meyer lemon chicken

Meyer Lemon Chicken

In Poultry On January 11, 2013 0 Comments

I must be in the mood for tart dishes this week because here’s the second day in a row of a lemon post.  Only today I am using… Read More »

lemon bars

Lighter Lemon Bars

In Bakery, Fruit, Healthy On January 10, 2013 2 Comments

Alright! I can’t believe that it’s Thursday already! I’m day 4 into my healthier lifestyle goal and things have been going pretty well. My biggest draw is always… Read More »

cilantro-lime rice

Cilantro-Lime Rice

In Sides, Southwest On January 8, 2013 3 Comments

One of my favorite parts of the burrito bowls that you get at Mexican restaurants is the rice. I’ve never been able to master the proper lime/cilantro proportions… Read More »


Lean Cuisine Salad Additions

In Giveaways, Reviews, Salad On January 7, 2013 47 Comments

Happy Monday folks! I know that last week was technically the new year but today begins my ‘new year’ of a healthier lifestyle.  You can expect new and… Read More »

tortellini soup

Italian Vegetable-Tortellini Soup

In Italian, Soup On January 3, 2013 0 Comments

I picked up a soup cookbook about 6 years ago and I’ve made only 1 recipe from the entire book. It’s not that there isn’t anything else that… Read More »

brisket sliders

Brisket Sliders

In Beef, Sandwiches On January 2, 2013 1 Comment

I had the opportunity to visit Memphis this past year and if you’ve ever been to Memphis you realize that pretty much the only thing you can order… Read More »

food n' focus

Happy New Year

In Update On January 1, 2013 2 Comments

I just wanted to wish all of my readers a very happy and prosperous new year! Thank you so much to everyone who has joined me in my… Read More »

party mix

Sweet and Salty Nut and Pretzel Mix

In Treats On December 28, 2012 2 Comments

The new year is upon us! Today I’ve got a quick (and light) post for your New Year’s Even party! This party mix is lighter on the calories… Read More »


Jambalaya with Shrimp & Sausage

In Pork, Seafood On December 27, 2012 3 Comments

I feel like I stepped away from the blog for an eternity! I had a great Christmas with my family but am really looking forward to the new… Read More »


Week 3 Recap

In Update On December 21, 2012 0 Comments

I can’t believe that my 12 Days of Christmas feature is nearly over! It has been very exciting for me to share some delicious new holiday recipes with… Read More »


Day 12: Asparagus With Walnut Oil Vinaigrette

In Vegetables On December 20, 2012 16 Comments

Can you believe that it’s here?! Day #12 is filled with 12 drummers drumming. Ok, there are really no drummers drumming unless you want to insert your own… Read More »


Day 11: Crostini With Mascarpone, Tomatoes and Balsamic Vinegar

In Italian, Mediterranean, Sides On December 19, 2012 15 Comments

I can’t necessarily say that I’ve been anxious for snow but it finally arrived yesterday in Milwaukee. I’m not a fan of the cold or the snow but… Read More »

Chicken Yakitori

Day 10: Chicken Yakitori Rice Bowl

In Asian, Poultry On December 18, 2012 10 Comments

While this isn’t exactly a holiday dish, I am a huge fan of stir fry. It’s light, it’s fresh, it’s delicious. This recipe can be quickly made and… Read More »

Cran-Orange Muffins

Day 9: Cranberry-Orange Mini Loaves

In Bakery On December 17, 2012 15 Comments

We are in the final stretch here. Can you believe that in only a week we will be celebrating Christmas eve? I spent my weekend preparing some holiday… Read More »


Week 2 Recap

In Giveaways, Update On December 14, 2012 0 Comments

Friday…we meet again. It’s been another busy week here on the blog and I just wanted to recap the last 4 days of giveaways that are still going… Read More »

Chicken & Artichoke Ravioli

Day 8: Chicken & Artichoke Ravioli with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

In Pasta On December 13, 2012 11 Comments

So I have a story. I travel frequently for my full-time job and one of the things I have found is that if I leave without setting up… Read More »

turtle tarts

Day 7: Chocolate-Caramel Pecan Tarts

In Chocolate, Treats On December 12, 2012 16 Comments

Happy Hump Day! How is your week going thus far? I’m anxiously awaiting the weekend because my heart is set on holiday baking. I’ve also got a pasta-making… Read More »

chicken marsala

Day 6: Chicken with Mustard Mascarpone Marsala Sauce

In Pasta, Poultry On December 11, 2012 17 Comments

So today is a rich one. And by rich, I mean flavors. Unless someone is handing out cash (not me), then it is indeed a rich day! I’m… Read More »

Poblano-Turkey Sausage Chili

Day 5: Poblano-Turkey Sausage Chili

In Poultry, Soup On December 10, 2012 25 Comments

Welcome back and happy Monday everyone! Did you have a lovely weekend? I decided to venture out and fight all of the craziness at the mall. I enjoy… Read More »

12 Days of Christmas

Week 1 Recap

In Giveaways, Update On December 7, 2012 3 Comments

For the first week of December, I certainly am not complaining about the not-so-cold weather. Are you enjoying the first week of my Christmas giveaway? Here’s a recap… Read More »


Day 4: Herb Focaccia

In Bakery, Giveaways On December 6, 2012 20 Comments

I’m really bummed that the weather is changing, mostly because my herb garden has died. Fresh herbs tend to be expensive and so I’m always looking for a… Read More »