Friday, February 21, 2014

Farewell for now!

I know this is long over due, but as many of you have noticed that I have not been blogging for the last month or so. I have a lot going on in my life, so blogging is just being put on the back burner for now.

I want to take this time to be focused on my family and my day to day life. So when I feel that it is time to come back here I will. Just not now!  I will be on Instagram and Facebook so feel free to stop by and talk or ask any questions that you may have, so that we can still stay connected in other ways.

Thank each of you for being so awesome and inspiring to ME daily!

Love you always,

Friday, January 03, 2014

Food Food Food!!!

Happy Friday! I have a recipe for you guys that I am dying to try!!!! If many of you are like yours truly!! Shout out to all you pasta heads! I found a great dish from Eat Good 4 Life enjoy!! Tell me all about it and when I make it I'll tell you my thoughts too!

Tomato pasta with white wine and spinach

Miryam's original recipe
Yield: 6 servings


1 lb whole wheat penne
1 lb jar organic marinara sauce, use your favorite one
1 14-16 oz can chopped tomatoes, drained
1 onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup dry white wine
1 10 oz bag fresh spinach
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon pepper flakes, optional
1 teaspoon of salt or to taste


Cook pasta to aldente stage.
Meanwhile, In a heavy sauce pan, over medium to high heat, place oil and onion and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, just until fragrant. Add white wine and reduce it by half. This will happen rather quick. Add drained tomatoes, salt and pepper flakes if using. Cook tomatoes for about 3-4 minutes.
Add marinara sauce, cheeses, heavy cream and parsley and stir to combine letting the sauce cook for another minute or so. Add seasoning to taste (If you find the sauce is too thick for your liking you may want to add more cream). Turn heat off and add the fresh spinach. Toss in the drained cooked pasta and stir to combine. Sprinkle
Serve while still warm with some sprinkled Parmesan cheese and more parsley.
Nutrition facts calculated based on the recipe giving 6 servings.


P.S. My husband said I like this because of the wine! Haha he knows me well!!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Another Year gone!!!

Happy NEW YEAR!!!!!! Oh lord I've taken a super loooooong break from blogging! Let's all say goodbye to 2013! Actually it was a pretty great year!

Brandon has sure grown a lot this year! He's my little man!

I had the BEST opportunity to be able to finally run in the Susan G. Komen race! After year after year saying "this would be the year I did it" Well 2013 was that year!

My FIRST ever Cowboys game with my Bestie Jen!
The boys and I had lots more time spent together this year!
My friend Nina and her finance announced their engagement.
Brandon fell in love with Soccer and wants to play EVERY.SINGLE.DAY now!
We got our party on for Zumba for Zach! I love good causes!
Hell 2013 was so good that I even started baking! And if you know me...then you know that's HUGE!!
I even found a new love for running and I never thought I would!
So yes 2013 was great! But 2014 will be even better! And who knows I may even have something to share later with y'all! (;