Catch up: Chapter 1. I’m still struggling with the idea that this book is only for women. How frustrating to me that a woman will be “throwing together a dinner party” and her husband/boyfriend/significant other is just lounging on the couch! I would definitely try to split the set-up/prep. Throwing a dinner party takes a lot of … More Modern Girl’s Guide To Life: Hosting a Dinner Party
Here’s a #carbtastic recipe that was made for me. It’s unusual, seasonal, and delicious, so of course, I needed to try it. This recipe is from Healthy Food for Healthy Living (via Pinterest). Unfortunately, I don’t have any kind of food processor, so the smoothness of the sweet potatoes didn’t work from the original recipe to … More Sweet Potato and Brie Mac ‘n Cheese
Happy Sunday! This post is inspired by this Buzzfeed video! I used pancake batter from the Jiffy Biscuit mix The Ingredients: 1 package of Jiffy Buttermilk Biscut Mix 1 egg 3/4 cup of milk or water (I used 1% milk) 2 tbsp. oil Butter or PAM to grease the pan Jar of Nutella Toppings (I … More Nutella Pancakes!
My family has a Christmas tradition where we always have cinnamon rolls after we open our presents. This year, my mom mentioned that she saw a Pin for waffle maker cinnamon rolls and we decided to go for it. This recipe follows the directions from LittleBitFunky.com. Yum! What non-traditional food have you made in a … More Waffle Maker Cinnamon Rolls!
Hello, Hello! It has certainly been a while since I posted something food related. Let me tell you, this is amazing! Hat tip to this Buzzfeed article and Tracy’s Culinary Adventures for the inspiration! My favorite part about this recipe is that it’s so portable. I made some for dinner and I saved the rest … More Mini Lasagna!
I hope you, my darling reader, have been doing well these past couple weeks I have been absent. A couple blog updates, I bought my domain, hahanella.com, so it’s easier to type in than the WordPress URL. Also, in an effort to be more professional, I purchased a separate URL, heather-allen.com, which is not up … More Strawberry Pancakes!
My friends influence me to eat healthier. I totally ignored their healthy eating influence this past winter, in an excuse I like to call “Polar Vortex Syndrome,” but what is important here is that since it is FINALLY starting to warm up, I have been paying more attention to what I am eating. Come to find … More Spring Eating
Every time I would throw a tantrum at a family function when I was young, my mother would affectionately tell me: “Every party needs a pooper, that’s why we invited you!” It’s a jab at me, as the guest, to get my act together and act appropriately around other people. I encountered one such Pooper … More Dude on Drugs: An Observation
Welcome! You have stumbled onto my blog and are probably wondering what it’s about. Here’s a (mostly-true) synopsis: Who: hahanella My self-given nickname, nella, was created a few years ago (read: as a teenager) when I was bored at work one day. My co-worker and I were saying and writing our names backwards. As you … More Introduction to Carbtastic, Nerdtastic, and Fantastic