hot taco dip

Happy New Year’s Eve Eve! I must say, NYE has never been my favorite holiday. There’s always so much hype and planning that goes into it, and somehow it never ends up being as fun or exciting as you expect. Probably the most exciting thing I’ve ever done for New Year’s was the Full Moon…

buffalo chicken pull-apart bread

What are you asking Santa for this year? Kevin, in case you’re wondering, is looking for a Kindle Fire and Beats by Dre headphones. His justification is that he’ll start reading more if he gets a Kindle, and will start listening to the Rocky soundtrack before his basketball games if he gets $300 headphones. I’m…

sour cream & onion dip

This weekend my family and most of the Hilton Head crew was in town visiting! I cooked a boatload of chicken riggies on Friday night, and yesterday we went to College Park for the Syracuse/Maryland football game and some tailgate fun. I love having guests! Let’s talk about being a good hostess. First, we need…

habanero beer bread

I made this bread to go with the butternut squash and couscous stew. Who cares that the stew has carbs in it already? Throw me some more. I made beer bread once before but this one is BETTER. It’s spicy and cheesy. I was cooking up a storm and got a notification that I had…

three cheese & arugula flatbread

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July! I spent the long weekend in Rhode Island meeting the majority of the GS’s family, and therefore withholding many of my natural instincts. Just kidding, I was myself minus some of the compulsive sarcasm. It was absolutely beautiful there. There was a lot of sunning and…

cucumber feta salad

Yesterday was a rough day. I won’t give you the nerdy dirty details of my life as an audiology intern. We’ll do an analogy instead. Let’s say you go to your pediatrician, or perhaps a primary care physician given that you are likely over 18. He/She is doing a routine test, and goes to tap…

vegetable paninis

I’m hoping that by posting now everyone has had sufficient time to watch the premiere of The Bachelor, if you couldn’t catch it live. The first episode of the season is always the best, and sometimes the only one I watch. By “sometimes”, I mean never. If I see the first one I’m committed. The…

french onion soup

Happy New Year, invisible friends! I hope you all had a sloppy evening full of delicious appetizers and cheap champagne. I know I did. What does the new year mean? Well, for starters, I’ll still be dating everything 2012 until at least February which is super annoying. 2013 will be the year that the classiest…

seafood tortellini

You know that whole unwritten rule about how you’re supposed to eat light (read: nothing) the day before Thanksgiving? Well, that’s shot to hell. SOMEONE (read: Kelly) requested sauce and meatballs for dinner upon her arrival in Syracuse. My mom vetoed that idea, claiming that we wouldn’t have room in the refrigerator for those leftovers…

eggplant rollatini

Well, it’s been an eventful past few days. We know I have the body of an old woman when it comes to bones and joints. I may be joining Sally Field on those commercials for osteoporosis. I’ve had ganglion cysts in my wrists for a few years now- they bother me occasionally but mostly just…