chipotle lime chicken skewers & avocado ranch

shh…do you feel that….? it’s summer coming… and we spend almost every night in the summer on the grill. chicken and veggies cause they are yummy, aaaand cause we have suits to fit into… i saw this recipe for chicken skewers last week and about died.  {you may have noticed that if it has avocado […] Read more…

zucchini pizza bites

i went to the gym nearly every day last week. and i have a plan. a pretty good one, that if it works, i will have to tell you about it. so, yay for you. and though i love him, my suddenly-healthy-and-often-a-know-it-all in the health/exercise department goes to the gym at 4am, lifts like a […] Read more…

Bacon-Wrapped Breakfast Cups

post written by my husband chris for #manmonday. {the OTHER techy/nerdy/foodie in the house.}  I. love. breakfast. I’m pretty sure it’s my favorite meal of the day. Unfortunately I’m usually running out of the house at an obscenely early hour and all I have time for is a protein shake and granola bar. Not exactly the […] Read more…

a beachy surfer dude baby shower

 this weekend my dear friend carli let us shower her to celebrate her TWIN boys coming soon!! her adorable 3 year old is one of boss’s favorite girlfriends, but now that she’s having boys, we all agreed she needed some boy stuff, and lots of it!     my girlfriend Sandee and i were so […] Read more…

mile high crumb coffee cake with brown sugar glaze

so, in searching for the perfect desserts for the shower i threw this weekend, i found this recipe and about died. i was looking for something that looked like “sand” on top because, of course, the shower was a surfer dude/beach theme and i wanted to make “sand bars”. i had never actually made a […] Read more…

Indonesian Night – Fried Noodles With Chicken (Bami Goreng)

post written by my husband chris for #manmonday.  {the OTHER techy/nerdy/foodie in the house.} So I served a mission for my church in Holland and Belgium. These two countries are beautiful and rich in culture. One of my fears prior to making the move to Europe (being somewhat a fan of flavor) was that the food […] Read more…

chicken & black bean flautas with avocado dipping sauce

ps. you know what happened on this very day 5 years ago?  eek, i can’t believe it’s been 5 years… anyway… it’s no secret we like mexican food here. it’s like our default setting. we almost always have what we need around to do it… and i was realizing as we made these last night, […] Read more…

{skinny} chinese chicken salad

not sure if you saw my behind the blog post on saturday, but in the spirit of keepin it real, i should let you in on another little secret: i don’t just eat dessert.  i do, eat dessert. and i still like myself. but truth be told, i am living with a man who has […] Read more…

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