Copy Cat Chick-fil-A Nuggets

One of my guiltiest pleasures is chicken nuggets- any kind of fast food, deep fried deliciousness- I just cannot resist.  In addition to my crazy Lenten promises of giving up frozen meals and diet soda, I also made the commitment to abstain from fast food for the 40 days of lent.  Cue copy cat chick-fil-a … Continue reading Copy Cat Chick-fil-A Nuggets


week 9: Parchment Paper Chicken

This past week was extremely busy for me- I had a leadership convention over the weekend and had to come home a little bit early to care for my sick boyfriend.  In the process of researching delicious chicken noodle soup recipes for my sickling, I came across an adorable presentation and settled on making this … Continue reading week 9: Parchment Paper Chicken

week 8: lemon butter salmon

Since I am a semi-practicing Catholic, Fridays have become a day of remembering not to eat meat (poultry, red meat, etc.) in keeping with the Lenten season.  Before this meal, I had never actually cooked a piece of fish myself.  Don't get me wrong- I love fresh fish, sushi, shrimp, pretty much anything that lives … Continue reading week 8: lemon butter salmon

week 7: peanut butter cup cupcakes

Being Valentine's Day and all I decided to make my wonderful boyfriend his favorite baked good- peanut butter cup cupcakes. The first time I baked for him, I asked what his favorite treat was his response was peanut butter and chocolate. So I searched the web in search of the perfect combination of these two … Continue reading week 7: peanut butter cup cupcakes

week 6: shrimp fried quinoa

Shrimp Fried RICE Quinoa: Today was one of those days where I just wanted to treat myself to every craving I could imagine.  At work we had a birthday lunch for our February birthdays, where I enjoyed a delicious and surely calorie filled crispy shrimp pita sandwich- definitely a diet no go!  Of course being … Continue reading week 6: shrimp fried quinoa