Cooking · Dinner · Lunch

Minestrone Soup

Yesterday the sous chef and I returned home after a week’s vacation. We spent our week on an island, a block from the beach and it was restful and relaxing. I was sad to leave the beachside community that we have vacationed at for the last two years, but when I walked into our house,…… Continue reading Minestrone Soup

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Flatbread Pizza and Zoodles

HI there blog readers – congratulations on making it through the first day (and night – almost) of the work week! I felt like I needed a pat on the back for making it through the day. The weekend was a good one (although it went by waaaay too quickly, as they often do). Saturday…… Continue reading Flatbread Pizza and Zoodles

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A Summer Soup

There are a few things I miss in the summer. Soup is one of the big ones!! As I think you know, I love soup. LOVE IT. All kinds of soup too. Vegetable soup, butternut squash soup, chicken soup, chili, and so on. I make at least one soup a week and usually I make…… Continue reading A Summer Soup

Cooking · Dinner

Dinner for a Friday Night

I started my Friday not so bright but very early – when my alarm went off at 5:10 AM. I wanted to get an early start at the office so that I could leave at 3pm to start my weekend. I started my work day before 7am! I was in the car and headed to…… Continue reading Dinner for a Friday Night

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Hibernation?

Why hello there, happy Thursday evening everyone. It is really cold here, again. Last week we had some nice weather, and then Tuesday night the snow moved in and when it finally moved out on Wednesday afternoon, the frigid air moved in again. (Noticing a pattern, anyone?) Apparently my body (and possibly my mind) wants…… Continue reading Hibernation?

Dinner · Health

A Weekend Recap

This weekend I was able to stay really healthy! Sometimes on the weekends it is hard to really stay to a strict plan… but this weekend I felt like I accomplished a good amount. I ran and walked on the treadmill on Saturday, Sunday and Monday for 45 minutes or more. I had healthy meals…… Continue reading A Weekend Recap

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Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Soup

So…. this polar vortex is heading right towards me (and everyone else on the Northeast seaboard) and if you have not already been affected by this cold – chances are you are already right in the thick of it. Today was my first day back to work, and after a productive day back I had…… Continue reading Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Soup

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A Winter Storm and Amazing Minestrone Soup

Greetings from a snow bound food blogger! I do not feel like I often tell you Stop what you are doing – you have to make this recipe. But tonight, yeah, I am sort of telling you that is exactly what you need to do. For Christmas I received a fantastic cookbook by one of…… Continue reading A Winter Storm and Amazing Minestrone Soup

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Chicken Tortilla Soup and Chickpea Cookies

Happy Sunday afternoon, everyone! I don’t know about you – but it is downright freezing around my house today (actually, technically it is below freezing). I have been drinking tea all afternoon and I was so thankful to have a bunch of Chicken Tortilla soup on the stove for lunch today. It wasn’t until I…… Continue reading Chicken Tortilla Soup and Chickpea Cookies

Cooking · Dinner

Saturday Night: Penne, Kale & Chicken Recipe

We have had a busy weekend, but I still made time to cook on Saturday night. This recipe came to me in a funny way. We were heading out to Home Depot to buy bags and bags of mulch for the front yard, and I realized that we needed something for dinner. I quickly went…… Continue reading Saturday Night: Penne, Kale & Chicken Recipe