pregnancy update 30 weeks

Pregnancy: 30 Week Update

I can’t believe I only have 10 weeks left before this baby is here! (If the baby follows my husband’s family history, it may be a lot less than that!) I’ve had such a great pregnancy but the last couple of weeks have become a lot harder. I’m pretty much over being pregnant and am longing to able to move …

apple turnover

Easy Apple Turnovers

If you read my recent recipe for Apple Walnut Spice Muffins, you will know that I have a bunch of Granny Smith apples to get through before they go bad. Not only did I recently discover that my husband doesn’t enjoy green apples, but I also discovered he has never had a turnover! What?! Crazy talk, I know. I’m not …

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Let’s talk about food fails for a minute. I cook a lot. I bake a lot. However, I would never claim to be a chef or a “good” cook. I like things that are easy and that are delicious. I like to feel good about what I’m making and what I’m eating. This also means experimenting with different recipes, ingredients, …

Apple Walnut Spice Muffin

Apple Walnut Spice Muffins

My husband loves all food. You know when you order food at a restaurant and they bring it out on lettuce or with a lettuce garnish? Yeah, he eats the lettuce. I love that he loves all food. He always tells me how great any dish I make tastes and will eat up every bite. There is hardly ever any …

Easy and healthy Enchilada Soup

Easy and Healthy Enchilada Soup

Winter is finally here in Michigan. Sad face. I have really enjoyed the mild, 40 degree, no jacket days. I didn’t miss the snow or the car doors freezing shut or not being able to breath when you walk outside. But I knew it couldn’t last forever. Now we are at highs of 15 degrees and snow every day. The …

Red Velvet Peanut Butter Blossoms

Red Velvet Peanut Butter Blossoms

My husband and I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day. We have too many other anniversaries to celebrate. We will usually spend the day together, maybe throw a quick “Happy V-day around.” But nothing out of the ordinary. However, I wanted to make a special Valentine’s Day treat because… well, I’m pregnant and I need cookies. So really they were for …

mom collage

Happy Birthday to my Mom

It’s Abraham Lincoln’s birthday today. It’s also my mom’s. She would have been 56 today. She died October 23rd, 2014. A day I will never forget. It was sort of a shock. She was diagnosed with extensive lung cancer late August/early September 2014. By the time her cancer was discovered it had progressed to her femur, hips, spine and brain. …

Easy Cheesy Spanish Rice

Easy Cheesy Spanish Rice

I have thing for rice. Or noodles. Whichever. I love them. Or bread. Or potatoes. Maybe I actually just  have thing for carbs? My husband thinks I am such a weirdo, but I could literally sit down and eat a whole bowl of rice/noodles and butter. Super unhealthy, but super delicious! So anytime I can add rice to a meal, …

cauliflower-mac-and-cheese

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

I’m just going to say it. I hate cauliflower. I don’t like the smell or the taste or the texture. I don’t even really like the color. I don’t know why, but I’ve always had an aversion to cauliflower. But my husband loves it. He is a really good vegetarian because he loves all vegetables. Me? I’m like a child… …

Ranch-Roasted-Potatoes

Ranch Roasted Potatoes

I love potatoes and I love ranch. So this recipe is one of my favorites. Maybe even THE favorite. You take some delicious red skin potatoes and throw a little Ranch seasoning on them and boom! Party in your mouth! My husband and I lived with his mom for a few years before we got married and bought our own …