Posted in January 2014

Sweet & Spicy Shrimp with Rice Noodles

Sweet & Spicy Shrimp with Rice Noodles

Ever since I realized that I do, actually, love shrimp a couple years ago, I’ve really taken to cooking with it! (Evidence: Seafood posts). But for the last several months, shrimp was been pretty nonexistent in my kitchen. Anyone else notice the skyrocketing shrimp prices!? Huge bummer. Apparently there is a shortage. But, the other … Continue reading

Europe 2013: Day 8: Charming Český Krumlov

Europe 2013: Day 8: Charming Český Krumlov

I don’t know about you guys, but I have been experiencing some pretty heavy duty travel lust this week. As someone who truly dislikes winter, January is the hardest time of year for me. At least in December we have the holidays to look forward to. In February there is my birthday, Valentine’s Day, the … Continue reading

Dinner Meal Plan for January 26-February 1

Dinner Meal Plan for January 26-February 1

Recap of Last Week Dinner Meal Plan for January 19-25: Sunday: Chicken Broccoli Bake Meatless Monday: Mexican Black Bean Pizza Tuesday: Kielbasa and Kidney Beans Wednesday: Salmon Croquettes, Green Beans, Sweet Potatoes Thursday: Qdoba Friday: Haab’s Saturday: Cottage Inn delivery + Michigan b-ball — Upcoming Week Dinner Meal Plan for January 26-February 1: Sunday: French Onion … Continue reading

Mexican Black Bean and Cheese Pizza

Mexican Black Bean and Cheese Pizza

Happy Meatless Monday! I have a really easy homemade pizza recipe for you today. For the crust, I tried a new find in my grocer’s refrigerated section – a whole grain pizza crust. This tube of dough was pressed into a greased 13”x9” baking dish, and baked for 8 minutes, to get things started. After … Continue reading

Dinner Meal Plan for January 19-25

Dinner Meal Plan for January 19-25

Recap of Last Week Dinner Meal Plan for January 12-18: Sunday: Breadstick Pizza Monday: Fish Sticks, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Fingerling Potatoes Tuesday: Taco Salad Wednesday: Cheese Tortellini and Kale Soup Thursday: Dinner at The Earle for Ann Arbor Restaurant Week Friday: Dinner at Logan for Ann Arbor Restaurant Week (omg this meal was amazing) … Continue reading

Elevation Burger–Ann Arbor

Elevation Burger–Ann Arbor

Cheese is my favorite food, I would say. I always tell people that I’ve never met a cheese I didn’t like and that is pretty much true. Or, completely true. (Yes, that’s a dare. Mail me some crazy cheeses, people.) Anything with cheese is my second favorite food. Mac ‘n’ cheese. Cheeseburgers. Pizza. Nachos. What … Continue reading

Dinner Meal Plan for January 12-18

Dinner Meal Plan for January 12-18

Recap of Last Week Dinner Meal Plan for January 5-11: Sunday: Chicken with Rosemary, Red Bell Pepper, and Olives Meatless Monday: Gardein Crispy Tenders, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Garlic Quinoa Tuesday: Fish Stick Tacos Wednesday: Couscous Meatball Soup with Kale Thursday: Coconut Curry Chicken Soup Friday: Elevation Burger Saturday: For lunch I had lunch with my … Continue reading

Meet Peet’s Coffee & Tea

Meet Peet’s Coffee & Tea

Did you guys know there is a new coffee shop in town? There is. Peet’s Coffee & Tea celebrated their grand opening in Ann Arbor in late 2013. Until recently, the store had locations in California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington, but now they’ve expanded into Michigan as well, replacing several Caribou … Continue reading

Cuban Pork Shoulder with Beans and Rice

Cuban Pork Shoulder with Beans and Rice

Hey lovelies! Today I wanted to tell you about another one of the cooking adventures I had over my holiday break this year. I really revved up the engines in my kitchen over the holidays and tried my hand at some involved recipes. It was fun! (Did you see my Beef Stuffed Cabbage Rolls & … Continue reading