Cheersing to…


it’s been a week, no? let’s find more good in it. 1. This video is the reason I brought this series back. I think we could all use a pep talk. I think, right now, especially right now, we should all ask ourselves, “how you living?” 2. Because I really miss #44 3. An American becoming a royal….

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Savory Pumpkin Hummus

let’s level set on this one. This didn’t go as smoothly as I’d hoped. Literally, because my nutribullet blade decided to pack up and run away from me the minute I needed him. I found all the other parts of the blender right where I had left them – in the cabinet above my fridge…

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Toasted Pecan, Honey, Apple Crostinis

My sister has her Christmas tree up. I still have my bikinis and jean shorts on the ready. The last few months have been a whirlwind. This is the first weekend I’ve had in Chicago since mid-August. But it’s not that. I’m in some time warp – I keep waiting for April to show up….

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Amalfi Coast, Pt. 2 – Sorrento

OK. So let’s talk about the food. In Italy, the food itself is a love language. Here are some can’t miss highlights. The first night we ate at Ristorante L’Antica Trattoria which was like a secret garden down an unassuming alleyway in the center of town. Upon on our arrival, our table wasn’t ready quite yet – so…

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Amalfi Coast, Pt. 1 – Sorrento

Ciao, bella. <—- nope, i couldn’t think of a cornier line to kick off this post. I know I said I was coming back. But then two weeks after I said that, I left on a trip and I haven’t been home a full week since. And I love it. It’s been a whirlwind of…

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Melon Arugula Salad with Pecans

Sometimes you just need some bright and beautiful. It’s august. Where has the time gone? I find myself clinging to summer like it’s that last day of vacation and the sun is falling down on the horizon but if you stand there and stare at it, maybe it’ll last just one moment longer. Don’t come…

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Roasted Mediterranean Cauliflower

Well let’s get on with it, shall we darling? (read this for a vague post about why i’ve been away) I can’t imagine a dish better suited to be my comeback kid than this one. I’ve been pretty veggie-loving recently. I find them so flavorful – those colorful roasted carrots or grilled zucchini – cauliflower…

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