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Back on the Rig…and a Tasty Frozen Yogurt Recipe Last week I described how my work took me offshore to a drilling rig in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico…and how I quickly discovered, they weren’t ready to start drilling and was sent home again. Well, I’m back on the rig, and guess what? They still aren’t ready to ...

Breaking in our New House with a Good Old Fashioned Party… So, we are well on our way to putting together our new house. We now have phone (like it matters in this day and age), DSL (matters), and cable (but not yet strong enough for digital…), and even a few curtains up (custom curtains = serious $$$)! Part of ...

My First Attempt at Chicken Tortilla Soup: A Rousing Success A few weeks ago (probably about 3 or so by now), I noticed I had a lot of semi-related things in the fridge to make for my “Batch Cooking Sunday”. Not quite sure what to do, I decided that I was going to at least boil some fresh chicken breasts ...

Chicken Taco Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing: Yum! ’s hard to develop a salad that is satisfying as a stand-alone dinner. However, it’s not impossible and I think I succeeded with this taco salad I made a few weeks ago. It was delicious that night and provided plenty of leftovers for lunches to come! Plus, the light, spicy and ...

Seemingly Odd Flavors Meld Well for this Summer Lasagna… For some time now, I’ve been batch cooking every Sunday that I can so I can have lots of variety in my leftovers for lunch each week at work. I’ve finally decided that I’m going to do a weekly Sunday batch cooking post, for my “Batch Cooking Sunday’s”! This week’s Batch ...

A Perfectly Light Summer Meal…(and Happy Mother’s Day…Lots of Love to my Momma!) Finally…getting to post this wonderful recipe I developed before experiencing our nightmare of the past few weeks… A few weeks ago, I was thinking that I really wanted baked ziti or baked penne (same difference in my book), but I didn’t want it with plain spaghetti sauce ...

A Healthy Take on the Stuffed Pepper… Mark had to work on Easter Sunday, so we had our Easter dinner on Saturday…That left Sunday’s dinner up in the air. It was a beautiful day outside, so I wanted to spend a good chunk of the day enjoying it, so that left little time for actual dinner making/prep. I had a ...

Week 19: Holiday Pains…and Gains Plus a Care-Free Lentil Curry Recipe! This past week seemed to pass very quickly. We kept ourselves very busy with work and holiday activities, and also managed to get some running in too! One of the ways I tend to make my life easier during the week is taking the time to prepare a large ...

A Childhood Favorite Made Healthier! Have you ever tried eating your Sloppy Joes on top of Macaroni and Cheese? If not, you’re missing out! This dish is a definite kid-pleaser and doesn’t necessarily have to be “unhealthy”. A few small modifications, this dish clocks in at <500 cals (and ready in <20 minutes)! Read on to hear a few tips ...

Fun to Make with That Special Someone in Your Life! Last night was the series finale of Battlestar Gallactica. I decided to make a big sacrifice for my husband, a huge fan, by going with him to the Alamo Drafthouse (best movie theater ever) to watch the finale. We needed to get to the theatre early in order to score ...