Author: Karissa P

veggie enchilada soup – soup sundays

veggie enchilada soup – soup sundays

My husband could eat Mexican food everyday (he is from Texas).  It was Soup Sunday so I decided to appease him and make some veggie enchilada inspired soup for him.  This soup is a one pot meal that makes clean up soup-er easy! Enchilada Inspiration…. […]

Italian Inspired Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Italian Inspired Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Guess how we kicked off the New Year?  With soup of course!  I made a big pot of Italian inspired creamy chicken noodle soup on New Year’s Day.  I don’t make a ton of meat soups because I usually eat them through out the week […]

silver linings – new year, new mantra

silver linings – new year, new mantra

This is the third time writing my New Year, New Mantra post.  It’s something I start to look forward to the end of the year.  A lot of people make New Year’s resolutions.  To me I don’t like New Year’s resolutions.  I don’t think you […]

Italian Inspired Mac & Cheese

Italian Inspired Mac & Cheese

  Hi, I am Karissa.  I am a carboholic.  If you are new to my blog then I am glad we got that out of the way.  For those of you who have been around you are well versed in my love for carbs but […]

Non-Traditional Pasta and Bean Soup – Soup Sundays

Non-Traditional Pasta and Bean Soup – Soup Sundays

After enjoying our Thanksgiving weekend and eating a some richer than usual food I was really craving some veggies.  And of course it was Sunday so Soup Sundays.  I was so conflicted.  I wanted something brothy but hearty.  Something with protein but no meat.  And […]

boursin cheese mashed potatoes

boursin cheese mashed potatoes

For the past three years my husband and I have been cooking dinner for 20 or so of our close friends on New Years Eve.  We host it at our BFF Christopher’s house because his kitchen was bigger than when we lived in our loft. […]

soup sundays: tomato florentine soup

soup sundays: tomato florentine soup

I had felt a little under the weather last week so I wanted a good soup to eat.  But I had just made chicken noodle soup the week before and wanted something on the broth side.  Tomato soup sounded good but I needed to mix […]

self care is not selfish – life lessons from a yogi

self care is not selfish – life lessons from a yogi

Self care is not selfish.  Repeat that.  Self care is not selfish.  Self care is NECESSARY!  Before I had my baby I didn’t have to prioritize self care.  My life was full of it.  Yoga every day, massages every other week, spa days, traveling whenever […]

lazy lasagna

lazy lasagna

I love lasagna!  Actually I love pasta in general, so lasagna is no exception.  I love all the layers of pasta and cheesy goodness.  But it is such process to make (here is a recipe for a traditional version).  So it’s not something I make […]

soup sundays: chicken wild rice soup

soup sundays: chicken wild rice soup

Chicken wild rice soup was something my dad would bring a big pot of when he would visit me in college.  Growing up in the Upper Peninsula winter lasts what feels like six months.  So soup becomes a staple.  He would come visit and I […]