mediterranean chickpea salad

I’ve been doing yoga for about a year now. I like it. I’ve gotten more flexible, better balance, core strength, etc. And I’ve noticed a difference in my other workouts since I started. One thing I haven’t improved on even a little bit, though, is relaxing. Let alone meditating. My wheels are always turning. I’ve…

broccoli bites

What a wonderful week it has been so far in Syracuse. The weather is beautiful, Kevin is loving that I’m home (when he’s not in school or more interested in YouTube videos about origami), and I’ve been to Marshalls twice. Success. On Monday I had a doctor’s appointment downtown, so I brought quarters with me…

spanakopita meatballs & other super bowl party foods!

I’m on cloud 9. I just spent 4 hours in my kitchen. I enjoy watching football, but I’ll be honest and admit that I’m more attracted to the food and commercials the Super Bowl has to offer. And that last night Kelly and I spent 15 minutes giggling at a YouTube video of last year’s…

cheesy potatoes

Hello friends. Like Sheila, I am also experiencing a week in isolation. I came back to Salty Balty for our alumni weekend, but my classes don’t actually start until next Monday. So this week while Molly and Kelly are at work during the day, I’m sleeping for 12 hours a night, drinking too much coffee,…

pretzel jello

Okay, hold it right there, non-believers. “Pretzel jello?!? That’s the most disgusting thing I’ve ever heard.” Guess what, Sheila? You’re wrong. It’s delicious. This is a year-round dish. It’s camp food, it’s  a Thanksgiving staple, random Tuesday night when I’m in the mood… It fit right in with the the 45 pounds of turkey, mashed…

spicy garlicky green beans

Sometimes (almost all the time), Sheila and I accidentally match outfits. I think one of the best was when we met up over Thanksgiving break during our freshman year of college and we were both wearing jeans, chestnut uggs, and green and white striped rugby shirts. And then had to walk around the mall together like…

summer vegetable gratin

Every blog I read has been complaining about the abundance of zucchini and other delicious summer vegetables. Behind my house, there is a parking pad. Not a garden. So that “problem” is not one I’m faced with. Rather, I intentionally purchase these vegetables from the grocery store and look for things to make with them….

zucchini casserole

Today was a rough day. I started orientation and it was beyond stressful and intimidating. I can be really sarcastic and snarky, but I also have an excited/peppy side of my personality that served me well in my thre years as an orientation leader at Loyola. The people at Towson did not possess this quality….

camp food- part 3

For the final installment of camp food I chose the dish that most embodies what camp is all about: chicken wing dip. This is the ultimate happy hour food, but I have also been known to eat it for lunch or dinner. Or make a single serving (cut the recipe in half) and eat it…