cooking with ziplock

Last Thursday was a busy day for me in the kitchen. Morgan and her BF visited us this weekend to celebrate her birthday, so I wanted to make her a cookie cake so that we could sing. I put the dough together on Thursday morning, with plans to bake it on Friday. Refrigerating the dough…

butternut squash and couscous stew

I think I had lost sight of how ridiculous group fitness music was until the other night when I was in a Body Attack class and we warmed up to a techno remix of “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” I later told the GS this and he told me HE’S NEVER HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE. Mind….

zucchini lemon bars

So a few weeks ago before school started I got extremely ill. Like the way you get really awful flu/cold symptoms in the middle of winter, except it was August and so I couldn’t really tell if my hot flashes were hot flashes or a sign to stop pinching pennies and actually turn on the…

vegetable paninis

I’m hoping that by posting now everyone has had sufficient time to watch the premiere of The Bachelor, if you couldn’t catch it live. The first episode of the season is always the best, and sometimes the only one I watch. By “sometimes”, I mean never. If I see the first one I’m committed. The…

pumpkin cookies with dark chocolate and craisins

I’ve realized that my life has been too wrapped up in school when it’s mid-October and I have yet to even think about a Halloween costume. If you know me, you know this is a tragic state of affairs. I LOOOOVE Halloween. I’m freakishly competitive about things that don’t matter,┬áso I always come up with…

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…

butternut squash risotto with shrimp

Let’s talk risotto. Like bread pudding, I had never made nor eaten it before. But I’ve watched Giada make it a million times and decided I had the technique down. If Rice and Risotto are two kids you babysit for, Rice is the one that you can stick in front of a movie with a…

quinoa mac and cheese

I decided I’m an old woman trapped in a 22 year old’s body. Proof: Yesterday I went for a long run, and by the end I was stopping not because I was tired, but because I could feel my ankles caving in. I own a matching pajama set. That my mom gave me. That I…

spaghetti squash

Thursdays are my favorite day. It’s the only day of the week when I don’t have to go to Towson. I sleep in (until 8:30 am.. wild), stay in my pajamas all day, do laundry, get homework done, and get to watch Live with Kelly! All very exciting. Does anyone else think NPH should be…

ratatouille

Forgive me Sheila, for I have sinned. It has been 5 days since my last mug cake blog post. I had a surprise visit from my friend Connor who has been living in Thailand, who came home for two weeks because of the flooding in Bangkok. So exciting! Connor’s visit, not the flooding. Then I…