orzo w/ tomato, basil & almonds

Hey Monday! I don’t feel like I actually had much of a weekend. On Saturday I went to an advanced instructor training for Body Pump from 8AM to 7PM. It was amazing but I still feel like my body is broken. And I had to work yesterday afternoon. By “work,” I mean I showed up…

mussels w/ aji amarillo squash sauce

I did it! Finally recreated one of our favorite dishes from Seattle. The GS and I debated a lot about this one. He kept insisting that the sauce was “cheesy” and resembled the texture of “melted Velveeta.” I remember nothing about cheese, and distinctly remember the bartender telling me there was squash in it. We…

scotch eggs

Happy Mother’s Day! One of the downsides of living in Baltimore is that I don’t get to spend Mother’s Day with my mom. And admittedly I procrastinated getting my mom a Mother’s Day gift this year, partially because I was on the road every day for work and partially because she’s insanely hard to shop…

beer battered fish w/ broccoli slaw

This sounds too fancy to be a quick and easy meal, right? WRONG. On Sunday I went to yoga and then picked the GS up from the golf course to take him to Wegmans with me. His golf buddy was all like “Dude, you’re getting dragged to the grocery store? SUCKS!” in the way that cool…

san diego

Coming at you this morning from the Baltimore City Courthouse, where I’m currently serving jury duty. And by that I mean, sitting in the waiting area listening to an audiobook and begrudgingly catching up on work email. I’ll take a brief moment to illustrate how rude and antisocial I am in real life. When one…

pork meatball banh mi

One of the (many) things the GS makes fun of me for is how fast I eat. I don’t know whether I’m always starving by the time I start eating, or I don’t chew my food appropriately, or I like to let others lead the dinner conversation. But I am almost always the first person…

cinnamon rolls

I made these over 4 months ago! Solid blogging. Sheila told me the Pioneer Woman’s cinnamon rolls were the best, so I decided to try them. I made the dough right before I went home for Christmas, and I was thinking Kevin would have so much fun rolling them out with me and doing the…

what’s on my kindle, part 16

Hungry Heart by Jennifer Weiner. She wrote In Her Shoes (which I haven’t read, but I know it was made into a movie with Cameron Diaz), and some other books. I actually don’t know if I’ve read any of them but I heard her memoir was good, so I listened to it. I liked it- she had a…

shrimp pasta with tomato cream sauce

Hi!! Hi!! Did you notice my blog makeover?? I worked so hard on it. It literally took me almost an entire weekend because I had to go back through and set a “featured image” for every post. And there was not a user-friendly way to do this. Or there probably is but I couldn’t figure…

keep austin weird

I feel like a lucky lady to have visited another city that I fell in love with. Don’t worry, Seattle. You and Austin are totally different. I was really drunk in Austin! I barely remember it. Note to future Maids and Matrons of Honor: fanny packs are the BEST bachelorette favor. Not only are they hilarious…

lemon icebox pie

This week’s blog post is dedicated to my Hilton Head family! We’re AUSTIN BOUND this weekend for Suzanne’s bachelorette party! I’ve never been to Austin before and I’m pretty excited for a weekend of barbecue, SoulCyle, and hanging in a van, I mean on a boat, down by the river. Her wedding is in June…

kale & cauliflower salad

How’s your bracket doing?! I feel like every year everyone says theirs is terrible, but someone MUST be doing well, right? I watch almost zero basketball games during the regular season but then I get completely obsessed with the tournament. I always want to make it interesting so I choose tons of upsets but then I…