Affordable Chili in 30 minutes

Last year for Christmas – mine and Cobalt’s first Christmas being engaged – my aunt gave us a lovely and thoughtful present. It included some homemade vanilla extract and some Texas themed chili seasoning mix. Ever since then, I’ve wanted to make chili for one of our many making-food-together-at-each-others’-apartments dates. But the winter came and […]

Pumpkin EggNog Pancakes

Today, I had leftover canned pumpkin from pumpkin bagels I made the other day, so I made this recipe for my hubby who has been requesting for pancakes! These pumpkin eggnog pancakes were really fluffy and flavorful! (The pumpkin was a fabulous addition to normal pancake mix.) Also, they were SUPER easy to make. Took me maybe 45 […]

All About Autumn: Our Garden Update

I don’t know about you, but fall happens to be my favorite season. The smells, sights, tastes, sounds and weather are so full of surprises and so much different from summer’s! I love drinking hot tea, hot chocolate or chai tea lattes on a brisk morning; sledding on colorful, crunchy leaves; feeling the cold air […]

Microwave Eggs

I had no idea eggs could be cooked in the microwave until a couple of years ago. So I tried it myself, and lo and behold it works! The tips below are crucial however to yield the best tasting and most conveniently-cooked microwave eggs. Follow them carefully! :) Use a microwave safe container, such as […]

Spaghetti with Bratwurst and Broccoli

Cook Time: 30 minutes | Serves 5-6 If you look closely, you can see some spaghetti squash in here.┬áTo learn how to cook spaghetti and acorn squashes in the oven,┬ácheck out this post. What I used: 1 box of whole wheat spaghetti ($1-ish at Aldi) 1 can of marinara sauce ($1 at Aldi) and Alfredo […]