Fall Food

Fall is a great time for savory cooking. When the temperatures start to cool and new produce is in the stores, it makes me want to slow down and savor my food.

Fall Veggies

I love my old copies of Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food because each issue is very focused on cooking with produce that is in season. I pulled out a fall issue and decided to cook Squash, Sage, and Ricotta Cannelloni.  What is more fall than butternut squash?

Butternut Squash

Sage and Nutmeg

The only changes I made was using whole nutmeg and grating it myself. The flavor is so much better and it really only takes a minute. J also suggested that the cheese mix on top could have been more flavorful. Next time I would try more parmesan mixed in with the ricotta.

Squash, Sage, and Ricotta Cannelloni

I was recently sent a pair of Eeyore Track Pants from OldGlory to try out. They are really cute for the gym or just hanging out in. Winnie the Pooh was my favorite Disney movie as a child, so I have a soft spot for Eeyore. (Please ignore how I look in this picture. Getting J to take a picture of me is like pulling teeth.)

Eeyore Track Pants Fullview


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Leave me a comment about your favorite fall recipe.

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I was given one pair of Eeyore Track Pants to review and one to giveaway. All opinions expressed are my own.

New Here

Not sure if you noticed but my blog is different. Hopefully you found it ok.

After the Central Florida Blogger Conference, one of the points I took away was that going to your own domain and switching to WordPress was the way to go. I had been thinking about doing it for awhile but that was the final push. The site is still going to get a bit of a facelift and I will be adding to it as (if) I figure out what I doing.

someecards.com - You know who else put his friends into circles? Dante.


(Yes, I’m on Google Plus. No, I do not know how to use it or exactly what the point is.)

J had a class tonight so I usually do a quick dinner. I picked this up at the grocery store on Monday.


After I read the back and saw this.


That is a lot of good stuff in something that is ready to eat and only a few bucks for the bag. I am not a huge fan of coleslaw, so I wanted to try something a little bit different.

Mediterranean Broccoli Slaw

  • One tablespoon Greek yogurt
  • A few handfuls of broccoli slaw
  • One tablespoon of diced and rinsed capers
  • 1/4 of a cup of sliced kalamata olives
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
  • Salt to taste

Stir all the ingredients together.


Tangy, olivey, and really quick. I asked J to try some as he was leaving and he kept shoveling it into his mouth.

If you read one (other) blog post today, please read about Emily’s Ironman Lake Placid race report. It is inspirational and really entertaining. As someone who is going to start training for their first half (next week!), reading a race report like this leaves me in awe.

Man Meals: Southwest Buffalo Burgers

If you read my previous post on Man Meals, you know that I am searching for quick, healthy meals that J will actually eat. He is not a picky eater but he thinks healthy food is boring.

I do not eat beef of any kind but will eat poultry. I tend to cook vegetarian meals but try, when I do cook meat, to use sustainable sources.

You start with ground buffalo.




Make them into four patties (I typically will make J’s larger than mine).

Season the patties with chili powder and salt/pepper.

Cook on the stove (or grill). Drain off excess fat. 

Place between toasted sprouted bread smeared with mashed avocado. Top with sliced jalapeno and salsa. I put extra lettuce greens on my burger.


Serve with roasted veggies (J did not eat these).


Ta da….


Man Meal number one or Southwest Buffalo Burgers.

Off to watch Falling Skies. I love summer TV.