lasagna soup

lasagna soup

i’ve been suffering through another bout of insomnia lately and am a bit more scattered than usual, but i promise that i meant to say that. yes, lasagna soup. i mentioned the idea to the boyfriend several months ago and he looked at me like he thought i’d gone mad. i’ve since realised that that’s the … Continue reading

boxty in the pan

boxty in the pan

boxty on the griddle, boxty in the pan, if you can’t make boxty, you’ll never get a man. while on the hunt to find an easy irish recipe to make for saint patrick’s day, i came across boxty.. a traditional irish potato pancake. boxty consists of a mixture of mashed and grated raw potatoes that … Continue reading

madeleines

i’m the type of traveler who stocks up on food while away. i’ve never understood why people spend their hard-earned money on art or knock-off purses when they could fill their bags with fancy mustards, biscuits, or olive oils from places they’ve visited.. just as i’m convinced they all think i’m a nutter for making … Continue reading

chicken taco salad

chicken taco salad

let me begin by issuing a warning to anyone who’s known me for a long time.. you’re about to read something shocking. so shocking that you may just fall to the ground and lapse into a coma. it might be a good idea to lay down before continuing reading this post. are you ready? one day … Continue reading

pulled pork

pulled pork

ooooooh man, i love me some pulled pork! i’ve never made it before and decided to try this healther version found on skinnytaste (link below). super easy (hello crockpot!) and the smell while cooking was delicious. i’ve also learned that using pork tenderloin for shredding is a lot easier (and less frustrating!) than chicken breasts. … Continue reading

warm mushroom salad

warm mushroom salad

i’m of the belief that the world is full of two kinds of people. people who love mushrooms, and people who detest them. i’m part of the fungus loving group, while the boyfriend would rather eat cat fur than go near mushrooms. he’s allergic to cats, so that should tell you something. unfortunately, this means … Continue reading

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chicken piccata

my step-mom, debby, turned the big 6-0 on december 1st. to help her celebrate, we invited her, my dad and my aunt liz over for a late lunch (which ended up being dinner). here she is sipping prosecco through a fun straw from a ‘redneck goblet’.. keeping it classy! i should also mention that my … Continue reading

sunday brunch

sunday brunch

it’s the last sunday of the year (!!) and i decided it would be perfect to wake the boyfriend up with a cup of coffee and then go about making a dish i originally planned to make on boxing day but didn’t. the recipe, called country french omelet, by ina garten looked easy enough to … Continue reading