{Recipe} Easy-Peasy Chicken Strips

Last weekend, my mom and nephew came for a visit from Indiana. We had a chance to do a lot of fun stuff, but the whole weekend, the boys were asking for chicken nuggets. Now, if you know me at all, you know that store-bought chicken nuggets don’t fly in this house for many (MANY) […]

{Recipe} Carrot-Top Pesto

So this week, Eric has named our yard. Marv’s Gardens. I kind of like it. His long-standing nickname for me is Marv–so the garden’s name is fitting. This week in Marv’s Gardens, we had an abundance of carrot greens. I’ve never cooked with them, but I hated seeing something I grew from seed go to […]

{Recipe} Half Sour Pickles

Eric LOVES pickles. Loves, loves, loves. He tried making them last year, but that didn’t turn out so well. Too much salt. This year, he found pickling cukes on sale a couple of weeks ago, and tried again. They turned out great–he was happy with them, but would likely use a little less salt next […]

{Recipe} Skinny Roast Chicken

I’ve been following weight watchers online for about seven weeks now, and I love it. I’ve lost 8lbs already, and feel like their new Points Plus system is totally maintainable as a lifestyle. I wanted to share our variation of a delicious Skinnytaste-inspired recipe with you. Here’s the original, and below is our version. 1-3lb […]

Sorry for Disappearing!

Wanted to apologize for disappearing lately–I’ve had a really busy time at work, and haven’t had much time at home to decorate, cook, or even spend time with Eric.  Boo! I did start a book, called In the Hand of Dante, by Nick Tosches, but I won’t be finishing it.  It’s terrible and virtually unreadable. […]

Banana Muffins with Cinnamon-Oat Crumble

YUM! Doesn’t the name of these cupcakes just sound scrumptious?! This weekend, I’m driving to Lake Jackson (about an hour east of Atlanta) to meet up with one of my good girlfriends and a few other ladies, both old and new friends, to spend the weekend scrapbooking. Our Creative Memories consultant, Cathy, hosts the weekend […]