Red Kuri Squash and Apple Soup

Soup is probably my favorite meal.  No matter the time of year soup is great year round; plus, it freezes so well that it makes for perfect lunches during the week while at work.  Right now the markets are full of really great fall vegetables and these undoubtedly make great soups.  Last weekend I went…

Cannellini bean dip

I had some free time on my hands today so I whipped up a few dishes and snacks for the coming week.  This one is probably my favorite snacks.   You can dip any veggie, chip, or bread and it tastes wonderful.  It’s extra delicious with a bit of mashed up avocado to go on top.…

Oh the teenage years

I work with teenagers day in and day out.  I typically have to put myself in their shoes to try and garner even a slight understanding of where they’re coming from, because let’s be realistic, no teenager ever fully believes you have ever experienced what they’re going through – and in a way it is…

Alert your arteries, there’s a bacon shortage

It seems that bacon is showing up in everything these days.  You have bacon flavored ice cream and vodka, bacon flavored candy in a variety of forms, bacon cupcakes, bacon popcorn, bacon cheese, doughnuts with bacon on top, and the list goes on! The past couple days I have been amused with all the stories…

Scariest movie ever… The Wizard of Oz

I should start out by saying I absolutely refuse to watch scary movies.  There may be a time every now and then when I’m hoodwinked into seeing one, but even then I keep my eyes closed, and more often than not still have nightmares. I can trace my dislike of scary movies back to my…

I refuse to jump on the bandwagon… until I don’t

How often do you fight against doing something that’s mainstream?  I typically refuse to jump on an interest purely because it’s hugely popular (with the exception of clothing trends – I love clothes).  Then after a couple months of taking this strong stance, I typically fail.  And you know what happens after I give into…