Pretzel Bites with Spicy Beer-Cheese Dip

Pretzel Bites 2c (1 of 1)

Fall is almost here, and I’m already looking forward to a whole bunch of fall-related things. In no particular order, I am excited for: fluffy sweaters, apple picking, camp fires, crisp mornings/evenings, s’mores, root vegetables, apple pie, red/gold leaves, crunchy leaf piles, hot apple cider, Halloween, camping/hiking (we do this in other seasons too, but it’s always nicest in…read more »


Blackberry-Mint Limeade

A few weeks ago, in anticipation of Cinco de Mayo, I went to BJ’s and bought a giant sackful of limes. Fresh-squeezed, homemade margaritas are the best, you know? But when I got home with my citrus haul, I remembered that I was (still am…T-3 weeks!) supposed to be training for my first ever race and therefore not supposed to be…read more »


Easy Microwave Caramels

Raise your hands if (1) you have ever tried to make caramel from scratch, (2) horribly burned said caramel, (3) cried while scraping burnt caramel/sugar from your favorite pot, and (4) became so traumatized or disheartened by the experience that the mere thought of trying again makes you feel jumpy and nervous. No? Me neither…nevermind. Just kidding,…read more »


Frozen Shangos

Guys…what happened to spring? We had gorgeous 70 degree weather and sunny skies for about three seconds, then suddenly it was winter coat weather again, and now my iPhone weather app tells me that it’s going to be high 80s/low 90s for the next few days. It’s madness! Of course, I’m not really complaining about the warmer weather…read more »


Skinny “Spaghetti” and Meatballs

Following yesterday’s dinner of tater tots and cheese, I woke up thinking I should probably whip up something a little healthier for today. Cuz, you know…I’m a responsible adult who is capable of making good life decisions. Mmhmm. So I rolled out of bed, headed straight for the kitchen, and made a batch of healthy broccoli &…read more »



Here’s what we ate today: bacon & eggs for breakfast, nachos & beer (actually, cider for me) for lunch, and totchos for dinner. So basically…super healthy and balanced meals . It’s been kind of a great day, actually. Don’t judge me. In other news, it’s almost Cinco de Mayo! My first thought was that I should do…read more »


DIY Flavored Bellinis

As a kid, my favorite part of Easter was the Easter egg hunt – finding as many plastic eggs as I could, cracking them open, then devouring all the goodies inside. As an adult, I still love Easter candy (and will definitely be hitting up CVS for discounted chocolate next week), but my new favorite thing to do on Easter…read more »


Chicken Katsu

Chicken Katsu and Tonkatsu are two of the dishes that (assuming I’m not craving sushi) I have to get when we go to Japanese restaurants. I don’t often let myself eat fried food, but it’s impossible to resist the lure of crispy, tender, breaded/fried meat (mmmm, pork) smothered in a thick savory-sweet sauce over a giant…read more »


Sticky Baked Bourbon Chicken

So, I’ve been putting off writing this post because (1) I was not loving the way my pictures turned out, and (2) somehow I had absolutely zero things to say about either the recipe or my reasons for making it (which is crazy, because I literally always have some kind of back story). It’s been seriously…read more »


Teeny Tiny Chocolate Chip Cookies (Cookie Sprinkles)

You guys. Can you handle how cute these teeny weenie cookies are? I don’t think I can. No, I definitely cannot. All last week, even though I had a ridiculous amount of non-blog work to do, I kept logging in to WordPress to sneak peaks at my draft for this post, grinning foolishly at the screen,…read more »


Skillet Chili Mac

Growing up, the commercials on TV lead me to believe that the only things Americans ate for dinner were tacos, Sloppy Joes, various forms of mac n’ cheese, and delivery/take out junk food (fried chicken, pizza, burgers, etc). To a kid, especially one being forced to suffer through endless helpings of eggplant at dinner, this all…read more »