Top 4: Places to Lunch

  After working downtown for several years, I’ve grown to truly appreciate the walkable lunch spots in the area. It was tough to narrow these spots to a Top 4, but I think you’ll really like these choices. The first three are order-at-the-counter spots, so my advice would be to check out the menu before…

Top 4: Books I read in 2017

  After reading 61 books in 2017, these are my Top 4 picks!  1. “The Nightingale” a novel by Kristin Hannah: This historical fiction won as my favorite book of the year because of its power to tug at my emotions. The story is set in France during WWII, an era I have learned about…

My Easy-Peasy Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe

Easy-Peasy Loaded Baked Potato Soup recipe Ingredients: 7-8 large russet potatoes (peeled) 4 cups chicken broth 1 medium yellow onion 2 tablespoons butter 2 cups milk 16 ounces Velveeta 1 packet ranch dressing mix 1 can cream of mushroom soup Salt to taste + Toppings: sour cream, chives, bacon, cheese, etc. In a large stock…

Los Portales

Pictured: supreme tacos with sopes   Los Portales was introduced to me by a professor of mine back during my undergraduate classes. I found it to be in a prime location close to downtown to stop by before classes, and affordable for my small student budget. I have continued my admiration for this little dive,…