Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I have this bad habit of putting bananas that are past their prime into the freezer and just saying that one day I'll use them to make banana bread, rather than just tossing them. Or maybe that's a good habit, since that means I don't waste food if I can help it. However, I'm also notoriously lazy with actually getting around to making said banana bread, so I often end up with a bunch of frozen, sad-looking bananas sitting around in the freezer for ages.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Homemade Chicken Soup

My husband got sick recently, so I decided to make him some chicken soup from scratch. The canned stuff, while convenient, just isn't as good. Unfortunately, just after I decided to make the soup, I realized I didn't have any chicken with bones or any chicken stock on hand.

After some very unhelpful Googling about whether or not I could make a decent chicken soup from scratch using just chicken pieces without bones, I thought I would just roll the dice and give it a try. I did have a can of chicken noodle soup on standby, in case it didn't work.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Blueberry Scones

I love blueberry scones. I used to buy them along with my morning coffee all the time, which got a little expensive. I never thought about making my own until I stumbled across a recipe for blueberry scones on Garnish with Lemon. As soon as I saw them, I knew I had to try to make them.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

One-Year Blogiversary: Reflections and Lessons

The Captivating Life is one year old today! I actually didn't even realize that until late last night. I can barely remember my friends' birthdays half the time, let alone my blog's birthday. In light of the special occasion, I wanted to reflect a bit on where the blog came from, where it has gone in a year, and what I have learned.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Tomato and Chickpea Quinoa Salad

Hi everyone! Sorry (again) for being away for so long. Life with a baby has been more hectic than anticipated so I haven't had my act together enough to blog regularly like I had planned. I consider it a success to just get dinner on the table so I haven't taken much time to actually take pictures in the process.

I have missed blogging, though, and with spring coming soon (or so I keep telling myself) I am making grand plans for many new projects around the house and kitchen and am going to do my best to get back to blogging somewhat regularly to document it all.

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