memorial day migas

Actually, I made this on Mother’s Day. Which I now realize was two weeks ago but hopefully you can make it tomorrow. We had gorgeous weather here so we took a long walk, and the GS made a surprise dinner. His original plan was to get me flours and flowers for my first Mother’s Day…

what’s on my kindle, part 40

Attached by Amir Levine. This is all about the science/psychology of attachment, specifically in romantic relationships. It’s interesting but I personally prefer The 5 Love Languages if you want to do a deep dive into your relationship. Long Bright River by Liz Moore. This is about a young female police officer in Philadelphia whose sister is a…

cheesy black bean tacos

Here’s one for #MeatlessMonday or #TacoTuesday. Or both! We recently had a leak in our mudroom and we are very fortunate that our friend moved in next door and also happens to be a contractor. So he and another very handy friend gave us several hours of free labor this weekend and I am eternally…

crab toast

Happy Friday! I know, all days are basically the same now. Last weekend we were looking for a touch of normalcy so we picked some crabs! It’s a Maryland pastime, and ’tis the season! If you’ve ever done this before you’ll understand why crab meat is so expensive. It takes forever to get a small…

egg roll in a bowl

Closing out week 6 here, friends. This is a sad and scary time. But I refuse to watch the news because I feel like I’m already doing everything that I can do (social distancing, making masks, ordering grocery delivery) so it’s better for my mental health to not expose myself to the 24 hour news…

salted caramel brownies: a journey

Given how much I love to bake, I’m routinely disappointed by the GS’ lack of enthusiasm related to desserts. Many nights I just bake two lonesome cookies for myself from a batch of dough I keep stored in the fridge at all times. He rarely partakes. But he randomly LOVES brownies. And I’ve made homemade…

apple cinnamon dutch baby

Happy Easter! Probably unlike any Easter any of us have had before, but I’m not complaining. And I think certain other individuals in my family are substantially more disappointed by the absence of the Masters than of a theoretical egg hunt. Still, I decided I wanted to make something a little more special for breakfast…

the recipe that made me tolerate beets.

I have a complicated history with beets. If you’ve been reading for a while you may remember (you won’t remember) a post I did back in 2012ish where I made a beet and goat cheese ravioli that Michael Symon cooked on The Chew. At the time I had never had beets and I guess I assumed…

stuffed cabbage rolls

How’s your quarantine life going? I imagine the GS and I are having an easier time than most, given that we’ve been working from home together for about 4 years and I’ve been on maternity leave so staying in and snuggling Greta and Louise has been my MO for a while now. We’ve got this…

what’s on my kindle, part 39

Know My Name by Chanel Miller. This is a memoir written by the woman who was sexually assaulted by Brock Turner (the Stanford swimmer). Her witness statement was published by Buzzfeed back in 2016 when her trial was going on, but she was always listed as “Emily Doe.” The book is AMAZING. Highly recommend the…