seared salmon with forbidden rice

My little buddy Kev is sick! They think he might have mono. Instead of being a cliche big sister and making the “who have you been kissing??” joke, I made a more productive suggestion for all this school time he’s missing. So rude. Luckily now I have a NEW BROTHER (in-law) who returned from his…

lightened up hash browns

…for dinner. At least for me it was dinner. I almost never eat eggs for breakfast, but I would say I do eggs for dinner at least 2-3 nights a week. Omelette, sunny side up over sauteed spinach, or two fried eggs with toast and a bowl of peas. Oh, is that last one not…

corn & poblano wrap

This is not an adequate title for all the lovely things in this wrap. It is, however, what the Real Deal Deli in Dedham, MA called the wrap which inspired this creation. I had this for lunch one day about a month ago when I was training in Massachusetts and I loooooved it. It’s always…

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…

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…

broccoli parmesan stuffed chicken

Less than four weeks until graduation. Four weeks baby. FOUR WEEKS! (Name that show.) It’s hard to believe that this whole blog shenanigan lasted the entire time I was in grad school. I’m hoping that with my move back to Baltimore I’ll be posting more often because: 1) I’ll have friends to cook for. Okay,…

white bean and arugula stew

I know what you’re thinking. Can you make anything other than soup? No. This weather is just friggin’ freezing and I have no interest in foods that aren’t steamy and comforting. The GS came into town last weekend and we made a fancy surf’n’turf dinner. One swordfish steak and one hanger steak, split. Talk about…

croque madame, but not really

Something exciting went down this week! I finally filmed my Body Attack video to finish my certification! You thought I was giving you a link to the video, didn’t you? Chyea right. Embarrassing. Basically I had to film myself teaching an entire class to at least five people. I asked all of my coworkers to come and…

beef & barley stew

Another round of frozen soup to warm your soul! This whole freezer meal thing came at a very opportune time because unfortunately the GS broke his hand last weekend, and is having surgery this week. I went down to visit this weekend (with about 15 pounds of frozen soup in tow) and his hand legitimately…