Strawberry Lime Bars

Strawberry Lime Bars

I had some grand plans to make these pictures better with a little photoshop action before writing this post, but the urge to get it posted sooner won out.  Let me tell y’all – these were muy delicioso.  And pretty simple.  The hardest part is waiting for the dang things to chill so you can stuff your face. Continue reading

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Simple Roasted Chicken

Hola, amigos.  I hope life has been treating everyone well.  Things have been nuts at our house the last couple of weeks!  Mostly because husband and I have been really busy with work and we have spent lots of time on the weekends house hunting.  House hunting has been a somewhat emotionally exhausting experience.  I would compare finding a house to the difficulty of finding a date in seventh grade.  However, hopefully I will have better news on that front soon.

This post is really about chicken.

Roasted Chicken

I know the quality of this photo sucks. I was hungry, ok?

I love chicken.  It goes with so many flavors!  You can really dress it with almost any spice you want and get great results.  But to me, the most heavenly chicken combo is when chicken meets garlic.  Mmmm.  So if you love tasting heavenly combinations, make this roasted chicken.  Plus it is ridiculously simple and quite economical. Continue reading

Three Things I’m Going to Eat After This Wedding Diet is Over

Hi y’all.  Let me just begin this post by saying that I have been really good on my diet for several weeks.  Truly.  Even on my cheat days (because when someone makes cookies and orders chocolate petit fours for your bridal shower, you pretty much have to eat one.  I know, it’s tough) I have been able to practice some pretty good portion control.  And during the week, I’ve been doing awesome.  But it’s beginning to wear me down a little.  Sometimes I just really want something laden with butter and refined sugar, ok??  I know it’s bad for me, but in moderation, I don’t have a problem with it.  Unless I’m on a crazy, don’t-want-to-think-about-that-cinnamon-roll-every-time-I-look-at-our-wedding-photos diet.  Which I’m sure I won’t, but still – that’s where my bridezilla head is these days. (I think this happens to everyone….?)

Whoa.  That paragraph got a little crazy.  I think the lack of carbs is affecting my brain.  That and the fact my stress level is totally at an 11 right about now.

So anyway, I’m not planning on letting myself go after the wedding, and I’m going to keep going to personal training, but I am also going to indulge a little.  I trolled my pinterest food board this morning and was actually kinda surprised that there weren’t a ton of crazy-unhealthy things on it.  But here are three that are.  And I am going to make them after the wedding, because I will be able to enjoy every single bite without guilt.  For now we can just drool over the photos together.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Frosting {photo and recipe from here}

Oh pumpkin.  I love you.  You are one of my favorite things about fall.  And you have some fiber, right?  Right. Continue reading

Happy Pi[e] Day!

Hello all!  While math has certainly never been my favorite subject, I can get behind any celebration of flaky deliciousness filled with sugary happiness.

Cherry Cobbler

So for pi day, I thought I would share my recipe for pie crust. It’s super easy and as the name implies, it never fails.  Seriously, it is tough to mess this up.  Personally, I really think that homemade pie crust is always better than Pilsbury.  Also homemade pie crust is really cheap because you probably have everything laying around already, unless you aren’t a proper Southern lady and don’t have Crisco in your pantry. Continue reading