eggplant burrata bruschetta

I saw something very offensive in a grocery store in DC a few weeks ago.   WHY in the middle of summer is my only option for basil a few old leaves in a plastic container?! I was furious. This is more like it. A+, Wegmans. I was able to work from home in Camillus…

chicken burrito bowl

I’ve done several stupid things recently. When I found out I was going to be working from home, I figured all I would need is a laptop and I could just carry it around the house and work from wherever. Uhh, not so much. I have so much crap already. And by ‘crap,’ I mean…

guest post: tuscan rib-eye steak

I am SO excited to announce that I have a guest blogger on Spill the Beans today. This makes the whole blogging thing feel very legit. My special guest is Jay, whom I have known forever and ever because our families used to vacation together. Actually, we still vacation together, but sometimes Jay is too…

grilled shrimp tacos

Happy Belated Mother’s Day! I have so many wonderful moms in my life, but I especially love the one who physically gave birth to me. I’m glad I was able to spend the day with her. Or, most of the day. Mother’s Day is the only time of the year where women are allowed to tee off…

grilled salmon

Back to the grind, post Labor Day Weekend fun. As a birthday present to myself, I took my first paid vacation day EVER on Friday, and headed to camp after work on Thursday. I had two IPAs and Kevin gave me a baseball card with his face on it so it was a pretty solid…

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…

linguine w/ avocado arugula pesto

First of all, I passed my big test. Hooray! It was quite an ordeal but I got through it, got slightly drunk, and aggressively threw my study guide in the trash. Over it. I rewarded myself with some serious Kindle time in front of my building on Sunday (latest read- Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau,…

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…

ultimate egg salad

I’ve been struggling with blogging lately. Apparently so has Sheila..? When I was living in Baltimore I would make things that served 4 or 6, send leftovers with the GS and have it 1 or 2 days myself. Now, it’ s just me. No friends or boyfriends or classmates to pawn food off on. So…

blackened tuna with avocado salsa

It’s the last supper. At my house in Baltimore, that is. And yes, I only lived at this particular house for a year. But we had GRANITE. Allow me a moment to grieve. I knew I was meant to cook here one last time when I went to the grocery store and the wild caught tuna…