Holy moly (in Andy’s words). What a long ass recipe title and what a weekend. If you followed along on Snapchat and Instagram, you know what I am talking about. If not, ummm, why aren’t you following along on, like, the one weekend a year I go out with my gal pals???? I understand. I am sure you live a more exciting life than me so you didn’t want to see all the over drinking and over eating I did all weekend long in my beautiful Chi town. (Recap post coming soon). [Read more…]
What do you guys do when your hypothetical well runs dry? (FYI I really wanted to use the word hyperbolic there but thought that Mike, my English teacher husband/editor in chief would totally laugh at me trying to sound like a smarty pants but totally getting it wrong). When you need a recharge or regroup, what do you guys do? Normally every two weeks, I hit up the nail salon for a little no chip manicure. Just an hour away from the day to day juggle seems to clear my head and fix a bad mood. This month, that is not really doing the trick. So, I need new ideas. [Read more…]
If I think back to my childhood, I can remember my mom rolling out kolaczki. I can remember coming home from school to beef stew cooling on the stove. I remember getting to lick the mashed potato beaters before a big holiday dinner. I can also remember my mom giving me free reign of the hand mixer to help out with a batch of chocolate chip cookies. Um, PS, dough and flour went everywhere. Yeah, don’t worry Mom, I didn’t forget that fun fact.
Ok, I am going to make this little pre-recipe schpeel short and sweet today because I just sat down to start typing and currently it is 9:21pm. Lately, I have been fighting a losing battle with my body to try and stay up past 10pm. I can normally function on little to no sleep, which bodes well for the parent of an almost two month old. But this time around with Jack, nuh uh. [Read more…]
You guys wanna know a secret? I friggen suck at meal planning. It is one thing to plan and shoot recipes for the site but when I have to be in charge of everyday life, I kiiiind of get a little uninspired. You see, Mike and I are in the midst of buckling down and budgeting for a house. As a part of that whole fun process, I have been trying to make a budget for groceries and stick to it. The key word there is trying. I even go so far as two write out the Monday through Friday meals in a little notebook I keep on my kitchen island. Sounds like I have my ish together, right? [Read more…]