weekend recap

better late than never right? sorry this monday was wooosh! jump right into things. my sincerest apologies for not getting this out sooner. so weekend. lets talk because i really really miss it about now. i’m on a 24 hour juice cleanse for liver and kidneys and i’m about to punch someone and run to […]

Mocha Cookie Cake

i cheated on valentines day. no no not on joe duh, on my diet. but just a little bit. and just a little bit for a little bit of this cake. this cake…. is not like any other cake. this cake is like pure heaven. it’s everything i want in a cake. not as rich […]

#bestself2015 week 5

week 5 folks! how are you doing? i am happy to say that i made it back from dallas and didn’t gain a pound. and i have to admit i was quite astonished. i am someone who explores via eating while i’m traveling or on vacation. the perks of being on a business trip are […]

finally friday

it’s finally friday! last morning in dallas before i head home for the weekend! the final speaker is george bush and i’m super excited to hear his speech. we are leaving to check out one more convenience store before heading to the airport that actually three different dallas folk have told me is the best […]

dallas

hello all! i got to meet robert irvine yesterday! talking about bringing health to convenience stores! greetings from dallas! after my second day here i can say i’m still undecided about how i feel about dallas. i feel though, my opinion is skewed because i have been inside a hotel at a conference from 8am – […]

Shrimp Puffs with Beer Cheese

i have spoken of her greatness before. i. love. the beeroness. all of her recipes (desserts, app’s, meat, vegetarian) are all about incorporating craft beers. i made these shrimp puffs for a christmas party earlier this year but i thought now would be an excellent time to share with the pending football festivities we are […]

lamb and feta lasagna

it’s been a while since i posted a recipe huh? i made this a couple weeks ago and have had a lot of people as me for the recipe. it was really. really good. and the best part? it was from cooking light magazine! for once piece it is under 400 calories and makes a […]

finally friday

i trust everyone had a marvelous thanksgiving? Deep Dish Pumpkin Pie W/ Meringue Topping – Martha Stewart     having a holiday floating during the week always throws me off. i think we should have friday off too. i tried that with my boss man (craig) . it didn’t go well. nope didn’t go well […]

weekend recap

this weekend….was a trial. for sure it started out good right? friday night we went out for dinner to a great place called rustico in kalamazoo, checked out this amazing wine store nearby that had a pretty slick cellar of rare and collectable wines. toured around town a bit. took a night off. (wine store […]

abby’s chicago

ok brace yourself this is going to be a lengthy one.  i am going to list off every amazing place i went to last week in chicago. there was so much goodness packed into one week that you might be here a while. these will go in order by days and areas traveled. ready? let’s […]

weekend recap

i love chicago. i friggin love it. there are seriously so many fun things to do see shop and eat. i love it. i headed out with my friend lisa after work on friday and we stopped at the michigan city antique mall midway. i picked up a piece of pyrex, a vintage concert poster […]

abby in chicago

sorry for the lack of updates yesterday. i just needed a day to get out of town (at least my town) and clear my head. no phone, no work, just breathe a bit and get inspired. i don’t know if you remember last year but i was such a scrooge and i am bound and […]