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…

spiked hot chocolate

We got our first big snow in Baltimore this weekend! All the Syracuse people reading are like “yeah, okay.” It was about 6 inches but essentially that shuts the city down. So we’re hunkered down at home today and I was in the mood for a hot beverage and luckily remembered that we had a…

the easiest pulled pork

Happy 2019! Clearly my resolution wasn’t to blog more often. Oops. I know a lot of people have resolutions surrounding eating better and exercising more. But I also thought some people might have a resolution to cook at home more often (which most of us know ends up leading to healthier habits anyway). So while…

what’s on my kindle, part 30

THIRTY. I honestly wish these Kindle posts were my full time job. I went back and, according to my Kindle posts of 2018, I read 98 books last year. In case you’re wondering, I did not count the ones where I quit less than halfway through when I decided it was terrible. In 2017 I…

cheese ball

The other night we went to dinner at a local establishment called Of Love and Regret. Weird name, I know, but they do have good food. We were there during happy hour which on the surface may make us sound like hip 20 somethings out to be social, but in reality is because I prefer…