One-Pan Paprika Roasted Chicken

  As the snowy cold air makes its way to Indiana, a spicy dinner dish sounded like the perfect warm-me-up! This one-pan paprika roasted chicken with roasted carrots, mushrooms and red potatoes is super healthy yet full of flavor! It’s even good enough (& fail-proof enough) for company! So go ahead, throw a dinner party. …

Marinara Sauce

Marinara Sauce

  Tomato and Basil are soul-mates. Winter, Summer… no matter the season, they’re the perfect couple- and my favorite flavor combination.   Okay fine, twist my arm. I’ll also add to that combination some toasted bread and a plate of olive oil & balsamic topped with salt and pepper. And if you insist… a generous pour of …

Sweet Green Smoothie

I weirdly LOVE my veggies. While I still have the “normal” cravings of chocolate and the anything-dipped-in-peanut-butter snack…. I also experience “weird” cravings of raw purple cabbage and cauliflower dipped in mustard.   One thing I do not crave, is drinking veggies that taste like… veggies. Smoothies are the hottest new recipe on pinterest. There are over 3 …

Chicken Bow Tie Salad

Last weekend I had the pleasure of hosting a baby shower for my dear friend Allie. She is having a little girl, expected January 2015, named Caroline Faye. (Lots of shower pics to come in my next post!)   This recipe-Chicken Bow Tie Pasta Salad- was the main dish we served at the shower. I …

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel Topping

Fall is my favorite time of the year! (Well, I say that about every season… but right now Fall is definitely top of the list!) My heart gets so happy when the leaves begin to change colors. I keep finding myself wondering “How lucky are we that God created our world to be so extravagantly detailed and beautiful?”  This time …

Chicken Brunswick Stew

Cold and snowy winter days in my house are meant for wearing my Christmas jammies, sipping endless cups of french-press coffee and dancing to the Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack while I try out new recipes.   After being snowed in for days, living on coffee and homemade cookies, something warm and healthy started sounding delicious.   This soup was the …

Meet My Bridesmaids

A few weeks ago, I had the honor and delight of asking nine of my closest friends if they would stand with me on the most important day of my life -as my Bridesmaids. Marrying my best friend is the greatest gift God has given me- and knowing I’ll be sharing it with my dearest friends …

Cinnamon Roasted Pecans

      The perfect treat to have out while hosting Thanksgiving! My lovely Aunt Charletta taught me to make these- and they have become a fall tradition in our home ever since. It will take every part of you not to eat the entire batch at once! These pair perfectly with a hot cup …