Butternut Squash Lasagna

Sometimes, you just nail a recipe. You put a bunch of ingredients together and with that first bite you nearly melt into the floor. That was for sure the case when I put this dish together… about 3 years ago. Without going into all the excuses details about why I haven’t shared this recipe with…

Sophisticated S’mores

Yeah. I went there. Straight to the core of delicious-ness. I used to think I hit the jackpot of all things s’more when I replaced the Hershey Bar with a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. (If you haven’t tried that you should. Immediately.) But this is Justin Timberlake, bringing sexy back, in a private jet, packed with your…

Paleo Egg Muffins

It’s officially day 9 of our Whole30 journey. If you don’t have time to click on the link, that’s 30 days without dairy, grain, added sugar, legumes, soy, alcohol, vegetable oils, grains and processed foods. (Gulp.) I can’t say a bagel with delectable cream cheese (preferably from the heaven sent ovens of Gotham Bagels) hasn’t…

Goat Cheese, Pork, Roasted Pineapple & Habanero Salsa Sandwich

Long time, no see. I’m going to be real honest. The reason for my lack of blogging is 100% pinterest’s fault. Not only does is suck you in for an incredulous amount of time, but really… between the decadent salted, peanut butter & chocolate cakes, the incessant work out quotes and the pretty pretty perfect parties… where…

Bruschetta Pasta with Crispy Prosciutto & Parmesan

It’s days like today I am thankful I picked up a nasty habit… running. Two months ago I was in Vancouver, Canada, on vacation, helping a dear friend with her 2 month old twins.  Yes…I’m aware the terms vacation and two month twins do not go hand and hand. Regardless, I was thousands of miles…

Bad Mexican Breakfast Quesadilla

It’s true. I don’t speak a lick of spanish, I can’t handle my tequila, and I prefer sushi over tacos any day. By some standards, I’m kind of a bad Mexican. It’s a bit of an ongoing joke I have with my friends. And it’s immediately apparent to those who share my heritage. But what can I do?…

Cream Cheese and Roasted Garlic Twice Baked Potatoes

So.. I don’t know if I’ve told you guys, but I have a mean habit of meeting undeniably awesome people. If one could somehow be judged on having the best friends and family and made into an Olympic event, I’d be a gold medalist for sure. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s simply a gift. It’s…

Wedge Salad, my way

10 Things That Make Me Smile My family is healing wonderfully! My sister’s new nickname is speed bump and my brother just kicked cancer’s a$$. It was a rough couple of months but they came out better than ever. I just gave Skyd a much needed bath and haircut. I’m happy that is crossed of…

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Spread on Pita

This title leaves little room for interpretation; I’m aware. But don’t let the lack of creativity with the name fool you. These things are worth a try. And once you try them, you’ll thank me. I recently made this as an appetizer for my book club amigas. I thought I was super clever and subbed…

Valentines Day Treats

You didn’t think I’d let a this Hallmark holiday go without any celebration, did you?? For tonight I’ve prepared: Bruschetta Bites Strawberry Poppyseed Salad Skewers Dark Chocolate Filled Raspberries Cheese Plate (I live in Wisconsin. This is necessary. With that said, I HIGHLY recommend blue cheese with a fig vinegar.) And I haven’t even pulled…

Thankful Thoughts & Caramelized Onions

Some things in life you just need to be thankful for. Like your sister surviving a serious accident. Her beautiful children saving her. For the amazing strength of my mother and for the laughs my younger sister and I never seem to tire of. For those of you who don’t know, last week, my sister…

Roasted Cauliflower

I really don’t consider myself a pork schnitzel kind of girl. I consider myself an all-you-can-dip, overboard for seafood, bread-head kind of lady. When checking out the menu at one of the most delicious establishments in Madison, there are many possibilities considered prior to a pork schnitzel. However, during restaurant week your choices are limited. Sometimes you make rash decisions….