

Easy Quinoa Pizza Bowls

Annnnnd, the countdown is on. Ten days until Barclay and I leave for New Zealand!!!  And I can’t WAIT! I can’t wait to meet all of B’s Kiwi relatives who are coming together for a big reunion at a beautiful National Park campground (complete with a family jam sesh, since...

Avocado Margaritas

At the time this post goes live, I will be soaking up the sunshine and kickin’ back with my girlfriends on our weekend trip back to the Land Where I First Tasted An Avocado Margarita. That’s right. We’re going back to Austin, baby!!! Those of you who follow the blog...

Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo

Mmmmm, fettuccine alfredo. I don’t know about you, but this rich and creamy and oh-so-decadent pasta is pretty much the ultimate comfort food in my book.  It has long been a favorite dish of mine, and one that I always looked forward to ordering out at some of my...

Almond-Crusted Chicken Nuggets

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. I never really intended to be the girl with the big tv. I mean, I’ve never had cable, I rarely watch live tv or movies all that much, and until recently, I’d never really had space for a good tv.  But when I...

Italian Lentil Soup

Soooo, I’ve now hosted brunch for mine and Barclay’s parents all together at my place twice. And I have royally messed up the meal…twice. The first was that lovely time when the quiche refused to set up and the crispy potatoes were anything but crispy.  And the second —...