copycat live med salad

Yesterday was Kelly and Aaron’s 1 year wedding anniversary! After much careful observation while living with them over the past year, I’ve concluded that they are ready to live alone. Just the two of them, with no tenant. So I’m moving out!┬áIt will be a big step for their marriage to lose me, but I’m…

heirloom tomato salad

This is the weekend we say goodbye to summer, isn’t it? Dislike. Rather than having a relaxing LDW at the lake, we’re making a quick trip up to Long Island tomorrow for a wedding, driving back after the reception, and flying to Louisville on Sunday morning for an engagement party. I know what you’re thinking….

orzo with deconstructed pesto

Does anything make you sound like more of a pretentious jerk than describing something as “deconstructed?” I don’t think so. In fairness, my intention for this dish was to just make regular old pesto. But a certain married couple that I live with is a liiiiiittle bit possessive over their Ninja blender and took it…

wine slushies

Just got back from the greatest four days at the lake! The weather was perfect and we did some cool stuff like hiking Buttermilk Falls (see above!) The only unfortunate incident happened on the golf course. My mom, my grandma, Aaron, Kevin and I went out to play 9 holes at the local course. It…

shrimp salad

This weekend my best friends got married! To each other! It was a beautiful wedding and so much fun to have some of the Loyola crew back together again. A couple of days before the wedding I went to get my nails done. I had purchased a Groupon to a new nail studio in Canton…

how to use grilled veggies 3 ways

High of 99 today folks! Doesn’t that make you want to go fire up your grill? LOL no. But timing these blog posts has never been a strength so I’ll fill you in anyway. This weekend the GS and I invited ourselves over to our friends’ house. They’re getting married this weekend! So we wanted…

caprese burgers

Enter: my new favorite burger. This is such a simple concept I can’t believe I didn’t think of it sooner. I think these would also be adorable as appetizers at a summer party in slider form. In this case, the four of us ate them for Sunday dinner at like 9PM after playing 9 holes…

zucchini lasagna

Holy moly I’ve let this get away from me. Work has been INSANE and therefore I haven’t been cooking anything new. Going to all my old standby recipes, or eating cereal for dinner. Shit happens. Over the 4th we went to Rhode Island to get some R&R and hang with the GS’ family. I always…

smoky shrimp burgers

This week the GS and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary! It’s kind of crazy that he’s tolerated me for this long. I said something outrageous on Sunday and he just looked at me and said “Sometimes I wonder about the things that go through your brain that you choose NOT to say.” He doesn’t…

dinosaur cornbread

If you’re not from Syracuse, you’re wondering if I made you cornbread in the shape of a dinosaur. Like the dinosaur chicken nuggets from elementary school! Because everything tastes better when it’s in a bizarre shape, right?! No. Just a copycat Dinosaur BBQ cornbread recipe that I was given by my home cook idol/second mother,…