mediterranean orzo salad

A couple of years ago my sister invited me to her book club. She was hosting and wanted my help with the food, but also knows I’m the most freakish reader on the face of the earth. They were reading a book I had already read, probably a year earlier. I didn’t love it but…

what’s on my kindle, part 33

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I love me some TJR (especially Evelyn Hugo) and this is a big departure for her! It’s written like the transcript of a documentary, if that makes sense. Because of that, you MUST LISTEN TO IT. They have like 15 different people narrating the different characters and…

jackfruit sliders

This is less a recipe and more a public service announcement. I had heard about jackfruit as a vegan substitute for pulled pork, and was skeptical at best. Fruit, subbing for delicious fatty shredded slow cooked meat? Hard pass. But then a few months ago we went to Great Sage, an all vegan restaurant, and…

georgia peach ice cream sandwiches

As usual, I’m posting something a few weeks past the point when you would want the recipe. You can put this in your back pocket for Masters Weekend 2020. The GS decided we should host a Masters party this year. I don’t care about the Masters really at all, but was excited about creating a…

deviled eggs w/ bacon jam

Last weekend I asked the GS to stop at the grocery store on his way home from golf to grab some eggs. He called me about 45 minutes later. “There’s a guy at Harris Teeter who looks just like Kevin Spacey. I’m pretty sure it’s him. I’ve been following him around the store for 30…

spinach pasta w/ green veggies

The prettiest, springiest pasta. A few weeks ago I watched this pasta making video and it’s the closest I’ve ever come to experiencing what I think is ASMR. I then proceeded to make pasta dough and fail at constructing every short cut pasta shape I tried. He makes it look so effortless and beautiful and I…

what’s on my kindle, part 32

The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian. This was REALLY good. I loved his book The Guest Room but then hated The Sleepwalker, and I’m glad he’s back on my radar. This one is about- you guessed it!- a flight attendant who is an alcoholic in denial about her alcoholism. She wakes up one morning in Dubai next…

homemade tortillas

Well I clocked over 18 hours in the car this week. TG for audiobooks and podcasts. Most of the time I take my own car and expense the mileage, but occasionally I have to rent a car. We recently switched from National to Budget/Avis. For the rental car newbs out there, let me tell you…

pistachio crusted chocolate cake

Yesterday was my sister’s birthday! Hard to believe it’s been 10 years since we celebrated her 21st with a power hour… The GS and I got to babysit Alice last night while mom and dad went out to dinner. She’s such a little angel. We had a party on Saturday to celebrate, too, which is…

caramelized ginger soup

GUYS. This is hands down one of my favorite soups I’ve EVER made. It is insanely flavorful which, in soup land, usually means it’s intensely time consuming. Not this one! Under 30 minutes. Are you listening, Rachael Ray? I don’t know if she even still has that show but we’ll pretend. What I really love…