Eats Lately: Snack Ideas

snack bars

If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you probably know I'm a big snacker. In college, I would often just snack all day instead of preparing a real meal. Thanks to a more structured schedule, I typically find myself eating larger meals, but I … [Continue reading]

3 Tips for a Successful Dinner Party


This weekend was a bit of a blur, with lots of party-hosting happening at our apartment. I love a house full of people, so this was totally my kind of weekend. Because it was a little crazy, I don't have a lot to share with you today, but here are a … [Continue reading]

Lighter Banana Bread


I finally purchased a juicer, after wanting one ever since talking to Shannon about the wonders of juicing. I’m kind of a sucker for kitchen appliances, so it’s sort of surprising that it took me this long to get one. Since I have a VitaMix … [Continue reading]

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas

black bean and sweet potato enchiladas from I Heart Vegetables

I'm really blessed. That has very little to do with the enchilada recipe I'm about to share with you, but I think it's important to take a minute out of the day, and just reflect on how lucky we all are. I'm loving life, and even though it's been a … [Continue reading]

Budget Friendly Dinner Ideas

vegetable minestrone soup

I've said it before: my grocery budget  in the past has been out of control. It's so easy for me to "accidentally" overspend at the grocery store. I love trying new products and recipes, but things can really start to add up. And while I love … [Continue reading]

Happy Father’s Day!

Even though I can't be with my dad today, I'm happy to have such a wonderful, loving, funny, father in my life! How did I get so lucky to have such an awesome family? Mom, Dad, Me, Grandma, Mark, and Aricka. (Baby Jack not pictured.) Dad, … [Continue reading]

Creamy Feta Pizza

creamy feta pizza

I'm not sure anyone walks into a kitchen and says "I'm going to make a really complicated dinner that is going to take forever to cook" but summer in particular seems to call for fast and easy meals. I'll be posting more super simple recipes, to get … [Continue reading]

Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

stuffed spaghetti squash

I think I'm finally back in the swing of things. The past few days were a bit of a whirlwind, as my nephew entered the world, and my parents came to visit (plus the day trip to DC on Saturday) so it was nice to just relax at home last night. When … [Continue reading]

Apple Pie Granola


I'm glad I had a recipe prepared and ready to go for today, because this weekend has been a little bit crazy. Friday night, I got a text from my brother to come to the hospital, because my little nephew was on his way! Alex and I got to the hospital … [Continue reading]

My Favorite (Free) Fitness App

nike training club app

I almost had to post this earlier, because I just couldn't wait to tell you about it, but I decided I should use it for a little while, to be sure the magic didn't wear of. It hasn't. So let's start off with a confession. I've been guilty of being … [Continue reading]