17 Bean and Barley Soup


I think it can happen to anyone. I wouldn’t call it a BAD thing. I just think it’s common and we shouldn’t read too much into it. Or judge. To my face. I bought a bag of dried mixed beans soup thingy from Trader Joe’s. Uh huh, the one with the instructions printed on the […]

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Jack-o-Lanterns…with FRUIT?


Aaaah, the carving season is among us, my friends. Night after night, neighborhood front porches twinkle with glowing faces of doom. Some are scary. Some are funny. And some are…well, kinda jank if you ask me. This Halloween, if you’re bored to the bone with carving pumpkins, grab some fruits and veggies and exercise your […]

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Sardine and Arugula Crostini


Okay, before you read the title of this post, break out into a clammy sweat and lunge for the browser exit, hear me out! I’m betting that if you’re like most homo sapiens, the thought of eating sardines out of a tin can is equivalent to being tarred and feathered in the middle of the […]

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Indian-Spiced Braised Chicken


I remember it like it was yesterday. But it was many, MANY moons ago when bestie Laura surprised me with a subscription to the super cute pocket-sized Martha Stewart magazine, Everyday Food. I remember the day the first issue arrived in the mail. I jumped around in our basement apartment living room for exactly 15 […]

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Grilled Artichokes


This weekend was definitely one for the books. Like, every single one of the books. I had the pleasure of hosting the incredibly talented Helene Dujardin in my home. She. is. so. much. fun. you. guys. We drank wine, we cooked, we watched mystery shows on tv, we took pictures, we went out to dinner […]

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House Guest


I just gotta tell ya, I have a pretty cool house guest this weekend. She’s French. She’s fun. She KILLS it behind the lens. I’m talking about Helene Dujardin, you guys! That. Is. Right. I have finally met someone who can OUT TALK me. This is big. And a wee bit frightening. She’s holding 2 […]

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Chicken Sausage Tacos with Cilantro-Yogurt Sauce


I’m not exactly sure what happened here. It’s not Mexican food. It’s not Greek food. It’s…well….. It all started like this: Me to Aaron, “Hey, do you want some chicken sausage tacos for dinner tomorrow night? We’ve never done that before.” Aaron, “Yeah, but instead of a tortilla, maybe use pita bread?” Me, “I guess…but […]

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Little Taste of Fall


My husband is watching Tron Legacy, which obviously means I’m left scratching my armpits. So, I thought I’d show you a picture of what’s going on in our front yard. This is our dogwood tree, in all its fall glory. It is SO gorgeous on our street right now. Various tones of golds, browns, reds, […]

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Southwestern Stuffed Spaghetti Squash


I remember the first time someone told me about spaghetti squash, and I was all, “No way, dude. There’s just no way squash does that. ” And they were like, “Yes it does! You stick a fork in it and it gets all wrinkly like spaghetti.” And I was like, “Do whaaaaaa? You stick the […]

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