Healthy Baked Mac and Cheese with Broccoli

September 18, 2011 1 comment

This past weekend my friend Emily was in a show, so I decided to make dinner for us afterwards. We both love comfort foods, but we also like to eat well.  We also both love sweets (like brownies)…. so we decided we should probably also love running. So, Em has become my running buddy at school. She’s also my “OK I’m really not feeling running today. How ‘bout we walk and […]

The BEST Brownies Recipe

September 14, 2011 0 comments

This weekend I had an officer’s meeting for my sorority. I decided I wanted to bake something to bring along. Actually, it wasn’t really my idea. It was my friend Irene’s. You see, Irene is a little chef, too. She likes anything chocolate. I do, too. She likes chips and dip. I do, too. She believes a glass of wine makes any meal taste better. (Can you see why we […]

4 Uses for Agave Syrup

September 8, 2011 0 comments

Agave Syrup is amazing. If you don’t use it already, you will soon. I use it in both my cooking and baking – it is incredibly versatile. Agave comes from the same plant that makes tequila. Ya, now you’re listening. Agave is used by health conscious and calorie conscious individuals alike. Agave nectar is sweeter than sugar, so you can use less of it, and it has a very low […]

100% Whole Wheat Bread with Nuts and Seeds

August 30, 2011 0 comments
100% Whole Wheat Bread with Nuts and Seeds

I made this whole wheat bread. It was so good that I don’t want to buy sandwich bread anymore. It may become a problem because after it came out of the oven I ate about four slices worth, until I was finally able to gain the will power to pull myself away. It wasn’t easy. I was back at it a few hours later. I’m going to teach you how to […]

21, finally.

August 20, 2011 0 comments

YIPPEEEEEE! This is my birthday week. Uhh yeah, I get a birthday week. I’m 21 for goodness sakes. Gotta catch up on all the fun I’ve been missin out on.  Like this pomegranate martini.  Pomegranate. Martini. Delicious. Get on this bandwagon. Best part about birthdays? Well, the food of course! Wanna see? Coffee marinated skirt steak with burnt peaches. I had never had a burnt peach before. But let me […]

Grilled Pizza with Spinach, Tomatoes, and Pine Nuts

August 6, 2011 0 comments

Sometimes there is nothing better than a slice of pizza.  Even when you have it 3+ times a week…which is what I have been doing the past few weeks. Too much? Nahh, I haven’t grown sick of yet because it has all been homemade and I’ve tried so many different dough recipes and topping combos. During the summer vegetables are so fresh and taste delicious raw. For this pizza I used […]

Whole Wheat Spinach and Cheddar Scones

August 1, 2011 2 comments

This weekend I visited family in northern Maine.  They rented an adorable cottage on a lake. It had a perfect view of the water and a personal dock for swimming and kayaking.  I mostly floated on a tube to avoid the mushy lake bottom. You know that feeling when you step into a lake and your foot sinks into really wet, seaweed covered sand. Yeah, ew. So that’s why I […]

Barbecue Pulled Chicken

July 26, 2011 0 comments
Barbecue Pulled Chicken ll Serve on a whole wheat bun or just on its own! ll

I’ve made this pulled chicken for so many people and it always gets rave reviews. It’s delicious served on a whole wheat bun or on its own with a side of grilled corn! Don’t worry about having all of the exact spices on hand. If you need to mix and match a little bit, it’s a really forgiving recipe. This recipe makes a lot, but the leftovers are even better the […]

Spaghetti and Meatballs

July 11, 2011 1 comment

Travis and I had been eating chicken all week and I was so tired of it. Chicken Parmesan, grilled chicken, chicken stir fry, chicken quesadillas, chicken this, chicken that. ENOUGH chicken. No more chicken! We were both ready for a change. I had been craving spaghetti all week and neither of us had ever made meatballs before, so we decided it would be a perfect time to try. And let […]

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

July 7, 2011 0 comments

I have a confession. I just have to tell you. I mean, if we’re going to be friends, then you probably should know… I don’t really know how to put this, so away with it… I have a disgusting, unhealthy, obsession with peanut butter. I’m talking spoon to jar, to mouth, to jar, to mouth, to jar…yeah you get the idea. Shhh stop it. I know it’s gross. You’re cringing. […]