white pizza w/ campari tomatoes

This pizza was just serendipitous. One of those nights when I told the GS we had NO FOOD IN THE WHOLE HOUSE and I had no idea what we were going to eat for dinner. Personally I find that pizza is a good option in these scenarios because I almost always have flour and yeast….

fig clafoutis

The house next door to ours is currently vacant and under foreclosure. This isn’t a bad thing because hopefully someone will buy it and flip it for some lovely neighbors to move into it. Our former neighbors were nice, but kept cat food out on their stoop so we had 55 cats roaming our block…

black bean avocado hummus

We are obsessed with this dog. It brings me unbelievable amounts of joy when she plays fetch, swims, goes to the bathroom outside, sleeps in the car. I’m concerned that this means I will someday praise a human child for doing things innate to him/her, such as hiccuping and farting. However there are some things…

what’s on my kindle, part 27

The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll. This is the same author who wrote Luckiest Girl Alive which I found to be pretty over-hyped, but I still wanted to give this one a chance. It jumps in pretty abruptly, kind of leaving you to fill in some blanks and figure out what’s going on. BUT ONCE YOU…

vegan ice cream

As promised, vegan ice cream! Are you bored with me yet? If so, please just buy an ice cream maker and join the party. Here’s a secret I just learned. Making vegan ice cream is SO MUCH EASIER than regular ice cream. Don’t get me wrong, I have a certain fondness for overly complicated recipes…

garlic scape pesto.. and a PUPPY

Okay, there’s a chance this miiiiight be an unattainable recipe right now. Because apparently scape season is about 3 seconds long. What’s a scape, you say? They are in the garlic family and we got the LAST BAG at our local organic market, Rooftop Hot. It’s within walking distance of our house and I need…

our wedding!

Hey hey! I figured I would do a recap post about the wedding just for fun. I posted some pictures on Facebook but this post includes some NEVER BEFORE SEEN photos! Does that entice you? Okay let’s go. First I’ll say that we hired What Em Sees photography, kind of through sheer luck. She’s a…

sweet potato curly fries

Enter… two more kitchen toys. Is this like a fashion blog where you think “Okay yes she looks fantastic but so would I, if I had all these designer clothes?” Or is it like “she clearly doesn’t read fashion blogs.” The other day on my Instagram story (@spilllthebeansblog) I shared a photo of our new…

coffee ice cream sandwiches

I think I’ve made ice cream 5 or 6 times since we got the ice cream maker and I talked about it here. I’ve continued to use the NY Times recipe for vanilla ice cream and it is flawless. I did make one small tweak, which is adding some Haitian vanilla. I tried it when I…

beer waffles

Here’s your weekend breakfast. The Thursday before our wedding we decided to host a barbecue because we knew our families would be coming into town early and might like to see our house. As it turns out, many many people were coming into town early and we thought it would be fun to host EVERYONE….