homemade pasta

Married a week! People keep asking me how it feels and I think I should probably come up with a more satisfactory response than “the same.” But honestly we went back to normal life post-wedding. We are planning a honeymoon for September so for now it’s back to the status quo, a.k.a. watching Parenthood on…

what’s on my kindle, part 26

I meant to share this big fat post on the official first day of summer to kick off your SUMMER READING! But I forgot. So here you go, at least in time for the weekend! Last Breath by Karin Slaughter. She’s going to get a restraining order against me. I got SUPER excited about this…

06.16.18

“You know what’s better than happy endings? Happy middles. All the happy with none of the finality. All the happy with room left to grow.”  

pork & pineapple kebabs

Once upon a time, two idiot homeowners thought it would take about 4 hours and 1 gallon of stain to cover an entire fence and a second floor deck. Here’s where we were after that 4 hours and 1 gallon. My mom is shaking her head SO hard right now. Don’t worry, Mom, I haven’t…

potatoes au gratin

We are in full blown wedding prep mode- two weeks! Our house is basically covered in wedding paraphernalia and to-do lists. I’ve been working on escort cards, hotel gift bags, centerpieces, etc. And my mom is coming down this weekend for my final dress fitting and to deliver a whole carload of other stuff. We’ve…

tikka masala chicken wings

This is not a recipe. This is something I dreamed up in my head in the grocery store and was determined to do, and it came out so incredible that I had to share it with the world. During the Dark Ages (when my leg was broken and I couldn’t cook) the GS found a…

twelve eggs, two desserts

30 days until #itheewedwards! or #EEgetsMcD. We’re still up in the air on that. Feel free to cast your votes here. The past few weeks have been such a whirlwind of wedding fun. My bachelorette party was two weekends ago and it was the most surreal experience to have all of my favorite people in one…

what’s on my kindle, part 25

Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter. You’re like, enough already with this lady. Here’s the deal- my girl Karin wrote a series BEFORE Will Trent (Grant County) and this is the first book in that series. I kind of wish I had done Grant County first because some of the characters end up overlapping in Will Trent. But…

beer can chicken

It’s been a whirlwind 3 weeks. I went to Nashville for a work trip, flew back on a Friday night and left bright and early Saturday morning for Savannah. We spent the week there on a family vaca and had a great time. Then I flew to Charlotte on Monday for a work meeting. So…

make-ahead mediterranean salad

  Hey hey we’re on vacation! The GS and I drove down to Savannah from Baltimore on Saturday. We’ve established that I’m the better co-pilot and he’s the better pilot, but I took the first driving shift because I’m also more of a morning person than he is. Which meant he was in charge of…