Italian Orzo Spinach Soup

One of my good friends has a rule that none of us are allowed to complain about the weather here in Kansas City when we’re around her. ? Somehow, though, this still happens all the time, since it always seems to be “unseasonably” something-or-other.  There’s always someone lamenting about the lack of snow this...

Hummus and Veggie Breakfast Bowls

I feel like I’m probably forever going to be a procrastinator when it comes to trip planning. Especially with meals.  ? I always so look forward to eating out and trying new places on vacation, and always aspire to doing my research and asking for recommendations and actually having a plan for...

Oaxacan Rusty Nail

I realized the other day that it has been forever since I’ve shared a new cocktail recipe here on the blog.  I think it’s high time to remedy that… …with some mezcal.  ? ?? ? ?? Barclay and I are still on a smoky cocktails kick this year.  (Well,...

Easy Balsamic Veggie Pasta

This easy Balsamic Veggie Pasta recipe is overflowing with fresh veggies, and sautéed in a delicious balsamic sauce. One of my favorite things about coming home after a long vacation is always that first big trip back to the grocery store. Oh my goodness, it always feels so good. I mean...

How To Cut A Pineapple

Learn how to cut a pineapple with this simple video tutorial. Calling all of my fellow pineapple lovers! ????? Today’s new How-To Tuesday video is dedicated to all of you love a good bite of juicy, sweet, and oh-so-delicious fresh pineapple.  But maybe — like me, for so many years — may have...

My Favorite Easy Queso Dip (with No Velveeta!)

Learn how to make my favorite easy queso dip recipe…with having to use Velveeta! With T-5 days ’til the Super Bowl, I feel like now is probably the right time to share with you guys my secret to homemade cheese dip that you can feel better about. Actually, it’s a secret that I...

Comforting Curry Noodle Bowls

This delicious curry noodle bowls recipe is easy to make, naturally-gluten-free, and full of the most delicious curry flavors that are sure to warm you up. Feel free to substitute in your favorite protein in place of shrimp, if you’d like. To be honest, writing words about food has felt...

The BEST Black Bean Breakfast Tacos

This is my favorite recipe for black bean breakfast tacos.  They’re quick and easy to make, full of protein, and so flavorful and delicious! Reason #1285 that I love this man: He likes to call every moment that we spend together a “date”. From the traditional date-nights-out (“sushi date!”, “movie date!”,...

Beef Stroganoff Soup

Oh my goodness, you guys.  After waiting and waiting this past year, trying to hang on and be patient and save money and squeeze eeeeevery last breath out of my old Macbook, I finally bit the bullet this month and bought myself a brand new computer. And I love it. And I...

Skillet Veggie Lasagna

Soooo, apparently Henry learned a new trick last week. I had been out all afternoon running a handful of errands, and came home to regroup and cook some tacos for dinner.  But when I walked in the door, lo and behold, the pile of groceries that I had left...

Sheet Pan Chicken and Veggie “Stir Fry”

Wow, it just hit me this morning that Barclay and I leave for Barcelona in eight days!  So soon!! Which means that all of the things on my to-do list that need to be checked off before the trip need to happen…oh right…so soon.  ? The two items at the...

Coffee Protein Smoothie

This body of mine has never done well with long winters. I wish it did — that I could be that girl who looks forward pulling out her cozy winter clothes each year, who loves bundling up in layers upon layers to go out, who feels a thrill when that sharp blast...