Practicing Gratitude

I saw this amazing post on Facebook from Robin Roberts and she said she believes “optimism is a muscle that gets stronger with use,” and I just can’t stop thinking about it. It was such a great way to look at optimism and made me realize and reflect a lot. A few weeks ago, I…

Feel GOOD Friday…Exercise=Endorphins

Although it is pretty pricey, I have no regrets in joining Equinox.  For me, I love all the classes at Equinox.  They are all challenging, but fun, and I always leave feeling like I got a good workout.  I enjoy working out–I feel like it is a time for me to focus on myself and…

Spaghetti Squash Scampi…be careful with this one!

I love spaghetti squash!  It is one of my favorite things to eat.  That being said, it is also a little dangerous to make!  A few years ago when Dan and I lived in Hoboken, we invited our friends Ashley and Randy over for dinner.  I decided I was going to make spaghetti squash shrimp…

Baked Eggplant Parm!

Yum, I love eggplant.  Dan and I order this pizza from a place in our town called Zappia’s and it is eggplant, ricotta, crushed tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese—it is out of this world!!!!  I know this is not a very healthy eggplant option, but here is one that is a bit more healthy! You…

Holly & Timmy on the BLOG…sharing some Turkey Meatloaf with you!

I had every intention of blogging yesterday, but I had a crazy trip home from Key West, so basically my holiday consisted of two naps on the couch and then an adventure in the snow to have dinner with my nieces, parents, brother-in-law, sister, and my super great co-pilot husband.  It was well worth the…

Side Dish…Roasted Potatoes!

I love to cook, yet I often struggle with coming up with new side dishes to try.  I like to change them up, but sometimes it is hard to be creative, so I just go back to the usuals.  The other day while shopping at Trader Joe’s I saw this adorable little bag of organic…

Taco Tuesday!

I absolutely love Tacos!  I am always telling Dan that we should make all kinds of recipes to put in taco shells or on a salad.  Last week we had some steak so I marinated it in this Teriyaki Marinade from my favorite place, Trader Joe’s.  When I got home I sautéed green peppers, mushrooms,…

Tine’s Famous & Delicious Salad

One of my favorite things to eat is salad, but I don’t like boring salads.  My friend Justine, makes this salad, which is one of my favorites…I’m always excited when she says she is bringing it!  I’ve made it myself before and it is simple and most people love it! Here is the recipe: 2…

Thankful & Hungry…

Today, I am going to take the opportunity to express how thankful I am for my friends.  I feel so lucky to have such wonderful friends in my life.  They make me laugh often and enjoy life a lot more than I would without them. My friends have helped me through some of the most…

Broccoli Cheese Bites…YUM!

One of my favorite courses of a meal is appetizers.  I like the idea of a bunch of different options where you can have a few tastes of each.  Last week, my friend, Jen and I went out to dinner at Barbounia (http://barbounia.com) and ordered a whole bunch of appetizers to share and it was…

Best way to cook salmon!

One of my favorite shows on TV and of all time is the Pioneer Woman.  I love trying her recipes because they always turn out delicious, and none of her recipes are super hard to make.  I also just like her because she seems like such a wholesome person and I just enjoy watching her…