Food + Wine

Seis de Mayo

Holy crap am I excited I get to use that pun.  I literally made mayonnaise…. on the sixth of May…

I’m hilarious, y’all.

Busy day, busy week, busy life, so this is a quick one.

When you’re mid-Pimento Cheese and you discover you’re out of mayonnaise, and all of your back-up items are in storage or on their way to storage, you first text your husband and find a way to blame him for being out of mayonnaise, he then offers to stop by and get you some because he’s going to the store anyway but you hate the fact that you know you have a jar of backup mayonnaise in the box labeled BACK-UP PANTRY, so you just make your own damn mayo.

I’m a special kind of stubborn, ya’ll.

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Fun

I’m basically a master mover

I feel like I’ve been ‘moving’ for two years.  And I kinda have… we’ve been editing our home, putting things in storage, renovating… and all of that was before we even had an end game or house on the market… then staging for house-sale (sold in a day, woot!), prepping for inspections and appraisals, moving more and more things into storage, editing more, and now we’re into the actual putting the final things into boxes to be actually moved out of this house and into the other.

*exhale*

And in this process, I’ve just gotten downright great at it.  I’ve also been able to finally prove to my husband why I have so many articles of clothing.

more on that soon.

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Food + Wine

Blondies watching their figure

Yo.  Hows’ you?  Good?  Awesome.  Ok.

So I make these killer Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies that everydamnbody loves.  Been makin’ ’em for years.  I’ve made them for birthdays, picnics, dinner parties… basically once someone tastes them, they get played on repeat.  And I don’t blame ’em.

They.  Are.  Amazing.

And why wouldn’t they be?  Butter, brown sugar, peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, extra salt, under-baked juuuust enough to be perfectly gooey in the center (when you’re paying attention and don’t over-bake them 🙄 ). Supreme sweet and salty yumminess.

They are simply dessert perfection.

But the other day I felt like trying to re-make the recipe for those of you who are vegan and/or gluten-free, or just plain want a sweet treat that is also kinda healthy for ya.

…or at least has healthy stuff in it 😉

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Greek (Inspired) Beef Skewers with Tzatziki and Israeli Couscous

I am convinced I was Greek in a past life.  I have always loved the food; and am fascinated by the people, the culture and the land.  I could live solely off of Spanakopita and Greek yogurt alone.

No, but really.

OK, maybe a lil Malagousia too.

Throughout all of my childhood, my family would go to the Greek Festival in the city and it was probably one of my most favorite things we ever did.  It was my first introduction to the culture, and although I now know the food there isn’t exactly what it should be… the memories I have of it will never weaken.

Once I entered into momhood and we began to cook at home more than go out, Greek food was something I had to learn how to make myself if I wanted to eat it… along with everything else I loved (’tis why this here blog was started, yeah?).

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Avocado Tuna Salad with Egg and Dill

I know I’m jumping the gun a bit on this recipe… I know it just became Spring and not at all Summer, but this is the lunch I’ve been making myself almost every day for the past couple of weeks.  If you have a summer garden, maybe you’ll be growing your own cucumbers and dill, but for now… as busy as I am… I’m thankful I can stop by a giant grocery store in my sweaty-and-soon-to-become-dusty workout clothes and grab whatever the hell I want!

This is my fresh and healthier take on classic tuna salad.  I’m not a mayo person (most of you know that by now), and even though I can still appreciate and enjoy the classic version of tuna salad made with celery, salt, pepper and mayo (juuuust enough to bind it together), this salad is a 130% improvement for me.

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Fun

Cabin Fever Fighters: Family Fun At Home … and me on the tv!

Heeeeeey y’all!!  How’s you?  I feel like every time I’m able to publish something here, I start the post with something along the lines of:

‘holy crap I’ve never been so busy in my entire life…’

And that’s pretty much still the case.  Except the ‘busy’ I thought I was before is laughable now.  Lots of fun things coming up soon that I’m not quite able to announce yet, but life is definitely busier than ever!!  And with Spring Break coming up, I wanted to share some fun ideas for what to do with the youngins if you happen to find yourself stuck indoors.  The weather has been a little poopy lately, so if I were you, I’d save all this for those potential rainy days when school is out and your hair is just about to be 😉

I’ll be on FOX Charlotte Tuesday morning (tomorrow!!!), March 27 around 8:45 am, showing all these products… so make sure you tune in!

But per usual, here’s the more detailed version of what you’ll be seeing on air, and something to use as a guide while you watch!…

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