Second Day Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Kale Buttermilk Chicken Caesar Salad

I am not a big fan of salad for dinner. It feels too dainty, too tiny and not nearly filling enough for me to just eat a salad for dinner. What I am a fan of, however, is a combo meal. Say, for example, soup + a salad. Now that sounds like dinner to me....more

Not your mama's meatballs!

I promised I’d post about the turkey meatballs I made this weekend and luckily, this is a cheerful post. They were absolutely delicious and quite easy to throw together. Baked Turkey Meatballs (via Anita at Home Cooking Memories)Ingredients...more

Chicken a la Crockpot

Chicken a la Crockpot...more

Best Weight Training Methods for Runners

I’m a couple weeks into my training plan and while the running and cross training is going well, I’m in search of a fun weight training regime to add into the mix. I’ve never done a great job of going to the gym and lifting weights. I can go and knock out planks, pushups, etc., but self-designing a weights regime to do a couple of days a week while training for races has never worked for me. I’d like something I can do in my living room at home (i.e. no equipment besides weights required)....more

Making what you love HOW you love

“Take what you love and make it how you love,” is a phrase oft repeated by some of the folks in my church. As I’ve tried to figure out what the heck I want to do when I grow up, I’m so excited that I’m moving closer and closer to taking what I love and making it how I love (and live)....more

Flat Roasted Chicken via Smitten Kitchen

Here is my first crack at a Smitten Kitchen recipe. I decided to try Deb’s Flat Roasted Chicken. In the book, Deb says she can have this on the table in an hour. I figured that meant, I could have it on the table in about an hour and a half (hey, I’m a slow cook, what can I say?). The most difficult part of the recipe was cutting the backbone out of the chicken.  I forgot that my kitchen shears are horrid and thus, cutting out the backbone was a display of my strength (seriously. it was work)....more
It really was delicious -- totally try it! Let me know how it goes!more