A change-up and Chicken & Biscuits

So, I’ve determined that my blog may be a little, um, boring. I don’t want to be boring. Plus, I find myself stressing out entirely too much a little over readership (IF I have any and why my own mother can’t seem to “find the time” to read my writing. Seriously, it takes like 5 minutes to read my blog. :/ Yes, I know I should get over it. Moving on.) and how many views and visitors I have, etc. Stress is bad. I don’t want stress. I just want to be happy and have fun!

I also feel a little pressure over sharing a new recipe every day. It’s really difficult to make new things every day of the week. Some of the things I make, we really really like and I don’t seem to ever make it again because I’m always trying something new. If we want Chili-Mango Chicken or Chana ma-Chicken or Bulgogi, I don’t want to feel guilty about making it because it’s “not new” and “I’ve already blogged about it.” Where’s the fun in that?

That’s why I’m going to change it up a little. Because I really do enjoy writing and blogging (and working out and talking about working out and eating and talking about food) and I want to be happy with my blog and I want my blog to make me happy. 🙂 And, if you read it (Which, obviously you do if you’re reading these words. And thank you, by the way, for reading! Can we be BFFs?), I want it to be interesting to you, provide you with some entertainment, maybe a workout or twelve and some food ideas.

I like to cook. I’m not creative in the least but there’s something about attempting creativity in the kitchen that makes me happy. I can follow a recipe like a BOSS! And, even after I’ve made a recipe a few hundred times, I can forget what goes in it and STILL need to read the recipe. YES!

But, sometimes, I can adapt. And, better yet, sometimes, I can recreate a recipe using slightly different ingredients and make it my own! I can call it my own, right? I mean, I just borrowed an idea and changed it. Is there an APA guide for plagiarizing in the kitchen? No? Good. Then, I’m perfectly capable of making up new recipes! And I will LOVE to share them with you!

And, of course, when I try new recipes and think they’re worth sharing, I’ll share those too! I’ll try to keep them healthy but honestly, sometimes a girl needs cookies so, sometimes, they may not be. But that’s okay too. Because treats are good – so long as you’re not going crazy with them! But, I may not share a recipe every day. I may have a new workout, a health or fitness tip, or maybe just a random story about something to share.


Random Kitty Collage!

So, that’s where I’m headed. I’m a runner and a crossfitter and a mom and a military spouse and a crazy cat lady and I’m hungry. All the time.


Comfort Food, Day 5 – Chicken & Biscuits! Click the photo to view the recipe on my Facebook page. Om nom nom!

– jennifer

Happy 4th! Why not grill up some Garlic Chicken?

Hello! Happy Independence Day!


How’s the weather in your neck of the woods? Are you able to barbecue today? Did you do any fun runs? Going to any fireworks shows? It’s rainy and gray here so I have dinner in the crockpot. I’m trying a new recipe for pork carnitas! Om nom nom!

Big news! I slept in this morning! On a Thursday!


If that’s not worth celebrating, I don’t know what is! 🙂

So, I tried a new recipe last night that would be perfect if you’re dealing with some questionable weather today! And, if you’re lucky enough to have sunshine, you could certainly do this on the grill! It’s really super simple and healthy and delicious!

Why yes, I do enjoy using exclamation points.

Happy celebrating! Enjoy your day, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing.

See what I mean? I can’t stop!


Garlic Chicken
makes 2 servings

1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 teaspoon basil, chopped
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 pinches unprocessed sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Combine garlic, basil, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. If possible, prepare an hour or so prior to cooking so the flavors can meld.

3. Rub the mix over the chicken breasts and place in an ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Bake 25 minutes or until juice runs clear.


– jennifer