watermelon refresher

When I was up in Syracuse over the 4th of July I had to make a quick grocery store run for a few camp essentials (corn on the cob, hamburger buns, etc.) If you’ve been reading for any length of time you know about my extreme love affair with Wegmans. I once attended a Les…

spaghetti w/ basil oil

I almost quit blogging this week after discovering that there’s no way I could ever find something more delicious in a refrigerator. Photo credit: Alice’s dad. I realized recently I hadn’t made homemade pasta in a while. Sometimes pasta can be kind of heavy and wintery depending on the sauce, though, so I needed something…

sweet corn farrotto

Last week we packed up and drove to RI to celebrate Sydney and Mike’s wedding! They got married on Thursday (their 9 year anniversary) which might seem unconventional but was actually the greatest thing ever because the celebrations continued after the high of the wedding and we got to spend a lot of time with…

what’s on my kindle, part 35

Brave, Not Perfect by Reshma Saujani. This book simultaneously slapped me in the face and held my hand. I LOVED it and listened to the entire thing in one day. She’s the founder of Girls Who Code (an awesome organization that my friend K works for in NY) and her book is about breaking out of…

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…