Adventures In NYC {Part 2}

Adventures In NYC

Friends…I spent 26 hours in NYC last week. What a whirlwind – but such a great time!! I haven’t been to New York in a couple of years (here’s a fun recap of the last time I visited NY with my husband) and I was excited about getting back up there even for just a

Bush’s Black Chili Bean and Avocado Quesadillas

Black Chili Bean and Avocado Quesadilla | Aggie's Kitchen

This post is sponsored by Bush’s Beans. Are you a corn or flour tortilla person? I have always been more of a  (whole wheat) flour tortilla person, until my friend Liz got me hooked on corn tortillas. Friends who are food lovers (like you) tend to get you hooked on stuff like that. Ever since

Roasted Acorn Squash Bolognese

Roasted Acorn Squash Bolognese

Leftovers…love ‘em or hate ‘em? I have mixed feelings about leftovers. They aren’t something that I normally get excited about, but I’m usually grateful for, especially at lunchtime the next day. I especially love when I can take leftovers and create something “new” with with them. This Roasted Acorn Squash Bolognese is a leftover mash-up

Harry and David Royal Riviera Pears

‘Tis the season for Harry & David Royal Riviera Pears! Have you tasted one of these pears? If not, boy are you missing out on a major treat. This fruit is truly nature’s candy. I was introduced to these pears a couple of years ago when I was fortunate enough to be invited to Oregon

Butternut Squash and Spinach Manicotti

Butternut Squash and Spinach Manicotti

Patience. Something I’ve been majorly lacking in lately and I’m not proud of it. I’m not sure being patient has ever been a strong characteristic of mine but the older I get, the busier I get, the more unorganized I feel, the less patient I’ve become. It’s one of those things that I know I

Roasted Chili Maple Pork Tenderloin

Roasted Chili Maple Pork Tenderloin

There was a time, like two weeks ago, when I was terrified to cook a pork tenderloin. Maybe the word terrified is a bit extreme…let’s use intimidated instead. I was definitely intimidated. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been finding myself in a bit of a cooking rut lately, cooking a lot of the

Mexican Baked Pasta

Mexican Baked Pasta

This Mexican Baked Pasta is a recipe is I started making a few years ago while I was following the South Beach Diet.  I was inspired by a recipe that was shared on a South Beach Diet forum on the website iVillage and originally posted it here on the blog back in 2008. Since then,

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A couple of weeks ago, my baby boy turned ONE! It’s incredibly hard to believe a year has gone by since he joined our family last October. He’s a fun little guy, full of personality. He’s also most definitely the baby of the family and I think he knows it. He certainly knows how to

Chicken, Pear and Avocado Salad

Chicken, Pear and Avocado Salad

Since summer, my husband and I have been really working hard at eating well and losing weight (using a Fitbit and tracking in My Fitness Pal). I can’t tell you how much easier and more motivating it is to accomplish this when you have a partner. Especially when your partner lives in your house and

Book Love

I may have said this before…but my friend Kristen is my Oprah when it comes to finding new books to read. She has quite the collection of book reviews over on her blog and is one of the first people I think to ask when I am looking for a new book to read. She’s

Roasted Italian Turkey Sausage, Potatoes and Peppers

Roasted Italian Turkey Sausage, Potatoes and Peppers

I loved hearing about your Sunday lunch traditions (or intentions to start traditions with your family) in my last post! Family traditions like that hold a special place in my heart and I really think that with the way our lives have become so busy these days, it’s really nice to be able to stop,