I’m fine. Or, you know, close enough.

I pulled up TimeHop on my phone this morning. ...more

Pepper Jack Pasta (the quick cheat version)

Yesterday, I shared my mom’s Pepper Jack Pasta recipe and it is delicious. It’s also super easy. Because I’m all about making things even EASIER, however, I have an even quicker, simpler “pantry” version for you today ....more

Pepper Jack Pasta (the original)

Many, many years ago– back when I was in college, I think– my mom started making this recipe. I loved it. Right after C ....more

Menu Plan: Flavor and Spice!

When it gets cold and dreary, I have to admit I’m not the kind of girl who starts craving meatloaf, roasts, and lots of potatoes. I don’t yearn for gravy and cream sauces. Nah, I’m the kind of girl who starts pouring copious amounts of red pepper flakes on her pizza and looking for more and more ways to add salsa and guac to my foods! ...more

Lunch Date

I admit it. I saw the man grab the frozen french bread pizzas and I kind of wondered what he was doing. I know it was none of my business, but I’d be lying to say I didn’t have a fleeting thought about it ....more

Menu Plan: Prep-Ahead Meals

Brrrr… January sure feels chilly! In reality, I think our temps have been pretty normal, but December was so darn mild that we’re all shivering and fussing. ...more

No Need to Comment

A few days ago, I was having a happy, lively conversation with a woman I greatly admire. She is loving, charismatic, authentic, and faith-filled. She falls in that generation between my mom’s and my own– it’s nice to have friends in that range, you know? ...more

First Big Grocery Run of 2015!

Yesterday, I told you all about my near-empty pantry and fridge and shared some of my go-to recipes for when it seems like there’s nothing around to eat....more

Top Meals in Desperate Times

The last time I really grocery shopped was the week before Christmas. ...more


Pause is not my “word of the year.” I tried to do that one year and I was bored with it by January 15th. What can I say? I’m super good at commiting to a man, but not so good at commiting to a word ....more