southwestern stuffed sweet potatoes

In keeping with my new year’s resolution to be more fun, I went out both nights this weekend. WILD. On Friday I wore one of the shirts I made because I felt like showing off my handiwork/justifying all the time I’ve spent on my sewing machine. This girl came up to me and asked me…

roasted brussels sprouts with mustard sauce

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope Santa treated you well. The past couple of days have been filled with excessive amounts of food, meeting the newest baby in the McDermott family, and trying to avoid Kevin pinching my sides to make me jump out of my skin. I’ve been cooking up a storm for the various…

habanero beer bread

I made this bread to go with the butternut squash and couscous stew. Who cares that the stew has carbs in it already? Throw me some more. I made beer bread once before but this one is BETTER. It’s spicy and cheesy. I was cooking up a storm and got a notification that I had…

buffalo cauliflower bites

Before I begin, I have to give Kelly credit for finding this recipe on Pinterest. If I give her credit later, she’ll start reading the post and then I’ll get a text message “that buffalo cauliflower you blogged about was MY IDEA.” So, here it is. Thank you, Almighty Kelly, for believing in vegetables as…

warm potato salad on the grill

Hey friends, I’m on vacation! I arrived in Camillus on Friday and have been bouncing around Rochester/Cayuga Lake/Ithaca and haven’t had internet access to blog. As a matter of fact I saw my blog buddy Sheila on Saturday for the first time in, seriously, 8 months (!!) when I drove her to Rochester for Park…

cucumber feta salad

Yesterday was a rough day. I won’t give you the nerdy dirty details of my life as an audiology intern. We’ll do an analogy instead. Let’s say you go to your pediatrician, or perhaps a primary care physician given that you are likely over 18. He/She is doing a routine test, and goes to tap…

narragansett succotash and honey dijon potatoes

Tomorrow night the GS is taking me to a work function at the French Embassy. Faaaancy schmancy. I’m really excited even though I’ll probably be the only person that doesn’t speak any French. Oh sorry, I can say “Bon jour, je m’apelle Erin.” In a really horrendous non-accent. And then I’m done. It’s a wine…

garlic mashed potatoes and three bean salad

I’m giving you two sides in one post! Therefore, it seems only appropriate to talk about the debate. I know it was a few days ago, but I wanted to give people time to simmer down a bit. I am, admittedly, somewhat politically unaware. But I did watch the debate and I have several observations….

bruschetta

Things I’ve learned in the kitchen recently: 1) A jumbled plate of zucchini casserole, a plain black bean burger sans bun, and tomato slices does not a dinner make. 2) Using unbleached all purpose flour in a recipe for French bread that specifically calls for bread flour? Bad idea. A big chunk went in the trash can after…

confetti quinoa salad

It’s almost summa summa summatime! So exciting. BUT one of the only bad things about this season is that the job search must begin. I cannot wait until the day when I don’t have to get a minimum wage summer job. It would be helpful if I knew what my summer class schedule was, so…