Buffalo Turkey Chili 

Nearly five years ago my husband and I moved to a small (for me) town in North Dakota. When we arrived in late February it was 10 degrees below zero there was at least a foot of compacted snow on the ground. For this Texas gal, it was absolutely terrifying.

We temporairly lived on the first floor of a crappy house that had windows that weren’t fully sealed, a dirty orange Continue reading


Spinach Artichoke Spaghetti Squash

Last week our dishwasher broke. Since that time I have learned two things:

  1. Doing dishes by hand isn’t really that hard
  2. I never want to not have a dishwasher

Apparently it will take another week until our new one comes in and maintenance can install it… sigh. On the upside, I was able to hand wash tonight’s dishes while dinner was in the oven. If you’re a frequenter of my blog then you might have caught on Continue reading

Marinara and Goat Cheese Stuffed Zucchini

When I made this new homemade marinara sauce a couple of weeks ago, I couldn’t get it off my mind. Therefore, when I stumbled across this stuffed zucchini recipe on Pinterest I just had to try it! Since I didn’t want to be stuck in the kitchen cooking marinara sauce on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, I stuck it in the crockpot and went about my day. Then, when it was time to prep the zucchini, it took about 20 minutes Continue reading

Homemade Marinara Sauce

The other night my husband¬†wanted to make Eggplant Parmesan and, since it was a Sunday, I decided it would be a good time to try out a homemade marinara sauce recipe (because, as I’ve said, weekends are a great time to try out time consuming recipes!). Well, this homemade marinara sauce did not disappoint. It took about 5-10 minutes of prep along with 50 minutes of simmering. The second time I made this recipe Continue reading