Recipe Roundup

I love cookbooks. I have a ton of them…some are very well loved and some have lots of pages marked but rarely get used. Why you ask? The internet. It is SO easy for me to search for a recipe and pull it up on my computer or iPad and just bring said device into the kitchen. I know I’m not the only one who is guilty of this. I try to use my cookbooks, I can’t stop wanting to buy cookbooks but I always seem to turn to my computer. How can you not though when there are so many awesome recipes out there? I read a bazillion blogs and have come to rely on some of them for my go to recipes. Do you have anywhere you rely on for tried and true recipes? Pinterest has also become a favorite tool. I can find delicious recipes all over the internet and then pin them onto specific boards and easily find them when I’m ready to make them.

Here are a few recipes I’ve rounded up that I’m hoping to make!

How delicious does this simple popcorn snack look? I love that she uses an air popper, if only I had room to store one…


These are just calling my name. Probably should try them out one weekend soon and serve them for football fun…I’m guessing they’d pair really well with an icy cold beer.




I know this HAS to be delicious. It comes from Bree over at Baked Bree and she is one of my go to blogs for recipes. Everything I’ve made from her recipes has been delicious.



I need to make these. Probably sooner rather than later. I’ve been eying them for YEARS. How delicious do these look?!



These seem like the perfect weeknight fall dinner. Paired with roasted veggies and brussel sprouts. Yup I said brussel sprouts–they’re delicious and probably deserve their own roundup!



And finally…I’ll be making this tonight! It’s cold and gloomy here today and it seems like the perfect meal to combat that. Yum. Pairing it with a crisp loaf of french bread and a nice green salad.


Ahhh….pinterest. I have a love hate relationship with this lovely website. Mostly it’s love but sometimes it’s hate, as in oops where did that hour go (or three hours if we’re talking about the weekend!) If you follow me on there you’ll see that I have an absurd number of things pinned, and if you don’t go check out my boards! I have a ton of recipes, sorted by a variety of things. Where am I going with this you ask? Well tonight I made my very first recipe that I found on pinterest. Not one that I pinned from a blog that I read or that I know I’ve tried but a brand new one from a totally unknown blog. I’m thrilled to say it was AWESOME! I changed a few things so I’ll post the recipe that I actually used but here’s the link that I based my dinner off of, along with the “pin.”

I realize there are no pictures to go along with the recipe (gasp!) but this was quickly thrown together tonight because even though it was a planned meal off of our meal plan for the week there was a slight change in plans tonight. Why you ask? Because we BOLTED to Lakewood to get to Wolf Camera before it closed tonight. They are apparently going out of business and had one camera left, or more specifically they had one Nikon D7000 left. At an absurdly good deal. So we ran as fast as we could. Yay!!! Tune in for plenty o’ pictures to come 🙂 Ok back to food…


Chicken with Mushrooms, Onions and Thyme

4 thinly sliced chicken breasts

1 package of mushrooms, thinly sliced

1 onion, finely chopped

2 cloves of garlic

fresh thyme

1 C. chicken stock

1 C. cream



olive oil

season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, cook in pan

remove chicken, add a little olive oil and cook sliced mushrooms, onions and garlic until golden brown

add in thyme and allow to cook down for a few more minutes

add in chicken stock and cream and allow to simmer for 3 minutes

add in cooked chicken breasts and allow to simmer for 2-3 more minutes

Serve with a nice green salad (would also probably be delicious with pasta as in the original recipe)

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Come back later this week to see another recipe I try out, it’s sure to be delicious…right?

Friday Recap

Happy Friday! This week went pretty quickly, I’m surprised it’s Friday again. Did you have a good week?

1. I love that it’s beginning to feel more and more like fall! I even got to bust out boots this week! (Although they’re back in the closet again. Grrr.)

2. I had to go to Nordstrom with my trusty and well loved sweater uggs because there was a hole. I was hoping they’d tell me that they were fixable but instead I walked out with a brand new pair! More reason to continue to support them 🙂

3. Thursday nights spent bowling with friends is always a good way to end the work week! Even though I lost and my football team lost it was a great amount of fun. Looking forward to the next outing!

4. And on that note…Monday nights spent at a concert are also awesome. Although they do make for a very long Tuesday but it was well worth it! I got to see the Old 97’s at the Boulder Theater and it was so much fun. Small venue plus great music was the perfect concert setting. I’m on a concert roll! After living in Colorado for almost 4 years and never having been to a concert I’ve now been to 3 in three months. Yippee! I think I might be hooked….

5. Current food obsession: soup. don’t tell my husband. he is NOT looking forward to soup and stew weather (but I am SO excited!)

6. Current tv obsession: new fall network shows! all of them! at least until I can narrow down what I’m liking and not liking…

7. Current beer obsession: Pumpkin, pumpkin and more pumpkin!

8. I love pinterest, are you on there? Below you’ll find a few things that I’ve pinned this week. And yes, I’m sure you’ll notice a trend that leads to all things point to fall. But don’t they all look delicious?!

Happy Friday Everyone! Hope you have a good weekend. I’m looking forward to writing thank you notes, spending time outdoors and getting into the apples and honey celebration of Rosh Hashanna, perhaps even attempting to bake a challah. Perhaps being the key word. If I did though it would be this one from Deb over at Smitten Kitchen! What are you up to this weekend?


Wedding Week!

Wedding week is here…holy cow! I can’t believe how fast that flew by. I’ll be spending this last week doing all the crazy last minute things that I have left so that come Thursday when people start flying in from all over the country I can sit back, relax and hang out. (Ha.) Below you’ll find some awesome wedding ideas I found on pinterest (but none that I’m using…can’t spoil anything yet!) All the pictures came from my pin board “wedding”  I sure found a ton of fun stuff. Who wouldn’t want a sparkler sendoff? Happy Monday!

Source: via Michelle on Pinterest

Source: via Michelle on Pinterest

Source: via Michelle on Pinterest