Gravy Q&A

I'm fairly certain that if I had to be a food, I'd like to be a potato. One second they're down home, cuddly, buttery and the next they're glammed up and sliced thin, trying to be cool with prosciutto and parmesan. But I mean, at the end of the day, potatoes are just keeping it real and staying french fries at heart. Anyways, totally get it if you stop reading this blog now, but as a potato in a human body I would…


Black Bean Enchiladas

Ironic as it might be, my husband is a picky eater. He makes up for it in good looks and sweet demeanor, but the truth is that he'd probably rather have Domino's pizza than most of my recipes. It's a truth I've come to terms with. I try not to tie my self worth to the facial expression following his first bite. I'll give credit where it's due, we had spicy coconut curry chili yesterday for lunch with al dente vegetables…

Amy Adams as "Julie Powell" in Columbia Pictures' Julie & Julia.

10 Ways To Make a Complete Disaster of a Dinner Party

Since the age of five or so, I've loved the idea of hosting people in my home. Around age six, my dad built a play house in our backyard. He let me decorate it all myself. Side note, at the time I thought a handprint animal wall was all the rage, but that aside, I'm pretty certain I was the only first grader in my class keeping a "favorite recipes" binder and cutting pictures out of Martha living to inspire the…

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Bridesmaid Gifts from Plum Pretty Sugar

So, I've officially lived in LA for two weeks, and despite my best efforts, I'm still not Lauren Conrad... I browsed LC's "What I Gave My Bridesmaids" blog post shortly after her wedding and fell in love with the PJ's from Plum Pretty Sugar she gave her gals to get ready in. I knew I wanted my girlfriends to have something cute and comfortable to spend the day in, ummm, how cute are these???  Plum Pretty Sugar was kind enough…


Our Favorite Salad Dressing (Whole 30 Approved!)

  Here's a recipe for one of our staple salad dressings during our Whole 30! It's really fresh, incredibly creamy, totally "clean" and full of healthy fats and antioxidants. Yum Yum! Ps. I like to make a big batch like the one pictured above and keep it in the fridge for quick salads. XO   [yumprint-recipe id='14']