super bowl weekend recap

Ah, one of my favorite days of the year – Super Bowl Sunday. It’s a day full of sports, food, betting, one person rejoicing while the other is balling. It truly is a great day :)

This year was the first year that Jake and I could actually watch the game together in YEARS! Instead of going out, we decided to throw a party at our place. We got our groceries in the morning and proceeded to make lots of salsas and dips and goodies! Here’s my spread – not extravagant, but it did the trick…

{ my homemade cheesy bread }

{ my homemade salsa that is soooo good – thanks to Kim for the great recipe }

{ jake’s beautiful tray :) }

Aside from Super Bowl Sunday, I was able to meet some friends for brunch on Saturday. We went to Yolk in my hood, Streeterville. I seriously go there every weekend. The food is just so good! For the past 2 weekends, I have seen this group of guys that I considered to be a boy band. The first time I saw them, they were pretty far away. The only one i good a good look at, face-wise, had really long blonde hair swept over his face/eyes and was wearing tons of accessories and aviators. I swear, a total emo/model/boy band look. This past weekend, saw the same group sans boy band guy. After looking closer, realized some of them were Chicago Blackhawks players – Toews and Hjalmarsson…

They had their backs to me in weeks prior but this time I got a good look. Apparently tons of “celebs” go to Yolk like Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Hudson, BJ Armstrong, etc.

Anyways, that was my weekend :) It was fun but way too short!

What did you do for the super bowl?

Until next time
<3 jenna









yummy & quick recipes

Last night I tried out two recipes that I found via Pinterest. I was in the mood for something really easy and fast, but still fun. For dinner, I made a calzone. Jake and I are pretty plain people so we just had cheese and pepperoni, but you can make this with anything and everything you could ever want. It’s delish. Next time we’re going to try BBQ and chicken <3

{ calzone – YUM }

Pizza crust
Sauce of your choice
Toppings of your choice
Bake at 375° F for 30 minutes, then voila!

For dessert, I wanted something healthy. I found this on Pinterest so I figured I’d give it a go…

{ via }

I used a non-fat vanilla yogurt. Because of the nature of the yogurt, it didn’t give full coating like the above BUT they’re still yummy. When I make these again, I’m going to use Greek yogurt. It’s thicker and should coat better.


Until next time
<3 jenna

fave thanksgiving dish

I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is just a short TWO WEEKS from tomorrow. Holy cow! My family and I have begun talking about our meal – what are we cooking, who is cooking what, etc. I’ve come across a million delish recipes over the past few months and can’t wait to make a few! For my side dishes, I’m going to make scalloped corn.

Dessert is where I’m dying to try new recipes :) Check out this one!

{ pumpkin cream cheese truffles }

Or this…

{ pumpkin cheesecake bites }

What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Looking for recommendations for appetizers and main dishes!

Until next time
<3 jenna