Food

Zucchini Bread

I like baking more than cooking. I love throwing it all together and popping it in the oven. Some people hate the wait that comes after but I kind of like it. Gives me a chance to clean up the huge mess that I always end up making while sniffing the deliciousness that starts to … Continue reading

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Quinoa and Fruit Salad

I’m not a terrible eater, but processed foods and sweets have a bigger place in my diet than I’d like. I started watching my calorie intake using myfitnesspal.com and it’s been a bit of an eye opener. I’m having to flip-flop my lunches and dinners, since right now my dinners are a bit on the … Continue reading

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Weekend Rush

This weekend was a whirlwind of activities. Friday my mom came to town, we grabbed a bite to eat with Brian and his parents, looked at fine china {should I register for it or not?!?}, bought a baby shower gift, browsed children’s books {I forgot about SO many good ones!} and shared some delish wine. … Continue reading

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Appreciate More

I’ve been pretty bad about my New Year’s Resolutions so far. The only one I’ve really been following is working out more and that’s only because I decided to get a trainer to help me shape up for the wedding. And I guess I should be eating a little better since the trainer is making … Continue reading

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Meatloaf!

After much confusion the last month or two, I think we can all agree that winter has finally arrived in Iowa. It’s been weird so far. Pretty mild and a severe lack of snow. But alas, it couldn’t last forever and the bitter cold and snow finally came. I don’t mind too much. It’s pretty. … Continue reading

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Weekend Bits

This was a great weekend. On Saturday, two of my oldest friends came down from MN to visit. We checked out my wedding dress {yay!}, bridesmaid shoes and dresses, ate way too much and caught up on life in general. Sunday consisted of a nap with Perrin, a much needed run with Perrin, catching up … Continue reading

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White Chicken Chili

Last Sunday, as we were lazying around {ahem, nursing our hangovers}, we had a sudden craving for the Cheesecake Factory’s White Chicken Chili. It’s amazing. Perfect amount of spice, hearty, savory, cozy, delicious. We ended up not making the 2 mile trip to the restaurant due to the lack of motivation to shower and make … Continue reading

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That is One Ugli Fruit!

This is what happens when you grocery shop while hungry, you end up with an ugli fruit. I was quite intrigued when I saw the bin full of oddly looking fruits. And hungry. A cross between a grapefruit, orange and a tangerine? Mmm, so yes, I bought the sad, wrinkled, homely looking thing. Apparently they … Continue reading