Modern Girl’s Guide To Life: Hosting a Dinner Party

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

Nutella Pancakes!

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!

Mini Lasagna!

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!

Strawberry Pancakes!

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,, so it’s easier to type in than the WordPress URL. Also, in an effort to be more professional, I purchased a separate URL,, which is not up … More Strawberry Pancakes!

Spring Eating

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

Introduction to Carbtastic, Nerdtastic, and Fantastic

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