Giada’s Green (and GOOD) Carbonara and Some Olive Oil Adventures

First, I’m going to torture you with stories of my day.  Then I’ll point you towards super delicious food.  It looks like this: But before I get to the food… It was a nice day today.  I had a short to-do list, which I thought would guarantee a completed list and a sense of well-being…

Chalkboard Countertops

We recently had our master bathroom professionally remodeled, which was amazing.  Really amazing.  When someone says the demo in your bathroom was the worst they’ve seen in 15+ years of construction, you say, “Thanks for being here!” and count your lucky stars you weren’t doing the demo yourself.  Someday soon, when I master the use of a…

Really Good Burritos + Too Many Options

Most days, I have a very clear plan between baby naps and errands and stuff that has to be done by the end of that day no matter what.  Today is not like that. Today, I have a million projects that I could do, but there isn’t a single project that I really have to…

Turquoise Trash Treasures

We take our trash to a county dump because we’re cool like that.  Or because we live in the country, and that’s just how trash works here.  Either way, we always see some stuff at the side of the dump that was pulled out by the guys who manage the dump.  It’s stuff (usually furniture)…

Chicken Andouille Stir-Fry with Orange Jalapeno Glaze

This dish is for reals.  Last night, I dove into one of my newest cookbooks–Tupelo Honey Cafe: Spirited Recipes from Asheville’s New South Kitchen.  Scott and I have eaten some of the most delicious pancakes of my life at the Tupelo Honey Cafe.  As it turns out, they also know how to make delicious non-brunch…

Frozen Yogurt: Where Have You Been All My Life?

Okay, I’m not talking about frozen yogurt from a frozen yogurt store.  I’m talking about actual Greek Yogurt that I put into the freezer with delicious stuff mixed in/on top.  And it’s good.  Roomie said it’s better than ice cream.  I’m not willing to go quite that far, but I do like it as a…

Ryan’s Protein Balls

This recipe found its way to  me by email several months ago.  It belongs to a friend of a friend of Scott, so it’s Ryan’s delicious, super easy recipe.  And I tip my hat to him in gratitude. These have been a consistent part of our snack rotation since I first made them a few months…