Thanksgiving recap

November 27, 2011

By this point, I hope everyone is over that terrible (but worth it) way-too-full feeling.

I know that I skipped out on my mamaw’s chocolate eclair by the end of of it, and that’s saying something.

(One year I finished off my enormous Thanksgiving plate with a big hunk of eclair and then drank a big glass of milk. Milk?! … Let’s just go with “ouch.”) Read the rest of this entry »

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Happy (almost) Thanksgiving!

November 21, 2011

This year’s Thanksgiving holiday is special to me.

Partly because I missed spending it in NC with my fam last year.

Twas uncomfortably close to my thesis proposal defense.

(Don’t worry, I passed my actual thesis defense and have since graduated. Cupcakes were had.) Read the rest of this entry »


Flank steak with peanut butter noodles

November 20, 2011

Let’s call this branching out at home.

I’ve got an undeniable love for Thai food, but pretty much only eat it when I’m out to dinner.

Like my shrimp curry with snow peas, this dish was about me being adventurous (but being pretty darn sure that I would probably like it.)

I was excited when I saw this recipe on Pass the Sushi, one of my newer food blog crushes.

I love steak served on just about anything (or picking up entire filets and biting hunks at a time – let’s be real), and my husband has a special affinity for peanut flavoring in Thai food.  Read the rest of this entry »


French cooking class (part I)

November 12, 2011

When I was in Paris in 2005 (like I’ve been more than the once), I was in a lovely romantic haze.

My husband (then my boyfriend of 8 months) and I met there at the end of his European study abroad for about a week and a half.

We traveled from Paris to Nice to Bordeaux and back to Paris.

It. was. heaven.

While those were my shake-and-bake days my pre-foodie days, I appreciated everything we ate, from the simple baguettes and cheese to the croque monsieurs to the mussels in white wine sauce.  Read the rest of this entry »


Broccoli and cheddar soup

November 7, 2011

Me: Honey, do you think it’s cold enough for soup yet?

Dave: It depends on what day it is.

As infuriating of an answer that is for someone who already has her mind made up, it’s entirely accurate.

Florida this time of year is up and down. Down and up.

Today, for example.

It was supposed to be high of 80 and partly sunny.

(Turned out to be kind of raining and windy.)

Later this week it will dip back into the mid 60s.

It’s basically the bipolar weather of the southeast.  Read the rest of this entry »


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