Eats

Friday favorites: Hawaiian happiness

just wow. what an amazing week it’s been! i can’t believe today is our last full day here. there is so much to tell. and i completely intended to do some in-depth posts while i was here, but guess what: i have been too busy actually enjoying my vacation to write about it! i still hope to […]

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Atlanta Blizzard Cake

this cake looks pathetic, amiright? yeah, well it is a perfect metaphor for my #blizzard2016 experience. i wasn’t even thinking of making a post when i baked it. i was literally just baking a cake because my family is crazy and i didn’t feel like going to the store today and i knew in a […]

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Friday favorites: French toast for blizzards

as i sit writing from the comfort of my home in Atlanta, where it’s still in the mid-40s, i have a fire blazing inside and a cold, yet fully liquid, trickle of rain is gently pattering on my windowpanes and front porch. at this moment, i’ve got some mixed emotions about the big blizzard that […]

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November first: roasted pumpkin seeds

when life hands you jack-o-lanterns, what to do? duh. in our case this year, the jack-o-lanterns were only carved about 6 minutes before trick-or-treating started last night. but for some reason, even in the hectic rush to get out the door, i had the forethought to actually throw them in some tupperware so i could roast them […]

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wine Wednesday: beef bourguignon

as usual, i did this all totally wrong. or, i mean, as wrong as you can go with a delicious California red. a tinge of fall weather seemed to beg for something hearty to put in our bellies. i had some beef tips of some nature in the fridge. i had a bottle of red […]

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Sunday supper: mushroom chicken

y’all, it was gorgeous in Atlanta today — gorgeous! all clear skies and cool air. at least for the moment, it feels like fall has arrived. it got me in the mood for some soft, creamy comfort food. (also, it was finally cool enough to run for the first time in months, so i felt […]

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Sunday supper: lowcountry boil

for the last Sunday supper of the unofficial summer, i wanted to do something seasonally appropriate. i’m feeling like i’ve done so many variations of burgers and grilled chicken lately, i was bored to tears by that idea. we also have had kind of a crazy couple days and i really wanted something i could […]

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5 things i will not be packing for school lunch

i have extremely little to offer for today’s NaBloPoMo prompt, “What is/was your favourite thing to pack for school lunch?” as a child, i mostly ate school lunches. until i got to high school, when i mostly bought a Diet Coke, chewed some gum and saved my lunch money for cigarettes and Chanel lipsticks. it […]

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Friday favorites: into the woods!

in just a few hours, we’ll be heading to Tugaloo State Park with 4 other families for the weekend. 9 adults, 10 kids (omg, how did we get outnumbered??), 4 yurts and 2 pontoon boats for 2 nights of unlimited fun. we are so excited! the other 4 families are all neighbors or former neighbors. […]

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munch out on your lunch out: beach edition

even though we just bought like $1,000,000 worth of groceries for the week, when the kids said “let’s eat lunch out!” we couldn’t say no to a stroll up the beach to one of our favorite spots on Tybee Island. North Beach Bar & Grill is the quintessential beach bar, but with really good food. […]

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Sunday supper: gypsy chicken

so remember a couple weeks ago when i got that box of goodies from that nice lady in California? well the wine has been amazing, i mean like every single bottle i’ve cracked open. but there are still a few pantry items i haven’t yet gotten into. so tonight, bored with the same old 16 […]

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Friday favorites: blog shout-outs!

do y’all fight the urge to start like every third post with something along the lines of “OMG, things have been so crazy — sorry i haven’t posted so much lately!” i sure as hell do. Spy finally got home from his travels on Wednesday, so i’m hoping this weekend things will get more back […]

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Sunday supper: pesto-crusted salmon

wow. i think this might be the first actual meal i’ve cooked in something like 2 weeks! pasta and doctoring a pizza do not count. i totally loved the break, but getting back into a regular routine has been tough this week with Miss Girl being sick Monday and Tuesday (i totally blame her nose […]

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Colmar: fin de la route

our drive through wine country ended in Colmar, just 45 miles south of where we’d started our day on the Route des Vins. we all were a little sad that this was the last stop on our journey before heading back toward Paris the next day, and a final night at an airport hotel and […]

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munch out on your lunch out: Bellwoods Social House

this is a quick one. but so well worth a mention! i was out running errands on the Westside earlier this week. having dropped off all the dry cleaning, i looked around and wondered what i should do until my 2:00 meeting. Optimist? raw bar & martinis seemed extravagant by myself. i wasn’t exactly in the mood […]

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