• Cookbook Challenge


    Did you think that I forgot about my Cookbook Challenge?!? I love a good challenge, so there’s no way that I could have forgetten! (I actually cooked this recipe last Wednesday night, but never blogged about it! ) Back in July 2008, I received The Bon Appetit Cookbook as a wedding gift, but nearly 2.5 years later, I […]


    Winter Lentil Soup

    December 1, 2010


    The Cookbook Challenge continues!! Here’s another soup recipe from Real Simple Best Recipes: Easy, Delicious Meals. Chili for a Crowd and now Winter Lentil Soup. I guess I’m on a soup kick this week! I halved the recipe and forgot to buy kale, so here are the ingredients that I used: 1 tablespoon olive oil […]


    Chili for a Crowd

    November 29, 2010


    This Cookbook Challenge is a lot fun! This week’s featured cookbook is Real Simple Best Recipes: Easy, Delicious Meals. I’ve already professed my love for this cookbook on CNC, so I was psyched to break it out for my Cookbook Challenge. The first recipe that picked to make is already a favorite in our household. […]


    Home Improvement

    November 27, 2010


    Hi, Mal!! Whatcha doing on the roof? My husband was en fuego with the home improvement projects today. He got so much done!! His “Honey Do List” is looking really good! First, Mal tackled the gutters. Which made a mess of our yard. And totally confused the pug. Murphy even started whimpering at one point! […]


    Five Minute Flavor

    November 22, 2010


    I’m all about simple recipes. I’m actually not much of a cook, so any recipe you see on this blog is easy to make! The goal for my Cookbook Challenge is to feature at least one recipe from a cookbook that I already own each week until the end of the year. If you missed last week’s […]


    Hair Help

    November 19, 2010


    Wahoo! It’s Friday!! Mal and I have a date night planned for this evening, so last night was the final sandwich of Sandwich Week. I hope you enjoyed all of the recipes! I know some of them will definitely become favorites in our house. If you missed any of the sandwiches, here they are: Spicy […]



    Hooray for Sandwich Week! This is my favorite sandwich yet! Holy awesomeness! Makes 2 sandwiches Ingredients: 4 dried apricots, chopped 2 tbsp raisins 2 tbsp chopped walnuts 1/4 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth) 1/4 cup honey 4 slices raisin-walnut bread Directions: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Spread mixture over two […]