How to Roast a Turkey the Night Before + 4 Other Friendsgiving Tips

This week, we’re hosting our fourth Friendsgiving, which was a tradition that we kind of started by accident but that’s one that we’d love to keep on doing. However, in these four years, I’ve come a loooong way when it comes to making the event be as stress-free and smooth-running as possible, and today, I’m …

Hummus, Black Bean, and Corn Quesadillas (A Super Quick, Healthy Lunch Option!)

One tool I’ve been using recently in my quest to form healthier habits is The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide by Kayla Itsines (that’s an affiliate link, though this is not a sponsored post–I just love the book!). I’ve done strength workouts by her for years (and am continuing to do routines …

The Top 5 Resources I Use for Finding What to Cook For Dinner

While I haven’t always been a huge fan of cooking, it has blossomed into one of my favorite hobbies since getting married. However, though I usually enjoy cooking more than the average person, I also have my moments of pre-dinner panic, when I realize that everyone is expecting to be fed sometime within the next …

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup (My Husband’s Favorite!)

I would say we eat a decent variety of different  meals for dinner, a fact I’m rather proud of, actually. I’m the kind of person who likes to try a different thing every time I go to the same restaurant until I’ve tried most everything I care to, just to make sure I know what’s …

How to Cut the Fat of Almost ANY Baking Recipe In Half

I grew up in a very health-conscious home: my mom carefully planned our meals to include lots of fruits and vegetables, we ate a lot of whole-grain stuff before it became super popular, and our meals followed the USDA’s “My Plate” recommendations long before the official nutritional guidelines were released. So, you’d better believe that …

Easy Weeknight Meal: Tater Tot Casserole

  Even now that I no longer work full-time, I still want my weeknight meals to be quick, easy, and at least relatively healthy. While this tater tot casserole isn’t going to win any blue ribbons for creative combinations or out-of-this-world flavor profiles, it DOES come together easily and quickly, and I think that it …

Zucchini Enchiladas (Meatless, Quick, Delicious!)

One thing I love about late summer is the abundance of fresh produce everywhere, whether you have your own garden or not. One key variable to saving money on food is to buy it in season (or to accept free vegetables whenever they happen to come your way). And, as I’m assuming is the case …