Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Spicy Gumbo Pasta with Smoked Sausage

Spicy Gumbo Pasta with Smoked Sausage

Smoked sausage has been my jam lately.  It’s certainly a weekly staple in our fridge and we have tried it in almost any dish imaginable.  Our weeknight meals are far from glamorous.  We eat pretty simply, especially through the week.

Paul has been doing a lot of hiking since his backpacking trip last fall.  He has a few more planned already for this year and the activity has given him a completely new outlook on being healthy.  He’s never been one to spend time in the gym.  He would much rather get “exercise” by chopping wood, or some other kind of manual labor, or by heading out on a long hike in the woods.  He’s been going on hikes several days per week.  It has him feeling strong and healthy and of course, he had dropped several pounds without even trying.  And all of that has made him even more interested in paying attention to what he is eating.

Spicy Gumbo Pasta with Smoked Sausage

Monday, January 26, 2015

Greek 7 Layer Dip

Greek 7 Layer Dip

I am one of those football fans who, come late January/early February, becomes a football fan just in time for the Super Bowl.  (Read that as: just in time for Super Bowl food.)  I have nothing against football.  In fact, I used to be a pretty big fan.  I was once...

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Coffee Cookies (+ Keurig 2.0 Review)

Coffee Cookies

Certain things in life deserve a cookie dedicated to their existence.  Things such as coffee.  Coffee is a significant part of the day for a lot of people.  It’s the first thing I do when I get out of bed.  It’s a comforting thing to enjoy a cup of...

Monday, January 19, 2015

It Was Me All Along

It Was Me All Along

I will admit that I love to read but I also have to admit that I don’t read nearly enough.  I don’t belong to a book club, and most of the time Netflix gets the best of me.  When I should be cracking open the pages of a new...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

happy new year.

happy new year

Happy New Year! I realized that it’s now halfway through the month of January so saying “happy new year” might seem somewhat late.  Buttttt I’m kind of on my own timeline these days. For some reason the start of 2015 has felt different – in a good way –...

Monday, January 12, 2015

Grandma Carolyn’s Spaghetti Sauce

Grandma Carolyn's Spaghetti Sauce

Next month will mark my the start of my fifth year blogging.  And over the years I have posted several recipes that I really grew up on.  Recipes that always take me back to childhood in some fashion.  Cinnamon Rolls, French cookies, party mix, and onion pork chops. I...