[ RECIPE ] This meal was to. die. for. When I spotted the scallops in Trader Joes, I knew I had to have them. I’ve never made scallops before, but with the help of this recipe, I learned hoe simple it really was. Add in the much needed carbs (some farfalle) and a veggie (broccoli) and this was the perfect filling meal. Couldn’t ask for … Continue reading SOMETHING NEW: lemon butter scallops with broccoli and farfalle
Philadelphia is such a diverse city with all different types of neighborhoods. I felt like I could turn the corner and be in a completely different area! I had so much fun exploring the city. Unfortunately, because it was so cold this weekend, more of our time was spent in the car than walking, but I tried to see as much as possible. One of … Continue reading TRAVELER IN: philadelphia
[ Snickerdoodle Cookies ] I think I’m beginning to like to bake. No, seriously. Sound the alarms. It’s not that I didn’t know how to bake before, I’ve just never wanted to try. And to celebrate my boyfriend passing the first CFA (!!!), I knew I wanted to surprise him with something a little sweet. One of my resolutions this year was to find new hobbies … Continue reading SOMETHING NEW: snickerdoodle cookies
[ saltine toffee | roasted shrimp | cheese plate ] For New Years Eve, we celebrated by making lots of appetizers and drinking much too champagne. My mom had a little shinding at my family’s house and I made (and ate!) the food. A few days before, I crafted my cheese/charcuterie plate. I went to Trader Joe’s and sorted through their endless supplies of cheeses – I grabbed some brie, gouda, … Continue reading SOMETHING FUN: celebrate appetizer-style
Cutout Cookies 1 pound of butter 4 eggs 2 cups sugar 1 tsp baking soda 6 cups flour 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp salt The tricky things with cutout is that you prep the dough in advance. After combining all of the ingredients with a mixer, put it right into the fridge (or a freezer if you’re crunched on time)! The colder the dough, the … Continue reading SOMETHING OLD: cutout cookies
[ Cookies & Cream Cookies ] My boyfriend has the biggest sweet tooth in the entire world. He’s always craving something whether it’s sour patch kids, Uno’s skillet cookie, or an entire package of Oreos. So when I came across this recipe, I knew I’d have to try out this Oreo creation. And let’s just say these bad boys did not fail to impress. Crushed Oreo flour … Continue reading SOMETHING NEW: cookies & cream cookies
Hello, hello! Hope everyone has had a great weekend. The New England autumn we’ve had so far has been beyond nice and I can’t help but hope it stays this way. (But being realistic I know this can’t be good for winter.) My boyfriend’s birthday was this weekend, along with a fun WIB Conference at Holy Cross. What fun shenanigans did you get yourself into … Continue reading I’m Feelin’ Myself: November Pinterest Finds
Hey everyone! I hope you all had fantastic weekends, even if you had to put up with a bit of crummy, humid weather like I did. I’ve had a mental countdown to one of my favorite things ever that is next weekend all summer – can you take a guess what it is? I’ll fill you all in next week. One of my favorite … Continue reading Let the rain fall down, I’m coming clean.
Happy Fourth of July weekend, everyone! I hope you all had tons of fun with family and friends, barbecuing, day drinking, and staying safe. My Fourth of July was celebrated right where the Pilgrims themselves landed – Plymouth! During the day, I went to a local beach in Manomet. It was a bit chilly, but my friends and I made the most of it. The … Continue reading she was an american girl, raised on promises.
It’s finally summer! I hope you all had a great Father’s day, possibly donning Lilly for the occasion. After my first real week of work, I can’t even begin to explain how much I appreciated my coffee-netflix mornings. My favorite initial cup I found cheap at Target. I’ve been watching the new season of Orange is the New Black, but I’m not sure how I … Continue reading dressed up, got my heart messed up, you got yours & i got mine.