watermelon feta and mint salad

watermelon, mint and feta salad

It’s been extra challenging lately to strong-arm our garbage out to the garbage bins downstairs—and I blame watermelon. Three girls, plus three (large) weekly watermelons (and the heavy rinds that go along with them) equals a heavy Hefty bag—and usually, more watermelon than we know what to do with. Seriously, if you’re hungry and in…

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fresh summer pasta recipe

farmer’s market pasta

I am a pasta die-hard, through and through. Give me a big bowl (completely smothered in parmigiano-reggiano cheese, please) and I am a happy girl. Even I have to admit, however, that sometimes, in the heat of summer, a steamy bowl of saucy pasta just doesn’t feel right. But give up my beloved pasta? Never—that would practically…

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recipe-for-spinach-and-artichoke-dip-pizza

spinach and artichoke dip pizza

I’m going to go out on a limb and say this is the recipe you never knew you needed…until now. At least that was the case for me—it wasn’t until I was out to dinner Friday night and has a slice of spinach and artichoke dip PIZZA that I was like, “Wait a minute. Wait. A….

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cheesy-egg-in-a-frame-recipe

eggs in a frame

If you’re looking for your new favorite weekend breakfast dish, look no further than eggs in a frame. I can’t even take credit for this dish—I’ve had this for as long as I can remember every time I’ve slept over my roommate’s parent’s house—it’s her Dad’s signature breakfast dish. I knew I wanted to try…

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lobster-pasta-recipe

blistered tomato and lobster pasta

This pasta is one of the most faux-fancy dishes ever. I mean, it looks a bit fancy, right? And it has lobster in it so it sounds fancy, right? Only it’s super simply, super flavorful and a great reason to eat pasta every day of the week for lunch and dinner (as if you needed an excuse)….

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recipe-for-vanilla-madelines-with-berry-compote-and-whipped-cream

vanilla madeleines with berry compote

Sometimes, you just want to treat yourself to dessert. I’m not talking about a few spoonfuls from your favorite Ben & Jerry’s container—I’m talking about real, true dessert. The kind you’d treat yourself to once every month or so while at your favorite restaurant. Only you can make these madeleines from home, which is a…

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beet-fennel-and-blood-orange-salad-with-goat-cheese

blood orange, beet and fennel salad

    I almost feel like a fraud giving you a “recipe” for this salad. It’s one of those crazy-easy concoctions that you literally cannot mess up…no measurements, no fancy ingredients, no tough techniques. Just simple, good ingredients coming together in a healthy, quick, flavorful salad recipe. What more could you want, right?!   This…

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winter-squash-and-kale-salad

winter squash kale salad with pomegranate and toasted barley

    Happy 2015, you guys! Two weeks off from work was heavenly, but it really did a number on my routine…I feel like everything—healthy eating, working out, even blogging—falls out of wack without the (sometimes mundane) structure of work, so I’m looking forward to get back into the swing of things beginning this week,…

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recipe-for-wine-braised-short-ribs

wine braised short ribs with truffle mashed potatoes

    The holiday season is all about entertaining—which, let’s face it, can get stressful. You want to pull out all the stops when company swings by, but often that comes at the cost of your sanity. Wouldn’t it be great to find a recipe that was both impressive and delicious while also being a piece of…

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wine-and-cheese-party-menu

wine and cheese party with le creuset

    Hi guys—long time no see! I wish I could say I’ve been missing from these parts because I’ve been traveling or doing something especially awesome, but I’ve just been working. A lot. I apologize for slacking, but I promise I will try to show up more around here!   However, I did recently…

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