Acorn Squash Tart

Acorn Squash Tart {Apartment 302}

To be honest, I don’t really like cooking for myself.  I like cooking for other people.  That’s part of the reason I don’t get around to posting on my blog nearly as much as I’d like.  That and I just get so busy (bad excuses, I know).  But cooking for myself is sort of a necessity since I live alone and don’t usually have anyone to cook for (plus I can’t exactly afford to have dinner parties every night to feed all my friends).  But occasionally I get tired of the cereal and sandwiches I scarf down during my busy life.  Today I took the time to enjoy my day off and make an actual dinner.  It was super simple and tasty.  And I ate it on the couch watching Netflix.  Indulgence at it’s best!

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Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad {Apartment 302}

It suddenly dawned on me that I will be wearing a swimsuit in 3 weeks.  I can not.  I am not physically or mentally ready for this.  Yes, it could be a lot worse.  But putting on a swimsuit is tough enough as it is, and now all I can see is my extra 7 lbs of bad eating habits staring back at me.  I’m going to do the rational thing in this situation and not freak out.  HOLY CRAP! EATING STOPS NOW!!!!  Ok, staying calm may be something I need to work on.  Now I have two options: I can bare my belly loud and proud or get my ass in gear and get back in shape.  I am choosing the latter, starting with cleaning up my diet.  It became a disaster out of a busy schedule and a little bit of laziness. I don’t think my life is going to get any less busy any time soon so I have to find quick and easy (hence the lazy part) meals to whip up while I’m whizzing through my life like the Tasmanian Devil.  Now I am not starting a diet.  Noooooo.  I never said the word diet.  In fact, if I call it a diet, I immediately fail because all I can think about is cheeseburgers.  I am making a “healthy lifestyle choice”.  That’s what I’m calling it.  So if I eat a cheeseburger one day, I’m not going to beat myself up over it.  In fact, I the eating of a cheeseburger (perhaps with a salad instead of fries…?) once in a while to avoid overindulging later.  But I will also make a conscious effort to eat more fruits and veggies that day.

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Easter Mini Egg Cookies

Easter Mini Egg Cookies {Apartment 302}

Happy Easter, Lovelies!

Just for you, I have another Easter recipe!  It’s my version of a chocolate chip cookie amped up with an Easter spin.  I totally meant to get these posted sooner but life got in the way.  I’ll spare you my work trip excuses if you forgive me for being absent and I promise to try and share more recipes with you!

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Carrot and Raisin Cupcakes

Carrot and Raisin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting {Apartment 302}

Happy Easter Everyone!

Have a  wonderful and safe long weekend!

As I child I had a mild obsession with bunnies.  I had to have anything I laid my eyes on that somewhat resembled a rabbit.  My favourite toy was a Bunny that I had to sleep with every night or else a meltdown of epic proportions would ensue.  I’m pretty sure my parents only let this happen once.  They went so far as to buy a “backup” Bunny but that didn’t fool me.  I still have Bunny though he now resides in a drawer rather than my clutched fists as I sleep.  And he is much more ragged- a health hazard my family calls him, worn in with love, I say.  Regardless, I imagine as a kidlet my head exploded with the cuteness overload of the long eared furry bunnies that are plastered everywhere this time of year.  My childhood self could not picture anything in the world more perfect than a rabbit that laid chocolate eggs!  Genius!  I may not devour chocolate eggs by the dozens anymore (with the exception of the occasional regular Mini Egg binge), but I still adore the whole idea.

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Orange You Happy Juice

Generally I am horrible at making juice.  Maybe it’s because I get so excited that I end up juicing the entire contents of refrigerator into a brown sludge.  But I always choke it down because I think of how my Mother would shoot me for wasting $30 of produce.  But this juice.  This juice is a keeper.  I have to admit when I whipped this glass up I really had no expectations for it.  I actually assumed it wouldn’t be good.  How wrong was I!  It’s not made of any fancy or exotic or trendy fruits and veg.  Just your plain, old standbys of apples, oranges and carrots that we are probably all bored of since we grew up with them.  No, just me?  Well, either way, this juice is a brand new way to enjoy these timeless fruits and veg.

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