Berry Caprese Salad

If it is a bajillion degrees where you are, or even if it’s not, may I suggest this non-recipe? Throw some berries in a bowl, I like raspberries and blackberries. Add some grape tomatoes and chunks of fresh mozzarella. Sprinkle with fresh basil, then drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Dust with sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Toss together and enjoy. The … Continue reading Berry Caprese Salad

Secret Ingredient Mac n’ Cheese

Mac n’ cheese is one of my top comfort foods and it’s something that pretty much always sounds appealing. Whether it’s homemade or a box of Annie’s, I don’t discriminate. I love it all. I think some people get intimidated by homemade mac n’ cheese because of the roux, but it’s really quite simple. I do recommend that you buy blocks of cheese and shred … Continue reading Secret Ingredient Mac n’ Cheese

Dinner for two: Crispy Black Bean Tacos, Spicy Margs + Dessert

I may have just made a perfect meal. Possibly my new favorite meal?! And it’s vegetarian. Guys, this is a big deal. I cook a lot and there aren’t a lot of meals that I cook repeatedly. Mostly because I prefer to make new things so something has to be really freaking good to become a staple. I think this is staple worthy. Andrew agrees. … Continue reading Dinner for two: Crispy Black Bean Tacos, Spicy Margs + Dessert

Crispy Gnocchi with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Spinach

In the spirit of Sam Sifton of The New York Times Cooking, here’s a non-recipe recipe to inspire a quick dinner this week. Think crispy, chewy gnocchi paired with sun dried tomatoes and perfectly wilted spinach although, truth be told, I’ll probably skip the sun dried tomatoes in the remake. The dish pairs well with simple roasted broccoli making for a complete vegetarian meal that … Continue reading Crispy Gnocchi with Sun Dried Tomatoes & Spinach

No Bones About It – A House Update

Barring an unfortunate bureaucracy-induced tree removal and a broken window, the house renovation has been going pretty smoothly. And, honestly, thanks to my boyfriend, Andrew, even that hasn’t been too much of a hassle. There’s a lot to be said for the love of your life being an absolute powerhouse of support and positivity with an unmatched will to get shit done. Basically, he’s the … Continue reading No Bones About It – A House Update