The Has-Been

When I was a kid and through my earlier years in college, sports were a big part of my life. I started playing basketball in elementary school and developed a love for the game. There’s something about the competitiveness of the game that I’ve always loved. Being on the court– making quick, analytical decisions on whether to pass, shoot the jumper or take it to the hole– there’s nothing like it.  Continue reading “The Has-Been”

Pwning Kids at Chuck E. Cheese

I’ve have the sheer pleasure of having my mommy in town! I’ve been off having all kinds of adventures and fun. One of my most recent adventures happened to involve Chuck E. Cheese. Personally I’m not a fan of going to places with tons of screaming children, however both my niece and nephew made the honor roll, so alas, I must oblige. Continue reading “Pwning Kids at Chuck E. Cheese”

5 Recipes I am Dying to Try.

I love to cook. When I was 16, I tore my ACL and LCL playing basketball and was sidelined indefinitely. To pass the newly acquired time I had on my hands, I picked up cooking. Getting in the kitchen and experimenting with herbs, meats, veggies, and spices is something I enjoy immensely. I find it incredibly therapeutic. Granted I haven’t really been in the cooking spirit as of late, I have plans to change that soon!

I stumbled upon Forksoverknives and am obsessed with their recipes. I highly recommend checking out their site. They advocate for having a plant-based diet to help with many illnesses like heart disease. Though I really dig what they’re about, I don’t think I can give up meat forever (sorry cows, chickens, etc. you’re just too damn yummy). That said, I do want to incorporate more plant-based dishes into my repertoire.

Also,  I’ve finally checked out my Pinterest (there were cobwebs from all the inactivity) and have spotted some really tasty recipes that I can’t wait to test out in the kitchen. So without further ado, here are 5 things I’ve found on the interwebs that I’m going to try and whip up.

1. Parmesan Encrusted Zucchini 

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2. Roasted Garlic & Herb Mushroom Medley Recipe

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3. Caramelized Onion & Pepper Quesadillas

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4. Honey Ginger Roasted Carrots

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5. Balsamic Glazed Porter House Steaks with Black Olives & Mustard Tapenade

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Ok, just writing about this stuff is making me incredibly hungry! So these are a few of the things I am going to try. Hopefully if I don’t make too much of a mess of things, I’ll share with you guys how it all turns out. In the the spirit of the first day of fall, what are some of your go-to recipes? Let me know in the comments! 🙂