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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 – deconstructed lasagna with vodka sauce

lazy lasagna – deconstructed lasagna with vodka sauce

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 […]

fix the inside first – life lessons from a yogi

fix the inside first – life lessons from a yogi

The other night my girlfriends and I got together for some much needed drinks and time together.  We were talking about the stress of COVID and how it’s really hard.  For everyone.  We chatted about at home workouts and weight gain.  One of my friends […]

veggie burrito bowls

veggie burrito bowls

There are some nights when I don’t want to cook but don’t feel like getting take out either.  Chipolte is a go-to for us as far as takeout goes.  I love their veggie burrito bowls.  The combination of beans, rice and faijta veggies are light […]

life lessons from a yogi: it’s ok to not be ok

life lessons from a yogi: it’s ok to not be ok

It’s been awhile since I wrote a “life lesson from a yogi” post.  The world we live in has been so crazy.  It is scary and HARD trying to navigate this new “norm” if you will.  It is astounding to think that literally every person […]