italy travels: venice and florence

So, here it is! The reason things have been so awfully quiet around here lately. Ben and I marked...more

Farmer’s Market Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes, Grilled Crostini and Burrata

(Italy posts are coming later this week. Stay tuned!) ...more


I apologize for the silence around these parts lately. We recently enjoyed an extended vacation traveling around Italy, hence the lack of updates here. Now we are back home for just a bit before heading out on another adventure ....more

Andrew’s Outer Space Birthday Party

Another year has flown by and at this point, I’ve stopped even trying to comprehend where the time is going. Our boy is seven. SEVEN! ...more

Grilled Shrimp and Veggie Quinoa Bowls with Garlic Mojo

The first time I made this meal, I had no intention of it becoming a “thing”. As most bowl meals are, it was a throw together affair of random components based on what we had in the fridge and what sounded good on a night when I had little inspiration. However, as soon as we tasted it all together, we knew it definitely needed to become a thing ....more

Veggie Tacos with Roasted Poblano, Zucchini and Corn

I had every intention of sharing this recipe yesterday, but a little thing called Orange is the New Black had me thoroughly distracted. However, we have now completed the season so I can move on with my life until next June, and focus on other important things such as extremely excellent veggie tacos. (Feel free to start a spoiler thread in the comments to discuss if you have watched!) My man (in the “I adore his restaurants and wish we were great friends and neighbors” sense) Rick Bayless recently released a new cookbook and you better believe I bought it at the first opportunity ....more

Creamy Peanut Butter Sauce

Hey, I’m back! Sorry...more

things i’m loving: june edition

Oh my goodness, are we ever overdue for a Things I’m Loving! I try to wait until I have enough things that I legitimately love worth telling you about, but this time I think I waited too long. There is just so much to tell you about! ...more

Strawberry Pretzel Ice Cream Pie

Oh goodness, how I wish I had made this pie prior to last weekend so that you all could have enjoyed it over the holiday. However, it was only because of the long weekend that I actually had time/energy to make this and therefore, the ability to share it with you. Such is life....more

Grilled Tequila Chicken Salad with Avocado, Orange and Pepitas

Our life in food for the month of May can be pretty much summed up as: Salads. Grilled things. Mexican food ....more