Feta Broccoli Tuna Salad

What do you do when you have nothing to eat, little inclination to cook, and you’re hungry already? Make a super simple tuna salad, that’s what! This is almost too easy to be considered a recipe.  There are so many different directions in which this could be taken.   I decided to start out simple,… Continue reading Feta Broccoli Tuna Salad

Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins

Garlic and cheddar cheese would also be great additions to these hearty little corn muffins. Hey, corn might not even be such a bad idea, either. These little muffins will add a nice spicy little kick to any meal.  Maybe as a side to tacos, or a hot bowl of chili, or barbeque chicken…the options… Continue reading Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins

Roasted Root Soup

Do not let the unfortunate colouring of this soup dissuade you! The key to making this soup tasty and satisfying is not skimping on the seasoning.  The amounts I listed  in the recipe are only starting points. Plain cauliflower soup sounded way too dull to eat, or waste my time cooking.  The solution?  Start adding… Continue reading Roasted Root Soup

Recipe in Progress: Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta

Creamy pasta is possible, without all the fat. It is true, I promise.  No butter, no cream, no half and half, not even whole milk. It was time to try out the cooking method of boiling pasta in milk instead of water.  Surprisingly, the milk did not scorch the tiniest bit, but it did thicken… Continue reading Recipe in Progress: Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta

Where We Ended Up: Downtown Zionsville

What do you do when the desire to travel overtakes you, but you only have three hours? Mini day trip! My boyfriend and I decided to make the reasonably short drive to Zionsville, IN to have lunch and do a little sight-seeing and picture taking.  (Remember my New Year’s resolution?  I’m trying!) If you have… Continue reading Where We Ended Up: Downtown Zionsville

Lightened Lemon Brownies

For a few frustrating moments, I thought this post was going to have to be posted in the “Disaster” category. As I was baking these lemon brownies, I also was using 2 of the burners on the stove (multi-tasking!), which is a part of the same unit.  Well, this caused two corners of faster-cooking lemon… Continue reading Lightened Lemon Brownies

Welcome to College

Plinky: “Recall your very first day of school. How did you feel?” Memories of my first day of school ever (kindergarten) do not exist. However, my first day of college is rather more memorable. It was a sunny, boiling hot August day. My dorm did not have air conditioning, and I was not adjusting well.… Continue reading Welcome to College