Mason Jar Salad


Can y’all believe Thanksgiving is this Thursday?? I mean, I knew it was coming, but dang it came up quick!! I think the unseasonably warm weather last week tricked me into thinking that November was just beginning. But the frosty wind the past couple of mornings has brought the Continue reading



Sorry for the delay in posting! I was busy having fun with my in-laws who came to visit. It was soo wonderful to have them out here! But did everybody have a good Halloween?? Anybody feel like the scariness from Halloween carried over into those delightful campaign ads that finally ended this week?? I’ll warn you now that there’s a chance at least half of this post won’t make a lick of Continue reading

Green Chile Cauliflower Casserole


So, there’s totally chorizo in this casserole, and the original title of the dish I got this from has the word chorizo in it. But every time I add this to my weekly meal plan, I always refer to it as the cauli casserole. But cauli casserole is a terrible name. Like, really who wants to eat something called cauli casserole? I’d be just the tiniest bit skeptical about that one. So, I thought Continue reading

Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies


Halloween honestly isn’t my favorite holiday. Now, it’s not my least favorite holiday either. It’s somewhere in that murky area of borderline indifference. As a kid, getting to dress up, having parties at school, and eating free candy from the neighbors was my ideal holiday. It was right up there with all the other holidays where you got candy but right below the big ones like Christmas and Thanksgiving. Continue reading

Chili Cheese Muffins


Y’all. Have you embraced the pumpkin yet? I made some awesome pumpkin butter last weekend with some pumpkin puree I had tucked away in the freezer. But I feel like a pumpkin chocolate chip cookie may need to be in my future (and therefore in your future). There’s just something wonderful about that pumpkin chocolate combo. It’s so sweet and dense and warming all at the same time. Continue reading



Do you remember growing up watching Sesame Street and they’d be like “Today’s show is brought to you by: the letter P”? Anyone? Maybe it’s just because I see Sesame Street on a fairly regular basis with my side job as a nanny. It’s at the surface of my brain along with the theme Continue reading

Spaghetti Pizza Pie


Cofee. Some love it. Some hate it. But those are the weird people, don’t trust them. 

(Ok if you don’t like coffee, it’s ok don’t get upset, you’re not that weird. We can still be friends. It just means more for me! Ha)

I can vividly remember the first introduction I had with coffee. It was 4th grade, and I was in Continue reading

Hey and Some Grain-Free Bread



So it’s been over two months since my last post.

Y’all. I’m so sorry!!

Life has just been a whirlwind, but really when is it ever not a whirlwind?? I’m trying to somehow justify my absence, but really what good does that do? Looking back and seeing that my last post was about Valiant Hearts just blew my mind. I can’t believe it’s already been that long, but I Continue reading



I’ll warn you now that this post has nothing really to do with food or nutrition, but I still felt it was worth sharing. I’ve spent the past couple of weeks reflecting and trying to wrap my brain around exactly what I wanted to write down or if I even wanted to write anything down. Continue reading