10-Day Detox Review

10 Day Detox ReviewHello all!  I apologize for my extended absence.  I had really lost the motivation to post on here for awhile because I was having such a difficult time with posting things, that I just really didn’t feel up to doing it anymore.  Basically, for the last few years I’ve been operating with a PC, which I hate, because my Mac had died (after 6 years of incredible use).  I was so used to using my Mac to blog, that this change felt incredibly burdensome.  When I had a Mac, I could plug in my phone, the pics would upload automatically, and then I would be able to quickly upload them to the blog.  It didn’t work quite so easily with the PC.  I found myself emailing the pictures to myself (4 at a time usually!) and then downloading them to the computer, then searching endlessly for them in my downloads folder.  All just to post one blog post.  Too much!  So fortunately, I’m hoping my problems have been solved! Continue reading

Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara by OinK

So this recipe is basically my go-to once a week type pasta.  It is seriously the easiest thing to make in the world, and usually I have all the ingredients on hand.  This recipe hits all my sweet spots: easy, fast, cheap, and darn-delicious!  I could honestly eat it every single day and be happy.   Continue reading

Whole Wheat Penne with Roasted Asparagus, Sautéed Chicken, Spinach and Goat Cheese Cream Sauce

OinK's Whole Wheat Penne with Roasted Asparagus, Sautéed Chicken, Spinach and Goat Cheese Cream Sauce

Tonight’s dinner was finally worth posting… I’ve had a lot of things going on in my life (mostly good!) and have basically neglected the crap out of this blog (per usual since I started working), so I’m not going to make excuses, I’m just going to cut to the chase and give you the recipe :)  This came about because I had some stuff in my fridge that I had purchased with the intent of making other things and then had extra and/or never made those things (oops).  Here’s what I had, and what you would need, to replicate this insanely easy dish: Continue reading

Andouille Chicken Sausage with Leeks and Polenta

Andouille Chicken Sausage with Leeks and Polenta

So remember how I bought a whole bunch of chicken sausage because I had a billion coupons? Well don’t worry I’m putting them to work! I also just got an awesome deal on a panini press because I had a gift card to Williams-Sonoma (aka my favorite store ever). So I went with the Cuisinart one because the reviews were fantastic and it was cheaper than the Breville (which I had used during my stint at WS and loved!)

So this recipe came about because I had a ton of chicken sausage left and thought I’d try something in the comfort food realm. Continue reading

Chicken Sausage and Peppers

OinK Chicken Sausage and Peppers

Oh em gee, y’all.  Cover your ears real quick because I’m about to toot my own horn (I know I’m ridiculously cheesy and lame but I can’t help myself).  I made a homerun tonight.  Matt loved it.  I mean LOVED.  Muggsy went totally crazy over not being able to have it (sorry muggs it has onions).  And I had to keep myself from going back for more, but packed some up to bring to work for lunch tomorrow.  It also had the added benefit of taking 30 minutes (and like 5 minutes hands-on time, which is usually all I take into consideration when I think about how long something is going to take).  Like it will literally take me longer to write this post than to make this meal.  It ALSO cost me like $3 per serving (maybe) thanks to my couponing (I’ll get into that later) Continue reading

Piña Colada Celebration Cake

Piña Colada Celebration Cake

Oh hey y’all.  It’s me.  Lynn.  Yes, I still exist and am aware of the existence of this blog.  I’m the worst I know, I haven’t posted to this blog in months.  YES months.  How.embarrassing.  I could go on and on with excuses about where I have been but the truth is, sometimes life just gets in the way.   Continue reading

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Buffalo Chicken Pizza by OinK

I know I have been very absent for a very long time, but I’m doing my best and hopefully you are still with me :)  I have been fairly busy at work and in my free time I’ve been getting involved in a new hobby… couponing! To some of you this is probably not a shock because I instagram and tweet about my couponing ventures but it’s definitely something that I’m really enjoying.  I so far have been doing a good job of resisting clipping coupons for items I don’t need and I have not bought anything we don’t already use.  So no hoarding for me!   Continue reading