Zoom Zoom!

This weekend went fast, but thankfully, we maximized every minute of it. We had kind of an ambitious list of to-do’s. Training runs, workouts, car painting, a client website go-live and some hefty yard work. I worried we might have set our sights high with the hot weather in the forecast, but we pushed through, […]

Veggie Stuffed Squash Boats

I have something to confess. Until making this dish, I’d never had spaghetti squash before. I know what you’re thinking, “For shame Jessica!” I know it’s pathetic, but hear me out. I didn’t grow up eating them, they were always purely decorative. At Halloween and Thanksgiving my aunts would place them on tables as centerpieces […]

At Home Take-Out: Healthified Szechuan Pork Stuffed Peppers

I feel like our kitchen avoidance dinner posts are becoming almost a broken record. This Summer heat is unrelenting! We have tons of yard work and new bedding plants that are sorely being neglected and the lawn looks like it has some form of mange. I’m starting to think the only season that can truly […]

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

If you were on Twitter Tuesday night, you may have noticed I spent the entire night baking and prepping breakfast for my first meeting with my new department staff at work the following morning. It wasn’t anything groundbreaking, just a nice double-batch of homemade cinnamon rolls — or at least that’s what I thought. When […]

Pizza Caprese with Spinach?

As of late, I feel like our meals are really reflecting our priorities. While good food and fun meals are still important, our desire to squeeze every last minute out of this summer has us making much simpler meals than we typically do. The fourth of July holiday always marks the midpoint of summer in […]

Kimchi Prosciutto Pizza

Kimchi has been on our “to try” list for just about a year now. Every time we’re in the grocery store, we roll past it and say, “we really need to think of a way to use kimchi,” before wussing out and rolling right on past it again. We’ve always been intimidated by it because […]

Black Bean Mango Stir Fry with Cilantro Lime Coconut Sauce

If you find yourself at the grocery store as often as we seem to be lately (sometimes we go just to look around — is that weird?), you’ve probably noticed that mangoes are CHEAP right now. Being that we have tons of random veggies around and we’re trying to eat on the cheap, I thought […]

Banana Coconut Muffins

Brown banana strikes again! We rarely ever have bananas go bad, but we had a loner on the counter that had turned a completely unappetizing shade of brown over the weekend and I knew it was an excuse to make something yummy for breakfast this morning. If you didn’t know already, Neil and I love […]

First BBQ + Lemon Potato Salad

Don’t let his “caught off-guard” look fool you, until this weekend Neil had been chomping at the bit to barbecue at the new house since well before we moved in. Weeks before closing he was already plotting where the grill would go and what we were going to make for our first bbq. He’s already […]

Almond-crusted Chicken Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

Another hot day, another evening of kitchen avoidance. With leftover goodies from our Sesame Chicken Lettuce Wraps, we threw together a light and creamy salad of almond-crusted chicken and honey mustard dressing. Although a little messy to prepare, it is super easy to make and another meal we can easily put together in less than […]