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52 Recipes Minibook

Written on June 10, 2015 at 11:59 am, by

52 Recipes - Minibook Project from the Nerd Nest

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One of my ongoing goals in life is to try one new recipe a week. It doesn’t always happen–sometimes life gets too busy–but starting this goal is how I learned to cook years ago. It keeps me from falling into a rut Continue

52 Recipes Book

Written on January 20, 2015 at 1:22 pm, by

52 Recipes - January | The Nerd Nest 1

The current Nerd Nest challenge is to document your goals, and as much as I love the idea of just listing out general goals and having that to refer back to, I wanted to document a goal over a longer period of time even more.

One of my ongoing … Continue

Savoring Lately

Written on July 9, 2014 at 9:50 am, by


This year, I’m trying to make a new meal every week. I’ve had some winners, so I thought I’d share some of the results of a few awesome chicken meals and side dishes with you!


I subscribe to Rachel Ray Everyday magazine and I always try a few recipes out … Continue

Savory Sunday Vol. 83 | March Eats

Written on April 6, 2014 at 11:48 am, by

Savory Sunday Vol. 83 | March Eats

March was not the most exciting food month ever. I was working more often AND both of our cars ended up getting wrecked (which made grocery shopping trickier, even after we had a rental car). That translated into fewer home cooked meals and more Chipotle. Jake and I still got … Continue

Savory Sunday Vol. 82

Written on March 2, 2014 at 8:35 pm, by


I’m back again to share our food highlights, this time from the past two weeks (because I missed last weekend). I’ve made it a goal to make at least one new recipe a week, and over the past two weeks I tried three new things.

The first was oat breadContinue

Favorite Herbs + How I Use ‘Em

Written on February 28, 2014 at 7:05 pm, by

Favorite Herbs + How I Use 'Em

I was bitten by the gardening bug hard last year, and my gateway plants were herbs. So many herbs. All of the herbs. Okay, that’s a slight hyperbole, but it is not an understatement to say that they took over my front yard. I started my little shoots last March … Continue

Savory Sunday Vol. 81

Written on February 16, 2014 at 7:49 pm, by

Coffee at Broadway Cafe in Kansas City

This week I don’t have much in the way of dinners to share because my mom, who has been staying with us, took charge this week. So I thought I’d switch it up and share other meals!

Bcause coffee is my favorite edible on the planet, I’m counting coffee dates … Continue

Savory Sunday Vol. 80

Written on February 9, 2014 at 9:14 pm, by

Buttermilk Pancakes

Here are our food highlights lately!

I’ve been trying a new recipe every week, and last week the new thing was buttermilk pancakes. Jake is the official pancake maker in the house, but this week I wanted to try my hand at it. I used the basic recipe from the … Continue

Savory (ahem) Sunday Vol. 79

Written on February 3, 2014 at 3:19 pm, by


Here are our food highlights lately!

I’ve been trying a new recipe every week, and last week the new thing was Moroccan spice rubbed steak with couscous and roasted veggies. The spice was really the only part that was from a recipe, the rest was from-my-brain-magic. I cut steak into … Continue

Savory Sunday Vol. 78

Written on January 26, 2014 at 4:26 pm, by

Tequila Lime Chicken | The Nerd Nest

We had a good food week around here! We started off with one of my favorites, tequila lime chicken… without the tequila. Because I’ve found that it doesn’t really need it. This meal is one of our family staples; I love how flavorful and simple it is.

Eggtc. in Kansas City | The Nerd Nest

Eggtc. in Kansas City | The Nerd Nest

We tried … Continue