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…

fire ants on a log

This is the dumbest easiest healthy-ish app. We went over to Kelly and Aaron’s on Saturday night for a pizza party with our other friends, who hadn’t met Alice yet. She’s always so excited to meet new people. I offered to bring an appetizer, and wanted to bring something relatively healthy because I have this…

charlie brown ice cream

Last night I attended a dinner for work. There were 5 of us: 3 women and 2 men. I arrived third, and slid into the booth next to one of the women. One of the men was seated across from us. When the last two diners arrived, the other woman slid into the booth next…

what’s on my kindle, part 31

This post features the photos of our Baltimore Restaurant Week meal at La Cuchara! It was honestly the best restaurant week dinner we’ve done and I can’t wait to go back. If you’re in Baltimore- highly recommend this awesome spot! The Address by Fiona Davis. I really liked The Dollhouse and this did have similar vibes- jumping…

beef stew

This is a post to warm your belly and your heart. I’M AN AUNT! My perfect niece Alice Anna was born on Sunday morning. The GS and I grabbed bagels and a big pink headband (we were all surprised by the gender!) and headed straight to the hospital. I got to hold her when she…

coconut curry

I wasn’t going to post this because it’s pretty much verbatim from The Pretty Dish but I made it 3 times in a month and therefore decided that I owe it to you to pass it along. I was telling the GS that I don’t like to post recipes that I haven’t had some hand in creating….

seafood arrabbiata

We hosted a little gathering at our house last night for football and Sunday dinner, and naturally I went all out. I made a veggie flatbread app, this whole dinner, plus coffee ice cream and salted chocolate mocha cookies for dessert. Few things make me happier than spending an entire day in the kitchen. I…