Brunch With The Family: So Much Better Than Bars

I love weekends, but not for the same reasons I did when I was single. Back in those days, weekends meant partying at bars, hooking up, and generally risking getting myself in a lot of trouble. Now that I'm married and settled down into a responsible lifestyle, my favorite thing to do on weekends is… Continue reading Brunch With The Family: So Much Better Than Bars

This Isn’t Your Mom’s Meatloaf

Meatloaf has a reputation in the food world of being not quite as prestigious as other forms of meat, and I'm not exactly sure why. Maybe the singer Meatloaf ruined it for the food? There's no musical artist (and I'm using that term loosely) called Meatball, and everyone loves spaghetti and meatballs, which are nearly… Continue reading This Isn’t Your Mom’s Meatloaf

Creamy Spinach Sausage Pasta Made Lactose-Free!

Today is my husband's birthday, and part of his present every year (besides being married to someone awesome like me šŸ˜‰) is that I make him whatever he wants for dinner. This year, he chose his favorite pasta recipe. I started making this recipe years ago when I could still eat dairy without being miserable… Continue reading Creamy Spinach Sausage Pasta Made Lactose-Free!

Crab-Stuffed Tilapia With Caribbean Rice And Steamed Broccoli

My husband is possibly the biggest carnivore I know, so I was surprised one day a couple years ago when he randomly asked me to make seafood for dinner. I thought "Is he trying to eat healthier? I can certainly get behind that!" Well, the answer is no; it turned out that the request for… Continue reading Crab-Stuffed Tilapia With Caribbean Rice And Steamed Broccoli

The Miracle Of Pre-Cooked Pouches Of Salmon

I've been on quite the salad kick lately, eating it for lunch every day and some dinners, and I'm starting to see some preliminary results in the waistline area. Since I'm thoroughly enjoying the salads and not dreading them, I'm excited to stick with it and hopefully lose a few pounds by the time it's… Continue reading The Miracle Of Pre-Cooked Pouches Of Salmon

Birthday Weekend: Bellini, Beer, Basketball, And Ballinā€™!!!!

So yesterday was my 35th birthday, and the hubby and I made one hell of a weekend out of it. After all, I'm officially old enough to run for President now! That's not just any ordinary birthday! To start off the festivities, we went to Bellini Fine Italian Cuisine for dinner on Saturday. It's a… Continue reading Birthday Weekend: Bellini, Beer, Basketball, And Ballinā€™!!!!

Mac-N-Cheese With Spicy JalapeƱo Chicken Sausage

The weather has been all over the place here in NC. One day it's 70, the next day it's 30. Because of this bipolar weather, the hubby and I are both feeling a bit under the weather, which makes it the perfect time for both comfort food and spicy food (because it opens those congested… Continue reading Mac-N-Cheese With Spicy JalapeƱo Chicken Sausage