Macadamia Chive Cream Cheese

I haven’t had peanut butter, cashews, eggs, or coffee in about two months.

If you aren’t shocked, then you should know that those four things were main staples in my diet for a verrryyyy long time.  I had at least one egg a day, usually more.  Coffee was a part of my morning routine.  Cashews transformed so many dishes I made here on the blog.  And peanut butter?  Well, I’m pretty sure if you cut me open, I would bleed peanut butter.

Except now if you cut me I would just bleed blood.  Because that’s how it works.  But please don’t cut me. Macadamia Chive Cream Cheese | Life Healthfully Lived Continue reading

Squash Chili

I actually did not have a lot of chili growing up.  My mom has a famous baked bean recipe that is like a family tradition and I suppose that is as close to chili as I got.  My fondness for this one-pot dish probably grew in college.  I spent a lot of time with band kids and my co-ed fraternity and we would often have get-togethers or potlucks on the weekend.  Chili was the easiest dish to make for a large crowd.  Plus it was generally inexpensive to create. Squash Chili | Life Healthfully Lived Continue reading

Stuffed Olives

Gather round friends, it’s story time with Katie.  Today’s story is about the first time she met her husband’s (then VERY new boyfriend), extended family.

First, let’s start with a little background.  Adam and I started dating in November and I met his family right around Christmas.  Let me also preface by saying this, I was only meeting his mother’s side and I was a bit nervous.  Why?  It’s only one side of the family, Katie.  Chill.  Oh, you silly naive little flower.  Stuffed Olives | Life Healthfully Lived Continue reading