Shrimp Boil


shrimp. boil. i sometimes day dream entertaining as norman rockwell photos. you know the thanksgiving one? how everyone looks like jolly joe and the hostess is placing the turkey so elegantly in the middle of the table? that’s how i picture meals all the time. but then the reality is that placing the turkey in…

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strawberry mint ricotta crostinis


look. i know. so what if it’s the end of summer and everyone is all “pulled pork. flannel. pumpkins pice lattes.” i just want to hoard summer. i want to pile it up in my sandbox of an apartment and never leave. yes, i’m watching hoarders. stop judging. it’s educational. and stuff. also i can’t…

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bacon wrapped dates with goat cheese and walnuts


you know those people who are just chill, and laid back and just cool? i am not that. i have a better chance of being oprah freaking winfrey than that. my friend helen is like that. and she’s moving away. which is weird, because i haven’t really processed it yet. you know when something sad…

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skinny seven layer dip


you made your bed, and now you have to lie in it. such an irritating saying. like, thank you aristotle. it’s almost as bad as “everything happens for a reason.” well yes, but it might be for a really stupid reason. so i’m doing that now. and lying in it feels like the morning after…

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pasta salad with balsamic vinaigrette


these supermooons are really messing with my mojo. yes, i have mojo. i say mojo. you guys. i’ve studied this. this full moon business is at least as real as scientology. (which sidenote- has anyone seen leah remini’s reality show. i mean king of queens to TLC – makes true tori look like an upgrade)….

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4th of july things.


guys. It feels like christmas morning. tonight, i’ll be heading up to my version of disney world – the lake. the 4th is a big deal in my life. it seems to become an even bigger deal every year as my friends and i have busier schedules, less vacation time, more weddings, more obligations. but…

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