ramen noodle salad

This one is coming from Phoenix! Holy hell it’s hot here. I landed last night at midnight and it was still ONE HUNDRED AND ELEVEN DEGREES outside. Then I had the creepiest Lyft driver ever who kept asking why I was being quiet and I was like “Uhh it feels like 3 AM to me,…

chicken cordon bleu sandwich

Last weekend, my family came down to visit Baltimore and DC, and then attend a family wedding in Virginia on Sunday. They got to do all the touristy things: the aquarium, the science museum, and an O’s game in Baltimore, and then the DC monuments and Arlington National Cemetery the following day. We stopped by…

two easy summer staples

GUESS WHAT? Yesterday was my 4 year Spill the Beans Blog-iversary. Can you believe it? That means you must have wasted hours of your life reading my words over the last four years. It’s been a really fun thing for me to do, and I definitely think it has forced me to get a little…

eggplant burrata bruschetta

I saw something very offensive in a grocery store in DC a few weeks ago.   WHY in the middle of summer is my only option for basil a few old leaves in a plastic container?! I was furious. This is more like it. A+, Wegmans. I was able to work from home in Camillus…

chicken burrito bowl

I’ve done several stupid things recently. When I found out I was going to be working from home, I figured all I would need is a laptop and I could just carry it around the house and work from wherever. Uhh, not so much. I have so much crap already. And by ‘crap,’ I mean…

pear & walnut salad

Of course I post an egg recipe and then go to the store to find that avian flu is wiping out the hen population and causing the price of eggs to skyrocket. Timing is everything. I also need to share with you this little tip. Making an omelette with leftover bean dip and some monterey jack…

slow scrambled egg sandwich

Today I’m writing from Atlanta! HOT-Lanta! Actually I haven’t been outside yet today and it’s freezing in my hotel room, but it was hot yesterday. I had a somewhat uneventful trip down here, which was a welcome change from my travel experience to Iowa last week. We left Baltimore late, so I missed my connecting…

grilled shrimp tacos

Happy Belated Mother’s Day! I have so many wonderful moms in my life, but I especially love the one who physically gave birth to me. I’m glad I was able to spend the day with her. Or, most of the day. Mother’s Day is the only time of the year where women are allowed to tee off…

sweet potato sausage egg stack

I just typed out a whole post about how this recipe was accidentally Paleo, even though I’m not on the Paleo diet and have no interest in being on the Paleo diet. Then I Google’d the Paleo diet, and realized that I was wrong about what exactly qualifies as Paleo. This is what happens when…

chipotle cucumber turkey pita

I know what you’re thinking. Hasn’t blogged in two weeks, and then returns with… a sandwich? Yes, that is actually the best I could do. As I mentioned I was in a car accident, car was totaled, needed to buy a new one, yada yada stress on my life. BUT I ended up going with…