Cooking, Food, Recipes

Happy Meatballs

One of my cheap, go-to dinners is spaghetti.  A box of noodles + a jar of sauce = food that everyone in the family will eat, and it all comes together in less than 20 minutes.  Toss in some rolls and add a side of salad or frozen veggies, and it’s a fairly healthy meal.… Read More Happy Meatballs

Cooking, Food, Recipes

Avocado, Corn, Tomato, and Red Onion Salad with Lime Dressing // One of My Faves

This recipe is definitely up there in my top 5 favorite salads: “Avocado, Corn, Tomato, and Red Onion Salad with Lime Dressing”. I can never seem to make enough of this dish.  It’s always – poof – gone within 24 hours.  Chris will even eat it for breakfast. Why do I like it so much? … Read More Avocado, Corn, Tomato, and Red Onion Salad with Lime Dressing // One of My Faves

Cooking, Recipes

Thanks, and Enchiladas

Thank you to everyone who expressed their sympathy regarding my grandmother.  I learned today that she passed away very peacefully.  She was holding my grandfather’s hand and simply stopped breathing.  I’m glad that he was by her side. Joe is still feeling pretty crook.  His temperature has remained fairly steady at 40C/104F.  And I discovered… Read More Thanks, and Enchiladas

Baking, Cooking

A Spicy Secret

Please tell me that I am not the only one who does this…           I’m notorious for it.  I get to the grocery, find myself asking, “Was there anything that I forgot to put on my list?” and inevitably end up in the baking aisle.  Something about the spices.  I apparently… Read More A Spicy Secret

Cooking, Food, Recipes

Greek Quesadillas

I made these for dinner tonight: So delicious!  If you’d like to give them a try, just follow the recipe below: 4 whole wheat tortillas 2 C spinach leaves, chopped 1 medium red onion, diced 1 red capsicum {bell pepper}, roasted and chopped 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, roasted with olive oil + salt 1… Read More Greek Quesadillas

Cooking, Funny


Here’s what happens when you’ve got too much on your mind: Yeah, my handheld blender is not supposed to look like that.  I made another batch of applesauce in the crockpot and was waiting  for it to finish.  For some reason, it went longer than usual and I was in a hurry.  Once it finally… Read More Whoops

Cooking, Food, Menu Monday, Recipes

Menu Monday!

It has been a long time since I’ve posted a “Menu Monday”.  Time to resurrect that tradition. Lately, I’ve been making a lot of recipes from Eating Well.  I’ve subscribed to their email service and have been pleasantly surprised with the suggestions that they send.  I’m trying to do a better job of using fresh… Read More Menu Monday!

Baking, Cakes, Food, Recipes


Poor Chris has been putting up with a lot on my end lately.  He’s such a sweetheart about it, but the fact is that I haven’t been as active around the house as usual.  Dinners aren’t always made, laundry has been a bear to tackle, and he puts up with it and doesn’t complain. So… Read More Cheesecake

Menu Monday, Recipes

Menu Monday

Chris has made a request for more veggie casseroles, as we seem to have been eating a lot of pasta lately.  I agree.  Unfortunately, he told me this after I’d already planned on making a yummy-looking recipe that I’d heard about via The Farmer and the Southern Belle, so he’ll have to wait just a… Read More Menu Monday

Cooking, Food, Menu Monday, Recipes

Menu Monday!

Hey everyone – hope you had a great weekend.  Ours was busy.  I went to a cute cafe in Ponsonby called “Agnes Curran”, stopped in at Milly’s Kitchen Shop, checked out a store called “The Mad Butcher”, went to Mitre 10 for some things {the equivalent of a Lowe’s in NZ}, and looked at furniture. … Read More Menu Monday!

Cooking, Menu Monday, Recipes

Menu Monday

I had my first online grocery shopping experience this weekend, and I’m hooked!  It was so cool to shop in my pajamas while watching “Friends” on Friday night.  That’s right – I just admitted that I was watching re-runs in my PJs on a Friday night.  In my defense, it was rainy, I was tired,… Read More Menu Monday

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