Maple-Glazed Oatmeal Spice Cookies

The spiced goodness of a warm, fresh from the oven oatmeal cookie is one of my favorite things. I love the way their deliciously cinnamon aroma fills the house as they bake. They also make a perfect holiday cookie to share. A lot of my gifts this season were of the homemade-cookie variety. The week before Christmas I made…

Deconstructed Taco Bowls

I love having a new grocery store right down the street from our house. It makes days like today that much easier. I’ve been really bad the last week or so about remembering to throw stuff from the freezer to the fridge to thaw. So around 11am today, when there was nothing ready to cook, Andrew…

Changing Seasons

Almost a year ago, to the day, Andrew and I looked out over the balcony of a new, potential apartment, and were blown away. Everything was relaxed, the day was gorgeous, and the air smelled good and crisp. It all felt so peaceful – a far cry from the condo complex we were currently residing in,…

Simple Slow Cooker Pork Chili

This recipe is one of my all-time favorites. It’s so easy to prep, and you end up with leftovers for days. We actually made this on Thursday, and we still have at least two servings left. It’s also super-versatile. You can have it as a main, with no sides. You can have it served over rice…

Tomato & Parmesan Soup

Have you ever been staring into your kitchen cupboards, looking both lost and puzzled, wondering what the heck you’re going to eat for dinner? Sure, there’s some sort of meal in there, but you have no idea what exactly it is. That was me the other day.  http://insertrealfoodhere.com/2015/08/tomato-parmesan-soup/