I love it when a recipe turns out way better than you planned. I also love it when a recipe looks pretty and pictures are really simple. That doesn’t always happen with food (especially anything made in a crockpot) and it makes my life easier when food is pretty.
As you know, I am all about simple things in this season of my life. Traveling, working outside of the home, training to be a nutrition coach, and trying to spend SOME quality time with my husband all demand my time and attention. Creating elaborate meals is not at the top of my list. Continue reading
Even though I publicly professed my approval of chicken boobs a while back, I will never let go of my love of chicken thighs. They are delicious, pretty cheap, and no matter how you cook them, they stay nice and juicy.
My usual plan of attack when it comes to chicken thighs? Make them in the Instant Pot and just change up the flavors I add to keep things simple but interesting/tasty. Which if you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen the endless parade of shredded chicken bowls.
Sorry, I’m not sorry. Continue reading
If you’re a mom, Happy Mother’s Day.
If you’re about to be a mom, Happy Mother’s Day.
If you aren’t yet a mom but want to be, Happy Mother’s Day.
If your mom isn’t here but you wish she were, Happy Mother’s Day.
If you’re not sure whether being a mom is for you, Happy Mother’s Day.
If you never had a biological mom in your life but someone who acted like a mom, Happy Mother’s Day.
If you feel a LOT of complicated emotions on this day and don’t know what to do, Happy Mother’s Day.
It’s a happy day, a rough day, a sad day, an exciting day, a fun day, a painful day, and a million other emotions. So no matter where you are on the “mom” spectrum or how you celebrate, I hope you found peace and happiness in your time yesterday.
And to my mom, I am who I am because of your love, guidance, laughter, rules, and example. I can’t imagine a better mom for me and I’m so glad I get to call you mine.
Happy Mother’s Day.
Deep dish pizza.
Hot dogs without ketchup.
Polish Sausages (said like this).
Italian Beef (Portillos or bust).
In case you couldn’t tell, us Chicagoans like food. Lots of food. Cheesy, meaty, delicious food. Stick to your rib (and thighs and stomach and booty) food.
I kind of love it. Continue reading
I’m going to ask you to trust me with this recipe and believe that I haven’t gone crazy. Well, I’m already a little crazy, so believe that I haven’t gone entirely crazy.
Now that you’re intrigued, let’s make some Piggie Chow. Continue reading