sarah cooks

Monday Drive: Fall, Don’t LEAF Me!

The stack of books on my bookshelf to read is getting slightly out of hand. Currently I have five that I haven't started, one I just finished & one I am half way finished with (but I've been half way finished for a month). Oh darn, I see another one, so six I haven't started. Did I mention the ...

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Monday Drive: Full Plate

Plates. I've noticed that this week my life is revolving around plates. Plate #1: my magnified cooking addiction. Plate #2: my life plate. Right now both are extremely positive (& full). Plate #1 - In the Kitchen As you may remember I have started doing the TRIM fitness program. There are ...

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Sarah Cooks – “No Broccoli Rabe” Pasta

Pasta. Not the tomato kind, but the kind that has ingredients you can't pronounce. The kind that should be named something fancy & on a "specials" board at an Italian restaurant. Pasta is something I crave a lot but I usually only pop open a jar of Rao's Arrabbiatta Sauce (which is amazing, ...

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Lasagna à la Trader Joe’s

When I decided to try my hand at lasagna, Trader Joe's was my first thought of where to pick up my ingredients. This is how the recipe got it's name, Lasagna à la Trader Joe's. One 30 minute drive back to my house, then 10 minutes of prep & 45 minutes of baking, this baby was ready to eat! Let ...

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Monday Drive: Ninja Roll, Shooting Stars & Festivals

This is the third Monday drive since I've started my blog, how exciting! More often that not, I do not bounce out of bed of in the morning, but today I did a quick ninja roll! It's probably because I slept entirely too much this weekend. I didn't really accomplish anything this weekend, but I did ...

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Sarah Cooks: Red Bean, Sausage & Rice Soup

While I'm not 100% ready for Fall, I am kinda excited about warm days & cool nights. Which is why I served up this yummy soup of red beans, sausage & rice on a chilly Friday night. I know what you're thinking, how is there a chilly night in August?! And, I honestly can't answer that, HA! All ...

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