our new favorite chicken salad

There are certain summer meals that make me so nostalgic. One of them is definitely these pork and pineapple kebobs I shared last summer. Another that tops the list is Mesquite chicken with Uncle Ben’s rice pilaf. That frequented our patio table very often during the summer growing up. Usually accompanied by a salad or some…

skillet s’mores pie

Happy almost 4th of July! We normally spend the 4th (and the GS’ birthday on the 6th) in Rhode Island with his family, but this year we have a wedding up in Syracuse so we’ll be in NY. Luckily my SIL is getting married in RI in just a few weeks so we’ll get our…

grilled pizza

Toss your pizza stones aside, friends. Grilled pizza is the way to go. I’ve been listening to this podcast called House of Carbs. It’s not so good that I would highly recommend it but good enough that I subscribe to it because I require so many hours of content on a weekly basis to pass…

what’s on my kindle, part 34

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams. This has been compared to Bridget Jones and I can definitely see why. I thought it was good not great, but was very impressed by the narrator so if you do decide to check it out I recommend the audiobook! One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline. I always find her books to…

weeknight shrimp curry

I banged out a whole quilt over the weekend which also means I watched a LOT of television. And that I’m still open for business if you’re in the market for a T-shirt quilt. A few TV highlights: Jon Favreau’s new Netflix series The Chef Show is just pure joy. If you haven’t seen the…

triple berry biscuit cobbler

Here’s your weekend dessert… or breakfast. Louise and I will be having a girls weekend because the GS is playing in a member guest which mystifyingly means 14 hour days at the golf course. Haven’t quite figured out that math. But no matter because I have a quilting project to work on, yoga classes to…

pork & soba noodle salad

Happy unofficial start to summer! I hope you had a wonderful MDW. I was lucky enough to spend the first half of it celebrating my #1 bestie getting married. We did a very fun and low key bachelorette on Thursday, and then her wedding was Saturday! Congrats Sheila and Joe! Then the GS and I…

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…