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….

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,…

beer battered onion rings

Last week Kelly, Aaron and I did a 3 day cleanse. It’s one I did before Thanksgiving last year, and I actually like it. Aaron lost 9 pounds even after completely cheating the last day and eating a reuben and a flatbread pizza for dinner. For reference, we were supposed to be eating green beans….

rainbow chard w/ lentils & sweet potato

Have you guys bought Adele’s new album yet?! I literally bought it the morning it came out. Before I even got out of bed. I love her. Then I went home for Thanksgiving and insisted we listen to it on repeat. Sorry, Dad’s 70s Pandora station. It is vital that we learn all the lyrics to…

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…

kale salad with cured lemon dressing

Thank goodness I found a blogging buddy, I’ve been on hiatus. Welcome, Tori! Love your avocado mousse. I went to Baltimore last weekend to visit the GS. Audio book for the trip: Where’d You Go, Bernadette? I’d give it a 4 out of 5. On Saturday we went golfing and I got some special deal that included…

barley salad with nectarines and goat cheese

The GS visited Rochester this weekend for the annual arts and crafts festival/day drinking extravaganza. He also brought a German friend (Jan- pronounced like Yan) that he met while studying abroad, and Jan’s friend Max. This was their first time in America and I think they really enjoyed telling people that they flew all the way from…

broccoli salad

Last night after work I decided to drive home. I had an overflowing laundry hamper in my back seat and for some reason the thought of driving the 67 miles home and paying $4.40 in tolls seemed more favorable than sitting in a ghetto laundromat and spending $15 on laundry in questionable machines. I ended…

three bean salsa

I somehow made this way more complicated than it needed to be. I was planning to whip up this salsa/salad concoction one night last week for dinner, but when I got home from Wegmans I realized that I don’t have a can opener. This is one of the downfalls of living alone- all those little…

celery & blue cheese slaw

Even though football season is over, I’m still sharing game day food with you because we have the OLYMPICS. I’m not as big on the winter Olympics as summer (hello gymnastics), but I do like to flip it on every now and then. The other night I watched snowboard cross which was terrifying to me…