Turkey Melt Carrots

Wow. It’s 2015. Christmas break has come and gone. And I start a new semester today! Yay!

Of course, going back to school also means no more Mom-cooked meals or relaxed schedules. So it’s back to quick and easy college-girl meals that can be whipped up in a matter of minutes. Like today’s….

Turkey Melt Carrots Close-up

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Pumpkin Spice Latte

I am slightly addicted to anything that is pumpkin-spice flavored.

Thomas’s Pumpkin Spice Bagels? Check.

Pumpkin spice oatmeal? Check.

Stash’s Pumpkin Spice Tea at Safeway? Check.

Pumpkin Spice Latte? Oh my goodness, yes.


Friends, if you like pumpkin spice, you might want to give that recipe a go. Katie is a phenomenal cook and her latte is no exception.

(And she has pictures; sorry I don’t have any, but I ate all my pumpkin and I forgot to take pictures!)

Are you a pumpkin spice fan?

What’s your favorite fall flavor?


Crock-pot Cabbage and Potatoes

I’m getting a little tired of stir fries and microwave-steamed veggies. It’s time to get a little more creative.

Hence — I’m breaking out the crock-pot.


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I Like Beets!?

I was so excited to get turnips in my last Bountiful Baskets. Oh yum…I couldn’t wait to grill them in my skillet with some olive oil and garlic salt! One night, I grabbed the smaller one and started chopping it up.

Why does this smell sort of like a beet?

Why does it have red stripes on the inside?!

Beets and carrots sliced into a skillet 2

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Healthy “Mac” ‘N’ Cheese

One thing I actually used to be able to cook well when I was a kid was mac ‘n’ cheese. Granted, not from scratch. It was just the boxed “add-this-and-that” stuff. But my sister and I enjoyed it! And it’s still one of my favorite dishes at Golden Corral. However, as part of a daily meal plan, it’s really not a healthy meal option.

Therefore, I present to you — a healthified but still delectable “mac” ‘n’ cheese!

Final bowl of cauliflower mac n cheese 2

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Chocolate Pumpkin Nutter Oat Bowl

With fall being upon us, I’m going to be an utterly typical blogger and post a pumpkin recipe. But nobody can ever have enough pumpkin, right? Especially when it’s chocolatey, nutty, and delicious but I can still eat it for breakfast.

A random picture of lights shining out a Scentsy

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