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…

15 minute spaghetti squash

I’m feeling a little bit like my life is in shambles right now, so I’m going to teach you how to make a healthy dinner in the microwave! I’ve made spaghetti squash before, but I stuck it in the oven which takes foreeeever. I lack patience. WAIT. I just looked up the last time I blogged…

beef & barley stew

Another round of frozen soup to warm your soul! This whole freezer meal thing came at a very opportune time because unfortunately the GS broke his hand last weekend, and is having surgery this week. I went down to visit this weekend (with about 15 pounds of frozen soup in tow) and his hand legitimately…

creamy chicken taco soup

It’s barely 2015 and I’m already over winter. Yes, I did grow up in Syracuse, NY, but to be fair I spent the better part of the last 7 winters in Maryland. While not exactly tropical, Baltimore is just a little bit warmer which makes the winter more bearable, in my opinion. When I walked…

steak salad

My apartment is officially a sweat shop. A freezing sweat shop, because I don’t want to pay for heat. But there is back-breaking work going on in there for sure. One of my co-workers (whom I adore) commissioned me to make three quilts- one for each of her daughters- for Christmas. Her husband passed away…

turkey florentine soup

Your leftover turkey is already gone, isn’t it? Damn. Again, my timing is the worst. We typically have 8 million people for Thanksgiving (okay, like 50), but this year was a much smaller affair with a meager 24 joining us for dinner. We did a 21 pound turkey (which I slathered with a homemade compound…

ultimate egg salad

I’ve been struggling with blogging lately. Apparently so has Sheila..? When I was living in Baltimore I would make things that served 4 or 6, send leftovers with the GS and have it 1 or 2 days myself. Now, it’ s just me. No friends or boyfriends or classmates to pawn food off on. So…

blackened tuna with avocado salsa

It’s the last supper. At my house in Baltimore, that is. And yes, I only lived at this particular house for a year. But we had GRANITE. Allow me a moment to grieve. I knew I was meant to cook here one last time when I went to the grocery store and the wild caught tuna…

lentil salad w/ apples & blue cheese

I’m moving so soon. It’s freaking me out a little but is also very exciting. Because I’m planning to move out of Baltimore in my Honda Civic, I’ve been getting rid of things like crazy. Donating clothes, selling furniture, throwing away garbage bags of crap that I can’t quite figure out how I accumulated. This includes…

buffalo chicken mac & cheese

Last week after I posted on Wednesday I had a thought: “I told them my thesis defense was on Tuesday and then didn’t mention it on Wednesday, I wonder if people think I failed?!” Cue the music: You’reeeee sooooo vaaaaaaaain. Vain, yes. Delusional, definitely. I called my mom and told her I passed so that…