when a foodie tries to detox…

I love food. This is no secret. I thoroughly, thoroughly enjoy everything that goes into making a meal. I love to plan the meals for my family. Every Wednesday I get the local ads and see what is going to be on sale the next week and I make my grocery list based off that…

Sweet Potato Sunday

Sundays are quickly becoming my favorite day of the week. The last few Sundays we have gone to church and then spent the rest of the day working in our yard. It is really starting to come along and Danny and I really enjoy doing it! The weeds are finally starting to die, the new…

Banana Bread and Breathing

Breathing is such a crazy concept if you stop to think about it. Without it we wouldn’t be alive but I am sure most of us go about day-to-day not even thinking about breathing. As I am sitting here typing this I am making myself think about it and now I feel like my pattern is…

shrimp and zucchini stir-fry

I am happy to report that “clean out the fridge week” is OVER! Whew! I refuse to let food go to waste and I felt like we were due for a clean sweep but things were getting a little scarce by Saturday! We went to an event called Rock N Ribs Saturday afternoon and let…

Hostess with the Mostest

We had a mini dinner party with some friends last night, what a blast! We had enchiladas, rice, chips and salsa and cake pops. I really enjoy having people in our home. It is so nice to be able to relax and laugh with friends, oh and eat good food. Since this is becoming a more…

heavenly bread

There is something so peaceful and comforting about homemade bread. I love the warmness, the freshness, the crunch and knowing that I made it myself. I have been rocking the refrigerator rolls recently and that has boosted my confidence in my bread making skills and yesterday I tried homemade French bread for the first time….

Chicken Avocado Burritos

It’s Tuesday and our mini vacation is over and we are back to the grind! We had a wonderful weekend at Downstream and I think the casino ended up LOSING money on US! We had a free room and voucher for a free dinner that Danny had won at a work conference, so we had…

loaded chicken alfredo pizza

This week has been very enjoyable! I find that I am in my best moods when I do the following; spend time with family and friends, get a full 8 hours of sleep, do something for someone else, laugh uncontrollably, eat delicious food and get some good ol’ fresh air. I have managed to get…

A Lovely Day for Lunch

I love lunch. There is just something about the break in the middle of the day to eat that is so relaxing, or at least that is where I am at in life. I know plenty of people who get thirty minutes (if even) and have to quickly shove something down and get back at…

A Southern Sunday

What an awesome weekend we had! Danny and I had a ball all weekend long (I swear we are just a couple of kids). On Friday night we went out for Mexican with some friends from out of town and I ate my weight in chips and salsa. If you ever find yourself in Springfield,…

The Stone Has Been “Rolled” Away

Happy Easter! Ok maybe I am a day late and a dollar short but let me tell ya about our Easter! We had such an awesome Easter weekend! Danny’s family came down on Saturday and we spent the evening eating awesome food and enjoying each other’s company. Sunday morning we all met up with my…

Mini Pot Pies

There is nothing better than a warm pot pie on a cold spring day… cold spring day?! Yes, unfortunately here in good ol’ Missouri it’s 75 degrees one day and then 45 the next. This past week I’ve literally worn a sweater and boots one day and a dress with opened toed shoes the next….