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…

holiday cards 2018

Season’s greetings! I was recently at a Christmas party where a bunch of girls were talking about sending out holiday cards. No shade to this group of ladies, but I quickly realized that this was just a thinly veiled way to bombard people with yet another wedding photo. Now, I did this for our wedding…

nicky’s baked chicken & rice

Oh my readers what a treat I have for you this evening. My 4 moms came to Baltimore this weekend (1 biological mother + 3 adopted mothers= 4 soul mothers) mainly to celebrate my sister and my new niece or nephew who will be here in about 6 weeks! That’s right, I’m becoming an aunt….

sous vide pork tenderloin

Three weeks until Christmas! Have you been shopping? This year we decided to only buy for one person, Secret Santa style. Takes some of the stress out of buying multiple gifts, and hopefully you can focus on getting that person what he or she REALLY wants. It’s also great that we have less gift-buying stress…

turkey curry soup

Oh happy day of leftovers. Listen, I am 100% all in for the day-after-Thanksgiving turkey sandwich. In fact I might even love it more than the meal itself. But then after everyone has put their fingers all over the best pieces for sandwiches, you’re left with the dribs and drabs of the bird. If you’re…

what’s on my kindle, part 29

Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams. I’ve read some of her other books and enjoyed them, but I literally listened to about 10 hours of this and still gave up because it was so slow. And by “slow” I mean I felt as if I could stop paying attention for 15 minutes and not miss anything…

boozy broccoli cheddar soup

SOUP SEASON. My friend Annie makes a new soup every Sunday and you should definitely follow her adventures @thesoupersunday. And actually, when I just went to double check that I had the correct insta handle, it turns out she also made a broccoli cheddar this week! Great minds, and all that. I saw this recipe…