Twofer Tuesday 1: Mmmmmanicotti

Eric specifically requested some sort of baked pasta this week for a dinner, and in the interest of doing something new, I decided to make “manicotti.” Of course because it is a weeknight, and because I have been feeling a bit lazy lately, technically what I made was cannelloni, but who’s keeping track, am IContinue reading “Twofer Tuesday 1: Mmmmmanicotti”

Operation Chocolate and Peanut-Butter

I woke up this morning with a craving for that almighty Dynamic Duo: chocolate and peanut-butter. Knowing that Eric and I are both trying not to become as wide as we are tall, I felt the best way to get my fix without overdoing it was to make something that he could take to hisContinue reading “Operation Chocolate and Peanut-Butter”

At least I remembered my password

Wednesday strikes again! I don’t know what it is about Wednesdays lately, but they have  just been nitpickingly (new word – just go with it) bad. They’ve been made up of all the little things that drive me absolutely mad. If my work is questioned minutely on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday, I simply proveContinue reading “At least I remembered my password”

Twofer Tuesday 2: Bean and Tomato Salad

What a day. I learned a trick to get a pick-me-up in the day that I will try tomorrow for date night. In light of all of that, I am showcasing a salad I made last week: tomato and bean salad. The original recipe calls for it to be served a bed of tomatoes, butContinue reading “Twofer Tuesday 2: Bean and Tomato Salad”

A “wicked” oriental salad

This week has had me dragging my heels, and this blog is suffering for it. Sorry. Again. Geez, I’ve been saying that a lot, huh? Need to get my butt in gear. The good news is that work is keeping me fairly busy, plus cooking and crafting – mostly painting – and that is whyContinue reading “A “wicked” oriental salad”

Twofer Tuesday 1: Guest Post!

And I’m back, with a vengeance! Not quite that bad. I was gone for the weekend, visiting friends up in Traverse City. Had a great time, but did not get to writing or crafting so much. No worries, though! My mom, who is an actual, professional writer, was telling me about the cobbler she’s beenContinue reading “Twofer Tuesday 1: Guest Post!”

Twofer Tuesday 1: Dinner for two

I had the day off today, and with so much time on my hands, I have to admit I was not as productive as I would have liked. Sure, I could blame Netflix and X-Men or Janet Evanovich (guilty, fast food reading pleasure, anyone?), but the truth is, I was just feeling lazy. Until aboutContinue reading “Twofer Tuesday 1: Dinner for two”

Sunday Dinner (from scratch)

The original plan today was to go down to the beach, but schedules didn’t quite sync, and by the time we would have been ready, there would have been a line of cars waiting to get in. Besides, we had some errands to run (namely, return a shower head and buy the supplies to makeContinue reading “Sunday Dinner (from scratch)”

Mmmm! Cookies! (And TARDIS update)

Nothing says warm weather like baking! Well, okay, maybe that’s not entirely true, but I decided to try a new cookie recipe today. You can find it here. If you’re not a recipe-reading type, then I will give you the basics: whole wheat flour, oats, granulated and brown sugar, vanilla, egg, baking powder, salt, butter,Continue reading “Mmmm! Cookies! (And TARDIS update)”