spicy pork ragu

Greetings from Syracuse! I’m home on Spring Break for a few days. Essentially this means that instead of doing work in Baltimore, I’m doing work at home with March Madness on in the background. Seriously, when I finish this progam I’m making EVERYONE call me Dr. McDermott. My parents included. I’ve left the house once-…

chicken riggies

It’s remarkable that I’m posting a recipe containing alcohol the Monday morning after alumni weekend and a HUGE win for the BALTIMORE RAVENS! Tom Brady, your pretty face is all you have left. All of my Loyola friends were visiting this weekend for the Bull and Oyster Roast, which is an annual event for current…

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…

classic sauce and meatballs

First, I wish I liked donuts. Sheila’s look oh-so-pretty. And I would feel cooler if I jumped on the donut pan bandwagon. Second, I PASSED MY LIFE ALTERING TEST. I’ve still been reeling from the anxiety of it / trying to catch up on all the work I neglected while studying for it. Hence my…

broken lasagna w/ zucchini & tomatoes

Happy Tuesday! I’ve officially recovered from wedding weekend. We had such a great time- Stephanie looked GORGEOUS (as did Chris) and the wedding was absolutely perfect. My Rent the Runway experience was a success- I highly recommend it if you’re willing to be a little adventurous and don’t want to buy a dress for a…

white wine and garlic chicken

I’m back in Charm Cit-ay! I drove back yesterday, a surprisingly uneventful 5 hours in which I groaned to myself about the state of Pennsylvania less than 10 times (record) and sang a lot of Adele, Jon McLoughin, and Glee tunes. 100% off key. Cruise control is, in my opinion, the best thing ever. Especially…

pasta with asparagus

This has been the week. from. hell. That’s why you haven’t heard from me. You haven’t heard from Sheila because she’s been feeding everyone brown butter, including her laptop. The laptop was not a fan of the oh-so-nutty aroma. Aside from all the tests, papers, labs, being asked to edit a 200 page thesis on…

zucchini pistou

Sheila has been showing off all her pretty lake pictures in Platty Plattsburgh, so in order to even the score I’ll give the brackish waters of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor some face time. I took these while I was out for a run on Tuesday. I imagine I was a bit of a conundrum, familiar enough…

penne with butternut squash

I cannot lie to you, I’m eating a mug cake as I write this. I need to quit them but I can’t seem to go cold turkey. Is there a patch for this? I think I deserve it today though because I took my FIRST GRAD SCHOOL TEST EVER. And I survived. And did well…

broccoli macaroni

I’m stress eating. As we speak I’m pounding graham crackers. Breaking them into their four respective pieces and then shoving the rectangle in whole. I just finished a sleeve. Grad school is not fun. It’s not in a warm and fuzzy bubble like undergrad. It’s cold and mean and lacking directions and expensive. $100 to go to…