Recipe Review: Ranch Broccoli Pasta from Budget Bytes

ORIGINAL RECIPE HERE Honestly, this is something I might want to just make a lot of in the coming weeks, because it's fast, easy, and warms up well, and would be great to take to work on days when we don't actually have any leftovers. Image from Budget Bytes What We Changed: I'm going to … Continue reading Recipe Review: Ranch Broccoli Pasta from Budget Bytes

Recipe Review: One Pot Unstuffed Bell Peppers from Budget Bytes

ORIGINAL RECIPE HERE I've never been one for stuffed bell peppers, probably because of that one Calvin and Hobbes strip where he thinks they're stewed monkey heads and will eat them but his dad won't eat them because they look "gross." Whenever mom would make them, she'd always make chicken strips or mac and cheese … Continue reading Recipe Review: One Pot Unstuffed Bell Peppers from Budget Bytes

Recipe Review: Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken from Carlsbad Cravings

ORIGINAL RECIPE HERE I know this recipe is technically for tacos, but you can do whatever you want with the chicken! My husband and I make burritos with it with what we've got on hand, and then eat the leftovers over rice. Image from Carlsbad Cravings What We Changed: We didn't change anything with this … Continue reading Recipe Review: Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken from Carlsbad Cravings

Book Review: “Ruin and Rising” by Leigh Bardugo

I'm really trying to come to terms with the ending of this series. [This Review Contains Spoilers] I really wanted to like this series, and I do, but with some caveats. Alina is an interesting main character, but the fact that she ends up with Mal overall is so...frustrating. She can do so much better. … Continue reading Book Review: “Ruin and Rising” by Leigh Bardugo

First Impression Friday: “King of Scars” by Leigh Bardugo

You'll notice that we're jumping right from the Shadow and Bone trilogy to the King of Scars duology, but don't worry - I did actually read Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom in-between these. I've already read those two books, though, so they're not going to make it into the FIF/Book Review posts on this … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “King of Scars” by Leigh Bardugo

Spoilers Intended: A New(ish) Media Podcast

Good morning! I'd like to take some time this week to talk about a new podcast that my husband and his friends have started. It's called Spoilers Intended, and as you can probably tell by the banner, it's a media review podcast. They've done several movies and TV show episodes so far, and they're working … Continue reading Spoilers Intended: A New(ish) Media Podcast

Recipe Review: Creamy Salsa Chicken Skillet from Budget Bytes

ORIGINAL RECIPE HERE I'm back with another review of a one-pot meal, because cooking is hard and I have no mental energy for menial tasks! Image from Budget Bytes What We Changed: We didn't use the queso fresco that the recipe called for because our local Winn-Dixie didn't have it, and I didn't feel like … Continue reading Recipe Review: Creamy Salsa Chicken Skillet from Budget Bytes